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Americans Are Working Out More Than Ever. Why Aren’t We Losing Weight?

<i>Greatist News examines and explains the trends and studies making headlines in fitness, health, and happiness. Check out all the news here.</i><p>Photo by …

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8 Ways to Burn Calories Outside the Gym

No gym membership? No problem. Just because these activities are games doesn't mean they can't work up a sweat!<p>Tossing a Frisbee. Hitting the dance floor. Crushing your friend in Wii tennis. They're all great ways to pass the time and let off some steam, but it turns out that some of your favorite …

How to Burn More Calories While You Sleep

Nope, no one's invented a treadmill bed. You can stoke your metabolism in one (much simpler) step<p>If only you could work off the calories from that froyo you had earlier while passed out on the couch. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it may not be that far off: Turning down the thermostat …

The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

Get Healthy in 5 Minutes or Less!

Good news: With these easy tricks, great health can still be yours<p>Got five minutes? If you want to get healthier, that’s all the time you need. Some of the nation’s top docs—including ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Lisa Masterson, board-certified plastic and …

7 Habits for an Empowered Life

Habits are behaviors we choose both consciously and subconsciously. They define the outcome of our days. Positive, productive habits give us better outcomes than destructive habits, and the most powerful habits are those that begin with understanding and controlling your thoughts. Though the …

Sad Songs May Actually Elicit Pleasant Emotions

If you've ever gotten weepy listening to Coldplay's "Fix You" (Just us?), new research may have an explanation for why.<p>Scientists at the Tokyo University of the Arts and the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan found that listening to sad music can actually trigger <i>positive</i> emotions. They …

How Many Meals Should You Eat Each Day?

A new study says that—shocker—three might be the wrong answer<p>Do you snack throughout the day, or stick to three square meals? If you’re concerned about your waistline, there may be an even better habit: People who eat two large meals per day may lose more weight than people who eat more …

5 Anti-Aging Skincare Rules

How to choose the anti-aging products that will really work for you<p>A good anti-aging regimen may not take 10 years off your face after a few applications, but using the right products regularly to nourish, rejuvenate and repair skin will lead to a noticeably smoother, softer, and more vibrant …

What Your Hair Color Says About Your Health

Oddly enough, your natural hair color offers insights into your mental and physical wellbeing<p>Our hair is our most noticeable trait—and we obsess over it accordingly. But even though we spend lots of time enhancing and re-enhancing our tresses, we probably haven't considered something pretty cool: …

Do You Work Out Enough?

Fewer than one in five women do. Find out how much exercise you should be doing<p>Sure, you belong to a gym. But do you use it enough? If you’re like most women, the answer is no: Fewer than 20 percent of American women meet the government’s exercise recommendations, according to data from the 2011 …

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Why butter is good for you

Despite its best efforts, the margarine lobby has failed to convince us that its synthetic concoctions taste anywhere near as good as butter. People …

The six best cleansing balms

I've said it a million times, but cleansing is, in my opinion, the most important and transformative part of your skincare routine. Those who cleanse …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

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Why is plane food so bad?

Plane food is, on the whole, pretty unappetising. When ordering their last meal, the condemned prisoner seldom requests the soggy stew they ate 35,000 feet above the Atlantic all those years ago. Few wedding planners tasked with satisfying 200 hungry guests look to the skies for inspiration.<p>That …

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? Oliver Burkeman investigates the slow web movement http://gu.com/p/3fkkz Photograph: Aaron Tilley for the Guardian