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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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The Dangers of Childhood Obesity
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2008 - 12:22


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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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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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Get Up, Get Out And Get Moving!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/01/2008 - 17:19

I always get questions like: What would you recommend for a woman who is super busy with a job, a kid and a husband at home to take care of? How do I make fitness a priority?


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Learn to Love Your Curves
By Latina Staff | 03/10/2008 - 13:16

Phoenix Carnevale is our new resident Latina.Com fitness guru. We'll be asking her to fill us in on everything we need to know about going from flabby to fabulous! Phoenix can be found regularly on the New York morning news circuit discussing the latest in fitness trends or showcasing one of her classes. She's been featured on Fox 5 News, CBS News, NY1 and the CW11 Morning show. She's also been featured on national programs 20/20 and Lifetime Women's TV Next Stop, New You! Here, she shares some advice on how to pass on all the fads and get real about your fitness!


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