27 Health and Fitness Resources You May Have Missed

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This week, we talk porn... food porn. We mean those naughty photos of delicious-looking, ooey-gooey, healthy food. Check out why food porn isn't just about the bad-for-you stuff. And with flu season brewing stronger and stronger, take a few minutes to read our extensive guide to treating the cold and flu, and catch it before it catches you! This week's podcast breaks down common sports injuries and how to manage them. Listen to it while you whip up one of our favorite citrus recipes from around the web!

 

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Go Ahead and Gawk: How Food Porn Can Make Us Healthier My, that tofu looks tasty. “Food porn” usually conjures up images of cake and cookies, but is it possible that pictures of nutritious stuff can actually make us healthier?

Your Fool-Proof Guide to Treating and Preventing the Flu Coughing, sneezing everywhere! Bolster your knowledge and protect yourself from this year’s flu infection with these tips.

13 Functional Dumbbell Moves You Should Be Doing Now Instead of pedaling back and forth on an elliptical or restricting yourself to weight machines all the time, try out some full-body functional exercises that can make you a stronger athlete, increase power and endurance, and make everyday activities easier.

MilestonePod Tells You When to Replace Your Running Shoes Not sure when to replace your running sneakers? A new device tracks how many miles you’ve run in them, so you don’t have to.

Fitness
 

Use Deadstop Training to Break Through Gym Plateaus GUEST POST: Trainer Lee Boyce explains why we often stall out when it comes to strength training — and how one simple tweak can help us break through almost any plateau.

When Am I Too Sick to Work Out? Exercising while sick may temporarily relieve some symptoms, but pushing the body while it’s not in top form could cause more harm than good.

Greatist Podcast: How to Overcome Exercise Injuries Injuries are no fun, but they can be managed with the right tips. In this episode of the Greatist Podcast, Dr. Eugene “Bo” Babenko joins us to talk about how to treat the most common sports injuries.

The 21 Most Inspiring Health and Fitness Mantras Need a little help staying at the top of your game? Check out our favorite images featuring the messages, mantras, and manifestos that are keeping The Greatist Team motivated in 2013.

Does Your CEO Climb Volcanoes? (This One Does) What business does the CEO of real estate giant Century 21 have climbing Mexico’s largest volcanoes?

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements Caught like a deer in the headlights when trying to choose the right protein powder? Here’s an all-inclusive guide to help you pick the right supplement for you.

Choosing the Right Shoe for Any Type of Exercise Stare at that wall of sneakers no longer! Here’s your guide to choosing the right type of shoe for any type of exercising, from running to cycling, weightlifting to hiking.

This Goo Will Protect Your Smart Phone from a Hammer [Video] Mobile devices are an increasingly big part of our lives, but they don’t always hold up to the demands of exercise. One company is trying to change that with a gooey substance that hardens on impact.

Quote: What's Better, Sex for 7 Minutes of Skiing for 7 Hours? As temperatures start to get warmer, it’s time to hit the slopes before all that snow disappears. Besides, according to actor Spalding Gray skiing is way better than sex.

Health
 

32 Sugar Substitutes for Any and Every Possible Situation Sayonara, refined sugar— there are others way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Think outside the sugar packet and try these 30 different ways to sweeten any meal or snack.

#imagreatist Moments from Around the Web The #imagreatist community is inspiring everyone to make healthier choices. From greens for lunch to green smoothies for breakfast, here are some of the greatist moments of the week.

20 Videos That Went Viral in 2012 Since the advent of YouTube, short, homemade videos have skyrocketed to Internet fame in just a few days time. We’ve got some of the best videos in health and fitness to go viral over the past year. Check them out for some inspiration, or an instant pick-me-up!

Marijuana Might Not Make Us Dumber, After All Pass on the puff puff? Not so fast. Contrary to past findings (and cultural stereotypes), smoking the reefer might not negatively affect our smarts. Greatist looks into a new study to find out why.

A Healthier Girl Scout Cookie? Meet the Mango Creme When the Girl Scouts come a-knockin’ this year, they’ll have a new cookie in tow — the Mango Crème. The tropical cookie is stirring controversy over it’s vitamin additive, NutriFusion.

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Citrus Recipes from Around the Web Wake up! Give meals a summery touch with sweet and sour citrus fruits all winter long. Bonus: the vitamins and minerals in citrus can keep the sniffles at bay.

Coca-Cola Launches Health-Focused Ad Campaign in 2013 Coca-Cola isn’t exactly a health food, but that’s not preventing the soda company from running new health-conscious advertisements. Will they change how we think about soft drinks?

How Should You Wash Your Hands? Soap and water? Hand sanitizer? Saliva? With flu season upon us, here are all the tips you need to keep those hands germ-free.

#WTF Are Meatless Mondays? Meatless Mondays are gaining popularity across the globe. Find out why millions of people are hopping on the meat-free bandwagon.

Poster: Whole Food Is Good Food At Greatist, we’re huge fans of good eating — and often times that means eating whole foods. We made a poster to inspire better eating habits and get in some good old fashion whole food eating.

Yelp Adds Health Inspection Data to Restaurant Review Pages Yelp, the social restaurant review site, is adding information about restaurants’ health inspection scores. Now we’ll know if restaurants are filled with screaming babies — and mice, too.

Happiness
 

How to Get Sh!t Done With a Killer To-Do List Some write it on their hands; others have a secret Microsoft Word document. Whatever the method, a to-do list is key to achieving our goals. Check out Greatist’s tips for creating a killer task-organizer.

Face(book) First: Why Do We Remember Status Updates?  Facebook isn’t just addictive; it can stay with us even after we log off. Research shows people can remember status updates better than lines from a book or new faces.

New Expereal App Is Like a Digital Mood Ring Ecstatic yesterday? Just bleh today? A new app called Expereal helps users track how their mood changes over time.

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Nicole McDermott
I try my best to eat foods that make me feel good, but I have a lot of sweet teeth. I completed a 1-month ShakeWeight "challenge" ... well...

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