Recovery Done Right: 8 Ways to Prevent Muscle Soreness

By Kara Wahlgren Aching after a brutal workout? Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can make you feel the burn while your muscles recover and rebuild. But, if you take the right steps after your workout, you can go hard without paying the price. Here are 8 easy ways to prevent postworkout pain. Stretch. Stretching is your first line of defense after … Continue reading

Summer Snack Attack! 23 Easy, Beach-Friendly Snacks Under 150 Calories

By Rebecca Swanner No matter what body of water you’re heading to this summer—beach, lake, your local pool—or even some neighborhood kid’s Slip ‘N Slide®—you’ll be glad you packed these 23 delicious, nutritious snacks, each of which is 150 calories or less. If you’re looking to get a balance of protein, fat, and carbs for each snack, halve the portions … Continue reading

Exercise and the Fountain of Youth

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Exercise Is the Fountain of Youth For years, we have been told by people in the medical field that you can’t do much about your genetic makeup. You are what you are and that’s just the way it is. You’ll grow old the same way your parents did.  As with most all common beliefs, it turns out this one is … Continue reading

7 Substitutes for Diet-Killing Picnic Foods

By Joe Wilkes It’s almost summertime, which brings the incongruous collision of picnic season and swimsuit season. The weather’s perfect for hiking, camping, barbecuing, and days at the beach—lots of opportunities for outdoor exercise, but just as many opportunities to pig out at pool parties, luaus, outdoor festivals, and county fairs. Here are some foods to try avoiding during the … Continue reading

Wake-up Calls: 7 Ways to Boost Your Energy Without Caffeine

By Lisa Palac For most, it happens in the late afternoon, usually between lunch and 6ish: that feeling of sluggish, low-energy brain-deadness that makes you want to call it quits for the day. Since that’s generally not an option, you reach for the next solution: the caffeine pick-me-up. Whether it’s coffee or tea or a yerba mate, many of us … Continue reading

Sugar Addiction Detox 101

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By Debra Pivko Sugar, sweet sugar—a delightful minute on the tongue in exchange for what feels like a lifetime on the hips. But weight gain isn’t the only consequence of eating too much sugar. Ready for the not-so-sweet truth? Overconsumption of processed sugar can contribute to a number of conditions, including tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, hormonal imbalances, overgrowth of … Continue reading