Irina Ostair

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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

As New Year's resolutions go, cutting back on food and drink are right at the top of the list. And while those vowing to change their eating habits may cut the carbohydrates or say a sweet goodbye to sugar, for regular drinkers, the tradition may involve what's known as a "dry January": giving up …

How To Deal With Loose Skin After an Extreme Weight Loss

The real issue that no one talks about<p>Recently, a <i>Women's Health</i> reader tweeted at Amy Roberts, a certified personal trainer who writes for us regularly, asking if there were any exercises she could do to tighten the loose skin left after her weight loss. "I was stymied for the kind of helpful, …

Weight Loss

Corn syrup more toxic than table sugar in female mice: study

(Reuters) - Corn syrup was found to be more toxic to female mice than table sugar, shortening their lives and cutting their rate of reproduction, according to a study by University of Utah researchers published online in a scientific journal on Monday.<p>The research, funded by the National Institutes …

Diabetes

Why "Minimalism" Should Be Your 2018 Resolution

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann, <i>Introduction to the Bootstrap</i>, 1993<p>After …

Paleo Diet, Whole30 Lessons

Last month, I told you lovelies that I was two weeks into the Whole30 (in a nutshell, you nix sugar, dairy, grains, beans, soy products, processed foods, and alcohol for a month, while also not stepping on the scale or watching TV/doing computer work while eating).<p>And now I'm two weeks out—and, …