Archive for September, 2012

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

The positive effects of exercise don’t have to end with your workout. Here’s how sweating it out can rewire your brain for happiness. The Best Stress Solution Most mornings the alarm clock has barely gone off and Heather Allen, a 33-year-old vice president of a communications firm in Dallas, is already obsessing over the day’s […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

10 Diet Tips to Live Longer 1. Snack on Watermelon Longevity is the new buzzword. You can’t walk into a book store without tripping over a best seller about extending your life. With good reason: Centenarians are one of the country’s fastest-growing demographic groups; in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau projects they’ll increase almost sixfold by 2050. […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 29th 2012

Intermittent fasting has whipped up a storm of interest and debate recently, with the BBC’s Horizon programme Eat, Fast and Live Longer highlighting intermittent fasting’s (IF) potential health benefits.   Claimed to help us to not only stay slim and live longer, but also ward off illnesses from diabetes to dementia, it certainly sounds impressive. […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 23rd 2012

Indulge in high-carb dinners starting two nights before your race. “You want a meal that’s 50 to 60 percent carbs, is easily digested, and won’t upset your stomach,” says Lauren Antonucci, RD, director of Nutrition Energy in New York City. Sick of spaghetti? Test-drive these dishes from top chefs while training and see if one revs […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 23rd 2012

Preparing to run a race means more than just getting fit. You also need to get your diet up to speed. Here’s what to eat — and drink — when you’re a runner. By Yael Lipton The Basics All runners, report to the starting line. Whether you’re taking part in a major marathon or the […]

Posted by Samantha Rentz on September 23rd 2012

From repairing muscle to maintaining energy, runners’ bodies have special nutritional needs. Here, seven great foods for runners — peanut butter tops the list! Small Bagel with Peanut Butter For runners, food does more than just squelch hunger. It also fuels your muscles and keeps you healthy.   “Runners need quality foods that provide a […]

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