Christi Thornhill

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Work Out Videos On Netflix: 10 Titles To Motivate Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution

If you’re looking for a straight work out video, you may not want to turn to Netflix. While there appears to be a shortage of exercise tutorials on …

7 Perfect Workouts to Complement Your Cardio

We know that a mix of cardio and strength training is the fastest way to start seeing the results you’re after in the gym. Between an ultramarathoner’s fall running tips and trainer-approved treadmill workouts, keeping your cardio interesting this time of year should be a no-brainer. But what about …

Fitness

Strength Training Benefits and Guidelines for Seniors

We know how important it is to stay active as we get older and, if you are, that's a good thing. But we have to do more than just stay active if we …

Exercise

11 Indoor Exercise Apps for When It’s Too Cold for a Gym Sesh

Although we’re super pumped for all the festivities that come with this time of year, we’re not too keen on the dreary weather that goes along with them. Sure, celeb-approved rain boots and jackets are always a cute way to brave the outside world… but if we’re honest, it’ll take hella motivation to …

Exercise

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …

iOS

Forget Fitness Challenges—Sex Challenges Are Now a Thing

Thirty days to intimacy or your money back<p>Pinterest is loaded with different health and fitness challenges. Whether your goal is to be more hydrated or have a tighter butt, there are schedules out there urging you to drink more water or do more squats. So why not add a sex challenge to your Google …

Cheesy Oven-baked Green Bean "fries"

Cheesy Oven-baked Green Bean "fries" from SHAPE Magazine• 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan …

Kosher

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Apps

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

Dessert

8 Kettlebell Moves That'll Sculpt Your Entire Body

...and FAST!<p>If you love yourself some kettlebell exercises, this workout is for you. (And if you've never tried them out, this workout is for you, too!) Kettlebell exercises are awesome because, thanks to the fact that their weight isn't evenly distributed, they make your stabilizer muscles work …

5 Reasons to Eat More Avocados

Don’t you just love this list already?<p>You probably love avocados already unless you're (a) allergic to them or (b) crazy. It’s hard not to: They’re creamy, fresh, satisfying…we’re practically drooling just <i>describing</i> them. But they’re not just good—they’re also really good <i>for</i> you. So much so, in …

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Meet the newer, safer—but just as body-transforming—alternative to high-intensity interval training.<p>Amped-up Pilates reformers. Trampoline cardio. Underwater cycling. You can find fitness classes with all kinds of different bells and whistles right now—and new ones are popping up every day. In this …

15 Minute Workout: Build a Hotter Bod in 3... 2... 1!

Productivity experts often tell clients to tackle the most challenging task on their to-do list first. The reason: A feeling of accomplishment gives you momentum to check off other less daunting tasks throughout the rest of the day—even as your attention span diminishes.<p>The same logic can work at …

8 Things No One Ever Told You About Facials

Read this before you book an appointment.<p>Many people think of facials the same way they think of expensive vacations: luxurious treats that they save for special occasions. If that's the case for you, it's time to throw what you think you know about facials out the window—and read up on these …

Why Your Brain Can't Tell the Difference Between Good Habits and Bad Habits

At the subconscious level, your brain cannot distinguish between a habit that is ultimately GOOD for you and one that's ultimately BAD for you.<p>GOOD habits move you toward your goal or destination, whether it's to be happy, healthy, lose weight, make more money, or finish your projects on time.<p>BAD …

8 Signs You NEED a Vacation

Your sanity is on the line. Just sayin'.<p>Many people associate Labor Day with the end of summer fun times. But au contraire, my friend! There's still plenty of time to get your vacay on before the winter months pull you onto the couch. That's especially important if you currently see the inside of …

How Grief Makes You Sick in Old Age

It’s a story that’s familiar and sad, if completely romantic: one half of an elderly couple passes away, and the partner follows soon after–like this …

What Happens When You Go on an 'All-Emoji Diet'

As in, eating only foods that have emoji equivalents—and yes, someone actually did this.<p>If you've tried to text your girflriend a sandwich emoji followed by a question mark—only to find that there isn't one—Kelsey Rexroat feels your pain. In an article for The Atlantic, Rexroat wrote about eating …

Stroke less likely for older women who get more potassium

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who get more potassium in their diets are less likely to have a stroke or die than those who don’t get as much, according to a new study.<p>Potassium-rich diets have been linked to lower blood pressure before, but this is the first time potassium has …

25 Healthy and Photo-Worthy Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento boxes are gaining steam as a perfectly portioned, creative, fun way to pack and serve lunch—and they’re not just for kids. The box hails from …

Healthy Eating

What’s in YOUR Bento? Not Too Cool For School, Teenager-Approved!

<i>“Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.” ~William Galvin</i><p>I …

Adult bento lunch box ideas for work, for a man, or your big kids

I get asked all the time if my EasyLunchboxes work for <i>adult lunches</i>. The answer?<p>Grown-ups pack meals too, and my containers hold the amount that …

Healthy Eating

13 Easy Bento Box Ideas for Kids

Let’s face it: mornings are hectic. Packing a healthy lunch for your kids can add to the frustration, especially if you don’t know where to start or …

How to Make an Apple Swan

Here’s a sweet looking craft! Instructables member The King of Random made a <b>swan sculpture</b> from apple slices. The whole thing is both beautiful and …