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12 Fitness Apps That Actually Work

12 Fitness Apps That Actually Work

Finding a fitness app that lives up to its promises of getting you a bikini bod or washboard abs in 30 days is next to impossible

Faster, Fitter and Better? It's as Easy as 10-20-30

Faster, Fitter and Better? It’s as Easy as 10-20-30

If you've talked to any educated fitness trainers, coaches or athletes in the last 5-10 years, they surely said that interval training is, hands down, the fastest way to improve strength and endurance over moderate-intensity steady-state cardiovascular exercise.

How to See the World as Your Gym

How to See the World as Your Gym

Even if you have access to a fitness facility, taking it outside can help provide a change of pace and scenery and serve as a wonderful boredom buster.

7 Foods You Never Knew Contained Gluten

7 Foods You Never Knew Contained Gluten

If you have celiac disease - or another condition that requires avoiding gluten - you probably got the basics down pretty quickly.

5 Ways To Make Your Workout Fly By When It's The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing

5 Ways To Make Your Workout Fly By When It’s The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing

We've all been there: Some days exercising is the absolute last thing you feel like doing. It would be so much easier to stick to your fitness goals if working out was fun.

When Food is a Headache

When Food is a Headache

If you suffer from migraines, some of the foods you eat may be triggers.

Gut Bacteria Diversity Linked With Weight, Study Suggests

Gut Bacteria Diversity Linked With Weight, Study Suggests

The number of bacteria in your gut - as well as the diversity of said bacteria - could be tied to your weight, according to a new study.

How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life

How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life

The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath.

Prepare for diabetes care in heat and emergencies - CDC Features

Prepare for diabetes care in heat and emergencies - CDC Features

If you have diabetes, you need to take extra care in summer, when heat waves, strong storms, and hurricanes can strike. It’s important to make a plan and be prepared.

Arthritis - What You Need to Know.

While the word arthritis is used by clinicians to specifically mean joint inflammation it is used in public health to refer more generally to more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue.

Basic Information About Skin Cancer

Basic Information About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable.

High Cholesterol: Understand Your Risks

High Cholesterol: Understand Your Risks

Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. About 1 of every 6 adult Americans has high blood cholesterol.

Basics about Diabetes - Diabetes & Me - Diabetes DDT

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma.

Nutrition Basics: Cholesterol | DNPAO | CDC

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that's found in animal-based foods such as meats, poultry, egg yolks, and whole milks. Do you remember the other type of fat that is found in animal-based products? That's right — saturated fat.

Fibromyalgia - Basics - Definition

Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as: Morning stiffness Tingling or numbness in hands and feet Headaches, including migraines Irritable bowel syndrome Sleep disturbances Cognitive problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog") Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog") Painful menstrual periods and other pain syndromes

Quitting Resources - I’m Ready to Quit!

It's never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking now improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. There are many resources available to help you quit smoking, including quitlines, educational materials, Web sites, and support groups. You can also talk to your doctor about other strategies for quitting that may be right for you.

5 Steps to Better Manage Your Diabetes

5 Steps to Better Manage Your Diabetes

You have to monitor your blood sugar, eat the right foods, exercise, take your medication, and visit your medical provider regularly.

Guilty or Not Guilty?

Guilty or Not Guilty?

So, you cheated on your healthy meal plan, and now you’re wondering if you should call it quits. The answer is NO!

The Benefits of Acupuncture

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Traditionally practiced in China for centuries, acupuncture is the practice of stimulating certain points on the body through the insertion of small needles.

10 Foods High in Protein

10 Foods High in Protein

Ever find yourself worn out at the end of the day and can’t figure out why?

To Each Her Own Alternative Birthing Methods

To Each Her Own Alternative Birthing Methods

Though childbirth with the help of pain medications has long been considered the gold standard, nowadays more and more women are considering a wider range of options for childbirth.

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial Thermoplasty: Dr. Richard Tejedor, at LSU Health, is the first in the state to perform a new procedure to treat severe asthma

What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer

What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men, but it is also among the most curable cancers. Read on to get the facts about prostate cancer, from prevalence to prevention.

Host a Healthy Thanksgiving

Host a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day for family, friends and food. If you’re focusing on eating healthy, you don’t have to skip the best meal of the year!

Slim Down at the Supermarket

Slim Down at the Supermarket

Rethinking the foods you buy can help you lose weight. Healthy eating starts in the grocery store, so try to avoid bringing the tempting foods home with you.

Living Well with  Brooke Baker

Living Well with Brooke Baker

The personal trainer shares her healthy living habits.

