How to Outsmart Stress

Put bliss on your list. No matter how crazy-busy life gets, you have the power to relax — and it’s essential that you do. “When you’re frantic, your muscles tighten and your heart speeds up,” says Fred Luskin, PhD, a senior consultant in health promotion at Stanford University. “Over time, stress damages your weakest body […]

Hit Every Muscle in 5 Minutes

Beyond busy? Try this fast, total-body routine from Keli Roberts, a master trainer in Pasadena and star of the TimeSavers video workout series. 1. Clean and Press Minute: 0:00-1:00 Targets shoulders, back, butt, legs a. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and place a 5-pound dumbbell on the floor near each foot. Squat, bringing the dumbbells to […]

Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is loaded with broccoli and peppers. Smoky ham and sweet raisins give it plenty of punch. Enjoy the leftovers for a fuss-free lunch.  Makes: 5 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Ingredients Creamy Herbed Dressing 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup nonfat plain […]

Go Off Road to Rev Up Your Next Run

Change Your Running Terrain Change terrain on your run to firm all over. Mix It Up Yo, road warriors: Taking it to the trail – or gravel or grass — can firm your muscles from abs to calves. We asked Reed Ferber, PhD, the director of the Running Injury Clinic at the University of Calgary, how to work in those […]

4 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

Forget the weight loss myths you’ve heard. Try incorporating these 4 easy, healthy ways to lose weight into your daily routine. Diet advice is like a game of Telephone. It starts out straight forward, but after it’s circulated for a while the once seemingly solid advice is so twisted it can hinder your weight-loss efforts. Toss that convoluted […]