Fitness http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1031/videos en Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8823_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Eating more produce can help you slim down because produce is low in calories and high in fiber. In fact, vegetables were ranked as the No. 1 food to eat for weight loss by Harvard University. On a 1,500-calorie diet, you should eat 1 1/2 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables. At breakfast, add sliced fruit to toast or veggies to an egg scramble. For lunch, eat a big salad or pack a wrap with baby spinach. For snacks, try grapefruit, apple slices or carrot sticks. And at dinner, start your meal with a bowl of vegetable soup or salad and be sure to include produce in your meal.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:42:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282594 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA8793_Vaughn.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you get home ravenous or need a snack in a pinch when you’re on the go, instead of relying on convenience foods or vending machines. When you make a plan and stock your fridge with cut-up fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks, these nutritious choices become “convenience” food because they’re ready when you need them. If you are following our meal plan, you’re in luck—all the meals and snacks are planned for you. And if you’re not, <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans">check it out here</a>—you might like to try it.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:11 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282593 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 3: Schedule Your Fitness http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_3_schedule_your_fitness <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_3_schedule_your_fitness" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_exercise_equipment_101683741_Blaine_Moats.jpg" alt="Day 3: Schedule Your Fitness Blog Post" title="Day 3: Schedule Your Fitness Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>What you eat is only part of your weight-loss success. To burn calories and fat, you need to get moving. Just as you’ve started to plan your week of meals, put exercise on your calendar. The recommended weekly amount of activity for adults is 150 minutes of moderate activity, like brisk walking, or 75 minutes of more vigorous activity like running, plus at least two strength-training sessions. Just 10 minutes at a time is enough to get the benefits of exercise (and we can all find 10 minutes in our schedules). Make a walking date with a friend, or try a new class at your gym.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_3_schedule_your_fitness#comments Diet Blog Diet Fitness Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:07:08 +0000 Nifer 280102 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Your Workout Making You Gain Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_your_workout_making_you_gain_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_your_workout_making_you_gain_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_woman_walking_101744191_Doss_0_0.jpg" alt="Is Your Workout Making You Gain Weight? Blog Post" title="Is Your Workout Making You Gain Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love the pumped-up energy I have after a good workout. Plus I feel stronger—I am <em>this</em> close to being able to do a real pull-up. But if we’re being honest, I also love the way exercising helps my body look. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with being able to zip up my skinny jeans easily. So when I’m diligently hitting the gym but my clothes feel like they’re actually getting more snug, it can be frustrating to say the least. It turns out, when it comes to exercise, it’s possible to get too much of a good thing when it comes to weight loss.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_your_workout_making_you_gain_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Fitness Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:27 +0000 Stefan_20 279800 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which is better for digestion after a big meal: taking a walk or drinking a digestif? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_is_better_for_digestion_after_a_big_meal_taking_a_walk_or_drinking_a_digestif <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_is_better_for_digestion_after_a_big_meal_taking_a_walk_or_drinking_a_digestif" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/20761.jpg" alt="Which is better for digestion after a big meal: taking a walk or drinking a digestif? Blog Post" title="Which is better for digestion after a big meal: taking a walk or drinking a digestif? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>No-brainer—walk it out! And that’s not just because strutting your stuff will burn some of the calories you ate. Scientists actually put both options to the test.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_is_better_for_digestion_after_a_big_meal_taking_a_walk_or_drinking_a_digestif#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Fitness Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:26:34 +0000 Stefan_20 279495 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Surprising Diet “Wreckers” That Erase Your Hard Work http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/3_surprising_diet_wreckers_that_erase_your_hard_work <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/3_surprising_diet_wreckers_that_erase_your_hard_work" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101745711_woman_snack_aimee_herring_310.jpg" alt="3 Surprising Diet “Wreckers” That Erase Your Hard Work Blog Post" title="3 Surprising Diet “Wreckers” That Erase Your Hard Work Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I work hard for every pound of weight I lose (and those last few post-baby pounds this year were <em>stuh</em>-born). And I’m sure you do, too, so the notion that something beyond pure willpower is derailing our efforts to shed pounds is downright infuriating. To that end, here are 3 diet “wreckers” to be aware of. Don’t let them erase all your dieting hard work. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/3_surprising_diet_wreckers_that_erase_your_hard_work#comments Diet Blog Beauty Brierley Wright Diet Fitness Health Nutrition Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:42:15 +0000 Sarah Hoff 278294 at http://www.eatingwell.com Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_smoothies_101646074_Scott_Little_310_0.jpg" alt="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" title="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your fruit and vegetable intake (something most Americans need to do) and are great for getting a variety of produce into your diet, one is the better choice.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies#comments Health Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Fitness Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Quick meals Snacks Wellness Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:17:47 +0000 Nifer 276763 at http://www.eatingwell.com Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101510896_woman_groceries.jpg" alt="Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist Blog Post" title="Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;ve always thought the new year should start in September. Fall seems to bring with it a fresh start. And although I don&rsquo;t want to rush the change of seasons (I love summer!), I am starting to feel inspired to shake up my routine and, um, get one. It&rsquo;s all too easy to let healthy habits slide in the summertime (all that socializing can lead to some not-so-stellar food choices&hellip;hamburgers and ice cream have been in my diet more often than I&rsquo;d like to admit).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist#comments Health Blog Fitness Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:37:57 +0000 Nifer 141511 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is coconut water worth the splurge? