Add Race Walking to Your Routine

Due to increased hip rotation, which allows for quicker speed, race walkers’ feet strike in an almost straight line―as if on a balance beam. This provides a more fluid stride, and feet hit the ground with less impact than running or normal walking―meaning potentially fewer injuries to feet, knees, hips, and back. The strict heel […]

Pool Workout

4 pool moves to soothe and strengthen your body. Push-Ups START: Face side of pool with hands on top of pool edge about shoulder distance apart, fingers spread and arms extended. MOVE: Push down on side of pool, lifting upper body out of the water, but stop halfway, maintaining a bend in elbows. Press shoulders back […]

Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Makes: 12 servings  Serving Size: 1 shortcake Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Equipment: 12-cup muffin tin (1/2-cup) Ingredients 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour (see Tip) 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 […]

How to Choose the Best Hot Dogs

What’s the best hot dog to choose? The EatingWell Test Kitchen evaluated healthier hot dogs based on our nutrition parameters: 150 calories or less, 3 grams of saturated fat or less and 370 mg of sodium or less. Here’s how to find the best, healthiest hot dog and our picks for healthier hot dogs. SORTING OUT […]

Cookout Foods to Skip or Take

Find out what BBQ dishes to eat at your next cookout and which BBQ foods to skip. Everyone loves the traditional BBQ foods of summer: burgers and hot dogs, creamy salads and yummy desserts. While BBQ foods tend not to be the stuff that’s going to win any nutrition awards, you can partake and still […]

7 Small Changes That Lead to Big Weight Loss

These small and easy changes will help you eat healthier. When it comes to weight loss, it’s the little things that can really add up to make a big difference. Think “diet” and you might assume it requires a radical revamp of your life or misery-inducing restrictions. But when it comes to lasting weight loss, research […]

4 Tips to Build a Power Salad

Here are 4 tricks to building a salad packed with staying power. Step 1: Build Your Base. Pile your plate with 1 to 2 cups of lettuce per serving. (Greens are full of fiber, which helps digestion.) Combine different types to balance textures and flavors. Try tender, mild Boston lettuce with crisp romaine and bold […]

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10 Foods Surprisingly High in Protein

Are you stuck in a protein rut? It’s time to think beyond chicken breast. Enter these surprisingly high-protein foods, courtesy of Michelle Hauser, MD, certified chef, nutrition educator, and postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. Preview: They’re all plant based and there’s no protein powder in sight. Edamame […]

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