Since April is National Stress Awareness Month, we’ve got all the tips and inspiration to reduce anxiety and lead happier, worry-free lives. To keep stress at bay, check out our easy-to-follow infographic detailing restorative yoga poses. For a quick laugh, check out some of our April Fools’ Day content featuring lots of abs. And when it’s time to refuel after your next workout, check out our giant list of one-dish meals full of delicious, healthy recipes (minus all the clean-up). Have a wonderful, stress-free weekend!

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Our 15 Favorite Reasons to Smile

What’s been making us smile this week? Sneak a peek at 15 of Greatist’s favorite smile-inducing pics shared with us through the new photo-sharing app Backspaces.

The Best Restorative Yoga Poses to Relieve Stress [INFOGRAPHIC]

When it’s time to reduce stress in the body and mind, sink into this easy-to-follow series of restorative yoga poses. Relaxation is just a few breaths away.

Ditch the Diet Rules: Listen to Your Body for Optimal Wellness

GUEST POST: Nia Shanks defines “Nutrition Insanity” and offers three tips for regaining our sanity by listening to our bodies.

Poster: Show Spring How You Kicked Winter’s Butt

Sun’s out, guns out. Show Spring what you’re made of after a winter of hard work in the gym.


21 Animals With Abs

There are abs, and then there are ABS. Venture into the wild for some killer fitspiration — Animal Kingdom style.

Six-Pack Abs in a Day: Get Some!

Our staff writer goes on a six-pack abs in one-day challenge and shares her journey. Follow along on her recap of a life-changing 24 hours. Did she do it?

We Did It: Cold Yoga

You think Bikram is crazy? Yeah, right. Read along as Greatist staffers test out the newest fitness trend, Cold Yoga.

A Weight Loss Coach That Now Sends You Recipe Kits

The enormously popular Noom Weight Loss Coach app is getting a helping hand from HelloFresh to offer tailored recipe kits. Can this partnership really help us lose weight? Read on for the details!

The World’s Worst Warm-up: Why Static Stretching Leaves Us Weak

Ready to hit the gym? Might want to skip the static stretching beforehand. New research contributes to an already impressive collection of data showing holding those muscles before a workout is a surefire way to hurt performance.

The Street Dance Routine That’ll Revolutionize Your Workout

One of the U.K.’s top dance crews is teaming up with Fitness First to offer street dance classes meant to get folks fit while busting a move. We take a look if Diversity, winner of 2009 Britain’s Got Talent, can make this alt-workout both cool and functional.


Why Windows 8 Cares About Three Innovative Health Apps

The winners of the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest all created apps that help people get healthier. How are these apps pushing the health and fitness space forward, and why is it important?

Why Weight Loss Is a Social Activity

Whether it’s a little competition or a lot of social support, research shows people are more successful at achieving health goals when they’re part of a group.

#WTFis Clean Eating?

Step away from the Girl Scout cookies! Living a clean eating lifestyle is one of the hottest health trends and causing many to take a second look at what they eat, and start cutting the crap.

Super Berry Quinoa Salad

Try this simple quinoa-berry salad for a healthy, slightly-sweet take on lunch.

Spring Produce: Your Guide to Picking the Best

Spring brings all these delicious fruits and vegetables, but what are they exactly? We rounded up some of the healthiest spring produce and tips for how to pick it, store it, and use it.

5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes from Around the Web

It’s a grain, it’s a seed, it’s…quinoa! We can’t get enough of this protein-packed, gluten-free superfood. Check out these five healthy, creative recipes featuring quinoa.

Rosemary & Balsamic Baked Mushrooms

This simple side dish is perfect alongside a meaty main dish or roasted vegetables.

How Important Is It to Laugh At Ourselves, Even About Health?

Laughter is good for the body, but what if we’re laughing at our own health? This week we’re asking you when it’s ok to laugh out ourselves when it comes to our wellbeing and happiness.

59 Healthy One-Dish Meals

Nobody likes dealing with a mountain of dirty pots and pans after a meal. Ditch the dishwashing blues and make one of these 59 recipes that comes together in just one dish!


5 Things That’ll Make You Happy From Around the Web

Ready to feel a little happier? From an adorable bunny eating a flower to a nine year old explaining the meaning of life, we’ve rounded up five links from around the web certain to boost your happiness quotient.

Bill Cosby: You Can Survive Anything If You’re Laughing

For April Fools’ Day we turned to comedian and living legend Bill Cosby for some advice on how to roll with the punches through laughter. Get ready to get pranked!

7 Ways We’re Reducing Stress This Week

Relax already: April is National Stress Awareness Month. Here are what our ambassadors do to help de-stress – take a tip and start feeling better today!

15 Easy Ways to Beat Anxiety Now

Running to make the train, work obligations, and family drama — there’s lots to be stressed about. For those who are always on-edge, look no further: We’ve got some tips to help get over the anxiety of everyday life.

How Much TV Is Too Much?

Can posting up in front of the TV damage our health? Research suggests it’s not just the tube taking a negative toll, but what we do while watching.