- Thu, Nov 8, 2012 1:36 PM EST | CommentsSELF magazine
We asked hundreds of SELF reader-testers to put 421 pairs of sneakers through their paces. Four weeks, 6,035 miles, 253 workout DVDs, 418 classes and 766 hours of strength training later, we present our first annual sneaker awards! Pinpoint your perfect pair to step up to your fitness goals.
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- Fitness Magazine | Love Your Body | Mon, Nov 5, 2012 11:39 AM EST | CommentsBy Rebecca Brown
These days, logging an overwhelming number of hours on our computers, laptops, smartphones, and iPads seems to be the norm. But it turns out you could be losing more than just precious time while plugged into the technology matrix. Here, the physical, mental, and emotional tolls of overusing the Internet -- and why occasionally disconnecting from the digital world may not be such a bad idea.
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You'll Have More Time for You
A recent TIME mobility poll surveyed 5,000 people and found that 84 percent of participants couldn't go a single day without their mobile device, with 25 percent admitting that they checked their phones every 30 minutes. That's dozens of times a day! And the need to stay connected isn't just tied to your smartphone. A study presented at the British Psychological Society's annual Occupational Conference found that 70 percent of employees studied did not meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity,...Read More »
- Babble.com | Love Your Body | Fri, Nov 2, 2012 12:04 PM EDT | CommentsThe first trimester is a doozy. While it's definitely the most exciting one in one obvious way - you're pregnant! - it's really tough in about 20 other ways. I remember feeling floored with exhaustion, craving nothing but foods made from refined white flour, and having irritated intestines. Everything was in slow motion. I felt slumped. I did slump. I was not a glowing goddess. I thought my newly-wed husband smelled. It's also the most closeted part of pregnancy so commiserating can be hard.
Tips for surviving the first trimester blahs
But I'm here with some reassurance that I've gathered over my two pregnancies and from all my years working with pregnant women.
These 5 tips might really get you those first uniquely distressing (but so exciting!) three months.
1.) Don't stress too much about your perfect pregnancy diet in the first trimester.
You'll have time for 5 servings of leafy greens and 8 servings of protein once the barfing feeling lifts. It's important to let your body get through this time- your hormone...Read More »
- Healthywomen | Love Your Body | Wed, Oct 31, 2012 10:43 PM EDT | CommentsBy Sheryl Kraft
Are you tired of being tired all the time?
Are you tired of being tired all the time? Raring to go but unable to move very far? There may be forces at work that are putting undue stress on your body, zapping you of any spare energy and sending your motivation and enthusiasm into a downward spiral. Don't panic-the reason might be right in front of you.
Take a look below; maybe you'll recognize yourself in one or some of the possibilities. If so, that's one step closer to taking back your energy.
Examine Your Lifestyle.
Ask yourself these three questions. How's my:
1. Eating. Is your diet healthy and balanced, with a good variety of fruits, vegetables and lean protein? Or are you relying way too much on sweets and caffeine? If so, you may be playing seesaw with your blood sugar levels, causing them to move up and down too frequently, only leaving you more exhausted. Maybe you're dieting and not eating enough: without proper fuel, your body cannot operate at its peak....Read More »
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- Real Simple Magazine | Love Your Body | Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:01 PM EDT | CommentsIf you're looking for a life-changing nutrition fix (and who isn't?), read this before you head to the health-food store. Experts reveal the truth about the latest diet fads, from bee pollen to the paleo diet.
Yasu + Junko
By Janet Lee
The trend explained: These super-concentrated blends of green vegetables and fruit can deliver your five daily servings in one glass. They're usually packed with the kinds of leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, that we don't consume enough of. Sometimes made with almond or coconut milk, they taste sweet, not bitter. Whether made from fresh produce or from a powdered mix of dried greens, these smoothies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Proponents claim they boost energy and overall health....Read More »
Expert opinion: "The phytonutrients in green smoothies may help lower inflammation in your body, which could help reduce your
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