Hot sun, greasy food trucks, plenty of booze — music festivals tend to have a free-for-all vibe that’s not exactly synonymous with healthy living.
But if you plan ahead, it’s possible to rock out with a few thousand of your closest friends without subsisting on junk food or dealing with sunburn, ringing ears, and a nasty hangover the next day. If your summer plans include a music festival, here’s how to stay safe and healthy.
Between the summer heat, free-flowing booze, and sho...
As a mom of three, there are a couple of workhorse appliances in my house – my vacuum, my washer and dryer, and my dishwasher (well, and my coffee maker!) As my boys have gotten bigger, so have the messes they make, the clothes they wear and the amount of food they eat! Making sure that you choose appliances that really work well for your family can make everyone’s day run smoother – here are my tips for picking out a family-friendly dishwasher that will meet your family’s needs.
If you're looking for nourished, moisturized, how-do-you-get-that-glow skin, the key may be a bottle of beauty oil away. Regardless of your age or skin type, beauty oils are packed with an array of antioxidants, fatty acids and essential nutrients that can work to soothe irritation, strengthen your skin barrier, reduce redness and maintain your skin's moisture.
If you’ve ever gone on a diet for more than a week, you are likely familiar with the concept of a cheat meal — or maybe even a whole cheat day.
The idea is simple: For one meal, you get to throw “moderation” to the wind and eat whatever you want. Cheat meals often include sweets, greasy comfort foods, alcohol, and other treats that don’t fall within the guidelines of your regular healthy eating plan.
But while cheat meals might feel like a guilty indulgence, they can actually help you stick t...
Sawing logs. Calling the hogs. Rattling the shingles. There are so many euphemisms for snoring because, well, so many people snore. According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 90 million American adults snore sometimes, and 37 million snore on a regular basis. While snoring may be the cause of many a midnight jab or exasperated pillow whack from your partner, it’s no laughing matter. Regular snoring can have serious health consequences, both for the snorer and their bed partner. ...
You set a fitness goal. You made changes to your diet. You’ve been sticking to your workout plan. And it’s working — the pounds have been peeling off, and you feel healthier and stronger than before. You’ve almost reached your goal! Only five more pounds to go, and then…it stops. The scale won’t budge. You’re still following the same plan, but suddenly, it’s not giving you the same results. What gives?
When this happens, you’re likely to hear this weight loss adage from someone: “The last fiv...
When you’re killing your last set at the gym, a drenched tank or dripping top knot isn't the worst thing in the world. But a big presentation? First date? Job interview? Yeah, not exactly when you're looking for sweaty palms and pit stains.
Let's break down everything you need to know about perspiration.
Why do I sweat?
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Whether you prefer to pump iron in the gym or pump your legs on a treadmill, it’s vital that your body gets enough iron. From transporting oxygen to muscles and helping build connective tissue to supporting basic cell function, iron is essential for a healthy body. Fortunately, getting enough of this key mineral is easy when you know which foods are high in iron.
You’ve probably heard the hype about detox water for weight loss — and yes, it’s as refreshing (and pretty!) as all those recipe photos make it look. But what exactly is detox water? And can it really help you drop pounds? Here’s what you need to know.
What is Detox Water?
Detox water is just a sexier name for infused water — in other words, water that’s had some combo of fruits, veggies, and herbs immersed in it. You can buy pre-packaged detox waters like CORE Organic Fruit Infused Beverage ...
Even if you normally stick to a pretty consistent workout schedule, this time of year can throw all kinds of wrenches into your training plan. Between gift shopping, party hopping, and bubbly popping, it can be hard to fit in fitness during the holiday season.
The good news? While finding time to exercise during the holidays can be tough, it’s not impossible — and when the holiday stress sets in (and the number of sugar cookies you’ve consumed starts adding up) you’ll be extra glad you crushe...
Is there a struggle between tech time and active time in your house? Trying to balance kids' growing desire for more and more screen time and the need to get kids outside and moving can cause some serious family drama – especially during the winter months.
What can parents do? A lot. Check out our tips for helping your kids cut down their screen time, increase their physical activity and learn skills to better balance the two.
Whether it’s your final rep, lap, or round, there’s nothing better than the feeling you get from pushing through a solid sweat session. But what happens when your post-workout vibe is more ouch than oh yeah?
Sore muscles are common after a tough workout, but when you’re really feeling the burn, you may wonder if you’re dealing with the usual muscle soreness — or if you’ve actually pulled a muscle. Here’s how to tell the difference and how to recover.
Protein. It’s a key building block of our bodies, ensuring we grow strong, stay healthy and have energy. While most doctors and nutritionists recommend getting protein primarily from the foods we eat, there are many reasons you might consider taking a protein supplement.
Wine and chocolate are already a scary good match, but we're getting extra fancy to let you know exactly which red wine varietals will make the perfect pairing for those Halloween chocolate treats you've been sneaking. Plus, if you're throwing a Halloween bash this year, we're highlighting some spooky bottle designs that will look eerily alluring on your Halloween table!
Are you a Toy Story Fan? Maybe your family grew up with Woody and Buzz or are just now discovering them. Either way, kids of all ages adore the new Toy Story Land open at Disney’s Hollywood Studio at Walt Disney World. On a recent summer weekend, my family and I hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando to experience two firsts for us: a family trip to Florida and our first time exploring Walt Disney World!