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A Tasty Last-Minute Gift

December 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm , by

We’re down to the wire for holiday gift shopping but if you’ve got a few people still left on your list, this tasty DIY hot cocoa gift dreamed up by design expert David Stark for Target is the perfect way to bring love and joy to your friends and family. All you need is a few mason jars, some wooden spoons, ribbon, and gift tags. Then, load up on sweet ingredients from Target and you’re ready to craft an adorable gift. Try these two hot chocolate variations:

Mexican Hot Chocolate: 
Mix one packet of Archer Farms Malted Milk Cocoa with a little ground cinnamon and a pinch of chili powder. Then, pour the dry mixture into your mason jar and top it with a layer of marshmallows. Seal the jar and add a ribbon, wooden spoon, and a tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for warming sweet treat.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate:
Pour one packet of  Archer Farms Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix into a mason jar. Top the dry mixture with a layer of marshmallows and a layer of peppermint candies.  Seal the jar and add a red and white ribbon, a wooden spoon, and a gift tag letting your loved one know all he or she needs to do is add one cup of milk or water for festive sweet treat.


Get-Fit Clicks

April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm , by

* Jezebel breaks down the new study about the ineffectiveness of fad diets in the most hilarious way possible. (Jezebel)

* I was born without rhythm (true story), which is a bummer since these 8 benefits of dancing are really impressive. (HuffPo)

* The 5 best places to buy cute and cheap workout clothes. (FitSugar)

* Take Fitbie’s spring fitness challenge! They’ll show you the best moves for targeting your abs, thighs, and other jiggle-prone areas. (Fitbie)

* Celeb trainer Harley Pasternak proves that “healthy cookies” isn’t an oxymoron. Check out his banana chocolate chip cookie recipe! (5Factor.com)

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April 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm , by

* More proof that using body mass index (BMI) to measure health and fitness is unreliable: Turns out 4 in 10 people in the overweight category may actually be obese. (CNN)

* Think you’re getting all your essential nutrients? According to a new report from the CDC, we ladies may be low in iron (no surprise there) and…iodine. Who knew? Click to find out why you need it and how to get more. (WebMD)

* If you’re bored with your workout playlist, head to walmart.com—you can get a $50 iTunes eGift card for $40. (Dealnews)

* If this 102-year-old can exercise five times a week surely the rest of us can work up the energy to do the same. (MSNBC)

As far as breakfast indulgences go, doughnuts aren’t 100% evil—bagels are often higher in calories and fat! Just try not to pick one of these 10 “fatty sugar bombs.” (Fitbie)


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March 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm , by

* Eating chocolate makes you thin?! Best finding from a scientific study EVER. But don’t dive into that giant bag of Mini Eggs just yet. Experts explain why the results may not be very accurate. (CNN)

* What Pilates can—and can’t—do to slim and tone your body. (HuffPo)

* File this under “Who knew?”: Popcorn is high in antioxidants. (FitSugar)

* Bust out of your salad rut with these creative combos. (Fitness)

* I swear this twisting plank move helped me get back into my skinny pants. Not easy but it works! (Oxygen)


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February 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm , by

* Could yoga become an Olympic sport? The organizers of next month’s National Yoga Asana Championship hope so; other practitioners aren’t so enthused. (MSNBC)

* The dilemma: You know you need your omega-3s but you’re not a big fan of fish (one of the best sources of those crucial fatty acids.) The solution: Get ‘em from these 8 vegetarian sources. (HuffPo)

* True or false: Agave is a healthier alternative to sugar. (Greatist)

* Tone your thighs with these squat- and lunge-free fitness moves. (FitSugar)

* Bored with your workout DVDs? Our friends at Fitness rounded up a slew of new reader-tested options. (Fitness)

 

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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)

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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)