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15 Tips to Allergy-Proof Your Home

It's time for spring cleaning. This year instead of just sprucing up your home, why not make it a truly healthy living space and t...

What Does 'Natural' or 'Organic' Really Mean?

When it comes to food and other products in your home, naturally you want what's healthiest for you and your family. Navigating gr...

3 Kettlebell Sequences For Faster Fat Loss

A kettlebell complex is a series of movements performed back-to-back with little to no rest in between. Their primary function is ...

Turmeric - Why and How to Add It to Your Food

Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, is produced from a tropical plant related to ginger. Turmeric is commonly ground into a br...

10 Signs Your Workout Isn't Working for You

Romantic relationships and working out can share a lot of similarities. In the beginning you’re eager to get to the gym and ...

16 Essential CrossFit Moves

Whether you are a newbie CrossFitter or a seasoned veteran, there are foundational movements that everyone should master prior to ...

13 Types of Fish to Avoid Eating

Eating seafood is supposed to be healthy ─ right? Well, that depends. “Marine pollutants pose increased risks to envir...

The Best and Worst of Easter Candy

When preparing for Easter, concerns about sugar overload run high. Moderation is key during this holiday filled with chocolate bun...

16 Best Motivational Quotes for Fitness

Motivational quotes are much more than just words. They can be effective mantras for propelling you toward getting fit -- and stay...

How to Make Your Own Energy Bars

By making your own energy bars, you can get all of the macronutrients and a variety of vitamins and minerals without all of the ad...

15-Minute Workout from Zuzka Light

It can be challenging to work out when you're traveling. ...

Foods to Help You Fall (and Stay!) Asleep

Every night, almost 60 percent of Americans have problems sleeping, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Tossing and turnin...

11 Ideas to Make You a Better and Safer Cyclist

Over 6,600 cyclists from all over the U.S. and around the world have pledged to do 30 days of biking for the entire month of April...

Top CrossFit Myths Debunked

Whether or not you’ve ever tried CrossFit you’ve probably wondered: “Is it as bad – or as good – as ...

Foods That Help You Feel Full

Eating healthy doesn't mean going hungry. Find out which foods help our LIVESTRONG.COM community members feel full and stay satis...

What You Need to Know to Build Muscle

I remember it like it was yesterday. For 13 years I’d been inundated by images of big, strong, athletic-looking people bulging w...

12 Things to Consider When Choosing a Protein Powder

While it's best to try and get your protein from food (rather than from supplements and powders), sometimes we fall short in our d...

Are You Working Out Too Often?

Are you putting in the time at the gym but not seeing the results you want? How often do you work out? See what the LIVESTRONG.com...

Get Bigger Biceps and Triceps

Putting size on your triceps and biceps is something you can do with techniques like bicep curls and barbell skull crushers....

16 of the World's Best Marathons

Completing a marathon takes determination and a commitment to months (and sometimes even years) of training. The sense of accompli...

12 Things Your Parents Were Right About

It seems as if parents have a cliché for every occasion. How many times did you roll your eyes while your mom imparted the wisdom...

Tips to Stay Healthy & Fit on Vacation

The average person can gain 4-6 pounds in just one week of vacation?...

Cardio or Weights: Which One to Do First?

Based on these findings, the researchers concluded that the training order of combined cardio- and resistance training does…...

Get a Fat-Blasting Workout in Under 10-Minutes

Do you find it hard to make the time to work out? ...

"Before" and "After" Pics - Who Should Win $100?

Every day thousands of LIVESTRONG.com members are providing ...

13 Surprising and Beneficial Probiotic Foods

Probiotics are the latest health obsession thanks to their seemingly endless list of health benefits. But the hype may be warrante...

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself

Do you weigh yourself every week? Do you do it at the same time every day? Find out what other people in the Livestrong.com Commun...

Boost Your Digestive Health With This One Simple Nutrient

Digestive health is a decidedly unsexy subject, but we need to talk about it, OK? Dietary fiber is one of my favorite ways to keep...

