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HOLIDAY HELP: Thanksgiving Calorie Burners

thanksgivingtableI love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday, the Big Holiday for my family, where everyone converges under one roof for a day or two of quality catch up time and lots of good food. But, of course, staying active enough to offset all the tasty T-Day treats is no small feat. So while I do my best to always get in a good sweat session the morning before the big feast, I also try to stay busy around the house cooking, helping keep things clean or whatever else might need done. (Check out our festive table from last year, courtesy of moi. ;) )

Whether you’re spending Thanksgiving with your family, traveling to his, hosting for the first time, or are close enough to both groups of loved ones that you’ll be bombarded with two entire T-Day dinners, every little bit of activity counts. (Especially if your gym time is crowded out by traffic jams and and airports, last-minute pie baking, and a little family face time.)

Here, the average calories a 135-pound woman burns doing common Turkey Day activities. Continue Reading →


picture-1Hey, guys. Check out the piece I did for Women’s Health November 2009 issue, on newsstands now. 


Feel beastly when you’re pre-period? Pinpoint your symptoms, then follow our advice for fast relief. 
BY Jenna Bergen 

Go with the flow? For many of us, that’s a lot easier said than done. Roughly 80 percent of women report dealing with at least mild premenstrual symptoms. But killer cramps, belly bloat, and mood swings straight out of a Lifetime movie don’t have to rule your cycle. Whether PMS is a mild nuisance or a monthly torment, here’s how to get your life back. 

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