Even if you're working out hard at the gym, nutrition is key to continued weight loss and a long life. I'm a big believer in the idea that everything should be in moderation, but if you're chowing down on any of these foods regularly, it's time to rethink your habits. Get ready to kiss these five problem foods goodbye and embrace healthy and delicious substitutes.
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Get the most bang for your buck during a weekend workout with these exercises to tighten up your arms and butt at the same time. Each of these seven multitasking moves will save you time, but you've got to put in double the effort!
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
It's National Yoga Month, which means if your practice has lapsed, now's the time to fit in a yoga workout. Many yoga studios around the country are offering free classes for first-time students, which can help make finding a practice you love easier.
The availability of yoga everywhere has made studio rats of many, but for others, an occasional class is all they need to feel reenergized and refreshed. If you don't have a devoted practice, it can be hard to move to the next level, where there's less teacher demonstration and where it seems like everyone else knows each other (for tips on how to move on from beginner classes, read our advice on what to know before trying an intermediate yoga class). In honor of yoga month, tell us: what kind of yogi do you consider yourself?
Running: it's one of the most popular forms of cardio around, but there are a few common misconceptions about it that we'd like to dispel. Shedding some light on these myths could help improve your training, shopping for sneakers, and tackling speed work.
We all know that the elbow plank is a great core exercise. But this move, like any other, can get a bit stale. And if you're bored with an exercise, chances are high your body has become accustomed to the move and you're no longer benefiting from it.
If you're ready to add variation to your core routine, here are five moves to strengthen your mid-section courtesy of Core Performance Women. These exercises target the back, glutes, abs, and inner thighs. Add two to three of these exercises to your strength training sessions and you will notice a more toned middle and stronger core in all your activities.
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If you're starting a running routine, an iPhone app can be a savior on your newfound mission. Some of these apps keep you motivated, others complement your music, but all help track your progress. Before you hit the road, make sure to download one — or all! — of these apps that we love for new runners.
Nothing can doom a diet like the crispy, crunchy, craving for chips — until now! Rather than ditch this snack for good, we found healthy takes on our favorite savory and salty recipes. So go ahead, give your veggies a new twist and indulge in the crunchy deliciousness of these seven fit chips.