4 events you need on your fitness radar
New indoor cycling options in Santa Monica, a yoga festival hits the big 10, the Wall goes up in Los Angeles, and a social media challenge that ’s good for you. Here’s what should be on your fitness radar.Indoor cycling buffs now have another place to get their pedaling on. CyleBar, which has numerous... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Glamorize your glutes to the maximus with this popular class
I once came home to a roommate who had wrapped her rear end in Saran Wrap and fish oil becauseYouTube videos had convinced her this would make her behind grow bigger. Like her, Los Angeles is obsessed with butts. Equinox offers a class dubbed “The Best Butt Ever” — aimed at lifting and shaping... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

The outdoors are calling, and we've got ideas for 'roughing it' in style
California is rich with recreational areas where we can enjoy woods, mountains, lakes and ocean vistas. For those of us who love nature but aren ’t physically capable of or are intimidated by roughing it, there are ever-growing opportunities — and gear — for glamour camping, a.k.a. “glamping.”We... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

Bored with your workout? Here are 4 new places to blast summer calories
A studio is dedicated to crafting the perfect behind; boxing's biggest name makes a splash in Los Angeles; Merge moves to sw.ier digs; and a new yoga studio opens in Long Beach. Here's a look at what's happening on the local fitness scene. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Christmas in July: Luxe gadgets to enhance a healthful lifestyle
Nut milks, infused oils, fresh herbs and homemade breads made with whole wheat. Here are a few gadgets home cooks might enjoy using to make the kinds of staples many of us wish were at hand ’s reach. Admittedly, some of these prices are steep. (You could, after all, make your own infused oils in... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

This 'Shah of Sunset' tells how he dropped 40 pounds — and kept it off
It wasn ’t the number on the scale that galvanized Reza Farahan into doing something about his weight gain. It was a quip from a friend he hadn’t seen in a long time.“He said, ‘When did you give up on life?’” Farahan recalls. “It was the proverbial slap in the face. I dug up photos from my 20s... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

'Face-lift in a bottle'? 8 collagen elixirs and bone broths to try for yourself
The word “collagen” is derived from “kolla,” the Greek word for glue. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and the structural protein for our connective tissue.Since we stop producing collagen in our mid- to late 20s, can digestible collagen rejuvenate us, helping to turn back the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gardner Source Type: news

Self-improvement is on the way: Free fitness and lifestyle classes
Self-improvement is at hand with these mostly free July and August events:Aim to spend the day Tuesday at the Hum Together at the Grove series, which starts with a Beauty Body Sculpt class led by popular fitness studio Lekfit, moves into a talk on gut health, includes coaching on breath work and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

4 ideas for guilt-free summer snacking
Try as we might to eat well, sometimes it takes superhuman strength to resist the siren call of the potato chip. And many of the supposedly “healthier” alternatives on the market are just watered down versions of the real thing, still salty, fatty and loaded with calories.“There are a lot of really... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The real reason Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman is so passionate about sunscreen
Nicole Kidman ’s porcelain skin is discussed as often as her hit HBO show “Big Little Lies,” so it should come as no surprise that the Oscar winner is an advocate for sun protection.During a recent sunny afternoon at the “Everyday is a SUNday” symposium on skincare sponsored by Neutrogena, Kidman... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindzi Scharf Source Type: news

Jab, hook and punch — before you pound some pasta
When news that the once-scrappy Santa Monica gym Gloveworx was expanding to Century City crossed my radar, I almost dismissed it as yet another new boxing gym. Then, I discovered the Century City Gloveworx is located across from Eataly, a seemingly Colosseum-sized destination for Italian food.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

Summer is calling: Fitness gear to get you outdoors — and moving
Check out the world ’s first stand-up bike, stepper paddleboard, wooden bike, 1,000-mile running shoe and other uncommon gear that help make the great outdoors even greater. Stand up and rideCycling ’s fun but can include neck pain, backaches and chafing. Enter Elliptigo’s new Stand-Up Bike, which... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Summer is calling: Fitness gear to get you outdoors – and moving
Check out the world ’s first stand-up bike, stepper paddleboard, wooden bike, 1,000-mile running shoe and other uncommon gear that help make the great outdoors even greater. Stand up and rideCycling ’s fun but can include neck pain, backaches and chafing. Enter Elliptigo’s new Stand-Up Bike, which... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

L.A. looks up to its skyline and rooftops for fun and fitness
Across Los Angeles, a mash-up of yoga, dance, music and wellness is edging onto the social scene. Now instead of wondering if you should go to the gym or out on the town, you can do both, often in unusual or inspiring surroundings and not always at night.Mix a mindful group activity such as yoga... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valli Herman Source Type: news

Fourth of July BBQ draaaanks that won't blow your diet
What ’s on the grill at your Fourth of July shindig is critical — but don't neglect the contents of the ice chest.As more people veer away from high-calorie sodas and diet drinks with artificial sugars, new beverage brands are filing the void by turning out festive, healthful — and even exotic... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

