Although the most noticeable side effect--and a big reason why many women stop taking the pill--is an increased chance of becoming pregnant, other changes in your body can occur after you stop taking birth control. Luckily, most of the symptoms are mild and last only a few months as your system adjusts and resumes its own production of hormones. Here's what you can expect after you stop taking the pill.
Before making a trip to the doctor's office when you're feeling sick, grab a mirror and sneak a peek of your tongue. Its color, texture and overall appearance may be an indicator of what's going on with your health.
Tea is chock-full of antioxidants that repair cellular damage, which leads to wrinkles and disease. That's why it seems such a shame to throw out a tea bag after it's served its purpose. As it turns out, the last place we should throw used tea bags is in the trash. There are multiple ways to heal health ailments and spruce up our beauty regimens, homes, and even gardens with the help of a brewed tea bag or two.
Don't let traveling come in between your fitness regiment.
This super fruit is not only delicious, but also a cosmetic marvel.
Yoga aficionados know that the difference between a strong, balanced session and one spent slipping out of poses or dealing with sore knees, can lie solely in the quality of their mat. Whatever the concern, from extra-sticky surfaces to eco-friendly materials, here are the best yoga mats to meet your needs.
A focus on standing positions help work toward better alignment with this form of yoga.
Don't let an injury derail your workouts. These Pilates exercises for shoulder pain and neck aches will help you stay active while on the mend.
In the United States there is a growing number of Americans choosing meatless meals more often, and 7.5 million people claim diets that do not include any animal products. Unfortunately, we can't all have personal chefs and trainers to keep us on the good vegan track. So, let these stars inspire you to at least try going vegan.
Brooke Burke Charvet is in awesome shape and even has her own line of fitness DVDs : Tone & Tighten and Strengthen & Condition. Ladies' Home Journal asked Brooke and her trainer, Gregory Joujon-Roche, to set us up with their favorite moves for firming up legs, butt, abs, and arms -- no equipment needed.