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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.

With the end of summer comes a new (lovely) beginning: flu season. And this week, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

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It’s not a shocker that poor posture is bad for our bodies, but who knew that slouching at your desk could affect your sex drive too? According to a new study published in the journal...

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You know that a good night's sleep is crucial for well-being, performance, mood, and even maintaining a healthy diet. But a deep slumber may have even stranger implications than you know...

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Emma Watson proved she was no ordinary child actor when she took time out of her career to get her degree in English Lit from Brown University and now she's showing her...

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Nursing a bum knee post-run with a heating pad or ice pack has long been a solid go-to home remedy recommended by coaches and athletes alike. And while it helps soothe aches for some,...

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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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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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