Author: Melissa Zimmerman

Melissa Zimmerman is a freelance writer specializing in health and nutrition writing. A California native living in Central Oregon, Melissa enjoys the outdoor adventures and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. When she is not kayaking on the river, you can find her in a yoga studio or practicing asanas outdoors. Melissa is a big believer in the power of yoga and healthy food to radically improve anyone’s quality of life.

6 Bad Post-Workout Habits That Are Ruining Your Progress

Don't undo all your hard work with these post-gym blunders.

10 Healthy, Tasty Trail Mix Recipes To Make Yourself

Make the perfect Paleo, vegan, or low-calorie trail mix at home.

Need Cheese? 5 Healthyish Versions Of Your Favourite Cheesy Foods

Can't live without cheese? We got you.

Top 9 Foods To Banish Bloating

Banish bloat with these belly-flattening foods.

How To Make The Perfect Boiled Egg, Every Time

The perfect egg, every time.

Top 10 Heart-Healthy Foods To Eat Every Day

It’s time to show your heart some love.

10 Easy Food Hacks To Make Your Meals More Nutritious

Ramp up the nutrition in the healthy foods you're already eating — with no extra effort.

8 Healthy And Delicious Chicken Recipes

Winner winner, chicken dinner (or lunch!).

10 Surprisingly High Sodium Foods To Avoid

Some of these are sneaky.

Quick And Easy Breakfast Ideas For Busy People

Too busy for breakfast? Not anymore.

10 Skinny Ingredients To Add To Your Next Smoothie

Stock your fridge and pantry with these good-for-you ingredients.

5 Squat Variations You Need To Try

Squats are the perfect staple exercise, and they make your body look pretty amazing.

The 10 Worst Food Ingredients You Should Never Eat

The single most important thing you can do for your health is be an informed, label-reading consumer.

How To Make Your Own Fat-Burning Detox Water

Supercharge your water with ingredients you already have in your fridge.

Is A Vitamin Deficiency Making You Fat?

There may be a link between obesity and vitamin deficiency.