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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 Best Cities in the U.S. for Your Skin, Hair, and Body
Where to live to look younger, longer.
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.