Category Archives: Live Better

By : Laura Argintar February 28, 2015

Welcome to “Try Me.,” Elite Daily’s new advice column that shares the tough love your friends are too afraid to give you. You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Got Read More

By : February 28, 2015

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creative.” ~ Charles Mingus Simplicity is the elixir that distills the truth. Complicated, complex matters can almost Read More

By : MyFitnessPal February 28, 2015

Look no further then oatmeal for a budget-friendly, nutritious way to amp your fiber intake. This beneficial food is a breakfast staple for many of us, but eating your daily Read More

By : The Calories In February 28, 2015

This recipe for a simple dill marinade and mustard-dill sauce from the Calories In, Calories Out Cookbook is great way to get a kick from your salmon. Although the recipe Read More

By : Lisa February 28, 2015

Got some leftover chicken? Try your hand at this chicken panini with butternut squash spread by Healthy Nibbles & Bits. A panini makes the perfect brown bag lunch item–crispy bread Read More

By : Ann Abel January 6, 2015

Happiness is serious stuff these days, with social scientists studying what it is, exploring how it boosts our health, and how we can get more of it. Foremost among those Read More

By : Robin Hilmantel October 28, 2014

It’s no secret that it’s easier to eat healthier when you stock up on nutritious foods—which is why we went to the experts, a group of registered dieticians, to find Read More

By : Jeff Haden October 28, 2014

Why do most people fail to stick to something challenging, like losing weight or getting in better shape? They don’t start small. They immediately go all in. They change everything, Read More

By : James Hamblin October 27, 2014

Todd is the most typical of American men. His proportions are based on averages from CDC anthropometric data. As a U.S. male age 30 to 39, his body mass index Read More

By : Tim Sprinkle October 27, 2014

There are essentially two elements—calcium and magnesium—in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique. Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other Read More

By : Lauren Davidson October 27, 2014

Listening to music at work increases accuracy and speed, a new study has found. The genre you should choose, from classical music to dance beats, depends on what your work Read More

By : Thinkstock October 27, 2014

There’s a crucial piece of exercise equipment that doesn’t cost a thing, and it can help you perform your best every time you enter the gym. It’s called your brain. Read More

By : LOLLY DASKAL October 27, 2014

Connecting with others, making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure the impact lasts are at the heart of leadership. But the problem is that leaders Read More

By : Nigel Gordon October 7, 2014

When you look up the definition of a “maverick,” Webster’s dictionary offers two results: – A person who refuses to follow the customs or rules of a group -An independent Read More

By : Lauren Martin October 7, 2014

There’s no denying that we are, indeed, creatures of habit. Our minds and bodies are dependent on stimulants, actions and patterns that come to define who we are. Our habits Read More

By : Lauren Martin October 7, 2014

Life’s a paradox. We want to be rich, but we don’t want to spend our lives working for it. We want to have money, but want to live like we Read More

By : Runtastic October 7, 2014

If you are a runner, you are probably familiar with the aches and pains in the back, knees, legs, ankles, and hips that can sometime creep up on you during Read More

By : Experience Life October 7, 2014

It’s hard to overstate the importance of a strong core. Whether it’s keeping you upright while reading this article or powering you through tough, explosive workouts, the body’s core supports Read More

By : Demi Tsasis October 7, 2014

Packing your lunch doesn’t have to be a hassle. Get out of your mid-day meal rut with some of our favorite Power Lunch recipes. Sandwiches & Wraps 1. Grilled Steak Read More

By : Robin Hilmantel and Alison Goldman September 30, 2014

Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a Read More

By : P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D. September 30, 2014

Soon your brain may have something in common with your car battery—the ability to be jumpstarted. But instead of clamping booster cables to your ears, you’ll stick a few electrodes Read More

By : Jessica Stillman September 30, 2014

Reading, we recently reported here on, is not only a great way to stand out from the crowd, but also comes recommended as the best way to exercise your Read More

By : Shane Barnard September 25, 2014

Looking for a workout that’s tough enough for, well, a tough guy, but still beginner friendly? You’ve come to the right place! Grab a medicine ball, set the timer for Read More

By : Elle Penner September 25, 2014

It’s easy to get into a sugar crash after breakfast. Between the coffee, banana, bagel and other quick fixes we grab in the morning where else can we squeeze in Read More

