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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!

1. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By admin | 09/10/2008 - 16:14
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Top 10 Easiest Weight Loss Tips of All Time
Top 10 Easiest Weight Loss Tips of All Time
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:57

If the idea of losing weight conjures up images of annoying diets, endless hours of sweating at the gym, and magical pills promoting empty promises, you’re not alone. A lot of people make drastic changes that are impossible to sustain or restrict themselves so much that they quickly lose their motivation when it comes to losing weight, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tiny, virtually painless changes in your daily routine can go a long way and help to keep you motivated on your path to your weight loss goals.

It’s easy! You can start by:


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Detoxify Your Life!
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2008 - 14:38

 

You've probably read about all of the harsh chemicals in everything from your favorite beauty products to the water bottle you use to work out. Sure, detoxifying your life might seem like an uphill battle, but with a little education, you'll see it's not nearly as heard as it seems! Here are three ways to make sure your family is living la vida verde.

Step 1: Detox your beauty and bath products.


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Latin Fast Food Chains: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2008 - 12:47

When you live a rapid lifestyle, home-cooking isn't always available. Grabbing some on-the-go Latin fast food may seem like the perfect remedy, but do you really know what you're getting? We decided to help you out with a guide to the worst offenders and some healthier choices.


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