Mona Christensen

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How To Fix Health Problems With Food

<i>By Sarah Richards</i><p>Can't sleep? Got the PMS blues? Before you open your medicine cabinet, step into your kitchen. "Real, whole, fresh food is the most powerful drug on the planet," says Mark Hyman, M.D., author of <i>The Blood Sugar Solution</i>. "It regulates every biological function of your body." In …

Champagne could help improve memory, study finds

Not only is it every partygoer's favourite drink but Champagne could even be good for you, a new study claims, after scientists discovered it can help prevent memory loss as the brain gets old.<p>Compounds found in a glass of bubbly can stimulate signals in the parts of the brain that control memory …

Memory Loss

Evolutionary theory gone wrong

Evolution? It is only a theory, many creationists will tell you.<p>"Only a theory" is meant to be dismissive, yet much of science is based on things …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

Summer Movie Preview 2013

Men of iron, steel and adamantium (hey, Wolverine) ride herd on a season that leaves audiences high and critics puking<p>26<p>Don’t kid yourself. you know …

Box Office

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

#MotivationMonday: 10 Ways To Burn Fat Faster

We're kicking off the seventh week of <b>OK!'s 12 Week Countdown To Summer</b> to get us fit and looking our best for bikini season.<p>So here are 10 great …

One-Hour Workout: Run And Strength Boot Camp

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!).</i><p>This week’s run and strength workout comes from …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

7 Best Reasons to Exercise Outdoors

Take Your Workout Outside!<p>The best way to work out is outdoors. Here, the top reasons to get your sweat on in the summer sun<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside<p>Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Big Cats Like Cardboard Boxes Too

Everyone knows house cats love to mess around with cardboard boxes -- they make great sleeping quarters, they're good for a scratch or a bite, and …

The Liver, the Toxins and You

Last week, we explored the basic function of your adrenal glands. I promised you we'd get deeper into the details of it, so here goes! The body is a beautiful machine that sometimes gets "gummed up" with stress, toxins, nutritional deficiencies, too many calories, too little sleep, and many, many …

9 Extremely Pretentious Latin and Greek Plurals

English is full of irregular plural forms based on Latin and Greek. They can be confusing (apparatus? apparati? apparatuses?). They can be fun (the …

Weddings

8 Facts Revealed by Genetic Analysis of the Platypus

You’ve heard the joke: “After God finished making all the animals, He took the leftover parts and made the platypus.” While the platypus does not, in …

The Best Superfoods, from A to Z

Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my! Beyond the grocery store shelves lined with less-than-healthy processed foods in brightly-colored …

Nutrition

Psychology of Color in Marketing Infographic

Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing success as the colors you use. Whether selecting the color for a specific product or for a email marketing …

6 Foods This Nutritionist Eats Every Day

I am a huge fan of variety and seasonal eating, primary because eating a wider array of foods exposes your body to a broader spectrum of nutrients. …

Better Together

Combine hard workouts to hone your edge for racing.<p>Designing a training plan can feel like ticking off a checklist. Short intervals to boost speed? Check. Tempo runs to raise lactate threshold? Check. Hill repeats to build power? Check. In a race, of course, you must roll all these components into …

The Explainer: Are Sports Supplements Killing Us?

<b>ABSTRACT</b>: Its been a busy month for supplements. Ray Lewis gets caught using Deer Antler spray. New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli claims that alleged PEDs he purchased from a Miami clinic were “legal ways to aid rehab and recovery.” And the death of a 30-year-old woman who ran the London …

Eli Lilly

The Truth: Why It's Hard to Stick to Healthy Habits (And What You Can Do About It)

Have you ever set out with the goal of actually sticking to a new behavior... only to find yourself not doing it at all one week later?<p>I know I have.<p>Why is so hard to form good habits? Why is it so difficult to make consistent change? How can we have the best intentions to become better, and yet …

Study Identifies Four New Genetic Markers For Severe Childhood Obesity

Unhealthy food environments and sedentary lifestyles certainly contribute to obesity, but they can’t entirely explain weight gain. The latest …

DMAA, Ingredient In Some Dietary Supplements, Is Illegal And Dangerous, FDA Says

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer<p>Published: 04/12/2013 12:49 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily<p>The Food and Drug Administration is warning to consumers not to buy dietary supplements containing the ingredient dimethylamylamine, or DMAA.<p>The strongly worded warning from the agency, which …

Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid - What You Need to Know

Alpha-ketoglutaric acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. Also available in dietary supplement form, alpha-ketoglutaric acid plays a …

How to kick the sugar habit: tips and low-sugar recipes

Tips for vanquishing sugar from your diet – plus some tasty low-sugar recipes to try<p><b>Breakfast</b><p>Every cereal with more than 3g of sugar per 100g should be thrown out. Porridge, Weetabix and unflavoured shredded wheat are good choices, as is plain buttered toast with marmite or a meat or cream cheese …

Stretching: Will It Make Your Workout Harder?

Why? Stretching causes tendons to loosen up, leaving your muscles less firm, says study author Jeffrey Gergley, an associate professor of kinesiology at Stephen F. Austin State University. When that happens, the muscles have less force to lift weights.<p>You can do dynamic warm-ups before any type of …

Sweet poison: why sugar is ruining our health

The average Briton consumes 238 teaspoons of sugar each week - often without knowing it. But just how hard is it to go sugar free?<p><b>This article was first published on April 12, 2013 and has been republished as Action on Sugar calls for a ban on the sale of sugary energy drinks to children. The</b> …

Diabetes

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Exercise

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. We've even got all-star alternatives to<br>help you train smarter<p>Photos: Mitch Mandel; Beth Bischoff<p>Seated Leg Extension Machine<p><b>What it's supposed to do:</b> Train the quadriceps.<p><b>What it actually</b> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia Benoit3 days agoView More<p>Ask a Bartender<p>Bartenders tell us what to do with …

Fitness