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The 6 Most Common Running Pains and When to See a Doctor

(2) Comments | Posted May 24, 2015 | 9:39 AM

Aches are common (and totally normal) after a hard workout. Here's how to know whether yours might be a sign of something more serious.
By Meg Lappe, SELF

Longer daylight and summer hours at the office mean more time for running pre- and post-work. Unfortunately, it...

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Stop Everything and Do These Stretches

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 2:59 PM

Start your weekend off right by giving your muscles some much-needed attention.

By Bari Lieberman, SELF

Stretching: You know you need to do more of it, but something always seems to come up, right? Like making that delicious new smoothie recipe you...

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10 Ways to Guarantee You Get Up for That A.M. Workout

(4) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 8:25 AM

By Lucy Maher, SELF

Tempted to press snooze? Don't.

"Exercising early in the morning jump-starts your metabolism, keeping it elevated for hours and energizes you for the day," says Jennifer Sherman, a Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor and Head Coach at Peloton Cycle in New York City. And...

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6 Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 7:59 AM

By Kristin Canning, SELF

Looking for a new summer workout? This plan, created by trainer Rose Wetzel, a professional Spartan obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete will prepare you for common obstacles. But even if you aren't planning to sign up for a race, these six moves will...

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How to Find Your Perfect Sports Bra (in Flowchart Form)

(15) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 12:21 PM

By Bari Lieberman, SELF

It's not a science. It's an art.

Finding your perfect sports bra is not a science. Rather, it's an art form that takes your size, workout, hopes, desires and fitness dreams into account. (Okay, maybe not the dreams...one day.)

Do you...

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Surprising New Food Trend: Chickpeas and Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 11:51 AM

This unlikely duo joins forces -- with delicious results.

By Nicole Cherie Jones, SELF

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(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)

We've snacked on oven-baked crunchy chickpeas, baked with flour made out of them and chowed down on...

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Snacks to Help You Maximize Your Weekend Workouts

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 10:11 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

Refueling after exercise is essential to seeing results: Since the body breaks down tissues and uses energy -- namely carbs -- contained or stored in the blood, liver and muscle, you're gonna need to fill the energy tank back up afterwards. Especially after...

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The One Food Nutritionists Eat Every Single Day

(7) Comments | Posted March 15, 2015 | 10:33 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

While registered dietitians certainly recommend balance, variety, and moderation to ensure you get all the necessary nutrients that you need, they have "personal superfoods" that they reach for on a regular basis for both nutrition and convenience purposes. From turmeric smoothies to chocolate...

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6 Food Swaps to Make for Better Sleep

(13) Comments | Posted March 7, 2015 | 8:27 AM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

How many hours of sleep did you log last night? Harvard scientists found that people who slept for five hours or less a night were 32 percent more likely to put on 33 extra pounds over the course of a year than those who...

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How to Never Feel Burned Out Ever Again

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 6:59 AM

By Jenna Birch, SELF

Do you ever feel like you've got so much on your plate that you're not getting anything done? How about that feeling that you're accomplishing a lot in the here and now but haven't really touched your long-term goals yet?

If you want to...

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This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 2:26 PM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

2015-02-19-fries.jpg photo: Romulo A Yanes

Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan...

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Do You Have a Balanced Body? Take This Test to Find Out

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 3:48 PM

By SELF Staffers, SELF

This no-equipment-needed series, created by Dylan Schenk of Cross Train studio in Hollywood, targets potential imbalances that, over time, can lead to pain and injury. Try adding it to your warmup three to four times a week. Plus, see Danai Gurira's secrets...

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Find the Best New Beauty Product For Your Zodiac Sign

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 12:02 PM

Astrologers have searched the sky for answers to many of life's biggest questions for centuries: What's my purpose? Is all this kale making me healthy? Is this the year I meet the lumbersexual of my dreams?

By Meirav Devash, SELF


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Can't Get a Standing Desk? These Are Almost As Good

(8) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 7:30 AM

By Corrie Pikul, SELF

We don't need any more studies telling us that sitting is killing us. Yet despite our commitment to stand up once every 45 -- no, 20 -- minutes, we still end up getting so engrossed in our work (or whatever else happens...

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Try Your Bagel With This on Top

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 12:48 PM

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

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photo: Romulo A. Yanes

Whether you enjoy bagels warm and toasted with a smear of cream cheese or like to swap them in for regular bread in sandwiches, bagels are a classic carb-lover's favorite...

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50 Healthiest Snacks

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 11:05 AM

Snacks can be a dieter's best friend, if you choose the right ones. The list below offers 50 between-meal bites that will help you stay slim and satisfied. Those marked with an * contain a protein, fiber, calcium or antioxidants to keep your body at its best. The...

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

(4) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 8:35 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 | 10:24 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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1 Ingredient, 2 Recipe Dishes You've Gotta Try
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Tone Up With These 6 Power Moves for Your Mind and Body

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 7:19 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 | 7:13 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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