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Get-Fit Clicks

February 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm , by

* If you’re as klutzy as I am—which is very—you might want to try one of these spill-proof reusable water bottles. (FitSugar)

* Trying to drop a few pounds? Here’s how to shed the fat without losing muscle. (HuffPo)

* Why many people who buy gluten-free foods are wasting their money. (MSNBC)

EatingWell ranks the healthiest and unhealthiest Girl Scout cookies. Naturally all my favorites are in the “worst” category. (EatingWell)

 


Get-Fit Clicks

February 7, 2012 at 11:55 am , by

* We will never pass up a chance to praise the health benefits of dark chocolate. (FitSugar)

* Wal-Mart is set to debut their own “Great For You” label to make shopping for healthy food easier. (MSNBC)

* If your ab workout doesn’t seem to be working for you anymore, give your core a new challenge with this resistance-band routine from our friends at Fitness. (Bonus: It’s easy to do while you’re watching TV.) (Fitness)

* Not all veggies are more nutritious when they’re eaten fresh. Greatist explains which ones get even healthier when they’re cooked. (Greatist)

* Designer Karl Lagerfeld deems Adele “a little too fat.” You know, because her weight is somehow his business. And because fat-shaming people is morally acceptable. Arrgghhhh. (US magazine)

Delicious chocolate photo via Shutterstock.


Get-Fit Clicks

January 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm , by

* How to make healthy versions of pizza, pudding and more. (Discovery Fit & Health)

* Which workout will help you sculpt “long and lean muscles”? None of them! Thank you, FitSugar, for explaining the truth behind this aggravating fitness myth (which is clearly one of my pet peeves.) (FitSugar)

* How your weekend splurges can easily undo your best weight loss efforts. (USA Today)

* Seven unexpected reasons why we pack on weight in winter. (Fitbie)

* The secret to coping with a food craving? Tell yourself you can have that brownie/ice cream/bag of chips later—chances are you won’t. (WebMD)


Get-Fit Clicks

January 17, 2012 at 11:45 am , by

* It’s hard enough to remember the zillion or so things you need to do each day—don’t make it worse by loading up on these 5 brain-aging foods. (Yeah, you knew added sugar would be one of them.) (HuffPo)

* A great piece about why it doesn’t pay to overdo your workouts, no matter how anxious you are to lose weight. Don’t be one of those people who thinks a good workout = “I am in a pile of sweat and puking.” (NYTimes)

* Which is better for weight loss: eating 6 mini meals or 3 squares a day? EatingWell breaks down the research. (EatingWell)

* Yet another reason to take stretch-and-stroll breaks at the office: A new study shows too much sitting may be bad for your mental health. (Yahoo)


Get-Fit Clicks

January 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm , by

* Eating healthy doesn’t have to be dull. Perk up your diet with almond butter, black garlic (I had no idea such a thing existed), popcorn (seriously) and 9 other nutritious, un-boring picks. (HuffPo)

* Tempted to try weight-loss supplements? Fitbie explains why these quick fixes aren’t worth it. (Fitbie)

* Your sluggish metabolism makes you chunky, plus 9 other health myths that just won’t go away. (Lifehacker)

* Does caffeine help you drop pounds? Umm, kind of. (LA Times)

* Smart weight-loss tips tailored to your personality. (Wall Street Journal)


Get-Fit Clicks: Weight-Loss Resolutions Edition

January 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm , by

* “I’ll get over my carbophobia.” You need carbs, we swear. Add these 6 healthy ones to your diet—they can help you feel full and melt body fat. (Eating Well)

“I’ll stop using lack of time as an excuse for not exercising.” You don’t have to spend hours at a gym or run marathons to get fit. Here’s 10 (realistic!) ways to work exercise into your schedule. (SparkPeople)

“I’ll make the most of the time I do have to workout.” Leisurely cardio sessions and too-wimpy strength-training routines are just two ways you may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. (FitSugar)

“I won’t get fooled by misleading food labels.” How natural is “natural”? Does “no trans fat” really mean there isn’t even a drop in there? Learn the truth behind these and 8 other tricky food labels. (HuffPo)

 


Get-Fit Clicks

November 29, 2011 at 3:17 pm , by

* If you’re like me and you spent the week of Thanksgiving eating pumpkin whoopie pies (oops), you’ll need this list of 25 shockingly low-calorie foods just as much as I do. (Fitbie)

* D’oh! Americans weigh about 20 pounds more today than we did 20 years ago. (Medical News Today)

* Working up a sweat may help you sleep a whole lot better, according to a new study. People who exercised at a moderate to vigorous level for at least 150 minutes a week had a 65 percent better sleep quality than people who exercised less. (HuffPo)

* Why mid-morning snacking could be sabotaging your weight-loss goals. (MSNBC)

* Which fitness gadgets are a waste of money? Check out SparkPeople’s 10 ways to spot a scam. (SparkPeople)


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