• Does fasting on alternate days work? A new study weighs in

    Whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss, a new obesity study suggests.   Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely alternating between eating little or no food and then feasting in your daily diet. It has become a growing weight […]

  • Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

    Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but grapefruit,” Henson said. “If you do […]

  • Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

    Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

  • 8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

    Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

  • Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

    It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

Daily Health Tips

Ed Forteau, the host of Power Up Your Health, interviews the top experts (from around the world) in the fields of health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and wellness. From best selling authors to celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainers.

Listen to past episodes of our radio show, or expanded interviews in the Podcast section, along with video interviews with other guests.

Health Tip of the Day:
Stretch whenever you get the chance. Lunch break, going for a walk, after the gym, before bed. Stretching has many benefits including injury prevention, increased circulation and of course increased flexibility!

The Vegetable Butcher's Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

The Vegetable Butcher’s Kale and Spelt Berry Salad with Sweet Cranberries and Lemon Dressing

Cara Mangini, the Vegetable Butcher, shares a delicious salad recipe with us. She notes: Kale comes packed with nutrients, but when eaten raw, it can use a few goodies to give it a boost of flavor. This salad is full of spelt berries, walnuts, cranberries, onion, and thyme, which complement the kale and harmonize to […]

Chef Rev's New York Strip Loin

Grilled New York Strip Loin with Chef Rev’s Cowboy Rub

Here’s a delicious dish from Sean Seaton, aka Chef Rev, of Monkey Snacks. His Chef Rev’s Cowboy Rub? Incredible. Look:   Recipe: Grilled New York Strip Loin with Chef Rev’s Cowboy Rub with a side of Vegetables 1 8 to 10oz New York Strip 1 Tbsp Chef Rev Cowboy Rub 1 large Sweet potato, peeled […]

Paleo Mom's Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Paleo Mom’s Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Here’s a fast and easy recipe from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, of Paleo Mom. She notes:   Recipes for quick weeknight meals are so essential when following the Paleo diet. Knowing what you can quickly whip up when you get home late from work starving, or when the kids’ soccer games go into overtime, can make […]

Tony Federico's Paleo Grilling Poppin' Shrimp Recipe

Tony Federico’s Paleo Grilling Poppin’ Shrimp

Tony Federico, of Paleo Grilling and the Paleo Magazine Podcast, shares one of his favorite recipes: “I enjoy government functions like I enjoy getting kicked in the nuggets with a steel toed boot. But this hotel always served bacon wrapped shrimp. That’s my number one favorite food wrapped around my number three favorite food. I’d […]

Stir It Up's Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Stir It Up’s Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Here’s a fantastic snack recipe from Landria Voigt, of Stir It Up! She says: “Since it is finally fall, I wanted to bake something with pumpkin but I also wanted to make something that had lots of protein. These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins were perfect! Not only are they high in protein, fiber, and healthy […]