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Don't Just Sit There! It Could Lead to Disability Later in Life


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

The Top 10 Timesaving Productivity Apps Fitness magazine
Stop letting technology rule your life, and instead put it to work for you, with these awesome time-saving apps.

7 Things Only People Who Are Trying To Lose Weight Understand Huffington Post Healthy Living
When you're trying to get healthy, life changes. Sometimes, only those who are also trying to lose weight can understand where you're coming from. You'll love this roundup of truths from others in your (gym) shoes!

How Not to Look Stupid on a Rower SELF
The rowing machine is one of the most underused pieces of equipment at the gym, but it's also one of the most effective… and the most intimidating. Here's how to use it correctly.

Sit More, And You're More Likely To Be Disabled After Age 60 NPR
Stand up and take notice to this story: No matter how much exercise you get, sitting will increase your risk of becoming disabled, after age 60, according to new research. (Did you also know that older women are inactive for about two-thirds of the day?)

Posted 2/22/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   13,052 views
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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Mother Jones
You know that added sugar lurks in unsuspecting places. But you'll never believe which foods have more sugar than a doughnut!  

5 Secrets From the Pros to a Stress-Free Life Huffington Post Healthy Living
Find out how mind-body experts stay stress free and in the moment.

Do You REALLY Need to Shower Post-Workout? Women's Health
Kinda gross, yes, but we've all asked ourselves this question post-workout, haven't we? So… do we?

Healthy Tips for Night Shift Workers U.S. News Health
Not a 9-to-5 worker? Here's how to stay healthy if you go to work when the rest of the world is going to bed.  
Posted 2/15/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 8 comments   19,781 views
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Did 'The Biggest Loser' Winner Drop Too Much Weight?


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Eating too much added sugar may be killing you
USA Today
According to a new study--the largest ever of its kind--eating added sugar exponentially increases your risks of cardiovascular disease. Could your sweet tooth kill you some day?

Did this ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant lose too much weight? Washington Post
The biggest story of the week is whether the winner of the popular weight-loss TV show has gone too far. Winning contestant Rachel now weighs 105 pounds and is considered underweight. Is she too skinny? Does it matter? Should the show set limits for contestants' weight loss?

Do You Have Caffeine Use Disorder? Women's Health
Coffee lovers, perk up: New research shows that a lot of us might be overly caffeinated. But what does that mean? And do we have to swap our full-caf to decaf?

Posted 2/8/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 0 comments   12,042 views
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Calorie-Free Treats for Your Valentine


Isn't it time we all start to figure out how to celebrate holidays, birthdays, promotions and other special occasions without always focusing on food?

Yes, Valentine's Day only comes around once a year, but if the person you love has been working hard to prioritize healthy eating, why tempt him or her to stray from those goals with an abundance of candy and sweets? Instead, show how much you really love your partner by choosing a gift that isn't bursting with sugar and fat.

Here are 16 creative alternatives to treats that will make your valentine's heart beat a little faster. There's something for everyone in this gift guide!
Posted 2/3/2014  6:00:00 AM By: Megan Patrick : 13 comments   26,552 views
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31 Healthy Cooking Tips You Need to Know


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Caramel color: The health risk that may be in your soda Consumer Reports
Set down your soda and read this: The most common coloring in foods is a potential carcinogen. Is it in your favorite drink--and does it matter?  

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age NYT
Think it's too late to start exercising? Think again! A new study found that even after years of a sedentary lifestyle, middle-age adults can benefit from exercise. So get up and get moving!

Watch and Burn: The Best Workout DVDs and Games of 2014 Fitness magazine
Looking for a few good workout DVDs? Fitness magazine reviews the best new ones. Whether you want yoga or HIIT, you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find one for you.  

How to Tell If You're Over-Exfoliating This Winter, Plus Tips on How to Keep Skin Smooth Self
This time of year, our skin is not always in tip-top shape. Learn how to keep it smooth--without over-exfoliating it.

31 Healthy Cooking Tips You Need to Know Fit Sugar
Whether you're new to cooking entirely or just you're starting to learn how to make your favorite recipes healthier, you'll learn a lot from this roundup of healthy cooking tips.

