Got the green light from your OB/GYN to start your new-mom fitness routine? Try our picks for the five best postnatal workout DVDs, recommended by certified trainer and fitness expert Linda Shelton for a safe, effective transformation back to your pre-pregnancy body.
Remember, be sure to get your doctor’s okay before beginning any exercise after childbirth, and always be gentle with your body. Even the best postnatal workout DVDs should be used with a careful eye toward your individual needs. Start off easy and progress gradually to avoid injury. Keep your expectations realistic. Your body has been undergoing pregnancy changes for nine months. It could take as much as a year to regain your former strength, shape, and energy.

Summer’s here, and you’re all about looking cute in your sundress and easy summer braids. Then along comes a heat wave and sauna-like humidity, and you’ve got raccoon eyes and poof ball hair. No more! Click through for easy solutions to your top five summer beauty issues—and say hello to a season of pretty.