By : September 25, 2014

Fresh herbs turn a couple of pantry basics into a beautiful glaze for chicken. This Cooking Light recipe takes healthy grilled chicken one step further adding extra sweetness and flavor Read More

By : Bill Stieg August 20, 2014

The path to the title “best golfer in the world” took Rory McIlroy from the tee box to the gym and back again. In the dark at Valhalla Golf Club Read More

By : sparkpeople August 20, 2014

Get your daily dose of health fats with these creative and flavour-packed recipes for Avocado lovers. Continue Reading…

By : Natasha E Feghali August 20, 2014

Change does not happen overnight; it requires a lot of time and dedication and the results are limitless! The learning and health modifications that happen when you set a goal, Read More

By : The Runner’s World Big Book of Running for Beginners August 18, 2014

Wondering what to eat after a run or other workout? You may not be able to scarf as much food as you might think. We often over-estimate the number of Read More

By : Brittany Mullins August 18, 2014

Get a serious boost of Vitamins A & C with this Refreshing Kale + Pear Smoothie from Eating Bird Food. We all know kale is a superfood––it’s bursting with antioxidants, Read More

By : Puja Seth August 18, 2014

A big group of us from attended one of the most popular yoga festivals in the country last month, Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Squaw Valley, CA. It was a Read More

By : Coach Stevo August 8, 2014

Did you know: gyms are at their highest capacity in March, not January? Why? Because, no matter how ambitious we get with our New Year’s resolutions, it takes the weather Read More

By : Elle Penner, M.P.H., R.D. August 8, 2014

Dried fruits can make a convenient snack or a quick way to add sweetness to a salad. But if you’ve ever wondered if dried fruits have the same nutritional benefits Read More

By : womenshealthmag August 6, 2014

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your Read More

By : Kenny Thapoung August 6, 2014

Your workout routine won’t yield any results just by doing different exercises back to back. If you really want to see muscle tonnage and weight loss, you have to make Read More

By : Doug Schnitzspahn August 6, 2014

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. Read More

By : Joseph Arangio August 6, 2014

In a workplace where the typical nine-to-five has become a night spent at the office, we understand that time, especially in the gym, is of the essence. To accommodate for Read More

By : Zack Even-Esh August 6, 2014

The medicine ball has been around forever, but most guys don’t know what to do with it, besides holding it against their chests during situps. Even a light ball can Read More

By : Michael Schletter, C.P.T. August 6, 2014

101 Best Workouts of All Time is the ultimate answer to the question “What workout should I do?” No matter what equipment you have available, from a fully-stocked supergym to Read More

By : Josh Dean August 6, 2014

The newly inducted NFL Hall of Famer and crossover TV star sounds off on the evolution of football, his hardcore diet and workout regimen, and his unprecedented hot streak. He Read More

By : MyFitnessPal Staff August 6, 2014

“Oh chicken breast, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… ” Despite being packed with protein (which helps our bodies build and repair tissue and keeps us Read More

By : Jennifer Pantin August 6, 2014

With summer in full swing, certain foods are hard to avoid. French fries come with every hotdog at the ballpark, and chips are out at every backyard barbecue. While tasty, Read More

By : Brittany Mullins August 6, 2014

It’s summer. Time to put a little fruit in your salad! This Baby Kale & Strawberry Salad from Eating Bird Food is a great balance of earthy and sweet. Kale Read More

By : myfitnesspal August 6, 2014

It’s hard to overstate the importance of a strong core. Whether it’s keeping you upright while reading this article or powering you through tough, explosive workouts, the body’s core supports Read More

By : Sean Kelly August 4, 2014

Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the Read More

By : Joseph Arangio August 4, 2014

The classic barbell squat is quite possibly the greatest all-around exercise; it targets your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes, as well as the rest of your body. And to reap the Read More

By : Ryan Lawler August 4, 2014

Those apps are all an integral part of my personal productivity suite, the tools that I use on a day-to-day basis. Without a desktop version, those mobile clients are useful Read More

By : Julie R. Thomson July 24, 2014

America has a serious love affair with barbecue. It’s an adoration so profound, the people were unable to leave it in the South from whence it came. You no longer Read More

By : Jessica Stillman July 24, 2014

Thanks to Saturday Night Live’s Stuart Smalley and his immortal catchphrase, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me,” the idea of more confidence through self-affirmation Read More

By : MyFitnessPal Staff July 24, 2014

Remember the days when “work” meant manual labor with a side of blood, sweat, and tears? Neither do we. These days it seems we’re more likely to log hour after Read More

