Fun time in the sun can actually make you gain. Learn which summertime treats are the biggest calorie culprits--and better-for-you options to try instead.
Belly fat, beer gut, tummy--you can call it what you like, but it's all the same dangerous fat. But that doesn't mean you should sit idly by and let the fat infiltrate your midsection. Use the following strategies to banish your belly fat for good.
Not to rain on your picnic, but summer ushers in its own particular perils: accidents, food poisoning, and bugs that carry Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and the like. Fortunately, taking the following precautions can make these days of summer safe.
Higher temperatures may translate into more time spent outdoors, but for pet owners, they can also mean more visits to the veterinarian. Here's how to prevent injuries and illness
It's really hot. We know. But don't let your desperation to cool down short-circuit your better judgment. Not all swimming situations are created equal.These six signs are clear warnings that what might look like a day of summer fun could spell big troubl
Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could watch your belly disappear? Here are ten easy ways that you can flatten your belly every day--from simple tips that you can incorporate into your daily life to belly busting moves that you can do at home.
Sure, we could list study after study showing the health perks of having a pet in your life. Or we can simply show it with these remarkable stories of four-legged friends helping out their two-legged companions.
Like packaged foods, sunscreen bottles are a mishmash of government-regulated terms and unregulated--and downright sketchy--marketing claims, which can confuse even the most conscientious consumer. Read on for the key terms you can expect to see on your s
You know those little extras you love, like ketchup on burgers or hot sauce in tacos? Turns out they have hidden health benefits. Here, 9 condiments to have on hand.
We all know it's healthier to skip the drive-thru, but everyone eventually finds themselves at a roadside rest stop or caves into a French-fry craving. So we turned to the nutrition experts who created the menus for our favorite fast-food joints to find o
Stressful events--and they don't even have to be big, just the daily hassles of life--cause our cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol causes food cravings, and in women those cravings tend to be strongest for carbs, especially sweet foods,
Who doesn't like an upgrade? These supermarket and drive-thru staples get some much-needed makeovers. So you can imagine our delight when we discovered these 10 foods that are now a much better buy thanks to some key upgrades in the nutrition department.
You probably don't need scientists to tell you that your metabolism slows with age. But midlife weight gain isn't inevitable: We've found eating strategies that will tackle these changes. Ignite your body's fat-burning furnace with these healthy eating t
Buying an essential oil is easy. Buying a good one, on the other hand, can be a challenge, even for trained aromatherapists. So how do you spot the good stuff? Look for these telltale signs.
The way you sit and stand reveals more about your body than you'd think. Muscular imbalances, tight areas, and weak spots create a chain reaction throughout your body that manifest in subtle ways. Here are some of the most common body secrets you may be u
Google "superfoods" and you'll be bombarded with more than 4 million links to websites, blogs, and books all touting the magical health properties of "super" foods, beverages, powders, and pills. While the following 8 "superfoods" do offer health benefits
There's no denying that America has a love affair with soda--in just one year, the average American guzzles 44 gallons of the sweet stuff. We scoured the shelves to find the best sodas out there.
Uncover all of the damaging lies that you may be telling yourself, lies that will prevent you from fully accepting and respecting your body. Below are 21 of the most common lies, ones that actually sabotage your ability to succeed at any weight loss plan.
Some of the most contagious things lurking about don't even involve germs--and all the hand sanitizer in the world won't keep these weird things at bay. Check out these surprisingly "catching" issues and the simple ways to protect yourself.
Increasingly, diseases we commonly associate with people in their 60s and 70s are hitting two, three, or even four decades earlier. Here, 7 diseases you can do something about today--to make sure you feel better, longer.
It's tempting to believe some people possess a magic power for keeping their appetite under control. While it's not quite magical, certain seemingly unrelated habits and issues can influence when you put down the fork--and when you definitely don't (but s
There's a lot more to losing weight than simply eating better and working out. Try following these simple tips for one week--one for each day--to learn how to approach food and exercise differently.
Everyone loses hair. It happens during your morning shower, while you're blowing it dry or brushing it. But hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment. Here are 9
You eat well, you exercise, and you even get the right amount of sleep. But chances are, you've got other habits that are costing you in the health department. Check out these 10 hidden health risks, and simple ways to fix them.