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Obesity Now Classified As a Disease

More than one-third of people in the U.S. are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Obesity can be measured in various ways, including by skinfold thickness measurements (with calipers), underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), …

The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …

How to Set a Goal You’ll Actually Achieve | Women's Health

“The reason is that the high-low range (read: flexible) goal offers the best of both worlds,” says study coauthor Maura Scott, PhD, assistant professor of marketing at Florida State University. While the low end of the goal makes it seem attainable, the high end gives you something to aspire to—a …

Workout Music: Best Playlists for Women

The right song can inspire you to crank out another set or log an extra mile. We've compiled playlists from Olympians, celebrities, readers, and WH staffers. If you're tired of your workout music, freshen up your library and get motivated!<p><b>WH Workout Playlists</b> <br>Indoor Cycling Playlist<br>A workout mix …

Birth Control FAQ

<b>Birth control slip-ups, effectiveness, and troubleshooting</b><p><b>If I'm on the ring or the patch and forget to replace it on the right day, do I need to use backup?</b><br>While clinical trials have shown that you may have one or two days of leeway, experts suggest taking extra precautions. "The safest course of …

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.

How to See the World as Your Gym

Busy schedules, vacations and travel for work are the three most frequent excuses I get from my clients about why they can't make it to the gym. Unfortunately for them, I always have suggestions about how we can all break free from the walls of the gym and get a workout in just about anywhere. …

Six Ways You Can Be A Better Cuddler

Sex is great. Well, it’s great when you do it with the right person, even if that person is yourself. For the purpose of this piece, we’ll go out on …

Welcome to Kitty Mart

Spread the Cute:<p>“In Japan, Twitter users are snapping photos of cats spotted in and around convenience stores. It’s more common than you’d think. And …

Does gender matter when it comes to sexual consent?

A teen is jailed and registered as a sex offender for having sex with a female peer while “pretending” to be a boy<p>The young relationship started as so many do these days -- online. Thirteen-year-old “Scott” and 12-year-old “M” developed a friendship that over the course of three years and many …

10 Ways to Create a More Organized Bedroom

You can start with what's called a "drop zone" just outside the door.<p>What better way to start the new year than by organizing your home? Here, tips and tricks on how to create a more organized bedroom so you can make more space for sleep and romance. And don't miss more beautiful bedroom decorating …

Go Wild! Fun Vacations for Animal Lovers

Spend the day at one of these animal centers, and let the kids hang out with their favorite creatures.<p>Farm Fun<p>Old MacDonald, look out! While many farms let kids pet or feed animals, these locations offer more barnyard activities and family events. E-I-E-I-go!<p>1. Slide Ranch<br>Muir Beach, California<br>This …

Protein: The Best Sources

The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, and author of <i>The Portion Teller</i>. If you’re trying to lose weight, she recommends upping your intake to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight (that comes to …

4 Obvious, But Not So Obvious Ways To Always Be Inspired | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You read some awesome rag-to-riches story of somebody go overcame great odds to be the person he or she is today.<p>Typically, they got out of debt, got …

Feeling down? Try These Body Actions to Counter the Feeling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you feeling down? How many times have you felt down, or start to feel sad and just wanted for it to pass, to go away? I know I have.<p>For a lot of …

4 Easy Diet Tips to Improve Your Digestion and Manage Your Weight | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’re tired of hearing about all the different diets, what you can and can’t eat, and how quickly you should be losing weight. You know there’s no …

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3 Ways to Become a Better Adult by Acting Like a Kid | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”<p>-Albert Einstein<p>I remember …

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