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Watch What You Drink: Not All Bottled Water is Created Equal via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 18, 2014 at 11:13am

As an athlete, I am always trying to find ways to improve. And by improve, I don’t just mean get faster, although that is the ultimate goal. There are so many things that go into “getting faster” besides running faster on the track. As...more

Spring Clean Your Eating and Your Pantry
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 9, 2014 at 9:18pm

Spring reminds me of renewal and rejuvenation.  It’s a great time of year to give everything a little tune-up, including your eating habits.  When spring arrives, it inspires me to freshen up my menu with foods from the Earth. I love the ...more

Time for Happy Hour! (No, it’s not what you think)
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 7, 2014 at 7:41pm

A few weeks ago, I taped some interview segments for The OWN Show – web exclusives for the Oprah Winfrey Network (that’s right, Oprah!!). The host of the show and I talked about a variety of health and nutrition issues, but the one theme ...more

Exercise for the Health of It
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted April 3, 2014 at 8:40am

Spring is in the air which means its time to come out of hibernation and start movin’! During April I will be promoting the Exercise Attitude Adjustment Challenge! This challenge encourages you to focus on exercising for the health of it, rathe...more

Spring into Health
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 31, 2014 at 10:00pm

Now that spring is in the air it’s time to turn over a new leaf and shake off those winter blues! Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with CNN’s Karin Caifa to share my ideas on how to make some healthier switches as spring a...more

Produce of the Day: Parsnips
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 26, 2014 at 9:16pm

All this month I’m making it fun to eat better with my 30-Day Challenge “Half Plate Produce” in the spirit of National Nutrition Month’s theme “Enjoy the taste of eating right!” Tweet, Post, Instagram or Pin your favor...more

Flavorful Ways to Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right — Any Time of Day!
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 18, 2014 at 9:40pm

We’re still celebrating National Nutrition Month and I’ve had a great time spreading the word that we can all “enjoy the taste of eating right.”  You know, to “enjoy the taste of eating right” we want to focus o...more

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right with Flavorful Foods
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 13, 2014 at 7:47pm

It’s National Nutrition Month and all month long we’re sharing fun and delicious ways to “enjoy the taste of eating right.” To me, it’s all about making practical food choices, and about blending taste and nutrition. When we&...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Okra Gumbo with Chickpeas & Kidney Beans
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted March 3, 2014 at 7:07pm

Another happy Meatless Monday! It’s also National Nutrition Month! The theme this year is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” I love that because I’m all about food tasting delicious – and being good for you! All month long yo...more

Fasting for Weight Loss is NOT the Answer
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 26, 2014 at 10:22pm

I was recently on WJLA ABC 7 to discuss the fasting craze that’s become a popular method for weight loss for many people. Unfortunately, most of what I discussed about it in the segment ended up on the cutting room floor. (I’m used to that exp...more

Salmon Salad Recipe: Quick, Convenient, and Healthy
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 25, 2014 at 8:39pm

If you’re like me you love all kinds of salads. Not just greens (which are FAB) but also tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad and the like.  That’s why I can’t believe it took me so long to add salmon salad to the mix! Make Ahead M...more

Head injuries are keeping women out of the game
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 23, 2014 at 7:13pm

As if the prevalence of ACL injuries wasn't enough, check out this thought-provoking piece about UCLA's Lauren Holiday, who's had six head injuries in her two years as a Bruin:Holiday thinks she has suffered at least six head injuries. Her coach and a mem...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Broccoli Basil Mac and Cheese
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 17, 2014 at 3:57pm

Another Happy Meatless Monday! Today I wanted to share an incredibly gorgeous and modern take on a family friendly comfort food classic: Broccoli Basil Mac and Cheese. This cozy, yet waistline friendly, casserole is the perfect winter meal...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Grapefruit, Honey & Yogurt Scones
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 10, 2014 at 10:02pm

Happy Meatless Monday! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, today I wanted to share a whimsical, romantic, and waistline friendly version of one of my favorite brunch pastries: Grapefruit, Honey & Yogurt Scones. These beautifully ...more

Healthy Tuna Salad with Hummus
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 7, 2014 at 9:31pm

Add some tang and creaminess to your next tuna sandwich with some hummus and avocado. Unlike many high-fat dips and spreads, humus provides a number of essential vitamins and minerals, protein, and fiber that will help keep you feeling full for longe...more

Women's Global Event Returns!
by DiscGolf4Women
posted February 5, 2014 at 5:25pm

This record-breaking Women's Disc Golf Event returns in 2014...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Kale, White Bean & Sweet Potato Korma
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted February 3, 2014 at 4:51pm

Happy Meatless Monday and happy February! Today I wanted to share another recipe from my intern Alexandra’s plant based nutrition and recipe website (and one of her absolute favorite meals): Kale, White Bean & Sweet Potato Korma. Her curry...more

Olympic medalist and mother of twins Lashinda Demus launches #GoWomanGo website
by anngaff
posted January 29, 2014 at 5:11pm

January 29, 2014 – Los Angeles  Lashinda Demus, one of the most decorated female hurdlers of all time and mother to six-year-old twin boys, is very excited to announce the launch of her new website, GoWomanGo.com. The website will be&nb...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Soup
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 27, 2014 at 9:21pm

Another Happy Meatless Monday! Today I wanted to share a very quick, simple, and deliciously hearty vegan soup recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Soup. This chili like recipe is not only packed with plant based fiber and protein, but spices, flavor, and textu...more

I Don’t Want to Become a Stiff, Sore, Old Person
by Mariah Burton Nelson: BEYOND WORKOUTS - Think of Yourself as an Athlete
posted January 26, 2014 at 5:37pm

I don’t want to become an old person with sore joints. Is this inevitable? Maybe. Frankly, I’m already a middle-aged person with sore joints. But I have a hypothesis: Stiff, sore people get that way by “baking” muscular tension ...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Coconut Red Lentil Soup
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 20, 2014 at 10:55pm

Another Happy Meatless Monday! I wanted to share another incredibly flavorful and healthful soup I am confident everyone at your table will go crazy for: Coconut Red Lentil Soup. This warming and nourishing soup is  protein and fiber packed, making ...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin & Wild Rice Salad
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 13, 2014 at 10:20pm

Another happy Meatless Monday! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite hearty, nutritious, and GORGEOUS salads that is not only so simple to prepare, but a great make-ahead meal to have for lunch throughout the week: Roasted Pumpkin & Wild Rice Sa...more

Meatless Monday Recipe: Slow Cooker Green Curry Lentils
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted January 6, 2014 at 10:27pm

Happy Meatless Monday and happy New Year! Today I wanted to share a simple, nutrient dense, and delicious one-pot meal your entire family will love: Slow Cooker Vegan Green Curry Lentils. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, as a busy and working m...more

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