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Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:32pm

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural? A summer day as a kid might have consisted of climbing trees, going swimming, riding bikes, playing tag or shooting a basketball. Why do we overcomplicate exercise as adults?

How food labels help us make better food choices

Suzanne Lewis, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 8:33pm

Food packaging is high-value real estate as advertisers attempt to capture our attention in an ever-expanding landscape of communication channels within both digital and non-digital media. Yet food products still rely on the package to influence.

Does walking 10K steps a day really make you healthier?

Josh Furlong and Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 11:51am

It’s no secret that wearable smart devices have taken over our lives the last few years. Fitbits and other wrist-based devices have taken traditional pedometers and expanded them to offer full-body health trackers.

White bread or whole-wheat? It may depend on your gut

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 16th - 8:40pm

As a popular staple, bread is consumed by billions of people around the world.

Eating fried potatoes linked to higher risk of death, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 8:33pm

How your spuds are cooked is key to your health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week double their risk of an early death compared to those who avoid them, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found.

Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 15th - 12:37pm

Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother's obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found.

5 easy house projects for people who hate cleaning

Krystal Rogers-Nelson, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 13th - 8:32pm

Procrastinating your spring cleaning? Even if you don’t love cleaning, there comes a time when you need to reorganize and spruce up your home. To get started, try these easy home projects that won’t cost you a fortune and won’t consume y

1/3 of world now overweight, with US leading the way

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 12th - 5:17pm

More than two billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports.

Introducing the best new diet: the anti-diet

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 9th - 12:51pm

This new diet is the diet, or way of eating, to end all diets. It's focused on pleasure and self-care instead of restriction and misery. It's going to change your life for good.

Why dancing is good for your health

Robert Jimison, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 8th - 8:34pm

Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.

The ripple effects on girls when moms struggle with body image

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 8:33pm

When Kristin Hensley, a mom of two, complained to her friend Jen Smedley, also a mom of two, about having to put on a bathing suit with summer approaching, Smedley's wheels started turning.

What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 6th - 9:05pm

If you’re ever tempted to jump on a diet bandwagon, here’s a list of what top nutrition experts wish you knew about dieting.

What you should know before buying sunglasses

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 9:40pm

Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute.

Coach Kim: The secret to a positive attitude when things go bad

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 7:21am

In this edition of LIFEadvice with Coach Kim, she shares a secret that will change how you see the rough times in your life.

Should you eat three big meals or many mini-meals?

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 2nd - 9:37pm

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs.

5 healthy foods to always keep in your kitchen

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 2nd - 6:34am

Keep these pantry staples in your kitchen to throw together a really easy and healthy meal.

No such thing as a healthy tan, dermatologist says

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jun 1st - 6:27pm

Don't get burned this summer. The need for a base tan is a myth, dermatologists say.

5 common dieting mistakes that aren’t making you healthier

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   May 31st - 1:55pm

Are you making one of these detrimental dieting mistakes? Don't worry, here is how you can remedy these mistakes.

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted   May 30th - 9:03pm

If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia — roughly 108 million of us — put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.


Jun 12th - 7:40am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham explain how you can recognize emotional abuse in your home and change it.