I tried a 100-degree Quartz Massage — and loved it
Most Angelenos are familiar with the stress-melting effect of lounging on warm sand. Now they can build on that feeling with an unusual new massage treatment at Corona ’s historic Glen Ivy Hot Springs spa, best known for its mud and mineral baths.The 158-year-old spa recently introduced Quartz... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

This travel gear does double duty as workout gear
Have you ever been frustrated when your hotel either has no gym or its “fitness center” is actually a tiny room with a stationary bike and a treadmill?Here are three travel backpacks that double as a workout. (Two are specifically designed for weight training, while the third is perfect for hauling... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gardner Source Type: news

5 breezy ways to get — or stay — in tip-top shape this summer
There ’s no excuse not to squeeze your workouts in this summer — even when you’re traveling. These streaming studio apps and online workouts will save you time and money, and help you take your favorite fitness addictions on the road:If you like to dance, try ...Body by SimoneIf you can ’t make... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

Why 'The Good Place's' Kristen Bell says she's 'obsessive about food'
Kristen Bell doesn ’t just buy groceries and shove them into her refrigerator. Instead, she hits up Google and does what she describes as a “deep dive” into every brand she’s purchased, every ingredient listed on each box.“Food -- that’s my jam,” said “The Good Place” and “Frozen” actress. “I want... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

4 healthy summer reads
Get ready for summer by hitting the books, with this quartet of works to keep you motivated: 'The Ashram Cookbook - The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living'When Catharina Hedberg opened the Ashram in Calabasas in 1974, “People were in horrific physical shape,” she said. “They could hardly walk... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

6 ways singer Demi Lovato stays motivated — even on the road
Demi Lovato hadn ’t worked out in a week and was beginning to feel it.“I don’t know how but I injured my neck during a show so haven’t been able to exercise,” the singer-songwriter said on a recent afternoon. “Working out is a type of meditation for me, so I get a little stir crazy without it.”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Better sleep requires a better routine, and perhaps an upgrade to your pillows and PJs
We might just have finished May ’s Better Sleep Month, but sleep — or the lack of it thereof — is an ongoing problem for millions of people. Experts say that not nearly enough people are getting their requisite seven to nine hours, and our addiction to technology — who hasn’t checked emails in the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

In a toasty, cabin-like space, sauna yoga helps sweat out the kinks
Yoga with goats, yoga on a wobbly paddleboard, yoga hanging aloft from aerial silks … Has Los Angeles reached peak yoga?How about yoga in an infrared sauna? This is the concept behind Sweatheory, a wellness facility known for saunas available by the hour that also offers intimate yoga sessions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

Your Instagram-ready summer getaway starts here...
Lounging poolside with a pitcher of margaritas was once considered the perfect midyear break.But these days, not so much.Instagram-ready sunrise asanas and plant-based food trucks have replaced sleeping in and heaving buffet spreads. After yoga and meditation offerings became standard at music... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The workout that helped get Meghan Markle in shape for her wedding day
All eyes will be on the bride Saturday when actress Meghan Markle is set to marry Britain ’s Prince Harry.And while there ’s been much speculation about what the dress will look like, what color it will be, and who designed it, we know this much: Markle will be one fit bride.Markle is a well-known... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Tonics are all the rage in L.A.: Here's where to start
Tonics are all the rage in L.A. these days. Look around and you ’ll find someone selling an elixir said to bolster or cleanse specific organs, or improve mental clarity, digestion, reproductive health and more.Critics may question their effectiveness, but proponents swear by them. Translation:... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gardner Source Type: news

The Eat Drink Vegan food and lifestyle festival returns to L.A.
The country ’s largest vegan food and wine event is poised to make its Los Angeles debut to bring the best and latest in plant-based living to the city.And it won ’t be just about kombucha, either: The four day event — to be held in Pasadena, West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles — will include... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Moms: This Mother's Day, it's time to put yourself first
Mother ’s Day is about more than flowers and brunch. It can also help set the tone for a year in which women feel more connected to community and find ways to care for their bodies and lifestyles.“I hear from so many moms who forget to breathe, hydrate and take care of themselves in the smallest... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

It's the most exclusive, lavish — and pricey! — garden tour of them all
Garden tours are a lovely dime a dozen in Southern California, but leave it to Virginia Robinson, the fabled first lady of Beverly Hills, to inspire a daylong extravaganza that incorporates sumptuous food, fashion and floral design with tours of her historic mansion and gardens as well as other... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

3 oh-so-L.A. events you don't want to miss
Yoga with jaw-dropping views, a wellness and food festival and lots of goop: Here are three of the hottest fitness and lifestyle events on the horizon:City Lights, the latest yoga experience to take to the skies at OUE Skyspace LA at the top of the U.S. Bank Tower, celebrates summer, sunsets and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valli Herman and Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Four brilliant ways to give your lifestyle a health and wellness boost
A triathlon that anyone can do, finding your fitness tribe, a meditation-manicure-pedicure and wellness services that come to you. Here are four ways to add some health and wellness to your lifestyle:A run (or walk) on the beach capped by yoga and meditation will make up next weekend ’s Wanderlust... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Dancer Julianne Hough's painful battle with endometriosis
While shooting a live episode of “Dancing With the Stars,”Julianne Hough felt sharp, stabbing pains in her pelvic area. She ’d felt similar pains before, but this time was different.“I was trying to be OK,” recalls the 29-year old dancer, choreographer and actress. “But the minute we cut to a... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Feed your caffeine habit with these 'clean' grab-and-go coffees
Whether coffee is good for you or not depends on whom you ask. There are those who swear their health improves once they give it up, and others who believe the research that the drink can help guard against Alzheimer ’s and heart disease.Nutrition experts, however, agree on one thing: If you are... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Heading to Coachella? Here are some packing tips
Music festival season is upon us — which essentially means all-nighters, exhaustion, dusty campgrounds and iffy shower and bathroom access. (Ladies, you already have yourportable urinals for emergencies, right?)Here are a few things to toss in your bag to keep you calm, clean-ish, quenched and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

