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6 Things Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Nearly all women will get HPV at some point in their lives.<p>When sports reporter Erin Andrews announced in January that she'd been diagnosed with cervical cancer, many headlines used the same word: <i>secret</i>. After all, the world was unaware she had undergone two procedures for it while working through …

7 Questions You NEED To Ask Yourself If You're Struggling To Lose Weight

Houston, we have a problem.<p>You’re tracking your calories, fending off snack temptation, and ordering salad bowls so often, you have a salad guy who knows your order by heart. But despite your best efforts to shed pounds, the scale won’t budge.<p>Don’t blame a lack of willpower. Your diet fail probably …

How to Lose Weight the Right Way

Many people call a truce with the battle of the bulge at a certain age, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re over 60, being a little …

30 Things About Life Everyone Should Learn Before Turning 30

This is the first big milestone.<p>Life is full of lessons. Some lessons are learned in an instant--like when you touch a hot stove. Others take time to fully understand--for example, what it truly means to be in love. But regardless of the size of the lesson, there are 30 important ones everyone …

Self-improvement

A CrossFit Coach Says This Is the Best Way to Lose Belly Fat

Stop doing ab exercises, people. If you want to get rid of your unbudging belly fat, the answer isn't how many crunches you can do. Jade Jenny, head CrossFit coach and owner of Champlain Valley CrossFit says, "there are really no exercises to reduce belly fat, unfortunately this is the age-old …

11 Foods That Will Speed Up Your Metabolism

Eat, burn, repeat.<p>To a certain extent, your metabolism runs at a preset speed based on your genetics—thanks, Great Aunt Mildred. But by filling up on certain foods, you can give your body's fat-burning skills a gentle nudge in the right direction. This is not a drill.<p>While it's important to keep in …

Do You Really Have Hypothyroidism?

Up to 15 percent of adults over age 65 have hypothyroidism—an underactive thyroid. This occurs when the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland at the front …

9 Women Share How Fitness Helps Them Fight Their Chronic Illnesses

“My disease has taken plenty from me—but I won’t let it take my precious miles.”<p>As an avid runner and marathoner, getting out for a daily sunrise run is just what I do. But it's not as simple as just waking up and scooting out the door a few minutes later.<p>Because I have Crohn's disease, an …

'I Took Photos Of My Food For 2 Weeks To Lose Weight—Here's What Happened’

The results are actually pretty impressive.<p>I'm not into counting calories, but after celebrating my birthday in December and going HAM between Christmas and New Year's Eve I was totally off track with my healthy eating goals.<p>So when <i>Women's Health</i> challenged me to test out a food-tracking app that …

This Trainer Posted The Best Video In Response To People Body-Shaming Lady Gaga

"Celebrate your wiggle, your jiggle, your cellulite, and your imperfectly perfect skin."<p>It’s no secret that Lady Gaga rocked the Super Bowl halftime show last weekend. But some people chose to zero in on Gaga’s body instead of her performance, criticizing the singer for daring to have the teeniest …

‘I Cheated—Should I Tell my Partner?’

Before you drop a truth bomb, consider this.<p>So you colored outside the lines of your relationship. Ruh roh. While this doesn't have to mean the end of your bond, you do have to decide whether or not to dish your infidelity dirt to your partner—and that's no easy task.<p>To help you figure out if you …

'This Simple Strategy Helped Me Lose 128 Pounds Without Plateauing Once’

She’s kept the weight off for 11 years and counting.<p><b>Before:</b> 288 pounds, size 26 <b><br>Currently:</b> 160 pounds, size 5/6<p>For as long as I can remember, food was my form of self-medication. I ate for comfort and happiness, not hunger. My weight shot up accordingly.<p>Besides emotional eating, I was also dealing …

Here's what Tom Brady eats to stay in peak condition at an age at which most players have already retired

If you've ever wondered — from the couch, horizontally, picking at buffalo dip on a Sunday afternoon — what Tom Brady eats to stay in peak football shape at 40, now you can learn all about Brady's diet from his personal chef.<p>Boston.com ran an interview with Allen Campbell, the chef employed by …

Tom Brady

This simple blood test promises to improve your athletic training. We put it to the test

I never thought I'd have anything in common with an NFL linebacker.<p>But it turns out, with the New York Giants' Mark Herzlich, I have at least two: We …

Dogs

5 foods to help you beat dangerous belly fat

More than 70 percent of adults — ages 20 and older — are overweight, and almost 40 percent are considered obese (having a BMI of 30+; go here to calculate your BMI). Many of us carry this excess weight around the middle; and belly fat is much worse than the fat around your hips and thighs because …

