Blogs: October, 2012

Published: October 31, 2012
Yummy Low-Cal Snacks We all know what it feels like to hit mid-afternoon and need a small bite to get through the day. But high-calorie snacks can really add up. Here are 88 surprising snacks—from sweet to salty to crunchy—that are all...
Published: October 31, 2012
It seems easy enough: Toss a loaf of bread in your grocery cart and push on. Like the pasta aisle, the bread aisle is a surprisingly tricky place, full of sneaky labeling and other ploys that can lead you astray. Watch out for these four...
Published: October 30, 2012
On a busy day like Halloween, it's hard to find the time for an exercise session. There are last-minute costumes to find, sequins to stitch, and that inevitable extra run to the grocery store for candy. Our solution: a fun fitness game...
Published: October 30, 2012
Chill Out for the Future You can meditate to beat stress and anger, but you can also meditate to help you create and reach goals. This two-minute guided meditation helps you focus on "possibility." (Lululemon) Smoke-Free Spaces It's great...
Published: October 29, 2012
You've probably seen the label "BPA-free" on everything from plastic food storage containers to baby bottles. But what exactly is BPA—and why do we want products without it? Bisphenol A, more commonly known as "BPA," is an industrial...
Published: October 29, 2012
One of the best ways to start to reduce your risk is your kitchen with a cancer-fighting diet. But what should you eat? Fortunately, researchers are finding more answers to that question all the time, says Barbara C. Unell, breast cancer...
Published: October 29, 2012
Cut the Cigarettes If you're nearing 40 and a smoker, now's the time to give up your habit. Women who quit smoking before age 40 avoid 90% of the added risk of early death caused by smoking, and women who quit before 30 avoid 97% of the...
Published: October 29, 2012
Imagine unloading groceries from your car—and chucking a couple of the bags right into the garbage. According to a recent study, the average American family of four trashes the equivalent of $2,275 worth of food every year. Tossing food is...
Published: October 28, 2012
What Everybody Should Know About Breast Cancer Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up, you can still protect yourself year-round. Use this guide to understand what risks are associated with breast cancer, how to do a self-...
Published: October 28, 2012
As you’re trying to reach your goal weight, you may be skimping on one important element: sleep. Sure, diet and exercise are important, but they’re only part of the equation. It turns out, there’s a relationship between how much sleep you...