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2 hours ago
You get out what you put into your workout. Unfortunately, many women are putting in the wrong moves, bad form, and—let's face it—a little bit of Instagramming between sets. So before you perform another strength session, learn from these weight-lifting mistakes. You'll be pretty surprised by some of them. More
4 hours ago
All this marathon talk have you feeling inspired to start running? Never one to underestimate the power of a good beat, fitness blogger Grace Kim of LeanGirlsClub.com put together the best songs to help you pace yourself for your first multi-miler. This playlist will last 6 miles, at about a 10-minute mile pace, but feel free to replay to your heart's (or feet's) content. More
6 hours ago
Cholesterol is the perfect example of getting too much of a good thing. On one hand, your body needs this waxy, fat-like substance (fun fact: it makes up every cell of your body). But excess—especially LDL (low-density lipoproteins)—can build up in your blood vessels, causing blockages that can hamper blood flow to your heart and brain, increasing your risk of cardiovascular events, like heart attack and stroke. Good news, though: Tiny tweaks—like the ones we've featured here—can lower cholesterol and protect your ticker. More
1 day ago
Ever tried to DIY juice? Too much of this, not enough of that, and you quickly end up with a funky-tasting experiment. We've taken the guesswork out of the equation with these juicing recipes that are just as good as they are good for you. (And in case you forgot, here's how to juice for your health.) More

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1 day ago
Are you stuck in a protein rut? It's time to think beyond chicken breast. "People eating vegan or vegetarian diets get more than enough protein, and omnivores can also benefit from adding more plant foods to their diets, since they’re high in fiber and nutrients," says Michelle Hauser, MD, certified chef, nutrition educator, and postdoctoral research fellow in cardiovascular disease prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine. Some of these high-protein foods are more surprising than you think (we know you're already eating eggs). And don't worry, there's no chalky protein powder in sight.   More
2 days ago
Everyone raves about the health benefits of probiotics. But should you be taking probiotic supplements, or can you get enough from food? More
2 days ago
"Fat is flavor" might be a popular expression among foodies, but it's only one way to add oomph to a dish. In fact, there's a whole slew of healthy condiments that you haven't tried—or maybe haven't even heard about—that you can use to create tasty meals. "A lot of condiments you might not think of as healthy, like sriracha, have nutritional benefits when used in moderation," says Kristy Del Coro, RD, senior culinary nutritionist for SPE Certified, a food consultancy service that advises restaurants and other hospitality clients on nutrition and sustainability. Shake up your cooking routine with one of these zesty condiments. More
2 days ago
Ditching gluten from your diet doesn't mean you need to swear off the bread basket with it. These eight gluten-free bread recipes found some flour loopholes, so you can enjoy your usual carb favorites with just a few simple ingredient tweaks. More
3 days ago
Tofu: Either you avoid it like the plague—likely because you don't know what to do with it—or you simply toss it in a stir-fry because, again, you don't know what to do with it. It's time to change all that. After all, when you have an ingredient that's gluten-free and chock-full of protein, iron, and calcium, you've gotta find a way to enjoy it. So put the wok away and try one of these 10 tofu recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner—even dessert. More
3 days ago
With winter finally out the door (can we get a high five?), we know you'll soon be headed to the pool to soak up the warmer weather and up your fitness game (check out these benefits of swimming). Just be sure to give your hair some extra love—the damage from the copper and chlorine in pool water is no myth: "When copper oxidizes against the hair shaft, it creates a green tint, which is especially visible on blond hair," says Jessica Krant, MD, dermatologist at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. And the chlorine? "It dries out and dulls the hair by stripping natural oils from the scalp and hair shaft," she says, which roughs up smooth hair cuticles and makes them stick out. Translation: Chlorine makes your hair sticky, reduces shine, and strips it of hair dye. But not to fret! We've got the scoop on how to protect hair from chlorine, so you can keep on enjoying your sunny pool days—gorgeous hair included. More
3 days ago
These six low-carb smoothies, all with fewer grams of carbohydrates than grams of protein and fat combined, will help you start your day in a satisfying (yet slimming) way. And since each has less than 300 calories, feel free to make one your go-to afternoon snack, too. More
4 days ago
Swimming can make over your muscles, transform you into a cardio goddess, and turn back the aging clock. Need more reason to suit up? We've got 'em right here. Dive in. More
4 days ago
Skipping these muscles will do more than make you look lopsided. It will throw your body out of alignment, up your risk of injury, and limit your exercise performance, calorie burn, and results. More
4 days ago
Choosing to adopt a vegetarian diet requires commitment, planning, and a lot of patience (be prepared to explain for the millionth time why you brought your own veggie dish to the company barbecue). If you've sworn off of eating animals forever, these #vegetarianproblems are sure to hit home with you. More