The Skinny

With: Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Supporting the WHOLE you. Bringing you the TRUTHFUL discussion to support you in becoming the healthiest, happiest, most fit version of YOU possible. Join in and let’s take the Skinny Life journey together.

The Gluten Free Craze

Research has showed us in recent years that whole grains are good for us.  So why are so many people giving up wheat, barley, soy, and rye in what appears to be an all-out war on products with gluten?  Is there good science that shows us gluten is not a good thing for our bodies…

Should I Stretch Before or After Exercising?

Do any of these lines sound familiar? You have to hold a stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce in the stretch — you’ll tear your muscle. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’ll hurt yourself. Well, they’re all wrong. But first, there’s a bigger question to answer. Do You Need to Stretch at…

How to Walk Off Weight

“Fast-paced walking, when combined with healthy eating, is hugely effective for weight loss,” says Art Weltman, PhD, director of exercise physiology at the University of Virginia. And those simple steps can have a big impact on your overall health, cutting your risk of everything from heart disease to depression. If your daily strolls haven’t made…

Top 10 Ways to Stay Hydrated

There’s no doubt about it. Water is the best way to rehydrate your body. “There’s been a real water revolution in this country,” says WebMD Weight Loss Clinic Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. “Water is non-caloric, it plumps up your skin, and it hydrates your muscles. Water is the staff of life, and now it’s…

How to Prevent Exercise Injuries

You’re going for your favorite run when your feet start to hurt. Or you hear about a soccer star who’s benched for the season after hearing a loud pop in their knee. Or you know someone who played football and now has nagging aches in their hip. Over and over again, sports medicine doctors see…

If You Want to Lose Weight, Don’t Eat Out

This article originally appeared on Time.com Restaurants are the number-one place to sabotage your diet, according to new research that will surprise no one who’s ever tried to lose weight while eating out. The year-long study, which was presented at a recent meeting of the American Heart Association, offers insight into tempting foods and the…

How to Relieve Stress

Feeling stressed? Relaxation techniques are an incredible way to help reduce and manage stress. Relaxation isn’t just about peace of mind, breathing everything out, doing yoga, and just letting it go. Relaxation is a process that decreases the effects of stress on your mind and body. Relaxation techniques can help you cope with everyday stress…

Spring Time Fitness Tips

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and Spring is officially here. Spring brings in a feeling of buoyancy as it symbolizes new growth and new beginnings.  While we start to shed some of our heavier clothes it’s a good time to deliberately shed some of the unhealthy winter habits we may have acquired.…