Shereen Sandiford

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Can You Target Certain Body Parts for Weight Loss?

<b>The answer:</b> Sadly, you can't decide you want to drop pounds around just your waist or create a gap between your thighs. "Lots of studies have looked at that, and you can’t target loss of fat from specific places," says Hill. In general, when women put on weight it's mostly in their hips and lower …

Cutting Calories, High-Protein Foods More Effective Than Crash Dieting For Weight Loss

<i>By Natalie San Luis</i><p>With all the weight loss supplements, advice books, and fad diets out there, it's hard to know what weight loss advice is based on facts. A recent article looked at several medical studies to see what works the best.<p>The researcher looked at clinical trials and reviews of trials …

7 Sleep Experts Share What They Do When They Can't Doze Off

Use their secrets to score more shuteye, stat.<p>When it comes to catching more Zzz’s, you know the drill: Nix late-night caffeine, turn your bedroom into an oasis, and ban all electronics at least an hour before bed. Yet instead of snoozing, here you are once again, counting your ceiling tiles (there …

Reducing Belly Fat, Phosphorus Levels Could Reduce Kidney Disease Risk

To cut risk for kidney disease, you might want to trim your belly fat and cut back on processed foods, a new American Journal of Kidney Disease study suggests.<p>Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found that people who cut their belly fat and excreted low levels of phosphorus in their urine had …

How to Get Gorgeous Eyebrows

Defined eyebrows look super polished and they give your face an instant lift. Watch <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia show you how to get the look in no time flat.

Weight Maintenance and Weight Loss: How Should Your Strategies for Each Be Different?

<b>The answer</b>: Actually, your game plan for losing weight should be totally different from your game plan for keeping it off. When you're in weight-loss mode, it's a temporary situation primarily driven by food restriction (which is why it's so much easier to lose weight through diet than exercise). …

Weekend Challenge: Single-Leg Hip Raise

Your lower body will feel the burn!<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve</i> …

Poverty 'linked to breast cancer deaths'

<b>Hundreds of women from the poorest backgrounds in England are dying needlessly of breast cancer, according to researchers.</b><p>Data presented at the National Cancer Research Institute conference showed poverty was linked to 450 breast cancer deaths a year.<p>Catching the tumour late is thought to be a …

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Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

How to Wash Your Face: 10 Face-Washing Mistakes

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes<p>Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, …