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Women who quit smoking before 30 cut risk of tobacco-related death by 97%

Women who smoke into middle-age have three times the death rate of non-smokers and risk dying at least 10 years early, according to a definitive study of the effects of tobacco in more than a million women in the UK.<p>The good news, according to the study by a team of Oxford University researchers …

Your Body On Tobacco

Photo: Courtesy of Marlboro.<p>No matter what kind of warnings we get about smoking, it's still a major problem. In fact, it's such a big issue that New …

Quit Smoking -- The Benefits Are Huge For Older Adults, Study Says

Good news for older people who smoke: If you quit smoking, you will reap the benefits in a fairly short period of time.<p>A new study by researchers at the German Cancer Research Center of 8,807 people between 50 and 74 found that a person slashes their risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 40 …

Should I take up e-cigarettes in order to stop smoking?

Cheryl Cole, Robert Pattinson and Kate Moss have all been seen "vaping". Puffing on e-cigarettes, which produce vapour instead of smoke has been tried by up to 35% of smokers, according to the public health charity Ash (Action on Smoking and Health). The number of UK users rose from 700,000 last …

A Stop Smoking Campaign Perfect For Halloween

Over the past X number of years there have been a countless number of stop smoking or anti-smoking ads and campaigns.<p>One of the most famous of all was a TV commercial put out by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) starring a woman named Terrie Hall.<p>It was an incredibly powerful ad and according to …

Smoking even deadlier than previously thought, Australian study finds

Two-thirds of smokers' deaths linked to their habit and smoking cuts 10 years from lifespan, comprehensive study shows<p>An Australian study has shown that smoking is even more deadly than previously thought, cutting 10 years off the average smoker’s life.<p>A study of more than 200,000 Australians shows …

Things You Shouldn't Do When You Quit Smoking

1<p>Don't Be Impatient<p>We all want this quit to be <b>the</b> ​quit -- the one that lasts us a lifetime. We're looking for permanent freedom from nicotine …

Why Does Music Help Us Exercise?

Several years ago, cognitive scientist Tom Fritz spent some time in northern Cameroon, a mountainous and culturally isolated region in the middle of Africa. He was observing the people who live there, the Mafa, who (from our western perspective, anyway) have some fascinating musical rituals.<p>The …

What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for "more important" commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of <i>the most</i> important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is …

6 Benefits To Being A Morning Exerciser

With all the hustle and bustle of kids, work and life, it can be challenging to make the time to exercise. But exercising in the morning is a wonderful way to create a positive routine and provides many added benefits beyond just keeping you fit.<p><b>1. Better long-term results</b><p>Research shows that those …

The Pain Workout: Exercise Routines for Your Best Abs

We've all felt that familiar burn a few reps into a difficult set. To burn the most fat possible, you've got to blast right through it. That's the …

Fasted training: should you eat before exercise?

Traditional research states that runners need carbohydrate to train effectively, but new studies show the benefits of fasted training. A nutritionist explains the 'train low, compete high' concept<p>You need energy to fuel you on a run, right? Not always. Fasted training, in certain circumstances, can …

Start Running Tips: 3 Ways to Become a Runner

According to the Women's National Runner Survey, which polled more than 5,500 women, 66 percent of female runners said their running habit relieves stress, keeps them healthy, and allows them to meet personal goals and overcome challenges. (It's hard to match that "runner's high" effect you feel …

Life | Women's Health

"Total strangers come into my crib and I kind of blow up their world."<p>What do you think—is this a step too far?<p>I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want...<p>Alongside some of their most famous shots.<p>Including what's best to watch at the gym.

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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 …

Effective Learning - Tips From Psychology

Are you interested in finding ways to learn new things faster? Do you want to become a more effective and efficient learner? If you are like many …

How You Can Form Good Habits and Stick to Them

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever set out with the goal of actually sticking to a new behavior only to find yourself not doing it at all one week later? I know I have.<p>Why is it so hard to form good habits? Why is it so difficult to make consistent change? …

How to Clean Your House in 5 Minutes

Pull your place together in no time.<p>Last-minute guests arriving any minute? Here are quick and easy tricks to conquer chaos and pull your home together in no time.

30 Cozy Bedrooms You'll Want to Lounge in All Day

Welcome to the ultimate snuggle zone.<p>Steal these ideas to create a comfortable getaway in your bedroom. You'll never want to leave.

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

24 Gifts Your Foodie Friends Are Really Craving

Is your friend <i>always</i> down to order something adventurous at lunch, and gets Christmas-level excited whenever she tries out a new recipe? You’re in …

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