Roxanne Smith

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5 Tips to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind in 2014

Are you like the millions of others who have set a goal to lose weight in the new year? Think it's going to take lots of deprivation, extreme dieting and hours sweating at the gym?<p>Nope, nope and nope.<p>In fact, in my experience that's just about the worst way to do it -- and a sure-fire way to only …

Fitness

Simone De La Rue Interview

Luckily, we flagged her down to find out what it’s like to make stars sweat and how she sculpts her own rock-hard, healthy bod.<p><b>WH: You have a pretty amazing body. What’s your secret?</b><br>SDLR: I’ve danced since the age of three, so there’s some muscle memory there…I work out a crazy amount—too much! I …

2014: May the Focus Be With You

This is bound to be an active year. In what way you are active depends on what you focus on. Why do I say that? Numerologically speaking, it is a seven year, the Year of the Chariot. The Chariot's strength is focus.<p>The Chariot Tarot Card means (but is not limited to):<p>• Taking care of Family<p>• …

Preparing for the New Year: Are Old Patterns Really Comfortable, or Just Familiar?

I laugh at myself on a regular basis, because I hang onto things, thoughts and ways of being that are familiar but are really uncomfortable, and so do most people. There are many arenas where we convince ourselves we're comfortable when we're not. Those arenas can include a relationship, a job, a …

Start When You're Ready: Ditch the Weight Loss Resolutions

It's that time of the year again, when you start writing down your resolutions for the new year. Perhaps weight loss is sitting at the top of your list of things to tackle. If it is, you should go ahead and cross it off your list. Now I'm not knocking your desire to lose weight or to just eat …

Fitness

Looking Back in Order to Move Forward: New Year's Resolutions

Are you getting ready to make the same old resolutions again? "Lose 10 pounds. (Or 20. Or 30.)" "Exercise every day." "Eat more vegetables." "Manage stress." "Be nicer." "Spend more time with family." "Get more organized." This is the time of year when we all think about the future, make plans, and …

Eliminating the Not-So-Nice People in Your Life for 2014

I couldn't help but re read the column I wrote last year about eliminating the toxic people in your life for a healthier 2013. Well, I'm back with an additional list, but unlike last year's list which was centered primarily around the alcoholic/addict in your life, this time I'm going to focus on …

Times Square

Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

Workouts

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Gosh, I learned so much in 2013, and although I am not an official resolution-maker, I <i>am</i> a fan of reflecting on the past and planning for the future. For example, I learned in September that if given the chance, my 10-year-old son is perfectly capable of handling a budding classroom bully. It took …

Will 2014 Really Be a 'New' New Year?

Tradition has it that January is the time to think back on what we have done and look forward to what we will do. As 2014 now gets underway, the focus is on our resolve to change, all with the intention of doing even better this year than last.<p>By many accounts, this impulse to be introspective is …

8 Reasons to Develop Your Spiritual Connection

I grew up in a household with a very religious grandmother and atheist parents. My grandmother's judgmental God didn't appeal to me, nor did my parents' atheism. I didn't see any of them being happy in their lives. They all tried to impose their views on me, but fortunately I decided to find my own …

Spirituality

We Can Make a Difference!

This could have been number 13 on my list of "12 Things I Learned from Cancer," but I didn't realize it until after reflecting on the experience. We can make a difference. Of course I knew this in theory, but after being on the receiving end of a whole lot of help for the past year, I can tell you …

Polling

Self-Forgiveness at Work

I was in NYC once, trying to hail a cab to take me uptown to a lecture by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. It was right at the time shifts were changing, when it's typically difficult to find a free taxi. Some do stop, however, ask where you are going, and if your destination matches the …

Mindfulness

Men's Health Live: Clean Water

The Life-Saver You Take For Granted<p>You've always had access to clean water. But 783 million other people aren't so lucky<p>Could you live without clean water? On this week’s episode of <i>Men’s Health Live</i>, cohost Peter Moore reveals what he saw during his recent trip to India with actor Matt Damon. The …

Want To Make Your Life Better? Keep Track Of It

The Quantified Self movement promotes something called life logging. That means tracking all kinds of details of your life in order to improve it. To find out more about the topic, David Greene talks to two people involved with life logging: Kitty Ireland, who works for a life logging app called …

