This week, we shared a whopping list of the top health, fitness, and happiness startups. Each of the innovative, awesome companies made the list for continually making a healthy lifestyle easier to achieve. From good-for-you meal subscription startups to ones with two-way video personal training sessions, this list covers the full spectrum of what it means to be a Greatist. And since it’s St. Patty’s Day, check out our round up of tasty green foods (not as disgusting as it sounds, we promise)! Then check out if all that green-dye — we’re looking at you, green bagels — is dangerous for your health.

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The 50 Most Innovative Health, Fitness, and Happiness Startups
Whether you’re a yogi, a foodie, or the type who writes love letters, there’s a startup out there for you. Check out our list of the 50 companies that are making health and wellness fun, easy, and exciting.

62 Healthier Gluten-Free Desserts
Going gluten-free doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to the sweets and treats you once held dear. And satisfying a gluten-free sweet tooth doesn’t require sacrificing health, either. Just check out our list of 62 healthier gluten-free desserts, and get cooking!

14 Resources for the Ultimate Spring Break
Spending some time in the sun during spring break? Stay safe and healthy with tips from Greatist. From healthy plane travel, to workouts for the road, to the best foods to cure a hangover, we’ve got the info you need to make this the healthiest, most awesome spring break yet.

Bloomberg’s Big Soda Ban Is Officially Killed in Court
Supersize that soda? New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial bill proposing a ban on selling soda’s larger than 16 ounces was officially shot down as “arbitrary and capricious.” We find out what that means for the fight against obesity.


30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine
Think those dumbbells are only good for a few sets of biceps curls? Read on to discover new ways to work in those dumbbells.

Survey Says: People Don’t Refuel Post-Workout
A new survey from a supplement company suggests exercisers need better education on post-workout nutrition to optimize they’re hard work. Are the findings legit, or is the company just blowing smoke?

Fitness Reborn: Faster Fat Loss
COLUMN: Renowned fitness author and journalist Adam Bornstein separates fact from fiction when it comes to interval training and provides a custom plan to get you burning fat with almost any activity.

Yoga, With Weights, Hammocks, and Sweat
Some instructors use dumbbells; others have students hanging from hammocks. New styles of yoga emphasize cardio and strength training in addition to traditional exercises.


Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast Burrito
Celebrate St. Patty’s day with this fun and festive take on a healthier green eggs and ham.

What’s the Best Way to Measure Body Fat?
Like it or not, we’re a society obsessed with body image. But how do we measure body fat, and is it even worth the trouble to find your number?

39 Deliciously Unexpected Healthy Avocado Recipes
It’s no secret we’re fans of avocado around here. Try these healthier recipes to satisfy your next avo craving!

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Casserole Recipes
Spring should be just around the corner, but blustery days still have us running for cover (and comfort food!). These one-dish dinners are a healthier, fresher take on the classic casserole.

How to Choose the Safest Seafood [Infographic]

There are many fish in the sea, but not all of ’em are healthier choices. Here’s how to fry your fish and stand up for safety and sustainability, too.

Recipe: “Sunny” Green Juice
Love green juice but not sure how to tackle it on your own? Here’s an easy guide to juicing at home!

STD Triage App Helps You identify STIs via iPhone

One new app is actually encouraging folks to snap and send a pic of their nether regions. Can a new app help anonymously pair users with doctors to beat STIs? Greatist finds out.

32 Healthy Green Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
This weekend, everyone’s got at least a little bit of Irish in them. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some of these healthier green foods. (No artificially colored green beer on this list!)

Is Food Coloring Bad For Us?
Sugar cookies wouldn’t be the same without colored frostings, but is man-made food coloring safe to consume?


Dove Ads Redefine “Masculinity” in a Healthy Way
Dove, known for championing a healthy body image for women, is turning its sights on guys. We explore why men need just as much “real beauty.”

23 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now
Tired of pulling your hair out due to stress? Here’s our list of the best ways to help reduce stress right now.

27 Easy Ways to Sleep Better Tonight
Tossing and turning all night is never fun. In honor of National Sleep Month, we’ve rounded up a list of ways to get better sleep tonight — so you can wake up on the right side of the bed in the morning.

Quote: Earl Wilson’s Guide to Getting Over Adolescence
What makes adolescence just like snow? Columnist Earl Wilson has just the ticket to getting over both…

47 Ways to Boost Brainpower Now
It’s National Brain Awareness Week, and here at Greatist we’re celebrating by getting smarter. From flossing to playing video games, check out these 47 ways to amp up your brainpower today.