Lynda Garcia

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50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Decreasing Post-Exertion Muscle Soreness: What's the Best Way?

Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who wants to suffer?<p>Luckily, there's a remedy for delayed onset muscle soreness, aka DOMS. A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning</i> …

HPV infections fell by half in teen girls after vaccine, study shows

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Work Stress: 5 Tension-Busting Tricks From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you're stressed at work on a daily basis, you're not alone: job-related stress in America is on the rise, with more than eight in 10 US workers saying that their jobs are stressing them out. Our unsustainable definition of success has created a culture of burnout, and it's taking a toll on our …

Adding Red Meat to Your Diet Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Loading up on burgers and deli meats may be tempting, but too much red meat could trigger metabolic changes that upset the body’s glucose …

7 Ways to Boost Your Mood with Food

A new study shows that eating certain foods can make you both healthy AND happy<p>Fruits and veggies are obviously good for your physical health. But it turns out that filling up on these superfoods can also make you happier.<p>Researchers discovered that happiness and mental health are highest among …

Karl K. Scott, Personal Trainer, On Taking Responsibility For Nutrition And Exercise (VIDEO)

A one-hour workout is just 4 percent of your day. And while we applaud anyone sweating it out for 60 minutes, the other 23 hours of the day are equally important.<p>That's the message nutritionist and personal trainer Karl K. Scott came to HuffPost Live to share. He sat down with Josh Zepps to discuss …

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

Sleep And Exercise: 4 Ways Working Out Affects Your Shut-Eye

Earlier this month, researchers at the annual SLEEP 2013 meeting presented a study showing that having a more physically demanding job can affect how you sleep at night.<p>It's not that all that activity tuckers workers out: The study found that people with more physical jobs were more likely to sleep …

The Only 30 Yoga Poses You Really Need to Know

Although it's an ancient practice, yoga has become the exercise du jour in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your coworkers are getting …

Ambien: The Good, the Bad, the Reality

New reports link the sleep medication to a spate of E.R. visits for hallucinations, agitation, and sleep-walking, among other complaints. But it also helps a lot of people. What's to know?<p>takemetoklinghovillage/flickr<p>I sat at my breakfast table a few weeks ago preparing to meet a new patient. I'll …

43 Recipes That'll Help You Stay Hydrated This Summer

Staying hydrated is always a challenge, but it gets harder in the summer as the weather gets warmer and we spend more time sweating in the sun. …

Healthy Eating

Play With Fire

The Moment I Knew

<i>When we asked readers to tweet about the moment they knew they needed to de-stress, the responses were alarming. Breaking points were marked by health crises, family problems and other types of suffering. We decided to go deeper into some of these stories in the hope that others can recognize signs</i> …

6 Tips to Boost Your Mental Toughness

Zoë Romano is running more than a marathon. Six days a week. For nine weeks. Get her tips for how to boost your mental tenacity<p>Everyone has had one those moments mid-workout where you just want to throw in the towel and quit. Whether it’s because of the pouring rain, a pounding headache, sheer …

GPS Guide: Cheryl Kain's Basic Tools For Stress Relief

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

What Is Fat?

There's been a war on fat in this country. You can buy "fat free" and "reduced fat" versions of anything. But all fats are not created equal. There are many different types; some are good for you and some are not. What makes one fat different from the next? And what makes one fat healthy for you, …

15-Minute Workout: Fresh Flat Belly Moves

Use a stability ball to round out your ab workout<p>Chances are, you've already elevated your ab work onto a stability ball. Smart move: Research shows that crunches atop a ball are approximately twice as effective as those done on the floor. But stop there and you're selling this multitasking tool …

Apricot, Apple, and Coconut "Yogurt" Parfait

<i>This recipe and photo were created by contributor Aylin Erman of Glow Kitchen. Learn more about Aylin and this recipe by checking out her</i> …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

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 …

4 Steps to a Successful Beach Workout

New research finds you torch more calories when you get moving on the sand<p>Sure, you hit the beach to relax. But you don’t have to spend the entire trip in a lounge chair: In fact, you can burn more calories in less time if you exercise on sand, according to a study recently published in the <i>Journal</i> …

Thera-Band Exercises for Ruptured Discs in the Center of the Back : Fitness & Exercise Advice

9 foods that should be in every man's diet

For bodybuilders and physique-conscious guys, nutrition can get a little daunting, what with so many “healthy” snacks coming out all the time—not to …

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, …

The Best Yoga Style for You

Discover the most satisfying yoga sequence for your fitness goals<p>Yoga is kind of like sex. (And not just because of the interesting positions.)<p>For a practice rooted in simplicity, it has become a tad bit complicated...and intimidating. There are a jillion types of yoga, ranging from specific (like …