The Los Angeles Times

Monday,Apr 04,2011

This seated spiral twist will strengthen and stretch your spine, but a common mistake is to round your back, which causes your chest to cave in. If this happens to you, try elevating your hips on a ...

Monday,Apr 04,2011

Thinking about starting an exercise program to help lose weight? If you find some activity that allows you to regularly work out early in the day with the same group of people — and it's something you like — then you're well on your way.

Conversely, if you plan to exerc...

Wednesday,Mar 30,2011

All calories are not created equal. Some require more energy to digest, giving you "a bigger bang for your buck," says dietician Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an author of the upcoming book "The Active Calorie Diet."...

Wednesday,Mar 30,2011

The way you prepare your food can be just as important as what food you eat. Is there any point in eating broccoli, for example, if you cook the life out of its natural carcinogen killers? On the other hand, some foods, such as tomatoes, may offer more benefits when they're cooked.

For...

Monday,Mar 14,2011

Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, are normally treated with behavioral therapy and stimulant medications. A new study suggests that a highly restr...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

Anyone who has ever tried to sneak healthy food into kids lunches knows whatChicago Public Schools is going through.

Sometimes kids openly embrace the new food. Sometimes they eat it without realizing the difference. And sometimes they refuse it altogether.

Monday,Feb 07,2011

People who blame their genes for weight problems are probably justified in doing so, to some extent. Numerous studies presented this week at the annual Obesity Society meeting in San Diego indicate a number of genes that may increase an...

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