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Yoga for Women Over 50: Four Poses for Every Fitness Level

The website Lots of Yoga is here to help you learn everything you need to know about starting yoga over 50. Developing a yoga practice in your 50s …

Yoga

The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Autism Link: What You Need to Know

Women with PCOS often face difficulty in getting a diagnosis.<p>Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely than others to bear a …

Autism

2 Simple Shoulder Exercises Anyone Who Works Out Should Be Doing

When it comes to workout routines, most people tend to focus on muscle groups that they can see or feel working immediately—think legs, butt, abs, …

Biomechanics

16 hacks to make your boxed cake taste better

1/<p>Start with the holy grail of cake hacks; add an extra egg, swap oil for butter, and replace water with milk.<p>This is a tried-and-true must of a …

Dessert

7 Things That Can Throw Your Blood Sugar Levels Off

If you're someone who has issues with energy levels, tends to get irritable or spacey, and struggles with cravings or hunger issues, you may be …

Diabetes

How to Make Granola in a Slow Cooker

What do the readers of <i>Food & Wine</i>, Food Network, and BuzzFeed have in common? “Everyone, everywhere wants slow cooker recipes,” explains Sarah …

An Easy Cherry Jam for Wannabe Canners

Place the cherries in the bowl of a food processor or blender, and pulse at 3-second bursts several times to partially chop the cherries. Most of the …

Toasting Nuts? The Microwave is Your Best Friend

Like good music, a good cookbook should be rewarding every time you open it up. Take Harold McGee's <i>On Food and Cooking</i>, for instance. Every single time I browse through its pages I pick up on something that I totally glossed over the first time around.<p>Case in point: on page 503 in the section on …

15 Booty-Enhancing Exercises You Can Do Right at Home (No Equipment Required!)

Your living room or bedroom can sometimes be the best gym. Although weights are key to booty gains, you can still tone your butt without using any equipment in between gym sessions. Whether you're short on time, dumbbells, or even a membership, we've got you covered with the best at-home exercises …

Here's How to Pickle Any Vegetable

I love pickles <i>so</i> much, I can never make my jars last more than a day before I devour them. It's like once I crack open that lid, I've been put under …

5 ways I treat my patients with PCOS without meds

<i>If you’ve ever experienced heavy periods (or no periods at all), weight gain, or pelvic pain and wondered if you might have polycystic ovarian</i> …

Homemade Ricotta Recipe

Real ricotta cheese is made by reheating the whey left over from cheesemaking. Most of us at home don't have easy access to a large supply of whey, but we <i>can</i> use milk and an acid like white vinegar to make a remarkably similar cheese that looks, tastes, and behaves almost exactly like true ricotta. …

How To Make Perfect Lemon Curd In The Microwave

No matter how many flawless custards or mirror glazes you've made in your life, some culinary techniques just seem to invite disaster, especially …

3 No-Equipment Leg Moves You Could Seriously Do While Waiting For the Bus (or a Flight)

Waiting for the bus, a flight, or on a long line at Disney? Why not get a quick leg workout in while you wait? You'll probably get some stares if you put in a little extra leg work in this unexpected setting, but you have the time, so take advantage of it. Your legs will be stronger, leaner, and …

What to Use If You Don't Have Sour Cream

You're in the middle of a throwing together a great recipe that calls for sour cream and you go to get it from the fridge. And it's not there. You …

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This 15-Minute Energizing Cardio Dance Workout Will Help You Bounce Back

One of the best ways to raise your spirits after a challenging day is to dance. That's right — getting down can help pick you up. We created this quick, 15-minute dance workout to help you bounce back. Put on your dancing shoes, press play, and get ready to get your groove on.

7 Reasons Your Fingers Are Swollen

Swelling of fingers, also called dactylitis, is usually harmless—but sometimes, sausage fingers signal something more.<p>You step outside in the summer heat, and your fingers suddenly resemble little sausages. Or maybe you've chowed down a salty meal, and now your wedding ring is stuck on your finger. …

Sweet Potato Salad With Black Beans and Avocado

In a large pot, boil sweet potatoes in salted water until fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool sightly.<p>In a bowl, stir together yogurt, …

Pineapple Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Makes 2 Servings<p>Ingredients<p>1cup lowfat cottage cheese<br>• 1 1/2cups fresh (or frozen, thawed) pineapple chunks<br>• 3/4cup rolled oats<br>• 2tablespoons chia seeds<br>• 30 …

Blackberry Cottage Cheese

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>1/2cup blackberries<br>• 1teaspoon honey<br>• 1/3cup lowfat cottage cheese<br>• 1/2tablespoon natural peanut butter<p>Directions<p>In a bowl or …

Honeydew With Cottage Cheese and Pecans

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>2/3cup lowfat cottage cheese<br>• 1/3 large honeydew melon, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces<br>• 12 pecan halves, roughly …

Goat Cheese, Cranberry, and Cinnamon Toast

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>1slice 100-percent whole-wheat bread, toasted<br>• 1ounce soft goat cheese, at room temperature<br>• 2tablespoons dried …

Pumpkin Spice Cottage Cheese With Cranberries

Makes 1 Serving<p>Ingredients<p>1/2cup lowfat cottage cheese<br>• 1/4teaspoon pumpkin pie spice<br>• 3tablespoons dried cranberries<br>• 2teaspoons almond butter<p>Directions<p>In …

German Buttercream Is Vanilla Pudding Whipped With Butter. What’s Not to Like?

If Swiss buttercream is a rockstar in the realm of frosting, then German buttercream is an indie powerhouse—well loved by its dedicated fans, but relatively unknown to the wider world. For the uninitiated, it's a style that combines thick vanilla pudding with whipped butter for a frosting with …

Nutellamisu Recipe (Without Eggs) in Just 15 Minutes

Never enough of tiramisu flavors! The amazing Italian dessert is getting even more delicious if you upgrade it with some creamy Nutella hazelnut …

30 Low-Glycemic Foods That Won't Eff With Your Blood Sugar

Stable blood sugar = less PIA cravings.<p>It's a tale as old as time: You eat a huge-ass cupcake, get a surge of energy—and then 30 minutes later you crash.<p>Well, a lot of foods beyond desserts (like brown rice, peas, and even some vegetables) can also mess with your blood sugar and cause this same …

Nutrition

The Connection Between Sugar and Depression

Image by Brook Lark<p>Food can have many effects on your mood and emotions. When you’re hungry and want food, you can be grumpy, upset, or even angry. …

Nutrition

The Best Way To Lose Weight When You Have PCOS

You can stop banging your head against your desk now.<p>If you have polycystic ovary syndrome, losing weight can feel kind of like trying to pry yourself away from an episode of <i>RHOA</i>—impossible, to say the least. The one bright spot of reassurance? It's not just your imagination—it really <i>is</i> harder to …

Weight Loss

The Difference Between Forward and Reverse Lunges, and How to Choose Which to Do

When you think of a lunge, you probably picture an exercise where you take a big step forward and bend at both knees to lower yourself down toward …