Healthy Living

What you need to know―the crucial tests, the diet tweaks, the exercises (and the shortcuts)―to keep yourself fit.

Insider Tips for a Healthier You

4 Ways Your Job is Hurting Your Health (and What to Do About It)

We work a lot in the U.S., and it's making us sick. Fight back with these health hacks.

This is What Smartphones Do to Your Brain

New research suggests that some of us are relying on our phones instead of our brains—and it isn't good.

4 Common Prescription Medication Mistakes

Are you one of the millions of Americans who make dangerous mistakes with their medications? You can avoid that bitter pill with these simple strategies.

Food Labels, Decoded

Real Simple translates common label terms to help you make the wisest choices.

9 Healthy Predinner Snacks

Dinner's at eight, but you just can't wait. A healthy snack will tide you over.


Relationships and Health

7 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Your metabolism keeps your heart beating, your blood flowing, your brain thinking, and your muscles moving. Is it any wonder it doesn’t want to be rushed? Here’s the skinny on how you might be able to speed it up—in spite of itself.

6 Ways Your Relationship Is Good for Your Health

Coupling up can make you happier and healthier—science says so.