Top 50 Fall Diet Foods for Weight Loss: Fall means a new selection of produce, spices, seeds and anything else that makes up a recipe. Shape lists 50 fall foods to keep your meals healthy.
Morning Workout Benefits Include Curbing Appetite and More: Huffington Post gives us five awesome reasons to wake up to exercise before class. After reading this, you’ll pick out your gym outfit and hit the hay early so you can feel energized by the time the sun rises!
Halloween Candy to Pick or Skip: Even though we graduated from elementary school years ago, we still buy bags of candy at just about any store we walk into. Health Magazine lists the candy you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in and the candies that are simply empty calories.
61 Push Ups, in 60 Seconds: This one is just for fun. A 24-year-old woman completed 61 pushups in one minute. The catch – she is balancing her entire bodyweight on three medicine balls. Check out this video from Greatist.
The 16 Most Effective Fat Loss Moves – No Equipment Required: Want to know some moves that will boost your metabolism and give your whole body a workout? Look no further than LiveStrong where you’ll learn how to do everything from frog push-ups to squat walks. Go through a series of these for a tough workout or throw some moves into your strength training routine for a cardio and muscle boost!
How to Indulge in Fair Food Without Going Overboard: We are less than a month away from the State Fair in Raleigh. Before you stuff your face with a fried Twinkie, the world’s largest turkey leg and a buttered up corn on the cob, check out this article from CNN. Don’t hesitate to indulge a little, just do it in moderation!
Group Fitness 101: How to Always Make the Most of a Class: Show up to the gym at about any time of the day and some sort of fitness class is going on. If you’ve never taken a class before or are hesitant to return, read these tips from FitSugar. Being stress free and giving 100 percent are a few keys to success.
10 Healthy Cooking Substitutions: A healthy lifestyle doesn’t include heating up a Hot Pocket or a cup of Easy Mac at every meal (this may be unfortunate news for you non-chefs). Thankfully, nutritious recipes don’t have to taste like cardboard. Check out these cooking substitutions from The Biggest Loser Cookbook author Devin Alexander on Fit Bottomed Girls.
Total-Body Moves to Tack onto Your Workout: A full-body workout in just four moves? Check out these quick exercises for ultimate muscle building from Men’s Health.
Best Healthy Foods to Buy on a Tight Budget: Just because you’re on a college budget doesn’t mean dollar menus should make up your every meal. EatingWell lists off the cheapest fruits, vegetables, grains, protein sources and more so you can get the most nutrition for your buck.
26 Healthy Habits That Really Aren’t So Healthy: Think you’re doing your body good by eating low-calorie microwavable meals, doing hundreds of crunches and catching up on your lack of sleep? Think again, says Greatist. Read up on these and 23 other habits that aren’t as healthy as you think.
Trainers Reveal: The Best Abs Exercises of All Time: Speaking of crunches, here are 20 – yes 20 – ab exercises that trainers love. Add a few of these moves from Shape and your stomach will be looking flatter in no time.
How to Exercise Safely in the Heat: This summer feels like the hottest ever, and unfortunately for North Carolina, the heat usually stays until late October. MSN has tips to exercise safely, even in the 100 degree days.
Why You Should Bring Your iPhone to the Gym: Some people say leave your phone in your dorm so you can focus on your workout. Men’s Health gives you a reason to carry it along. Here are six apps that’ll help you make progress at the gym.
What Your Trainer’s Not Telling You: While you’re huffing and puffing during a group fitness class, you may be curious what is going on in your instructor’s head. Read these 10 things that instructors want you to know from Shape.
Eat Fat to Burn Fat: So maybe picking up a deep-fried Twinkie isn’t the healthiest, but eating certain fats may help you lose fat. Sound contradicting? Well, fat can help keep you full, build muscle and even put you in a better mood. Check out more of its benefits from LiveStrong.
Even though we’ve been out of school for weeks, yesterday officially marked the first day of summer. This means family BBQs, sleeping past breakfast (and sometimes past lunch!) and other things that may not be the best for your health. Check out these summer recipes that are tasty, convenient and healthy.
- Skewer the Fat: Everyone lights up their grill in the summer. How do you avoid those fatty cheeseburgers or high-calorie hot dogs? Learn how to make kebabs! Just pick your protein, marinade and vegetables and you’ve got a healthy dinner!
