Blogs: September, 2013

Published: September 30, 2013
San Fran Shape-Up Cheers to California, land of sand, surfers, and avocado trees. Borrow these wellness tips from Bay Area residents who regularly enjoy public parks, cultural outings, and hangouts with Fido. (Huffington Post) Say “Queso”...
Published: September 30, 2013
There’s not much I love about the colder temperatures of fall and winter (personally, I’m not a fan of chapped lips, pilled sweaters, and chilly feet). But soup is the exception. I make soup year-round, yet the effect is lost when you...
Published: September 30, 2013
Best Leg Forward You’ve been doing cardio, but those inner thighs don’t seem to budge. What gives? Solution: Target this problem area with 7 easy moves designed to chisel thighs. Do sumo squats, step-ups, and Pilates leg lifts for looser...
Published: September 27, 2013
Too busy to check out our daily headlines? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our top five picks. Pasta Party It's tough to resist pasta, and going whole wheat isn't always the best choice. Test drive a bowl of these nutritious...
Published: September 26, 2013
Confession: Many years ago, before we had kids, my husband and I kept our freezer stocked with ice cream and indulged in a bowl of chocolate chip (him) and mint chip (me) almost every single night. Apparently, our metabolisms were way...
Published: September 26, 2013
Immunity, En Route Planes, trains, and road trips can leave you feeling drained. Keep hydrated (it's critical!) and eat your probiotics to dodge illness while you travel. (Blisstree) First Contact Contact lenses. 36 million of us wear them...
Published: September 25, 2013
Sorry, Skippers! Sometimes you need a break from the gym, but it's often that skip day turns into, well, days. Stick to exercise by committing to 10 minutes, signing up for a results-driven class, or enlisting a workout buddy. (upwave)...
Published: September 25, 2013
Vegetables are a source of angst for so many parents and kids. As a recovering picky eater myself, I get it: Vegetables aren’t as sweet as fruit, some can taste downright bitter, and all too often, they’re served overcooked and mushy. But...
Published: September 24, 2013
Wholly Good Your body needs fiber for digestion, heart disease prevention, and weight loss, but you probably aren’t getting enough. Try these surprising fiber sources, including raspberry macaroons, broccoli fritters, and roasted Brussels...
Published: September 23, 2013
World Wise You can travel the globe without leaving your kitchen, metaphorically of course. Please your palate with cancer-fighting shiitake mushrooms (native to China and Japan), or zinc-packed cilantro (a staple of Mexican, Portuguese,...