About Maggie Heath

Maggie is a journalism student/writer-from-home. She currently writes for HealthToday, Lifehack, Table Matters, and The Triangle. When she's not writing, she's running, cooking, or binge-watching TV shows in her pajamas.
4 10, 2014

6 Workout Myths Debunked

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 4th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Workout Myths Debunked

There is a lot of false information floating around out there. Buying into to workout myths will not only render your workouts less effective -- some can lead to injury! So before you start another workout, check out these 6 workout myths and make sure you're not doing something you [...]

3 10, 2014

5 Delicious Ways to Spice Up Your Morning Oatmeal

By |2020-04-06T16:37:00-05:00October 3rd, 2014|Healthy Foods|Comments Off on 5 Delicious Ways to Spice Up Your Morning Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a common breakfast food for many people, especially those trying to watch their calorie intake. Oats are low in calories and fat but high in fiber, which helps keep mid-morning hunger at bay. It can also help lower cholesterol. However, oats by themselves are pretty bland, which makes [...]

2 10, 2014

5 Things You Should Give Yourself a Break On

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 2nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 5 Things You Should Give Yourself a Break On

When you're so committed to a routine, it can be easy to be rough on yourself if you deviate from it. After all, you didn't get to where you are today by doing fill-in-the-blank thing, did you? No! Well...maybe a little. Though discipline and focus are good in all aspects [...]

1 10, 2014

4 Homemade Vegetable Chips That Are Better Than Potato Chips

By |2020-04-06T16:37:23-05:00October 1st, 2014|Healthy Foods|Comments Off on 4 Homemade Vegetable Chips That Are Better Than Potato Chips

Potato chips are undeniably tasty. But they're often high in fat and sodium and have basically no nutritional value. Add into the mix that they're incredibly addictive, meaning you're likely to eat several servings in one sitting, and you see why they might not be the best snack food to [...]

1 10, 2014

The 7 Best Activities for Rest Day

By |2020-04-06T16:02:50-05:00October 1st, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The 7 Best Activities for Rest Day

Many frequent exercisers have heard plenty about the importance of a rest day. It gives your muscles a break and helps ensure that you don't hurt yourself and that your workouts for the remaining days of the week are as beneficial as possible. However, including a rest day into many [...]

30 09, 2014

Seasonal Eating: The 6 Best Fruits and Veggies of Early Fall

By |2020-04-06T15:52:18-05:00September 30th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on Seasonal Eating: The 6 Best Fruits and Veggies of Early Fall

Although we officially transitioned into fall last week (Sept. 23), it's still that weird in-between-seasons kind of weather. It's brisk some days and warm on others. Just last weekend I wore long pants and a sweater one day, shorts and a t-shirt the next. It's all over the place. But [...]

28 09, 2014

6 Ways to Keep the Whole Family Active

By |2020-04-06T16:02:51-05:00September 28th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Keep the Whole Family Active

Children are little balls of energy, naturally. But with seemingly endless television channels, gaming devices, and social media outlets, it can be difficult to get your kids interested in being physically well. However, there are many things you can do as a family that promote physical wellness without seeming like [...]

27 09, 2014

6 Ways to Exercise When You Don’t Have Time

By |2020-04-06T15:52:19-05:00September 27th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Exercise When You Don’t Have Time

Exercise, as we all know, is good for us. It keeps us healthy and fit. However, with work, school, families, and other obligations it's hard to find time to fit a workout in as often as we'd like. Luckily, there are ways to stay in shape without hitting the gym [...]

26 09, 2014

10 Ways to Get Over the Afternoon Slump

By |2020-04-06T15:52:19-05:00September 26th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Get Over the Afternoon Slump

The afternoon slump happens to the best of us. Even when we get a good night's sleep and wake up feeling energized, when 3 pm rolls around it's all we can do to stay awake. And while taking a nap at your desk probably isn't an option, there are other [...]

25 09, 2014

The 9 Best Exercises for Expecting Mothers

By |2020-04-06T15:52:19-05:00September 25th, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on The 9 Best Exercises for Expecting Mothers

Exercise is great for pregnant women. Much like it does for everyone else, exercise reduces stress and aches, and improves the moods of expecting mothers. It's especially great for moms-to-be because it also helps prepare them for delivery, and can reduce the risk of certain medical concerns such as preeclampsia [...]

22 09, 2014

8 Ways to Combat Fall Allergies

By |2014-09-23T05:01:57-05:00September 22nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Combat Fall Allergies

Fall is great: changing leaves, apple cider, pumpkin flavored everything, chilly weather. But what's not so great about fall are the allergies that accompany the season (with hay fever being the number one culprit). While it might seem like you have to suffer through another few months of sneezing and [...]

22 09, 2014

9 Beautiful Running Trails in the U.S.

By |2014-09-23T05:02:46-05:00September 22nd, 2014|General Health & Fitness|Comments Off on 9 Beautiful Running Trails in the U.S.

Running is a great workout, and it's also a chance for many people to clear their heads. But as time goes on, the same sights on your everyday running routes can become monotonous and boring. Here are the most scenic running trails in the United States. Next time you're planning [...]