6 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy This December

The last month of the year is always busy. From shopping, to school events, parties and celebrations, our to do list is typically miles long and full of things to do for others. While it may not seem like you can add one more thing, take a look at our list of important health items that focus on one very important person you may be neglecting: YOU! Remember, if you take time to care for yourself, you just might find you’ll have even more energy to go around. You can print this list for your…

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The Fool-Proof Way to Cook a Delicious Turkey

Few things instill as much anxiety in the hearts of home cooks as does cooking the traditional Thanksgiving bird. And in recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about different, supposedly better, ways of cooking Tom. Deep-frying, brine, smoking, barbecuing. Whatever. When it comes to Thanksgiving, we don’t mess with tradition, and that means roasting.Here’s a super-simple way to roast a turkey. It will leave everyone satisfied. Especially you. Preheat the oven to 450°F Position an oven rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 450°F.…

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The Long Walk: Burning off Holiday Calories

As a rule of weight loss, it’s better to control what you eat in the first place than to try to burn it off later with exercise. Why? Simple: eating is easy and exercising, for most of us, is hard. Plus, the amount of time it takes to eat a calorie bomb is usually a mere fraction of the amount of time it takes to burn it off. That’s a bad return on your time investment. This is important to keep in mind, especially during this week of feasting. In…

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Last-Minute Gifts Under $30 to Win Christmas

The month of December seems to defy all laws of space and time. It feels like New Year’s Day was only yesterday then you blinked, and Christmas is a week away. If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, don’t panic—we’ve got you covered. We found 6 amazing gifts all coming in at $30 or less that will make even the pickiest person on your list pleased as punch. A hat with headphones built in? Genius. Even better? It’s less than 18 dollars. Perfect for the friend or relative who…

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7 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy This Winter Break

There’s one phrase every parent hears no less than 700 times (on average) during winter break. Can you guess what it is? If you answered, “I’m bored,” you are correct! We know how tough it can be to keep your kiddos engaged when schedules are interrupted. To make your life just a bit easier, we rounded up seven activities that will get your kids moving, avoid their boredom, and keep screen time to a minimum. Build an Obstacle Course Take a second to come to terms with the fact that…

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21 Thanksgiving Recipes for a Healthier Holiday

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Which, for many of us, means total diet destruction is officially on the horizon. But here’s the thing: You can still enjoy all the deliciousness of this food-heavy holiday without committing to an entire season of stretchy pants. Find all the guidance you need to get your fill of the festivities (and the food!) with our ultimate guide: 23 Ways to Lose Weight This Thanksgiving. And show up to your gatherings with any of the guilt-free Thanksgiving recipes below.…

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6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

You may feel like you have the metabolism of a tortoise, but, fortunately, you can get yourself out of the slow lane—and burn calories like crazy—just by doing these six simple things:1. Never Skip MealsYou may think that you’ll accelerate your weight loss by eating less than you should. The truth is, the opposite happens. Cutting too many calories tricks your body into thinking it’s starving so instead of burning calories, it starts storing them as fat for the prolonged famine it’s sure is coming. Eating actually stimulates your metabolism,…

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11 Hot, One Dish Meals

Busy weeknight meals shouldn’t be a challenge–and they shouldn’t be an excuse to fall off of the wagon, either. Nutrisystem has a collection of recipes that require no more than one dish. Convenient and easy, minimal clean up? Yes, please! All of these one dish meals follow Nutrisystem’s flex meal guidelines, incorporating the perfect portion of SmartCarbs and PowerFuels. Recipes balanced with protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates are the key to keeping you on your weight loss plan for a lifetime, and enjoying it, too! One pan. One pot. One…

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25 Superfoods You Need to Be Eating

You hear a lot of hype about superfoods in news reports, magazine articles, and social media, but what are they exactly? And who says what’s a superfood? Jennifer Di Noia, Ph.D., a researcher at William Patterson University in New Jersey, recently set out to definitively answer those very questions. For the benefit of all of us who try to maintain a healthy diet, the Center For Disease Control has published the results of her research.The study began by defining “powerhouse fruits and vegetables” as “foods most strongly associated with reduced…

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Every Gift You Need for the Workout Lover in Your Life

If you’re having a difficult time shopping for the fitness buff in your life, you’re not alone! Holiday shopping can be stressful and not knowing where to start can make it even worse. We’ll give you fair warning, this isn’t your average workout product roundup—no way. We scoured the internet for fun and inventive fitness gifts that are sure to delight the exercise lover in your life and avoid any uncomfortable glances that say, “is there a gift receipt?” 1. For the: Movers and Shakers Vyper 2 Vibrating Fitness Roller…

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