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’re halfway through October and witnessing the peak of fall's beautiful foliage. With temperatures cooling, one piece in my wardrobe has proven to be particularly useful: a blanket...

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Autumn is the always the perfect time for hats, especially this 2014 season when so many different types have graced runways and are displayed in just about every store imaginable. From...

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Artificial vanilla—found in thousands of foods from flavored coffees to cereal—is made from petrochemicals and paper waste products. It's a little known fact, but one most of us accept....

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An apple a day keeps a lot more than the doctor away! Research has shown that eating one of the tasty fruits can improve your health from your hair down to your toe nails and everything...

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Smoothies are the ultimate on-the-go sustenance, providing plenty of nutrients, muscle-building protein, and other health boosters in one convenient—and delicious—cup. This month,...

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This month, you've probably been seeing lots of pink products that give back. But if you're looking for a way to get more bang for your buck—while also giving to a great cause—you're in...

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Thanks to wall-to-wall news coverage this week, you might be in full-blown Ebola panic right now—stocking up on bottled water and bleach in case an epidemic breaks out nationwide. But...

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You likely spend a lot of time (and dough!) choosing products to put on your hair to keep it looking soft and shiny. But if you don't pay attention to your diet as well, all of that is...

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With this last month marking the birthday of style icons Bridgett Bardot and Lesley Lawson (Twiggy), I am feeling especially inspired to embrace this...

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Now that October is underway, campaigns to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research are turning everything pink, from...

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