Parents know all about the importance of dental hygiene, but who knew that sleep hygiene could also be a factor? Contributor Dr. Tom Jackson gives us an in-depth idea of how to better shape our little ones' sleeping habits.
Summertime is synonymous with backyard barbecues filled with favorites like hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and loads of desserts. If you find yourself with an unhappy stomach after the fact, there's something you can do with the help of contributor Patsy Catsos, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Sagging skin, creaky joints, dinner at 4 p.m. -- old age is often synonymous with some less than stellar mental images. But aging doesn't have to be scary. Contributor Sarah Schutzki dug into the research and talked to an expert to give us the nitty-gritty.
So many women in this nation look to yoga for both a regular workout and a relaxing escape. But those of you who do it, do you ever apply it to your life off the mat? Contributor April Ricchuito shows us how to apply the concept of bridge pose when we're outside the studio.
It seems like everyone's doing Zumba these days, but if you've never tried it, the dance-inspired fitness class can be intimating to start. Contributor Sally Charette's giving us the inside scoop, filling us in on what to expect, seasoned tips for newbies, the workout's benefits--even what to wear when we join in!
With the holiday season bearing down on us, it's a really good time to start coming up with coping strategies for all the crazy antics the festivities bring. Contributor Jennifer Reed taps into something most of us do mindlessly everyday, and how we can embrace it to stay stress-free all year long.
Most of us take better care of our cars than our bodies. We'll dutifully head to the mechanic when the service light comes on, yet we'll postpone a check-up with our general physician for no good reason. What is it about the basic stuff that eludes us? Contributor Frances Grove delves deeper.
When most people think of cleaning, they picture brooms, mops and crawling around the toilet on their hands and knees. But this story is about cleaning from the inside out. Master yogini and contributor Jennifer Reed explains living la vida healthy.
Masochistic staffer Melissa Henderson has a new and deranged idea to try out: 30 yoga classes in 30 days. It may kill her, but we don't care. It'll be a good story. Note: Henderson hasn't worked out regularly in almost a decade. Please direct all betting inquiries to the editor.
It sounds so simple: Work out to feel great, lose weight and live a long, healthy life. Except when you're stuck in a rut without a fun exercise escape, what's a girl to do? Tara Hall delves into discovering her perfect workout activity -- the one where excitement trumps excuses.
Caffeine, sunlight, and red wine: bad for you, then good for you. Echinacea: good for you, then useless. Are antioxidants just another trendy health fad? Depending upon whom you ask, they're either miraculous super-foods that will keep you alive forever or they're highly toxic. Frances Grove tries to get to the bottom of it.
Picking up where part one of our series on food allergies left off -- what is gluten- and/or dairy-intolerance and more importantly, do I have it? -- we return to offer some relief. Here are several tips and tricks for navigating what can be an irritating -- if not downright devastating -- food allergy.
Never mind that "Not so fresh feeling." Ever get the "Holy crap, I look like I'm six months pregnant ... and where's the bathroom?" feeling after a few cheese and crackers? You may suffer from an allergy or sensitivity to wheat gluten and/or dairy. Read on for the whats, wheres and whys.
With fast food joints at every turn and grocery stores loaded with sneaky calories, keeping a healthful diet is harder now than ever. Editor in Chief Tara Hall takes a look at food blogger Lisa Leake's Real Food Pledge and what it entails. Can this sweet-tea-sippin' Southerner take on such a challenge?
It's hard enough motivating ourselves to work out without having to sweat the details, like what the heck to wear. Ignore that nagging voice in your head: "You think you can get away with those cute jogging pants? With those thighs?" You can. Here's the skinny on creating the best outfit for getting fit.