The One Balanced Breakfast a Thyroid Expert Swears By

While the thyroid is just a small, butterfly-shaped gland no bigger than an avocado pit, it controls your metabolism, your heart beat, your energy …

Ready for the Super Bowl? Score big with these 20 recipes

Super wings, grilled shrimp cocktail, double-chocolate brownies, stuffed peppers, beer nuts and more. The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that's all about the …

Recipes

‘I Work More Than 12 Hours A Day—But I Still Lost Weight By Making These Changes'

Brandy Evans says 10-minute meals helped her lose 30 pounds.<p><b>Before:</b> 185<p><b>After:</b> 154<p>As the vice president of communications for my city’s tourist bureau, I’m in charge of marketing, advertising, social media, press, and communications. It’s not unusual for me to work 12 to 15 hours a day, especially …

'I Was Overweight For Years Before I Tried This Healthy-Eating Plan And Lost 51 Pounds'

Once Samantha Sutton found a plan that didn't restrict her, she was able to keep the weight off for good.<p><b>Before:</b> 216<p><b>After:</b> 165<p>I've always been heavier, and I just never did anything about it. Growing up, we ate a lot of southern comfort food for dinner every night, like fried chicken and mashed …

How to Lose Weight Fast Without Crash Dieting

Yes, it’s possible.<p>Crash diets are the freaking worst. While you might be motivated to lose weight fast, by day four of whatever bananas diet you're on (hopefully not literally a diet of bananas), looking puffy sounds a lot more appealing than 24 more hours of chicken breast and spinach.<p>Because we …

Nutrition

This 20-Minute Cardio Dance Workout Is a Seriously Fun Way to Burn Calories

Dancing might just be the most fun cardio option out there. At least the workout feels more like a party than a sweat sesh. Like this 20-minute cardio dance workout led by celebrity fitness artist Nicole Winhoffer. She was the creative director of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness's "Addicted to Sweat" …

Why Some People Like Exercise and Others Don't: Because Happiness

If you're happy and you know it, put on your running shoes.<p>You don't need to read about yet another study proving how fantastic exercise is for your mental health and well-being. Scientists already understand there's a strong link between happiness and physical activity.<p>What wasn't known, however, …

The Brain

'I Was a Chronic Yo-Yo Dieter—Until I Was Diagnosed With PCOS and Lost 55 Pounds'

Shelby Eckard started by working out just one day a week.<p><b>Before:</b> 210<p><b>After:</b> 155<p>Before I decided to make a change, I was a quitter. I was always looking for the next quick fix and constantly yo-yo dieting. I felt stuck in a body that didn't work correctly, and I was depressed. It wasn't until I was …

‘I Changed My Diet Based On My Body Type—Here’s What Happened'

What's your somatype?<p><i>This article was written by Marygrace Taylor and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>It's no secret that losing weight isn't exactly a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. Yes, you always have to eat less and move more—those are givens. But, beyond that, what works for one person …

7 Reasons Your Butt Isn't Changing No Matter How Much You Work Out

#3: You've never heard of barbell hip thrusts.<p>Lunging and squatting on the regular, and still not seeing the sculpted booty you set out to tone? “It’s absolutely a common problem,” says Bret Contreras, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. But while genetics plays a huge role in your glute size, “even people who don’t …

The 15-Minute Cardio-Strength Hybrid Workout That Will Get You RESULTS

Grab a copilot or sweat it out solo during this high-energy routine.<p>There are days when your workout is a one-woman show. No trainer, no chitchatting—just you and your "I got this" vibe. And then there are days when you need a little push.<p>That's when a partner is clutch. "Sharing a workout …

What Happened When These Women Tried to Have Sex with Their Husbands Every Day for a Month

"By the end of the month, we were having sex multiple times a day."<p><i>This article was written by Aviva Patz and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Let's face it: Sex is one of the first things to go in a long-term relationship. It's not that it doesn't start out all moonlight and fireworks, but …

You don't need 8 glasses of water a day. Eat these foods instead.

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Dear Julia</i>, <i>a column where readers submit everyday health questions. Which</i> <i>over-the-counter painkillers</i> <i>work best? Is it better to</i> <i>run or walk</i> <i>for exercise?</i> <i>Why do the parents of young kids</i> <i>get sick more often</i><i>? Julia Belluz sifts through the research and consults with experts in the field to</i> …

3 Habits Happy People Use in Financial Planning | Investopedia

“Money can’t buy you happiness.” Chances are you have probably said this phrase in conversation. It is for the most part accepted as gospel, isn’t …

Happiness