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You might want to sweat more often to stave off disease.

By Womens Health Oct 14, 2013 7:12PM
You already get that it's great for your heart and mind; now research shows exercise could help ward off the big C. "More than 60 studies have shown physical activity reduces breast-cancer risk," says Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., director of the division of cancer etiology at City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research institute. "In fact, exercising three or more hours per week could reduce your risk by 20 to 30 percent."

The soda debate beyond sugar.

By Prevention.com Oct 11, 2013 6:34PM
In the age-old war between soda and diet soda, science is still gathering evidence. (Spoiler alert: we know who wins, and it’s not soda.) Research often focuses on the mode of sweetener: sugar makes us obese, artificial sweeteners increase our risk for stroke and heart attack, and both make us more likely to be depressed. But what role does carbonation play?

New science says stress stinks—literally.

By Prevention.com Oct 10, 2013 6:44PM
Ever have one of those super-stressful days where everything quite literally stinks? There's a reason things start to smell foul when you're anxious, found a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. As anxiety increases, otherwise neutral odors can seem downright putrid.

A Chicago barre studio dims the lights to encourage higher-intensity exercise.

By SELF.com Oct 9, 2013 6:57PM
That's the theory behind the lighting system at Barre Bee Fit a Chicago-based barre studio that, despite the cutesy name, specializes in calorie-crushing workouts. (Think hardcore kickboxing rounds followed by thigh-burning barre work and repeat, repeat, repeat.)

And you can pre-order it now.

By SELF.com Oct 7, 2013 7:12PM
Would you pay $59 for a water bottle? Okay, lemme back up: Would you pay $59 for a water bottle that sends messages to your phone, reminds you when to drink, and keeps a record of your hydration levels? How about one that changes color based on your daily progress, and even adjusts your goals based on the weather? Impressed yet? Price tag starting to make sense?

Genetics play a role in how alcohol affects moms-to-be and their babies.

By Epicurious.com Oct 4, 2013 7:27PM
An American friend living in Europe came across one of the starker cultural differences between our Old World cousins and us when she became pregnant. While her new condition automatically meant, for her, politely declining wine, beer and liquor, her French sister-in-law, painfully gravid at eight months, was still filling up her wine glass and smoking like a chimney.

Researchers suspect that traumatic events like divorce can cause cognitive damage.

By Prevention.com Oct 3, 2013 8:53PM
We’re all stressed. But consider this: According to Swedish research just published in BMJ Open, women experiencing extreme stress in midlife are 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and 15 percent more likely to develop dementia decades later.

Why one woman is getting a lot of flak for her prenatal exercise routine.

By Womens Health Oct 2, 2013 8:21PM
You know that you shouldn’t stop exercising when you’re pregnant, but the social media world went crazy after pictures of a pregnant woman lifting 75 pounds surfaced on Facebook. Lea-Ann Ellison’s pics have generated more than 2,000 comments, some complimenting her exceptional strength and others criticizing her for possibly endangering the baby.
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