I hear the familiar hesitation in your voice when we speak. The sharp intake of breath and the disappointing sigh of an unposed question, like the hiss of an emptying balloon. With coaxing and reassuring, you come out with a familiar question. But what about your health? Am I not even supposed to care?
Share on Pinterest From Krispy Kreme to Dunkin' Donuts, most donuts are not exactly great for the waistline. But don't write all of them off as unhealthy - this baked homemade version features mashed banana, Greek yogurt, spelt flour, and dark chocolate (read: antioxidant rich) chips. Pair with a cup of coffee or tea for a sweet, healthier pick-me-up.
Illustration by Shannon Orcutt Now there's no excuse to miss a workout, even if you've got nothing more than a floor and 10 spare minutes. These three moves are guaranteed to get the heart racing and muscles feeling the burn: A. Lunge Jump : Stand with the feet together and lunge forward with the right foot.
Share on Pinterest This isn't your mama's step aerobics. Get the heart pumping and quads firing with a lateral step over move. Start standing with a knee-high bench to the right. Lift the right leg, and place it on the other side of the bench without touching the foot to the top of the bench. Follow with the left leg, so the bench is to the left of both legs.
Appropriately named SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that affects people primarily in the winter. It can cause weight gain, moodiness, social withdrawal, and fatigue. And it's not just a result of being bummed out - hormones are to blame for this seasonal downer. But just 'cause it's serious doesn't mean it's permanent!
The beauty of the elliptical is that you can find one in almost any gym-even that dodgy hotel one with bad lighting. The less appealing part? There's nothing to do but slog through your allotted time on it, dutifully moving your legs forward and backward while watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey .