How Pilates Changed My Body

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How Pilates Changed My Body

After having a baby, I wanted to get back in shape. (Shout-out to all the new moms out there -- I know it's not easy.) I decided to try Pilates because it's all about core strength, I can do it at home and it doesn't require much sweating. (Sweating means showering, which is not at the top of the New Mom Priority List.)   read more

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10 Acupressure Cures You Can Do at Your Desk

You've popped the ibuprofen, but your headache is still pounding; you've chugged Pepto-Bismol, but you still feel like you're going to hurl; you've tried your trusty hangover cure, but you still feel like you got hit by a car. If supplements have failed you, it may be time to listen to your chi and go au natural with acupressure.   read more

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8 Fast Fixes for More Energy

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8 Fast Fixes for More Energy

Sometimes that 3 o'clock feeling starts way before the usual afternoon slump -- and sometimes it lasts longer than quitting time. A good night's sleep is a great weapon against that sluggish feeling, but sometimes it's not enough. Pesky energy zappers are hiding in your everyday routine.   read more

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I [Heart] Carbs

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I [Heart] Carbs

So, unless you haven't picked up a ladymag in the past year, you know that juicing is this big deal right now. I think juicing can be a positive thing to give your body a break and a quick hit of vitamins and minerals, but I believe fruits and veggies have fiber for a reason. Most juices -- even the green ones -- have a ton of antioxidants but don't have enough fiber to balance out the sugar rush.   read more

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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These Restaurant Meals Will Blow Your Diet in a Single Bite

When you're sitting down to a meal at one of America's classic chain restaurant establishments, you're probably not looking to skimp on calories. After all, restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory aren't known for hosting Weight Watchers meetings. But do you know just how bad for you a single meal is?   read more

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The 3 Moves You Need to Get Maria Menounos' Amazing Beach Body

You don't need a fancy gym membership or tons of expensive equipment to get in shape. Gorgeous celebrity-news correspondent and "Dancing with the Stars" alum Maria Menounos is proof. In her new book, The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness, she gives tips and tricks for getting healthy that require minimal time and money -- just like she did. (That sizzling bikini body is the result of dropping 40 pounds.)   read more

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The Only 3 Moves You Need to Get a Dancer's Body

There's a reason the dancers you see on stage (or on TV shows like "So You Think You Can Dance") look so good: They work hard … like 12-hours-a-day hard. Since most of us don't have the time or desire to work up that kind of sweat, we talked to former New York City Ballet (NYCB) dancer Rachel Piskin and celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser of AKT In Motion to find out how us regular folk (you know, those not training for reality TV stardom) can get the body of a Balanchine muse -- in just three easy, do-anywhere moves a day.   read more

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10 Feel-Better Yoga Moves

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10 Feel-Better Yoga Moves

Thanks to desk jobs, sky-high shoes and fitness classes gone awry, it seems like there's always some body part that's aching or out of whack. While it's tempting to find relief inside your well-stocked medicine cabinet, sometimes all your body needs is a little finessing, by way of some quality time on the yoga mat.   read more

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The App That Changed the Way I Shop for Groceries

Nobody really likes grocery shopping -- I love hitting the farmers market, but not the indoors, up-and-down-the- aisles kind of grocery shopping. So if there's a way to spice up my weekly trip to the market, I'll totally take it. And I just found one: Dirty Dozen.   read more

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