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A Case for Home Cooking: Why Ordering Healthy at Restaurants May Not Be So Healthy

Dining out is a fun indulgence. Who doesn’t enjoy having someone else cook? But if you’re trying to eat healthier, home cooking is the way to go. For the most part, even ordering lighter fare at restaurants isn’t as good for you as preparing food at home. Keep reading to learn why home cooking is a real value meal, and find tips for eating healthier on occasions when you dine out.The Trouble with Restaurant FoodThe average American dines out 185 times a year, or three and a half times a … [Read More...]

Why Being a Bookworm is Good for Your Brain and Body

For people who love to read, curling up with a good book feels utterly indulgent, especially when paired with a cozy chair and a steaming cup of tea. But here’s some news that’s worth putting your book down for: Reading is actually good for you (in more ways than one)!Benefits of ReadingIt’s like exercise for your brain We all know physical exercise is good for our bodies, so it makes sense that an activity like reading, which exercises your brain, is beneficial to neurological … [Read More...]

DIY Face Masks For All Skin Types

Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can leave your wallet empty and your skin longing for more. For a quick, healthy, and cost-effective mask, go the DIY route by turning to ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.The Importance of Face MasksLocking down a daily routine of cleansing, toning, and hydrating is great, … [Read More...]

5 Yoga Poses You Can Do at Your Desk Chair

Posting up at a desk for eight or more hours a day can do a real number on our bodies. Extended sitting not only has prolonged health risks, it can make you feel stiff, achy, and uncomfortable in a matter of hours. The good news: Yoga can help. By incorporating a few yoga poses into your daily work routine, you can stretch out the muscles that get tight and sore with all that sitting—no mat or form-fitting pants required. Read on to learn how. Raised hands This pose, also known as Urdhva … [Read More...]

How to Use Sage in Your Winter Meals

Sage—a.k.a. common sage, garden sage, kitchen sage, true sage, Dalmatian sage, or broadleaf sage—is a prevalent herb used worldwide in cooking and herbal medicine. Whether you opt for the fresh or dried form, sage adds a warm, pine-like flavor with hints of rosemary and citrus to any dish. Health Benefits of Sage Thanks to its hefty dose of antioxidants, sage may help combat everything from pain and inflammation to bacterial and viral infections (especially when taken as a supplement). Some … [Read More...]