It's time to change the clocks: Here's how to prevent the winter blues
It ’s time to change the clocks this weekend, which means dark early evenings and winter chills will soon be in full swing.So while weprepare our fall wardrobe, we also need to prepare for a change in mood. Some even experience SAD — short forseasonal affective disorder, a depression common to... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Vartan Source Type: news

Superfoods for skincare: What that really means
The superfood mantra is, by now, familiar to anyone who inspects labels, hovers over produce at the local farmers market or consumes the literature of the wellness community. The cosmetic and beauty industry has endorsed the superfood concept as well and is pushing out new products about as quickly... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

Healthful yet yummy Halloween treats for the vampire with a sweet tooth
Even the most fastidious dieters might find it hard to resist the lure of the Halloween candy bowl. But there ’s a way to be smarter about indulging — and no, we’re not talking about going for the mini-boxes of raisins. Instead, watch out for high-fructose corn syrup, fake sugars and artificial... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

A mystic sensation and a ghost race: Just a few of the wellness events arriving in October
Here are four upcoming events that can help inspire you to do something good for your health — and for others:Visionary Women hosts female empowerment events in and around L.A., and you can always expect standout speakers. Past get-togethers have seen talks with British attorney Cherie Blair,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Russell Brand on how he pulled his life together after heroin addiction
Nowadays, it seems that everyone ’s a self-made expert and addicted to something — drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food, tech, social media, you name it. So it’s no surprise that actor, stand-up comedian, author, political activist and ex-heroin addict Russell Brand has added another hat to his closet... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements
For years, Alicia Silverstone didn ’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Pony Sweat is not just a retro-aerobics class. It's a community
Some describe the retro-inspired dance class Pony Sweat as Richard Simmons aerobics but more punk. Or they say it ’s like dancing in your bedroom with all your friends. Others explain it as just plain fun. But nearly all the swelling band of Pony Sweat devotees — or Ponies, as they call themselves... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

Fitness studios go beyond the burn, into the realm of personal growth
That spin class may leave you feeling strong, but does it make you feel centered?New wellness offerings are rolling out in fitness studios across Los Angeles that go beyond traditional cardio, strength, and flexibility, to include less physical pursuits such as meditative movement, breath work,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

What's new on L.A.'s wellness scene
A yoga event benefits families in India, a way to do a virtual 5K, a run/walk raises money for pancreatic cancer research, and high-tech wellness comes to Orange County and Glendale. Here are some ways to feel good — and also do good — as we ease into October.The nonprofit organization Yoga Gives... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

What's new on L.A.'s wellness scene
A yoga event benefits families in India, a way to do a virtual 5K, a run/walk raises money for pancreatic cancer research, and high-tech wellness comes to Orange County and Glendale. Here are some ways to feel good - and also do good - as we ease into October. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

9 common-sense safety tips for women who run — and everyone else
For women, running alone has its risks, but that ’s not news to those who do it.A recent Runner ’s World survey reported that 43% of women said they experience harassment at least sometimes during a run, and the number increases to 58% for women under 30 — compared with 4% of all men. And the fatal... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie McCarthy Source Type: news

New vegan milks, yogurts and more: You won't miss the dairy
Those who switch to a plant-based diet may miss the pleasures of dairy beverages -- creamy chocolate milks, fruity drinkable yogurts and even energy-boosting protein shakes that typically contain milk and whey proteins.But as more people incorporate plant-based foods, brands are coming up with... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

New on-demand fitness workouts: There's no excuse for missing a sweat
Boutique fitness studios seem to be sprouting up everywhere, but people may still have trouble getting to one. In tandem with the boom in trendy bricks-and-mortar places to work out, fitness pros are bringing the classes to you, creating live-streaming and on-demand workouts that can be accessed... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

#fitspo: This 66-year-old bombshell can do 37 burpees in a minute
Wendy Ida proves that you don ’t have to be a 20-something Instagram influencer to bring the #fitspo.The 66-year-old personal trainer rallies midlife clients who are feeling too stuck, broken down and defeated to crush their goals, fitness or otherwise.“I tell them, ‘You are still just a baby,’... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

How to avoid the 'freshman 15'? Better-for-you snacking options
If you ’re a parent of a college freshman, you’re likely having legitimate concerns: Is your son or daughter sleeping enough? Studying? Eating right?After all, the “freshman 15” — a reference to the weight college students sometimes put on their first year — is a real thing, even if it might not... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

6 easy ways to lose weight — when you love carbs
If you ’ve hit a wall with restrictive diets such as paleo, Whole30 and keto and can’t stop dreaming of croissants and burritos, it may be time for something different.Noted New York-based dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot tells her66K fans on Instagram (and her many L.A. clients) that you can eat grains,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

What's new to L.A.'s health and fitness scene
Fitness for a cause in Los Angeles and Malibu; a new yoga studio opens in Echo Park; and a Culver City session on post-workout breathing. Check out these well-being ideas as we ease into fall. Seek balance; raise fundsGiven that it has a yoga studies degree program, Loyola Marymount University... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Grab-and-go Labor Day snacks to make your vegan, GF, Paleo pals happy
Your Labor Day celebration might include creamy potato salad, chicken wings and grill-tops sizzling with burgers. But keep on hand some store-bought chips, dips, drinks and desserts for guests whose diets might run to vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free/Paleo. Here are some better-for-you and tasty treats... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

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

This fitness class is all about glamming up your glutes
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

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