The 8 Best Stretches to Do Before Running

Nothing can derail your fitness goals like an injury. Running with muscles that are cold and not properly stretched can result in ...

5 Tricky Fruits and How to Eat Them

Eating a broad range of fruits, in addition to the usual bananas, apples and oranges, can help keep healthy eating exciting and in...

Running On a Treadmill vs. Running Outside: Which Is Best?

Do you run on a Treadmill or outside? Join this Conversation to check out what people prefer and......

10 Quick Ways to Boost Energy and Fight Fatigue

Feeling more tired than usual lately? There may be a way to fix that. Try these 10 ways to boost your energy and kick fatigue....

How to Do The Squat Challenge

Doing the squat challenge requires you to do so in the proper way to avoid the risk of long term injury. ...

Tips to Conquer Nighttime Cravings

What do you do when you are really hungry at night? ...

If Everyone Did THIS Exercise, We'd Lose 2 Billion Pounds

It seems at least once a week I hear people spewing opinions about how badly things are going in the U.S. ...

Yummy and Interesting Oatmeal Recipe Ideas

Check out these user submitted oatmeal recipes. ...

Fitness Motivation from Hundreds of LIVESTRONG Members

Last week we wrote about the importance of motivation and how motivation is what drives us to achieve our goals....

8 New Ways to Enjoy Quinoa

Only a few years ago quinoa was virtually unknown outside its native South America. Now it’s a beloved staple in grocery stores,...

9 Ingredient Swaps to Make Your Recipes Healthier

One of the best things about home cooking is that you can make just about any dish healthier with some simple substitutions. We pr...

Almond or Soy Milk, Which one is Healthier?

See what people like you think is the best option for them....

5 Myths About High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

You’ve probably heard again and again that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) gets people amazing results in fat loss a...

Save Money and Waste Less with These 10 Tricks for Fruits and Veggies

Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is a sure way to eat healthier. But how many times have you had to throw away fresh...

3 Easy Do-It-Yourself Milk Alternatives

Many people are avoiding milk these days. Whether it is because they are vegan, paleo, lactose intolerant...

You Haven't Done Plyo Until You've Tried this Workout

Explosion takes plyometrics up a notch in this explosive 31-minute high intensity workout....

12 Workout Mistakes That Sabotage Results

Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a bonafide gym rat, it’s easy to fall into bad workout habits, especially when you ...

Recover, Repair and Re-Activate Your Body

Reload is a 40-minute active recovery workout with moderate intensity so your body can repair itself while still burning calories,...

16 Foods Dietitians Won't Touch

If a dietitian won't eat a particular food, it's probably a good sign that you shouldn't be eating it either. Dietitians and nutri...

Train Like a Warrior

Warrior brings together the best elements of plyometrics (plyo), high intensity interval training (HIIT), and strength training to...

How Much Body Fat Do You Have? Here's How to Find Out

If you’re trying to lose fat (or gain muscle), how are you measuring your progress? Do you know what percentage of body fat you ...

10 Moves That Accelerate Your Calorie Burn

Combustion is 34-minute HIIT workout that takes interval training to the next level with 10 total exercises designed to burn calor...

Easy Ways to Cleanse Without Juicing

Everywhere I go lately I hear someone announcing that they're on a juice cleanse or detoxing and then explaining what they're not ...

How Much Should Your Weight Fluctuate From Day to Day?

My weight is constantly fluctuating even when I eating the same amount every day......

13 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Workout Fly By

Exercise doesn't have to be a drag; in fact, with a few tweaks to your routine, you can make exercise something you look forward t...

Weight Loss "Before" and "Afters" - Who Should Win $100 This Month

At all hours of the day or night thousands of LIVESTRONG members are providing each other support, advice, guidance and motivation...

The 25 Best Moments of the Winter Games 2014

As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games drew to a close, there was no shortage of memorable moments to take away. Whether it was 18-year-...

12 Running Mistakes You Could be Making

Every runner hopes to avoid injuries, boost fitness and improve health, but -- newbie or pro -- all runners are vulnerable to some...

9 Foods That Do Not Raise Cholesterol

More than 98 million Americans age 20 and up have cholesterol levels over the healthy maximum of 200 milligrams per deciliter, acc...

