How to Get the Same Health Care at a Quarter of the Cost

The prices for getting tested and treated are all over the map. To save on your medical bills, learn how to shop smarter. You know that visiting doctors and hospitals outside your insurer’s network is pricey. What might surprise you is how big a bill you could face even when you stay in network. In […]

How to Power-Nap Like a Pro

Nodding off during an important work meeting, snoring through a boring lecture, riding the subway to the end of the line after falling asleep on the ride home — these things happen. But avoid being “that” person by adding nap time to that daily routine. Seriously: Catching some (planned) midday Zzz’s can refresh and rejuvenate. Nodding off […]

How to Be a Morning Person

Mornings may be rough for some of us, but hold off on sleeping in: There are perks to waking up with the sun. (And we have some tips to make it easier, too!) Getty Images At 6 am, we’re lucky if we have the energy to reach for a cup of coffee. Mornings may be […]

5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes – Health

Most people cook quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) like rice, but there are so many unique ways to incorporate this super-seed into your diet. Here are five of our favorite healthy recipes. Go against the grain with quinoa, the tiny seed that packs a big nutritional punch. Beloved by vegans, vegetarians, and bodybuilders alike, quinoa is easy […]

Is Healthy Food Ethical and Environmentally Friendly?

Getty Images Whole-wheat, organic, free-range—it seems every time we turn around, there’s a new, healthier food option available. Fretting over calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates in the grocery store leaves little room to think about the ethical consequences of our food choices. What’s best for one person’s diet doesn’t always line up with what’s best […]

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: A Legitimate Option?

Getty Images Wouldn’t it be nice if you could close your eyes and wake up with the willpower to lose weight? According to some doctors, through hypnosis, you can. The idea of using medical hypnosis to aid in weight loss sounds so improbable that it’s easy to be skeptical. But according to Dr. Scott D. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Gym Etiquette

From yoga and spinning to circuits and supersets, there’s no right or wrong way to get in shape. Whatever it takes to break a sweat, right? But let’s not leave that sweat on the mats (or that hair in the sink). From the locker room to the weight room floor, when it comes to gym […]

Slow Aging from the Inside Out: The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Getty Images Aging gracefully, to me, means being as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Diet and lifestyle choices are a major part of that. Even though I already make the effort to eat right and exercise, I’m always looking for ways to refine my diet and anti-aging strategies. But if you’re anything […]

The Truth About Milk – Health

Getty Images Milk is truly a nutritional powerhouse. A one-cup serving provides 30% of our daily value for calcium, 25% for vitamin D, 24% of riboflavin (a B vitamin), 20% of phosphorus and 11% for potassium. In fact, a cup of milk has more nutrition than most fruit juices and sports drinks, and it is […]