- Guilt-Free Nachos: You can find nachos at baseball games, theme parks and even on Franklin Street – but they’re typically loaded with fat. Who says you can’t eat Mexican while trying to eat healthy? Try these guilt-free nachos for all the taste of a Mexican restaurant minus the grease.
- Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Quick Bread: Whether you are in summer school, working or are interning this summer, you’re probably always on-the-run. Make these muffins one day and have breakfast to-go all week! As an added bonus – you get heart-healthy walnuts AND chocolate in every bite.
- Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie: Smoothies are convenient and can be eaten as a snack, breakfast or a post-workout meal! Blend up this recipe with just a few ingredients that you’re sure to have in your kitchen.
The Truth About Energy Drinks: With finals coming up, students are guzzling down coffee and other energy drinks. Fitbie has the health information on these drinks and whether they are doing your body more harm or good.
How to Recycle Old Fitness Gear: You may be exercising so often that your clothes and shoes are getting raggedy. Fitness tells you how to donate, recycle or reuse your worn down fitness apparel.
Top 25 Marathon Training Tips: The Boston Marathon has just passed and more marathons are coming up before the summer heat hits. Shape has tips from three experts to help you whether you’re just beginning to train or you’ve been running marathons for years.
Junk Food that’s Good for You: You might think that chocolate and beef jerky are “off-limits” items when trying to eat more nutritiously. Men’s Health explains why these foods, along with some other “junk foods,” can be healthy. Read to find out why!
Do I Need to Refuel Mid-Workout?: Our nutritionists have told me how important pre- and post-workout meals are, but what about mid-workout? Greatist has the info on when it’s necessary and when you are better off just guzzling down some water.
Fitbie’s 10 Favorite Weight Loss Bloggers: You love Tar Heel Tone Up, right? Well here are more blogs to check out from ten fit women. Whether you’re a yoga lover or a chef-to-be, Fitbie has an inspiring list of bloggers.
7 Foods Nutritionists Wouldn’t Touch With a 10-Foot Pole: You’ll be shocked when you read some of these foods that a few nutritionists tell Glamour that they avoid at all costs. The list includes some shockers, like light yogurt and high-protein cereals.
10 Boredom Busters for Indoor Workouts: Do you spend more energy glancing at the clock every minute than on your actual workout? FitSugar has ten ideas to make exercising more exiting. My favorite? “Pal around” – bring a friend to the gym!
Fitness and Nutrition Roundup
How 1-Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health: The New York Times lays out some scientific evidence that shows just how good high-intensity interval training is for you.
Food Labeling 101: Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label: The number of calories isn’t the only thing you should look at before making a purchase at the grocery store! Food Network explains why you should also check the ingredient list.
Why All Runners Should Strength Train: Some people log miles day after day. Greatist discusses why and how runners should consider adding weight training to their routines. Just 10 minutes a day has many benefits!
5 Shortcuts to Sculpt Your Body Fast: Check out SparkPeople’s five tips to exercise smarter and get more out of your workouts.
7 Tips to Eat Healthy While Traveling: Spring Break is just around the corner, but you shouldn’t throw away all your hard work during that one week. Built Lean has seven tips so you can eat nutritiously while still enjoying yourself on vacation.
Firm up Fast with 10 Busy-Girl Buffers: It’s time for midterms once again and you may find yourself short on time. Self has a quick but effective workout to sculpt your body, specifically for women!
9 Disturbing Side Effects of Soda: We all know that soda is full of sugar and can pack on some pounds, but what else does it do to our bodies? Rodale lists nine side effects of soda which may convince you to kick your daily dose of cola.
The Best New Exercises for Every Part of a Man’s Body: If you’re trying to get past a plateau, speed up fat loss or simply try something new, Men’s Health has a new workout for you. With these moves, you can sculpt each muscle in an entirely new way.
Zumba Workout Benefits: If you are considering attending this week’s Zumbathon or are a regular at the class, be sure to check out this link. LiveStrong discusses how great Zumba is for you – it’s a full body workout and is a great aerobic activity!
52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less: Think you don’t have time to eat a nutritious meal? Greatist has over 50 meals from breakfast to dinner that are fast, easy and can even be made by those who don’t see themselves winning Top Chef anytime soon.
9 Rules to Break: Think you know all the rules for a perfect workout routine? Women’s Health gives nine alternatives to some overrated fitness tips for a smarter gym session.