Health

 
Stressed Woman
5 Ways Stress Affects Your Health
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/08/2012 - 15:00

In today’s world it’s hard to not get stressed out. While a bit of stress isn’t too unhealthy, chronic stress can be damaging to your health. Yoga instructor and health expert Mary Alvarez is constantly teaching her clients the importance of reducing the stress in their lives. “Stress can really weigh you down,” she says. “People don’t realize how much stress is actually affecting their bodies.” Alvarez shares with us five ways stress can hurt our bodies, and how you can help reduce it. 


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Woman Drinking Coffee
The Healthiest Coffee Drinks
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/01/2012 - 15:00

The many health benefits of coffee are grabbing headlines these days, which is good news for those of us who can’t live with out our daily caffeine fix! While some coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar and extra calories, a few simple changes can make your drink of choice a lot healthier – so you can order without the guilt.

 


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Woman Sick with A Cold
7 Ways To Prevent a Cold
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/25/2012 - 15:00

The beginning of the school year means cold season is about to run its course. Are you in danger of getting sick? We chatted with licensed RN Jackie Garcia to find out how you can protect yourself during cold season. 


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Core Exercises, Women's Torso, Abdominal Muscles
The 5 Best Core Exercises to Do Today
By Helen Troncoso | 08/23/2012 - 17:00

Exercising you core is much more than trying to do a bunch of sit-ups. In fact, when you think of your core, include not only your abdominal muscles, but also your pelvis, low and mid back, hips and neck. These muscles work together like a big girdle, to support and protect your spine. When strengthened, they help to improve your overall balance, posture, stability and coordination. Here are 5 great exercises designed to target your core.  Aim to do these exercises fifteen times each, three times a week.


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Detox Drink, Smoothie
The Truth About Detox Diets
By Michelle Rivas | 08/22/2012 - 17:00

Detox diets are all the rage when it comes to fast weight loss, but are they safe? Before starting a “too good to be true” weight loss program, learn the truth about detox diets and their dangerous side effects.

What is a detox diet?

According to Hollywood and anyone looking for a quick diet fix, a detox diet is the answer. In theory, a detox diet is designed to flush unwanted toxins out of the body caused by the build-up of processed foods, fats and sugars. As a result of nutrient loss, rapid weight loss can be experienced.


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Woman Smoking
Is Your Vice Really That Bad for You?
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/16/2012 - 17:08

Most of us have an everyday vice that we just can’t seem to live with out. While many of these habits tend to be harmless, some can be harmful to your health! We break down which vices are truly terrible, and which you can keep indulging (with little guilt). 


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Woman Shopping
6 Simple Ways To Burn Calories
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/14/2012 - 14:00

You know that going to the gym can keep you fit, but what other things can help? We talked to Colombian-born fitness expert Ingrid Macher to find out the simple, everyday things you can do to stay trim. Read on for easy ways to burn calories.


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Woman Doing Yoga, Exercise
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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Woman Eating Watermelon
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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Woman with Vegetables, Healthy Eating
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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