What Are Your Favorite Women's Running Shoes?

You should run. While it’s true that a litany of shitty things might happen along the way, you’ll feel better, be healthier, and maybe even be a hero. You don’t need the most expensive running shoes on the shelf, but you should buy good ones. So tell us, which running shoes do your feet prefer? »10/12/15 4:45pmYesterday 4:45pm

All the Ways Birth Control Pills Can Affect Your Sex Life, for Better or Worse

Around 10 million women in the U.S. take some form of birth control pill, and with good reason: the Pill is one of the most effective birth control methods. But messing with your hormones can alter your sex life in positive and negative ways. Here’s what you need to know, as a pill-taker or as the partner of one. »10/09/15 1:28pmFriday 1:28pm

Turns Out Ovarian Reserve Testing Isn't Totally Reliable

Every Lean In Group in America has at one point discussed the possibility of freezing one’s own eggs. Since women are only born with a set number of eggs that die off regularly, the procedure can be a good choice for women who are, for whatever reason, not ready to have children when their egg supply begins to rapidly… »10/05/15 9:45pm10/05/15 9:45pm

How to Become a Runner in 14 Easy Steps

One frozen January evening in 2010, I shoved a pair of pajama shorts, a decade-old sports bra, worn-down sneakers, and an 8-year-old tee shirt from a dorm dance into a backpack and trudged through the Chicago winter to the nearest gym. I mounted a treadmill, suddenly aware that I’d never been on a treadmill before. I… »9/30/15 1:48pm9/30/15 1:48pm

'Healthy' Fruit Snacks Are Just Overpriced Candy, Lawsuit Claims

One of the most frustrating things about trying to keep yourself and your family healthy is the fact that almost every food in the grocery store is now being advertised as a delicious and “healthy” alternative to traditional fare such as chips, cookies, and cheese-laden monstrosities you can make with just one block… »9/28/15 3:10pm9/28/15 3:10pm

Skip the Tiny Weights: Weight Lifting Isn't That Different for Women

So many strength workouts for women stray from actual strength and power development, emphasizing lighter weights. This perpetuates the notion that the workouts men do somehow just aren’t for us. But that isn’t the case. Women can and should weight train just as intensely, and with the same exercises and programs, as… »8/18/15 1:18pm8/18/15 1:18pm

This is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising. »8/17/15 5:05pm8/17/15 5:05pm

How to Start Your Day Like a Do Something Bitch

It’s early morning and you’ve already hit the snooze button twice on your phone. Finally, you not-so-gracefully wipe the crust from your dry lips, pick it up, and look at it. The CNN alert says the world is about to end, but you don’t have time for that, so you unlock the screen and immediately check your email. Then… »8/05/15 9:20am8/05/15 9:20am

Dadbod Will Never Die: New Study Connects Fatherhood to Weight Gain

Surprise! We’ll never stop talking about dadbod, the year’s most irritating word, because dadbod has been recognized by science. A Northwestern University study published this week in the American Journal of Men’s Health has concluded that “men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not… »7/23/15 1:30pm7/23/15 1:30pm