Get Up and Go!
- Reader S Digest Magazine | Get Up and Go | Tue, Mar 13, 2012 1:45 PM EDT | CommentsNo time to stand over a pot making a hearty oatmeal breakfast? Skip the instant packets-these four easy techniques let you prep ahead and enjoy delicious oats with minimal fuss during the morning rush.
Delicious, healthy, and fast oatmeal.
OVERNIGHT OATS: Breakfast on the Go
Overnight oats are simply old fashioned, rolled oats that have "soaked up" any sort of liquid-usually yogurt, milk, or non-dairy milk-therefore eliminating the need to cook. This cross between a yogurt bowl, smoothie, and oatmeal is great for grabbing on your way out the door, because it's best eaten chilled or at room temperature. No microwave required.
The Recipe: For a single serving, Katherine Younger of katheats.com suggests placing ½ cup rolled oats and about 1 cup liquid (the general favorite is a mixture of yogurt and milk) in a jar, bowl, or container. Add in optional mix-ins like chopped fruit, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and honey and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, your oats will be thick, chewy, and ready...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | Get Up and Go | Mon, Mar 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT | CommentsThese TV news anchors make looking great (at dawn!) look easy. Here, they share their secrets and shortcuts so you, too, can be ready for your close-up.
By Kimberly A. Daly
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- Oprah.com | Get Up and Go | Mon, Mar 12, 2012 3:41 PM EDT | CommentsBy Monica Corcoran Harel
Photo: David Tsay
NAME: Rachel Huff
PROFESSION: Event coordinator at California State University Channel Islands
FAMILY: Husband Forrest A. Huff, and two children: Andie, 10, and Grant, 6
HOMETOWN: Camarillo, California
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It's 6:50 a.m., and the Huff household is in chaos. While mom Rachel coaxes her towheaded son Grant to get off the family computer ("One more minute," he's been saying since 6:30), husband Forrest fries eggs and corned beef hash for daughter Andie, who isn't even out of bed. "I don't want to be that mom who's always yelling, 'Come on!'" says Rachel, still wearing her penguin pajamas and now packing lunch boxes between gulps of tea.
Ideally, Rachel and the kids should be out the door by 7:15. Grant and Andie attend separate schools, which start at 7:45 and 8:30, respectively, and because there's no bus service in the area and her husband has to be at work earlier than she does, Mom is...Read More »
- Good Housekeeping | Get Up and Go | Wed, Mar 7, 2012 1:09 PM EST | Comments
By Keith Ablow, M.D....Read More »
Some years ago when I was chief resident in psychiatry at the New England Medical Center, I decided it was finally time to enter therapy myself. I was dating the woman who would later become my wife and I wanted to explore why I hadn't yet committed to her.
So I booked an appointment with a noted psychiatrist, about 10 miles from my home, and left early enough to get there on time. But 35 minutes later, I was lost amid curving backstreets - and already 15 minutes late.
I called the psychiatrist, apologized, and suggested we reschedule for another day. "Haven't you been avoiding therapy long enough?" he asked me.
I thought about it. Part of me wanted to dismiss the idea that my ambivalence could have turned me round and round until I was too late for my session. It seemed almost comical to think that I couldn't even commit to figuring out why I couldn't commit in a relationship. But I'd learned enough about the mind's defenses to know it was possible. It was
- From The Editors Of Runner's World | Get Up and Go | Tue, Mar 6, 2012 12:35 PM EST | CommentsFood Fight! In a battle of nutritional superstars, which options offer a healthier edge?
Food fight! Which superfoods offer a healthier edge?
As a health-savvy consumer, you try to toss nutrient-packed foods into your grocery cart. But when you're deciding between similar-seeming nutritious items (say, turkey or chicken?), you may not know the superior choice. "Food is your fuel," says Mitzi Dulan, R.D., co-author of The All-Pro Diet. "Selecting the most nutritious options will improve your diet and give you a competitive edge." While you can't go wrong eating both quinoa and brown rice, choosing the nutritional champ may give your running the boost it needs. In a healthy-food smackdown, here are our winning picks.
Free! Your Guide to Healthy Eating
STRAWBERRIES vs. BLUEBERRIES
The winner: Blueberries
Both are health all-stars, but a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported that blueberries (particularly wild ones) showed the most antioxidant activity of all the fruits tested. "These antioxidants help keep...Read More »
Super Grain Tip
Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?
More »Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?