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  • 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...

  • Let actress Yvette Nicole Brown inspire you to volunteer

    Let actress Yvette Nicole Brown inspire you to volunteer

    It says a lot about Yvette Nicole Brown that, when asked for the contact details for her reps, she instead scribbled down her own number. It's that down-to-earth and approachable demeanor that her fans and followers find so relatable, first on the cult hit “Community” and now on “The Odd Couple,”...

  • Grab your smartphone: These inspiring fitness apps will get you off the couch

    Grab your smartphone: These inspiring fitness apps will get you off the couch

    Don’t give up on your fitness New Year’s resolutions just yet — there’s help as close as your smartphone. “Information on food and exercise has become so available and free on the Internet it’s completely transformed people’s approach to wellness and has liberated the client from being at the gym,”...

  • More Californians are insured in 2016, but many still worry about medical costs

    More Californians are insured in 2016, but many still worry about medical costs

    Nearly three-quarters of Californians who didn’t have health coverage before the Affordable Care Act are now insured, yet many are still concerned about their medical expenses, according to a report released Thursday. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey tracking the state’s uninsured population found...

  • 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...

  • Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya explains why 'fearless' is the best compliment you can pay her

    Zendaya isn’t just a rising star. The 19-year-old doesn’t shy away from speaking up against injustice, including using her social media platform to give voice to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, calling out stereotyping (and needless photo retouching) and challenging her generation to get out and...

  • The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    The two signs your music is 'aging' your hearing

    You probably think you’re too young to have a hearing problem, right? Maybe not. Everyday lifestyle habits — such as plugging in your earbuds and rocking out to you new downloads — can “age” your ears prematurely. Here are the two simple ways to know whether you’re potentially doing damage to your...

  • Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    Caring for cuts, burns and scrapes: The rules have changed

    The days of using alcohol or peroxide — ouch! — to flush a cut or scrape and then letting it air dry so it scabs over is … well, old school. So is putting ice, butter or aloe on a burn. “I hear all of this every single day in our wound care center,” says Dr. Kazu Suzuki, director at Tower Wound...

  • Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Do you really need to shell out money for a pricey 'organic bed'?

    Your bed is supposed to be the place where you can rest your weary head and let the day’s worries fade away. But some heath and environmental activists fear our beds — and sofas and other household products — could be making us sick. At issue are chemical materials that can be found in some vinyl...

  • Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    Are pool workouts the next big thing? Swimwear giant Speedo is working on it

    When you think about a pool workout, you probably think “swimming.”  Think again.  Industry giant Speedo USA is trying to reposition its brand as the source of fitness inspiration and workouts, not just swimwear and swim-related accessories. The newly launched Speedo Fit is making the case for...

  • 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,...

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