If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]
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A few weeks ago, I was baking cupcakes and decided to try out the trend of swapping unsweetened applesauce for oil in the batter. It’s an easy one-to-one swap and I would definitely recommend it. Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in taste and it cut approximately 450 calories and 55 grams of fat off the full recipe! If […]
Even if you aren’t getting the seven to nine hours of shut eye recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, there are still things you can do to ensure you get a better night’s sleep. When you’re ready to hit the hay, try two strategies recommended by Dr. Robert Oexman, sleep expert and director of the Sleep to Live Institute.
As I write this post, I am home with a sick kid—worrying about her, my upcoming deadlines, and the errands that won’t get done today. Needless to say, I’m stressed. And often when I’m stressed, I bite my nails. I’ve had this bad habit ever since I can remember (though I have mysteriously quit from time to time). Here’s what […]
You’ve probably heard that, because of the recirculated air and close quarters, flying can increase your chances of catching a cold or the flu. So, is it true? The short answer is yes.
If you need to be out in cold weather, remember these tips from the American Massage Therapy Association for your own safety: • Your arms help you balance, so be sure to keep them and your hands as free as possible. Avoid heavy purses, drinks, or using your phone when walking on icy or snow-covered surfaces. • Be aware of […]
Hate the cold? There may be a positive side to the polar vortex that’s currently sweeping the nation: Chilly conditions could lead to weight loss. Time.com points to a study recently published in medical journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that being exposed to indoor temperatures a bit lower than you’re used to may actually burn fat. For young- […]
Step away from the vending machine! If you’ve got the mid-day munchies and want a snack that won’t ruin your diet, MyRecipes.com is here to help. They’ve put together an entire month of delicious 100-calorie snacks to keep your hunger at bay and your waistline happy. Today’s featured snack is no-cook Salmon and Cucumber bites. Not a fan of salmon? […]
Nobody likes going to the doctor, but there are certain appointments that simply can’t–and shouldn’t–be avoided. To ease the pain, book your appointment strategically to minimize in-office wait time.