• So you want to lose weight?

    Since 2008, I have lost and kept off nearly 60 pounds by changing my eating and exercise habits in the healthiest way possible. I became a vegetarian and replaced calorie-trap meals with leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables. I ditched the fast food and instead began packing my lunches and preparing most of my meals at

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  • Q&A: All about the food

    I recently received an e-mail from a lovely reader. She had several great questions, so I figured I would share those and my answers with all of you—Q&A style. Generally speaking, how long does produce last? This question is a little tricky since it depends on quite a few factors. So while I may not

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  • Reader’s Request: How to Balance

    First things first, how about a little Pipes Challenge check-in! I have a confession to make—I only did 2 days this past week! Somehow the challenge slipped my mind. Luckily, I remembered it last night and completed Week 2, Day 2. I’ll just have an extra day this week. No biggie! While I’m confessing my

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  • TurboFire

    Lately, I’ve been mentioning the Turbofire workouts a lot! Clearly, I love them – they’re fun, challenging, and they leave me dripping in sweat. In my opinion, that’s an unbeatable combo when it comes to workout DVDs. Fun + Challenging + Sweaty = the Trifecta of a good workout! Many of you have expressed interest

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  • Smoking & PAD Risk

    A smoker is anyone who has smoked 100 cigarettes in her lifetime and currently smokes some days or every day. You may already know that smoking raises your risk of heart disease, but the damage caused by smoking is not limited to your heart. The harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke affect all the blood vessels

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  • Race, Ethnicity & PAD Risk

    What do race and ethnicity mean? The terms “race” and “ethnicity” are used to refer to people of similar cultural, religious, tribal, or geographic ancestry. However, both terms are notoriously difficult to define, and the divisions are not always based on biology rather than appearance. Despite these troubled terms, doctors have found differences in health

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