Health & Fitness

Water: What you need to know about keeping hydrated

For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to suck through elaborate tubing. We might even hire a doctor to have it injected into our veins.

L.A. Walks

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Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.

Five Questions

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  • Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain
    Migraine studies yield fresh approaches to ward off pain

    If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're not alone. More than 10% of the population is hurting right along with you, including 18% of women. Migraines are most common from the ages of 25 to 55. The good news: New research can help change your approach to managing your migraines. Here are...

  • Patricia Bragg, a living testament to healthful habits
    Patricia Bragg, a living testament to healthful habits

    The name Bragg has been on health food store shelves since Paul Bragg opened shop in Hollywood more than a century ago. Patricia Bragg, his daughter-in-law who became his adopted daughter after she and his son divorced, carries on the business selling dozens of products, including salad...

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  • Workout on a Gyrotonic tower gives body what it longs for
    Workout on a Gyrotonic tower gives body what it longs for

    This one is a bit of a splurge, because it's individual instruction. But in my search for ways to develop good posture to counteract all that screen time, several people have recommended Gyrotonic as something that is useful no matter your fitness level. It's usually done one-on-one,...

  • Gluten-free baking from Kristine Kidd
    Gluten-free baking from Kristine Kidd

    The early generation of gluten-free baked goods tended to be imitations, often not very good ones, of cakes and cookies usually made with wheat flour. Kristine Kidd, cookbook writer and former Bon Appetit magazine food editor, is among those trying another tack: She looked at the flours that...

  • Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
    Acid reflux raises serious health concerns

    President Obama may have joked with reporters when they asked how his throat was feeling after he was diagnosed with acid reflux, but acid reflux can be a serious health threat. Up to 20% of Americans suffer from typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux two times per week, says Gilbert...

  • Little innovations make a big difference for riders
    Little innovations make a big difference for riders

    All bikes tend to look alike at first. But a closer look reveals some clever design innovations this year that give world-class triathletes, gonzo mountain bikers, traveling tandem aficionados and raw rookie road riders alike exactly what they want: a little more speed, a lot more...

  • Smartphone apps keep pace with costly fitness trackers
    Smartphone apps keep pace with costly fitness trackers

    If you're delaying your walking program to save up for a wearable fitness tracker, the ruse is over. A free app on your smartphone can do the job about as well as some popular wearable devices, a new study has found.

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