Wina Sturgeon: Four tips to keep in mind before, during and after your workout

If you work out, either to be a better athlete or to get and/or stay in shape, there are guaranteed training methods to maximize results. On the other hand, there are also minor slip-ups that may diminish results. Knowing little details like when to breathe or what to eat can help improve your conditioning. Here are four tips to keep in mind when you hit the gym:


Know your limits, body before working out post pregnancy

New moms have plenty to deal with when adjusting to life after giving birth. In addition to the daily stresses of caring for a newborn, your body is going through a range of physical changes from hormonal shifts to blood loss. That can make the idea of developing a post-partum fitness routine sound downright intimidating, especially when you may be feeling more out of shape than ever.


Don't let time crunches stop yours

If all but the tiniest sliver of your favorite pie was left, would you eat it, or gripe that you wanted the whole pie? Would you stay indoors on the one sunny day of your weeklong beach vacation, lamenting that the other six were rained out?


The seven best, healthiest salad ingredients to help lose weight

Temperatures are looking up, which means it's time to say goodbye to your soup spoon, and hello to your salad fork. We know spring has you craving lighter meals that won't weigh you down or halt your bikini-ready plan, so we tapped eating expert Keri Glassman, RD, author of "The New You & Improved Diet" to dish on her favorite healthy ingredients to add to your salad right now.


Which is healthier? A nutritionist weighs in on certain foods

Olive oil or coconut oil? Tofu or tempeh? Ever wondered which of your health food decisions are actually healthiest? With all of the choices (and conflicting information) out there, it can be confusing. So we called in Elissa Goodman, a certified holistic nutritionist, and asked her to make the final call on a variety of health food match-ups.

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