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  • 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...

  • 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara shares her fitness secret: Lifting weights

    'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara shares her fitness secret: Lifting weights

    “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is no stranger to having the spotlight put on her physique. (She’s the face of Covergirl’s Bombshell makeup collection.) The actress, producer and entrepreneur just launched her new perfume, Tempting, and spent a few moments chatting with us about why overall...

  • Trend alert! Why beets are the hot new 'superfood'

    Trend alert! Why beets are the hot new 'superfood'

    Love them or hate them, beets are earning a second look. Body builders and endurance athletes are downing juice shots to boost performance. Chefs are stirring purées into antioxidant-rich chocolate desserts for a superfood double-play. Food manufacturers are making snacking healthy with dehydrated...

  • 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...

  • Cricket chips, dehydrated organs: 'Healthy' snack foods that may be hard to swallow

    Cricket chips, dehydrated organs: 'Healthy' snack foods that may be hard to swallow

    Chips made from powdered crickets. Milk derived from potatoes. And dehydrated grass-fed beef organs. These are some of the new health foods coming your way that may be tough to swallow, no matter how seemingly good for you they might be. Earlier this year, the annual Expo West held in Anaheim brought in...

  • How you can use goal setting to get – and stay – in shape

    How you can use goal setting to get – and stay – in shape

    Some people finish a marathon, or climb Mt. Whitney, or get down to a certain weight, and that's it. That's their finish line.  They view that particular challenge as a sort of bucket-list accomplishment, and when they cross that finish line, they all but cross out fitness as a priority in their...

  • Sharon Osbourne says she’d take Ozzy back on one condition

    Sharon Osbourne says she’d take Ozzy back on one condition

    In May, amid tabloid reports that her rocker husband and business partner, Ozzy Osbourne, was involved with another woman, Sharon Osbourne, 63, told a riveted TV audience that she had kicked Ozzy out of their house. “I can’t keep living like this,” she said on the set of the CBS show she co-hosts,...

  • Take a look at how hip hotels are helping guests break a sweat

    Take a look at how hip hotels are helping guests break a sweat

    Hotel gyms used to amount to a few dusty pieces of outdated equipment stashed in a utility room.  No more. “There have been big changes when it comes to hotel fitness over the past 10 years,” said celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. “Traditionally hotel gyms used to have just one brand of cardio...

  • Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

    Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

    You’ve had it. Enough of traffic on the 405, the wait list for a seat at SoulCycle, the lines at Trader Joe’s. Grab a group of friends and haul out: It’s time to start thinking about summer vacation, so why not make it a fitness reboot? These three fitness destinations are easy drives, all about...

  • Surfing icon Laird Hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

    Surfing icon Laird Hamilton shares his 10-point plan to live forever

    Perpetual youth is a whimsical notion suited to screen writers and 16th century Spanish explorers but a career requirement for Laird Hamilton. In the ocean as many as five hours most days, the inventor of tow-in big-wave surfing, modern-day stand-up paddleboarding and hydrofoil surfing uses a unique...

  • Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

    Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

    Oh, your aching back. Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours."   What it does Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense...

  • Using yoga to heal after the devastating loss of a child

    Using yoga to heal after the devastating loss of a child

    Ten years ago, Pasadena resident Kiley Hanish and her husband, Sean, were expectant parents, excitedly planning a future as a family. When their son Norbert was stillborn, the couple found themselves adrift with few resources to manage their grief. Kiley Hanish, an occupational therapist, and her...

  • 6 nutritional rules that everyone can agree upon

    6 nutritional rules that everyone can agree upon

    That bag of quinoa & black bean tortilla chips may boast the words “organic” and “natural” and "healthy" on the label, but it’s still a bag of chips – and loaded with calories.  “People aren’t aware of what they’re consuming and the number of calories,” says Dr. Edward H. Phillips, co-medical director...

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