- Fitness Magazine | Love Your Body | Mon, Nov 19, 2012 11:15 AM EST | CommentsBy Lauren Tumas
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How often do you get home too tired to cook, struggle with what to eat, and end up ordering takeout? We all know when hunger hits it's convenience over health that ultimately wins, so make it easy and be prepared. Stock up on these 10 staples and nix the takeout pizza. Just think of the money you'll save from not having to tip the pizza guy!
Hummus and Veggies
The Middle Eastern chickpea spread is an easy, protein-rich snack that fights hunger and balances blood sugar levels -- and a little goes a long way. Baked pita chips aren't the worst thing you can eat, but substituting some veggies can make a bigger impact than you think. "Hummus boosts energy because it contains iron, and red bell pepper slices are high in vitamin C, which helps to utilize and absorb the iron from the hummus," says holistic nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos, author of Must Have Been Something I Ate. Follow her easy recipe for plain hummus by throwing 1 can of chickpeas in a blender with a dash of...Read More »
- Betterhealthblog.com | Love Your Body | Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:12 AM EST | Comments
While there are numerous suggestions on how to get up in the morning to make your day most desirable, tips on how to achieve a good night's sleep are also equally important. Towards the end of the day, at night, we are meant to rest, relax, and let go off all the worries and anxieties that we carry whole day long. Nevertheless, we find it difficult to shake our minds from those unpleasant moments of the past. We tend to get stuck in past memories and future plans rather than focusing on the present time that is not meant for brain work.
A revitalized mind and reenergized body is essential for a healthy and happy life. The following are a few good tips that will help you sleep calmly throughout the night and let you recover bodily energy for yet another new day.
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- Fitsugar | Love Your Body | Mon, Nov 19, 2012 7:22 PM EST | CommentsSource: How to Prevent Aches and Pains For Stress-Free Travel
Staying healthy and stress-free throughout the holidays is not always an easy task. One reason for aches and pains is the ways we have to twist our bodies and lug heavy suitcases or shopping bags while rushing through the day. Here's how you can help prevent and combat these pains while traveling.
- Cramped airplane seats and hours of waiting for delayed flights can subject your body to lots of uncomfortable positioning. Take time to do these in-flight stretches to help prevent getting sore. Each stretch allows joints and muscles to move more freely in a cramped environment.
- Rushing from party to party? Give your feet a rest by doing these leg-strengthening exercises made especially for high-heel wearers; they'll help ensure that you don't suffer for fashion.
- Even if you've opted for more comfortable shoes, being on the go all day long can lead to tired feet. Get some fast relief by rolling a tennis ball or ice-cold wat
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love Your Body | Mon, Nov 19, 2012 3:42 PM EST | CommentsHoliday feasting doesn't mean you have to plump up like a Thanksgiving turkey. Yes you can nosh on stuffing, chocolate and wine and still shed some poundage. Nutritionist Robert Ferguson, author of Diet-Free For Life, weighs in on how to lose weight during the holidays.
Don't let the Thanksgiving pounds sneak up on you!
By Michelle Ruiz
1. Seat Yourself
Where you sit can make a big difference in how you eat at a holiday meal. Snag a VIP seat near the turkey (or protein of choice) and make it the first thing on your plate. If you sit at the end of the table near the mac and cheese, you'll load your plate with the carbs first!
2. Drink Up
Look at alcohol as either a component of a meal or as a snack. Substitute your usual snack of pretzels or an energy bar with wine or a shot of vodka.
3. Chomp on Chocolate
If you're cocktailing at a holiday party, don't snack on carbs like crackers or pretzels. Choose something high in fat like cheese or chocolate (seriously!) and you'll be more satiated, more likely to eat less and keep your body i...Read More »
- Quaker Oatmeal | Love Your Body | Mon, Nov 12, 2012 10:53 AM EST | Comments
When it comes to achieving that sculpted and toned look, remember your diet plays a much more important role than working out. Eating enough protein and healthy carbs from foods like Quaker Real Medleys Apple Walnut Oatmeal will make it easier to get the results you want. Get into the habit of eating whole grain cereal like oatmeal, and doing some type of resistance training at least three days per week to keep those arms looking sexy and toned all season long!
Here are six upper body exercises for sexy and toned arms:
1. Lateral Raise. This ex...Read More »
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