Today I listened to a podcast about hot new flavors and one of the top trends was spicy peppers , particularly interesting combinations like jalapeno mango or chili lime...yum! I was thrilled because hot peppers are one of the natural seasonings I feature in my newest book S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim. More »The Superfood that Fires Up Your Metabolism
News for your troubled soles: Problems that originate in your feet and ankles can creep all the way up into your knees, hips, and spine, too. "Feet are like the roots of a tree. If they don't feel good, the rest of your body won't function properly either," says Kristine Petrucione, a fitness instructor and owner of the Art of Fitness studio in Queens, NY. Use these four tips to fix your feet and feel better all over. More »4 Ways to Improve the Health of Your Feet
Top experts separate the fact from myth once and for all--and reveal some surprises in the process! More »The 10 Most Misunderstood Diet and Fitness Strategies
The 116th Boston Marathon took place on Monday, and the day's higher-than-normal temperatures wreaked havoc with the runners. With the mercury creeping up to and over 80 degrees by mid-day, 4,300 or less-experienced runners opted to skip the race this year, and most the 22,426 who opted to run the 26.2-mile course saw slower times than usual. More »The Boston Marathon: How Do High Temperatures Affect Runners?
I'm trapped in a codependent relationship. Well, to be more precise, my butt is trapped in a codependent relationship. For at least eight hours of every day, it's stuck to my office chair. Then, at the end of a long day at work, my bum has a nightly fling with the couch, where I park it to catch up on bad TV. More »10 Ways to Burn More Calories by Sitting
If your tummy is getting a little round, stress may be the culprit. When you're under pressure, your body deposits fat into your abdomen by increasing levels of cortisol. Keep these tips in mind to simmer down and shed the pounds. More »15 Ways to Stress Less, Drop Pounds
Salt levels in meals sold at major fast food chains vary substantially across developed countries, according to a new study that challenges the industry and governments to get tougher to protect public health. More »Salt levels in fast foods higher in Canada
Some people swear by ballet boot camp or sweaty yoga sessions, but which workout really delivers the best full-body results? Before you invest in the next fitness craze, see how five pros measure up. More »Workouts that Deliver the Best Results
A: I am a health journalist. B: I am a mom of two young boys. A + B tends to equal an obsession with headlines on health, parenting or—even better—a combination of the two. But, lately, much of the news in the health-plus-parenting beat is downright depressing. Like the recent study published in the April 11 issue of Pediatrics that found moms of young kids exercise less and don’t eat as well as other women. More »Four tips for being a healthier, happier mom
Struggling to keep your weight in check? As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I know there are several diet-derailing habits that can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Find out if any of these are trumping your best efforts and learn how to get back on track. More »5 Bad Eating Habits You Should Break
When I talk to people about happiness,one question that often arises is, "Sure, happiness has many elements. But if you had to pick the most important thing, what is the key to happiness?" It's a question that can be answered in different ways, depending on what framework you use to ponder the issue, but if I had to choose, I think there are three keys to happiness. More »The 3 Keys to Lasting Happiness
Get on your feet, look to the ceiling and stretch your arms straight up, spreading your fingers. "The simple act of standing prompts a boost in circulation, delivering oxygen- and energy-rich blood to your cells," explains psychotherapist Kimberly Willis, PhD, author of The Little Book of Diet Help: Expert Tips and Tapping Techniques to Stay Slim for Life. And smile as you hold the stretch: It will trigger the release of feel-good brain chemicals. More »7 Quick Mood Boosters
Dieting would be a breeze - if it didn't make us so hungry. Enter Volumetrics, the science-backed strategy that doctors and big-portion lovers swear by. Here, a slimming cheat sheet of the latest findings of Penn State nutrition professor Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., author of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet. More »Eat Lots, Lose Weight
Miley Cyrus came out swinging on Twitter yesterday against critics who said she has become too skinny. "For everyone calling me anorexic, I have a gluten and lactose allergy," Miley tweeted. "It's not about weight, it's about health." More »Should You Go Gluten Free?
A recent government study said more than half of all Americans take dietary supplements, which in my opinion is surprisingly high, considering these pills and powders aren't regulated like drugs but like foods. More »5 Myths About Vitamins
Exercising regularly and noshing on nutrient-dense foods are two smart ways to increase your energy. But let's face it: Sometimes you need a fix that's going to supply an instant kick in the butt. These five solutions are fast and won't leave you with that nasty Red Bull buzz. More »5 Natural Energy Boosters in 60 Seconds or Less
A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve in time for bathing suit season, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods until July 4th isn't the right--or fun--way to do it. More »25 Ways to Flatten Your Belly by Summer
Most of us have experienced a sugar crash before. Some even try to break-up with sugar altogether, saying that avoiding the sweet stuff results in weight loss and better mood. Well, earlier this week, Dr. Robert Lustig took the sugar-is-bad-for-you argument to another level. The California-based endocrinologist told CBS News' "60 Minutes" that sugar is addictive, toxic, and it's killing us. More »Is Sugar Really a Toxic Substance?
Today's sexiest starlets have nothing on the original list of sexiest celebs! We rounded up the best healthy living tips from Hollywood's original leading ladies. More »Shape-Up Secrets from Old Hollywood Glamour Girls
The toothpaste aisle always seems to have something new in it, but toothpaste that merely cleans your teeth is passe. "Companies are trying to cash in on the buzz about how good oral hygiene can help you fend off a host of health problems, including heart disease," says Kenneth Young, D.D.S., a private-practice dentist in New York City and MH's dentistry advisor. More »5 Toothpastes Dentists Like Best