The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
I'm starving. Running all over NYC today. Relying on 1 Kind Bar, Fiber One bar, coffee, and 2 bananas. Any thoughts on healthy, travel friendly, low sugar, high protein snacks. Other than nuts and dried fruit. Anyone?... Read more
Water--not drinking it. Doing something IN it, or On it or by it. Building a sand castle, swimming, shell hunting, catching fish for an aquarium, floating, water bird watching, boating, kayaking, fishing, sketching, water color painting, photography... Read more
When I head out to run, I have to walk to the track that I run on, and so don't count that fast paced warm up walk as my time running. When I swim, I say that I started 5 minutes later than I did, and go for 5 minutes longer, putting on an extra 10 m... Read more
Even if you didn't drink your milk or exercise as much as you should have when you were younger, you can still strengthen your frame. Take our quiz and learn the simple secrets to staying structurally sound.1. Getting enough cal... Read more
We're in the home stretch of the Lenten season, and the fish sandwich offerings are still swimming around in fast food restaurants across the country. Fish can be a great alternative to meat, but when it's breaded, fried, and slapped on a whi... Read more
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