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6 Ways to Get Back on Track After Overeating

Went overboard with the pizza last night? All is not lost on the diet front—really!<p>Maybe you looked up last night and realized you ate all of the wings instead of saving half like you meant to. Or maybe, despite your best intentions, you overdid it with the Thanksgiving leftovers or the holiday …

Fitness

4 Surprising Sources of Trans Fats

Until the FDA ban takes effect, you'll want to steer clear of THESE packaged foods

Nutrition

National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project: CDC, AASM Announce New Sleep Initiative

Sleep is about to get its moment in the public health spotlight, thanks to a new partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.<p>The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, announced today, aims to bring …

How Blaming Others Makes Stress Worse: Own Up -- And Stress Less

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>When problems overwhelm you, it's temptingly easy to nail someone else with the blame. It makes Jean-Paul Sartre seem right on when he famously said, "Hell is other people." If only those people would get it together, you'd be happy as the happiest clam.<p>Not true. Stress isn't other …

6 Most Overlooked Relationship Killers

If you ask the average person what breaks relationships apart, he or she might say money, lying or cheating. And that is true. But like death by a thousand paper cuts, there are even more insidious everyday habits that kill relationships too.<p>For nearly three decades, I've had a front-row seat to …

The Bootcamp Workout That'll Bust Your Butt

Here's what goes down in the popular Barry's Bootcamp class<p>If you feel like you're always doing the same thing at the gym, you're going to like this concept: Barry's Bootcamp is a 1-hour class that includes 25 to 30 minutes of strength-training circuits and 25 to 30 minutes of cardio intervals. But …

Exercise

Diabetes: Asia's 'silent killer'

<b>Asia is in the grip of a diabetes epidemic.</b><p>In human and financial terms, the burden is huge and it is hitting the poor especially hard.<p>Often thought of as a disease of the rich, experts say the unabating rise may be fuelled as much by food scarcity and insecurity as it is by excess.<p>Changing …

How NOT to Be the Awkward New Kid in Your Fitness Class

How NOT to be the awkward new kid<p>Going to a new fitness class—yoga, Pilates, CrossFit, whatever—for the first time can feel like your very first slow dance in middle school: You’re nervous, you don’t know where to put your hands, and you realllly, really hope you’re not doing something so obviously …

Fitness

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

Climbing

Why Some Men Fake Orgasms

Women’s Health’s Guy Next Door weighs in<p>Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts.<p>Chances are you didn’t laugh at that joke. Because honestly, it’s not that funny. But if I told it to you in person—lame as it is—I bet you’d give me a little chuckle. Because as all …

Lifestyle

7 Boxing-Inspired Moves That Torch Calories

Punch, kick, and jump your way to a toned bod<p>Whip yourself into fightin' shape with this circuit of seven moves borrowed from boxing and mixed-martial arts gyms. Do the exercises one after another and complete the circuit up to three times (taking breaks between the moves and sets if you need to) …

Workouts

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

Nutrition

The Secrets Of The World's Luckiest People

We tend to think of a bout of good fortune as a random act of kindness from the universe. Certainly that is sometimes true: Serendipity or (depending on your belief system) random chance can be the reason you narrowly miss an airport closure or get the last cab in a rainstorm.<p>But many of the life …

Why It's Incredibly Important To Learn To Laugh At Yourself

Most of us know from experience that having a sense of humor about things can make life a little easier.<p>And there's science to back that up: Being able to laugh at yourself may be a sign of an optimistic personality and a sense of humor, according to a small 2011 study, and it might even improve …

Jaw-Dropping Parkour Stuntman Alexander Rusinov Cheats Death In Photos You've Got To See To Believe

It's not often that we advise readers <i>not</i> to try a workout at home. But this is one of those times.<p>Daredevil Alexander Rusinov, a Russian gymnast and Parkour enthusiast, takes extreme workouts to a whole new level by performing his handstands and other acrobatics on some of his hometown's most …

What if You Could Pay for Things by Doing Squats?

This physical activity initiative is seriously money<p>We have a little bit of a fitness crush on Moscow right now. For the entire month of November, the city is offering its citizens a "fee" of 30 squats—not rubles, <i>squats</i>—to ride the subway, according to the Wall Street Journal. All people have to do …

Wall Street

The Easiest Way to Burn 600 EXTRA Calories a Week

And you won’t even work up a sweat<p>What if you could work off that slice of pizza without doing a single squat? Good news: You can. You can burn more than 40 calories per hour just by standing, according to a new study at the University of Chester in the U.K.<p>In a small study of 10 office workers, …

Fitness

Playing for Prevention: Alzheimer's and Keeping the Mind Sharp

I'm afraid. Two of my grandparents suffered from Alzheimer's. My great uncle was diagnosed at an early age. Every time my mom forgets where she put her keys, I get a little nervous. I have to accept that the disease is in my genes. I'm not alone.<p>By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with …

Common Test For Bladder Infections Misses Too Many Cases

Most women know all too well the pain and discomfort of a urinary tract infection. They also know they'll probably have to trek to the doctor for a urine analysis so they can get a prescription for antibiotics.<p>Surely there's got to be a better way.<p>The first step for women with a history of urinary …

The Best Carbs for Weight Loss

Sadly, cronuts didn’t make the cut<p>Considering that you’re a smart, well read woman, you probably know at this point that carbs aren’t evil. Problem is, there are so many different kinds of them—fruits! breads! squashes!—that it’s hard to know exactly which ones are best if you’re looking to slim …

Nutrition

Stupid Comments and Cancer: You Can't Win, So Just Politely Smile and Move On

It's inevitable. Someone, somewhere will say the wrong thing to you about cancer. It's happened to me and practically everyone I know who has fought this disease. At first, I was confused as to how to respond to something I took as inappropriate or offensive. No one means to offend; it is just an …

5 Crazy Simple Ways to Fit in More Exercise

Because those little things you do (or don't do) can totally add up<p>We're still obsessed with the news that Moscow city officials are offering their citizens the chance to pay their subway fare in squats—not actual money. So cool! But since most of us don’t live in Moscow, and it doesn't look like …

Workouts

How To Cope With Annoying Coworkers Who Make Your Day Miserable (VIDEO)

Your job can become particularly taxing when you're stuck working with someone you can't stand.<p>Colleagues become annoying for a variety of reasons and it's important to pinpoint exactly why they bother us, according to author Suzy Welch, who recently wrote about dealing with obnoxious …

The Truth About “Man Foods”

Food manufacturers are marketing new grub specifically to guys. Should you be eating it?<p>Now that it’s cool for women to wear menswear and totally normal to see guys in your yoga class, the whole gender divide thing is murkier than ever—except at the grocery store. That’s because food manufacturers …

Yogurt

We're Clueless When It Comes To Fast Food Meal Calories, Study Shows

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 11/14/2013 07:45 AM EST on LiveScience<p>BOSTON - People eating at fast food restaurants aren't very good at estimating how many calories are in their meals, particularly if they're eating at Subway, a new study suggests.<p>For the study, researchers queried …

The Waist-Cinching Workout for Toned Abs and Obliques

Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love<p>Give your workout routine a new twist—literally. These six moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to whittle your middle. Move from one exercise to the next without …

Workouts

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

Yoga

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