Friday 5! 5 Body Positive Blogs to Read This Weekend

It’s Friday! The weekend is here and so is your weekly roundup of five new inspiring voices for health! This week we’re sharing 5 Body Positive Blogs you’ve got to check out. Body positivity is a movement which encourages people to take a less punishing view of health and wellness. …

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Thanksgiving: A Fit and Healthy Feast

It’s the most gluttonous day of the year, but that doesn’t mean you get a a green light for having a free for all. We need to remember that Thanksgiving is really all about spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be grateful for as the …

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How to trick yourself into eating healthier

We know the basic rules for eating healthier, but adhering to them isn’t always a cinch. Other than not bringing home unhealthy foods or padlocking the pantry door, how can we make it easier on ourselves? Small changes Like many things, changes start small. Research conducted by the Food and …

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Health Apps Can be Good for You

Taking charge of your health has a whole new meaning these days, with over 165,000 health-related apps to choose from. The choices can be overwhelming, until you take a closer look. Many health apps, for example, promise modest outcomes, while others make impossible claims, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, assistant professor …

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Why You’re at Risk for Iron Deficiency

Hearing the term “nutrient deficiency” may spur images of populations with limited access to food and proper nutritional resources, but don’t let misconceptions guide you. The reality is nutritional deficiencies are quite widespread for the U.S. population (widespread when you consider the fact that food sources are not scarce), and …

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Nutrition for Women

Health on the Plate: Nutrition for Women

At least three times a day we have the opportunity to positively affect our health with the food choices we make. Balancing taste, cost, ease, time and nutrition can become unwieldy, but we do our best and hope that we are giving ourselves the basics that we need. Those needs …

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What Makes Superfoods So…Super?

The term “superfood” has seen an increasing amount of buzz over the past couple years, but rather than this word being strictly a designation, it’s become more of a blanket term for the latest fit-food fad. Follow me here: search “superfoods” in Google and you’ll see no less than ten …

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Healthy Holiday Menu from Chef Lindsey Becker of ABC’s The Taste

As Lindsey Becker learned on ABC’s The Taste, everything is about balance. She may be the contestant most recently voted off the reality show, but this graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education — who currently owns her own personal health chef business and works as a private chef and menu planner …

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A Picture of Health

What does “healthy” look like to you? There’s a thousand answers to that question depending on who you ask, for example someone who has always battled their weight might picture “healthy” as being thinner. Someone with a health complication might think that “healthy” looks like not having to take any …

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Gift Guide for Fit Friends and Family

If you’re starting to put your holiday shopping list together, don’t forget to give your loved ones the gifts of health this holiday season. Not only can you give someone the encouragement to try something they’ve always talked about doing, but it’s a great start to all those New Year’s …

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