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Time to switch to a standing desk? Here are three to check out

Have you wondered whether the “sit-stand” movement really offers a long-term health payoff? According to research from the University of Iowa, sit-stand desks in the workplace do indeed offer significant benefits, once you get in the habit of working on your feet consistently.  Study subjects who...

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4 ways to indulge in the flavors of the season, without breaking your diet

Just because you're vegan, Paleo or following any other type of specific nutrition plan doesn't mean you have to forgo the flavors of the season. Here are four way to indulge in those festive ingredients without abandoning the diet. They are available only through the holidays: Kombucha is the...

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  • For a long life, consider picking up a tennis racket

    For a long life, consider picking up a tennis racket

    You probably know that exercise is good for you, but do you know whether you’re better off riding a bike or swimming laps in the pool?   Actually, if you want to get the biggest bang for your exercise buck, you should pick up a racket, new research reveals. An analysis of more than 80,000 adults...

  • California health officials report first death of flu season

    California health officials report first death of flu season

    California health officials on Thursday confirmed the state’s first death of this year’s influenza season and reminded everyone to get a flu shot before more people get sick. “As this unfortunate case illustrates, the flu can be deadly and causes thousands of fatalities each year in the United...

  • Get the holidays off to a healthy start with these events

    Get the holidays off to a healthy start with these events

    The spirit of giving, transformational breathwork and a stylish fitness-gear shopping event are all on hand as we head into the holiday season. Bring a new sleeping bag to donate at a free yoga class in Santa Monica on Dec. 3. The event is a collaboration between Reach & Root, a community based...

  • Why your doctor might start grocery shopping with you

    Why your doctor might start grocery shopping with you

    A mother and her teenage son approach Ana Cristina Jurczyk near the entrance of a Food 4 Less grocery store in Anaheim. Boxes of Cheetos and Frosted Flakes are stacked to the ceiling next to them. The mother explains to Jurczyk, a registered dietitian, that her son wants to vomit when he eats vegetables. ...

  • Dreading post-election Thanksgiving? 4 tips for survival

    Dreading post-election Thanksgiving? 4 tips for survival

    November isn't done with us yet. The election is over, yes. Finally. But soon, many Americans will be forced to revisit it all over again when they travel home for Thanksgiving. At the very best, Thanksgiving can be thorny. Exhaustion and stress from traveling,  plus intrusive questions from relatives,...

  • Why actor Matthew Modine apologizes to his toes

    Why actor Matthew Modine apologizes to his toes

    Actor-director Matthew Modine is 57 now and in great shape -- even though he doesn't go to the gym much. The father of two is car-less in New York City, his primary residence, getting around on a bike for the last 30 years. In the process he became an activist, founding the bike-lane advocacy group...

  • How slaughterhouses turned actress Jenna Dewan Tatum into a vegan

    How slaughterhouses turned actress Jenna Dewan Tatum into a vegan

    Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum owns an Ojai farm with rescued horses, goats, chickens and dogs, which help fuel her well-followed social media presence and her advocacy for animals. Tatum, 35, who plays Lucy Lane, Lois Lane’s sister in CBS’ “Supergirl,” believes veganism positively affects not just...

  • Health happenings: free yoga and a long walk to the beach

    Health happenings: free yoga and a long walk to the beach

    Show up in costume for a free Halloween-themed outdoor yoga class set to live music in Santa Monica on Sunday, put on by Leah Marsh, who spearheaded the Fit Girl Club movement, and Yoga Nation, which wants to make the practice accessible to everyone. Yoga buffs of any level are invited to Hotchkiss...

  • Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they're plenty of fun to ride

    Why are e-bikes all the rage? Because they're plenty of fun to ride

    Pete Compton, a 79-year-old retired construction worker from Newport Beach, stunned his daughter twice on his birthday earlier this year: First, he showed up at her Corona home on a bicycle. Next, he turned down her offer to drive him home, instead pedaling all the way back to the beach, a 60-mile...

  • Eight beauty mistakes women make that can lead to thinning hair or hair loss

    Eight beauty mistakes women make that can lead to thinning hair or hair loss

    The most dreaded words for a woman to hear while she's in her hairstylist's chair? “You have a bald spot.” It's something that a lot more women appear to be hearing. About one in four are experiencing premature hair loss, whether it's thinning at the top of the scalp, a widening part or hairless...

  • 'Moon circles' give modern women an ancient way to connect

    'Moon circles' give modern women an ancient way to connect

    It wasn’t the directions one might expect when attending a women’s moon circle: We were supposed to enter through a garage door, off an alley on a quiet Venice street. No basking outdoors under the full moon’s glow? No unplugged sounds of nature? Set aside such preconceptions, and, perhaps, skepticism....

  • 3 healthy ways to add fat — yes, fat! — to your diet

    3 healthy ways to add fat — yes, fat! — to your diet

    After decades of low-fat yogurts and 1% milk populating store shelves, whole milk and products such as creamy ghee (clarified butter) are finding their way back to favor. On the back of a 2014 Harvard School of Public Health study that found full-fat dairy to be more satisfying — and consequently...

  • Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, early medical marijuana researcher, dies at 85

    Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, early medical marijuana researcher, dies at 85

    Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, a UCLA psychiatrist who was among the first researchers to prove the medical benefits of marijuana, has died. He was 85. Ungerleider died in his home in Encino on Sept. 19 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, said his son, John Ungerleider.  In the 1970s and 1980s, Ungerleider...

  • Strolling the L.A. River, before it all changes

    Strolling the L.A. River, before it all changes

    If current trends persist, the properties fronting the Los Angeles River could become some of the city’s most desirable addresses. For now, this urban Frogtown walk goes through some neighborhoods still transitioning from marginal to hip. 1. Begin your stroll at the Great Heron Gates where they...

  • How Giuliana Rancic moved past being 'just someone with breast cancer'

    How Giuliana Rancic moved past being 'just someone with breast cancer'

    One thing became apparent to Giuliana Rancic as she worked to stress the importance of early detection in breast cancer: Women dealing with it wanted nothing more than to treat their friends to dinner. Or to treat their family to a much-needed vacation. Or to stop thinking about chemotherapy and...

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