11 Easy New Egg Recipes You May Have Not Yet Tried

Among the millions of LIVESTRONG members using our free MyPlate food tracker, eggs are one of the most popularly-eaten foods. And ...

12 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid in Everyday Products

Potentially toxic chemicals exist in the air we breathe, food we eat and products we use on a daily basis. Some of these chemicals...

18 Dream Fitness Vacations

Sure, a lounge chair on a warm, tranquil beach has its allure, but fit people don’t often enjoy sitting still for an entire ...

15 Best Foods for Your Heart

In a fast-paced world where convenience trumps (more time- and labor-intensive) healthy home cooking, the battle is on to protect ...

Don't Let a Step Back Derail You from Your Goals

January has come and gone, but hopefully the same hasn't happened to your New Year's resolutions. ...

IRON: A 34-Minute Fat Blasting Workout

Iron is a 34-minute workout designed to build lean, strong muscles while boosting your metabolism. ...

15 Foods to Cure the Winter Blues

Being cooped up during the coldest, darkest days of the year can lead to the winter doldrums, when nothing feels better than a tri...

Fire: A High Intensity Interval Training Workout!

Fire is a 33-minute high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, which involves high bursts of energy followed by short bouts ...

How Eggs Get You Lean and Flat Abs

The number one body area both men and women ask to be redefined are their abs. Whether it’s a flat, firm stomach or sexy ...

Namaste at Night -- 10 Yoga Moves to Remove Stress and Relax You at Bedtime

After a long, stressful day at the office, it can be challenging to relax in the evening, and you may still feel too revved up at ...

3 Essential Moves to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Eighty percent of men and women in the United States experience lower back pain at least once in their lives, according to the web...

Easy Swaps to Slim Down Super Bowl Sunday

Even though the Super Bowl isn’t officially a national holiday in the U.S., Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year...

The 15 Toughest Do-Anywhere Workout Moves

When it comes to workouts, we’re all about efficiency: "How can I get the most done in the least amount of time?"; Sound fam...

11 Nutrients Americans Aren't Getting Enough Of

At the start of every new year we set out to better ourselves. According to the website USA.gov, some of the most popular resoluti...

10 Free Workouts to Get You Fitter and Stronger

Happy new year! We hope you are joining us on the 8-week STRONGER Challenge. There are 10 FREE workout videos and a daily pre-prog...

Healthy and Filling Snacks Under 200 Calories

Check out these 16 delicious low calorie snacks that are incredibly easy-to-make and will help you lose weight fast! They’ve...

9 Essential Strength Benchmarks for Men

Goals separate a training program from an exercise program. Without goals and motivation, your strength-training workouts can quic...

15 Fun and Tasty Football Snacks

With this beloved American ritual of watching football comes another tradition: tailgating and parties. Fans snack and sip their w...

High-Tech Health Tools to Try This Year

Whether your goal is to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, or increase your fitness, these high-tech tools can help you get h...

Ignition: An Explosive Plyometric Workout

Ignition is 32-minute plyometric workout, with explosive high intensity movements. This workout is designed to burn the maximum am...

Refuel: A Workout to Strengthen and Repair Your Body

Refuel is an active recovery workout designed to lengthen and strengthen your muscles while still burning calories with low-intens...

How to Beat the New Year's Resolution Illusion

Chances are that quite a few of us might have taken full advantage of the holidays by indulging just a wee bit more than what we s...

The 12 Biggest Myths About Personal Training

It’s time to set the record straight: Personal training is at the forefront of preventative care -- exercise is medicine aft...

The Worst Chemicals in Food

If -- like many Americans -- your diet includes more than the occasional soda, bag of potato chips, deli meat sandwich or can ...

Can You Do This Challenging 36-Minute Full Body Workout?

Soldier combines plyometrics (plyo), high intensity interval training (HIIT), and strength training to give you a full body 36-min...

10 Things Your Gym Wont Tell You

Many gyms offer a free orientation session or two with one of their trainers when you sign up. The trainer typically takes you thr...

Pros and Cons of the Top Diets of 2013

Looking to lose weight, and still searching for the best diet for you? Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, Senior VP, Director of Food & Wellness...

9 Ways to Help Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that promotes bone health, staves off inflammation and helps keep your immune system strong...

These Workouts Are The Secret to Making 2014 Your Fittest Yet

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and get fit, you might be wondering "How do I get started? ...

The True Power of Inner Strength

During one of my recent anti-bullying talks at a middle school, one of the girls, who courageously shared her tearful experience...

10 New Year's Resolutions Trainers Wish You'd Make

The start of a new year brings with it a chance to make good on unmet fitness goals of the previous year. For example, how many ti...

Most Popular LIVESTRONG Content of 2013

What was 2013 like for you? Did it fly by? We kept ourselves busy in 2013...

14 New Year's Resolutions That Are Bad Ideas

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? It's that time of year when people are creating their lists of vows to stop ba...

Get Started on Your New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight

We’re hoping to make 2014 your fittest year yet! Our New Year’s gift to you is a new and improved MyPlate that now includes...

Calorie-Conscious Cocktails to Ring in the New Year

Most people know the keys to maintaining a healthy weight: exercise regularly, drink lots of water, consume lean meats, and fill y...

12 Holiday Feast Mistakes that Make You Gain Weight

If you fear holiday weight gain, you are not alone. Fear of residual weight gain dampens the mood for many health-conscious indivi...

Party Food Ideas for New Year’s Eve

It's possible to eat yummy foods and enjoy New Year's Eve revelry without completely disregarding healthy eating habits. Read on ...

50 Healthiest Holiday Gifts

If you are anything like us, health and fitness are gifts that you want to share with your family and friends all year round. This...

Most Effective Fat-Loss Moves

The concept of lifting weights one day and doing cardio and abs the next is outdated. The current rage in fitness is a style of ex...

How to Indulge and Lose Weight: The 80/20 Rule

What does it mean to eat according to the 80/20 rule? Put simply, eating by the 80/20 rule means that 80 percent of the time you c...

15 Proven Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It's the season for revelry and cheer! And along with that, enticing treats and sweets. With beckoning decadent desserts, festive ...

What Really Happens When You Drink

TEQUILA: Last night was crazy. Do you remember anything? I blacked out, dude. BEER: Of course you blacked out. Tequila always bla...

Famous Vegans and Vegetarians

Famous folks like Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt and Woody Harrelson have long been outspoken about living a plant-based lifestyle. Bu...

10 Tricks to Fail-Proof Your Workouts

What was the last reason you gave for ditching your workout—no time, lack of results, boredom? Whatever the excuse, you̵...

2 Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipes With a Secret Ingredient

Libby's (the largest pumpkin grower in the U.S.) estimates that 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed in the U.S. each year....

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas For Fitness Fans

Active people are often crafty people. And taking the time to create homemade gifts for your friends and family means they are rea...

Hidden Health Benefits of 14 Holiday Superfoods

Holiday foods can actually be beneficial to your healthy eating plan. In fact, many traditional holiday foods contain abundant hea...

Most Interesting Food & Fitness Discussions This Week

As you may have heard, along with the redesigned look of the LIVESTRONG.COM homepage, we recently launched a new...

10 Essential Fitness Goals and How to Achieve Them

Whether you want to run faster, burn more fat, increase endurance, build more muscle or simply gain flexibility -- you need a plan...

Best Paleo Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday feasts can be daunting for people who are weight-and health-conscious, but they don't have to b...

Can Athletes Improve Performance With Raw Food?

The New England Patriots’ Super Bowl hopes rest on the right arm of Tom Brady. And Tom Brady’s right arm rests on a bo...

Turn Your Staircase Into A Fat Burning Machine

Before you spend hundreds of dollars on a piece of cardio equipment for your home, take a look around. If there’s a set of s...

12 Not-So-Common Tips to Fend Off Cold and Flu

We all want to make sure we're doing everything we can to avoid being taken down by cold and flu this season. I recently spoke wit...

