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4 hours ago
If your strength workout is limited to resistance machines, it's time to get up and grab some weights. Using free weights is the surest way to strengthen your muscles, burn calories, and become better at pretty much everything you do. More
6 hours ago
Treating yourself to dessert (which you should totally do, by the way) doesn't need to mean adding a ton of empty calories to your diet. These recipes use vegetables (and fruit) to pack equal parts flavor and health benefits into your indulgences. More
11 hours ago
It's 2015, and you're probably well aware that a spoonful of coconut oil gives killer texture to smoothies. And sprinkling of chia seeds is a simple and sneaky way to add fiber to your sippable snack. But those can get ho-hum really fast if you grab a smoothie several times a week. Mix things up with these seven trendy blender BFFs. More
1 day ago
Forget the age-old eight-hours-a-night rec. Here's how to determine the optimal amount of sleep your body needs—down to the exact minute. More

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1 day ago
"Regular exercise and physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, improves the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of cognitive functioning by improving attentional focus and concentration," says Scott B. Martin, PhD, professor of sport and exercise psychology at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Translation: Hitting the gym before or after work (or during, we won't tell) can do wonders for your job performance. Here's how. More
4 days 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 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
1 week 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