By Dorkys Ramos | 03/16/2010 - 19:00
We’ve all heard the term “No pain, no gain,” but when is that pain actually a sign that you’re doing an exercise totally wrong? “Good post-workout soreness usually happens in your muscles 24-48 hours after a workout while bad soreness is pain or swelling in your joints,” says Stacy Berman, a personal trainer and founder of Stacy’s Boot Camp.
By Miranda Noland | 01/29/2010 - 11:00
2010 is only a month old, and a lot of us are already breaking our resolutions to exercise more and get healthy. We believe that sometimes a person simply needs the right motivation to get back on track—cute workout clothes, to be exact. Forget about dull colors and boxy shapes and try these fun colors and sleek silhouettes. Ready, set, go!
By Mariela Rosario | 12/17/2009 - 11:51
A 34-year-old Florida women named Yasmin Hernandez is fighting for her life after being striken with a rare disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis is the most severe form of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a disease caused by an adverse reaction to medication. The illness is causing Hernandez's skin to literally burn off from the inside out.
"She had a fever of 109. I thought my thermometer was broken. I rushed her to the hospital," her husband, Benjamin Hernandez said.
By Akanke Small | 06/04/2009 - 13:45
Just because Swine Flu is no longer a top story on the news doesn't mean we're out of the woods. The spread of the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu) to Australia, the U.K., Japan and Spain means that it is close to becoming a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
By Dorkys Ramos | 04/16/2009 - 17:15
While you get into spring-cleaning mode this season, be sure to take a peek inside your makeup bag too. Did you find your perfect foundation shade ages ago and held on to it for years because there’s still a bit left in the bottle? You might want to read on before reaching for that sponge.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2008 - 14:50
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.
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.
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.