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How you can stick with it! Get motivated and avoid pitfalls. Here’s how

How you can stick with it! Get motivated and avoid pitfalls. Here’s how – Editor’s Letter Did you know that your ability to stick with your workouts does not mostly depend on how motivated you are? Researchers have found that its what motivates you that best determines whether you’ll keep exercising. “I’d rather take a […]

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8 reasons you aren’t losing weight: can’t lose weight, even though your diet is stellar and you rarely eat chocolate ? You’re not alone

8 reasons you aren’t losing weight: can’t lose weight, even though your diet is stellar and you rarely eat chocolate ? You’re not alone – cake, cookies, chips, etc Elizabeth Somer Ninety percent of American women think their diets are healthy, according to a recent Gallup poll conducted by Weight Watchers International Inc. and the […]

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Birth-control update – Think Healthy News

Birth-control update – Think Healthy News something old, some things new The IUD revisited Many doctors hesitate to offer patients the intrauterine device (IUD) because of past experiences with the Dalkon Shield, an IUD withdrawn from the market decades ago after being linked to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The newer IUDs — Paragard and Miren […]

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award-winning designer Stephen Saint-Onge shows how you can transform a small space into a fitness sanctuary

Home gym makeover: award-winning designer Stephen Saint-Onge shows how you can transform a small space into a fitness sanctuary Leslie Ryan The No.1 excuse people give for skipping workouts is not having time to go to the gym. One lucky Shape reader, Jill Lurie, 29, won’t ever be able to use that one again! Jill […]

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Different appetites for sex

Different appetites for sex – Mind Body Q + A Annie Murphy Paul My husband wants to have sex every day, while once a week is fine for me. This is causing tension and resentment in our marriage. What can we do? … and more of your questions answered here. Q: I am happily married, […]

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the latest take on isle style lies in feminine touches such as eyelet and embroidery

Beach chic: the latest take on isle style lies in feminine touches such as eyelet and embroidery Nicola Majocchi Sun-Splashed Spice up your summer with a sexy dress and accessories inspired by the sea. Monique Lhuillier baby-dot chiffon cocktail dress with ruffled hem, $2,750. Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel small bead “Bib” necklace, $113. Harry […]

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expert info on what causes this unsightly condition and how to treat it

Bye-bye, dandruff: expert info on what causes this unsightly condition and how to treat it Jody Buffalo Anyone who’s ever had dandruff (a common flaking condition of the scalp) knows that it’s not only embarrassing–it’s also persistent. Cheryl Citron, M.D., a Livingston, N.J.-based dermatologist, shares details about what causes dandruff and offers simple solutions for […]

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The low-cal summer barbecue

The low-cal summer barbecue Yes, there is such a thing, says chef Gregory Epstein, Shape’s recipe tester. Here’s an easy way to go about it: Add 2 tablespoons of Epstein’s award-winning Gold Dust Chipotle-Honey BBQ Sauce (50 calories and no fat) to any dish–‘cued or not–and you won’t be tempted to use butter or other […]

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What’s your health IQ?

What’s your health IQ? Kathleen Doheny Americans don’t make the grade on healthy habits. Just 3 percent of more than 153,000 adults surveyed followed the recommended behaviors for a healthy lifestyle–not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day and exercising for 30 minutes or more at least five […]

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Are you indecisive? You have a hard time making up your mind. Here’s how to make sound decisions fast

Are you indecisive? You have a hard time making up your mind. Here’s how to make sound decisions fast – This Month’s Problem Stacey Colino The Challenge To make timely, well-thought-out choices that are in your best interest and keep you moving toward your goals. The Solutions * Identify what you want to achieve. Take […]