iOS app Android app

With an audience of 13 million, SELF puts the power in a woman's hands to live her most awesome life—emotionally, physically and socially. The founder of the Pink Ribbon and an ASME National Magazine Award winner for excellence in journalistic achievement, SELF is published by Condé Nast, home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands.

Entries by SELF

The One Thing Nutritionists Wish You'd Stop Doing

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 8:28 AM

Healthy eating advice straight from the pros.

By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF
Main Photo by Romulo A Yanes

From food bloggers to television shows to Pinterest boards, there's an overwhelming amount of nutrition information, everywhere you turn. How's a normal person supposed to identify the difference between...

Read Post

The One Thing Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing

(104) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 9:50 AM

The difference between good and bad skin comes down to this.
By Hannah Morrill, SELF

Photo: Delphine Achard

You know to wash your face after the gym and wipe off your makeup before you go to bed at night....

Read Post

3 Steps To Truly Unwind On Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 8:33 AM

How to power down, reboot -- and make sure work doesn't get in the way.

By Madeline Buxton, SELF

Vacation starts now... right after you answer that one quick email. But before you know it, you've spent the whole morning in your hotel room.

Sound familiar?

Read Post

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Friend?

(8) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 1:59 PM

When a best pal betrays your trust, should you just move on? One SELF editor found a new way forward.
By Tatiana Boncompagni, SELF

The sun was hot and high in the sky as I dropped a clump of berries into the bucket between my feet. I...

Read Post

The One Thing Trainers Wish You'd Stop Doing

(8) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:20 AM

These habits could hold you back from seeing results.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

If you've hit a plateau and are no longer seeing results from your workouts, it's not because you ate too much at lunch, or because you are just not an early riser. Sure, diet...

Read Post

What People Who Live to 100 Eat Every Day

(21) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 11:43 AM

We'll have what they're having.
By Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF

(Photo: Courtesy Blue Zones)

There's one pretty mind-blowing characteristic about the people who live in these five communities throughout the world: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; the Greek island of...

Read Post

How to Eat Healthy At... Chipotle

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 5:26 PM

Treat yourself to Mexican today for less than 500 calories. Bring on the tacos!
By Willow Jarosh, R.D., And Stephanie Clarke, R.D., SELF

(Photo: Courtesy of Chipotle)

Chipotle is known for their local produce, GMO-free menu, ethically-sourced protein--and...

Read Post

5 Signs It's Time To Switch Up Your Workout

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:16 AM

Could changing it up be what you need to get stronger, fitter, faster? Take the test now.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

A regular workout routine is important for your body--but not if it's keeping you from seeing results. "Your body eventually adapts to the training requirements...

Read Post

8 Things No One Tells You About Doing Yoga

(295) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 10:18 AM

The essential lessons every yogi should learn.
By Alison Feller, SELF

I have always been a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. I was a competitive dancer through college, and once I got hooked on running and Spinning I was all cardio, all the time. But yoga? Never.


Read Post

One Stretch to Wake Up Your Body

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 2:27 PM

It feels amazing first thing in the morning--trust.
By Amy Schlinger, SELF

Photo of Jenn by Jay Sullivan

Bring your body to life first thing in the A.M. and give your muscles a natural caffeine-like boost...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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 day.)

Do you...

Read Post

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

(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)

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

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post

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...

Read Post