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Weight-Loss Saboteurs

If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.

Bye-Bye, Belly Fat

There’s no quick fix to shedding unwanted abdominal avoirdupois, but sound nutrition, exercise and stress management can help.

Stair Climbing

Wonderful walks are both relaxing and invigorating, but if you want to kick butt, literally, climbing stairs is one of the more vigorous cardiovascular workouts you can do.

Starving For Perfection

The average women’s magazine cover promises a diet plan that can’t fail—and pictures a dessert that will never be part of it. Advertising images portray models whose body types belong to a scant five percent of the population—or, thanks to the unmentioned miracle of airbrushing, to no one at all.