Ritika Kashikar

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The Truth About the 80:10:10 Diet

Because most produce is low in calories, you have to eat A LOT of it to get the calories you need. Exhibit A: Anthony’s mono-meal (an entire meal made up of just one food) of two whole pineapples for breakfast:<p>According to USDA recommendations, you should fill half of your plate with fruit and …

4 Tips for Having Your Best Run Ever

Running is one of best forms of exercise, and a myriad of studies have found that it helps to lower your risk of cancer and heart disease and can help to keep depression and anxiety in check. During marathon season many of us decide that it's a good time to start running. Whether you are training …

Current Healthy Obsession: Dark-Chocolate-Covered Figs

How was everyone's Halloween? Is your office as littered with unhealthy treats today as ours is?<p>So many of us can't resist candy. Maybe it's just the kid in us (or maybe it's the SUGAR! Yes!), but there's something so appealing about bite-size treats. I always loved Raisinettes as a kid but don't …

My Not-So-Typical Before and After Fitness Journey

Nope, this is <i>not</i> a mistake! You are seeing these photos labelled correctly! Stunned? Yes, the BEFORE photo is what you would typically see as an AFTER photo.<p>So what's the real difference between the before and after photos, and why am I posting this?<p>Besides the obvious physique changes, the REAL …

Fitness

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Health

5 Different Lunges to Try

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!<p>Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore<p>Just like you shouldn't eat the same foods at every meal, you shouldn't do the same old lunges every time you work out. Sure, they're convenient and easy, but so is fast food—and you know that doesn't do your body any favors. So …

Health

Yoga: Poses to Tone Your Arms

Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Walk your hands a few inches in front of your shoulders. Curl your toes under, lift your hips, and straighten your legs. Push into your palms …

Creating The Ultimate Travel Activity Kit for Kids

<i>Are we there yet?</i> Oh the joys of traveling with kids! Guess what? It doesn’t have to be painful. A little planning and prep can go a long way in …

Kids

How To Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days<p>Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>Shutterstock<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, …

Nutrition

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

Melt Flab Away: The Best Fat Burning Foods

Regular dieting is old school...and boring. Eat the stuff that puts your metabolism on high speed to burn mucho calories.<p><b>Cinnamon</b><p>Without going into the whole scientific explanation of why it works, adding 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of this spice to something you eat every day — hot cereal, marinades, yogurt …

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