Fit for Life

Fit for Life

As the New Orleans Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo aims to modernize healthcare in the Crescent City

Public Health Leaders Set to Tackle Obesity Epidemic Through Statewide Health Intiative

Public Health Leaders Set to Tackle Obesity Epidemic Through Statewide Health Intiative

Today, public health leaders and business leaders unveiled a new statewide public health initiative — LiveWell Louisiana.

Lets Move!

Lets Move!

Many children consume at least half of their meals at school, and for many children, food served at school may be the only food they regularly eat.

Louisianan Department of Education

Louisianan Department of Education

Louisiana administers several Federal programs that support healthy eating for students.

Sanctify Your Sleep

Sanctify Your Sleep

Proper rest does a body good. There may be no better health and wellness advice than to get a good night’s sleep.

Create Your Plate: Diabetes Nutrition

Create Your Plate: Diabetes Nutrition

Often, when people are diagnosed with diabetes, they don't know where to begin. One way is to change the amount of food you are already eating. Focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegetables and having smaller portions of starchy foods and meats.

Tips for Shopping Food Smart During the Holiday Season

Tips for Shopping Food Smart During the Holiday Season

Though most of us can handle a grocery store trip on autopilot, for others, it can be a source of anxiety. Our Touro dietitian, Julie Fortenberry, shares her top tips to make the process a little less daunting.

Online Tool: Diabetes 24/7

Online Tool: Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team.

Motivate: GET THE LEDET OUT

Motivate: GET THE LEDET OUT

"I’m 49 years old, and I’m in better shape than people I meet who are 25." Personal trainer Elizabeth Ledet shares her tips on staying fit.

Community Care Connection

Community Care Connection

The holidays aren’t the only time for giving. Year in and year out, nurses, social workers, case managers and hospital staff dedicate their days to providing comforting, dignified end-of-life care to terminal patients.

A Local Gastroenterologist Makes a Trip to the Doctor a Relaxing Experience

A Local Gastroenterologist Makes a Trip to the Doctor a Relaxing Experience

Vernon J. Carriere, Jr., M.D., a local gastroenterologist makes what would typically be a very uncomfortable trip to the doctor’s office one that’s actually quite relaxed.

Set yourself up for success this year with seven simple practices

Set yourself up for success this year with seven simple practices

Being born healthy is a blessing, but maintaining that health is a matter that takes constant supervision.

Richard Simmons Gets Real

Richard Simmons Gets Real

The charismatic fitness icon's positivity motivates millions.

It's Getting Hot In Here

It’s Getting Hot In Here

A new, state-of-the-art yoga studio is a boon to New Orleans

Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy

Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy

Dedication and patience are the keys to losing postpartum baby weight and looking like your pre-baby self again.

What Low Testosterone Means for Your Health

What Low Testosterone Means for Your Health

Here’s what men can expect as they age.

Take It Easy on the Sugar

Take It Easy on the Sugar

Excessive sugar (real, natural or fake) in our diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living.

Performance Enhancer

Performance Enhancer

Fitness expert Mackie Shilstone shares his secrets.

Akashi Reiki

Akashi Reiki

Let reiki’s healing energy soothe and calm you.

Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Functional movement specialist Matt Lovitt takes a step-by-step approach to fitness.

Cross Fit

Cross Fit

A high-intensity gym focuses on functional movement.

Lousiana Seafood Season

Lousiana Seafood Season

Take advantage of local seafood and get all the omega-3s you need.

Built to Last

Built to Last

Fitness has been a lifelong focus for bodybuilder and trainer, Kash Guidry.

Slash the Salt and Savor the Flavor

Slash the Salt and Savor the Flavor

Sodium is a naturally occurring mineral. Because it is highly reactive in its pure form, it is always found in compounds with other minerals: For example, sodium combines with chloride to form sodium chloride, also known as table salt.

Hit The Road

Hit The Road

Want to register for New Orleans’ next road race? NOLARunning.com makes it easy.

Local Mom and Wellness Expert Shares How She Stays Healthy

Local Mom and Wellness Expert Shares How She Stays Healthy

Jessica Blanchard is a yoga teacher, registered dietitian and longtime practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient system of alternative medicine. She’s also a new mom — and she knows it can sometimes seem impossible to balance motherhood with perfect nutrition and fitness.

Wellness from the Inside Out

Wellness from the Inside Out

A New Orleans business helps clients overcome eating disorders.

Calm Waters: NOLA Float Tanks

Calm Waters: NOLA Float Tanks

It’s all fluid at this new therapy-oriented business.

