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The unhealthy side of wearable fitness devices | Arwa Mahdawi

Gadgets that count calories and steps such as Nike's Fuelband can be useful – but the enabling of eating disorders is a danger<p>Possibly the worst chat-up line I've ever had the misfortunate of overhearing was when a man in a Brooklyn bar sidled up to a girl and complimented her on her Jawbone. "I've …

5 Strange Success Strategies

Unorthodox—but proven—ways to boost productivity<p>Pay attention, managers: Group the Johns with the Jennifers. The quality of a team’s work improves if its members share the same initials, suggests a new study from the University of Wisconsin.<p>Your name forms a big part of your “self-concept.” And so …

Your Long-Distance Dating Survival Guide

Don't let geography drive you apart<p>Forget what your naysayer buddies or relatives have told you: Long-distance relationships can work. In fact, there’s a growing stack of research that shows couples who are geographically distant may be just as strong as those that live close to each other.<p>Consider …

4 Ways to Outsmart Your Stomach

New research says your gut has a circadian clock of its own—play to its strengths to keep weight off and stay energized all day long<p>Your stomach knows what time it is. That’s the new finding from Australian researchers, who discovered that your gut has its own circadian rhythm, much like the one …

Holistic Medicine

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

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5 Foods That Lead to Inflammation

How your diet may be putting you on the fast track to disease<p>Can your dinner lead to your demise? People who eat foods that spur inflammation, such as those high in fat and sugar, have a greater risk of dying sooner than folks who stick with fruits and vegetables, finds new research from the …

How to Feed the Body, Mind and Spirit

So maybe your life is a little off track. Whose isn't? You could be a teen struggling with identity, a young adult in an uninspiring career, an exhausted 60-something without the means to retire, or a miserable 80-year-old with no friends in sight. Whoever you are and whatever you're struggling …

5 Ways to Stay Fit When You're Traveling

Jetting off for the holidays? Here’s how to keep fitness a priority<p>Almost missing your flight shouldn't be the ONLY time you work up a sweat this holiday season. We get it: It's hard enough to stay motivated around comfort food and holiday parties, but add in your travel plans and you might be …

ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences -- and Problems for a Lifetime

The Born This Way Foundation is opening doors for many youth to have the full life they are born to live. Many youth experience events in their early life, through no choice of their own, which can be deeply stressful to a developing mind and brain -- both highly sensitive to beneficial and …

How Does Having Regular Cheat Days Affect Weight Loss?

You might be surprised by this dietitian’s answer<p><b>The question:</b> Will one "cheat day" a week ruin your weight-loss plans?<p><b>The expert:</b> Rachel Beller, M.S., R.D., author of <i>Eat to Lose, Eat to Win</i>.<p><b>The answer:</b> No, in fact, it's encouraged! "Usually after three to four weeks of an intensive weight-loss …

The Surprising Thing Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

It'll destroy your diet and your waistline. Here's the simple way to avoid it<p>Willpower alone won't save your diet. Deadlines at work or stress at home makes it difficult to avoid even the smallest temptation, according to Dartmouth researchers.<p>In the study, 31 chronic dieters watched a movie clip, …

Jack LaLanne's Lasting Fitness Contributions

The world's first fitness enthusiast's practices and advice are just as relevant today as they were in the 1930s<p>In honor of Throwback Thursday, we'll be bringing you a classic image every week that was important in its time. Our first <b>#TBT</b> honoree is the late Jack LaLanne, known as The Godfather of …

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Why It's Incredibly Important To Learn To Laugh At Yourself

Most of us know from experience that having a sense of humor about things can make life a little easier.<p>And there's science to back that up: Being able to laugh at yourself may be a sign of an optimistic personality and a sense of humor, according to a small 2011 study, and it might even improve …

What if You Could Pay for Things by Doing Squats?

This physical activity initiative is seriously money<p>We have a little bit of a fitness crush on Moscow right now. For the entire month of November, the city is offering its citizens a "fee" of 30 squats—not rubles, <i>squats</i>—to ride the subway, according to the Wall Street Journal. All people have to do …

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

The Truth About “Man Foods”

Food manufacturers are marketing new grub specifically to guys. Should you be eating it?<p>Now that it’s cool for women to wear menswear and totally normal to see guys in your yoga class, the whole gender divide thing is murkier than ever—except at the grocery store. That’s because food manufacturers …

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do We Get Muscle Cramps?

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

The No. 1 Thing You're Doing Every Day That's Ruining Your Life

I've been attempting to stop making so many assumptions in life.<p>Recently I was traveling back from Europe and I opened up the American Airlines in-flight magazine -- quite the page-turner, I know! But lo and behold, I read a letter written by a guy telling a story about how he recently was running …

Vegan Gingersnap Cookies That So Don't Taste Vegan

A holiday-ready recipe—no eggs or butter required<p>If the holidays had an official cookie, it would be gingersnaps. Chewy, sugar-topped gingersnaps. And vegan eaters, this gingersnap recipe is for you. It comes from <i>The Vegan Divas Cookbook</i> by Fernanda Capobianco, owner of Vegan Divas Bakery in New …

Valleys : Episode 5 -- 'The Release'

<i>"If you bottle that grief up... after a while you just pop." Amy, Valleys: Episode 5 -- 'The Release' (watch the episode below!)</i><p><i>Introduction by Linda Carlson</i><p>Is it possible to transform anger, guilt, loss and grief into acceptance and forgiveness? Can you be peaceful in the face of the relentless …

Jawbone Makes Health Tracking Push With $110 Million Buy

Photo: jawbone.com<p>Jawbone recently took another step toward becoming a leader in health and fitness tracking tech. Long known for its Bluetooth audio …

Restaurant Survival Guide: 10 Tips for Healthful Dining

Being a nutritionist in New York City, with so many good restaurants on almost every block, so many clients that I counsel eat out more often than they eat at home. Whether at dinner parties or business meetings, or just catching up with friends, eating out has become one of our favorite …

BMI vs. Body Fat: What's the Difference?

If you are trying to lose weight, there are several ways to measure your progress. In addition to weighing yourself on the scale, your healthcare …

Michael Moss, Michael Pollan Go Food Shopping, Make Lunch Together

Two of the biggest books in food this year happen to be written by men that share the same first name. And, the two books -- "Cooked" by Michael Pollan and "Salt, Sugar, Fat" by Michael Moss -- happen to share some similar themes as well. In short, our food system is messed up. Moss brings these …

5 Yummy, Healthy Cinco de Mayo Food Swaps

Now that we're in the month of May, we can officially look forward to fun Cinco de Mayo celebrations this weekend. (Confession: As a queso addict, I <i>really, really</i> look forward to Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Like, really.)<p>The only problem with some of these celebrations is that the foods served …

Addiction: Everybody Has a Beast

One of my most powerful memories is of my sister crying.<p>Now, it's important for me to tell you that I come from a very large family, and that over the course of our lives, I'd seen my sister cry many, many times. When you're all living under the same roof, you learn a lot about each other -- how to …