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The 9 Best Weight-Loss Tips Ever!

Those extra pounds will vanish in no time<p>We rounded up the best weight-loss tips we’ve ever published and put them all in one convenient spot. Click through to jumpstart your weight-loss goals now!<p>Don’t Forget to Eat Right<p>Hit the gym all you want, but you’ll still gain weight if you eat more …

7 Sneaky Beauty Tricks to Get That “Natural” Look

How to nail that fresh-faced glow without loading on the products

3 Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress in the Fall

Yes you CAN wear this summer style staple right now

7 Tips for Super-Soft Lips—Even in Cold Weather

Cold-proof your pout with these expert tricks<p>Love crisp fall weather but hate how it dries out your lips? Don’t worry, we’ve got the fix. We consulted <i>Women’s Health</i> beauty editor Jill Percia for her best tricks to keep your pout super kissable all winter long:<p>Make a simple lip scrub<p>Use a pinch of …

6 Tips for Buying Running Shoes

The right footwear can help keep your feet, legs, and joints injury-free<p>Soft cushioning in your shoes may feel great, but it turns out the extra padding does little for your body: Shock-absorbing running shoes don’t prevent injuries any better than other running shoes, according to a recent study …

7 Reasons To Take A Texting Sabbath Today

No one will be surprised to learn that texting is nearly universal among young adults with cell phones (so, um, all of them?). According to the data, 97 percent of cell phone users under 30 text every day. Oldsters are not far behind them: 92 percent of the 30 to 49 set text every day and 72 …

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

Running Form: Distilled (Part 3a)

<b>Anatomy of a Stride</b><p>Recall from the previous post, "Running Form: Distilled (Part 2)," that by employing a standard by which to frame, evaluate and adjust movement you can begin running right, from the start, just as nature provides. So here in Part 3, as you look more closely at the running stride …

7 Warm, Gooey (But Still Healthy!) Cookie Recipes

These cookies are so tasty, no one will guess that they're also better for you<p>When your next cookie craving strikes, whip up one of these more nutritious (but still oh-so-delicious) recipes.<p>Chips Oh Boy! Cookies<p>Vitamin E-rich walnuts make classic chocolate chip cookies taste all the more</i> …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

6 Exercises You Can Do During Commercial Breaks

A total-body workout that you can do DURING your fave TV show<p>Having trouble deciding between a trip to the gym and the newest episode of <i>American Horror Story</i>? Good news: You can watch at home AND still break a serious sweat! We reached out to Helena Wolin, ACE certified personal trainer and …

You Are When You Eat Just as Much as What You Eat

We've all heard the age-old adage, "You are what you eat." Which is very true. However, before you learn what you should eat to keep your mind and body alive and well, we need to start at the very beginning and take the first step to better health: eating regularly.<p>Practically speaking, if you …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

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The Truth About the Corset Diet

Jessica Alba did it to lose weight post-baby—but should you?<p>What if we told you that you could just put on a piece of clothing and lose weight? Sounds pretty amazing, right? That's the idea behind the "corset diet," which has women wearing corsets for several hours a day to help them slim down. …

Fitness

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch<p>Instructions for all recipes: Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.<p>Assemble the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen counter, and the prospect of choking them …

How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality

The Buddha probably wasn't referring to the gym when he said, "Wherever you go, there you are."<p>But, on the treadmill, in Spin class, at yoga -- yep, still you.<p>"Whoever we are, we manifest that in all of the realms of our life," James Gavin, Ph.D., professor of applied human sciences at Concordia …

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

<i>By Jennifer Cohen</i><p>Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to exercising. Never fear, there's a quick fix for even the most ingrained workout no-nos. Check out these seven workout habits you …

Schools must support long-term health conditions

BBC News education correspondent<p>Schools in England will have a legal obligation to support children with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, epilepsy and asthma.<p>A written statement from Education Secretary Michael Gove announced plans to introduce a "clear requirement on all types of …

Costume Contact Lenses Are Dangerous, Eye Doctor Group Warns

Cosmetic contact lenses might seem like the perfect way to enhance your Halloween costume this year, but the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning consumers that the nonprescription lenses could do serious damage to your eyes.<p>Although selling such lenses without a prescription is actually …

C. Perfringens, Toxin-Emitting Bacteria Found In Soil, Could Play Role In Multiple Sclerosis

Could a bacterium found in soil trigger multiple sclerosis?<p>Researchers are coming closer to answering that question, after discovering evidence of a bacterium called Clostridium perfringens type B in humans -- particularly a 21-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis.<p>"While it is clear that new MS …

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Fortunately 500 Workout

Everyone wants an awesome workout that can be done virtually anywhere -- hotel room, bedroom, office, wherever! But how does one know how to do a workout without a gym and without knowing the moves to hit every single muscle group from head to toe? Fortunately for the exercise enthusiast, the birth …

Best of Soups

<i>StyleNest roundup some delicious hearty and homely soups for you to try this autumn.</i><p>With autumn officially here there is nothing more comforting than …

Sky at Night Cocktail

<i>Jetting off soon? Or perhaps wish you were? Why not try making this Sky at Night cocktail recipe via SkyLounge. Just because you’re not travelling</i> …

The new vegetarian: sweet-potato pastilla with plums and onions

A sweet-potato pie made with layers of filo pastry and served with softened plums.<p>This delicious pastilla with saffron has a crispy shell and a delicate, soft centre.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>500g (1lb 2oz) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>4 tbsp olive oil<br>large pinch of saffron<br>1 tsp ground …

Are rucksacks ever stylish?

<b>What's the most stylish way to wear a rucksack?</b><p><i>Andreas, London</i><p>"Not at all," is, of course, the obvious answer. It is also emphatically my answer, and this has nothing to do with issues of style. You see, I have a lot of truck with the sack of ruck. This is because rucksacks are, in fact, …

After the skinny jean, the make-you-skinny jean

Skinny jeans are old news. This autumn the retail buzz is about a new breed of denim: make-you-skinny jeans.<p>Innovations in fabric technology seldom make waves beyond the geekier fringes of the fashion industry. But the development of a new super-stretch denim, which uses spring-like construction …