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All about health and nutrition!

Outsmarting Your Willpower

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Understanding nutrition is important, but researcher Brian Wansink, PhD, and author of Slim by Design, believes it’s much more effective to change our eating environment. Here are 25 ways to make your world a little skinnier.  by Anne Marie O’Connor Imagine dropping pounds effortlessly, without worrying about counting calories, thinking about carbs versus fats versus […]

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Finding Your Balance

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Has your life become a perpetual juggling act, with professional and personal demands threatening to overwhelm you? Here’s how to keep all the balls in the air—and carve out some time for yourself.  by Beth Johnson A year ago, my life seemed to be spiraling out of control. I worked at a weekly magazine with […]

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The 20-Minute Back Attack

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Grab a seat on the Wunda Chair for a toned back, arms, glutes and hamstrings. It’s time to get sexy—posture, that is—back. Workout by Kristen Matthews • Edited by Amanda Altman Calling all Reformer groupies! If you want the full benefits of Pilates, it’s time to equip yourself for success.  “Be open to everything Pilates […]

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What’s the Healthiest Diet?

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With the hype at an all-time high, an important new study tries to conclusively answer the question: What’s the best diet?  by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”™ For the roughly 25 years I’ve been writing about diet, nutrition and health, the one question that everyone wants answered, and the one question that, […]

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Yes, You Are Turning into a Lightweight!

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It’s not your imagination: Alcohol starts to take a bigger toll once you hit your 40s. by Stacy Baker Masand Andrea Gates, 42, an advertising executive in New York, used to enjoy a glass of wine or two, but found herself gaining weight, losing energy and having breakouts when she turned 40—even though her diet, […]

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Ask the Experts

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expert motivation • the skinny on protein bars • vinegar for weight loss • the real deal on reps in Pilates by Rael Isacowitz and Leslie Dantchik, MS Q. In Pilates, why do we generally do fewer reps than in some other forms of fitness training? A. Joseph Pilates spoke quite clearly on the topic of doing fewer […]

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Mind Over Multitasking

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A mindfulness practice can alleviate anxiety, improve your health, boost your brain power and even help you lose weight. by Anne Marie O’Connor Before she underwent mindfulness training, Jan Taylor would stress out whenever she got caught in a traffic jam. Now if she’s stuck on the highway, she refuses to worry or lose her […]

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