Weird Ways to Lose Weight

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss<p>And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!<p>If you want to shed pounds, you know the best way to do it: healthy eating and exercise. That being said, we’ve learned about some pretty interesting—and, well, seriously strange—weight-loss tricks via research over the …

Why We Rush Through Life

It's easy to get caught up in the holiday rush, but what about the rush of everyday life? Life is speeding up, and with it, our inner angst. We want to cram in as much as we can and be productive, but at what cost?<p>I've often noticed that when I'm rushing, I'm not really present. I'm just focused on …

Mindfulness

Marie Dozier Conquered A Sugar Addiction And Lost 143 Pounds

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Marie Dozier<p><b>Age:</b> 30<p><b>Height:</b> 5'7"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 271 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> My abuse of sugar, as a substance to provide me that rush, began as a small …

Yes, I Am Critical and Controlling. So What!

<b>Yes, I am Critical and Controlling. So What!</</b><p>By Kipp Friedman<p>[Kipp Friedman is the author of the new childhood memoir, "Barracuda in the Attic" (Fantagraphics)]<p>My psychiatrist said I was "critical and controlling" so I called him a quack and promptly fired him. Okay, I didn't call him a quack. But …

Alice In Wonderland

New Year, New You: The Power of Meditation

In today's busy world of working, networking, and the ongoing assaults of emails, texts, and family problems, we are saturated with the stress of psychological overload. Our minds are rarely at rest and our bodies are paying the price. You finish the end of a normal day and find that stress has …

Meditation

'Hormone Disruptors' -- Not Just for Menopausal Mommas

<i>by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate</i><p>Many see "hormone disruptors" and think that they only matter to "women of a certain age." Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>In fact, eight glands in the endocrine system produce and release hormones that regulate …

European Union

Eating Too Fast

In the study, half of the participants were instructed to rapidly eat a plate of vegetable pasta by imagining their time at the table was limited. They took big bites, chewed quickly, and kept their spoons in their hands for the entire meal. The other group was instructed to do the opposite: take …

The New Nordic Diet

Guidlines include: taking in more calories from plants and fewer from meat; boosting your intake of food from seas and lakes, such as fish, shellfish, and seaweed; and choosing food that comes from the wild, rather than a farm, whenever possible. Why? Wild fruit and vegetables have been shown to be …

Holistic Medicine

Listen to Your Heart

I always thought the best way to protect your heart was to keep it hidden behind walls -- layers of beliefs, masks you show the world. I figured that was the easiest way to ensure you didn't get hurt.<p>But it occurred to me a few weeks ago that by walling off my heart, I was closing myself off to the …

Positive Thinking

14 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2014

Every January, I post the top foods that you should try in the coming new year. My suggestions are based on trends, availability and most important, nutrient density. Last year was a great year in food. It focused on getting back to the basics with our diet -- something this nutritionist just …

Nutrition

Things You Should Know If You've Got a Lot of Weight to Lose

Back in 2010, when I first joined a gym, I weighed 290 pounds, and I used crutches to walk. My knees couldn't function under the strain of the extra pounds -- although at that point, I thought it was the result of an old injury, not my weight.<p>Almost four years later, I seem to waver somewhere …

Fitness

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

<b>Frozen Chicken Breasts or Salmon Filets</b><br>You don’t even have to buy the frozen kind—you can buy them fresh and then freeze them yourself when you get home. When it’s mealtime, just defrost one in the microwave, and then broil, bake, or stir fry it as you wish. The protein in the chicken and the omega …

Reasons You Should Have More Orgasms

10 Reasons You Should Have More Orgasms<p>Aside from the fact that they feel amazing<p>Just in case you need one (or 10) more excuses to get it on, we've got you covered. Because even if you're busy/stressed/bloated, we're willing to bet you could benefit from a big O. Still don't believe us? Check out …

Immune System

Smart Food Swaps for a Healthier 2014

It's that time of year -- a new year and a new beginning. As a nutritionist, I often hear from new clients that they make New Year's resolutions early January and by Valentine's Day, they are discouraged and back to their same old patterns. Resolutions such as, "I have to lose weight" or, "I want …

Nutrition