The end of summer means an abundance of delicious and ripe fruit. Peaches, nectarines and plums are perfect on the
grill, and make a fast and healthy dessert without extra fat and calories. Cut your fruit in half and remove the pit. Sprinkle tops with spice (cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger are great choices) and grill over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with a dollop of vanilla nonfat greek yogurt, garnish with drizzle of honey and pinch of spice, and and enjoy!
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Papayas are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, folate, and zinc. Papayas have also been shown to be very helpful in promoting healthy lungs, a strong immune system, and a healthy heart.
- Creator of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun
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If you are looking to get a little more out of your dance workout, try wearing heavier shoes (like a cool new pair of hightops) or buying light ankle weights. Also, any chance you get during the workout, engage your core. It will help with stability and strengthen your tummy muscles.
- Creator of GROOV3 dance fitness, Benjamin Allen
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Take time just to cuddle: while lying in bed ,snuggle close and whisper words of love along touching softly…; it doesn't have to be sexual, just caressing and embracing. This closeness will make both of you feel secure and loved.
- FitPerez and Perezitos.com's Sex & Marriage expert Dr. Limor
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Incorporate "Superstar Foods" into your everyday life. They all contain secret ingredients that cause the body to burn fat. Examples include: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 apple, 1 breast of free range chicken, 2 eggs with the yolk and 1/2 cup of oatmeal.
- Author of 10 Pounds In 10 Days, Jackie Warner
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Stay balanced (even if you don't do yoga.) Build flexibility while building strength. Too much of anything is harmful. You don't want to be as flexible as Gumby, but not be strong enough to get out of a yoga pose. Nor do you want to be strong enough to lift a small elephant, but not be able to bend down and tie your shoes. Be balanced and be strong.
- Celebrity yoga instructor and founder of Sol Power Yoga, Jessica James
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Are you carrying gym "germs" everywhere on your iPod or iPhone? Most people these days use their phone or iPod in the gym to listen to music, but forget to clean the device after touching millions of germs via machines and weights! Yuck! Take some antibacterial wipes with you and give it a quick wipe down to avoid nasty bacterial buildup!
- Fitness & Lifestyle Expert Courtney Barber
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