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The Foods That 9 Nutritionists Say They Eat Every Day

Good news: Dark chocolate made the list.<p>Yes, variety is the spice of life—and one of the keys to a balanced diet. Still, there are some foods that are so full of vitamins and minerals, the people who know the most about nutrition make sure to eat them (almost) every day. Find out the foods and …

What Your Heart Looks Like

Do you work out? Are you a couch potato or smoker? Your heart reveals the truth<p>Your heart is a muscular mass that can literally change shape as a result of the lifestyle choices you make every day. Some prime examples:<p><b>Inactivity</b>Be wary of how often you're parked on your butt: Too much sitting …

Exercise

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

11 Skin-Care Habits to Start NOW to Get Gorgeous Skin for Years to Come

Score stunning skin for life.

Skin Care

5 Myths About Going Gluten-Free

Time to set the record straight.<p>Gluten-free diets are all the rage right now, but how much do people really understand about what amounts to a major lifestyle change? Researchers at the University of Florida set out to get to the bottom of the public's misconceptions about the buzzy protein that's …

The Drink That Could Help You Eat Less

You're definitely going to want to make this a part of your weight-loss routine.<p>If your coffee shop order goes something like, "Grande skim latte, no foam, no whip," you may want to rethink your drink. A new study from the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> found that consuming a "foam" drink—i.e., …

Nutrition

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

The 5 Saltiest Cheeses (and 5 Lower-Sodium Cheeses You Should Eat Instead)

Some are actually saltier than salt water!<p>Trying to shake your salt habit? You might want to raid your cheese drawer, suggests a new study in <i>BJM Open</i>.<p>For the study, Consensus Action on Salt and Health, a U.K. group that works to get food manufacturers to lower their products’ sodium content, …

Nutrition

5 Weight-Loss Strategies You Should Absolutely Avoid

These no-good strategies will backfire on you.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from</i> POPSUGAR Fitness.<p>When you're trying to shed pounds, it's important to steer clear of the quick fixes and focus instead on healthy weight-loss strategies. It's not always easy to …

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …

Fitness

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets an Exhausting New Name

Hey, it's better than the "yuppie flu."<p>It's been around for decades, and 2.5 million Americans suffer from it. Yet chronic fatigue syndrome has always gotten the side eye from skeptics. The name itself raises eyebrows. In our crazy hectic world, aren't most of us chronically fatigued? Also, since …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

Weight Loss

5 Nutrients You're Probably Not Getting Enough Of

Plus, how to get the recommended amounts of each<p><i>This article was written by Maya Dangerfield and repurposed with permission from Greatist</i>.<p>Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet, also known as "SAD," is, well, pretty sad. Over the last 100 years, the majority of Americans have gone from eating …

7 Ingredients Nutritionists Always Avoid

If you see these ingredients on a food's label, stay far, far away from it.

11 Foods Nutritionists Always Keep in their Refrigerators

Add these to your grocery list, stat.

12 Embarrassing Sex Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask

Which is why we did it for you, and got all the answers

See a Doctor if Your Pee Looks, Smells, or Feels Like This

What does your bladder need to do, send you smoke signals?<p>When you hit the restroom, do you regularly turn around and give what’s in the bowl a quick once-over before flushing? If you answered no, well, it’s time to start. That’s because the color, odor, and consistency of your urine—not to mention …

Women's Health

7 Things You Can Do in the Morning to Promote Weight Loss

And only one of them involves breakfast!

Weight Loss

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

Because you can't always take a vacation when you need to de-stress<p><i>By Shana Lebowitz for Greatist</i><p>There are 364 new emails in the inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. When …

Calm

Make Your Own Damn Orange Juice!

Only suckers buy their orange juice in a bottle. Learn how you can make it at home and get the most bang for your buck<p>Orange juice gets a lot of flack, some of it deserved. Sure, its sugar content can be through the roof. But it's also a great source of vitamin C, not to mention carotenoids and …

The 5 Supplements Your Heart Needs

Supplement your diet or medicine regimen with these doctor-approved extras for your heart

5 Ways to Avoid Burning Out on Your Run

Here's how to run farther than ever before<p>If you always seem to hit a wall in the middle of your run, you have more options than "push through" or "give up." There are some strategies that will help take you past the wall—and clear to the finish line.<p>The best part: You don't have to train more. You …

Exercise

Why Antibiotics Aren't Helping You as Much as You Think

Are you still popping these pills when you know they won’t work?<p>Your get-better-faster plan might have some holes in it: Many people turn to certain meds that they know won’t help their illness, suggests new research from George Washington University.<p>In the study, 72 percent of survey participants …

Medicine

What is Diabetes?

A healthy body is like a well-maintained car: It operates at peak performance as long as it's fueled.<p>A diabetic body, on the other hand, is like a car with a broken fuel injector: The gas might be in the tank, but it's not reaching the engine.<p>When you eat, food is broken down into a simple sugar …

Eat to Beat Diabetes

Customize your meal plan to beat high blood sugar<p>When you consider that "glucose-intolerant" is another term for "diabetic," it's easy to see what you shouldn't eat. Namely, glucose-rich foods, such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes. But Mary Vernon, M.D., prefers a more positive approach: "I …

Control Any Menu When Living with Diabetes

Eating out—at a restaurant or someone else's house—can be a challenge. You not only have to keep track of exactly what you're putting in your mouth, but also what's going on behind the closed kitchen doors. Use this guide to the most virtuous picks on any menu to enjoy the best flavors from every …

12 Powerfoods to Beat Diabetes

Can controlling your blood sugar and preventing diabetes complications be as simple as eating the right foods? Yes. Certain foods are packed with nutrients that stabilize blood sugar levels, protect your heart, and even save your vision from the damaging effects of diabetes. These 12 foods can give …

Yoga for Diabetes

Affecting more than 18 million Americans, diabetes leaves many sufferers overweight, fatigued, and weak, and when untreated, blindness, nerve damage, and heart disease can result. While there is no cure for diabetes, many diabetics have found relief by incorporating yoga into their …

Sitting on Your Butt All Day Is More Risky Than Being Obese

Just 20 minutes of moving may be all it takes to slash your risk of premature death<p>Consider this your daily reminder to get off your bum: Being sedentary may be twice as dangerous as being obese, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.<p>Researchers tracked over 334,000 people for …