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10 Healthy Snack Ideas, Stolen from Top Trainers

Photos (clockwise from top left): Perry Santanachote, Alexa Schirm, Jan Vašek, Daria Nepriakhina Had another one of those days when you’re running from a workout to a meeting to the office to an after-work event — then back home? While you might feel like you’re moving as fast as Steph …

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Coconut Oil: Should We Worry About Saturated Fat?

Photo: Twenty20 For years now, health experts weren’t shy about touting the health benefits of coconut oil — from curbing hunger to increasing good cholesterol to promoting healthy skin. So when the American Heart Association (AHA) issued a statement earlier this week advising people against using coconut oil for heart …

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Do You Really Need that Post-Workout Protein Shake?

Photo by Lee Hersh Towel off from your workout, drink a protein shake. For exercisers trying to build lean, metabolism-revving muscle, it’s a no brainer. But new research published in the June issue of Medicine Science in Sport Exercise suggests that your post-workout smoothie might not be quite as muscle-boosting as …

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7 Protein-Packed Jerky Snacks You’ll Love

Make no mistake — these aren’t your uncle’s Slim Jims. Beef jerky has undergone a serious upgrade. These days, new brands are taking the snack aisle by storm, and for good reason. High in protein and low in carbs and sugar, these new packs stay fresh for weeks (when unopened) …

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Should You Stretch Mid-Workout for Better Results?

Photo: Twenty20 Right when you finally got that whole “don’t stretch until the end of your workout” thing down, a growing number of fitness classes and trainers are telling people to get their stretch on mid-workout. Here’s how it works: You burn out a major muscle group. Then you take …

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Can Sparkling Water Really Lead to Cavities?

Photo: Twenty20 Seltzer. Carbonated water. Club soda. Whatever you call it, sparkling water is certainly having a moment as Americans attempt to sidestep soda. What’s not to love? It’s refreshing, bubbly and has a hint flavor. “Sparkling water is a better alternative to soda, and sometimes flat water is just …

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Our Favorite Healthy Food Trucks Across the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen It’s officially the season where eating outside outshines indoor dining by miles. And one fun way to kick sitting inside to the curb: food trucks. Even better, unlike the usual grease-slinging suspects, the food trucks featured here offer quality ingredients made for healthy …

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