Olga Kalivoda

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Why Your Diet Fails

We've all been there. After a week of stringently healthy living—rising at the crack of dawn to jog and avoiding greasy temptations—you're out with your best friends on a Friday night. A couple beers and a couple hours later, you find yourself wolfing down chalupas—or, maybe, breakfast food—at Taco …

How Can I Stay in Shape On Vacation with Young Kids?

<i>A:</i><p>Keeping up with your fitness on a family vacation can be difficult. When your hometown gym is out of sight, it’s easy for it to be out of mind too. And even though vacation means a holiday away from grocery shopping and preparing meals, you'll probably be consuming more of those evil "hidden" …

Fat Is Fat, and Sometimes So Is Skinny

Being skinny doesn’t mean you’re fit—or even healthy. A recent study in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> found that men and women of normal weight but with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels are at risk for heart events just as dire as the obese.<p>The reason a thin waist is no saving grace, …

Should I Do Strength and Cardio On the Same Day?

<i>A:</i><p>We've tackled this topic before, but new research suggests that it's time to revisit the age-old question: If you're going to do both, should you lift before running? Or run before lifting?<p>Back in 2012, we reported that a short, moderate-intensity cardio workout before weight training can help …

Does Drinking Cold Water Help Me Lose Weight?

<i>A:</i><p>In a word, no. Many people believe that drinking cold water burns more calories than room-temperature water—and while that may be <i>technically</i> true, the difference in calorie burn is minuscule, at best.<p>"The hypothesis is that if you drink cold water, the body has to warm it up and you'll burn …

When Canned Food Is Freshest

Canned food can seem a lot less enticing than fresh produce, but it's time for you to rethink your shoping habits. A new Michigan State University study shows canned produce is not only cheaper than fresh, but also can contain more nutrients because packaging fruit and vegetables at their peak …

High-Impact Exercise Builds Bone Density

Every time your feet pound the pavement while running this spring, think about all the bone density you’re building. Believe it or not, high-impact exercise is good for you, the <i>New York Times Magazine</i> reports.<p>According to a study from researchers at the University of Bristol, subjecting bones to …

Healthy Weight: What Does That Mean, Exactly?

The study that garnered all the attention—a meta-analysis of 51 other studies—found that those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 18.5 or below had a 1.8 times higher risk of dying than people with a BMI in the normal range. Meanwhile, people classified as obese, with a BMI of 30-34.9, were 1.2 times …

No, Eating Fruits and Vegetables Isn't Bad for You

Does any one diet regimen stand out above all others? Is there any consensus at all? Well, yes. And yes. But you wouldn’t know that if you just read the headlines.<p>Whom to believe?<p>Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, sought to find out after the</i> …