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40 Habits That Make You Sick and Fat

You look and feel great! But even though you’re fit and healthy right now, that doesn’t necessarily mean your daily so-called “good” habits will help …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat stomach. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.<p><b>1. Know the Formula</b> Getting flat abs isn't about starving yourself …

5 Must Dos to Strengthen Your Sense of Self and Increase Your Confidence

There are days when you feel confident and happy, and there are others when you feel as if something is missing. Those other days are the days when that "something" causes you to feel less than and uncertain of yourself. During those days you also find yourself questioning your abilities: Do you …

44 Foods That Can Turbo-Charge Your Weight Loss

*Soak these veggies in lemon juice or vinegar for two hours before eating, or steam, boil, or poach, them to reduce oxalate, a chemical that Asprey believes is linked to inflammation.<p><b>Fats</b><br>Avocado oil<br>Cacao butter (the edible form of cocoa butter)<br>Cod liver oil<br>Fish oil<br>Grass-fed animal fat (bone marrow, …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

6 Trainers' Favorite Exercises for Stronger, Sculpted Arms

Get seriously impressive guns with these six smart moves.<p>Strong arms are like a badge of honor for all the time you spend getting your fitness on. So that you can give others major arm envy, we asked six trainers for their top moves—and they brought us some seriously muscle-building ones. Try them …

Foods Good for Hair

14 Foods for GORGEOUS Healthy Hair<p>Eat these foods to have an amazing hair day <i>every</i> day<p>You know the phrase “You are what you eat”? Well, you can say the same for your hair. “Your hair very much reflects your general health, and your general health is influenced by your nutrition,” says Elizabeth …

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Two key components of the BITE method let you do it more often without upping your odds of a sidelining injury. First up: using the right intervals at the right speeds. You'll never do an all-out sprint at an incline greater than five percent since Siik says this increases the impact on your lower …

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

The Mental Trick That Will Help You Fall Asleep, Fast

<i>By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>We've all been there. You're lying in bed, exhausted, stressed and staring at the clock, counting down how much time you have left before your alarm goes off. Chances are, stress is what woke you up early in the first place and now the stress 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 …

5 Life-Saving Eating Rules For When You're on Your Period

<b>Focus on Lean Protein and Fiber</b><br>Loading up on lean protein and fiber can help your blood sugar remain stable, which will help offset your cravings, says Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., a senior dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She says this is especially important when cravings hit their peak …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

The 'Rules' I Choose to Live By

As my years are folding one into the other, I have come to the immutable fact that there really are no outside "rules" in life that really work. They are dictated and designed by someone else. So they reside exterior to my own soul. I must come to my own set of inner principles to guide my thoughts …

Positive Thinking

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that …

Procrastination