Ali Brown

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It Takes an iVillage

Inside Flipboard / May 6, 2013<p>Launched in 1995, iVillage is the <i>grand dame</i> of women’s sites. Like so many dotcoms born during the Web’s infancy, only …

Cooking Tips: Easy Dinner Recipes-- Fast

Make these healthy low-fat recipes in under 30 minutes

Treadmill Workout: Programs and Routines for Indoor Workouts

Can't run outside? Try these fun boredom-busting treadmill workout ideas<p><b>Just think: If global warming were a good thing</b>, you'd never have to run indoors on a treadmill ever again. You can see where we're going with this. The next time you're running bored on the belt, change your routine with one …

11 Inspiring, Fit Celebrity Moms

Mom is often one of the first people to look after our health: She makes sure we get enough sleep by imposing a strict bedtime, feeds us nutritious meals to help our bones grow strong and always seems to have an extra sweater on hand -- before we even know we're feeling cold.<p>It's even better when …

Stars Working Out: Zac Efron, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Gosling (and Others!)

Well, it's obviously no secret that celebrities work out—surely there are bunches of them who probably text more personal trainers in one day than the rest of us will ever meet in a lifetime. But every once in a while, we get to see the stars in action.<p>Like Megan Fox, bouncing on a trampoline while …

Raspberry Java Smoothie

Swap your typical coffee breakfast for this drinkable meal<p>Coffee for breakfast again? Mix up your morning routine, stat. Go for a drinkable meal that lets you have your caffeine and eat it too. Freeze coffee in an ice-cube tray for an ingredient that will wake up any blender beverage.Soak 2 pitted …

Abs Diet: Count Drinks, Not Calories

Weight loss tips to save your sanity with these rules of thumb when you're drinking<p>When you eat the 12 Abs Diet Powerfoods and their many relatives, you’ll stay healthy and feel full and satisfied. Plus, the most energy-efficient foods are almost like doormen at a nightclub: They're not going to …

You Can Be a Triathlete

Tackling a triathlon can be daunting, even for fitness buffs, but this training plan for swimming, biking, and running a sprint-length race, you'll earn bragging rights (not to mention a lean, hot body) in just 12 weeks<p>Triathlons used to be the domain of elite athletes. Not anymore. More than 1 …

Top 10 Tips to Your Best Beach Body

Who's ready for summer!? With Memorial Day and warm weather just around the corner, it is time to whip out the bathing suits and put the chunky sweaters back in the closet. Getting your body ready for the warm weather can be a dreaded challenge, and although going to the gym is important for …

Mix This Drink: Pear-Thyme Bellini

Cocktails + vino = deliciousness<p>Mix up your standard mixed drink MO—try this quenching pear concoction ASAP.<p><b>How to mix it:</b> Combine 2 peeled, cored, chopped pears and the juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons) in a food processor and puree until smooth. Divide mixture among six glasses, add a thyme …

Restaurant Meals Have More Than Half Of Daily Recommended Calories

Eating out for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Your meal likely contains more than half of your daily recommended calorie intake, according to a new study from Canada.<p>Researchers from the University of Toronto examined the calorie, sodium, fat and cholesterol levels of 685 meals and 156 desserts from …

8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

Oatmeal Recipes That Will Change Your Life Before 8 am

Four ways to turn a good breakfast into premium fuel<p>healthy oatmealbreakfast food.<p><b>Never-Stop Sunflower-Cranberry</b><p><b>Whip it up</b><p><b>Brainy Almond-Blueberry</b><p><b>Whip it up</b><p>Belly-Stuffing Peanut Butter<p><b>Whip it up</b><p>Pumped-Up Banana-Pecan<p><b>Whip it up</b><p>easy recipes

Does Sparkling Water Count Toward Your 8 Glasses a Day?

I love sipping on bubbly water throughout the day—it just seems a little more exciting than still water (it does, after all, <i>sparkle</i>). I have tight relationship with my SodaStream these days. But I'm not the only one drawn to the bubbles! It turns out that the lovely India-Jewel Jackson loves it …

8 Of The Healthiest Breakfast Foods Ever

It's true, some people whip up smoothies with spinach and kale or swear by whole grains you've never tried before, or top just about everything with chia or flax. But you don't have to completely make over your morning meal just to avoid making breakfast mistakes.<p>In fact, a number of breakfast …

Sunlight Tied to Heart Health

Don’t ditch your sunscreen just yet, though<p>Just as the sun is <i>finally</i> starting to peek out after a long, cold winter (bet you almost started questioning its existence for a while there!), a controversial new study says its rays might be heart-healthy: Sunlight exposure may cause lowered blood …

6 Yummy Spinach Recipes (P.S. Experts Say They're Great for Helping Weight Loss)

So I was reading an article about Alice Eve, who apparently dined primarily on spinach in order to fit into her <i>Star Trek</i> suit. And while I don't know the specifics of her super-spinach diet (how much? When? Prepared how?) it did remind me of one very key fact: Spinach is awesome.<p>Looking just at the …

The Best Protein Sources

You know a protein-rich diet can help you drop pounds—but are you reaching for the right foods?<p>Quick—which has more protein: an egg, or an ounce of mozzarella? Believe it or not, the cheese actually has about 16 percent more protein. You might want to write that down, especially if you’re one of …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

Any time is the perfect time to kick your workout routines into high gear—and actually make some significant progress toward reaching your ultimate …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

Paleo Diet

Fit Travel: 20 Epic Adventures to Tackle in Your 20s

You’re young, in good shape, and you don’t have kids yet—really, there’s no better time to travel than <i>now</i>. So that’s why we scoped out the world’s …

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Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Make In a Hurry

How much time do you spend eating breakfast each day? Maybe 10 or 15 minutes, if you're like most people. We're usually in a hurry to get to work or …

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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 …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What 14 Celebrities Eat In The Morning

With red carpets to walk and swimsuits to don, certain celebrities face a great deal of pressure about food, fitness and how both alter their bodies, which, unlike the rest of us, are constant targets of scrutiny from the public eye.<p>Every once in a while a celebrity will surprise us with a nugget …

Free Download: Our 77 Best Sex Tips Ever!

Print this guide for new tricks to try between the sheets<p>Revive your routine with these steamy sex tricks and get a little more bang in your bed.<p><b>BACK TO BASICS</b> <b>Pop in earplugs.</b> It will enhance the sound of your breathing and block out the rest of the world so you can focus solely on your other four …

10 Facts About Your Muscles

The real deal on the muscles rippling under your skin -- and how to make them strong, sexy and so worth the sweat<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether …