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Health & Fitness

Health May 2018

Enjoy living the healthy life with solutions and advice from the experts at HEALTH magazine! Each issue is packed with smart and fun new ways to stay in terrific shape, look amazing and discover tasty (and healthy!) things to eat. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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10 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

One of my favorite things about spring is that after a long winter of slushy sidewalks and numb toes, I can finally exercise outdoors. Even if you’re a committed gym rat, the allure of fresh-air workouts is undeniable—studies have shown that people who spend time in nature tend to be healthier and happier. Which is why we wanted to help you this season with tons of inspiration to fuel your outdoor adventures. On page 98 you’ll find everything you need to crush your first half marathon, or clock a personal best if you’re already running. Our plan covers nutrition, strength training, and info on the best races in the country—plus, you’ll hear from women who have discovered the therapeutic benefits of running. Also, remember as a kid how fun it…

2 min.
life @health

Meet… ARIANA PYLES Video producer The splurge I happily pay for: Manicures. My nails always need to be done. At the top of my playlist: “God’s Plan” byDrake. I crave: Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Core ice cream. My go-to self-care moves: Sipping a cup of Yogi Soothing Rose Hibiscus Skin DeTox tea and catching up on my shows—The Handmaid’s Tale, This Is Us, and Grey’s Anatomy. To me, happiness is: Loving yourself immensely and being proud of all you’ve accomplished. WHO WE’RE FOLLOWING @jonathan_copeland “Jonathan Copeland is a chef whose feed consists of moody photos of Peconic Bay on Long Island and the food he harvests there and from the farms nearby.” —Michael Gollust, research editor @msjeanettejenkins “Jeanette Jenkins is so joyful. Every one of her posts celebrates strength, and they don’t seem overproduced or artificial.” —Janet Lawrence, senior video producer @kerrently “Style blogger and…

1 min.
moms that keep it real!

Cat & Nat This duo shares weekly #momtruths videos on YouTube that are full of funny confessions. Tune in to feel way less guilty about allowing your little ones screen time (gasp!) or ordering pizza for the third time this week. One Bad Mother Theresa Thorn and Biz Ellis, the hosts of this podcast, want moms to strive for less judgment and more laughs. Listen as they sound off on everything from mom guilt to the unspoken pressures of school picture day. Spoiler alert: Not caring what your kids wear doesn’t make you terrible. The Ugly Volvo Blogger Raquel D’Apice is the kind of mom who admits to throwing some of her son’s artwork in the trash, thinks Goodnight Moon has flaws, and wants you to know that “your life does not have to look…

1 min.
we love watermelon!

Sephora Collection After-Sun Mask ($5; sephora.com) This two-piece sheet mask (for face and décolleté) provides instant relief after a hot day. Bliss What a Melon Reviving & De-Stressing Overnight Mask ($16; at Target) Slather on this creamy mask, then hit the sheets. Rinse in the morning for a refreshed, radiant complexion. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer ($39; sephora.com) The hyaluronic acid–spiked gel melts into skin, leaving it plump and glowy. Smooth it on day and/or night. It smells like a watermelon Jolly Rancher—yum! New Gadget Alert Fitbit Versa, $200 (Special Edition, $230); fitbit.com This new smart-watch helps you hit your fitness goals and makes everyday life easier—score! On top of tracking, the Versa lets you control your music and pay for purchases, and it sends you calendar prompts (no more missed classes!). Nothing “Beets”…

2 min.
magnetic lashes

Mascara, falsies, extensions—nowadays, there’s a lash option for everyone, and being a beauty editor, I get to try them all. To free myself from the hassle of applying and removing mascara every day, I tried falsies, but the glue application can be messy. Next, I went for extensions. I loved waking up makeup-free and feeling done, though they are pricey—a good set can start at $100. That’s where these lifesavers come in: Ardell Magnetic Lashes ($14; target.com), which feature an upper and lower band of lashes with tiny magnets along the base that click together, sandwiching your natural lashes in between. To remove, gently pull on the fake lashes to release the magnets. They are dramatic, easy to apply, reusable, and mess-free. Now Read This Living a truly healthy life is all…

1 min.
blake lively’s post-pregnancy toning trick

The blonde beauty recently revealed that heading back to the gym after giving birth to her second baby helped her shed 61 pounds. One move she relied on: the Single-Arm Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift. “With this movement, you’re balancing on one leg, causing your hip to have to stabilize, as well as working the back, glutes, hamstrings, and core,” says Lively’s trainer, Don Saladino, owner of Drive 495 in New York City. MUST-TRY Fitness Helper ROZALYNN FRAZIER, senior fitness editor Theraband CLX Consecutive Loops ($15–25; theraband.com) I always travel with a trio of resistance bands—that way I have no excuse not to work out. Super versatile, bands lend themselves to a full-body workout when you’re on the road. Recently, the Theraband CLX Consecutive Loops, which come in eight different resistances, ranging from 2.4 to 14.2…