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Portions and Servings: What's the Difference?

A portion is the amount of food that you choose to eat for a meal or snack. It can be big or small, you decide.

A serving is a measured amount of food or drink, such as one slice of bread or one cup (eight ounces) of milk.

Legs for days: squats to shape your lower body

Legs for days: squats to shape your lower body

Think all squats are equal? Think again. There are countless types of squats and many of them focus on different areas of your lower body. Not only do squats tone your legs and perk up your butt, they are a great way to burn fat. While the boring, normal body weight squats are good, here are five different types of squats that will have your legs looking even better.

How much cardio should you be doing?

How much cardio should you be doing?

One of the biggest fitness myths out there is that you should do as much cardio exercise as possible. In theory it sounds good, but the reality is that overdoing it on cardio can actually hinder your ability to reach your fitness goals. So, how much cardio should you be doing? Well, it all depends on what you are hoping to achieve.

The fruit rules: how to eat fruit the right way

The fruit rules: how to eat fruit the right way

If you’re like most people, you enjoy a bite of fruit every now and then. And why not? Fruit is good for you, and packed with vitamins and nutrients right? Absolutely, but that doesn’t mean it’s wise to eat or drink just anything you find in the fruit section of the supermarket, or glut yourself on piles of your favorite oranges and mangoes and presume they’re only doing you good.

Why women should lift weights

Why women should lift weights

As a fitness fanatic, you’ve probably tried most exercise programs out there – from running on treadmills, spinning or hitting the hot yoga studios. These activities all have their advantages. But to really get the most out of any form of fitness training, you need to incorporate a little weight training into your workouts.

Eat your fruit and veggie unmentionables

Eat your fruit and veggie unmentionables

What if you were told to eat the skin of a kiwi or the peel of an orange? Would you think that’s crazy? If you’re like most people, you probably would. But as with many things that are out of the ordinary, there is also a stroke of genius in this madness.

Three ways to do yoga at your desk

Three ways to do yoga at your desk

It can be difficult to fit regular yoga practice into a busy, work-dominated lifestyle – we get it. Like most of us, you spend most of your waking hours sat at your office desk, and by the end of the day you simply lack the energy or motivation to get to the studio and start on your yoga poses.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Are you getting enough magnesium?

With so many food vitamins and minerals to think about taking, it’s easy to slip up on making sure you’re getting enough of each one. Magnesium is probably not one you think about all too often, but it’s an important mineral that helps your body healthily carry out many of its everyday functions.

4 activities to help you fight menopause

4 activities to help you fight menopause

There is no way to completely escape the side effects of menopause. However, by staying active and exercising regularly, you can lessen the impact it has on your day-to-day life. Exercise can help you reduce your risk of hot flashes as well as fend off the troublesome weight gain and muscle loss that menopause can bring.