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6 Ways You’re Ruining Superfoods

Make these diet mistakes, and you could be turning health food into junk food

How Ignoring the Scale Can Help You Lose Weight

There's something more crucial to success than those weekly weigh-ins<p>Ever step on the scale one week to see you've lost two pounds (yay!)…only to weigh in the next week and realize you've gained them both back (ugh)? You're in good company. A new University of Zurich study shows that people who …

Yes, There's a Bra That Keeps You From Overeating

And yes, we're feeling a bit indignant about it<p>As you may have noticed, the Internet is a-buzz about a new bra designed by Microsoft researchers to curb emotional overeating. The idea is that it has built-in sensors to monitor your heart activity, perspiration levels, and movement—which it then …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

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 …

Can Swimming Really Make You GAIN Weight?

You may want to dive into this news before you hit the pool<p><b>The question:</b> I've heard that swimming can make you gain weight. Is that true? <b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified personal trainer and district manager of Crunch Fitness in Los Angeles <b>The answer:</b> Surprisingly, yes. But it's not because …

7 Things That Are Secretly Stressing You Out

Keep calm and read this article

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

Too Busy to Work Out? You Need to Read This

The Biggest Loser’s Alison Sweeney has a philosophy worth stealing<p>We get it—sometimes even the best fitness intentions fail when you have a packed schedule, tons of errands, or a date you just can’t pass up. So you skip the gym to take care of other things…and you might end up feeling a little …

10 Reasons You Should Have More Orgasms

Aside from the fact that they feel amazing

Your Holiday-Themed Workout Playlist

We wish you some merry fitness<p>Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means… It's officially holiday music season! Turn on the radio, and you'll hear "Silent Night." Head into a department store, and you'll get an earful of "White Christmas." Holiday music lovers are basically in heaven right now.<p>But …

6 Fun Ways to Stay Fit This Winter

Because there's no reason to glue yourself to the elliptical once the temps drop

7 Tips for Weight-Lifting Newbies

Get ready to OWN that weight room<p>If your confidence plummets every time you step off the elliptical and into the weight room, it’s time to face your fear. First of all, lifting heavy weights can burn tons of calories and help you tone up in a way your treadmill just can’t. Plus, you know you’ll …

A Fun Way to Kick Off Your Get-Fit Resolution

This January 1, celebrate with a runner's high, not a hangover<p>Got big fitness plans for 2014? You might want turn in early on New Year's Eve. First thing on January 1, 35 cities across the country will host the second annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Run/Walk.<p>Hosted by Life Time Fitness and the …

7 Fascinating Facts About Your Muscles

Because knowledge is (muscle) power, people

4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

Do these moves to look even more amazing come party time<p>Bikini Season 2013 may be long over, but another occasion for skin-baring numbers is fast approaching: Holiday Party Season! Planning to make merry in something festive—and fitted? Use this guide to target the muscles that you’ll show off in …

3 Moves That Blast Cellulite

Learn how these exercises can reduce the appearance of cellulite on your thighs<p>Ever notice how even your enviably fit pals (and celebs!) still have <i>some</i> cellulite? That’s because it has little to do with how much you work out or even what you eat (Having more body fat obviously increases the odds …

10 Signs You Need to Switch Up Your Workout Routine

Sign #1: You just stopped mid-lunge to read this

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7 Ways To Start Feeling More Confident Right Now

Love. Your. Damn. Self.<p>There are three constants in life: Death, taxes, and the fact that scrolling through Insta and seeing people with ultra-toned bodies going on #wanderlust #travelgoals trips will def make you feel like sh*t. (No matter how awesome you are.)<p>And that's not just me being salty: …

The 10-Minute Total-Body Toning Circuit

You definitely have time for this heart-pumping workout<p>Each of these exercises works multiple muscle groups for an efficient total-body routine, with some extra emphasis on the upper thighs, an area some people want to give a little more love. To increase the cardio burn, do as many reps as you can …

The Strange Things That Happen to Your Body When You Switch Diets

Your belly doesn't cope well with change—in more ways than one<p>Every day, it seems there's a new "it" diet. But now there's a whole new reason not to try them all: It turns out, switching diets can drastically affect your intestinal health, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>In …

The Time When You're MOST Likely to Flirt

Hint: It's not happy hour<p>It's not just you—every woman has nights where she's just not in the mood to flirt and others where she's practically on the prowl. So what gives? Blame it on your cycle. Women flirt more during the high-fertility phase of their cycle, and they particularly focus on flings …

9 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Try these tricks for a little less "bah, humbug" and a lot more festive fun this season

The Best Party Looks for Your Body Shape

Show off your fave features with these sexy combos

4 Abs Exercises from the Crazy Fit Rockettes

Try these moves to get some kickin’ core muscles<p>When you think about the Rockettes, the first word that comes to mind is probably “kicks.” Truth: The Rockettes do a whole lot of kicking in the <i>Radio City Christmas Spectacular</i>. Truth #2: The Rockettes are insanely fit—they have to be in order to do …

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees

You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do three sets of 20 reps for each move.<p>1. …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

The 13 Best Fitness Lessons from 2013

ICYMI: It was a pretty awesome year for fitness

3 Morning Habits That Can Wreck Your Day

Cut them out before they ruin your day<p>So many things can make for a less-than-ideal morning: like hitting a traffic jam in the middle of your commute or realizing you’ve forgotten an umbrella just as a downpour hits. Some things are out of your hands—but other little morning habits could be …

How to Take Amazing Food Pics

Use these tips to make your #foodporn photos go viral<p>No one can deny Martha Stewart's talent with food—but with photographs, let's just say she should stick to tossing salads instead of taking photos of them. The Internet exploded with criticism about Martha Stewart's Twitter account after she …