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Weekend Challenge: Alternating Shoulder Press and Twist

You'll love how strong your upper body will feel!<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join</i> …

Fitness

Exercise is Medicine

Can Exercise Replace Medication?<p>A new study suggests that working out is even more powerful than we thought<p>Thinkstock<p>Only about a third of U.S. doctors prescribe exercise in primary care—but new <i>British Medical Journal</i> research may encourage them to add physical activity to their arsenal. Exercise …

Medicine

Morning workouts are good for you

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning<p>Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?<p>With the holiday season in full swing, your after-work schedule is about to blow up. And let's be honest, every party invite you receive is just one more night you're not going to show up …

Fitness

50 People On Their Best NSFW Life Hack

Someone asked Reddit “what is the best NSFW life-hack you know of?” And um, WOW. I’ve collected the best answers below.<p>1.<p>skootch_ginalola:<p>When …

Eat With Your Stomach, Not Your Brain – An Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was fortunate enough to interview Dr. Brian Wansink, lead author to over 100 academic articles and books, including his best-seller Mindless …

Outsourcing

How To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depressive disorder that affects an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. adult population. Most people …

5 Ways to be Healthy Without Kale | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is being healthy about guzzling down 14 kale smoothies, going to 6am spin classes, and shopping at Whole Foods?<p>When my body became sick with …

16 Beauty Secrets I Learned Working For A High End Skin Care Brand

The skin you have is pretty much not going to change.<p>When I first started working at the brand I was super diligent with my skin, and it was awesome. …

49 Absolutely Stunning Sylvia Plath Quotes

I talk to God but the sky is empty.<p>Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland …

17 Self-Centered Things Everyone Does Without Realizing It

1. Listening to someone talk about a personal problem only to immediately make it about you and a problem <i>you</i> are going through when they stop …

40 Little Ways To Have A Happy Day

1. Wake up on your own<br>2. Take a long, hot shower while listening to your favorite music<br>3. Sing in the shower<br>4. Wear something that makes you feel …

10 Social Situations That Aren’t A Big Deal But Give Me Anxiety

A while back I discussed six social situations that aren’t a big deal but give me anxiety and because there are basically hundreds of thousands of …

29 Awesome Modern Romantic Comedies That Don’t Insult Your Intelligence

This year has been light on romantic comedies, presumed dead in Hollywood after a slew of duds in recent years. (Thanks, Katherine Heigl.) However, …

3 Steps to Curing Heartburn | Women's Health

<b>Grab some gum.</b> <i><br>The Journal of Dental Research</i> reported that people who chewed sugar-free gum for 30 minutes had reduced amounts of acid in their esophagi. The reason? Constant chewing creates more saliva, which makes you swallow more, which helps wash down the reflux.<p><b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Seek an</b> …

How To Stop Self Sabotage In It’s Tracks | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ahhh, self sabotage. I’m very familiar with this particular rabbit hole. There are so many ways to engage in it, it’s mind-bending. Relationships, …

Self-help

What to Do the Night Before So You Exercise in the Morning

Exercise: You know you should do it. You even want to do it. Despite good intentions, it can be all too easy to skip this healthy activity for "more important" commitments. The reality is, exercise is one of <i>the most</i> important things you can do for physical and personal balance. The below routine is …

Time Management

What Sex After 40 Is REALLY Like

<b>First Things First: The Bad News</b><br>Unfortunately, the responsibilities that typically accompany being 40-plus can make it difficult to find time for sex. Even at 36, my husband and I still struggle with what’s more important—sleep or sex. The truth is, sometimes we choose to hit the snooze button on …

Social Media

The Planks You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

<i>By Sheila Monaghan</i><p>Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning move -- the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into …

The Newest Trend in Fitness Classes: The Rowing Machine Workout

“It’s like doing a leg press [machine] over and over again while doing a seated row [machine] over and over again,” says Garrett Roberts, exercise physiologist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and the founder of GoRow Studios, a rowing studio in Hoboken, New Jersey. The result, he …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Women's Health

Reduce Stress Through Mindfulness

The study suggests that mindfulness can act as an emotional buffer, protecting you from the normal highs and lows of your day. “People who are more mindful are able to stay somewhat separate from shifts in their body and their emotional state,” says Paula Williams, PhD, associate professor of …

Women's Health

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever<p>7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout<p>Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of …

Women's Health

19 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms<p>Everything you've ever wanted to know about your big O: namely, how to have one—or your best one yet<p>Shutterstock.com<p>How long does it take to cross the finish line? Which positions make you most likely to climax? And is it really possible to have an orgasm …

Even Super-Short Workouts Keep Your Weight Down | Women's Health

Turns out, the shorter bouts of higher-intensity activity were about as effective at lowering participants' BMIs (minute for minute) as the longer bouts of higher-intensity activity were. Both higher-intensity activity groups also showed a smaller risk of being overweight or obese. Lower-intensity …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …

Self-Pleasure: Your Best Tips Ever

Still, even if you and your vagina are so in sync you finish each other's sentences, your sex life with yourself, like with any long-term partner, has room for improvement.<p>So put away your vibrator. Not forever—just for a few minutes. Because to improve your self-loving skills, the best place to …

Print It: The Look Better Naked 2-Day Cleanse Diet

This short and sweet cleansing diet will help you get on the road to faster weight loss<p>MITCH MANDEL<p>What are you doing this weekend? Ready to look better naked? The best way to get into the groove of a new approach to eating is by experiencing early results. And you will—with this 2-day plan by …

Think You Know How To Drink Water?

<b>Fact:</b> No one's sure where the so-called 8-by-8 rule came from, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a Dartmouth College medical professor and author of two studies on the origin of the theory that the human body works best on eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. The truth is, your daily requirement depends on …

Sex Toys: The 4 Most Popular Sex Toys in America

<b>Couples Enhancer Ring</b><br>Adam & Eve's No. 1 sex toy is designed specifically for pairs: It slides around his penis and family jewels to create a stronger erection, and the vibrations hit against your clitoris when he thrusts. But that’s not the only way to use it. “This type of toy is fun because you …