Jamie Bañares

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Sleep Help: 15 Tricks to Sleep Better

15 Tricks to Sleep Better<p>Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks<p>Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock<p>Lose Control<p>Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn't one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

"I Had a Double Mastectomy"

Avner's grandmother and great grandmother both died from breast cancer, and her mother had her own double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the disease. When Avner found out that she had a BRCA gene mutation at the age of 22, she started going to the doctor for regular clinical exams, …

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>Image Source/Thinkstock<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>Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X …

Why You Can’t Lose Weight

12 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight<p>These surprising bad habits are keeping you from hitting your weight loss goals<p>So you’re eating well, working out, and that number on the scale still won’t budge. Even worse: Between tailgating season, Halloween, and the holidays, losing weight is about to get even …

Breast Cancer FAQs

<b>The Answers:</b> <b><br>Is it true that one in eight women will get breast cancer?</b><br>Not exactly. The one-in-eight statistic doesn't accurately reflect the average woman's breast cancer risk. Age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer. That means the older a woman is, the greater her risk of …

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Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

4 Workout Skin Tips: Prevent Red Face, Backne and More

Check out these four simple skin tips for what you can do before, during, and after workouts to reap the radiance-bestowing rewards, minus any flare-ups.<p><b>Excessive Redness</b><br>"This is the most upsetting workout-related skin issue I hear about," says Graf. Especially for women who have rosacea or …

Stop Muscle Cramps--Fast!

<b>Swig some pickle juice.</b><br>Weird but true: A study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that sipping it can alleviate muscle cramps within seconds. Researchers think an ingredient in the juice ignites a neurological reaction that helps calm spasms.<p><b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Fill up on</b> …

Women's Health

"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold our own body weight. If the gym feels like a prison, then …

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Dry Eyes

Within an hour, participants in the dry environment developed dry and itchy eyes. Other symptoms of dry eye syndrome can include irritation, burning, red eyes, intermittent blurred vision, and the feeling that something is lodged in your eye, says Christopher Gelston, MD, an assistant professor in …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

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Self-Pleasure: Your Best Tips Ever

Still, even if you and your vagina are so in sync you finish each other's sentences, your sex life with yourself, like with any long-term partner, has room for improvement.<p>So put away your vibrator. Not forever—just for a few minutes. Because to improve your self-loving skills, the best place to …

When He Annoys You

<b>Speak Up Fast</b><br>Nothing stinks up a relationship faster than passive-aggressive behavior, but when anger festers, that’s what comes out. You start moving those dirty cereal bowls onto the counter so he has to reach over them to grab the cereal box. Or you start tossing his dirty gym clothes out on the …

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The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat stomach. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.<p><b>1. Know the Formula</b> Getting flat abs isn't about starving yourself …

I Can't Sleep

<b>The Worrier</b><p><b>The Woman</b><br>Kristen Nelson, 30, nursing student at the University of California at San Francisco<p><b>The Problem</b> A racing mind.<br>Nelson frequently lay awake for hours. "My mind would just race," she says. "I'd be like, 'Tomorrow: Do I need to bring my lunch, should I buy it at school, should I …

Motivational Quotes for Your Workout

10 Quotes for Instant Fitspiration<p>Pin them, post them, print them—then get up and get going!<p><b>"Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it."</b> –Elsa Pataky, in the June 2013 issue of <i>Women's Health</i><p>Want a butt like Elsa's? (Um, yes!) Score one with the backside …

Appetite Suppressants: 15 Foods That Suppress Your Appetite

Eating well-balanced meals and snacks are both important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But whether it's because you find yourself mindlessly snacking or because your meals aren't keeping you as full as you'd like, sometimes you need something to keep you from rummaging through the pantry. …

20-Minute Meals

Okay, can anybody really make dinner in 20 minutes? Yes, and a tasty dinner at that. We've got a lineup of healthy and delicious meals you can make and eat in less time than it takes to order at a sit-down restaurant. Save a little dough, unwind from your day, and whip up one of these feasts …

High Protein Diet and Weight Loss

What's more, protein isn't as portable as other foods. The best sources—fish, meat, dairy, beans—aren't as quick or convenient as most carbs or even fruits and veggies. "Traditional protein sources aren't usually grab and go. And if they are, they're often fried or unhealthy," says nutrition expert …

The Best Foods to Eat: 17 Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

Your First Date With Mr. Could Be Right<p><b>Brown Rice</b><br>Carbs help the amino acid tryptophan cross from the blood into the brain, where it's used to make the mood-boosting, calming compound serotonin, Kleiner says. Beware the bleached-out bread basket, she adds: Refined carbs can make your mood go sour by …

The Bigger Breast Workout

Try these easy moves from Look Better Naked to build muscle in your chest<p>"We must, we must, we must increase our bust!" Remember that middle-school mantra, and the ridiculous "exercise" that accompanied it—elbows bent like chicken wings, pumping back and forth, back and forth? Lots of good that did …

Burn More Calories While Sleeping

If you lowered the thermostat to 66 degrees at bedtime, you could burn an extra 100 calories over the course of 24 sleeping hours, according to study results. That might not sound like much, but it adds up—in theory at least.<p>See, researchers don’t yet know whether your body compensates for these …

Recipe: Banana-Nut Waffle Sundae

Banana-Nut Waffle Sundae Recipe<p>This super-quick breakfast recipe begins in your freezer—but sure doesn't taste like it<p>No more excuses for skipping breakfast! If this ultra-yummy (and sub-500 calories) waffles dish doesn't entice you, you're completely crazed.<p>Slice half a banana. Toast 2 whole-grain …

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The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

Stress Relief: 8 Ways to De-stress Your Life

And meditation is pretty simple to do: just find a comfortable place, close your eyes, relax your muscles, and focus on one thing, whether it's your breathing, an object (a flower, or a painting)—or even a picture in your mind—perhaps you are sitting on a beach in the Caribbean. You can do this for …

Your Best At-Home Blowout Ever

Of course, not everyone has the time or money to spend in the salon each week—but luckily, as long as you know a few choice techniques, gorgeous hair requires neither. The key to achieving your best blowout at home is tailoring it to two factors: the style you want (super sleek, tousled, or loose …

10 Things Men Are Dying to Know About Women

Men have insecurities about sex and relationships, just like you<p>Shutterstock.com<p>If you think guys are hard to figure out, guess what? They're just as confused by you. Don't believe us? Madeline Haller, the Girl Next Door columnist for <i>Men's Health</i>, spills the 10 most common questions men ask her …