It’s that time of year: New Year’s resolutions, eating healthy, working out… the list goes on and on. I love this article from our friends at PopSugar Fitness that offers 56 tips and tricks to dropping pounds. They say, “If you’re looking for quick fixes or a lose-10-pounds-in-10-days kind of promise, then you’ve come to the wrong place. But if […]
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If you regularly find yourself feeling sluggish and bummed in the early-to-mid afternoon, it’s probably because that’s typically when your levels of serotonin (a brain chemical that helps regular mood) takes a nosedive, according to Eric Braverman, a New York City-based physician. To beat the blues (while regulating your blood sugar, too!), have a small snack that’s rich in mood-boosting […]
Making exercise resolutions for 2014? You may want to invest in a new TV show, too—research shows that watching a personal television while exercising allows people to move at a much higher intensity (thus burning more calories) than those with no entertainment. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak recommends choosing a show on a video streaming service like Netflix, and making a […]
The holiday season typically means travelling, dry weather, and lots of eating and drinking—all which lead to bloating and indigestion. Fortunately, you can try a quick fix that you may already have on hand in, of all places, your liquor cabinet: Angostura Bitters ($12, amazon.com). Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare […]
Dreading an upcoming social obligation because of a personal life change (like a recent separation)? Take this advice from Don Gabor, a communications coach based in Brooklyn: Prepare stock answers for awkward questions. While there’s a good chance that people will stay away from subjects that may be sore, rehearsing answers to questions you hope aren’t asked will make you […]
Love the height of heels but hate all the attendant discomfort? Look for well-made heels with at least a one-inch platform. The heel will still be as high, but the platform means your foot won’t be at as steep of an angle, making them easier (and more comfortable) to wear. Check out these exercises to strengthen your feet.
I realized with despair over the weekend that this is how I now seem to spend my time: 30 percent: Working 20 percent: Sleeping 10 percent: Moving clutter from one room of the house to another 40 percent: Arguing with my teenage son about screen time You could make the case that working and sleeping are absolutely necessary, if I […]
Cool temperatures often bring with them pesky (and sometimes painful) sore throats. If you notice your throat starting to feel dry, try using a humidifier right away—it’ll raise your chances of nipping a full-blown sore throat (a.k.a pharyngitis) in the bud. According to Michael Finkelstein, a holistic physician in Westchester County, New York, a humidifier works to keep the air […]
During the month of October, the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign (BCA) invites women to join virtual breast-cancer-awareness communities.