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9 Superfood-Charged Drinks That Help With Weight Loss, Digestion, and More

Functional drinks are having a major moment. If you're not sure what we're talking about, think of these drinks as health tonics on overdrive. Made from all-natural ingredients like herbs and spices, functional beverages can help with weight loss, digestion — even inflammation.<p>While there's …

The Ultimate Arm Workout Only Takes 12 Minutes

Pump up your biceps and triceps faster than ever<p>Looking to give your biceps and triceps a beat-down fast? Try this MetaMatrix inspired from my brand-new transformation program from <i>Men’s Health</i>, METASHRED EXTREME. For the first 90 seconds, you crush through three different curl variations for as …

This breathalyzer can detect 17 different diseases

In an ideal world, a medical mystery could be solved with a device that quickly and cheaply takes a noninvasive sample and reports back with whatever condition a patient is suffering from — a real life "Star Trek" medical tricorder of sorts.<p>Perhaps more importantly, diseases could potentially be …

Multiple Sclerosis

6 Health Startups to Improve The Lives of Seniors in 2017

Millennials tend to get the lion's share of attention when startups become the topic of conversation. However, when it comes to healthcare consumption, much of the target market is actually Baby Boomers and even the few members of Generation X who have made it past the age 50 mark.<p>Because of this, …

You May Need to Rethink Medication for ADHD

Let me start by saying that the decision to give medication to a child always rests with the parent. If a parent feels uncomfortable about …

How to build a stronger core

<b>Core training is crucial to performance insists Jo McRae, trainer and author of RideStrong: Essential Conditioning For Cyclists.</b><p>Exercises you can do …

The First Female Doctor in Britain Spent 56 Years Disguised as a Man

In 1826 in a southern suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, a frail-looking doctor with red hair prepped his instruments for a highly dangerous procedure — a cesarean operation. Once Dr. James Barry, a Royal British Army surgeon who was no taller than five feet, had assessed the severity of the …

The Perfect Mini-gym for your New Year Resolutions!

You know what, swapping weight training with elastic training is such a goddamn brilliant idea, I’m kicking myself! Instead of lifting large, heavy, …

Five Cheap Fitness Apps That Are Better Than Going to the Gym

New Year's resolution time has arrived, and the gym is going to be packed more than ever.<p>Skip driving to the gym and spending $30 per workout class …

4 Simple Gymnastics Drills for Strength and Mobility

<b>Gymnastics strength training provides countless benefits to those willing to commit to the process</b>. By focusing on bodyweight progressions, athletes …

Red wine could be the cure for this common skin problem

'But, it's dermatologist's orders!'<p>We've long known the benefits of a glass of red, it can be good for the gut, and has also been proven to burn fat, …

The Easiest Mascara Trick You Haven't Heard of Yet

We know, we know: You clicked on this expecting to roll your eyes because you've already clicked on a million "mascara hack" headlines. But this one is new—and it has nothing to do with how you're positioning your wand. In fact, it's pretty much the easiest thing ever.<p>Ready for it? You just have to …

Makeup

These Will Be the Biggest Skincare Trends in 2017, According to Dermatologists

Remember when the words "hyaluronic acid" still sounded otherworldly? How about when Foreo's Luna was the buzziest new skincare device on the market? …

Why some women still get acne as adults

Why does acne still plague some women into adulthood? A new study offers some hints.<p>Researchers from Italy who looked at 500 women uncovered some …

8 Things Healthy People Do Every Day

We all know that health is a lifelong work in progress. But even though you can never check wellness off your list of resolutions—Darn it!—you can …

The Sweary Mom's Guide To Parenting

I am a lot of things — a mom, wife, friend. I’m also emotional, impatient, and empathetic. I like coffee, and I hate yoga. I’m also just a teensy bit …

I started 2016 weighing 300 pounds. How I got my weight — and my life — under control

When you’ve spent your entire life overweight, you try to convince yourself that it’s just normal. You tell yourself that it must be bad genetics, and perhaps a bad digestive system. Big bones run in the family, you say, and oh well, food is a required sustenance of life, so you might as well eat …

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

Workouts

I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

By Casey Seidenberg<p>, Contributor<p>Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all …

A Psychologist Weighs in on Instagram’s New Mental Health Feature

Social media can either be a great place to go if you’re struggling with a mental health issue, or a <i>really</i> bad one, since social media can encourage feelings and behaviors that put people at risk. Studies even show that people’s Instagram feeds are a good predictor of their mental health issues. …

The Lovely Reason Sex Gets More Satisfying As You Age

Despite what the media might have us believe, sexuality isn't just something enjoyed by young people. Many continue to have active sex lives later in …

Are you ready for shared medical appointments?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Typically, you see your doctor in brief 15-minute appointments that go by in a flash. …

Cleveland Clinic

Aging population faces challenges in aging homes

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Within the next few decades, rural areas will see more growth in the 65-and-older population …

Demographics

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

The Stress-Reducing Secret to Being More Successful

#5 is a game-changer.<p>Going faster. Multitasking. Hustling. This wildly hectic pace that we now call "normal" causes depression and anxiety - even though we don't admit it. More pragmatically, it threatens our ability to perform at our best.<p>Entrepreneurs must learn to remain calm amidst the chaos. …

Mindfulness

Why Are We So Afraid To Admit When Our Kids Are Struggling?

Like all parents, I have the most adorable child in the world. When you think about it, we all have the most adorable child in the world, which is a …

How Liquid Chlorophyll Can Improve Skin

A couple of years ago, I was reading one of those beauty sites on which some of the world's coolest women talk at length about their lives in terms of health and beauty—the products they've grown up using, the ones they've recently discovered, the routines they've come to rely on. One particular …