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Workout Spotlight: Pure Barre

Photos: Pure Barre<p>New York City was in the middle of a sweltering, brain-melting heat wave, but you wouldn’t know it in the cool, airy Pure Barre …

Grief

I keep in touch with old friends. Whenever I visit a city to teach mindfulness or yoga I contact as many old friends as possible and organize a dinner. There's no agenda. Nobody is selling anything. It's just an opportunity to connect, reconnect, and practice the dying art of conversation. Usually …

What Guys REALLY Think—According to a Female Author | Women's Health

If we didn't know better, we'd swear that the book <i>was</i> actually written by a man. Check out this conversation between Nate and one of his best friends, Jason (heads up: It's NSFW):<p>"Why don't you just tell Maggie how you feel about her?"<p>Jason looked surprised. "Don't you know?"<p>Nate realized he …

2 Best Exercises for a Flat Stomach

Despite the unproven effectiveness of made-for-TV stomach-flattening devices, health clubs, home gyms and exercise enthusiasts everywhere continue to try everything from ab rollers to crunch machines to chase the elusive six-pack.<p>But do any of these contraptions actually work? Let's find out.<p>In an …

Workouts

13 Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

According to the American Heart Association, nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. …

Vitamin B: FDA Issues Safety Alert for Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50

Sure enough, the people who filed complaints with the FDA said their symptoms ranged from fatigue, muscle pain, and missed periods to screwed-up liver and thyroid function.<p>If you've been taking Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 and have experienced these symptoms—or any others—the FDA …

Wellness

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of …

PCOS: Symptoms of PCOS

Most women discover that they have PCOS when they’re in their mid- to late teens and twenties, when they realize that their periods still haven’t become regular after a few years of menstruation (or when they struggle to conceive). There’s no specific test to diagnose PCOS, so doctors have to rule …

Women's Health

Biological Clock: Why You Feel SO Groggy All the Time

<b>Why Your Internal Clock Is Off</b> Electricity has taken internal clocks for a ride, says Wright. You spend lots of time indoors and away from the sunlight—in your home, office, or in dark restaurants or bars. On the flip side, you also spend a bunch of time in well-lit places after the sun has set, …

Pain = Weight Loss: The Tongue Patch Diet

They say, "No pain, no gain," but a new weight-loss method turns that old saying on its head.<p>Marlene Beltran weighed 169 pounds because, she told ABC …

Weight Loss

Endurance Training Without Injury

<b>Don't Go For Both Distance and Speed Right Away</b><br>Trying to go longer and faster simultaneously is a dangerous combination, says Newby-Fraser. Nix that idea. Instead, focus first on building up your distance. "Step one is slowing down a little bit to make it sustainable," says Newby-Fraser. Once your …

I Lost Weight: Carin Powell Lost 10 Pounds For A Job Opportunity, Then Kept On Losing

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Carin Powell<p><b>Age:</b> 28<p><b>Height:</b> 5'6"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 197 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> It was a confluence of factors, but while a difficult medication regimen and a snail's-pace …

Can You Exercise Too Much?

Exercise is healthy (and maybe even addicting), but when it comes to hitting the gym, is there such a thing as too much? <b>When the amount of exercise</b> …

Change Your Posture, Change Your Performance [Guest Post]

<b>Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “My posture sucks!”? Or was your mom constantly on you about “sitting up straight!”?</b><p>Well …

Abdominal Axioms: 9 Rules For Better Abs

Thinking you could look like that fitness model is a lot easier than actually looking like him, especially if you're groping the bottom of your …

Nutrition

Ask The Ripped Dude: What The Heck Is Tabata Training?

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Obi Obadike <b><br>Website:</b> www.obiobadike.com <b><br>Email:</b> obifitness@verizon.net<p>Q<p>I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of Tabata training. …

Exercise

Do You Need Cardio For Fat Loss?

I am going to ask you a question, and without thinking I want you to blurt out the first answer that comes to mind. Ready? Here's the question:<p><i>How</i> …

For Lionel Shriver, the burden of family can be too much to bear

Pandora Halfdanarson, the heroine of Lionel Shriver's novel <i>Big Brother</i>, runs a successful business selling custom-made caricature dolls. When you pull the chain on the intricately crafted replica of a husband, say, or a friend, it mimics the most annoying and mockable sayings of the original. The …

How we do it: Maybe monogamy isn’t natural!

From incest to sperm competition and polyamory, anatomy — not social arrangements — explain how a species mates<p>It is tempting to assume that mating arrangements directly match the typical social pattern. For instance, in a pair-living species it might seem obvious that the adult male sires any …

I Know What You Should Be Reading This Summer

Ah, summer. I believe it is finally here (I have my doubts because I saw snow fly a couple of weeks ago), and so I thought I'd put together a list of books I'd be reading this summer if I hadn't already read them. Trust me, each of these books is a pure, page-turning pleasure and beautifully …

Books

Beach Read: 'The Widow Waltz' Is Slicker Than a Brazilian Wax Job

I know Sally Koslow slightly, and she knows my website a bit better, so she asked me to read and blurb her new novel.<p>I submitted this: "<i>The Widow Waltz</i> is slicker than a Brazilian wax job."<p>Her publisher declined to use it on the book or in its marketing. I'll guess at a reason: <i>The Widow Waltz</i> is …

4 Ways to Ensure Better Sleep

<i>By Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium</i><p>When it comes to creating an arsenal of stress-reducing tools, it doesn't matter how much yoga you do or how much herbal tea you drink -- your efforts aren't worth much without a solid night's sleep.<p>Don't underestimate the power of shut-eye to improve …

Immune System

We Tried It: The 7-Minute Workout

<b>What We Tried:</b> The seven-minute workout, as made popular by a <i>New York Times</i> article covering a recent circuit workout published in the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) <i>Health & Fitness Journal.</i><p><b>Where:</b> In the comfort of my own living room.<p><b>What We Did:</b> The seven-minute workout involves a …

Exercise

Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

<i>Om</i> is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a short and sharp sound. It lingers and flows like energy itself. <i>Ommmmmmmmmmmm...</i><p>When you open yourself up to the vibration of Om, you will feel yourself …

Spirituality

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this untrained mind of buzzing thoughts the Monkey Mind.<p>The Monkey Mind, the ego mind, constantly flickers between conscious thoughts of love and unconscious …

Meditation

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

Microbes have traditionally been considered a threat, but a new frontier in science is yielding a lot of exciting information about their power inside us. The National Institutes of Health has an entire initiative dedicated to understanding how the collection of microbes, the Microbiome, that exist …

Go Easy On The Soy Sauce, Bro, It Could Kill You

First, let's spoil this tale right away by telling you the 19-year-old man in Virginia who downed a quart of soy sauce on a dare survived.<p>It's a happy ending of sorts. But the guy had a close call. And you definitely don't want to try it.<p>While there's been quite a debate lately about whether the …

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

Your Thoughts: Spiritual or Circumstantial?

I've received several questions about this sentence from my article: "I know it might sound strange, but remember: Thought is a spiritual principle; not a circumstantial one."<p>So, let's dig a little deeper into what I was driving at by considering this personal example: Last weekend I played golf. …

When It Comes to Our Brains, Study Suggests Yoga Trumps Running

We’ve learned that yoga can make us limber like Gumby, help relieve anxiety and pain, and reduce blood pressure Does yoga therapy reduce blood …