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  • 5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    5 new healthful snack options to keep the doughnut cravings at bay

    Low-calorie, junk-free treats that can be tossed into a gym bag or desk drawer are a critical part of any health buff's arsenal. Here, a few new ones that have caught our eye: -- Los Angeles-based Nomva puts probiotics into its 100-calorie fruit-and-veggie pouches. Co-founders Caroline Beckman...

  • Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    Bored with your workouts? Try tree rope climbing

    I can’t breathe. I’m exhausted. My heart is beating through my chest. I can’t believe this is happening. I’m sorta freaked out. I’m dangling in mid-air, 50 feet above the ground, swaying in the breeze, hanging from a half-inch-wide rope like a slab of beef in a butcher shop. I'm tree rope climbing....

  • This L.A. walk takes you — and your dog — on a scenic oceanfront stroll in Long Beach

    This L.A. walk takes you — and your dog — on a scenic oceanfront stroll in Long Beach

    Geographically, walking in Long Beach is like strolling along the Marina Peninsula near Venice, but with more affordable housing, friendlier people and plenty of free parking. The city of Long Beach even provides public restrooms and drinking fountains. 1. Begin this walk south of downtown Long...

  • No wardrobe malfunctions here: These bikinis stay put

    No wardrobe malfunctions here: These bikinis stay put

    When Bridget Dome wanted to get back in shape after her pregnancy, she headed to the sand with another new mom, Sibylle Postley, to try some beach volleyball. “Quickly, I was hooked,” Dome said. “Then I had to gear up.” The friends, who had met playing indoor volleyball and knew the sport was a...

  • How Margot Robbie got into superhuman shape for ‘Suicide Squad’

    How Margot Robbie got into superhuman shape for ‘Suicide Squad’

    There’s no question that Margot Robbie was in stellar shape for DC blockbuster “Suicide Squad.” She had to be, with character Harley Quinn’s costume consisting of little more than sequined hot pants, a crop top and a baseball bat. “It was the world’s smallest costume,” says her celebrity trainer...

  • Five trending superfoods you need to know about

    Five trending superfoods you need to know about

    For wellness junkies who have grown tired of that acai-pitaya smoothie bowl, there’s a whole new wave of superfoods coming to a blender near you. We asked Los Angeles raw food chef Sophie Jaffe, founder of superfood blend brand Philosophie, to tell us what nutrient-packed ingredients she’s putting...

  • Olympian Allyson Felix says faith is her fitness fuel

    Olympian Allyson Felix says faith is her fitness fuel

    Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, 30, is the definition of steady discipline as she heads into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, her fourth and possibly final Olympic competition. We chatted with the Los Angeles-born track and field star about her recovery from a hamstring injury, how her Christian...

  • 4 L.A. running clubs that are way more more than just running clubs

    4 L.A. running clubs that are way more more than just running clubs

    If you’re looking to scratch “run a marathon” off your bucket list, you’re not short on options. Several half-marathons and marathons are coming up in the Los Angeles area, including the Long Beach marathon and half-marathon in October, the Pasadena half-marathon in January, the Surf City half-marathon...

  • Those pricey alkaline waters aren't doing much for your health, expert says

    Those pricey alkaline waters aren't doing much for your health, expert says

    Walk into any Los Angeles establishment that sells premium bottled waters and you’ll see alkaline waters touted. And it’s not just in bottles — alkaline water can be found flowing from drinking fountains at the gym, frozen and blended into smoothies at juice bars and percolating over low-acid coffee...

  • You’d never believe this serene hike is just outside DTLA

    You’d never believe this serene hike is just outside DTLA

    This centrally located Mt. Washington walk is freeway close and just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. But it gets off the beaten path quickly and offers serenity, silence and solitude. 1. Start walking from San Rafael Avenue, near the corner of Elyria Drive near the stately Self-Realization Fellowship...

  • Why midnight snacking is one of the worst things you can do

    Why midnight snacking is one of the worst things you can do

    Inhaling cold pizza by the light of the fridge – what could be better? Still, it might be time to break the midnight munchies habit. New research suggests that eating late at night can have surprisingly negative physical and mental effects: YOU’RE LIKELY TO OVEREAT People who midnight munch don’t...

  • 5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer

    5 ways to keep mosquitoes from ruining your summer

    Even when mosquitoes are not carrying viruses or other diseases, they appear to be on a mission to ruin summer fun. No one wants to pay for cookouts and pool parties with itchy bites. Here are five ways to keep the pesky insects away, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District’s...

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