Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/30/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Your High-Protein, Low-Cal Snack Ideas
Having a snack attack? High-protein choices are the best for refueling your body and giving you energy, especially before an evening workout. Here are 9 snack ideas you can try.

What are the best breakfasts to tide me over until it’s time for lunch?
Do you get hungry midmorning? Breakfasts with protein and fiber satisfy the longest. Here are 4 breakfast ideas to try.

Bad habits: Poor diet, smoking, drinking, sloth can age you 12 years
Four common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.

Schedule Your Life: the Best Time of Day to Schedule Anything
When it comes to good timing, all hours are not created equal. Here’s your cheat sheet for when to pencil everything in from a workout to a root canal.

What women eat may affect kids, grandkids
Eating poorly during pregnancy can increase your children’s and your grandchildren’s risk of cancer, even if they themselves eat healthily, a new study on rats suggests.

6 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn’t Working
Ever logged countless hours at the gym and still the scale won’t budge? Here are six easy-to-miss factors that may be preventing you from seeing results.

Senate and House pass anti-bullying bill
A landmark anti-bullying bill now heads to the governor’s desk after unanimous approval in both the Senate and House this afternoon.

Is there a science to happiness?
Authors Ian Smith and Gretchen Rubin discuss key elements, like genetics, diet and rest, that factor in to how cheerful you are.

Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate
You can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain — if you add “smart” foods and beverages to your diet.

Skin Cancer Fact: 1 in 5 People Can Get It!
A new survey polling 2000 Americans and 200 derms shows just how negligent we can be when it comes to taking care of our skin.