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Minimizing Processed Foods

Eat Local Grown has come up with a 100-Day Pledge to eat “Real Food,” meaning no preservatives or extra hormones or any of that. However,  a lot of people struggle with cutting out so many foods cold turkey, so they now offer the same idea in a 14-week program.

It’s a great thing to try to keep yourself healthy, and even if you struggle to stick to the program, “these pledges will get you to start reading ingredient labels,” which is a great habit to get into!

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Tricks Your Brain

Your brain works on nerve impulses that travel throughout your body. One of the important alerts comes from your stomach, which tells your brain it’s full. Without this process, we would just keep eating. That’s why it’s important to eat slowly; by slowing down, you won’t overeat by the time your brain figures out it’s full. However, studies are showing that high fructose corn syrup, or fructose in general, can hinder this trigger, allowing people to overeat.

High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose and 45% glucose. While all types of sugar have the same number of calories, they body metabolizes […]

Free Health & Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium

Want to meet some NY Giants? How about a Top Chef? Maybe Bruce Beck? Want a rock climbing lesson? Bruce Beck, the NBC 4 New York Sports Anchor, and Mark Herzlich, New York Giants Linebacker, will host this first annual NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo.

All of this and more is available at the Health & Fitness Expo at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (only a half hour from the Upper East Side of Manhattan). On June 22nd and 23rd between 11am and 6pm on both days, you get free access to interactive exhibits promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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Tone It Up with Lauren Conrad

Many know Lauren Conrad as the beautiful “L.C.” of Laguna Beach and The Hills, two reality MTV shows following Conrad’s day-to-day life. Since leaving the show in May of 2009, Conrad has found success as an author, designer, and blogger. Conrad’s blog has an amazing range of DIY at-home tips, beauty regimens, and even a virtual book club. You can check out everything she has to offer at http://laurenconrad.com.

Today, we’re sharing one of Conrad’s blogs with you; it’s a part of her Bikini Series Workout. Conrad partnered up with Tone It Up! to get her followers […]

A Delicious Way to a Healthier Heart

A Mediterranean diet has always been known as “heart-healthy,” but now it’s a proven, scientific fact! Drizzling olive oil over your meal is okay, as long as the meal is prominently fish and vegetables. “Mediterranean meant lots of fruit, fish, chicken, beans, tomato sauce, salads, and wine and little baked goods and pastries.” That sounds good to me! A diet to stick to.

The study was conducted over five years on people ages 55-80. Over half of them were women, and while they were all at risk for heart disease (overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure), they were all disease-free. Their […]