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7 Ways to Shower Smarter

<b>…And the Hot Water</b><br>You now know that soap can be majorly drying to your skin—but super-hot water exacerbates the effect even more, says Nussbaum. So as good as it might feel to crank up the water temp, you're actually better off sticking with lukewarm H2O.<p><b>Give Your Loofah Some TLC</b><br>Washcloths and …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

Are Cycling Shoes Really Worth the Investment?

<b>The answer:</b> You might not be getting the full advantages of your cycling class if you're wearing your regular kicks for it, says Buschert. There are four main ones:<p><b>The Power Factor</b><br>Unlike typical sneakers, cycling shoes have a very stiff sole so that the power produced by your leg muscles goes …

Students Who Turn in Work at the Last Minute Get Worse Grades, Study Finds

Procrastinators, you’ve been warned — a new study suggests that students who turn in homework at the last minute get worse grades.<p>Two professors at …

Education

Hardscaping 101: Landscape Uplighting

Make your garden an evening event. Landscape lighting not only extends the hours you can use outdoor living space, it also improves safety (you can …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Landscape Photography

How to Work Your Back When You Don't Have Gym Equipment

<b>No-Bar Rows</b><br>You’ll need to use your home’s architecture for some of these moves. Rows option number one entails a pillar or pole and a towel. Thread the towel around the poll, and grip the ends of the towel in your hands. Walk your feet forward to lean back with arms extended; the further the lean, …

The No-Pushups-Necessary Arms Workout

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Front Squat to Shoulder Press<p>Begin with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a dumbbell in each hand near your shoulders, palms facing each other <b>(A)</b>. Bend your knees and hips to lower your body down until your thighs are parallel to the floor <b>(B)</b>. Quickly raise up to standing as you …

4 No-Bake Birthday Cakes for Hot Summer Days

There's no need to turn the oven on to make these couldn't-be-simpler birthday cakes.<p>Too hot to bake? No problem. Whip up one of these no-bake wonders for birthday boys and girls of all ages. Just don't forget the candles.<p><b>Mud Pie</b> Fill a pre-baked cookie or graham cracker crust with about 2 pints of …

Dessert

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

The problem with weightlifting and resistance training -- although both are effective ways to incorporate strength training in your exercise routine -- is that a lot of exercises are easy to mess up, especially if you're working with heavy weight.<p>If you're not familiar with proper form for the …

Exercise

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

<b>Mistake #2: Skipping the Warm-Up</b><br>"The biggest mistake I see by far is people going too fast too soon," says Fortune. "They start off from a dead standstill at a pace that is unsustainable, and inevitably slow down to a shuffle or start walking shortly after they begin." Instead, start by walking, …

5 Mental Skills You Need to Get Through ANY Workout

<b>Pump Up the Jams</b><br>Having one go-to anthem to amp you up is key, says Chris Bergland, author of <i>The Athlete's Way: Sweat and the Biology of Bliss</i> and an endurance expert. (He's the Guinness World Record holder for longest treadmill run: a whopping 24 hours and 153.76 miles!) Research shows that music …

How to Deal If Your Coworker Is Giving You the Cold Shoulder

See, the thing about ostracism is that it's inactive. "It's hard to nail down," says study co-author Sandra L. Robinson, a professor in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. "It's the absence of behavior." If someone doesn't include you in a brainstorming meeting, …

The Surprising Food That Can Lead to Weight Loss

It's probably not part of your meal plan yet, but it should be.<p>If you think of prunes as something old people eat to keep their digestive systems, um, moving, then listen to this: A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity suggests that these dried plums can play a big role in …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Crazy-Important Step in Reaching a Fitness Goal

That's one reason I've always been drawn to team sports. Playing college lacrosse, it was my teammates that got me through early mornings in the weight room and tough, when-will-this-end practices. They knew when I was trying my hardest—like when I eeked out a faster mile time or one-rep squat …

Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Jump Around! 5 Plyometric Moves for Major Fat Burning

Exercise 1 Tuck Jumps<p>Power up your lower body with these big jumps. Load your jump by squatting down slightly, arms behind you <b>(A)</b>. Swing your arms forward and catapult your legs up, tucking your knees into your chest (but not bending your chest down to meet your knees) <b>(B)</b>. Repeat immediately upon …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Weekend Challenge: Lateral Raise

Did someone say 'sexy shoulders'?<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 them, and achieve</i> …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask A Trainer

<b>How long should it take me to achieve my goals?</b><br>While there's no one-size-fits-all answer to this one, the trainer will be able to give you a basic timeline on which you'll see results. "It's important to rule out any unrealistic expectations you might have about what you can accomplish over the …

Body Fat

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Muscle

3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

It has a rep as an awesome arm and shoulder builder, “but anytime you bring weight over your head, you’re forced to brace your core, which makes abs muscles stronger,” says Cosgrove. Stand and hold a pair of dumbbells level with your shoulders, elbows bent, palms facing each other. Lift them …

Workouts

Are These The Best Workout Songs Ever?

March Music Madness is an annual competition run by Gold's Gym, and this was the first year that we partnered with them and <i>Men's Health</i>. Last month, participants signed on to MarchMusicMadness.com to vote for their favorite workout song and a corresponding charity (Special Olympics, the charity …