Hot right now: Barefoot running

Baring It All: The Barefoot Running Trend ave you seen the alien shoes spotted on celebrities recently? Matthew McConaughey and girlfriend Camila Alves wear them to work out, actor Channing Tatum runs in them, and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George sports them for beach football. Just what are these funky, rubber glove toe socks? They’re […]

Microneedles May Make Getting Shots Easier

At least that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles. Microneedles? That’s right, tiny little needles so small you don’t even feel them. Attached to a patch like a Band-Aid, the little needles barely penetrate the skin before they dissolve […]

Why Food Companies Are Cutting Salt

Some healthy, sodium-slashing competition has broken out among food companies, and consumers are the ones benefiting. Last week, Kraft Foods Inc. announced it would cut the salt in its North American line by an average of 10 percent in over 1000 products over the next two years. On Monday, PepsiCo unveiled a global nutrition initiative to reduce […]

Protect Your Heart at Every Age

You’re never too young—or too old—to start lowering your heart disease risk. Of course, exercising, eating healthy and reducing stress are key throughout life, but due to physiological changes that happen as we age, certain risk factors do become more of a threat. In Your 20s Stub Out a Social Smoking Habit Smoking is enemy […]

Insider Secrets to Get Your Resume Read

It’s becoming harder than ever to get your resume read by a real person. “HR people are drowning in resumes, and despite their best intentions, many can’t keep up,” says executive recruiter Mike Travis. Help your resume win the attention it deserves by following these up-to-date tips from industry insiders. * “Keep it shorter, tighter, […]

Healthy Food, Fast

New York City is number one again – this time they’re the first city in the U.S. to require major fast food restaurants to post the calorie content of all their menu items. The chains have had nutrition facts available for a long time, but now the calories are actually posted – prominently. Here’s an […]

Little Moves to Make You Look Sleek

Little Moves to Make You Look Sleek—Fast! If you’ve ever wished you could lose 5 pounds exclusively from your stomach or shrink your thighs, I have good and bad news: While you can’t spot-reduce fat, you can, in fact, spot-tone your muscles. The trick is to tone the muscles that are closest to the surface–the […]

People With Asthma

Everyone should wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid people who are sick, stay home when they are sick, and make a plan in case they need to stay home with a sick child. Get both a regular flu shot and a 2009 H1N1 flu shot when they are available in your community. People […]