Lauren Houghton

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This Woman Didn't Know She Was Pregnant…for the Last 50 YEARS

An ob-gyn weighs in on how this is even possible.<p>It sounds crazy, but occasionally some women can be pregnant and not even know it. It’s happened enough that TLC has released two shows about it —<i>I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant</i> and <i>I Still Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant</i>.<p>But this news is insane, even among …

Pregnancy

15 Ways to Get Rid of Cravings in 15 Minutes or Less

What to do when a candy bar is calling your name...

Nutrition

How to Make Shaved Legs Last Longer

Because shaving can be the worst.<p><i>This article was written by Michelle Grossman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>We all know how tedious shaving our legs can be—one second they’re smooth, and the next, stubble is already popping back up. For most of us, shaving is a struggle and not …

Skin Care

The Food Swaps I Made to Lose Over 90 Pounds and Feel Healthier Than Ever

Tara LaJevic tried to avoid the scale and mirrors for as long as she could, but one day she'd had enough.<p><b>Before:</b> 240<p><b>After:</b> 148<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>Most of my adult life, I've weighed somewhere around 170 pounds. For someone who is 5'9", that's not the ideal weight, but I felt okay about myself. For the …

Fitness

Meet the 'Burn and Firm' Trainer Who Will Help You Incinerate Calories

Christine Bullock is one of our five Next Fitness Star competition finalists.<p><i>Voting is now open for our Next Fitness Star competition, and the search for the fittest female personal trainer is heating up! Check out the finalists' bios and videos all this week on WomensHealthMag.com, and head over</i> …

Workouts

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

Healthy Eating

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

Workouts

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Workouts

5 No-Gym Tricks for a Flat Belly

Well, here’s the great news: You can get a lot closer to ripped, cut and shredded without actually going through the agony of spending hours in the …

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue bothers you. Anxiety can also …

Bicycling the Great River State Trail

Crossing the Black River on The Great River State Trail in Termpealeau WI<b><br>The Great River State Trail is a bicycle trail that follows an abandoned</b> …

The Simple Trick to Take 85 Seconds Off Your 5K Time

All you need is some ice, and a will to endure the cold<p>If you log hours on the road and track so you can slash a handful of seconds off of your race times, there's a simpler way.<p>Researchers in the U.K. recently discovered that the secret to speed is to treat your legs like you treat your favorite …

Hacking

The 10-Minute Ab Workout That Anyone Can Do

This is not your standard core routine<p>People love to prove that they can hold a plank for a really long time. In fact, the plank record is more than five hours, set just last week.<p>This is incredibly impressive, but most fitness experts agree that holding a plank beyond a minute or two does no good. …

Workouts

Kelly Ripa’s Alkaline Diet ‘Go To’ Cleanse Spurs 14-Pound Weight Loss In 7 Days

Kelly Ripa praised the anti-aging health and weight loss benefits of an alkaline diet. (Shape/Fitness)<p><b>Kelly Ripa</b> said her smoking-hot bikini body at …

9 Surprising Foods with More Sugar Than a Doughnut

A major new report by Credit Suisse Research Institute explores the impact of sugar and sweeteners on humans’ diets, with some shocking revelations …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

The One Workout That Absolutely Destroys Belly Fat

We’ve been saying it for over 5 years now, and new research studies continues to confirm it:<p>Crunches, balance boards, yoga for your core — you could …

The 6-Move Countdown Challenge

Test your strength, power, and fitness with the descending ladder<p>You’ve probably done a workout ladder before. There’s the ascending version—in which the number of reps go up every round—or the descending version—in which the number of reps go down.<p>Usually, the descending ladder is easier . . . …

Workouts

Lagree Fitness: Kim Kardashian's and Sofia Vergara's Pilates Workout

There's a workout craze sweeping America—and while you might not have known it existed, celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, and even First Lady Michelle Obama have been onto it for years now. It's called Lagree Fitness, or as many like to call it: <b>Pilates on steroids.</b><p>Here's how it's …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

What You Need to Eat to Get Faster and Go Longer

A guide to carbs, protein, and hydration for athletes who need fuel for the long haul<p>The more we know about nutrition, the more confused we get. It’s natural to assume that if a diet is good for one thing, it must be good for everything.<p>Thus, a healthy diet—however you define “healthy”—should also …

Nutrition

The 10 Rules of Weight Loss You Should Always Follow

There's no magic bullet or secret pill — sustainable weight loss does not happen overnight. If want to take off weight and keep it off for good, some major healthy lifestyle changes need to occur in order for your results to last. Here are the 10 rules to live by every day.<p>1. Thou Shalt Eat …

Fitness

There's New Evidence for an Alternate Theory of the Origin of Life

How the building blocks of life helped build each other.<p>Four billion years ago, primordial Earth was a hellish wasteland, and life as we know it didn't exist. But scattered across a radiation soaked, asteroid-pummeled planet, steaming cauldrons of cosmic chemicals were busy cooking up life's …

Eliminate Excuses and Boost Your Metabolism With This 15-Minute Workout

Yeah, you’re busy, but you still have time for this killer sweat session<p>Ah, vacay—the time for poolside margaritas, not treadmill slogs in musty hotel gyms. But sneaking in exercise while you're away is crucial to staying on your game. (Skip it and it'll be <i>that</i> much harder to get back on the …

Workouts

Delayed motherhood has often been ascribed to sociological factors, but new findings show a genetic component, which also links to number of children<p>Women are starting families later in life despite an apparently stronger genetic drive to have children when they are younger, according to Oxford …

Genetics

Drone catches cheating students in 'world's toughest exam'

If students want to cheat their way through one of China's most difficult exams, they'll now need to thwart a patrolling drone. The National Higher Education Entrance Exam, known as "gaokao," is held each year and determines whether youngsters will get into the top universities. It's been described …

Drones

If A Tree Falls In The Forest, Does It Make A Sound? Science Has The Answer (And It's Surprising)

<b>Why Is This Important?</b><p>Because the Universe really does revolve around us.<p><b>Long Story Short</b><p>A new experiment by Australian scientists has indicated that the Universe doesn’t exist when we stop looking at it. This backs up the famous and bizarre physics theory that quantum objects — the smallest …

Quantum Physics