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Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

<b>Glucose</b><p>It seeps through the walls of your small intestine, triggering your pancreas to secrete insulin, a hormone that grabs glucose from your blood and delivers it to your cells to be used as energy.<br>• But many sweet treats are loaded with so much glucose that it floods your body, lending you a quick …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

<b>You Ditched Dairy</b><br>Muscle is essential for keeping your metabolism humming, and women who consumed three to seven servings of dairy per day lost more fat and gained more muscle mass than women who downed less, according to research from McMaster University. Check out these 10 portable protein-packed …

6 Things You’ll Have to Give Up if You Want to Lose Weight FOR GOOD

<i>Find out how almonds can help you lose weight:</i><p><b>Skimping on Sleep</b><p>If you’ve ever felt bleary-eyed at your desk and inhaled an entire croissant without even paying any attention to what you were doing, you know that your sleep affects your eating habits. “Sleep loss is the number-one culprit that can …

8 Habits That Help You Live LONGER

Make these a part of your life now so you can reap the benefits for decades to come.<p>An American woman born today is expected to live to 81.2 years of age, which is longer than ever before. But there are a few little tweaks you can make to extend that time even further. The best part? They involve …

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>Shutterstock<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and …

10 Things You Never Knew About Your Face Cleanser

<b>Timing Is Everything</b><br>Many people are very quick with their cleanser, says Kim Grustas, founder of Good For You Girls Natural Skincare. You have to slow down and allow the cleanser to work into the skin to break up the oils and sebum. The cleanser “lifts” dirt out of pores but only if you allow it …

Skin Care

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

Nutrition

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you …

6 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you're trying to slim down or shape up, hitting the sack is just as important as sweating at the gym. These six reasons are your best excuses to hit the snooze button and get more sleep.<p><b>It Stops Late-Night Snacking</b><br>The longer you’re awake, the more likely you are to consume calories you don’t …