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For some reason, cellulite has unfortunate food-related names -- cottage cheese skin and orange peel syndrome -- but the skin condition isn't purely a result of diet or overeating. Some 80 to 90 percent of women are afflicted by the ripples, which are linked to genetics, not your size. Even supermodels and athletes can show inconsistencies in their skin, since it's not a matter of weight but merely the way in which your fat pockets tend to push against connective tissue. However, the more body fat you have, the more likely you are to see increased puckering because of the larger pockets. read more
I'm a type-A kind of gal who needs to stay busy -- and productive -- all day long. Whether it's squeezing in a few sun salutations while my morning coffee is brewing, or late-night cleaning and nail-painting while catching up on the latest "Mad Men" episode, I'm a crammer. read more
We all have excuses to avoid strength training, and ours typically go something like this: read more
A recent survey of 10,000 women in the UK has uncovered the secret to being a gym rat: It's predestined by your zodiac sign. Outlandish? Sure. But we're totally intrigued by which signs are most likely to exercise and which ones are more likely to be slackers. read more
As far as I'm concerned, there are only two kinds of workouts: incredibly sweaty workouts that require an immediate shower, and minimal-sweat workouts where you can go back to the office without so much as a makeup touchup. See workouts
Finally! Here's a workout for slackers that actually works. If you find it tough to motivate yourself to get off the sofa, you're going to love this one ... See moves
Going for the classic "work out more" New Year's resolution? While you don't win points for originality, it's still an admirable goal -- and one that'll do a world of good for you physically and mentally. See tricks
For whatever reason, there's this prevailing idea that all beauty editors are skinny girls who eat salads, down shots of wheat grass, and live to take spin classes. See workouts
To be a really great workout DVD, we think a few key requirements have to be met. First, there has to be fun music (none of that '80s, upbeat muzak stuff). Then, the models need to be good-looking -- but not so gorgeous that it's distracting. And finally, the routine has to kick our butts and give us results -- quickly. See DVDs
Fact: Women love shoes.
And, while "Sex and the City's" Carrie Bradshaw may have brought the term "shoe addict" into the '90s lexicon, our obsession with footwear can be traced as far back as a certain glass slipper-wearing scullery maid. See best shoes
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