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Exercise at Work: Easy Weight Loss

The good news: Making little changes throughout your workday can impact the number on the scale—and more importantly, your overall health—in a big way. Cardinal's previous research shows that short bouts of activity—as brief as two minutes each—may impact your health just as much as hitting the gym …

Weight Loss

Sleep Help: 15 Tricks to Sleep Better

15 Tricks to Sleep Better<p>Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks<p>Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock<p>Lose Control<p>Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn't one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you …


The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …


11 Natural Skin Care Products That Are Already in Your Fridge

Your kitchen = your new Sephora.<p>It's time to toss the face toner with ingredients that you can't pronounce and go all natural this season. We spoke with expert Alexis Wolfer, founder of the popular natural beauty website, The Beauty Bean, about how champagne, yogurt, and even coffee grounds can do …

Skin Care

Weird Facts About Boobs

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts<p>Mounds of fascinating, bizarre, and pretty neat factoids about your girls<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Women Are Buying Bigger Bras<p>The average woman says she now wears a 34DD-sized bra, according to data from lingerie retailer Intimacy. That's up from a 34B 20 years ago! (To put …

Women's Health

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …


The Real Reason You Can’t Shed Pounds | Women's Health

Pre-meal, everyone’s ghrelin levels were about the same. But after the meal, the people without the FTO gene saw a much bigger dip in their ghrelin levels. What’s more, ghrelin levels rose back to their pre-meal level much more quickly for people who had the FTO gene.<p>When your body functions …


Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …


Can Healthy Appetizers Help You Eat Less?

Why? Beginning your meal with a healthy food that’s rich in fiber and water (like salad greens, for instance) can help fill you up, which means you eat less later on, says study author Nicola Buckland, PhD, a research student at the University of Leed’s Institute of Psychological Sciences. But …


YouTube Turns a Hit Show Into a Movie You Won’t Watch

YouTube has lots of ambitions to upend Hollywood and traditional TV, and maybe one day it will get there. In the meantime, it is most definitely the …

Hack Combines Philips Hue And IFTTT To Change Lights Via Text Message

Philips graciously released an API a few months ago for its Hue smartphone-controlled smart lightbulb to let developers tinker, and already there are a number of apps taking advantage. Today, mobile design firm Fresh Tilled Soil is showing off the hack it put together using that API and the IFTTT …

How Believing in Yourself Can Save Your Life

It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.<p>It's the moments when we're forced to face our mortality and question everything we believe in that truly shape us.


The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

Bodyweight Exercise

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Crunch

This exercise will help eliminate your lower belly pooch<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.</i> …

Bodyweight Exercise

Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …


Fatty Foods: 5 Deliciously Healthy Treats That Are Good for You

5 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny<p>Delicious, fatty foods that help you lose weight? Where can you sign up? Right here!<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You are NOT what you eat.<p>If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of …


Weight Loss Tips: Is Diet or Exercise More Important?

In the studies, researchers asked a total of more than 1,200 people in the U.S., Canada, China, France, and South Korea about the main factor that makes people overweight. They also took participants’ height and weight measurements to calculate their BMIs. Interestingly, those who said it’s most …


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) …

Women's Health

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

11 Kinds Of Junk Food That Cost Almost Twice As Much As Something Healthier

Courtesy of DC-based non-profit consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest.<p><i>C.S.P.I. created these images to share their findings with the public.</i>


Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

23 Signs You're Addicted To Bread

Someone once told you they're allergic to gluten and you found yourself in a puddle of tears thinking of all the joys they are missing.

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The Paleo Diet Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Nell Stephenson & Loren Cordain<p><b>At last! The cookbook based on the bestselling The Paleo Diet</b><br>Dr. Loren Cordain's <i>The Paleo Diet</i> has helped thousands of people lose weight, keep it off, and learn how to eat for good health by following the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors and eating the foods …

Summer is all about watermelon. When it's good, it's really good and needs little else to completely satisfy a craving for a cool, sweet treat. Recipe: Watermelon Popsicles - http://bit.ly/12O0zMz

The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to cookies, there's no question that chocolate chip is the only way to go. Even if peanut butter cookies have a claim to your heart or if you're more into the crumbly nature of shortbread, you can't refute the fact that chocolate chip cookies are basically America's favorite …