3 Ways Your Personal Trainer Steers You Wrong

When you hire the services of a personal trainer, you expect that he or she will provide you with a high value for your hard earne...

Carb Cycling For Fat Loss

Between the numbers of low-carbohydrate diets and studies linking the consumption of processed carbs to obesity and chronic diseas...

4 Ways To Get Better Sleep

No matter how big that presentation is this morning, no matter how crucial your annual review is this afternoon, or how exciting t...

What's Really Inside Those McDonald's Chicken McNuggets?

McDonald's started out as a beefy burger joint back in 1948, but the world-famous fast-food chain has been offering another high-p...

Know Thy Enemy: Sitting

I could die in an airplane crash. I could get killed in a car accident. I could get shot in the street. I could get mauled by a sh...

Yummy Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just because you are getting ready for your wedding day (or any big event), does not mean the whole month — or two — beforehan...

19 Easy 100-Calorie Snacks

It happens. That midday craving or midnight hunger can cause you to reach for a quick snack that may end up skyrocketing your calo...

New Design, Community and Contests on LIVESTRONG.COM

We’ve been busy the past few months working to update and improve the LIVESTRONG.COM website and community......

In CrossFit, Women Can Be the Beauty and the Beast

As a young girl, it was known that you either like Barbies or you like sports. You're a "girlie girl" or a "tomboy." As we grew up...

20 Motivations to Push You to Work Out

Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a weightlifter or a CrossFitter, these motivations should help you push yourself to get ...

Simple Sitting Adjustments for Less Back Pain

Americans spend a lot of time sitting – working on computers, watching TV, commuting to work, and more. Americans also spend...

Why Slow and Steady REALLY Wins the Weight Loss Race

Dieting is never thought of as an easy process. Granted, for most of us, it's not. The journey is undeniably simple -- stick to th...

10 Kettlebell Moves to Blast Away Love Handles

These moves will challenge your core-strength, balance and stability says World Kettlebell Club certified trainer and co-founder o...

3 Secrets to Help You Be Happy Every Day

When was the last time you did something for yourself?Here's the catch – I'm not talking about housework, errands or cleaning ou...

18 Celebrities Who Run

There are a lot of fads in the fitness world, but one of the most fundamental ways to get fit is running, which never goes out of ...

Easy Food Swaps to Avoid GMOs in Your Pantry

You've probably heard a lot about GMOs lately in the news. GMO stands for "genetically modified organisms," and these are plants o...

15 Foods That Help You Peel Off the Pounds

Looking to get a head start and shed a few pounds before the holiday eating season begins? We’re about to reveal 15 foods that a...

A New Type of Detox: Digital Detox

Consistently, we have our heads buried in cell phones and digital devices....

Fat in Foods May Not Be the Enemy

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard that fat is bad for you. Food manufacturers market and sell fat-free...

Why Go Paleo? (Infographic)

The paleo diet a.k.a. caveman diet has recently become a hot topic of conversation and debate among the LIVESTRONG.COM audience. (...

17 Proven Motivations that Get You Running

It’s tempting to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep when the alarm buzzes with a reminder that it’s time for your morn...

14 Hot Eating Trends – Which Ones Are Actually Beneficial?

Like all sciences, what we know about nutrition is constantly evolving. When it comes to sorting out dietary facts from fiction, J...

16 TRX Moves for a Full-Body Workout

The TRX system – which was developed by a Navy SEAL so that he could train to stay in shape in small spaces with minimal equipme...

Free MyPlate Mobile App Now Has a Barcode Scanner

The LIVESTRONG.COM team has been working overtime to create new features and tools to help make it easier for you to be successful...

Moves for a Stronger Core and Better Posture

Strengthen your obliques while also working your inner thighs and shoulders with this side plank variation. Begin in a modified si...

9 Sneaky Ways to Trick Yourself Out of Snacking

Your Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter feeds are inundated with family and friends’ proud posts of their decadent dinne...

10 Mental Mistakes That Can Negatively Impact Your Health and Fitness

David McRaney, author of “You Are Now Less Dumb,” has studied and written extensively about cognitive biases and calls them ...

