Easy-to-Make Gluten-Free Banana Bread (That's Also Dairy-Free)

If you’re avoiding gluten but crave a slice of home-baked banana bread straight from the oven, here’s the perfect recipe. It’s easy to make because you don’t have to buy or mix unique gluten-free flours together. As long as you have gluten-free rolled oats in your kitchen, this bread is as good as made. Grinding…

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Macaroni and Cheese Gets a Healthy Makeover in This Creamy, Cheesy Recipe

How many times a week during this time of year do you crave macaroni and cheese? If you’re like me, that would be every day ending in a ‘Y’. Combine cooler weather, darker evenings, and in many cases an increased training schedule, and this comfort food comes to mind pretty much constantly. It’s super tempting,…

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This American Ninja Warrior Is Starting Early at Age 5

We don’t know what’s more awesome, this 5-year-old’s amazing agility dominating an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course, or her creative, handy, and supportive father who built it. Lylah is all smiles, sporting her “Girls are Superstars!” shirt, and tackling some pretty insane challenges like a one-handed zip line, climbing over two sheds (ack!), and up…

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9 Quiet Workouts That Won't Wake the Neighbors

Whether you’re upstairs in an apartment unit, upstairs in your house, or just trying not to wake the kids or roommates, sometimes an aggressive plyo workout isn’t your best bet – jumping around doesn’t lend itself to a quiet, considerate activity! That doesn’t mean you should skip your workout, though! There are plenty of noise-free…

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A Doctor Told Us to Throw Away Our Scales If We Want to Lose Weight: Here's Why

Is the scale haunting you? Does it sit in your bathroom, taunting you from the tiled floor, bubbling up all sorts of bad feelings? Get rid of it. Psychotherapist Dr. Kathryn Smerling, PhD, encourages it. “Throw away your scale,” said Dr. Smerling. “Focus on feeling good in body and spirit rather than feeling good about…

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Excuse Us While We Lose Our Minds Over the New J.Crew x New Balance Active Line

A new active line is going to be taking over your yoga, SoulCycle, and HIIT classes – with a preppy, East-coast flare. J.Crew-lovers, get your credit cards ready because you’re going to wish you could crawl into this catalog, live this beautiful, active preppy life, and never leave. J.Crew is launching its first active collection…

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Feel Like a Badass (and Get Your Anger Out) With This Empowering Workout

Bad day at work? Mad at your significant other? Going through a breakup? Too many sneakers to buy, not enough paydays? We feel ya. So many things can cause anger and negative stress, but why let it fester and take over your mood? Best way to get it out: punch stuff. No, seriously. Let’s work…

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Yes, You Can Make Vegan, Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie (and No, You Can't Tell the Difference)

Last week I kick-started a healthy Fall at the Tone It Up Retreat in Dana Point, CA, in which I followed up a nutrition class with one (maybe two) of these insanely delicious pumpkin pie bars. I saw them sitting on a table across the grass from me and made a B-line for pie. Priorities.…

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