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6 tips to simplify weekly meal prep

Eating healthy takes time and preparation. Planning out meals ahead of time helps eliminate those quick, unhealthy food choices you make when you’re crunched for time. By taking time to...

6 reasons to drink more smoothies

Smoothies are a refreshing treat, and when made the right way, they can be packed full of health benefits. Most importantly, smoothies are a quick, easy to get your daily...

What you should know about the FDA’s updated dietary guidelines

Every five years, the FDA updates its dietary guidelines for Americans. The 2015–2020 guidelines, which were released at the beginning of the year, contain several changes, both expected and unexpected....

10 exercises you can do at work

Sitting all day can have serious health consequences. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2...

12 questions to ask your doctor about bariatric surgery

The decision to have bariatric surgery is not an easy one to make. Weight loss surgery can help you improve your health and attain a higher quality of life, but...

10 foods for flatter abs

Got swimsuit season on your mind? There’s still time to burn unwanted fat and get flat abs in time for summer. Get your body beach-ready with these fat-burning foods. Leafy...

Get the scoop on TRX Suspension Training

TRX Suspension Training uses bodyweight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. This kind of training delivers a full-body workout, with exercises that challenge abs, back, shoulders, chest,...

The benefits of exercising with a stability ball

Stability balls are a popular and versatile piece of fitness equipment used in gyms, homes, physical therapy sessions and even the workplace. Also known as exercise balls, Swiss balls, Physio...

When exercising for weight loss, choose quality over quantity

It’s been engrained in us to believe that the more we exercise, the more weight we will lose. New research suggests that may not be the case after all. If you...