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How to finally quit skipping the gym

Maybe you had a rough day at the office and rather than go to the gym, you go home, kick your feet up and relax. Here's how to avoid skipping your workouts.

Posted: April 20, 2015
Tips to manage stress, quit procrastinating

In many ways, it’s the daily stressors – those seemingly small events – that get to us in the biggest way.

Posted: April 17, 2015
How to separate the good-for-you granola from the rest

If you’ve been down the cereal aisle lately, you’ve seen the great variety of granola choices that are available.

Posted: April 15, 2015
11 tips to feed healthy foods to your picky eater

Feeding a toddler can be quite an adventure. Between the ages of 2 and 5, you are never quite sure what will happen.

Posted: April 14, 2015
6 dietitian-recommended food trends

Trying new foods isn’t easy.

Posted: April 10, 2015
I want my kids to learn about sex but not on the playground, Omaha mom says

Do I want them to approach sex with fear, confusion or shame? Or to have the skills to form healthy relationships and to protect themselves from STIs and unintended pregnancy?

Updated: April 10, 2015 - 11:22 am
How Mr. Dhimmis the cat helps Omaha woman cope with cancer

Pets are such an important part of our lives. They don’t judge us, give us unwanted advice or criticize; all they do is love us.

Updated: April 10, 2015 - 12:12 pm
What to expect when it comes to having sex after giving birth

Let’s face it, a lot of stuff is going on down there after baby is born.

Updated: April 09, 2015 - 10:02 am
6 tips to sneak more water into your daily diet, stay hydrated

Water helps regulate body temperature, cushions the joints, protects the spinal cord and other sensitive tissues, helps muscles work efficiently, and gets rid of waste.

Posted: April 07, 2015
How to measure your progress without stepping on the scale

When the scale doesn't budge or the weight goes up it often leads to frustration or disappointment. Try these ideas to track your progress instead.

Posted: April 06, 2015
If you think you can text and drive safely, you're wrong: Tips to avoid distracted driving

If you think you can text and drive safely, think again.

Posted: April 03, 2015
How to make this the year you don't suffer from allergies

You're happy springtime is here, but you’re also dreading the runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing that comes with it.

Posted: April 02, 2015
How much sugar is OK to eat? Omaha dietitian weighs in

When too much sugar is in the body at the wrong times and from the wrong sources, it can be detrimental to a lot of body systems.

Updated: April 01, 2015 - 3:52 pm
Omaha athlete fails during worldwide competition, shares tip to overcome fitness flubs

There is no doubt that enduring setbacks teaches you a thing or two about bouncing back when something doesn’t go your way.

Updated: March 31, 2015 - 11:29 am
How hypnosis helped an Omaha woman quit her addiction to pop

My obsession with the chemical-laced drink wasn't just a casual can or two during the afternoon slump. It had a multiple Big-Gulp-a-day hold on me.

Updated: March 30, 2015 - 1:04 pm
Feeling anxious or depressed? What to tell your doc

It’s not always easy to know when or even how to ask for help if there are concerns about mental health issues.

Posted: March 27, 2015
Why cross-training is a must if you're bored at the gym, doing the same workout or hurt

Do you only run? Are you always at a yoga class? Do you love weight lifting?

Posted: March 26, 2015
The best foods for glowing skin

To care for your skin and get it ready for summer, there are a few science-based solutions that never fail.

Updated: March 25, 2015 - 10:02 am
How to introduce new foods to kids, look for allergies

Over the past seven years, the way we introduce peanuts to infants has really changed.

Posted: March 25, 2015
What's causing your weight gain?

Weight and metabolism fluctuate during our lives, but there are certain points when weight seems to fluctuate more often.

Posted: March 19, 2015
How poop ruined an Omaha woman's race

What you eat and drink could make or break your race.

Posted: March 11, 2015
5 processed foods to keep on your grocery list

Turns out, we don’t have to eliminate all processed foods from our diets!

Posted: March 11, 2015
Pro athlete from Omaha embraces her 'bulging muscles' over thigh gap, thinks you should too

"I'm not the only one embracing a more active lifestyle and muscular body type," Stacie Tovar says.

Posted: February 26, 2015
Why planning your meals is key to weight loss

It's easy for New Year’s resolutions to fade a little. If your motivation is waning, it might be time to go back to the basics. Keeping a food journal is a great way to give yourself a little kick in the rear, and stay accountable.

Posted: February 11, 2015
'50 Shades of Grey' have you curious about bondage? 5 toys to spice up your sex life

Who wants a little “50 Shades of Grey” in their sex lives this Valentine’s Day?

Posted: February 10, 2015

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