Kristina Sparks

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Abs Are Made in the Kitchen, but Also With This Incredible 5-Move Workout

Ready for some tummy-toning, core-strengthening ab work? Let's work those muscles! MNT Studio owner and founder Elaine Hayes created this do-anywhere, no-equipment workout just for you. It's simple (read: great for Pilates newbies!) but incredibly challenging (read: your abs are going to be <i>on …

Workouts

This Carb-Friendly Cleanse Mimics the Effects of Gastric Bypass

If you hate extreme diets but love extreme results, a resistant starch diet may be right for you. Created by the authors of the bestselling book <i>The</i> …

Nutrition

Broccoli compound could offer obese diabetics a drug-free way to slash blood sugar levels

Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have found another reason for you to load up on broccoli, or at least finish what's on your plate. As it turns …

Magnesium is essential to your health, but many people don’t get enough of it

Ask most people to name a nutrient lacking in the American diet, and the top answers would probably be calcium, vitamin D or fiber. Though all nutrients are essential for good health, few are more crucial to focus on than magnesium — because we don’t usually get enough in our diet and none of our …

Boston University

Build Serious Strength With This Badass Kettlebell Circuit Workout

Get stronger, tone up, break a sweat, and feel like a total badass: DIAKADI personal trainer Liz Letchford, MS, ATC, created this strength-building workout for women, with both bodyweight and kettlebell moves for a seriously challenging circuit.<p>Complete these six moves, and then do it all over …

Workouts

14 Beginner Kettlebell Moves That Work Your Entire Body

Kettlebells are a great tool for strength training. Yes, for many exercises they're totally interchangeable for dumbbells or other weights. But for …

Studies of colon and breast cancer patients link healthy habits to better outcomes amid slew of research on lifestyle and cancer<p>A healthy diet and exercise could reduce colon cancer patients’ chance of death and simply walking could improve survival rates for breast cancer survivors, studies …

Cancer

My Hexie Quilt Work Flow

It feels very odd to be writing another post on a “work-in-progress.” Usually my posts are a big reveal.<p>But maybe the reveal for me is that it’s okay …

This Dog Ate His Family's Entire Christmas Turkey

Most pet owners have had their dog (or cat) eat something they weren't supposed to, but while gluttonous nous pets are common, few are brave or …

Think Twice Before Saying ‘Merry Christmas’

Pexels<p><i>“The joyful news of the birth of Christ is this restoration of man to his original calling with the assurance of victory.”</i><p><i>—Rousas J. Rushdoony,</i> …

Theology

Christmas poetry to memorize and recite or just to enjoy

Children and adults might like to try an old-fashioned recitation at a family gathering<p>Almost fifteen years ago, I received a Christmas card that …

Top 5 weight loss tips of 2016

Have you ever been a victim of bad dietary advice? You’re not alone. Weight loss tips change as frequently as the seasons; one month it’s cut out the carbs, and the next it’s eliminate the fat. It’s (understandably) hard to keep track of all the fluctuating weight loss information, and that’s why …

Our Most-Saved Holiday Cookies

With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time to fire up the oven for a batch (or three) of freshly baked cookies. This is the time …

Yoga Stretches for Runners

It's important for runners to stretch in order to improve flexibility, which helps prevent injuries. The following sequence of yoga stretches targets …