Ritika Kashikar

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The 80:10:10 Diet: Healthy or Harmful?

Is it smart to eat a diet that's 80 percent produce? The answer might surprise you<p>You know that fruit and veggies are good for you, but how about 10 bananas, six mangoes, two pineapples, or half a watermelon? Believe it or not, that’s about how much Loni Jane Anthony, a 25-year-old Australian …

Vegetables

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

As there are many positive aspects to having a bikini body, it can equally come with a lot of costs: undesirable thoughts, feelings and behaviors, especially if the positive attributes become extreme. Here's a timeline of my changing body throughout the past four and a half years.<p>Nope, this is <i>not</i> a …

10 Types of Squats Exercise You Should Be Doing For A Better Butt

Your go-to booty exercise could use an upgrade.<p>Squats are like the LBD of your butt and leg day workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your bod look pretty amazing.<p>But they're not just great for your booty: They strengthen pretty much every muscle in your lower body, including your …

Workouts

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!

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 the next time you hit the …

Workouts

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Yoga

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 …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

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>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, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Nutrition

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

Despite claims we are "eating right," many times we don't realize that if we are not getting the results in fat loss, then no matter how good we are eating, it is not good enough.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 …

Insulin

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

Dehydration, 8 glasses a day and more - WH busts the myths and discovers the facts about our favorite drinkable staple<p>Take a look around. Right this very second there's a water bottle within a 10-foot radius of where you're sitting. How did it get there? A drop of physiological need mixed with an …

Water

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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