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Ask the Nutritionist
Q As an athlete, I am craving salt. Why? Should I give in to the craving? A Salt cravings can be linked to a lot of things, including stress, lack of sleep and even premenstrual syndrome, but since you’re athletic, most likely they are because of the
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Spring Bling
Made of genuine tree rubber, this ecofriendly mat sports a naturally tacky surface that’s practically slipproof, no matter what exercises or poses you put it through. Gogreen bonus: Not a single Amazon tree was harvested to make it! $92 manduka.com D
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Get your R&R
You’ve already done the hard part and pushed through a tough workout. But that was two days ago, and your hamstrings are still screaming when you try to sit down. If you aren’t actively taking steps to recovery and repair properly, it might be time t
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Jackfruit
It looks alien-like and can grow as massive as 100 pounds, but the nutritious jackfruit can play a starring role in both sweet and savory dishes. The two most common forms available are ripe jackfruit, with a sweeter flavor perfect for desserts and s
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The Simplicity Of The Complex
Just like ice cream, your leg workout should have a different flavor each time you train. Some days you hit it hard and heavy and go deep into the pain cave, and others you want to turn ’em till you burn ’em with some highvolume programming. These tw
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A Fighting Spirit
growing up in a household of athletes, it was only natural that Nicole Stout began competing in sports by the age of 3. While her father and brother practiced judo under Olympian Patrick Burris, Stout chose to focus on gymnastics and ballet. By age 1
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Nature’s Nurture
These bombs are the bomb and come in four calming fragrances (amber bergamot, coconut lime, eucalyptus and lavender), and the organic hemp is broken down into nanoparticles, which increases the CBD bioavailability up to 90 percent. $14 cbdliving.com
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School of FISH
Fish have a stacked nutritional resume (hello, mega-healthy omegas and muscle-building protein) that should place them at the top of your meal-prep roster. And even though research shows that women of childbearing age who regularly nosh on fish are a
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Spring Into Action
For more great tips, check out jennifernicolelee.com. Q+A Winter’s over but we’re still in hibernation mode. How do you motivate yourself to get back on track after months of darkness, comfort food and cozy, cover-up sweaters? Spring is all about reb
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Spring-clean Your Energy
Spring-cleaning your home is rote for the turn of the season, but you might not realize that the physical clutter and dirt that accumulates in your living space also can sully your spirit. “We all have to manage some stress and anxiety in our lives,
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Product Talk
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Defeat Depression
With the dark days of winter often comes the blues, and the American Psychological Association concluded that this kind of seasonal stress can contribute to health issues such as obesity, high blood pressure and depression. Almost 15 million American
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What Time’s Dinner? (and Breakfast, And Lunch …)
MIDNIGHT SNACKS, SECOND BREAKFASTS, LATE-NIGHT BITES, MIDMORNING NOSH. As a culture, we eat around the clock, incorporating food into social gatherings, work hours and even downtime. Case in point: One study conducted by the Salk Institute for Biolog
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Small Molecule, Big Deal
The slow creep of aging affects everyone, and before you know it, you’re over the hill and losing steam. But what exactly causes us to age? Scientists believe it is ultimately because of accumulated metabolic damage that occurs at the cellular level.
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EAT, DRINK & STILL SHRINK
Being a health and nutrition correspondent means that companies frequently send me their products, and ask for my stamp of approval. Most of the time I dive into research, give the product a try, and send the company honest feedback about what they’l
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The 14-day Food Detox
CLEANSES SOUND APPEALING, WE’LL GIVE YOU THAT. But while the thought of rapid weight loss and ridding your body of circulating toxins seems magical and healing, fact is you may be doing more harm than good. Here’s why. of convincing us that we are wa
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Beet The Competition
all too often, the descriptive “superfood” seems more marketing than reality, but every now and then, a natural food proves exceptional in clinical settings. Consider the common beet. Long valued as a healthy vegetable, the taproot portion of the bee
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Be Lifted
These days, with global access to everything and the obstinate impetus of social media, finding good role models for ourselves and our kids is close to impossible. According to the American Journal of Public Health, the self-harm rate of teenage girl
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The Eternal Carb Question
It’s the never-ending debate among nutritionists and athletes — how low should you go with your carbohydrate intake? When it comes to maintaining your weight, a recent study in the journal BMJ may have the answer. Since metabolism tends to slow down
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Superstar Sustenance
Pectin, a soluble fiber found in apple peels, indirectly promotes positive kidney health by helping control blood sugar; high blood sugar can have damaging effects on the kidneys. Whole, raw organic apples with untainted peels are your best bet. Two
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My Obsessed-With List
I don’t drink enough water, especially in the winter when it’s cold, but since this decanter fits easily on my desk, I have no more excuses. It’s made of food-grade stainless steel, and the carbon filter eliminates nearly all the impurities in my dri
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be lifted WITH THE OXYGEN CHALLENGE 5
If ever there was a year to follow two coaches, this is the one. Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet and Amber Dodzweit Riposta are two of the most incredible, humble and adept athletes on the planet, and each has a body-positive message that rings true on multi
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The 14-day Food Detox Meal Plan
Week 1 3 eggs + 1 slice toasted Ezekiel bread + 1 tbsp nut butter + ½ grapefruit 4 oz grilled chicken breast + ½ cup cooked brown rice + 1 cup steamed mixed veggies + ¼ cup diced avocado 4 oz baked/broiled salmon + 1 handful roasted asparagus + 4 oz
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Letters
I love Oxygen! Reading about real women and their fitness journeys has really inspired me in my own. Never again will I ever buy a magazine with a super-skinny woman portrayed as being healthy. Thanks so much! — MAGGIE, VIA FACEBOOK I purchased your
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Q+A With Coach Camille
You have a degree in chemical engineering — do you use it? Not in the way that most people would — like with a job! — but engineering taught me a lot about problem-solving, which is helpful now with my business and with competing. Are you a daredevil
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Toxic Foods
ADDED SUGAR | Not only are added sugars empty calories, but they also contribute to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and even heart disease. Aim for foods with single-digit sugars on food labels and no added sugar in the ingredient list. MERCURY | Me
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