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Signs You're Not Eating Enough Fat

By: Elizabeth Narins  The whole fat-free diet craze of the 1990s really messed up the way people think about healthy eating. While your activity level, age, and current health status determine exactly how much fat you should eat, the government’s daily allowance for most women is the equivalent of five or six teaspoons of oil from food sources like avocado, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, margarine, mayo, and salad dressing. Because your body

Are You At Risk of Catching Ebola on Public Transportation?

Photo by Joe Raedle/ Yelling, “I have Ebola!” on a bus is apparently the fastest way to spark an FBI manhunt. Although Vinson— who had already developed a low-grade fever —sought CDC permission before taking the flight, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she should never have boarded “because at that point she was in a group of individuals known to have exposure to Ebola.” “In retrospect, I think she should

What Your Personality Reveals About Your Health

Photo by Tabor Gus/Corbis Are you as worry-prone as Woody Allen, or as chill as Seth Rogan? Certain personality traits make you more likely to develop serious diseases down the line, reports a study released this week in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science. A large body of research has linked personality traits to health outcomes, such as mortality, disability, and general wellbeing. “We didn’t know whether your personality

The Best Butt Exercise You’ve Never Tried

Photo courtesy of Functional Movement Systems To firm your butt and hips, you don’t need a gym membership or archaic seen-on-TV contraption — all you need is an empty water bottle. The move you see above is known as the Cook hip lift, named after its creator, physical therapist Gray Cook. It’s a cousin to the basic hip raise — a butt-toning exercise where you lay on your back, place

5 Ab Exercises That Kill Crunches

“It’s your center pillar, the powerhouse of your body,” says Brynn Jinnett, founder of the Refine Method. “Strengthening it will enable you to work harder in your exercise classes and move more safely throughout your day.” Related: Why Crunches Won’t Give You Flat Abs, and Will Hurt Your Body Jinnett shares five of her favorite functional core strengtheners that are way smarter than crunches.

Drink This to Enjoy Your Workout More

Photo by Chad Springer/Corbis Kettlebells, meet Keurig: Downing a couple mugs of Joe before a workout could make it feel more fun, according to small study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Related: Keeping Your Eye on the Prize Can Make Exercise Easier Schubert’s team also wanted to see if caffeine would influence how much people ate later in the day, since previous research on the topic has shown