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89 Simple Swaps That Could Change Your Life

89 Simple Swaps That Could Change Your Life
Whole grains for white, quality for quantity, Wii Fit for Mario Kart—just one smart swap can pave the way to a healthier and happier life. We decided to go all out and provide 89 “this for that’s,” so there are no excuses when it comes to making healthier choices! Fitness 1. Planks for Crunches OK have we said this enough? 2. Congrats on that 26.2-mile marathon. 3. In a perfect, outdoor world, flat roads rarely exist. 4. Trash that Cosmo-reading elliptical routine and surprise the body with a fun, calorie-burning cardio session. 5. Stretching out cold muscles could lead to injury. 6. We know that barbell looks tempting. 7. How often does someone complain about having to sit in a cubicle all day? 8. Okay, we get it. 9. Falling asleep at the wheel? 10. Skip the big machines (they’re sweaty anyway) and go for the little guys—free weights are more versatile and allow for a full range of motion in the joints. 11. Isolating muscles is so 2012. 12. Forget staying seated to work out the legs. 13.

15 healthy dessert recipes for a sugar fix Sometimes, you just crave something sweet. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's all about what kind of sugar you eat. Unrefined sugar is the best kind – natural and unprocessed. White sugar has been over-processed and contains little nutritional value; it can stimulate your appetite, cause high or low blood sugar and dips in energy. Natural sugars such as agave nectar, stevia and sugar from fruits are a far healthier choice. We've come up with a pretty foolproof list of vegan desserts packed with natural sugars, fibre and vitamins that are perfect anytime your sweet tooth is calling. #1. With healthy, dairy-free almond milk, sweetness from maple syrup and vanilla pods and of course chia seeds, this pudding is delicious yet good for you. #2. Choosing Raw's great range of vegan dessert recipes includes this little number. #3. You heard us right, gooey chocolate doughnuts that are vegan and gluten-free! #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. This raw vegan cheesecake is gluten and soy-free. #9. #10.

Give Credit Where It's Due - Ben Dattner by Ben Dattner | 3:16 PM March 27, 2012 You might remember the FedEx commercial “Stolen Idea”. A boss asks his team for cost-cutting ideas and a young staffer suggests opening a account. Everyone is silent. The boss then repeats the suggestion, without crediting the staffer, and the rest of the team congratulates him on his brilliance. Most leaders know not to act like the boss in the FedEx ad. Give credit where credit is due. Credit team members for crediting one another. Avoid the temptation to blame. As a leader, you need to pay more attention to the allocation of credit and blame to individuals so — perhaps paradoxically — your team pays less attention to it. In one executive team I worked with, a hierarchical culture meant that people were being recognized for their status and power, rather than their performance.

30 amazing post-workout snacks to try Snacking after your workout may not seem important, but getting the right balance of carbs, fats and proteins to satisfy your hunger and help recovery from your workout is vital. Ensuring you down a protein shake or enjoy a protein-packed snack after your workout helps to rebuild tissue. Just ask the guys from the new Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series, who trained hard for six months to build their physiques – protein shakes were top of the list as their post-workout snacks. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but what you eat after a workout is equally as important. Which is why we've come up with 30 amazing post-workout snacks for you to try. Don't say we're not good to you. #1. Why not try adding some low-fat cottage cheese and rolled oats to beaten egg whites for a protein-packed pancake? #2. This one's simple, for when you're too tired to make much effort. #3. We love adding greens to our smoothies for added vitamins and minerals. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10.

The Number One Mistake People I Interview Are Making These Days 42 Healthy and Portable Fridge-Free Snacks Making healthy choices while eating on the go can be tough. Sometimes potato chips just sound so good. But despite their convenience, pre-packaged goodies (and even homemade snacks) are often packed with sugar, sodium, and other ingredients to be wary of. The good news is that with a little preparation and the right ingredients, snack time can be healthy, tasty, and hassle-free. 1. 2. 3. 4. ips Egg White Chips Those in pursuit of a protein power snack should look no further. 5. Photo: Chris / Tales of a Kitchen 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Photo by Lisa Cain 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Photo: Amanda/ Running With Spoons 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Photo: Kiersten / Oh My Veggies 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Photo by Jordan Shakeshaft 29. 30. 31. 32. Photo by Perry Santanachote 33. 34. 35. 36.Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake We love anything that tastes like dessert but can pass as a healthy snack. 37. Photo: Dani / Just Kale Me Now 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.

How to Get Your Kid to Do Chores (Photo: Ruthie Hansen) There’s a new iPad app for parents to incentivize children to do chores. HighScore House! Co-founder Kyle Seaman tells us that they’ve tracked 150,000 tasks from about 6,000 users in their beta version (full version will launch in a couple months). HighScore House! Here are the top 10 tasks on HighScore House: Brush teeth (AM)Make bedHomeworkBath timeLaundryClean your bedroomHelp cookWash the dishes Feed the dogBrush teeth (PM) And the top 5 rewards: Video games and video game timeStaying up lateTV timeAllowanceSpecial treat

6 ways to eat more avocado Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats; they're great for your heart and your brain. They're also delicious and filling. But if you're bored of slicing them in a sandwich, adding them to salad or making guacamole, try some of these ideas to see how you can include more avocados in your diet. #1. Make pancakes What's that, you can put avocado in pancakes? #2. Add some fibre, vitamins and minerals to your cheese toastie by slicing some avocado and apple over the top – delicious as an open sandwich, which can help you cut back on carbs. #3. Definitely not a treat for everyday, but deep-fried avocado tastes amazing with a zingy lemon dip. #4. Swapping mayonnaise, butter or cheese for creamy avocado adds over 20 vitamins and minerals to your wrap, sandwich or burger. #5. Avocados are the perfect vegetable for a healthy breakfast, and you can create a baked, eggy treat that will fill you up and keep you going until lunchtime; it's packed with protein. #6.

Driving Tips to Save Gas - Save Gas This Summer Tactic No. 1: Coast to a Stop Brakes are necessary (duh!), but they're inherently wasteful: They take the kinetic energy of a moving car—energy it took pricey gasoline to generate—and turn it into heat that's lost to the air. Everyone knows that accelerating until the last moment then braking hard to stop is less efficient than slowly coasting to a red light. Tactic No. 2: Avoid Slowly Crawling Up to Speed Conventional wisdom says that jackrabbit starts consume more fuel. Tactic No. 3: Close Windows and Use a/c at High Speeds It's a fierce efficiency debate: Open the windows in summer to avoid running your energy-intensive air conditioner, or keep the windows closed and the a/c on to preserve your car's aerodynamic profile. Fuel-Sipping Basics Monitor Tire Pressure Keep your tires properly inflated, because low pressure increases rolling resistance. Plan Errands Carefully Reduce the miles you drive by running all your errands in one trip.

12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips Crunchy and salty, how we love this snack time power couple! There’s no substitute for the crave-worthy flavor and satisfying texture that make carb-centric snacks so delicious. But store-bought chips are usually fried in an unhealthy amount of oil, which packs a significant amount of fat. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.