How to Do a Dumbbell Box Step-Over

When it comes to leg day, it doesn’t get more classic than the squat. But if a squat is the only lower-body movement in your leg-day routine, not only do you risk getting bored, but you’re missing a chance to work not only your legs and glutes but your core and upper body, too. Enter: the dumbbell box step-over. The exercise is ...

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A Determined Dieter, a Calendar, and a 12-Pound Weight Loss

By Julie Upton, RD At swimming practice last weekend, my friend Deborah showed me five years’ worth of calendars that she uses to track her health and fitness goals. Cute stickers were awarded to any day she made it to swimming practice, ate well, didn’t drink alcohol, and focused on the positive things she wanted to manifest in her life. ...

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Want to See the Scale Move? Make Some New Friends

By Tina Haupert I recently chatted with Health‘s associate weight-loss editor, Shaun Chavis, about how my diet and fitness blog helped me find a community of health-focused women. These women have become dear friends even though, until recently, I’d never met many of them in person. Last weekend, with the help of five like-minded bloggers, I hosted a Healthy Living ...

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Keto Dijon Smothered Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

  I hear all the time about people suffering through keto on flavorless plain chicken breasts over limp lettuce. Instead, why not give this keto Dijon smothered chicken drumsticks recipe a try? Why Drumsticks are Different As a kid, I always gravitated toward the drumsticks, if given a choice. Maybe it was the sheer joy of eating with my hands, ...

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5 Easy Ways to Kickstart Your Clean-Eating Goals Before January 1st

Many people refer to the days between Christmas and New Year’s as a “twilight week.” The bulk of the holiday season is behind us, but the fresh start of the new year still lies ahead. It’s tempting to consider this cozy in-between time as your last hurrah before January 1st. But indulging freely in wine and snacking on leftover sugar cookies likely won’t leave you ...

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Simple Ingredients May Be Trendy, but Not Necessarily Healthy

By Julie Upton, RD There is a hot new marketing trend in the food industry: simplicity. A slew of products in grocery stores are boasting that they contain just a few simple, all-natural ingredients. Problem is, those “simple, all-natural” ingredients are generally things that provide little nutritional value for their number of calories—and they include sugar, cream, flour, salt, oils, ...

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8 Healthy Eating Tips for Lighter Travel

By Julie Upton, RD I’ve been traveling more than usual this year, and some months, I’ve been gone as much as I’m home. Since I’m one of those unfortunate people who gains weight from just sniffing high-calorie foods—and because I have less control over my meals, snacks, and daily exercise routine—I have to work extra hard at keeping my weight ...

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Keto Creamy Chicken and Eggplant Casserole Recipe

Casserole? Yes please. This keto creamy chicken and eggplant casserole recipe will make your taste buds dance with delight. About that Eggplant… This distinctive purple plant may have turned you off as a kid. But that shouldn’t deter you forever. Everyone’s tastes change as they age, and it’s quite possible the eggplant you despised as a youth would be a ...

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America’s Top 10 Healthiest Diets

  From Health magazine If losing weight is at the top of your list, youre not alone: An estimated 80 million Americans go on diets every year, spending more than $30 billion annually on programs and products. Thats a lot of money, a lot of advice, and a lot of emotional investment. So, which diets really work—and work safely? To ...

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Do You Really Need to Do Cardio to Lose Weight?

When you think of exercise geared specifically toward weight loss, you likely imagine spending long hours on the treadmill or elliptical. And while it’s true that doing steady state cardio probably will help with weight loss, experts say it’s totally unnecessary if your main goal is fat loss. In fact, you can lose weight just by lifting weights. (Yes, really. ...

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