The Science Behind Sugar Substitutes

When alternatives to unhealthy or fattening ingredients becoming foodie fodder, it seems like everyone gets on board. In some cases that’s a good thing. Other times, it takes a bit more research to understand where these new fangled ingredients stem from. Like sugar alternatives, many of which have become the new craze. But, are they healthier than real sugar? Here, we delve into the science behind sugar substitutes. The Glycemic Index To ...

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Resolutions for life in the moment

A New Year's resolution is a tradition for many people, whether you are changing an unpleasant behavior or beginning a new personal goal to improve your life. The desire to set resolutions, especially a long-term goal, might be more of a challenge this year without a clear picture of what lays ahead due to the pandemic. But, the truth is, do you ever really have a clear picture of your ...

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Gift Guide for Fitness Fans

The latest gift guide for fitness fans on your list. Track Star The latest Fitbit Charge 4 is perfect for those who take their fitness seriously. Especially during these pandemic times when getting out and getting fit takes all the more effort. Celebrate getting off the sofa with this shiny new gadget. It keeps track not only of steps and sleep, but also hikes, runs, beach walks and more. Its light-adjusting touch ...

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My LA

Our editors are out there hitting LA for the best stories and newest hot spots, experiencing much that we don't. No worries, they are thrilled to share the info with us. The latest My LA lowdown comes from fashion editor, Laura Maged. She's a bi-coastal babe who says LA is her happy place. Favorite (scenic) restaurant to take out-of-towners Perhaps more “scene” then “scenic,” but the garden at Gjelina in Venice or ...

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Embracing the Spirit of Autumn

We enter this fall season amid a sea of unknowns. This year, we may need more than pumpkin lattes and cozy scarves for comfort. It’s time to dive a little deeper—and the good news is autumn is the perfect season to do it! So get started embracing the spirit of autumn. I have to admit that fall has never been my favorite season. I generally favor flip-flops and sundresses over boots ...

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Top Online Workouts

We’ve been told to stay at home during various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve stayed on the sofa. Instead, the closures of gyms and parks have brought a boom to the digital fitness industry. And fortunately, there’s no loss for amazing online resources. With the advantage of convenience, personalization and affordability, we imagine these apps will stay popular long after brick-and-mortar gyms reopen for ...

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Healthy School Lunches

School is in session! That is to say, whatever that looks like right now. Still, planning is key when it comes to making healthy lunches for your children. Therefore, for time-crunched families, that means scheduling time for grocery shopping—try weekends when there might be more downtime—and enlisting your kids to help pitch in on prepping. Most importantly, Healthy nutrition and taking responsibility for it are good lessons to learn early ...

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Setting up a Home Gym

Setting up a Home Gym during quarantine and long after! Exercise remains an important part of any healthy lifestyle. It's essential to combat disease, lose weight, increase energy, and boost your mood. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends about 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of the two in a week. Try two days of strength training and two ...

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Travel at Vermejo

Before, the everyday grind was getting to us: bumper-to-bumper traffic, work emails, cranky overscheduled kids with too much homework, cellphone brain fog, the new puppy keeping us up at night. Now we have new and unexpected troubled times taking over our days and topping off our stress levels. In the ostensibly “normal” times pre COVID-19, breathing in fresh mountain air and hearing the wind in tall trees seemed like tranquility ...

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The Truth About Matcha

Matcha is a magical tea that has become synonymous with healthy living and well-being; it is super on-trend too. What is it about matcha that so many people literally eat or drink up? Here we spill the tea and share the TRUTH about matcha. Why should you drink matcha? Matcha comes from a Camellia Sinensis plant, but because this drink is made from the entire leaf it contains more caffeine than other green ...

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