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Why you probably need more sleep—and how to get it

Sleep deprivation can affect more than just your tiredness; it can have a major impact on your immune system, weight, stress level, and focus.
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Summer fitness plan: Your guide to making it happen

Rate this article and enter to winLooking forward to the long lazy days of summer, free of alarm clocks and late-night study sessions? Of course you are. But the summer break can also cause...
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6 strategies to make healthy eating easier

Rate this article and enter to winDespite all the headlines about the latest trendy diet clogging up your news feed, experts say diets don’t actually work. “Diets are not only unsustainable—any diet you go...
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Ask the doc: “I don’t have a period. Can it be due to stress?”

—Candace*, Fresno, California Stress could be one possible explanation. But first, let’s make sure it’s not something else, such as pregnancy. Sometimes women (especially younger women and teens) don’t know they’re pregnant because their cycles...
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Trending diets: What they are, why they don’t always work, and what to try...

Rate this article and enter to winWhen it comes to making healthy food choices, it can be hard to know which way is up. Trendy diets that sound way too weird or way too...

Ask the nutritionist: I keep my calories at an appropriate intake; however, I drink...

“I keep my calories at an appropriate intake; however, I drink a lot of soda. Why is this bad?”—Amberly, Amherst, MassachusettsThis is a great question. Even if your caloric intake is appropriate, if soda...

Ask the trainer: How can I avoid soreness after a workout?

—Emi, Norton, MassachusettsWorking out generally makes us feel great. However, sometimes after a workout we experience muscle soreness for a few days. Physical activity, specifically eccentric contractions (the lengthening phase of muscle contraction—for example,...

Your user-friendly guide to strength training at the gym

 You’re busy. You’ve got classes all day, then homework, maybe an after-school job, and of course—a social life. Where does exercise fit in? We often have the resources to exercise right at our fingertips:...

Don’t believe everything you see: How to filter the Instagram effect

Rate this article and enter to winThat fashion blogger posted a shot of her gorgeous designer dress. The trainer you follow has been Snapchatting his perfect body during his trip to the Caribbean. And...
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Savor the season: 10 ways to feel good about your holiday eats

 There’s a reason holidays are so food-focused: Sharing food is how we humans have connected for generations. (That slice of homemade pumpkin pie really does give us life.) But navigating the holiday food table...