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April 2019

Enjoy living the healthy life with solutions and advice from the experts at HEALTH magazine! Each issue is packed with smart and fun new ways to stay in terrific shape, look amazing and discover tasty (and healthy!) things to eat. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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IN THIS ISSUE

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the art of self-care

There’s one sentence in this issue—on our very last page—that was particularly resonant for me: “Take care of yourself first.”It’s an important piece of wisdom from author and actress Tracy Pollan, and one that’s easy to forget in our busy, busy lives. But taking time to nurture your own needs should not be optional (and it’s definitely not selfish!). In fact, it lets you be there for those you love in a deeper, more meaningful way.I’ve figured out that the most important forms of self-care for me, at this point in my life, are exercise and time with my friends. If I don’t get in a good workout for a couple of days or have a chance to talk—really talk—with the women I’m closest to for a week or so,…

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the skinny on celery juice

(celery juice: huePhotography/Getty Images)If your feed has suddenly been taken over by images of gorgeous green celery juice, you’re not alone. Health adviser and registered dietitian Cynthia Sass says the sip deserves some buzz. “In addition to being low in calories and a source of fiber, celery provides vitamin K, folate, potassium, and more than a dozen types of antioxidants. Plus, celery has been shown to help optimize circulation, fight inflammation, and support a healthy gut.” The rub is that the research on celery juice is scant, meaning that its benefits aren’t well-proven. Sass also notes that “while it’s more concentrated, and therefore more nutrient-packed, it’s also not as filling as eating raw celery.”…

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sound the alarm

Hitting the road for a run has many benefits, but you need to be careful. A 2016 survey found that 43 percent of women experience harassment on their runs. Enter Run Angel ($100; amazon.com). It’s a wearable that, when a button is pressed, unleashes a loud alarm. What’s more, there’s a companion app that automatically sends up to three folks a text and email with the time, date, and your location when the alarm goes off. Cheers to safer sweat sessions!…

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chelsea jackson roberts

What makes you feel strong and powerful? Studying an intention, goal, or vision and seeing myself committed to it, no matter how scary it is. Once I reach that goal or am in the process of working toward something, that makes me feel really strong.Can you define what self-care means to you? I am often serving people in communities and even my partner in many ways, so self-care is carving out time for myself. Ultimately, it is a consistent practice or commitment to myself, and it makes me feel good whenever I am engaged in it.What is your favorite yoga pose and why? Dancer’s Pose. It was one of the first poses I did when I started yoga. And it was something that if I had seen a picture of…

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gorpcore

That gear you pull out for a hike or a camping trip? Rock it on your next brunch date with the girls. Yup, items like pullover fleeces, hiking boots, and fanny packs are the new way to do athleisure. This trend is called gorpcore—from the classic camping snack “good old raisins and peanuts.” And if you need to refresh your outdoorsy wardrobe, look no further.1. S’well Teakwood Roamer, 40 oz. This design keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours. ($55; swellbottle.com)2. The North Face Mountain Sweatshirt Full Zip The soft-knit lining keeps you cozy. ($149; thenorthface.com)3. Athleta Ascender Short There’s a little strap on the back to hold a rolled-up jacket. ($59; athleta.gap.com)4. L.L.Bean Mountain Pile Fleece Vest Wear it with jeans or your favorite yoga leggings. ($89; llbean.com)Great…

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green up your food routine

PRACTICE ROOT-TO-STEM EATINGNot only are you creating more waste when you throw away parts of the vegetable but you’re also missing out on a boatload of nutrition. Broccoli stalks are a delicious starter scrap. Cut away the outer layer, and then chop into rounds or sticks for snacking on raw. Sauté in olive oil and use as a topping for ricotta toast. Or shave them into salads for some extra crunch.CUT BACK ON DISPOSABLE PLASTICSIt may be unrealistic to swear off sandwich bags and paper napkins entirely, but even if you make one or two swaps, you’ll save a lot of waste over the long haul. Consider using cloth napkins and towels instead of paper. Another idea: Opt for cloth bowl covers instead of plastic wrap. (Lindsay-Jean loves the goods…

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