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Sore Muscles? What to Know

Whether you’ve recently engaged in a particularly intense workout or just a walk around the neighborhood, many people believe that muscle soreness after such activities is simply the body’s way of saying, “Yay, you worked hard.” Though the sensation is ...

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4 of the Best Nutrients for a Healthy Brain

Lately I’ve been doing The New York Times crossword puzzle daily. OK, it’s not the regular one; it’s a mini version available through the publication’s app, but it’s still a puzzle, right? I am also hooked on the app Lumosity, ...

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5 Hydration Myths Busted

After a long winter spent cooped up indoors, summer feels glorious. The sun stays out past 8 p.m., and lazy beach days are socially acceptable, backyard barbecues are a weekend staple and exercise – from youth sports camps to your ...

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Thick Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients SERVINGS 4 UNITS US 1⁄3cup sugar 1⁄4cup cocoa 3tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄8teaspoon salt 2cups skim milk 1teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered on high for ...

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Why You’ll Never Get ‘Toned’

The next time you’re standing next to a magazine rack, glance at the headlines. I can guarantee you’ll come across more than one cover that promises exercises to “tone” your arms, legs, abs and more. And it’s not just magazines: ...

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Do You Really Need to Exercise to Lose Weight?

Can you lose weight without exercising? Plenty of sweat-averse dieters out there sure hope so. And who hasn’t heard that whole “weight loss is 80 percent diet, 20 percent exercise” stat? Experts anything but agree on the actual split, but ...

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