How to Outmaneuver Your Pet:Sometimes the most mundane tasks become a war of wills between you and your pet. Here’s how to win three infamous owner vs. pet battles.
How to Make Any Fitness Goal a Reality: Whether you’re training for a marathon, trying to lose a few extra pounds or need to lower your blood pressure, setting a goal is a great way to stay motivated on the path to better health. But to get started on your individual fitness journey, you need specific strategies for each objective. To learn how you can avoid falling off the wagon, reach your personal goal and maintain your results, check out the expert tips below.
Everything You Need to Know About Exer-Gaming:Is hitting an imaginary ball with an imaginary racquet or following an avatar personal trainer as good as “regular” exercise? Here’s what you should know.
8 Ways to Improve Your Memory: Memory often starts slipping in small ways, like when you forget to make a restaurant reservation or misplace an important document. And though some instances can be chalked up to absentmindedness, others are good reminders that, as with the rest of your body, what you do on a day-to-day basis has an impact on your brain. Though researchers are still debating the connection between Ginkgo biloba and memory, there is some solid science out there that links certain activities, habits and even foods to how well you remember things.
6 Things Your Vet Wants You To Know: Up-to-date shots? Check. Toys and treats? Check. Lots of TLC? Check. No one takes better care of her pet than you do, right? Not so fast. There are a bunch of things you could be doing better—just ask your vet. That’s what we did. And the vets we talked to have quite a lot they want to tell you—from dos and don’ts pet owners should know, to common pet myths, to new ways to care for your furry friend.
Foolproof Underwear for Every Body Type: Gone are the days when your underwear options were limited to black or white, brief or bikini. Now it seems that there are panty options in droves, promising to do everything from tame your tummy to disappear underneath your wardrobe. And for good reason. “The wrong undergarments can ruin your look,” says Amanda Bird of Sculptz Shapewear. “Ones that are too tight can create bulges or draw attention to lumps and bumps,” she explains. But the right ones will give you license to wear just about anything by accentuating your figure to its best advantage. Here, the essential panty guide for all shapes, sizes and fashion needs.
Overcome Common Roadblocks to a Clean Closet: Whether you have too much stuff or just a terrible closet setup, your wardrobe—as well as your entire bedroom—is likely suffering the clutter consequences. But all hope is not lost! By tackling your specific closet conundrum, you can zero in on a quick and easy solution. Read on for expert advice on getting a cleaner closet, from suggestions for better lighting to tips on easy maintenance.
Shopping for the Right Olive Oil: Shelved in a supermarket aisle alongside dozens of other oils and cooking fats, olive oil is often considered just another thing to sauteé or stir-fry your favorite foods in. But it’s so much more! Much like with grapes and wine, the climate, soil and harvest time of the olives dictate the oil’s color, aroma and flavor. Olive oil has also been shown to provide numerous health benefits, making it the go-to choice for healthy-minded cooks across the country. But its surge in popularity has resulted in an array of varieties and brands for shoppers to choose from. For help narrowing down the seemingly endless options, read on to find out everything you need to know about buying olive oil.
9 Tips for Healthier Cooking: Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it’s quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered and deep fried. What we add to foods makes all the difference when it comes to home cooking.
The first step to healthier cooking is to take recipes as suggestions. Before you start chopping and mixing, scan the recipe to see if there are any unnecessary calories. Look for excess cheese, butter and oils, as well as sugars.
Here are some tasty, healthy ideas to help you become a professional recipe overhauler!
6 Ways to Win the Weight Battle: Think the number-one roadblock to being fit is the number of calories you take in? Think again. The key to healthy, successful weight loss isn’t just about getting the right information—it’s about knowing how to use that information. It’s why those extra pounds won’t budge, despite your understanding the importance of calories in versus calories out, knowing the difference between good and bad carbs, and being diligent about mixing cardio with strength training. If you’ve been feeling discouraged, rest assured that you’re not alone. We spoke with medical, nutrition and fitness experts and asked them one simple question: “What are we missing?” Read on to discover the six most important ways to use the mind-body connection to help your weight-loss efforts rather than hinder them.