Health

 
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The Lazy Chica's Guide to Fitness
By Michelle Rivas | 08/11/2012 - 15:00

There are days when heading to the gym con mucho entusiasmo seems impossible. For those days, the Lazy Chica’s Guide to Fitness is the answer! Try these fun workout programs at home that focus on low-impact and toning movements perfect for any budget. Forget the regular workout routine and have some fun! 


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5 Healthy Foods That Are Good For You & Your Skin
By Helen Troncoso | 08/09/2012 - 14:00

Summer is a great time to eat foods that are at the peak of flavor and nutritional content. They not only taste great, but can help your skin, nails and more. Here are five foods that are not only good for you, but are have other surprising benefits or uses that you might not know about. 


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Health Halo: The Less-Than-Angelic Side to Your Snacking
By Michelle Rivas | 08/01/2012 - 16:00

Health halos are the seemingly angelic snacks that tease us with their promises of low-fat and sugar-free heavenly bliss. What happens when you purchase one of these tempting treats? Normally, after a few more than the recommended amount, they leave you asking for forgiveness.

When given the choice of a regular meal and a low-fat meal, obviamente your instinct is to choose the latter. Is this the best option for you though? The health halo effect can often lead to over-eating from the caloric misconception and item labeling.


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Skin Cancer Signs To Watch Out For
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/10/2012 - 19:00

Everyone likes to be tan. And while most of us are soaking up the rays to get that Jennifer Lopez glow, the last thing on our mind is skin cancer, even though doctors say the disease is rising at an alarming rate, and amongst people in their twenties.


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Woman with Toned Abs
5 Quick Moves to Get Killer Abs
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/07/2012 - 15:00

With crop tops back in full force and bikini season upon us, your mid-section will be on full display. And while it can be a problem area for many, a few simple exercises can help you get a tight tummy, so you can be cool, confident, and ready to strut your stuff. 


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Toned Legs on the Beach
5 Easy Moves For Toned Legs
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/04/2012 - 13:00

Is there anything sexier than toned legs? As waves of heat blaze across the country, shorts, dresses, and skirts have become a must. With a few easy moves you can tone them up in no time (just be prepared for lots of staring).


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7 Latin Dishes With Surprising Health Benefits
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/27/2012 - 16:00

For most people, Latin American food is seen as a guilty pleasure. The good news? You don’t have to think that anymore! Many of your favorite Latin dishes are packed with tons of health benefits, so there is no need to be so hard on yourself when indulging in these tasty foods. 


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The 5 Best Moves To Tone Arms
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/22/2012 - 17:00

Short sleeve season is definitely here, which means those arms are constantly on display. While finding time to exercise can be tricky, with these few simple moves you’ll dare to bare arms. 


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12 Foods You Should Buy Organic
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/21/2012 - 18:05

Going grocery shopping can be overwhelming. While lots of stores carry organic fruits and vegetables, many tend to be very pricey. So in these hard economic times, is buying organic really necessary? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released the new ”dirty dozen” list for 2012 sharing which fruits and veggies are the highest in pesticides. While some produce such as avocado, kiwi, and asparagus are perfectly safe, others are full of chemicals that you can easily avoid. Here are 12 fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic. 


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Supreme Court To Make Decision About the Affordable Care Act - What You Need to Know
By Sugey Palomares | 06/18/2012 - 16:00

The Supreme Court will meet sometime this week to rule on one of the most pertinent issues affecting Latinos today – health care. The high court is set to determine whether the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obama Care) drafted by President Barack Obama’s administration is unconstitutional. A ruling of five majority votes out of the nine Justices on the bench is enough to dramatically change the future of health care in the U.S.


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