New Year, New You: How To Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions
By Mariela Rosario | 01/08/2010 - 14:00

We all get a chance to start over with the new year, and for many of us, this means making a pledge to take better care of ourselves. Almost everyone makes some sort of New Year’s resolution to lose weight or eat healthier, but by the time February rolls around, most of us will have given up on our well-intentioned goals.


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Staff Health Challenge: A Lifelong Promise
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 14:26

This health challenge has opened my eyes up to what I can accomplish when I put my mind to something. It has also made it clear what my weaknesses are (mainly wine and chocolate, in that order). But the most important thing I've learned through this process is that health and fitness isn't just a 90 day project, it's a lifelong commitment—just like marriage.


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Staff Health Challenge: Here Comes the (Ripped) Bride
By Mariela Rosario | 07/03/2009 - 12:00

Holy moly, I'm getting hitched! My boyfriend of almost a decade (yup, you read that right, 10 whole years) recently proposed. I may have been motivated before, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING compares to how serious I am about getting my butt into shape now!


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Lisa Lisa is Back! The Freestyle Legend Dishes on Life, Love and Boobs
By Mariela Rosario | 06/19/2009 - 14:30

Lisa Lisa is back and better than ever! With a new album set to drop this summer and the annual Freestyle Extravaganza tomorrow, we decided to sit down with this Latina legend to see what sort of wisdom she would drop on us.

Your big Freestyle Extravaganza is coming up on June 20th at Madison Square Garden! How does it feel to perform on stage in front of fans who have loved you for over 20 years?


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Staff Health Challenge: Back on the Wagon
By Mariela Rosario | 06/12/2009 - 12:30

So the last two weeks in NYC have been absolutely miserable and I hate to admit it, but I've totally fallen off with my workouts! Luckily, its supposed to be sunny this weekend and I'm going to use the respite to get my butt back into motion by taking a run in the park. Even though I've managed to keep the weight off without my regular workout routine for the last two weeks, I really miss the way that keeping my body active made me feel—especially the extra energy and the strength I had begun to build.


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The Truth About Achieving Toned Abs
The Truth About Achieving Toned Abs
By Mariela Rosario | 06/04/2009 - 09:30

When it comes to getting a flat tummy, every girl feels pretty much the same: You work out and work out, but the little flab around your mid-section won't budge! So we went straight to the authorities to find out what can be done, once and for all, to get those elusive toned abs. Here's what nutritionist Christina Persaud and fitness expert Phoenix Carnevale had to say:

What are the best exercise moves and diets to follow if you want flat abs?


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Staff Health Challenge: On-the-Go Meal For an On-the-Go Girl
By Angie Romero | 05/18/2009 - 15:15

I’m not much of a cook, so sometimes I may slack when it comes to making complete meals. I usually only do that on the weekends, when I have time to relax (I hate to rush in the kitchen—if I cook, it’s more of a therapeutic thing). So, taking nutritionist Christina Persaud’s advice, I’m trying to stay in my range of 1,200 calories a day. So I found the perfect solution for an on-the-go girl like me: the Luna bar. My fave used to be the Lemon Zest flavor, but now I have a new one: the Dulce de Leche, of course!


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Staff Health Challenge: The Tai Chi Slowdown
By Dorkys Ramos | 05/13/2009 - 13:30

If you’ve ever seen tai chi being done at a class or at the park, you know it looks like an interesting dance—at a snail’s pace.

Up until this week, I never had.


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Staff Health Challenge: I'm a Maniac, Maniac!
By Angie Romero | 05/11/2009 - 14:00

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of running on a treadmill or doing the elliptical machine rather quickly. And I've already told you my sentiments on gyms, so it’s no surprise that whenever I can escape them and run outdoors, I do so.


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Staff Health Challenge: Getting into the Groove
By Dorkys Ramos | 05/05/2009 - 16:30

I might have gotten off to a rocky start, but since seeing some results I've gotten on track. For starters, I’ve been eating breakfast before I walk out the door in the morning instead of four hours after I wake up. Nutritionist Christina Persaud said that not only was I missing out on chances to pack in extra calories to my diet, but that I was also messing around with my metabolism by having my first meal so late. And she was right. I’d often get a headache during my commute and get to work ravenous and cranky: an awesome recipe for inattentiveness.


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