Blogs: December, 2012

Published: December 31, 2012
Longevity Lessons from Gorillas Staying social may help  you live longer. A two-decade study of gorillas found that extroverted gorillas lived longer than their introverted peers, and similar studies in humans suggest that a strong social...
Published: December 31, 2012
What to eat for any given meal can be a tough decision, with all of the conflicting nutrition advice out there. (Carbs are bad! Whole grains are good! But gluten is bad! And what about fat?) So nutrition guru Joel Fuhrman, MD, set to help...
Published: December 31, 2012
From foods that fight cancer to a surprising cause of drug interactions, here are the health stories of 2012 that we’ll keep with us in the new year. Foods That Protect Health This past fall, lycopene in red tomatoes was linked to a...
Published: December 31, 2012
After a holiday season spent around buffet tables, cookie spreads, and plenty of cocktails, a detox sounds alluring. Especially when it comes to 2012’s favorite method of cleansing: with juice. Companies offering juice cleanses are popping...
Published: December 31, 2012
Motivating Music Working out without tunes can be … boring. Charge up your next sweat session with these playlists from FitSugar—they've got everything from hip-hop for cardio to indie songs for your run so you'll want to get moving in...
Published: December 30, 2012
Brrr, it’s getting cold outside! While I love my outdoor cardio, chillier weather and wintry precipitation often force me inside at this time of year. If you’re in a comparable climate, check out these three ways to take your workout...
Published: December 28, 2012
It's almost the new year, which means we're all finalizing our resolutions, right? But for most of us, the pattern of making goals and failing to achieve them can be frustrating and discouraging. This year, take a new approach: Instead of...
Published: December 28, 2012
Dried fruit is often billed as an easy way to get your fruit servings. And it is—sometimes. But all dried fruit isn’t the same. To suss out the healthiest options, read nutrition labels and follow these guidelines: Dried Fruit What it is:...
Published: December 28, 2012
Too busy to check out our daily headlines? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our top five picks. Don't Walk and Text Pedestrians who walk and text spend an average of two seconds longer in the crosswalk when crossing streets. They're...
Published: December 27, 2012
Nutrition Label Tips One of the hardest things about seeking out healthier food options is actually picking them without spending more time in the grocery store. To make it a breeze, rethink how you read nutrition labels. In general, keep...