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Watermelon and Feta Salad at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Ways to eat watermelon at every meal

Feeling a bit parched? Here, let us pass you a hydrating recipe (or 34). At 92 percent water (no wonder its name), watermelon is nature’s thirst quencher. This isn’t a one-trick fruit, though. Chc vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, ...

A picnic table under a huge tree. Where else can you and your family and friends have a picnic at twilight?

Healthier picnic recipes

Few things scream “summer” more than eating outside, especially whenplenty of friends and plush green grass are involved. But sometimes, transporting that gourmet meal to the park and eating without a table can be tricky. Here are 38 healthy and (most importantly) portable recipes to try at your next summer picnic. ...

The Italian Wrap from The Kingdom of Juices in West Palm Beach is filled with chicken, pesto, mozzarella, lettuce and tomato. (Photo by Libby Volgyes/Special to the Palm Beach Post)

Low-carb substitutes that don't suck

What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, “Umm, they’re delicious,” you’d be right. But they’re also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy carbohydrates is good for us ...

Ways to get more stuff done

Whether we’re overwhelmed by that never-ending to-do list or simply distracted (thanks, Facebook), sometimes it feels like we just can't get enough out of the day. Until 30-hour days are invented, follow these easy, effective tips for getting more done in the 24 we have.   PRODUCTIVITY HERO—YOUR ACTION PLAN ...

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Healthy green recipes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

We’re all about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with some green grub. We also strongly prefer healthy recipes. And sorry, folks — that dyed green beer and bagel aren’t winning any health awards. (In fact, that food coloring may have some not-so-great side effects.) Here are 32 recipes to celebrate being green the healthy ...

LL COOL J does push-ups as host Vanessa Minnillo stands by during his appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at MTV Times Square studios in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Push-up variations you need to know

Drop and give me… 82? That’s right. We at Greatist love — nay, adore — thepush-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and it works almost every muscle we’ve got: the triceps and chest get a great workout, but the movement also engages the shoulders, core, lats, lower back, legs, and ...

Katie Meyers, 16, of Jupiter laughs as she jogs past zombies Alexa Hauger, left, and Nicole Bowmer. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Ways to run faster, stat

It’s been said if you want to run fast, you have to practice running fast. (What? Thought Ryan Hall or Lolo Jones got that quick with just luck?!) Read on for 25 ways to have a harder, better, faster, stronger workout, smoke the competition, and maybe even set a speedy new PR. 1. Nail good ...

The germiest places you're not cleaning

People avoid touching the obviously dirty things — toilet bowls, garbage cans, anything in a public restroom. But for every well-known nasty, there are a host of under-the-radar threats we put in our mouths, roll around on all night, and regularly rub on our faces. In an effort to keep ...

Cary Grant (1904-1986) and Ingrid Bergman kiss in the movie "Notorious" in 1946. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Things you didn't know about sex, love and relationships

Ah, Valentine's Day. Some people hate it, others love it, but the truth of the matter is we're all thinking about it (If only because heart-shaped chocolates are taking over drug stores nationwide.). Whether you're attached, flying solo, or somewhere in between, there's bound to be something on your heart's mind. From how sex ...

LL Cool J does push-ups as host Vanessa Minnillo stands by during his appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at MTV Times Square studios in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere

Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body ...

In a Dec. 16, 2013 photo, Michigan Tech physics instructor Kris Bunker rides his bike in Houghton, Mich. Winter roads are slippery and narrow, but a hard core of local bicycle commuters are still pedaling to work. Bunker said this is his fourth winter riding daily from Hancock to MTU's campus, "and I haven't had a day the weather has stopped me." (AP Photo/The Daily Mining Gazette, Dan Roblee)

Unexpected ways to help the environment

This article is presented in partnership with CamelBak, an innovative company creating smart hydration solutions to help people perform at their best. Known as the creator of the hydration backpack, CamelBak offers a variety of hydration products from water bottles and filtration devices to a custom hydration calculator. However You Hydrate, ...

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Health and fitness blogs for 2014

Whether you scroll through 'em while sipping that morning cup of coffee or use your lunch break to catch up on the latest news and gossip, nearly everyone reads blogs. There are thousands (if not millions) of options out there, which means it can be hard to know which writers are legit ...

Rap artist LL Cool J takes a drink of water as he performs at the "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" show in New York, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005.  (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

Proven ways water makes you awesome

This article is presented in partnership with CamelBak, an innovative company creating smart hydration solutions to help people perform at their best. Known as the creator of the hydration backpack, CamelBak offers a variety of hydration products from water bottles and filtration devices to a custom hydration calculator. However You Hydrate, ...

Detox recipes (that actually contain food)

New year, new you — at least, that’s what all the magazines say. If, like many of us, you’ve indulged just a bit too much over the holiday season (what, cookies and eggnog aren’t a balanced meal?), it might be a good time to detox (but don’t run away just yet). The ...

Healthy holiday party crockpot recipes

Hosting a holiday party this year? Between hanging festive decorations, stocking up on booze, and cleaning the house, you’ve got plenty of work to do before it’s time to let your hair down and put on a Santa cap. Let us help make the party prep a bit easier (without using elves, ...

34 healthy and eye-catching bento box lunch ideas

Partitioned dining may remind you of a TV dinner from the 60s, but compartmental lunches can actually be appetizing, healthy, and appealing. All the rage with the K-5 crowd, bento boxes are gaining steam as a perfectly portioned, creative, fun way to pack and serve lunch — and they’re not just for ...

67 science-backed ways to lose weight

Healthy habits can quickly go out the window when we’ve got a tight deadline, no time for the gym, and few options but take-out food. Losing weight is no easy task, and doing it the healthy way can be even harder. We’re advocates for making small changes each day, rather ...

25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.

We've found the 25 schools that create the best environment for leading a fit, healthy, and happy life.

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