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Weight-loss success: 7 steps this woman took to lose half her size

At just 23 years old, Simone Pretscherer realized she was living like a recluse. She was turning down events with family and friends regularly — even casual, low-key walks or trips to the beach were no-go's for her.<p>The young Auckland, New Zealand resident should have been living it up, but she was …

The Only 4 Strength-Training Exercises You’ll Ever Need

<b>You can do these strength moves any time, at any fitness level.</b> <i>– By Jenna Bergen Southerland for Prevention</i>Photograph by Ryan HulvatI do my best to …

6 Ways to Beat the Urge to Binge-Snack

These tips will help you avoid overdoing it.<p>Snacking's clearly delicious, but it actually serves a bigger purpose in the weight-loss game. "When you snack, you're making sure your hunger is satisfied throughout the day instead of trying to use willpower to get you through to your next meal," says …

The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Workout

There are probably lots of things that you know are good for you but don’t bother doing anyway (see: flossing every day, getting eight hours of sleep …

6 Fitness Rules to Follow If You're Trying to Lose Weight

Losing weight is a process. It takes time, hard work, and yes, some sacrifices. You have to train consistently, maintain a balanced diet (and ultimately eat fewer calories), and make healthy lifestyle changes including getting enough sleep and reducing stress in your life. When you commit to losing …

WPC or WPI?: Which protein powder to choose for best results

<b>Walk down any supermarket health aisle (or god forbid, into a supplement shop) and you'll be astounded by the sheer weight of choice of protein</b> …

Nutrition

Sleep Expert reveals the 10 easy ways to banish insomnia

Want the best sleep of your life? Go to bed NAKED: Expert reveals the 10 easy ways to banish insomnia<p><b>Clinical nutritionist Shawn Stevenson has helped</b> …

9 Questions Your Doctor Wishes You'd Ask

Despite their best intentions, doctors are like the rest of us. They misconstrue, miscommunicate, and sometimes just plain mess up.<p>“It happens all …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How much money should I keep in my bank accounts?'

<i>How much should I keep in my checking and savings accounts? And where should I keep my emergency fund?</i><p>It's important to have cash available for both regular and unexpected expenses.<p>For obvious reasons, your checking and savings accounts should have enough money in them to cover these costs — but …

7 YouTube Arm Workouts for Every Day This Week

You don’t have to join an expensive CrossFit gym and get all jacked to feel good about baring your arms this summer; all it takes is a little dedication and targeted training that you can do with light weights and some easy at-home exercises (this new study on lifting weights proves it). Here’s a …

Exercise

Four ways to save without your savings account

A saving strategy that doesn’t feature a savings account might seem counterintuitive, like trying to get in shape without a gym membership. But you …

Personal Finance

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Shirataki Noodles Are Low-Carb and Gluten-Free

Shirataki noodles are an option for pasta if you are on a low-carbohydrate or gluten-free diet. While they don't mimic the exact taste and texture of …

Nutrition

How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

How to Get Motivated Every Day

<i>Answer by Evan Asano, CEO & Founder: Mediakix.com on Quora.</i><p>When I was younger, motivation was never an issue. I excelled at sports and school and …

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Memory

Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, forgetting when your children’s birthdays are, when trash day is and when your anniversary rolls around are good reasons to start improving your cognitive function skills -- but having a good memory at work is also …

The Dalai Lama's Guide to Happiness

A well-traveled Dalai Lama takes us on a journey to joy.<p>Take it from a traveler who knows: “Trust leads to happy days and happy lives.” That’s what the Dalai Lama told me when I asked him how seeing the world can lead to peace. Short answer: Travel teaches us to trust.<p>Strapping on a backpack as a …

Happiness

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

The Best Books We Read in July 2016

mWe asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, much more- there are book …

Brain Games Might Cut Alzheimer's Risk

A computerized brain training program cut the risk of dementia among healthy people by 48 percent, U.S. researchers said Sunday in reporting an analysis of the results of a 10-year study.<p>The preliminary findings, presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Toronto, are the …

The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

Simple yoga poses with pictures - Yoga Poses - YogaPoses.com ®

Therefore whatever would appear in this world as fearsome is recognised as an integral part of his own Self.2 How can it then be the source of fear? …

Top 8 Photography Tips for Beginners

Everyone loves a well-taken picture. Be it landscapes, abstract, fashion or any other object, images transcend a feeling that few things can achieve. …

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose …

High-Fiber Foods to Include in Your Cholesterol-Lowering Diet

Foods rich in soluble fiber can play an important role in your heart-healthy diet. Studies have shown that soluble fiber has a variety of health …

The cruel truth of why men lose weight easier than women

Weight loss is hard…unless you’re a guy.<p>Women cut calories, count grams of sugar, overhaul their diets, work out daily, and can still struggle to …

Weight Loss

7 ingredients you should be eating AND using as beauty products

There is no shortage of information about all-natural, organic health products and how good they are for us these days. If you’re anything like me, …

Weight Training Diet: How to Build Muscle Mass and Lose Fat

Designing any weight training diet may be one of the most important factors in achieving your body building goals. Some bodybuilders declare that a …