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The Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Lose weight faster by tricking your body into burning more calories—with less effort.

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Heart-Healthy Diet Also Helps Your Bones

Greater bone mineral density in people who follow whole-foods/low-fat diet.<p>If you want your bones to be in good shape, eat so as to help your heart, suggests a study published in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i>.<p>Cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis appear to share many risk factors, …

The 20 Best Weight-Loss Foods

Looking for an easy way to lose a few pounds? We’ve got the program. It’s simple, and it works. So get with it.<p>Many runners would like to lose a pound or two. Maybe five. Maybe more. Why? That's easy: to feel better, look better, improve their health, and run farther and faster.<p>However, losing …

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What to Do When You've Overeaten

You didn't plan to indulge, but one primo led to a secondo, and then a dolce...and now you're full-to-bursting. Here's how to find some relief—as …

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This May Just Be the Real Miracle Diet Drink

Coffee may have its place as a healthy beverage, but green tea is often touted as <i>the</i> miracle drink for your mug. Here's why you should drink the …

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4 Steps to Curing a Headache

Quick tips to send them packing<p>Head pounding? Before you reach for the pain-killers, try these three steps first. Simple solutions could save you from a world of hurt.<p><b>Step 1: Put down your smartphone.</b>A recent study found that people hold their mobiles way too close to their faces when texting or …

The 9 Best Weight-Loss Tips Ever!

Those extra pounds will vanish in no time<p>We rounded up the best weight-loss tips we’ve ever published and put them all in one convenient spot. Click through to jumpstart your weight-loss goals now!<p>Don’t Forget to Eat Right<p>Hit the gym all you want, but you’ll still gain weight if you eat more …

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>1. Eat Dessert<p>Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of high-quality chocolate.<p>2. Get a Mustache<p>Consuming 1,800 milligrams of calcium a …

6 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Dietary supplements are no joke. They're a must-have for awesome health, and chances are you're not getting enough<p>Vitamins and minerals are essential to life—and we mean essential. Without them, we couldn't think or even breathe, much less digest food or walk the dog. But chances are you're not …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

What to Eat When You're Feeling Blue

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6 Foods That Help Fight the Flu

They're the next best thing to getting your flu shot<p>Getting your flu shot isn't the only way you can help prevent the flu. What you eat can also help lower your odds of coming down with a nasty bug, says Rachel Berman, R.D., health content manager for About.com. Check out her favorite …

The Best (and Worst) Foods to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

Food—including what you eat today!—can determine your cancer chances<p>Your diet can lower or raise your risk, says Suzanne Dixon, R.D., M.P.H. For example, certain macronutrients and micronutrients in plants and seafood can help balance hormones, curb inflammation, and boost cell communication—all …

Comfort Food Gets A Healthy Makeover

When it's cold outside, choose these healthier comfort foods.<p>Oh baby, it’s cold outside. When the weather outside is less than forgiving—like it is where I live in Pittsburgh—comfort foods sound great. But some of these foods pack a pretty hefty calorie punch, which can make your next run feel more …