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Fitness Shape | Women's Health

Getty Images<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at now—and how …

This Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped by Dozens of Experts to be 'Beautiful'—and the Results Are Fascinating

You can check out Honig's Web site for all of the photos she's collected so far, but here's a sneak peek of what you'll find.<p>Here's her un-Photoshopped before picture:<p>Now take a look at what experts (and some clearly amateurs) from other countries did to the …

Why You Will Never Find Happiness

Happiness is the one thing we all want most in this life, the one thing most of us will spend a good deal of our time searching for. In fact, I'm willing to bet that you are looking for happiness right now. If so, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you're never going to find it.<p>The fact …

3 Predictors of Whether You Will Win the Battle Against the Underrecovery Monster

Recovery is your ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity.<p><i>I'll say that again.</i><p>Recovery is your ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity.<p>This means that if you walk into your workout and you can't achieve a marked improvement in how much you can lift or …

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being a Doctor

In September of 2013, I noticed a lump on the side of my neck that I had been watching for six months was growing. After going through the differential diagnosis in my head, seeing two physicians, and getting a biopsy... Ding! Ding! Ding! I had cancer. Stage 2A Hodgkin's lymphoma. The journey from …

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Gluten-Free Diet Reduces Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Mice

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/15/2014 09:01 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Exposure to a gluten-free diet prenatally or very early in life — in the womb or through a mother's milk — may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, at least in mice, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, researchers used …

Women waiting longer to have their first child

More women over 35 are giving birth for the first time, according to a government study released Friday. The report, issued by the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at data compiled over the past four decades.<p>Among the findings:<p>In 2012, …

Short Bouts Of Intense Exercise May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels

By: Martta Kelly, Contributing Writer<p>Published: 05/08/2014 06:45 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Doing short bursts of intense exercise before meals may help control blood sugar levels in some people, according to a small new study.<p>People in the study who did several 1-minute bursts of intense exercise 30 …

Your Favorite Body Wash Might Be Banned Soon

Big brands such as Unilever, Proctor and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, and Johnson & Johnson have all recently agreed to phase out the plastic particles and replace them with natural ingredients such as sea salt and walnut shells, according to the proposed bill.<p>But until the beads are phased out …

Fed Up : Sugar and the Thing About Skinny-Fat People, Even You Model Types

Skinny might just be the new fat, according to Katie Couric, the executive producer on Stephanie Soechtig's new health documentary <i>Fed Up</i>. Together they take an elaborate look at sugar, one the better-known causes of the American obesity epidemic, and finally offer something new to the conversation: …

15 Myths and Facts About Cellulite

Got cellulite? You’re not alone: The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives, even women who are otherwise …

Be Careful of Your Thoughts: They Control Your Destiny

Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your …