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/coconut_spr03_310_1_1.jpg" alt="Is coconut water worth the splurge? Blog Post" title="Is coconut water worth the splurge? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In recent years there has been an explosion of coconut water products available at grocery and convenience stores. If you&rsquo;ve tasted it, you know that it&rsquo;s pretty refreshing&mdash;even the plain, unflavored coconut waters (or so I think).</p> <p>And because staying hydrated can make or break your workout performance, it&rsquo;s not surprising that many athletes and weekend warriors are looking for an extra edge when it comes to their beverage of choice.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_coconut_water_worth_the_splurge#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Fitness Good choices Health Product reviews Wellness Fri, 27 Jul 2012 13:45:25 +0000 Nifer 114297 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 summer health myths busted http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_summer_health_myths_busted <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_summer_health_myths_busted" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/girls_sunbathing_100009631_0.jpg" alt="5 summer health myths busted Blog Post" title="5 summer health myths busted Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This summer, don&rsquo;t let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice from friends and family. When it comes to health and natural remedies it&rsquo;s enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. Don&rsquo;t get me wrong&mdash;as with any good story, a nutrition myth can offer a valuable lesson. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are 5 common summer health myths to watch out for&mdash;as reported in <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_summer_health_myths_busted#comments Health Blog Beauty Brierley Wright Dessert Diet Fitness Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:52:39 +0000 Nifer 112425 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 power ingredients for fueling your workout http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_power_ingredients_for_fueling_your_workout <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_power_ingredients_for_fueling_your_workout" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/energy_bar_0.jpg" alt="5 power ingredients for fueling your workout Blog Post" title="5 power ingredients for fueling your workout Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Want to give your workout a boost? Five key ingredients can give your body an extra edge when exercising&mdash;or recovering from your workout, as Joyce Hendley wrote about in the July/August issue of <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine. And as a bonus, she developed a homemade energy bar recipe that packs them all into a delicious, convenient bar to power your workout and help you refuel afterward. (<a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/granola_bar_recipes_and_power_bar_recipes?slide=2">Get the recipe for EatingWell Energy Bars and more Granola &amp; Power Bars</a>.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_power_ingredients_for_fueling_your_workout#comments Health Blog Fitness Health Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Snacks Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:57:55 +0000 Nifer 111828 at http://www.eatingwell.com Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22580A_310mt_0.jpg" alt="Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win Blog Post" title="Olympic appetites: how 8 top athletes eat to win Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The world&rsquo;s fastest, fittest athletes are competing in the summer Games, but what fuels their power? I talked with some top athletes who are competing or hoping to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London about how they eat to win.</p> <p><strong>Misty May-Treanor, 34, beach volleyball player and two-time Olympic medalist</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/olympic_appetites_how_8_top_athletes_eat_to_win#comments Food News Blog Fitness Food & health news Michelle Edelbaum Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:26:56 +0000 Nifer 111718 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 foods for flatter abs http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/torso_1_0.jpg" alt="5 foods for flatter abs Blog Post" title="5 foods for flatter abs Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summer&mdash;and that means your summer vacation is probably just around the corner. If you&rsquo;re looking to slim down before you slip into that bathing suit (and who isn&rsquo;t?!), you&rsquo;re in luck. Cutting calories and exercising are, of course, must-dos&mdash;and you can <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/7_day_weight_loss_diet_meal_plan">try this 7-day weight-loss meal plan to lose up to 2 pounds this week</a>. But new research shows that some foods may have waist-shrinking properties. Here are five tummy-tamers to add to your diet&mdash;as reported by Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., for <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs#comments Diet Blog Beauty Brierley Wright Diet Fitness Health Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Weight loss Wellness Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:39:01 +0000 Nifer 104395 at http://www.eatingwell.com 8 super-healthy summer foods you should be eating http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/8_super_healthy_summer_foods_you_should_be_eating <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/8_super_healthy_summer_foods_you_should_be_eating" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_0.jpg" alt="8 super-healthy summer foods you should be eating Blog Post" title="8 super-healthy summer foods you should be eating Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summer&mdash;that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. As a dietitian and nutrition editor I love that there&rsquo;s an abundance of fresh, delicious and healthy choices. Better yet: many of summer&rsquo;s fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. Here are some of my favorites and why they&rsquo;re a particularly good choice in the summer&mdash;as reported on in <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/8_super_healthy_summer_foods_you_should_be_eating#comments Health Blog Beauty Brierley Wright Diet Fitness Health Nutrition Wellness Thu, 31 May 2012 16:10:33 +0000 Nifer 101642 at http://www.eatingwell.com Does drinking water make you smarter? Plus 6 benefits of staying hydrated http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_drinking_water_make_you_smarter_plus_6_benefits_of_staying_hydrated <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_drinking_water_make_you_smarter_plus_6_benefits_of_staying_hydrated" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/3614water_bottled225_0.jpg" alt="Does drinking water make you smarter? Plus 6 benefits of staying hydrated Blog Post" title="Does drinking water make you smarter? Plus 6 benefits of staying hydrated Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Water accounts for 60 percent of our body (or about 11 gallons or 92 pounds inside a 155-pound person) and is essential to every cell. So it’s not to surprising that new research&mdash;reported on at the recent British Psychological Society Annual Conference in London&mdash;found that college students who brought water with them into an exam scored higher marks than their counterparts who didn&rsquo;t have water.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_drinking_water_make_you_smarter_plus_6_benefits_of_staying_hydrated#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Fitness Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Tue, 08 May 2012 16:05:41 +0000 Nifer 82952 at http://www.eatingwell.com