By : MyFitnessPal Staff July 24, 2014

Bananas, single-serve yogurt cups, and those handy 100-calorie packs are always great for on-the-go snacking. But what happens when you’re craving something different, or simply feeling a little bored of Read More

By : Angela July 24, 2014

Too hot to turn on the oven? Get some fish on the grill this week! Eat Spin Run Repeat’s Maple Glazed Grilled Salmon is easy to put together, and cooks Read More

By : Amanda Drozdz July 24, 2014

This is a breakfast muffin you can choose with confidence! Almonds, bananas and oats come together to create Running With Spoons’ healthy Flourless Banana Bread Muffins. The bananas are high Read More

By : Linda Melone July 24, 2014

Nervous habits are often more annoying to the people around you than to yourself, but some types of fidgeting and fussing can do real harm. Here, experts reveal the reasons Read More

By : Steve Perrine July 24, 2014

Djokovic believes that food is information, and treats each meal as a communication with his body. Here’s what he’s telling it morning, noon, and night. BREAKFAST Almost every day of Read More

By : Carey Dunne July 24, 2014

Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Read More

By : Jordan Lejuwaan July 24, 2014

1. Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any Read More

By : Peter Economy July 18, 2014

We all face stress, and it’s what we do when we’re stessed that defines the outcome. While some let themselves get overwhelmed and shut down, others use stress to motivate and Read More

By : Gurbaksh Chahal July 10, 2014

It was October 27, 1997. I remember it as if it was yesterday. My family’s dream home was already half built. It was to be our escape from the small, Read More

By : Admin July 10, 2014

I started journaling a little over a year ago. It has become a regular part of my morning ritual. It has helped me clarify my thinking, process my feelings, and Read More

By : Michele Foley July 10, 2014

My intro to yoga was six years ago; I was dealing with some ongoing back pain and enrolled in Yoga for Back Care at my neighborhood studio. The eight-week series Read More

By : Better Life Coaching Blog July 10, 2014

There’s a great quote from 19th century social reformer, Jacob Riis, that is prominently displayed in the locker room of successful NBA team, the San Antonio Spurs. When nothing seems Read More

By : Carolyn Gregoire July 10, 2014

We’ve all heard that sitting is the new smoking — the American Medical Association has warned of the possible dangers of prolonged sitting, which includes a shorter lifespan and increased Read More

By : Marc Chernoff July 10, 2014

This morning I was reading a book at my favorite beach-side coffee shop when an 18-year-old kid sat down next to me and said, “That’s a great read, ain’t it?” Read More

By : David Pegg July 10, 2014

Finding a good gym is not easy. And even if you do find one its not like you can just take it with you when you travel. This shouldn’t mean Read More

By : Adam Dachis July 10, 2014

Everyone knows exercise plays an important role in our general health, but whether its a lack of motivation, the need to travel to the gym, the cost of equipment, or Read More

By : Nate Millado July 10, 2014

While surfing through Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel, your stomach starts to rumble. Don’t nuke that leftover pizza or inhale a pint of ice cream. “When you overheat before bed, your Read More

By : Joseph Milord July 9, 2014

When Philip Zimbardo has an opportunity to give a summary on life, in regards to how we can make better use of it with a greater time perspective, the former Read More

By : Chris Bailey July 9, 2014

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, and read a ton of books and Read More

By : Robert D. Smith July 9, 2014

As human beings, we have an amazing ability to overestimate what we can do in the next year and totally underestimate what we can do in the next 15 minutes. Read More

By : Peter Clemens July 9, 2014

Discipline is freedom. You may disagree with this statement, and if you do you are certainly not alone. For many people discipline is a dirty word that is equated with Read More

By : Admin July 9, 2014

If you’re tired all the time, a change in what you eat (diet) or what you do all day (activity pattern) may be all you need to turn things around Read More

By : Marc Chernoff July 9, 2014

These questions have no right or wrong answers. Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Read More

By : The Greatist Team July 9, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Workout Nutrition We’re more concerned than ever with maximizing our workout efforts and getting the fastest results. Effective workouts demand complete nutrition, and these simple guidelines Read More

By : Frank Bozzo July 3, 2014

Avocados are a near perfect food. They are creamy, versatile, nutritious and, dare I say, decadent (a rare adjective to apply to something so healthy). That said, a common complaint Read More