Cherries, mango, vanilla
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Not inspired to create your own smoothie Fitku? Or even your own smoothies? Try some of these recipes for smoothies, and maybe you'll be writing some Fitku love in no time.
Filed under: Food and NutritionGo to any town in North America and you're sure to find a Chinese restaurant with the same offerings: Stir-frys, fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls ... the list goes on and on, and pretty much everything is battered, deep fried and loaded with salt. This is a far cry from traditional Chinese food, which is full of healthy stuff like veggies and tofu, but the unhealthy stuff is still wildly popular in the States and beyond.
Filed under: Daily Fit TipI don't know about you, but I'm pretty dopey without my morning cup o'Joe. I don't drink much coffee, but a cup in the morning with some soy milk is a major prerequisite for having a productive day. There was a time when I felt my coffee habit was bad for me, but nowadays, it's thought that coffee isn't all that bad for you. In fact, it's good for you! Coffee has been linked to lower rates of type 2 diabetes, and it has powerful antioxidants, which help slow down the aging process. It's important to keep in mind that this isn't a green light to drink 17 cups a day - 1 or 2 will do just fine.
Filed under: FitnessSo it's important not to get over-excited and over-work your ab muscles trying to get that elusive 6-pack we all dream of, but what if you're working everything supposedly just right and still can't seem to flatten things up? I guess this explains why a nice stomach is so highly prized, but unfortunately it's not that easy! Along with good toning exercises like crunches you also need to eat right and burn additional calories with cardio. You may even consider changing the way you eat by having your biggest meal of the day at lunch instead of dinner, and limiting starches and carbs late at night.
Filed under: Healthy KidsOne of the great disservices to high school students these days is the lack of a base course in personal finance in the standard curriculum. In fact, learning about finance while you're young is quite a bit more important for future success than such a heavy concentration on history, yes? Money fitness can be just as important as physical fitness in many ways, after all.
allergies in full swing in many states around the U.S. and many countries around the world right now, is the best or worst to come?
It's time to gear up for bathing suit season. Or, if your like me, it's already here as I gear up for a trip to Mexico on Saturday. Maybe this year, you will get your body lean, toned and totally bathing-suit ready. Or maybe, like last year, you'll end up with the same old shape when it's time to hit the beach. If that's the case, don't worry -- just make sure to pick up a suit that flatters your curves. Glee Magazine has put together this guide for choosing the right swimsuit, with handy tips on how to maximize or reduce your bust, make your butt look bigger, hide tummy rolls and much more. The most important thing, though, is to love your body, curves and all, and enjoy your time in the sun while it lasts. With sunscreen, of course.
Filed under: General HealthIf you have an important skin issue, like acne, an eczema flare-up, or even a suspicious-looking mole or freckle, good luck getting in to see a dermatologist. A recent experiment by researchers in California confirmed what many have suspected for years: there just aren't enough dermatologists available to meet the rising demand. The researchers called around to make appointments for a "changing mole," and in the vast majority of cases were given really long wait times -- upwards of one to two months. They attribute the shortage to a general increase in patients seeking care and treatment for skin issues (everything from skin cancer to Botox injections) as opposed to fewer dermatologists on the scene.
Filed under: Food and NutritionIf you are a chocolate fan, you're probably aware of those "cravings" you get from time to time. You know, ones that can wreck a diet and pack a pound or two back after a weeklong struggle to lose a few pounds.