7 tips to create a healthy sleep routine (1/7)

The first step toward a good night's sleep is establishing a healthy pre-bedtime routine. Here's how to create an environment that will allow your mind and body to relax and ease into a sleepy state

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1. Unwind early

If you know you need to get to bed by 10 p.m. it won’t do your sleep efforts any good to be moving at high speed until 9:55. Shut down the television, computer, video games or other high-stimulus activities at least 30, and ideally 60, minutes before sleep. Allow your mind to shift gears from work mode to sleep mode.

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Moroccan lamb and couscous salad

Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb is a good source of protein, as well as B vitamins, iron and zinc.

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Lose weight the healthy way

Trying to get to your healthiest weight? Reach your goals with this collection of articles, recipes and inspiring stories from other women

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Bacon Double-Cheeseburger Pizza

When a Steven and Chris viewer challenged me to create a healthy pizza, I wanted to make one that tasted like junk food but was actually good for you. Lots of pizza joints have bacon double-cheeseburger pizza, so that was the perfect choice! I cut some of the fat in the beef by swapping half of it for cremini mushrooms and using my mom’s burger-enhancing secret ingredient, Worcestershire sauce, along with steak spice to amp up the beefy goodness. The Greek yogurt’mustard sauce brings the whole dish together. The result? The S&C crew gobbling it up faster than I’ve ever seen, and everyone exclaiming that it tasted like a fast-food burger, but better! Mission accomplished.

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Fitness trend: Marathon running

Running marathons isn’t just for seasoned athletes. Anyone can learn to run and try this fitness trend. For one mother and daughter, it’s not only a way to stay in shape, but also a way to stay connected to each other.