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Low-Cal Winter Dinner Ideas

<b>Vegan Split Pea Soup</b><p>Warm up an especially chilly day with a big bowl of this vegan split pea soup. Easy to make and high in protein, this meat-free version of the classic is only 326 calories.<p><b>Toasted Quinoa and Lemon Cabbage</b><p>This lemony mix of high-fiber, protein-rich toasted quinoa and wilted …

Weight Maintenance and Weight Loss: How Should Your Strategies for Each Be Different?

<b>The answer</b>: Actually, your game plan for losing weight should be totally different from your game plan for keeping it off. When you're in weight-loss mode, it's a temporary situation primarily driven by food restriction (which is why it's so much easier to lose weight through diet than exercise). …

Healthy and Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

7 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes<p>No need to slave over the stove for hours tonight—just grab a crock pot instead<p>Too busy to cook? Then you <i>need</i> a slow cooker. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock-pot, let them cook while you're at work or out and about, and dinner's ready when you are. Not sure …

Double Workouts: Is It Okay to Work Out Twice In One Day?

<b>The answer:</b> Logging double workouts can be safe, but it depends on two things: how long your workouts are and what you’re doing during each one. “People assume that working out more is always better than working out less, but that’s not the case—more isn’t always better, especially if you're doing …

The Reason You're Taking in Too Many Calories

Part of the problem is that you rarely see calorie counts next to alcohol. But a recent study found that when menus listed how much exercise you’d have to do to work off a menu item, people ordered healthier options. You probably won’t see reps next to your cocktail order, but you can consult this …

5 Ways to Decompress

<b>Listen Up to Shut Up</b><br>If sitting still makes you want to dig your nails into the chair, then you're probably nowhere near ready for silent meditation. Instead, buy a mind-body relaxation CD, on which a trained professional talks you through a guided meditation session. This will allow you to focus on …

Why You Shouldn’t Strive for the “Thigh Gap”

Obsessions with transforming certain body parts aren't exactly a new phenomenon, but what’s scary about this trend is that women are going to dangerous lengths to get crazy-thin legs, says Claire Mysko, a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. “Most women cannot achieve this …

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Delicious Salads with Fall Foods

7 Delicious Fall Salads<p>Staying healthy in the face of holiday treats is about to get a lot easier<p>With the holiday calorie-fest fast approaching, you’ll need a few healthy alternatives in your cooking arsenal. We’ve got you covered with these tasty salads packed with fresh fall ingredients. Take …

What to Eat Before a Workout: Avoid These Mistakes

<b>Mistake #1: You eat something new the day of a race or important workout</b><p>It’s smart to experiment with different foods to see how well you perform with various fuel sources. Just don’t do it the morning of (or even the day before) your event or an important workout—like that 20-miler on your …

The Stress Buster You Haven't Tried

Mindfulness can help you fend off anxiety. Here’s how to put it into practice<p>“Stop and smell the roses” isn’t just good advice—it’s also a powerful safeguard against stress. Mindfulness, or the practice of consciously and non-judgmentally observing the present moment, has been linked to better …

Mindfulness

6 Ways to Boost Your Body Confidence | Women's Health

Bad news for the less confident: It turns out that the women who were hung up on their bodies assumed that their friends were, too, and their body image concerns mirrored what they perceived their friend's concerns to be. The more they thought that their friend was dissatisfied, the more …

The PMS Diet

<b>Sweet Potatoes</b><br>Premenstrual mood swings and crazy cravings come down to a shortage of the brain chemical serotonin, says Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., coauthor of The Serotonin Power Diet. "The only thing that helps—and it helps instantly—is to eat carbs, because that's the only way the brain makes new …

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 …

The Slow-and-Steady Cardio Routine

How to get in the zone when you're getting your cardio on<p>Steady-state aerobic exercise puts your body in a place where it's capable of operating and functioning for a long time, says Paul Arciero, Ph.D., a professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College. "Your heart rate, breath, and …

Exercise

Self Massage: 5 Ways to Give Yourself a Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

The Ultra-Effective Cardio Intervals Workout

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine<p>Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes with this interval routine<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories …

6 Dating Rules to Break

<b>Break It:</b> Text within 24 hours.<p>The beauty of a speedy text: It's efficient for making plans to see him again and a key to flirting for shy girls. Here, a few guidelines on the other forms of reaching out:<p><b>Call:</b> After three or four dates.<p><b>E-mail:</b> Skip it if you're sending a "Hey, what's up?" type of …

When He Annoys You

<b>Speak Up Fast</b><br>Nothing stinks up a relationship faster than passive-aggressive behavior, but when anger festers, that’s what comes out. You start moving those dirty cereal bowls onto the counter so he has to reach over them to grab the cereal box. Or you start tossing his dirty gym clothes out on the …

The Total-Body Weight Room Workout

Exercise 1 Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your shoulders, feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and lower into a squat, keeping your chest upright and your knees over your toes (a). As you push through your heels to return to standing, press the dumbbells overhead (b). Lower …

7 Meals That Slash Your Sodium Intake

Cut the salt WITHOUT sacrificing any flavor<p>When you order takeout, control over what’s in your food goes out the window—but one city is trying to make to-go meals healthier: Philadelphia’s latest health campaign encourages Chinese restaurants to use low-sodium cooking methods. The goal is to reduce …

Healthy Eating

The Verbal Habit You Need to Break | Women's Health

And being in the lead had a surprising impact. "If you're really successful on the show, that's going to play into how sure you are of yourself," says Linneman. "And that was true for men. The more a man was ahead in the game, the less he used uptalk. But the opposite was true for women. The …

Types of Yoga: The Best One for You

But also like sex, the endless options mean you never have to settle for a lackluster session or the same variety every week. After all, sometimes you want it fast, other times slow, sometimes you want a lot of talking, sometimes you want silence. Here, we help you find the right practice for your …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Career Advice for Millennials

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar<p>Tired of the bad rap millennials get? Overcome it with these tips from career expert Dan Schawbel<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. …

6 Surprising Stress Symptoms

"Emotional stress alerts the body to produce stress chemicals such as cortisol, which—if produced on an ongoing basis—begin to break down the immune, gastrointestinal, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems," says Molitor.<p>What's worse, those physical symptoms you end up with (um, bald patches) …

9 Foods High In Iron | Women's Health

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women<p>If your body doesn't have enough iron, your muscles can't recover as quickly post-workout. Stock up on these foods high in iron to reach your fitness goals<p>Shutterstock<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study …

Stress Relief: 8 Ways to De-stress Your Life

And meditation is pretty simple to do: just find a comfortable place, close your eyes, relax your muscles, and focus on one thing, whether it's your breathing, an object (a flower, or a painting)—or even a picture in your mind—perhaps you are sitting on a beach in the Caribbean. You can do this for …

The Ultimate Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

We see cartons of juice and boxes of cereal trumpeting their vitamin and mineral content, but why are these microscopic nutrients so important? From …

Wellness