Natasha Long

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Stopping Snacking

Sometimes I’m amazed I’m not fat. I'm terrible when it comes to snacking. Fortunately my neuroscience training has helped a little. Here are some …

Neuroscience

Chana Masala Burrito With Cucumber-Mint Raita

Whether it's made with leftover Indian food from our favorite spot or the last serving of a homemade curry or masala, I find myself eating some …

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Bipolar holiday

Guest blogger<p>Holidays are supposed to be a time for relaxation, but not for Charlotte Walker, a mother and blogger with bipolar disorder. She values the opportunity to spend time with her children, but fears that a change from her routine may mess up the mental stability she works hard to …

Mental Health

Bad habits affect heart disease risk and brain function

<b>Unhealthy habits which increase heart disease risk could also be affecting brain function in people as young as 35, a study suggests.</b><p>Dutch researchers examined almost 3,800 people aged 35 to 82, testing memory, planning and reasoning.<p>High cholesterol and heavy smoking were linked to poorer …

Medical Research

High-Intensity Workout Routines That Get You Lean & Fit, Fast!

Here are the 6 WORST things you can do if you want to ignite your body's own fat-burning furnace and get lean, strong & totally ripped in less …

Exercise

How to Warm up Before and Cool Down After Running

All of your runs should start with a warm-up and end with a cooldown. Why are they so important? A good warm-up dilates your blood vessels, ensuring …

Should I Eat Before A Run and What Should I Eat?

One of the most common questions that new runners have is whether they should eat before running. Many worry that eating anything before running will …

Everything You Need to Know About Interval Training

Interval training is all about maximum exertion for maximum results. The workouts don't take long, but they aren't for the faint of heart. If you've …

Healthy Dessert Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Sundaes

Guess what? Your grill also does dessert<p>I’m definitely a fan of cooking fruit. I love the way intense heat caramelizes fructose and makes it more than just sweet. Pineapple, which is pretty high in sugar compared to most fruit and can be almost a bit much raw, is the perfect candidate for …

Cocktail Hour: Tipsy Basil Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, mix them with wine!<p>In a pitcher, combine 12 whole fresh basil leaves, a 750-ml bottle of sauvignon blanc, 2 cups all-natural lemonade, and 3/4 cup limoncello; stir. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.<p><b>Makes 6 Servings</b> <i>Per serving: 220 cal, 0 g fat, 40 g carbs,</i> …

How To Breathe Properly When Running

<i>"I've heard that I should breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth when I run. Is that correct?"</i><p>You should breathe through both your mouth …

5 Smoothies That Make You Look and Feel Awesome

Make one of these tasty health-boosters today<p>If you aren't a smoothie addict already, you will be after you try these recipes. And if you're already harboring a serious smoothie habit? There are just two words for you: You're welcome.<p><b>Matcha Green Tea Frappe</b> <br>Matcha green tea is loaded with …

Preventing bipolar relapse with web therapy

<b>"I tend to think I am in a film - it's like The Truman Show. I'm the star of the film, off on my own planet.</b><p>"It's quite pleasurable for me, but a bit strange for other people."<p>Michael, 29, from Cheshire, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after experiencing these feelings during his "most severe …

Mental Health

How To Feel More Relaxed

The skills of becoming relaxed when necessary and remaining relaxed whenever possible can be transformative, and can make a measurable difference in …

Mindfulness Could Help Ease War-Related PTSD Symptoms, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation could help ease post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among war veterans, according to a new study.<p>The research, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, shows that going through an eight-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treatment program is associated with …

Mindfulness

Early Bird Gets the Burn

<b>Get up and go.</b> Literally. "If you work out be­fore your day distracts you, your chances of exercising regularly go way up," says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. And AM sweating can make you sharper all day: "Exercise enhances the secretion of …

5 Summer Cocktail Recipes Under 200 Calories

There's nothing more refreshing on a sizzling hot day than a chilled cocktail. Unfortunately, these sweet sips come with a cost: Tons of liquid …

10 Reasons You Might Not Be Losing Weight

It’s springtime, and with summer just around the corner, you’ve decided it’s finally time to shed a few pounds and get into bikini body shape. You’ve …

10 Insanely Delicious Guacamole Recipes

So many occasions call for guacamole, so it helps to have a fun recipe—or 10—in your back pocket

The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress

Whether it’s in your hips, hamstrings, or all in your head, tension has a way of accumulating as we hustle through the day-to-day. But there are ways …

Soothe Dry Lips With These Balms

Pretty, plump lips au naturel<p>Finding the perfect makeup is hard, but finding a perfect chapstick? Should be easy right? It can actually be tricky — they can be too sticky, too greasy, too stinky. Well, we've got your problem licked. We slathered on every balm we could — 62 in all — to find the …