Fitness & Nutrition

6 Reasons Why Stretching Doesn’t Deliver


Whenever I see someone stretching before running, cycling, tennis, swimming or any other sport, I worry that the person doesn’t know much about training.  ...

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    Recipe: Pumpkin-Pie Oats

    Spice up your oatmeal with this autumn recipe! A half cup of pumpkin has 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin A. It also boasts 4... Read more

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    Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

    Recent research shows that people who practice gratitude experience fewer illnesses, enjoy greater health and feel more loving, optimistic and forgiving. Viewed in this light,... Read more

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    Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

    It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for... Read more

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    9 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water in the Morning

    Did you know that lemons have more potassium than apples or grapes? This interesting fact is just one of the many reasons why drinking lemon... Read more

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    New Report Will Reveal Which Yogurts Are Healthy, and Which Are Best Avoided

    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Kastel, co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, about their long-awaited and much-needed Yogurt Report. The interview took place... Read more

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    How to Pick a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

    The most healthful cereals are made with whole grains and not much else. If you’re trying to lose weight, control cholesterol or diabetes, or just... Read more

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    Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

    In a 2010 study, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago wanted to know what aroma men found most arousing. Out of... Read more

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    8 Easy Ways to a Healthy Thanksgiving

    At first glance, the idea of healthy eating and Thanksgiving may seem incompatible—I have certainly experienced “food comas”, the result of overindulging, that chained me... Read more

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    Coconut Brownie Recipe

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Let’s be truthful…the world always seems a bit brighter when chocolate is involved. The only... Read more

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    Anti-Cancer Cranberry Juice Recipe

    Recipe for DIY (do-it-yourself) whole food cranberry cocktail with 25 times fewer calories and at least 8 times the phytonutrient content. This video was originally... Read more

  • Ab curls will help to strengthen your rectus abdominis muscle and obliques. (Model: Alana Ford / Photo by: Willis Lim)

    Workout of the Week: Everyday Pilates

    Pilates is a restorative type of exercise. The more you do it, the better your body will feel and operate. By practicing Pilates movements on... Read more

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    Revamp Your Workout for Colder Months

    Being a New York native, I know how tough it can be to find the energy to get up and work out when it’s freezing... Read more

  • 7 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    The season of celebrations is upon us, filled with delectable foods that often seem impossible to resist. Starting with Halloween candy through to the Thanksgiving... Read more

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    US Scientists Prove What Siberian Grannies Have Known for Generations About Magical Arctic Herb

    Californian academics have confirmed golden root (Rhodiola rosea) DOES increase lifespan by 24 percent (well, in fruit flies anyway, and hopefully in humans). From The Siberian Times: Researchers surmise that the... Read more

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    New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

    A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in... Read more

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    Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

    I absolutely love Fall themed recipes. Probably because Autumn is the only season on the East coast that I can properly tolerate, and this is... Read more