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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.

Getting Out for a SoCal Experience

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Health Advice From the Stars

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  • Medical professionals disagree about new hangover remedies

    Medical professionals disagree about new hangover remedies

    Unless you're the designated driver, holiday parties are often associated with that wrecked morning-after feeling: nausea, dehydration, dizziness. And typical remedies — black coffee, aspirin, a greasy meal — might not always work. Which explains why healthcare entrepreneurs — among them doctors...

  • Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

    Want to lose weight in 2016? Experts say start right now

    Do it. Now. If you're like most of us, you want to lose weight in 2016. The experts we spoke to suggest that you start now. As in, today. "There's no need to wait for January 1st," said Jocelyn Shaw, a Weight Watchers personal coach and leader. "The very next decision you make can turn it around...

  • Five tips to get a jump on your weight-loss resolution

    Five tips to get a jump on your weight-loss resolution

    We're betting you've already "treated yourself" a little too much this holiday season — hey, who can resist that extra reindeer cookie? Pretty much no one. But here's some good news. You can get a jump on your resolution to drop a few pounds in 2016 — and it won't be hard at all. New research shows...

  • 26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    26.2 survival tips for the L.A. Marathon

    At this point, on the eve of the Los Angeles Marathon, you can't get in better shape. You either trained or you didn't. But you can survive and thrive if you have a strategy to avoid cramping and injury, and take advantage of the peculiarities of Los Angeles' hilly, attraction-studded "Stadium...

  • How I reduced my prednisone use through diet and exercise

    How I reduced my prednisone use through diet and exercise

    When the prednisone my doctor gave me almost miraculously vanquished the paralyzing joint pain I was suffering from, I was hooked. At first, I didn't care that I had to take a second drug (alendronate, brand name Fosamax), to slow or prevent osteoporosis, one of the dreaded side effects of prednisone....

  • Four thought leaders weigh in on the new dietary guidelines

    Four thought leaders weigh in on the new dietary guidelines

    What will the new dietary guidelines mean to you? We've asked four thought leaders for their take on the new recommendations: Gary Foster, the chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers: "I thought they were great," he said, adding that he also liked the "behavioral" recommendations. He said...

  • Sure, essential oils smell great. But are they good for anything else?

    Sure, essential oils smell great. But are they good for anything else?

    Essential oils are all the rage — but do they live up to their claims? You can't pass through the personal care aisle of a supermarket without seeing labels that tout the benefits of essential oils, including the relaxing effects of lavender and the skin-nourishing properties of pomegranate seed....

  • Veda MeLA gathers yoga enthusiasts

    Veda MeLA gathers yoga enthusiasts

    Los Angeles is a leading center for all things yoga and a natural location to unite leaders aiming to shape future trends. Which is why dozens of yoga enthusiasts filed into lecture rooms, exhibitor booths and yoga studio spaces in downtownLos Angeles recently for the first-ever Veda MeLA, the...

  • Michael O'Neill's 'On Yoga' captures the practice's bends and curves

    Michael O'Neill's 'On Yoga' captures the practice's bends and curves

    "There is no modern yoga; there is just yoga in modern times." That's a line from the new Taschen book "On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace" by photographer Michael O'Neill. The book's recent release coincides with an exhibition of 80-plus large-scale photographs at the Taschen Gallery, marking...

  • A triathlete discovers 6 ways to get faster, including: Stop with all the selfies

    A triathlete discovers 6 ways to get faster, including: Stop with all the selfies

    Everyone thinks triathlon is a sport made of three sports: swimming, biking and running. But after my results were posted for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon held in September in Zuma Beach, I was rudely reminded that triathlon is actually four sports. "A seven-minute transition! Are you an idiot?"...

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