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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep (Even If You Sleep With a Blanket Hog!)

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 9:35 AM

By Ravelle Worthington, SELF

In a perfect world we'd all share a blissful night's sleep with our significant other. But between your tossing and turning and his snoring, the struggle is real -- leading about 25 percent of couples to sleep in separate rooms.

While this...

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Best of the Best: Top Gyms in the Nation

(3) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 11:24 AM

By SELF Staffers, SELF

State-of-the-art equipment, innovative classes, on-site salons, rooftop lounges and car washes -- if the fitness world had its own Oscars, we would nominate these ultra-luxe locales.

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Tone Up With These 6 Power Moves for Your Mind and Body

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 8:19 AM

By SELF Staffers, SELF

These toners also boost mental focus, says Sarita Allen, Linda Celeste Sims's pilates teacher (and an Ailey Extension instructor). Try them three times a week.

1. Warm-Up Breathing
Stand with your back against a wall, heels touching, and inhale, reaching arms...

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6 Alternative Flours for Gluten-Free Baking

(4) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 8:13 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about what kinds of treats to bake this year. But if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, you have to pay a little closer...

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7 Super Seeds With Health and Body Benefits

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 8:04 AM

By Jessica Girdwain, SELF

Suddenly, seeds are everywhere -- beverages, bars, you name it. For little guys, seeds are nutritional powerhouses. But which ones deliver the health and body benefits you crave most? Some help. Tell us how you enjoy your super seeds in the comment section below!

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5 Barre Moves You Can Do At Home

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Ultra-sculpting moves for a lean, sexy bod.
By Sara Angle, SELF


You've likely heard of barre studios like Pure Barre, Bar Method, Barre3, FlyBarre, Xtend Barre... and the list goes on.

While each has an individual sculpting method and style, all focus on small, isometric...

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What 200 Calories of Your Favorite Halloween Candy Looks Like

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 8:59 AM

By Paige DePaolis, SELF

We'd like to imagine that all those Halloween sweets won't affect us. But in reality, they're far from calorie-free. Here's what a reasonable amount (around 200 calories) of your favorite "fun size" treats look like.

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8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2014 | 10:32 AM

By Ravelle Worthington, SELF

We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let's be...

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5 Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workouts

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2014 | 12:11 PM

By Amanda MacMillan, SELF

Hate the dreadmill? These high-intensity interval routines will challenge your body and your brain, boosting your fitness level as the minutes fly by.

The Get-Back-on-Track Workout
The treadmill is the first place many people head when entering (or re-entering) a gym, says Andia...

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How to Know If You're Addicted to Exercise

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Working out every single day is good for you, right? For some women, it can become an unhealthy obsession.
By Ginny Graves, SELF

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Tara Fuller got hooked when she joined a gym in her early 20s. "I loved the...

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Top Tips for Trail Running Newbies

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 12:22 PM

By Lucy Maher, SELF

It's fall, the light is pretty, and the air is crisp -- a perfect cocktail for exploring woods or hills. But remember, this isn't like pavement. Before you head out, heed these expert tips to avoid injury and fatigue.

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10 Apps Top Trainers Swear By

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 11:09 AM

By Lucy Maher, SELF

Feel like you need a translator to make sense of the App Library? We removed the guesswork by asking trainers for their favorites in the health and fitness category so you don't have to play detective.

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6 Tips That Prove Meditation Is Way Easier Than You Think

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:02 AM

By Anna Maltby, SELF

"I'm terrible at trying to meditate -- I can never shut off my brain or sit still!" Sound familiar? You know practices like mindfulness meditation are good for you, but they just seem so counter to our 20-tabs-open-at-a-time lifestyle that it's hard to...

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6 Ways You Can Be More Assertive in the Workplace

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 9:29 AM

By Ravelle Worthington, SELF

It can be intimidating (to say the least!) when it comes to sharing your ideas with colleagues and higher ups -- especially if you are someone who is on the more introverted side. The good news: you don't have to change your personality...

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Fun Facts About Figs

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 11:09 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the...

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Healthy Ways to Top Your Popcorn

(2) Comments | Posted August 2, 2014 | 10:23 AM

Possibly the perfect snack, popcorn has more antioxidants than vegetables. Here are a dozen ways to pimp it out.

By Amanda Woerner, SELF

Start with 3 cups (air-popped or nuked, it's 93 cals), then get at the toppings, going for about 200 cals total.




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Why De-Stressing in Front of the TV Could Backfire

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 7:24 PM

By Anna Maltby, SELF

If you're like me, the first place you want to go after a tough day at work is the couch. (Unless it's a really tough day, in which case that place would be the bar.) But it turns out, using media like TV...

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The 4 Stretches Every Cyclist Needs to Know

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2014 | 9:20 AM

By Amy Schlinger, SELF

If you're like us, when you haven't been glued to the television watching the Tour de France, you've taken it upon yourself to channel that inner pro-cyclist and log more miles than usual on your bike. I mean how can you watch inspirational...

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Park It: Upgrade Your Outdoor Workout

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Embrace the great outdoors -- and upgrade your workout? Done and done.

By Sara Angle, SELF

Reason number 426 we love summer: You can take your workout outdoors (and stop slogging through another hour on the elliptical). But if going for a long run isn't your thing,...

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Make Your Workout Fly By With This Song-Based, Total-Body Routine

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 12:21 PM

By Jacqueline Risser, SELF

This fitness routine from Mari Melao and Kathy Robb, co-owners of BootCampWF in Westfield, New Jersey, will make your session fly by. Hit play below, then grab a partner and a set of weights.


TOTAL WORKOUT TIME: 22 minutes

Ugly Heart G.R.L.
WORKS TRICEPS, BACK, ABS, BUTT, THIGHS
Cross-country ski in place for 3 counts, squat; repeat, changing lead legs. Chorus: Do triceps dips with alternating leg kicks (as shown, opposite). Return to cross-country. 3:19

Happy Pharrell Williams
WORKS BUTT, THIGHS, ABS; CARDIO
Do alternating reverse lunges until Pharrell sings, "'Cause I'm happy." Face partner; jump and high-five. Drop to a plank facing each other and clap as he says, "Clap along if you feel..." Every time he says "happy," jump and high-five; go back to plank claps. Verses: reverse lunges. When they say, "Happy, happy, happy, happy," do high-five jumps for a finale. 3:52

Stronger Kelly Clarkson
WORKS BICEPS, SHOULDERS, BUTT, THIGHS
Pick up weights. Start with squats and biceps curls. Chorus: Do knee-ups with overhead presses. When the chorus ends, go back to squats and curls. When chorus returns, do knee-ups with overhead presses. 3:41

Roxanne The Police
WORKS EVERYTHING
Every time Sting belts "Roxanne," do a full burpee with a push-up. Jog in place during the "downtime." You'll do about 26 burpees! 3:11

Cups Anna Kendrick
WORKS ABS, CHEST, ARMS
Hold a plank to start. Each time she says "gone," do a push-up. When she says "miss," flip over and do a full sit-up. Hold a plank during the verses. The switch is fast, furious and calorie torching! 2:08

Best Day of My Life American Authors
WORKS BUTT, BACK, HAMSTRINGS
Start in a bridge and hold until chorus. When band says, "This is gonna be the best day of my life," do mountain climbers. Go back to bridge; repeat. 3:14

Flower Moby
WORKS BUTT, THIGHS
Squat every time Moby says, "Bring Sally down." Come up every time he says, "Bring Sally up." 3:26

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