Our friends at FitSugar.com suggest that there are plenty of reasons to workout to music: it motivates, helps beat boredom, sets the pace, and can lead to longer workouts.
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If you’re trying to lose weight this summer (or maybe just shed the couple of pounds that barbecue season always seems to pack on…), here’s a tip: Try thinking back on what you had for lunch when you sit down for dinner. Research shows that you’ll consume 10 percent less than you normally would. You see, unless we make a […]
If you wish you could retire ate 60, but don’t think you’ll be able to afford it, cheer up: A new study from France reveals that with each extra year you work, you significantly decrease your chance of developing dementia. The research, which studied more than 429,000 self-employed French citizens, showed that people who retired at 65 had a 14 […]
To decrease your chances of developing a rash from poison ivy, remember the old adage: “leaves of three, let them be.” It’s also important to note that poison ivy’s rash-causing oils can linger on clothing (and pets, tools, and more) causing indirect contact that could lead to a rash.
With barbecue season in full swing, your chances of accidentally burning your finger (or palm, or arm) are on the rise. You probably already know what you should do if that painful accident befalls your skin (run the burn under cold water, then apply a loose bandage), but do you know what you should never do?
The downside of flying off on vacation: jet lag and all that comes with it (puffy eyes, a dull complexion, water retention, and crushing exhaustion). Didi Gluck, Real Simple’s beauty and health director, shares the symptom-alleviating tips she recently picked up from Anne-Claire Doucet, the spa treatment supervisor at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Paris:
Most everyone knows to brush their teeth at least twice each day, floss daily, and visit the dentist two times a year for a cleaning and a checkup. What some people don’t realize is that you should trade your old toothbrush for a new one every 90 days to maintain good dental hygiene.
Before you grab your towel and sunblock and head out the door, check to see if you know the answers to these questions. 1. What will help you remove sticky sand from your body the fastest? a) A paper towel b) A washcloth c) Baby powder d) A soft-bristled brush 2. How much sunscreen does it take to cover your […]
About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. And based on all the sneezing happening in the Real Simple offices lately, it’s seems that many of those people are suffering right now!