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It's a matter of health and taste for publisher and 'Organic Manfesto' author

It's a matter of health and taste for publisher and 'Organic Manfesto' author

Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania....

College runners take the latest in shoe technology out for a spin

College runners take the latest in shoe technology out for a spin

Can your footwear speed you up? We gave four new running shoes, each touting an impressive design technology, to four college runners. One...

 Dip kicks strengthen triceps, send core muscles into action

Dip kicks strengthen triceps, send core muscles into action

You can sculpt your triceps and strengthen your core with one simple exercise: dip kicks, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on...

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

Finding ways to make every day Earth Day

I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just...

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Can your workouts be more eco-friendly? Yes. Here are 5 ways.

Can your workouts be more eco-friendly? Yes. Here are 5 ways.

Here are some ideas for a more sustainable workout — for you and, perhaps, the planet.

 Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world.

Frank Shorter still keeps an impressive pace

Frank Shorter still keeps an impressive pace

When Frank Shorter won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, he not only became a household name but also...

Exercise class is in session — let the sweating begin

Exercise class is in session — let the sweating begin

Not long ago, I read an article about how some men stay in shape, and one guy said his tactic was to hit the gym any time he could and...

Beginner barre workout at Physique 57 in Beverly Hills

Beginner barre workout at Physique 57 in Beverly Hills

I've been a runner for more than 30 years, but I'm something of a serial monogamist when it comes to fitness classes. (At the moment, I'm...

Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

Trying to lose weight? Willpower is more than saying 'I won't'

Each time health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches her Science of Willpower class, she asks students to select a willpower challenge to...

Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver

Losing weight: Tempting foods promise a reward they can't deliver

Picture potato chips or chocolate — or any food you feel you can't resist. Chances are, your brain associates this food with a promise...

Therapy ball exercise loosens IT band to help ease sore, clicking knees

Therapy ball exercise loosens IT band to help ease sore, clicking knees

If running or doing a marathon round of squats has left you with sore or clicking knees, that pesky ilotibial band is probably to blame....

 Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various...

Some alternatives to plastic or metal water bottles

Some alternatives to plastic or metal water bottles

If you're in the market for an alternative to plastic or metal water bottles, here are a few options:

Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table

Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table

The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might...

These portable products provide strength and flexibility

These portable products provide strength and flexibility

To get strong, you don't necessarily need a rack of dumbbells. To get flexible, you don't necessarily need a yoga class. The innovative...

Air squats are an effective exercise for thighs and glutes

Air squats are an effective exercise for thighs and glutes

Ready for a butt-and-thigh burner that you can do anywhere? Meet the air squat. It's like your regular squat, only 10 times harder. Bob...

Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching...

Jennifer Hudson weighs in on how she lost 80 pounds and keeps them off

Jennifer Hudson weighs in on how she lost 80 pounds and keeps them off

In regard to weight, Jennifer Hudson's biggest concern these days might be finding a shelf sturdy enough to bear the weight of her...

A few bites from the Natural Products Expo

A few bites from the Natural Products Expo

Here are some products that caught our eye at Natural Products Expo West before we got too bleary and too bloated from tasting to go on....

Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling

Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling

When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve...

New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout

New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout

A tidal wave of apps and digital fitness products — loaded with practical data and often inexpensive (or even free) — is...

 A routine that's a full-body extravaganza

A routine that's a full-body extravaganza

The plank-to-frogger exercise is a full-body extravaganza, hitting many major muscle groups at once, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who...

Want six-pack abs like in '300'? Think thousands of reps.

Want six-pack abs like in '300'? Think thousands of reps.

After the film "300" hit the screen in 2006, Google trends showed a threefold increase in searches for "six-pack abs." And every magazine...

Daylight saving time may have health costs

Daylight saving time may have health costs

Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again.

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