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@jsheehyphotography That's great to hear! Congrats, and glad you enjoyed the article.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 67 Science-Backed Ways to Lose Weight
@AngelaLight Hey Angela! Right there with you with the nervousness. Glad to hear that your gloves don't seem to be a bother. If I pick up kettlebells again, I may invest in a pair. Keep up the good work!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on We Did It: KettleX
@Staleek Thanks, Staleek! Lorna also suggested chalk. Hopefully one or the other would combat sweaty palms :)
3 months ago on We Did It: KettleX
@SummerPerkins Hi Summer! We understand where you're coming from because the health and fitness space can be full of varying attitudes about weight loss. At Greatist we are passionate about leading healthy lives, and that is our main concern. Having a healthy body weight is important, though we understand losing weight is not always the key to healthier living. For those who are looking to shed a few pounds, which is a personal choice, we're just trying to offer up some useful, study-backed info.
3 months ago on 67 Science-Backed Ways to Lose Weight
@stormagnet Hi, thanks for commenting! We completely understand your confusion. The opening of the article we linked to in that tip says that the exact marker of 21 days is a myth based on a book that came out in 1960. But, other research referenced in the article suggests that it may take anywhere from 18-254 days to form a habit. We've tweaked the wording in our article to make this a little more clear. Thank you for your help!
@mfickler Controlling portion sizes is definitely controversial when it comes to the law, and it might not be the best method for everyone — but we hope that by seeing the range of options here, people will find a few that work for them! Sure if we all ate junk food, it would still be junk food no matter what the portion size, but we hope our readers will utilize previous tips that explain healthy eating choices.
@Fisherman56 Thank you for the suggestions to include them in salads, soups, and sandwiches! While there are different varieties of chives (onion, garlic), there are also many varieties of other herbs we included. We chose to stick to the most common choices. Hope that helps!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Herbs
@Clarebear0502 Sure! Let us know which you choose :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on 14 Tips for Healthier Pies (and Our Favorite Recipes)
@WholeisticFit Hey, thank you so much for bringing all of these excellent, thought out points to our attention. The original research we used did not fully cover the entire study. We personally touched base with the research team and to avoid any further miscommunications, we've decided to remove the story. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this story. We always strive to get the most accurate information out there, and chose to pull this article because we believe our readers deserve the best!
4 months, 1 week ago on Freaky Fructose: Study Says It May Mess With Hunger Cues
Hey, thank you so much for bringing all of these excellent, thought out points to our attention. The original research we used did not fully cover the entire study. We personally touched base with the research team and to avoid any further miscommunications, we've decided to remove the story. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this story. We always strive to get the most accurate information out there, and chose to pull this article because we believe our readers deserve the best!
Sorry for the inconsistencies! We wanted to cover this news as soon as it came out, but weren't able to see the FULL study that day. We are working hard to retrieve all the accurate information necessary, and update the post when we do!
@LisaEirene So true that alcohol can calories can add up (not to mention do a toll on our bodies) so it may be worthwhile to take a break sometimes. And doing it for a good cause is an extra bonus! Thanks for sharing, Lisa!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on 8 Convincing Stats to Lose the Booze in January (and Fight Cancer)
@txa1265 of course! Thanks for reading :)
5 months ago on Real Versus Fake: Which Christmas Tree is Healthier?
@txa1265 Totally true! It's possible that christmas trees can be home to microscopic mold spores that may trigger allergy symptoms (like sneezing, watery eyes and an itchy nose). Artificial trees can also trigger allergic reactions, especially if they've been stored improperly and full of dust. Some of the materials used to make artificial trees might cause irritation, too. Check out more info on the topic here: http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/New/Pages/avoiding-holiday-asthma-allergy-triggers.aspx. But if a not-so-real tree allows the family to enjoy the holidays even more, than it makes perfect sense to have one!
@ultimateposeur Thank you for the kind words! No offense taken, and we really do appreciate feedback. The aim was certainly to introduce these movements to beginners (mostly), and serve as a starting point for the bodyweight squat and its weighted variations.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Do the Perfect Squat
@ultimateposeur Hi there! So sorry for the comment being deleted (it wasn't purposefully removed on our end). We're checking into our commenting system to see if we can retrieve it. Thanks for checking in!
@ultimateposeur While each version of the squat has its own idiosyncrasies, many basic cues remain the same. Developing solid form on the bodyweight squat is a great progression to achieve good form on the more advanced, weighted version. Human physiology dictates every person's motion patterns will be slightly different for these movements. Other great cues that can be applied across forms — again, as cues, not necessarily universal truths but rather things to keep in mind while performing the movement that can help correct form issues — include chest up, knees out, etc. Thank you for the thoughtful comments. Great to have insight from as many people as possible as not the same cues work for everyone!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Do the Perfect Squat
We've tried those too, Anita! For our spicy roasted version (http://greatist.com/health/recipe-spicy-roasted-chickpeas/) we added cayenne for extra flavor. Thank you for the extra crunchy snack suggestion :)
6 months ago on 16 Healthier Ways to Make Chips
@AdrianSnare Hi Adrian, awesome question! The Vita-Mix can handle ice and frozen fruit well, while other cheapo blenders might die out pretty quickly. Make sure to read reviews online before purchasing one!
6 months ago on 54 Healthy Smoothies for Any Occasion
@jillwillrun Hi Jill! We agree the music isn't the most appropriate for a 9-year-old, but the original video (that Sam's dad uploaded) was removed from YouTube last Friday. We still really wanted to share the awesome video, so we subbed this version in!
6 months, 1 week ago on Domination on the Football Field (By a 9-Year-Old Girl)