How to Fit Alcohol Into a Balanced, Healthy Lifestyle

How to Fit Alcohol Into a Balanced, Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Living for Women, Life, Nutrition for Women, Sponsored
Here’s the thing about alcohol. It’s fun. It’s social. It’s a nightly wind-down habit for some. But, it can be detrimental to your health, fitness and waistline. Alcohol is a known toxin to our bodies yet most of us still choose to consume it regularly. For those of us who also pursue a natural high through exercise, evaluating our weekly (or daily) alcohol intake and its impact on our goals may be worthwhile. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteSo, how much is too much, and how much is just right? The answer to the second question is up to you. After some self-experimentation — cutting out all booze for two months, twice (I know. Call me crazy) — I got very clear about the consequences of using alcohol to manage my stress (Hint: It…
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Cover Girl Confidential: Katie Corio

Cover Girl Confidential: Katie Corio

Healthy New You
Katie Corio graces the cover of the November/December issue of Oxygen magazine.How does it feel to be on the cover of Oxygen?Words cannot describe the feeling. My personal goal has always been to positively impact the lives of others. The fact that I am on the cover of Oxygen is an incredibly humbling and awe-inspiring moment for me. I feel so grateful and blessed, and my hope is to inspire more people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and a more positive outlook on life. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteHave you been a longtime reader?I’ve been reading Oxygen since before I even ventured into the health and fitness industry, and I have always wanted to be involved with Oxygen in some way. I love what the magazine stands for, what it teaches…
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness Lovers

2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Fitness Lovers

Fitness Gear, Fitness Gear and Apparel for Women, Training Tips for Women
Fuel your workouts with high-quality protein like Laura's Lean grass-fed steaks; grass-fed 85/15 ground beef; 92% and 96% lean ground beef; boneless, skinless chicken breasts; and grass-fed organic beef jerky. Raised with no antibiotics or added hormones, these protein options are the perfect fit for a delicious, healthy holiday meal with no regrets. Shop online for free delivery right to your door!Use code TEAMLLB15 for 15% off your entire purchase.meyernaturalfoods.com, $7.49-20
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Put An End to Stressed-Out Snacking

Put An End to Stressed-Out Snacking

Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating for Women, Nutrition for Women
Expert tips for kicking stress-induced cravings to the curb.Are you an emotional eater? Here are six surefire ways to keep your emotions – and your waistline – in check.1. Know your triggers and locations. “Many people have hot spots for emotional eating, such as the living room couch or office desk,” says Susan Albers, PsyD, author of Eating Mindfully (New Harbinger, 2012). “Make a no-eating rule in those places so you have to eat somewhere else. This will help you stop the habit of overeating mindlessly in those spots.”2. Shop smart. Limit the amount of comfort food you have available so you’re forced to address your emotions when they pop up instead of masking them with food.3. Stock up on pistachios. They’re a low–glycemic index food that helps keep your…
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America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 3: Prep Time

America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 3: Prep Time

America's Fittest Couple Challenge 3
It’s prep time, everyone! We have less than a week before Hannah Eden and Paulo Barreto kick off America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 3, and we’re counting down the days. Who else is super excited?To say we are preparing may be a bit of an understatement. LOL. Anyone who knows us knows that we are HUGE planners, especially when it comes to preparing for something we plan to give 100 percent of our effort. We’re lucky enough to already have the concept of meal prepping instilled in us with the help of Alexa Uherek, Hannah and Paulo’s nutritionist. And we have, of course, been in the gym for quite some time now, so making that adjustment shouldn’t be TOO hard for us. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteHowever, to be completely honest, to…
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How to Strengthen Your Gut With Kefir

How to Strengthen Your Gut With Kefir

Healthy Eating for Women, Nutrition for Women
With 30-some strains of gut-friendly bacteria (as compared to about seven in yogurt), kefir is a probiotic powerhouse, promoting gut health and helping break down your food efficiently. Its tart and tangy flavor makes it the perfect complement to just about any recipe. Here are five ways to use kefir — including one that might surprise you!Thanks for watching!Visit Website1. As a bone-building breakfast Kefir has high levels of calcium and vitamin K2, which have a symbiotic relationship: Vitamin K2 helps the body better absorb calcium, and research shows supplementing with it can reduce bone fractures by up to 81 percent. Quick Kefir Bowl: Stir together 1/3 cup of quick oats, ½ tablespoon of chia seeds, ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 cup of plain kefir. Let sit five to 10…
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6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

6 Ways to Sideline Your Smartphone During a Workout

Life, Training Advice for Women, Training Tips for Women, Women's Health
Do you have nomophobia? Most people do, and this very real fear of not having your smartphone immediately next to you at all times can be a real issue, especially as it relates to your workout.It might seem like a no-brainer that when you talk or text on your smartphone, your workout suffers, yet researchers still wanted to know just how much phone use could impact a workout. So they put individuals through one of two 20-minute treadmill workouts: One group served as the control and had smartphone access, while the other group could talk and text on their phones as much as they wanted. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe thing most impacted about the workouts was intensity: Smartphone users completed six minutes less of vigorous-intensity exercise and 10 minutes more…
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How to Fix Your Fatigue

How to Fix Your Fatigue

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According to patients at the Center for Restorative Medicine, a new discovery has completely transformed their lives. Founder and director Dr. Steven Gundry is a world-renowned heart surgeon, best-selling author and personal physician to celebrities such as Tony Robbins. But his latest medical breakthrough could be the most important accomplishment of his career. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteAt a recent conference, Gundry unveiled a simple yet highly effective solution to issues that plague millions of Americans 40 and older: low energy, low metabolism and fatigue.“When you’re feeling low energy, that’s your body screaming HELP!” he said.Gundry’s radical solution was inspired by a breakthrough with a “hopeless” patient who had been overweight, chronically fatigued and suffering from severely clogged arteries.The secret to his breakthrough? “There are key ‘micronutrients’ missing from your diet,”…
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