Shape Your Life

Stay up to date on the latest health research, fitness trends, and other breaking news relevant to your busy, active life. Check back daily for new and interesting findings reported by the SHAPE editors.

We are fringing on fall and fashion reinvention is at it's best. ​Personally, no matter what my mood, fringe is an embellishment that helps me express it. And this season, designers are...

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Obsessing over an awesome fitness instructor or class is a fantastic motivator to exercise. When a particular yoga teacher or spin studio rocks your world, it's easier to say 'no' to...

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Americans may have let out a collective sigh of relief since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced obesity rates had plateaued in 2012, but over the past 12 year...

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Your dreaded pap smear may soon become a thing of the past: A simple urine test can routinely detect human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer, according to a new...

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If you swear by ending a long, stressful day with a little "om," the healing powers of yoga are probably nothing new to you. In fact, the calming, strengthening, and powerful effects of...

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People have a lot of opinions about their armpits. Some wear deodorant (which masks the smell of sweat), some wear antiperspirant (which minimizes the production of sweat), and some wear...

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Time for another news roundup, and this week's is a good one. We've got the latest from the founder of OKCupid, a celebration of big (and little! and everything in between!) butts, and...

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Last night's season three premiere of The Mindy Project certainly lived up to our (extremely high) expectations for Mindy and Danny as a couple. [Warning: Spoilers ahead! You...

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In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in September, several brands and organizations are working to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease, a deadly form of cancer...

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One in four women experience domestic violence during their lifetime, according to the Allstate Foundation—that's more than...

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