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Health Study Shows It May Not Be Possible to Know Everything

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Martha Lufkin

After I read that a new study had found health benefits from drinking coffee, I sprang from the table and brewed myself a cup of strong Yemeni espresso. I had downed almost the entire contents when the radio news came on. The broadcaster announced that a recent health study had discovered that if you drank too much coffee, it could kill you.

How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women
Literally, Darling

Regardless of if and when I lose the weight, these pink tattoos from that year will never go away. Even if I become a ripped, svelte version of myself, the permanent marks of the toughest period of transition in my life will remain a constant reminder of the insecure and desperate-for-fulfillment girl that got me the marks in the first place.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

What If You're Not Attracted To Your Partner, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | Home

When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman told me what to do when your partner has gained a lot of weight and ...

2 Curious Reasons You May Be Gaining Weight While You Sleep

Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO I find it fascinating that while asleep and in a prolonged fasting state, our blood sugar does not drop. A similar period...

The Truth About The 'Freshman 15'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene For many new university students, heading off to college means figuring out how to balance studies, work, a social life and livi...

What Message Is The Color You're Wearing Sending?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The lengths go up and down, the pants change from skinny to wide, but no matter what the experts say, I dress in what lifts my spirit and helps me feel confident, sexy, and self-expressive! Fashion lifts my mood and nourishes my soul. I love it!

Coming Out As Wearing a "Women's" Size

Deborah Plummer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Deborah Plummer

Owning the fact that a plus size (ouch!) fits my body even though I continue to exercise and eat healthy foods means that my body has matured along with the rest of my life.

Counter the Cues! 3 Easy Food Decisions to Improve Your Health

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Eating for satiation, with just two to three fewer bites per meal can add up to 100 calories per day or losing 10 to 20 pounds in a year! That beats the gradual weight gain that happens over time for most adults.

In Praise of an Extra 20 Pounds

Heather Donahue | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Heather Donahue

I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.

I Sing The Body Hypoxic

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
John Berardi, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOf course, you may never want to make your body bigger, smaller, and then bigger again. You may never want to hold your breath for 17 minutes. And you may never want to run through a forest fire.

People Would Rather Lose $1,000 Than Gain This Much Weight

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women

Sixty-three percent of women would rather lose $1,000 than gain 20 pounds. This alarming statistic comes from a recent survey conducted by the Int...

Baby Weight Wars

Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Parents
Bonnie Modugno, M.S., R.D.

A recent People Magazine cover featured Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Kim Kardashian. According to popular opinion, one hasn't gained enough weight during pregnancy and the other much too much -- a perfect opportunity to educate a judgmental public.

How To Keep From Getting A Fat Belly During Menopause

Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty

During menopause, even the most physically active women experience unbalanced shifts of weight from their buttocks to the abdomen. Luckily there are a...

The Trait I Don't Want My Daughter to Inherit

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Now I have a daughter. And I realize that I am carrying more than the extra weight I gained during my pregnancy. I am carrying shame -- shame that I cannot pass on to my little girl. I do not want her to share the legacy of self-hate that so many women feel.

3 Easy Steps To Avoid Weight Gain During This Tax Season

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

The relationship between stress and weight gain is a complex one. Part of this relationship involves the interruption of your usual healthy eating patterns when you throw your routines aside in response to a crisis situation -- like tax season.

Understanding Food Addiction

Tennie McCarty | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Like an addiction to drugs or alcohol, food addicts will struggle to simply stop their addictive behavior, even when the behavior leads to weight gain, or damages relationships.

Shed Those Pounds Through Sex and Vacuuming!

Greg Schwem | Posted 06.04.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

"The app says kissing is a form of sexual activity and that's an exercise," I countered. "By the way, if we ramp it up to 'active, vigorous sex' for three hours, we will burn 514 calories."

The Possible Side Effects Of Parenthood

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

A friend of mine is pregnant, and she's having a rough go of it so far. "You people who have had babies don't say anything about this stuff," she's been saying. My friend has a point: We should alert people to the possible side effects of parenthood.

The Biggest Liar (I Mean Loser): Reflections of a Fat Woman

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reason...

5 Ways To Shed Extra Menopausal Pounds

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Here are my five steps to help you shed those extra menopausal pounds.

50+ Women's Bodies -- From Eden to a Garden

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 49, it's an amusement park. From 50 on, it's a terrarium.

The Reality of Beating Yourself Up, Jillian-Style

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Weight loss by criticism is more than TV reality, it's the American way. If you want your body to be all that it can be, you can enlist a relentless trainer or do the job yourself. After all, you are your own worst critic. Here's the problem with berating yourself thin: It only gets you so far.

10 Celebrity Bodies We Need to Stop Talking About

Posted 02.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Charlotte Andersen for Shape.com There's so much more to these famous females (and one male) than their figures! Here, we reveal the inspiring q...

Why You've Gained Weight Since The Wedding

Posted 02.14.2013 | Weddings

When the honeymoon is over, it's not unusual for newlyweds to notice their waistlines expanding. A 2011 Ohio State study found that weight gain of ...