Posted 2/1/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 2 comments   10,661 views
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How the Polar Vortex Might Help You Lose Weight


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight NPR Shots blog
There might be a silver lining to this "polar vortex" after all: Experts say that keeping our environments slightly colder can actually help us lose weight. (As a contributing factor when combined with plenty of exercise and healthy eats, of course!)

Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women U.S. News Health
According to a new study, women who are overweight were less likely to be able to control their eating after reading stories that portrayed overweight people in a negative way.

Google's Contact Lens and Other News You Need to Know Mashable
Watch how Google is developing a contact lens that might someday be able to help fight diabetes.

Posted 1/25/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   9,479 views
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Body Proud: 'What I Love About My Body'


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Body Proud: "What I Love About My Body" Fitness magazine
Love this! Real women share what they love most about their bodies--and why.


Jillian Michaels's Top Get-Fit Tips Self
The celeb trainer shares her best tips for losing weight, shaping up, and staying that way.

Reforming a Picky Eater, Step One: Children Don’t Control the Family Meal NYT Motherlode blog
Dealing with a picky eater can be tough, but experts say the first step is to not let the kid reign supreme at the supper table.
Posted 1/18/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 7 comments   7,661 views
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75 Snacks Under 200 Calories


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

75 Snacks Under 200 Calories Self
Snacks are an important part of a healthy eating plan, but they can also lead to calorie overload. Here are 75 that will fill you up for 200 calories or less!
 
Food Firms Trim Trillions Of Calories From Packaged Treats NPR
Since 2007, major food companies have trimmed more than 6.4 trillion calories from packaged foods as a way to combat childhood obesity.  But can it have any noticeable effect?

5 Fitness Feats that are Worth the Training Fit Bottomed Girls
The ever-positive Fit Bottomed Girls share five fitness goals that are within reach and worth setting for 2014.

How Being Heavy or Lean Shapes Our View of Exercise NYT Well blog
Posted 1/11/2014  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 3 comments   7,388 views
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Does a Sweatier Workout Guarantee a Better One?


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Is It Good to Sweat? NYT Well blog
Most of us assume that sweating is a sign of a good workout. But is it?

24 Rules For Being A Human Being In 2014 Thought Catalog
We could all use reminders to be nicer to one another. This is a great list!

7 Natural Ways to Curb Your Appetite Fit Sugar  
Forget harmful supplements and fad diets. Control your appetite and stay on track with these natural strategies.

Celebrity Cancer Diagnosis Spurs Smokers to Try to Quit NYT
When a celebrity is diagnosed with cancer, it often encourages others to quit smoking. Find out why.

6 Moves to Resize Your Butt and Thighs Self
Your butt and thighs are some of the biggest muscles in your body. Strengthen them with a half-dozen exercises.

The Best Tool for a Deeper Self-Massage Shape
A small ball you likely have in your garage or closet right now could be the secret to releasing tension and ridding your body of knots.

Lost in the Rush: How to Enjoy Every Workout Fitness magazine
Everyone has good days and bad days when it comes to exercise. Even if you aren't your fittest or fastest every time you work up a sweat, you can learn to like ever workout. Learn how.

Joy Bauer Gives Dieting Tips In 60 Seconds TODAY
Dietician and TODAY contributor Joy Bauer begins a new series, “60-Second Skinny,” in which she provides some effective dieting tips in a slim 60 seconds.

14 Things To Stop Stressing About In 2014 Huffington Post Healthy Living  
Don't we have enough to stress about in life? Here's a list of the small stuff that isn't worth stressing over.

Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?
Posted 1/4/2014  11:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 2 comments   5,893 views
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Increase in Liver Damage is Linked to Dietary Aids


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting HealthDay        
No matter your age or gender, this story likely will motivate you to stand up and get moving!

Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids NYT
A scary but true article about how dietary supplements and aids have led to irreversible liver damage for an increasing number of people of all ages.

7 Surprising Body Odor Causes Huffington Post Healthy Living
Feeling stinky? One of these surprising causes could be the reason.  

