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  • 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 […]

  • Cardio vs. Weights: Which is actually better for weight loss?

      For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss. Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to promote strength training. So a few years ago, Duke University […]

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!

Chef Maria Hesse's Bean Salad Sandwiches

Chef Maria Hesse’s Bean Salad Sandwiches

Chef Maria Hesse, on Team Vegan, shares an intriguing recipe: You’re going to think I’m crazy, but this is delicious, super simple, practical, and affordable. There are so many challenges with eating healthy, and this is one of those great, quick-fix recipes that is really versatile, satisfying, and enjoyable. Bean Salad Sandwiches Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free Optional […]

Make this for lunch: Deliciousness in a Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Make this for lunch: Deliciousness in a Quinoa Burrito Bowl

I’m sure you’ve seen photos of burrito bowls all over Instagram and buzzfeed. There’s something enticing about the dish – mainly, that you put in the things you love most. And then you get to eat them, bite by tasty bite. This vegan quinoa burrito bowl has much to recommended it – deliciousness, protein, and […]

World's Greatest Food Fight

World’s Greatest Food Fight Paleo and Vegan Experts

Welcome to the World’s Greatest Food Fight! We’re facilitating a nation-wide discussion on the benefits of healthy eating. How are we doing this? We’ve got an All-Star Lineup of vegan and paleo experts to discuss the virtues of each nutritional path. Where do you participate? Join at GreatestFoodFight.com, and then participate on our facebook page. […]

African Peanut Stew (vegan)

Let me just tell you how excited I am about this recipe… African Peanut Stew is something Ive wanted to make for years and just never got around to it. I ran across yet another recipe for it the other day and decided to finally go for it. I was in the mood and I […]

World's Greatest Food Fight Paleo and Vegan Experts

15 Things You Didnt Know About Paleo

As people look for more and more ways to lose weight, get fit and follow the right diet, whatever the hell that means they eventually come across paleo lifestyles. Theres plenty of misconceptions of paleo and what it is and what it isnt. Lets explore that here! Here we hav: 15 things you didnt know […]

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