How prayer beads can enhance your meditative lifestyle
Walk into many a meditation or yoga studio here in Los Angeles and beyond and you ’ll see a treasure-trove of malas, made from all variety of gemstones and crystals.At heart, these prayer beads are a mechanical device for counting off a set number of prayers, said John Kieschnick, religious studies... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

Hey L.A., here are 4 ways to level up your fitness
Freeform dance-cardio, the meaning behind mantras, women ’s self-defense and a free workout in the park — here’s what’s happening on the local wellness scene in April.Moved LA, a “creative movement space” in the Los Angeles area known as Frogtown, will hold workshops in April where people are encouraged... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Inspired by the L.A. Marathon? Here are 10 secrets veteran runners know all about
Prepare to get bit by the running bug.The L.A. Marathon takes place on Sunday, which means you ’re about to be bombarded with inspirational images of super-fit people giving it their all. Want to join in? You probably know you’ll need high-quality kicks, sun screen and a beginner’s training plan... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

This yoga-meets-tribal dance workout can burn over 800 calories
Fitness pop-ups, obstacle course training, ballroom dancing and body-weight calisthenics: Here are four ways to boost your metabolism in the weeks ahead:Celebrity trainer Bizzie Gold — who has worked with Julia Roberts and Jennifer Love Hewitt — will be holding a three-day fitness pop-up in West... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

5 tips for surviving the time change
Ugh. It's the worst night of the year: Time to "spring" forward and lose a precious hour of sleep Sunday.The transition to daylight saving time can be especially brutal, saidDr. Alon Y. Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. “The body has a harder time adjusting to losing sleep,”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Don't forget to change the clocks and 'spring forward'
Ugh. It's the worst night of the year: Time to "spring" forward and lose a precious hour of sleep Sunday.The transition to daylight saving time can be especially brutal, saidDr. Alon Y. Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. “The body has a harder time adjusting to losing sleep,”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Male doctors are disappearing from gynecology. Not everybody is thrilled about it
Many women, doctors and patients alike, say it's about time. But some male doctors lament the trend, saying they have something special to offer their patients, gender differences aside. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Long Beach hospital on active earthquake fault set to close
Community Medical Center Long Beach will close within four months after a report revealed the facility sits on an active earthquake fault, hospital officials said Monday.Officials said in November the hospital would not meet state seismic regulations that will become effective next June because... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Walking with wolves in Angeles National Forest
Clare wouldn ’t make eye contact. The 12-year-old from Wisconsin, on vacation with her mother, Shannon, wouldn’t speak when asked a question. She buried her face in her mom’s blouse, terrified. I recoiled in embarrassment, as if I’d done something wrong.But two hours later, something unexpected... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

4 convenience foods that won't destroy your diet
The most ardent intentions to eat healthy can be easily scuppered when you ’re hungry, it’s late, and your only dinner option is that lonely packet of ramen noodles in your pantry.So in an age when convenience trumps all, here are some handy and healthy entree ideas to stash at home. Covering paleos,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

He lost 40 pounds in six weeks by going vegan
David Carter, 30, was a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys when he made what he calls the “life-changing decision” to go vegan and eliminate meat, seafood and dairy from his diet.He grew up in South Los Angeles, where his family owned a barbecue restaurant. He was a “straight-up meat eater,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

You don't need to give up cheeses, milk and coffee creamers to go vegan
Consumption of plant-based dairy is on the rise.By 2022, global sales of dairy alternatives areexpected to reach $21.7 billion: Store shelves are increasingly filled with yogurt, milk, cheese, coffee creamers and cream cheese — only they’re made from nuts, seeds, rice, oats, coconut and even... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Peanut allergy treatment succeeds in study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate the nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some have life-threatening reactions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

K-beauty is red hot: Where to shop skincare at the source in L.A.
Your shelves may not be stocked with an array of Korean cosmetics and skin-care products, but that could change at any minute.The K-beauty universe continues to explode, offering an increasing array of face masks, serums, soaps, makeup and creams, especially must-have “BB creams” (think, magical,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

The hottest new yoga workouts in L.A.
Didn ’t qualify for the Winter Olympics? Neither did we. Between sweating — and sweating yoga — here are a few ways to stay in shape in and around Koreatown.The ultimate guide to Koreatown>>>>With the late 2017 opening of its latest studio, Hot 8 Yoga in the heart of Koreatown offers some 100... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news