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Are You Living In One of America's Most Wrinkle-Prone Cities?

How your address affects your skin—and what to do about it.

Fitbit Ranks America's Fittest Cities

Fitbit crunched the numbers; see if your city made the list.

The Fittest (and Fattest) Cities In America

See how your hometown stacks up.

The 10 Healthiest Cities for Runners in America

Northerners, you’re outta luck.

The Top 10 Cities for Eco-Friendly Coffee Lovers

Plus, there's a green perk to each of the java-obsessed cities.

Your Skin Cancer Risk, Ranked By State

Sometimes, it's not about how often you're exposed to the sun.

The 35 Best Beaches in America for Fitness Lovers

We crunched the numbers, and these coastal cities and seaside towns are a sure bet for a healthy travel.

West Coasters More Likely to Die From Exposure to Cold

And the battle of East Coast vs. West Coast rages on...

The Top 10 Cities to Be Your Own Top Chef

Need some help in the kitchen? These areas across the U.S.A. are your best bet for whipping up tasty home-cooked meals.

The Best Places for Women-Owned Businesses

Women-owned businesses are booming everywhere, but they're specifically growing in a few states and cities. Talk about woman power!

Your Survival Guide for the Worst Allergy Season in 10 Years

Sneezing, itchy eyes, can't breathe...sound familiar? We may just be a week into spring but because of the unseasonably warmer weather many parts of the country have been experiencing, many experts predict that this might be the worst spring allergy seaso

The Most and Least Healthy Cities According to Foursquare Check-Ins

Ever wonder which city has bragging rights as the healthiest eaters in the country? Foursquare uses data from its 15 million mobile app users to see who eats the healthiest and is the most active.

How Your Neighborhood Can Influence Your Weight and Risk of Obesity

Location, location, location! According to researchers, the neighborhood you live in can have a big effect on your waistline and your health.

The Best Spas: Spa Locations

No matter which spa treatment you want to get, get out SHAPE's favorite spa locations.

Fittest Cities: 10. Austin, Texas

With lots of lakes, rivers, and parks, there are plenty of places to work off Texas' famous BBQ.

Fittest Cities: 8. San Francisco

Just walking around this hilly city is a workout.

Fittest Cities: 7. Sacramento, California

From the Sacramento River to nearby bike-friendly wine country, there are plenty of places to get moving.

Fittest Cities: 6. Denver

When Denverites get bored, they can head to the mountains.

Fittest Cities: 5. Portland, Oregon

You can kayak, bike—even ski—near the city in the summer.

Fittest Cities: 4. Seattle

Every neighborhood here is close to the water—ideal for boating enthusiasts.

Fittest Cities: 3. Minneapolis/St. Paul

You never have to go far to find a running path in this town.

Fittest Cities: 2. Boston

The Charles River is bordered by an 18-mile bike path—perfect for marathon training.

Fittest Cities: 1. Washington, D.C.

The nation's capital is home to politicians and fitness buffs alike.

Best Summer Spa Treatments

Check out this wide range of sea-based treatments spas nationwide are offering.

Big-City Trips Minus the Crowds

You may be a tourist, but you don't have to act like one. Follow our off-the-grid ideas to see a whole new side of these top vacation spots.