Diane Fortier

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7 Surprising Health Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men

There are some diseases and conditions that only affect women, and others that most of us immediately, if not exclusively, associate with them, like breast cancer (although men can get it, too) and eating disorders (same thing).<p>But there are also a slew of health problems are far less likely to be …

30 Healthy Choices to Make Before 30

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30<p>See how many you can check off so far<p>Make healthy behaviors a habit while you're still young, and you're more likely to hold onto them throughout your life. To that end, here are 30 health choices every woman needs to make by time she reaches the big …

English Bulldog Puppy Loves Rolling Down Hills

Why bother with chew toys when there are perfectly good hills to roll down?<p>That seems to be the mentality of this English bulldog puppy, named Sophie, who has come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life -- namely, rolling down hills.<p>Sophie's owner says the first time the pup tucked and tumbled …

Getting To The Bottom Of Baby Carrot Lies (WATCH)

We're just going to come right out and say it: what you know as baby carrots are not, in fact, baby carrots. They're just thin carrots that have been cut in half.<p>There, now you know. Sorry to lift the veil of cuteness off your eyes, but it had to be done. No longer can the carrot industry trick us …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

Obsessed with Coffee?

16 Signs You're Obsessed with Coffee<p>Beside the fact that you're already on your third cup of the day...<p>You love it, you want it, you need it. But are you an average Joe when it comes to your daily java habit, or are you a true coffee fiend? Look for these signs to find out.

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

<b>Baked Potato</b><br>Another stealth source of protein? Potatoes! A medium-sized one contains three grams. Need some fun topping ideas? Make these spinach- and goat cheese-stuffed baked potatoes.<p><b>Broccoli</b><br>Broccoli's not just filled with fiber (2.6 grams per half cup)—it's also a great source of protein, with …

The Best Diet for Weight Loss

Before there was the Paleo diet, there were tapeworms and sleeping diets. See these and other trendy diets throughout history.<p>But while Paleo made the biggest dent in the dieters' poundage, each healthy-eating strategy had its merits. For instance, veganism, which came in a close second with an …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

The Worst "Healthy" Snacks for Weight Loss

<b>A Smoothie</b><br>Once you blend in milk or yogurt, plus bananas, strawberries, or other calorie-dense fruits and fruit juices, you're talking 300-400 calories—and that's before you add in protein powder, peanut butter, or seeds and nuts, says Clark. Don't forget how fast liquid calories go down, …

Feel Like You Can't Eat Healthy Because You're Crazy-Busy? How Three Real Women Do It

<b>Brittany Weiss, founder/jewelry designer at</b> <b>W. BRITT</b><p><i>As a child, New Yorker Brittany Weiss was always fascinated with the mechanics of how objects interacted with each other—so she used that curiosity to create her debut jewelry collection, seeking a balance between industrial edge and classic</i> …

Is It Better to Have One Daily Treat or an Entire Cheat Day While Dieting?

<b>The answer:</b> If you have a craving for something that's not on your healthy-eating plan, satisfy it, then get on with your day—rather than dedicating an entire 24-hour period to indulgence.<p>"I would say it's better to have one cheat per day and not an entire day of cheating or eating what I call …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

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Quick Breakfast Ideas That Are Actually Healthy

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy<p>Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru<p>If your idea of a grab-and-go breakfast is a bowl of cereal or a granola bar, prepare to have your mind blown. You can make a pretty impressive morning meal that’s actually good for you in five …

I limit fruit to save calories. Which are the healthiest?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I limit fruit to save calories. Which are the healthiest types I should eat? How often?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>If you're trying to lose weight – or hold your weight steady – you can't eat all the fruit you want despite how nutritious it is. Neither can people with prediabetes or diabetes trying to …