Lydia Robbins

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The Worst Foods for Your Skin

Popcorn, cappucinos, bottled water—some of the most delicious (or most boring) foods can be hard on your skin if you overdo it.<p><b>White bread, bagels, popcorn…</b> "Foods with a high glycemic index give you a sugar rush that will be terrible for your skin," says Ava Shamban, an assistant clinical …

These 3 Moves Will Give You A Total-Body, At-Home Workout

There's no need to overcomplicate a quick, at-home workout—this three-move routine from Jill Penfold, certified personal trainer and creator of the …

How to get fit without spending a dime

The prospect of getting your body into gear can be intimidating enough without also considering the impact it might have on your bank account. The rapidly rising cost of trendy boutique workouts and flashy gym memberships doesn't make it any easier.<p>But it's also not an either, or situation. Trust …

New study reveals exercise enlarges brain, lowers dementia risk

New research has found that regular physical activity in older adults could increase brain size and decrease the risk of cognitive decline. — AFP …

The Weekend Binge: What Is It Doing To You?

For most people, the weekend is a time to enjoy the finer things in life. But many triathletes often try to enjoy the finer things, and then train …

Fitness

How I Learned to Like Running—and Lost 30 Pounds in the Process

There's no shame in being a beginner.<p>Before: 203 <br>After: 176<p>Growing up, I didn’t think twice about healthy eating. We ate a lot of greasy Mexican meals, but I stayed pretty slim because I played softball.<p>When I started taking college courses full-time and working on the side, I began to pack on the …

Fitness

20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.<p>These delicious healthy smoothie recipes make it easy to eat healthy with fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients—and they’re great for post-run recovery, too.

6 Important Safety Tips To Follow On Your Next Run

I’ve written a fair amount about staying safe while out running. It’s a topic that has stayed important as female runners continue to be the victims …

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Staying Hydrated With Fruits And Vegetables

Drinking water isn't the only way to stay hydrated every day. About 20 percent of your daily water intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables with a high water content can help you reach your hydration goals and meet your recommended nutrient intake simultaneously -- an …

This is the best way to motivate yourself to exercise

Workout motivation. You don't have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don't do it. You're not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Jerry Seinfeld

Study: Americans weigh at least 15 pounds more than 20 years ago

We're not getting any smaller.<p>A study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates the average American weighs 15 …

Pittsburgh

Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket

Image: iStock<p>Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to <i>never</i> let into your shopping trolley. …

20 Olympic Quotes to Inspire You to Do Better and Be Better

The Olympic Games bring a sense of togetherness, inspiration and motivation that no other sporting event can. This year, we look to the best of the …

Sidney Crosby

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Get Healthier

Forget about willpower. You can’t rely on it. Willpower won't help you eat less, add more veggies to your meals, put down the cake you think you …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>This column is by Journalist & Consultant Benjamin Hardy</i><p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job …

Self-improvement

Why Sleep and Success Go Hand in Hand

If you want to be successful, you have to put in the time and dedication. Sleep and success are strongly linked. The more well-rested you are, the …

Sleep

Weight Loss Basics

The first step to losing weight is coming up with a plan. Are you ready to slim down? By following a few weight loss basics you can learn how to eat …

9 Workout Essentials That Make Exercise Easier

Fitness Tools for Every Program<p>Are you getting ready to start a workout program? Perhaps you want to make your current exercise sessions more …

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Indulge your sweet tooth - the healthy way

Sweets like cake, cookies, candy and doughnuts are loaded with "empty calories" — mostly from sugar and fat — because they are not very filling and …

Health Check: which fruits are healthier, and in what form?

Most of us know eating fruit daily is a great way to try to stay healthy, with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating encouraging us to eat two …

Weight Training Diet: How to Build Muscle Mass and Lose Fat

Designing any weight training diet may be one of the most important factors in achieving your body building goals. Some bodybuilders declare that a …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …