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9 Ways Stress Messes With Your Body

The side effects of stress might be scarier than whatever you're worried about.

Women's Health

The Easiest Way to Have an Orgasm

Cross the finish line every time by taking one ridiculously simple step<p>What if we told you there was a secret ingredient that could up your odds of having an orgasm? Get excited, because there actually is. Nearly 50 percent of men and women who have used lube say that it makes it easier to have an …

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

5 Major Stretching Mistakes—and How to Fix Them

These mistakes could be thwarting your fitness goals—or sidelining you with an injury<p>If you're more concerned with beating your best time during your run than you are with your pre-workout stretch session, then this is for you: Giving short shrift to your form and movements while you limber up can …

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

The Trait That Makes You Susceptible to Overeating

And how to outsmart it even if you do have it<p>Being compulsive is great if you're paying attention to your form at the gym or reading over a report that needs to go to your boss's boss. But it might not be as beneficial when it comes time to sit down to dinner: A new study published in the journal</i> …

Research

6 Body-Shapers That Work Like Magic

These shapers are so chic, it's a shame to keep them undercover

10 Weird Things That Destroy Your Immunity

Nix these bad habits, and the cold and flu will be no match against your immune system

"Should I Do Strength Or Cardio First In My Workouts?"

Turns out your workout order actually matters more than you think<p><b>The question:</b> "Should I do strength or cardio first in my workouts?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified physical trainer at Crunch gym in Los Angeles<p><b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do …

The Best Cereal for Weight Loss

Not only does it stop cravings, but it’s also totally delicious<p>Oatmeal has been trendy with foodies and celebs for a while now, thanks in part to its rep as a low-fat, high-protein superfood. But here's another reason to boil some water and make yourself a bowl tomorrow morning: Oatmeal can help …

7 Makeup Mistakes Making You Look Tired

These errors can make you look tired--fix 'em fast with these 7 tips<p><i>By Augusta Falletta for Beauty High</i><p>It’s hard enough to look awake in the morning, but it’s even harder if your makeup makes you look more tired. The good news: You <i>can</i> avoid looking like you’re running on no sleep. Steer clear of …

Strong Body, Powerful Mind

Calorie torching, muscle sculpting, and stress reducing—with the right yoga moves, you really can have it all.<p>No one disputes that yoga will make you loose and limber. But there's one misconception we'd like to wrestle to the mat: that bending and stretching and twisting can't work you as hard or …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Is Meghan Markle Actually A Vegan?<p>2<p>6 Paxil Side Effects You Should Know<p>3<p>The Vegan 'Fake Meat' You'll Actually Want To Eat<p>4<p>Jazz Jennings Is 'Going To Have A Vagina' Soon<p>5<p>Are There Any Benefits To Personalized Vitamins?<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Next9 …

16 Signs You're Obsessed with Coffee

Beside the fact that you're already on your third cup of the day...

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

6 Sneaky Ways to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Cold weather does NOT have to mean dry, uncomfortable skin

Weather

Sculpt Fabulous Arms: Stacie Clark's Favorite Pushup

This simple tweak to engage your core while you tone your upper body<p>If you want sleek and sexy arms, there’s no question about it: Pushups totally rock. But there may be an even better way to get rid of the jiggle while you build strength in your chest, core, and back. Find out how <i>The Next Fitness</i> …

Weekend Challenge: Single-Leg Hip Raise

Try it to tighten your tush by Monday<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, and</i> …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

5 Sneaky Reasons You Can't Lose Weight

These five things could be distracting you from your hunger cues. Here's how to stop 'em<p><b>Your Thermostat</b>If you're not careful, the layers you put on this winter could be permanent. Research has found that people tend to eat more during prolonged cold temperatures than during hot periods because it …

The Best Reason to Work Out Right Now

Fall is an amazing time for working out. Learn how to make the most of it<p>Seriously, what’s not to love about fall? Pumpkin lattes are back, you can dig out your favorite sweaters, and sweet potatoes are finally in season. Best of all, the crisp temps make fall the perfect time to exercise outdoors: …

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes

Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems<p>Washing your face seems like the least complicated part of your beauty routine, right? Turns out that some common lathering habits can cause a whole list of skin woes, including dryness, irritation, oiliness, and breakouts. Read on to learn …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

10 Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Follow this advice for clear, glowing skin<p>A sad fact of life: Breakouts don’t only happen to teenagers. But you can win the war against pimples by following these clear skin rules.<p><b>1. Cleanse Gently</b>Deeply cleansing oily skin sounds like a great strategy but harsh cleansers can strip skin of its …

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 …

9 Genius Ways to Burn Even More Calories Outside

Amp up your outdoor workout with these tricks<p>We’re officially giving you permission to skip the gym. But don’t hop on the couch just yet—it’s time to head outside. The weather is perfect for outdoor workouts right now, and exercising outside can add a ton of versatility to your tired fitness …