Jodie Jeppesen

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Natural Fixes for Low Energy

Digital Vision/Thinkstock<p>Sight<p>Yellow is the color most closely linked with a healthy mood; other positive hues include orange and lilac. Try using these tones on your walls or fill some vases with similarly shaded blooms. You can also get an energy kick from sitting near a light box for 45 minutes …

Stability Ball Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Roll-Out<p>Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart, then place your forearms on the ball, hands in loose fists (a). Keeping your back flat, brace your core and slowly roll the ball away from you by straightening your arms; extend as far as you can …

Stop Cravings: Healthy Foods That Satisfy Salt and Sugar Cravings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Dark Chocolate<p>Just a small portion of this antioxidant-filled treat satisfies a sweet tooth.<p><b>Eat this:</b> 1 oz dark chocolate with 65 percent (or more) cacao<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pistachios<p>They satisfy a salt craving while delivering more natural antioxidants than most other nuts. …

6 Moves For A Rock-Solid Stomach

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>Amp up your abs routine by adding a little extra weight! You'll force your muscles to work even harder to help stabilize your trunk while performing moves that closely mimic everyday activities (climbing a ladder, holding onto objects while sitting up in bed, or …

Lift More, Lose More

Exercise 1 Deadlift to High Pull<p>Hold dumbbells in front of your thighs, palms facing your legs, feet hip-width apart. Lean forward and lower your torso until it's almost parallel to the floor. Pause, then squeeze your glutes and push your hips forward to return to standing, pulling the dumbbells to …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

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 …

5 Healthy Muffin Recipes | Women's Health

<b>Banana, Yogurt & Walnut Muffins</b><p><b>PMS Busters</b><br>Prep: 10 min Cook: 22 min<p>If out-of-whack hormones turn you into Ms. Hyde every month, these fluffy treats are your antidote. Bananas provide cramp-busting potassium and vitamin B6, a hormone regulator that may help reduce water retention, depression, and …

Fight Fat: 10 Easy Secrets | Women's Health

<b>Master Your Midday Meal</b><p><b>1. Know Your Deli Meats</b><br>Sandwiches are the architecture of the common lunch-eater, but you need to start with a solid foundation. The hierarchy of health, in descending order:<br>- Turkey and chicken<br>- Roast beef<br>- Ham<br>- Weird processed things like salami and olive loaf<p><b>2. Turn Your</b> …

Fight Fat: 10 Easy Secrets

Have you hit a plateau? Are the pounds slower to come off these days? Are your muscles sore? Do you feel like blowing off your workout and diving into stuffed crust pizza with pepperoni? All that’s normal. Try these 10 smart ways to turbocharge your weight-loss efforts. When it comes to cooking and …

The Food That Prevents Diabetes

Researchers analyzed data collected by the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and NHS II, two separate decade-long studies that tracked the diets and health records of 138,000 women. While all of the participants were disease-free at the beginning of the study, 5,930 of them developed Type 2 diabetes …

Plate Size Matters

A new study out of Temple University suggests that one solution to helping kids eat less is to give them smaller plates. With childhood obesity rates so high, we need effective strategies to help youngsters eat more healthfully and eat less.<p>The study, published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i>, found that …

3 Healthy Snacks to Keep in Your Office Desk

Most offices have break rooms, or that one table where various (usually sugary) treats magically appear throughout the week. (Right now, I'm looking at a big pile of sugar cookies!)<p>This, of course, can be a problem. It's easy to head to the table and do some mindless snacking—which can catch up in …