16 Snacks That Are OK to Eat at Night

Eating past 8.p.m. has been known to get a bad rap. In reality the reason you may have gained, or not been able to lose, weight pr...

28 Most Memorable Hollywood Bodies

Movie stars may be blessed at birth with good looks, but when it comes to building bodies that will make a lasting impression, the...

Answers to the 9 Most Common Crock-Pot Questions

When I walk in the door and dinner is ready it makes me happy. The little work I do in the morning pays off big time by 6 p.m. Not...

Total Body Ball Blast Workout

If you are only using the stability ball for crunches or as a chair to sit on at your desk, you are missing out...

11 Banned Food Ingredients Still Allowed in the U.S.

Do you read nutrition labels? If so, what do you look for? Some of us concentrate on fat grams, calories, carbs, protein, sugar an...

My Secret “Flat Belly Superfood”

I must admit that I get a little annoyed when I hear people yap away about "superfoods." What does this term mean anyway? ...

4 Surprising Benefits of Eating at Night

How many times have you heard someone say that if you want to lose weight you shouldn’t be eating at night? Or that eating too l...

8 Tips to Stay Healthy When You Fly

You're running late for your 6:30 a.m. flight. As you frantically grab your bags and race towards the car, cursing yourself for bo...

18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You

Pork is rich in monounsaturated fat, and ounce-for-ounce, pork tenderloin contains less fat than a chicken breast. That’s good n...

Blast Away Calories (Fast!)

A kettlebell workout is a sure way to torch calories – and fast! According to the American Council on Exercise, the average pers...

Can Walking Be Enough To Reduce Obesity in America?

In a study published in October 2010 in the journal “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,” researchers used pedometers to ...

Secrets of 16 Strange and Popular Superfoods

Chia seeds. Acai. Maca powder. Goji berries. Every day it seems a new “superfood” makes health news headlines. While no food o...

7 Nutrition and Fitness Myths Debunked by Science

Whether you’re reading information from a popular website or receiving an e-mail from a friend that sounds like it could be cred...

Is It Possible to Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet?

It’s possible to build muscle on a vegetarian diet, but it’s a little more difficult than doing so with a diet that includes m...

Ditch Comfort Food, and Try These Tips to REALLY Feel Better

Whether it's potato salad, macaroni and cheese, ice cream, pizza, or chicken pot pie, comfort food seems to always be around, no m...

10 Weight Loss Rules You're Allowed To Break

Where would we be without a little rebelliousness? Music would be boring, technology would be limited, and progressive thought and...

Eat Fat to Burn Fat

For a long time, we thought avocadoes were good for nothing but ready-made guac and a decent California burger every now and then....

Annoying Gym Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid

Gyms don’t always hand out a “Rules of Conduct” book when you join. You’re simply expected to act like a d...

18 Habits That Can Make You Gain Weight

Struggling to lose weight? Or maybe you recently shed pounds only to see them slowly creep back on again? There may be some bad ha...

Replacing Fat Loss Cardio Through Bodyweight Training

Truth be told, not everyone loves running. Yes, there are people who swear by it and even talk about the runners’ high. But ...

16 Celebrity Weight Loss "Before" and "After" Photos

Not all celebrities have been naturally blessed with the genetic make-up of Heidi Klum, Halle Berry, or Gisele Bundchen. In recent...

Should You Try a Juice Cleanse?

People always ask me how I maintain the 20-pound weight loss I achieved last summer. It’s a valid question! As every dieter know...

20 Foods to ALWAYS Buy Organic (Even If You’re On a Budget!)

Adding organic food to your shopping cart can be expensive. That said, avoiding consuming chemical pesticides and hormones could h...

Why Crunches Won't Give You Flat Abs -- and the 12 Moves that Will!

Most people don’t realize that without a strong core, it’s unlikely you will achieve washboard abs. And, your core enc...

18 Foods With a "Bad" Rap That Are Actually Good for You

Have you ever had someone tell you that a certain food was bad for you? Did you stop eating it and then put it on your “Food...
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