7 Habits of People Who Don’t Stress Over the Little Things

Some lucky people are actually born with personalities that make them worry less, but what about the rest of us? The good news is there are proven ways to combat too much stress and its harmful effects on our bodies and minds. Don’t sweat it! You can adopt some of these simple stress busters, too.

Why Are My Hands Swollen After I Exercise?

Real Simple answers your questions.

This Is How Much Weight College Students Really Gain Over 4 Years

They may not pack on 15 pounds as freshmen, but they're still putting themselves at risk for obesity-related health problems.

How to Recover After a Giant Meal

Follow our experts’ step-by-step plan for getting back on track after overeating this holiday season.



6 Exercises to Do At Home (When the Gym Is Crazy Crowded)

Don’t let a jam-packed gym (or freezing cold weather) keep you from meeting your fitness goals. All you need for this workout is a steady surface, like the back of a chair or couch.

11 Little Ways to Know If You’re Fit

You don’t have to be a super athlete to be in good shape. Faring well at these basic fitness tests (no gym needed) can help you live your strongest life.

Our Next Chapter: What One Author Learned From Her Mother’s Struggle With Dementia

Dementia took the mother she’d known. But, writes Janet Fitch, it also brought unexpected tenderness to their broken relationship.

7 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Reduce Anxiety

A new study suggests talk therapy may trump antidepressants. Here, seven more ways to ease anxiety, according to science.