Jessica Alba’s Trainer Shares Tips on How To Stick To Your Fitness Resolution
By Mariela Rosario | 01/07/2009 - 17:45

If you witnessed Jessica Alba's awe inspiring transformation from new mommy to silver screen ready siren in just 2 short months you may have been wondering the same thing as us: How’d she do it?

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Latinas Turning to Illegal Prescription Drugs to Induce Abortions
By Mariela Rosario | 01/05/2009 - 17:42

Two new studies recently released by reproductive health providers and reported by the New York Times have highlighted the growing trend in Latino communities of young women using over the counter prescription medicine to induce abortions.

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I'm Dreaming of a Stress Free Christmas
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/23/2008 - 16:10

This time of year can be a trying one for many of us. There’s the pressure of finding The (Affordable) Perfect Gift, lovely dinners with your dysfunctional family and melancholic thoughts of loved ones gone. And with everyone pulling you in ten different directions, the holidays can easily drive you crazy!

To help manage your stress, it’s important to recognize the things that trigger anxiety. Some of them might include:

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Step Away From the Buffet!
By Dorkys Ramos | 12/18/2008 - 17:15

Let’s face it: With Mami’s pernil in the oven and the office party’s open bar calling your name, the holidays are probably not the best time to start a new diet. But there’s plenty you can do to fight off those celebration pounds without depriving yourself:

1. Go to bed. Studies show that being a sleep-deprived zombie can make it harder to tell when you’re full and lead to an increase in hormones that stimulate hunger.

2. When imbibing, avoid mixers—you’ll dodge tons of empty calories. (See above for more drinking tips.)

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Kick Diabetes to the Curb
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2008 - 11:26

November isn't just a month to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's also American Diabetes Awareness Month. As we all (should) know, Latinas are more likely to get diabetes than not—we have a 52.5% lifetime risk of developing the disease. What you may not know is that scientist-types are constantly figuring out ways to both lower that risk and fight diabetes without drugs. Here’s the rundown:

Eat edamame. Chicas who do have a 47% lower risk for developing diabetes.

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10 Ways to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 15:19

We know how easy it is to get off track over the holidays, so here are ten easy tips to help keep you focused, fit and healthy from Thanksgiving through the New Year!

Plan your workouts in advance so that you don't skip them. If you know you have to shop after work and can't hit the gym, wake up early and go in the morning. Plan to meet a friend or sign up for classes so that you feel more committed to attend. While at the gym, maximize your time with workouts that burn lots of calories like kickboxing or circuit training.

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Do You Need a Flu Shot?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/14/2008 - 12:55

There’s tons of suspicion out there when it comes to vaccines, from worries that they will infect recipients with the very diseases they are meant to inoculate against, to concerns that they cause autism in children. But there’s one vaccine that all medical workers agree on as a necessity for certain high-risk groups: the flu shot. In any given year, your chances of catching this nasty bug range from 1 in 20 to 1 in 5. And it lands more than 200,000 people in hospital bed—and kills about 36,000 folks. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.

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How To Move Your Outdoor Workout Indoors
By Mariela Rosario | 10/03/2008 - 12:36

Sure, you may not be bearing all in a teeny bikini in the winter months, but that's no excuse to stop working out! It's important to stay fit over the cooler months and fight that winter bulge. There are plenty of ways that you can make an indoor workout fun and challenging. Check out these great tips from Latina.Com's fitness expert Phoenix Carnevale on how to move that outdoor workout indoors without missing a step:

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