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8 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Change & Pursue the Life You Want, How to Embrace Change

Switching jobs, ending an unfulfilling relationship, moving to a new city, or even seriously committing to a healthier diet and exercise routine—all …

Holistic Health

Top 6 Things We Do That Annoy Our Partners & How to Stop

We hate to be blunt, but there are things you’re doing in your relationship that, more than likely, are annoying the heck out of your partner—and you …

Self-help

10 Tips You Need for a Successful First Date

Between figuring out what to say, trying not to put your foot in your mouth, hoping you’ll have fun, figuring out what to wear, etc., first dates are …

10 Easy & DIY Methods to Tame Frizzy Hair

Few things are more frustrating than watching your coiffed hair gradually blur out into a frizzy, poofy mess. Frizz can be brought on by damage …

Hair Care

5 Breathing Exercises to Quickly Calm Down & Get Happier

So many problems can be solved with a few deep breaths. Really. Doing controlled breathing exercises is a quick, convenient and effective (not to …

Yoga

11 Crunch-Free Ab Workouts

Throw out those boring, stale crunches and mix up your ab routine with some of our experts’ favorite stomach tightening moves. Create your own …

Workouts

How to Eat at Night & Still Lose Weight

Even the well disciplined can have trouble controlling those late night urges to reach into the fridge or pantry. Going off track at night when …

Nutrition

10 Ways to Treat & Prevent Spider Veins & Varicose Veins

Unsightly spider veins and varicose veins are enough to leave you praying for pants weather. But rather than fall victim to these unfortunate little …

Photo Manipulation

6 Ways to Lighten Armpits & the Bikini Area

If you’ve ever been shy about wearing a sleeveless shirt or bikini because of darkened areas of skin, you’re not alone. Hyperpigmentation near …

5 Habits of Naturally Slim People You Should Steal

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 15+ years of private practice, it’s that weight management is about far more than calories in, calories out. In …

Holistic Medicine

12 Tips to Improve Your Body’s Natural Scent, Simple Solutions to Improve Various Bodily Odors

We’d like to think that we smell like a bed of roses 24/7, but let’s face it…sometimes delicate and sweet are the farthest things from how we really …

Wellness

21 Reasons Why You're Losing Your Hair

It's true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women, mostly due to male pattern baldness (more on that later). <br>But thinning hair and …

hair loss

Can Stretching Make You Smarter?

Your yoga practice may be doing more for your body than combatting work stress and giving your muscles a good stretch between strength workouts. New …

3 Great Buddhist Meditation Techniques

Previously, guest author, Richard wrote popular articles about Om Mantra Chanting, The Awakening of Kundalini and Energy Centers, Yoga Pranayama for …

How to Mix Cardio and Strength Building to Zap Fat

We checked in with Mike Wunsch, certified personal trainer and Director of Training and Large Group Programming at Results Fitness, for his …

Exercise

Running for your Mind – How Exploring New Rewards Can Make your Habit Stick

Recently, I started running every day.<p>Every morning, I wake up at 7:30am, I roll out of bed and a put my running shoes on, which are conveniently …

The Best Exercises for Core Strength

The best core exercises may surprise you. It's not enough to just do ab crunches and sit ups. To build a strong core you need to exercise a variety …

No-Weights, No-Problem Workout

Stay on-plan for your fitness goals—even when your gym's far away<p>Sometimes, life doesn't allow you to have access to a gym or even a good set of weights—when you're on vacation, perhaps, or serving 20 in solitary. But you can use nature's best barbell—your own body. In fact, many athletes use their …

Run Your First (or Fastest) 10-K!

You can tackle a 6.2-mile race in seven weeks with our 10-K training plans for beginner and intermediate runners<p>Okay, you’re itching to run a race. If signing up for a 5-K wouldn’t light a fire under your butt and running a half-marathon seems like too big of a commitment, then it’s time to try a …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

6 Reasons to Start Running

It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones

Is Hot Yoga Safe?

Read this before your next sweaty session<p>If your opinion of hot yoga involves hundreds of spandex-clad yogis pushing and twisting their bodies to the point of heat exhaustion and dehydration in some sort of mystical sweat lodge somewhere, you aren’t alone. Hot yoga, usually practiced in a room …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

How Yoga Can Help You On the Job

A certain kind of yoga may boost your brainpower, according to a new study. Discover the sequence that can help you get ahead.<p>Every time you speak up in front of your boss, your mind zeros in on all the ways you might mess up. Sound familiar? There’s a simple way to keep your cool: Practicing 20 …

Master The Yoga Lunge

Tips from our yoga guru<p><b>I can't hold lunging poses long. What's better: lunging less deeply or taking standing breaks?</b> -Lindsey, Boston, MABack in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

The 9 Best Sex Positions That Practically Guarantee an Orgasm

You're going to want to bookmark this page<p>Any athlete can tell you that the proper form is crucial to performance. Slightly changing up your technique can mean shaving a few seconds off of your race time or scoring a few extra points. Sex is no different: Picking the right sex position can mean the …