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Want to live longer and better? Do strength training

Regular physical activity promotes general good health, reduces the risk of developing many diseases, and helps you live a longer and healthier life. …

12 Amazing Things Will Happen When You Stop Drinking Soft Drinks

Niole Nemeth<p>Writer Read full profile<p>Soft drinks have been around for decades. They’re a staple drink at parties, restaurants, and in many homes. …

Diabetes

10 Metabolism Boosters, Ranked According to Effectiveness

From meh to calorie-burning magic.<p>When you're struggling to drop pounds, you might consider trying just about anything to torch extra calories. And while there are a few clutch ways to speed up your fat and calorie burn, some are definitely better than others. To find out which metabolism-boosting …

Pay Attention—This Is How a Nutritionist 'Detoxes'

The RIGHT way to get back on track after your diet goes off the rails<p><i>This article was written by Michele Foley and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Without the monotony of the workweek to help keep you in check, it's easy to veer away from a healthy routine during the weekend. …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

6 Healthy Foods That Naturally Suppress Your Appetite

No diet pills required.<p><i>This article was written by Julie Upton, R.D., of Appetite for Health and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Feel like you need some help with hunger management? You're not alone. Most of my clients who struggle with weight loss or maintenance also struggle with …

11 Lazy Ways to Burn More Calories

You can't give it your all every day...right?

7 Ways To Avoid 7 Common Chronic Diseases

In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live much longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you can potentially live another 20 years. That's the good news. The bad news is that those living another two decades after that age will likely live with at least one chronic …

Wellness

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

The 6 biggest health mistakes women make in their 30s

For many women, turning 30 marks the real beginning of adulthood. You’re established in a career, and maybe in a relationship. You might be thinking about starting a family. You feel pretty good about yourself, and all the health indiscretions of your 20s — remember those all-night parties and how …

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need to Finally Score Some Abs

Six-pack, here you come!<p>As a personal trainer, the question I get asked more than any other is: “What’s the best exercise to get a six-pack?” I’ve worked with many women who were super lean and fit but still had a noticeable pooch. There are a lot of factors at play that all have to come together …

How to Look Better Naked

For as much as we all want to look amazing in our wedding dress — we want to look just as hot once that gown comes off, right? Luckily, the right combo of nutrition and exercise can get you there. New York City trainer and co-founder of ModelFIT, Justin Gelband shares his secrets for looking …

4 Daily Actions That May Keep Cancer Away

Not all cancers are the same. Most people don't realize that there are at least 14 types of breast cancer alone. It's bad enough to receive a cancer diagnosis, but just wading through the conflicting information that is out there can add more stress. It's like a huge puzzle with thousands of …

Which Source of Protein Is Right for You?

Protein is most likely not a foreign term to you. We hear about it a lot. It is one of three macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and fat) that are the basic and essential components of every diet. Eating enough of the right protein is very important to your health. It keeps you satisfied for …

Nutrition

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Foods That Help You Stay Full Longer

<i>By Laurel Leicht , Glamour</i><p>When you're out to eat, ordering a vegetable soup is a way healthier move than reaching into the bread basket. But it's not just about the calories you'll save. Hot liquids can also help you feel more full, so you'll actually eat less by the time your entrée comes. Since …

Nutrition

Want To Lose Weight? Don't Focus On Exercise

I have <i>that</i> friend, and you probably do too. We watch them slog through miserable aerobics classes or glide halfheartedly on the elliptical machine …

Weight Loss

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

Muscle

Your 3-Minute Butt Burner

No time to fit a workout into your busy, over-scheduled life? No problem. This tush-toning, three-move workout takes just three minutes. Complete this three times a day, whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Single-Leg Forward Reach<p>Stand with all your weight on your left foot, abs engaged and …

Workouts You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less That Are Actually Effective

We've got awesome moves for when you have very little time to exercise.<p>Best news ever: Even quickie workouts have plenty of benefits. (Science says so!) Knock out one—or all—of these drills faster than you can think of an excuse not to.<p><b>RELATED:</b> This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn …

Our 15 Favorite Upper-Body Exercises

Assisted Chin Up<p>Chin-ups are one of the most efficient upper-body exercises you can do, targeting your back, chest, arms, and shoulders. Use an …

The Move That Will Bring Sexy Back…to Your Back

Break out the backless dresses!<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Swiss-ball Y Raise:</b> Maybe it’s been a while since you worked the …

10 Tips That'll Help You FINALLY Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

Going, going, gone.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>A big weight-loss journey requires consistency, determination, and commitment. However, many of our readers have noted that those last 10 pounds are some of the hardest to take off. If …

The Best Protein You Can Eat, According To Nutritionists

Don’t just settle for any old protein.<p>Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It's where …

15 Things You Should Know Before Trying To Get Shredded Abs

Here's everything the infomercials won't tell you.<p>Everyone has their own unique goals for their health, wellness, and body. Some of those goals might have to do with body composition (whether for health or aesthetics). Not everyone cares about having a six-pack and that's just fine. But if you do …

Sorry, Paleos: Early Humans Ate Carbs And Were Better Off For It

Big brains need carbs. It's scientific fact.<p>Don't listen to everything your Paleo-obsessed friends tell you about your early ancestors.<p>It turns out there's a high likelihood that hominids ate starchy carbohydrates and <i>cooked them too.</i> And, according to new research, we have these foods to thank …

Best Fat-Burning Foods For Men will Help You Get There Faster.

We all know that food and water serve as the body’s fuel. Some foods, however, help your body burn more calories, give you a boost of energy and keep …

Can Eating Right Really Prevent Cancer?

Experts chime in on the diet-disease link.<p>Cancer is scary—mostly because it happens so randomly and seems so totally out of your control. And let us be clear: A cancer diagnosis is never anyone's <i>fault</i>. In fact, a study published earlier this year found that two-thirds of adult cancer incidences can …

The Ultimate Arm Transformer Workout

Get those pipes ready for tanks, strappy dresses, and bathing suits.<p>In my experience, the traditional arm exercises, like bicep curls, triceps kickbacks, and side raises, don’t bring big results quickly. They are important and valuable movements, for sure, but they don’t change you fast.<p>I’ve coined …