Leilani Heno's X-Factor

Leilani Heno’s X-Factor

When it comes to personal training, this gym owner offers something special.

Belly Busters

Belly Busters

Six simple tips will help you pack in that paunch.

Happy's Running Club

Happy’s Running Club

RUN HAPPY: Exercise, and enjoy a refreshing reward

Sprouting Up

Sprouting Up

New Orleans' vegan food options are growing.

Food For All

Food For All

Cooking Matters, a nutrition and cooking-education program offered by Second Harvest Food Bank, offers low-income families and individuals the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy meals.

Get Out!

Get Out!

Ron Wells' outdoor workouts don't require a gym.

Island Inspiration

Island Inspiration

Tropical ingredients give these problem-solving skincare products added flair.

Winning Attitudes

Winning Attitudes

High school sophomore Chelsey Jones has had to overcome a few setbacks to pursue her passion for running.

Better Butters

Better Butters

More omega-3s, please.

Vegan Vitality

Vegan Vitality

Natural Bodybuilder Ivan Blazquez packs a punch.

Juice for Joy

Juice for Joy

Drink to your health!

33 Smart Ways to Exercise at Work

Get your work out on while on the job!

Basic Training

Basic Training

Enlist in a high-octane exercise experience

Made with Love

Made with Love

Try vegetarian fare cooked with care.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT: LiveWell Louisiana is one year old!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT: LiveWell Louisiana is one year old!

Last September, LiveWell Louisiana launched a movement to help Louisianans learn how to eat healthy and get fit.

Producing Results

Producing Results

This urban-growth destination supports local farming and healthy eating.

Eat to Treat Diabetes

Eat to Treat Diabetes

Find fresh ways to get the low-glycemic foods you need.

Perfect Position

Perfect Position

Learn how a mind-body technique can ease your tension.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Breast Cancer Statistics and Vital Signs

Breast Cancer Statistics and Vital Signs

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009).

Breast Cancer Basics: What You Need to Know

Breast Cancer Basics: What You Need to Know

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.

6 Faces of Breast Cancer

6 Faces of Breast Cancer

Separately, the New Orleanians we profile share different experiences of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Together, their stories show us what it’s like to fight breast cancer with courage and compassion.

Finding New Ways to Deal with Diabetes

Finding New Ways to Deal with Diabetes

Find new ways to overcome the difficulties of this disease.

Protein Power

Protein Power

Here’s what you need to know about the popular Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.

Look Good, Feel Better

Look Good, Feel Better

TRAINER JEAN KOTTEMANN IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE.

Tea Time!

Tea Time!

Big Easy ‘Bucha invites you to drink up.

Vegan Vision

Vegan Vision

Discover Bhava — a tasty treasure in the Bywater.

Way to Grow

Way to Grow

A local entrepreneur gets his hands dirty.

Eventful Eating

Eventful Eating

Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.

Balanced Philosophy

Balanced Philosophy

Catherine Collins shares the benefits of a strong pilates practice.

Reflux Redux

Get a handle on holiday eating with expert tips from a gastroenterologist at Touro.

Bite-Size Improvements

Bite-Size Improvements

Five little steps can put you on a path to better nutrition.

Your Baby, Your Body

Your Baby, Your Body

Dr. Arelis Figueroa, a Touro Infirmary obstetrician and gynecologist, supports her patients through pregnancy and beyond, helping new moms establish healthy practices that benefit their families. A native of Puerto Rico, she speaks Spanish and English, working with patients whose language barriers might have otherwise kept them from getting care.

Wheel Life

Wheel Life

Like bikes? Join NOLA Social Ride.

Smooth and Satisfying

Smooth and Satisfying

Visit Oak Street’s smoothie and juice destination

About Sprout

About Sprout

This urban farm advocates garden education.

Morning Motivation: Green Shakes

Morning Motivation: Green Shakes

Replace your daily coffee with a different kind of blend.

Better Together

Better Together

The New Orleans Food Co-op offers a bounty of healthy food.

Crescent Park

Crescent Park

Plan a run or pack a picnic, and head to New Orleans’ newest park.

Five to One

Five to One

This local mom brings her growing family together.

BRIGHT IDEAS

BRIGHT IDEAS

Green Light New Orleans plugs into an environmentally friendly way of life.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Grow Dat Youth Farm raises a new crop of New Orleans leaders.

CARMO

CARMO

Support sustainability, while enjoying delicious dishes.

LiveWell Moms: CHANGE OF HEART

LiveWell Moms: CHANGE OF HEART

My love for New Orleans has grown over the years.