Posted 12/28/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 0 comments   6,070 views
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How One Mom is Promoting a Healthy Body Image


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

'Having the perfect body isn't all it's cracked up to be': Mother-of-three hits back at Fit Mom for promoting unhealthy beauty ideals Daily Mail
We shared the story of fitness blogger Maria Kang a couple of months ago on SparkPeople Radio. She's the fitness blogger who posted a pic of herself in a sports bra and shorts with her kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" Now, another mother of three has a must-read response.

F.D.A. Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps NYT
The F.D.A. has issued an ultimatum to soap makers: Prove antibacterial ingredients work or take them out of products. Do you use antibacterial soap and other products?

Holiday stress calls for an attitude adjustment USA Today
The most wonderful time of year is often the most stressful. Find out how to reduce bad stress and feel more joy during the holidays. Do the holidays stress you out? How do you cope?
Posted 12/21/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 5 comments   5,463 views
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Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think


A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.
Eating Healthy Is Cheaper Than You Think
When people tell you that it's too expensive to eat healthy, tell them that the difference in cost between a nutritious diet and an unhealthy one is just $1.50 a day per person. Do you think that's a big difference or not?  

9 Easy Tips for Emotional Balance
Do you struggle to find time to do everything you need to do--let alone what you want to do? Don't miss this list of nine easy self-care rituals that will have you feeling more relaxed and balanced, even in this harried world.

Why Your Purse Is Giving You Back Pain... And 11 Ways to Fix It
Raise your hand if your purse is so heavy that you've wondered whether carrying it counts as strength training? If you tote around a large bag, you might be at risk for back pain. The good news is that you can fix it!

Fat Jokes in Children's Movies Are A Lot More Common Than You Think
Sad but true: Even in movies aimed at children, jokes that take aim at those who are overweight are more common than you might think.
Posted 12/14/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 7 comments   8,463 views
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So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed...


Perhaps our best and most thought-provoking roundup of links yet.

So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed...
Huffington Post Women
A photographer shares poignant thoughts on what really matters when you step in front of a camera. Spoiler alert: It's not what you think!

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out
Wellfesto
Whether you're a mom or not, don't miss this empowering list of reasons why exercise is about so much more than aesthetics.

Modern Moms Aren't as Busy as 1960s Moms Were
The Atlantic
According to a new report, moms today are busy and feel like they don't have a moment to spare. However, most spend more time watching TV or using the Internet than they do on housework, playing with kids, and exercising combined.

Caroline Berg Eriksen, Fitness Blogger, Causes Stir With Selfie 4 Days After
Giving Birth
Huffington Post Parents  
A fitness blogger posted a pic of her postpartum belly that's so toned and flat, it's raising eyebrows. What is your reaction to stories like these?

Why a Brisk Walk Is Better
NYT
No matter the pace, walking is a good workout, but a new study says that in order to reap many of the health benefits, most of us need to pick up the pace. Slow walking just isn't going to deliver the same results.
Posted 12/7/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 11 comments   9,340 views
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This Season's 7 Hottest Healthy Gifts


If there's ever a time to wish for an extra hour (or six) in the day, it's during the holidays. In addition to our normal work, family, and home obligations, we have all those seasonal responsibilities. That can leave very little time for yourself--and lead to excess stress that can interfere with your ability to reach your goals. To help streamline your shopping experience this year--which means more "you" time for healthy habits--we're sharing some of our favorite healthy gifts of the season. We think anyone would love unwrapping one of these!
Posted 12/5/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 15 comments   13,754 views
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5 Barre Moves You Can Do at Home


A post-Thanksgiving round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.
The Workout: A Woman in Nascar A neat story about a Crossfit champion and NASCAR tire changer. NYT

How to Prevent Aches and Pains For Stress-Free Travel If you're heading out for the holidays, don't miss this story! Fit Sugar

5 Barre Moves You Can Do At Home Barre classes are effective but often expensive. Learn some moves to do at home for free! Self
Posted 11/30/2013  12:00:00 AM By: Stepfanie Romine : 1 comments   11,192 views
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