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Take Your Workout Outside!

7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside<p>Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air of the indoors for the sun and breeze outside. Stop ignoring your instincts! Nature is a perfect buff-body training ground. Here are seven …

The Five-Minute Flat-Abs Workout

Got five minutes? Use those precious moments to blast away belly fat<p>Not only do traditional crunches target just one of your main core muscles, but after a few minutes of the repetitive motion, that muscle fatigues and other areas (like your hip flexors and neck) take over to compensate. "The …

The Best—and Worst—Drinks

Do you know how many calories that cocktail is costing you?<p>With wedding season, summer Fridays, and BBQ parties just around the corner, your typical week is about to get a bit more booze-soaked. But watch out: Women tend to consume 300 more calories than normal on nights when they drink, according …

The Simple Way to Eat Less

Tempted to treat yourself? Try using this trick first<p>Would that cheeseburger be nearly as tempting if you knew you'd have to log 33 minutes on the treadmill to burn off all of the calories it contains? Didn't think so. So it's not exactly shocking that, when menus list how much exercise you’d have …

What If Menus Didn't Just Show Calories...What If They Told You How Long It Would Take to Walk Off Your Lunch?

More and more restaurants are starting to display calorie counts on their menus to keep us aware of what we're eating. But now a new study is showing that it's not so much the calories that give us second thought—it's the amount of time it would take to burn off those calories.<p>Researchers from …

Tailor your treadmill workouts to prevent boredom

The treadmill.<p>This gym staple often gets a bad rap from the workout world. Boring, monotonous, torturous — they're all words often associated with the machine. But sometimes it may be the only practical option for those who are hampered by weather or trying to squeeze in a workout.<p>We asked the …

How Alcohol Can Contribute to Weight Gain

If you've been trying to lose weight for any length of time, you're probably pretty good at monitoring your calories. Even if you don't keep a …

How To Do The Perfect Squat

<i>By Nicole McDermott</i><p>They’re sometimes referred to as the king of all exercises, and with good reason. Squats are a full body fitness staple that work the hips, glutes, quads and hamstrings, and sneakily strengthen the core. Squats can help improve balance and coordination, as well as bone density, …

What's in My Fridge?

My refrigerator is powerful. In fact, it has a direct link to my overall well-being.<p>This week I'm opening my doors in order to give you an in-depth look at my plant-happy haul.<p>Disclaimer: My fridge isn't always this shiny and clean (I dolled it up for you). And it's not usually this packed (I …

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy solution, or five: Ditch the …

15 ways to beat belly bloat in 2 days

You’ve been working on your abs since January and they’re almost ready for the big reveal. Your last step before hitting the sand? Beating back …

Alison Sweeney's Super-Smart Snacking Tip

As someone who spent more parts of her summer vacation watching *Days of Our Lives *than was probably healthy, I've loved watching how Alison Sweeney's career has taken off. She's the host of <i>The Biggest Loser</i> and just released a new book, <i>The Mommy Diet</i> (she's mom to two kids)—the lady's busy!<p>We <i>all</i> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

11 Foods for a Flat Belly

Lose stomach fat and build ab muscles with these foods<p>We've got it—the ultimate eater's cheat sheet that will help keep you lean for life. Among the items in this list of abs-friendly foods you'll find nutrient-dense (but flavor-packed!) foods whose components both help you fight fat and build lean …

Breakfast Under 400 Calories: Egg Muffin with Cottage Cheese and Fruit

Start your day off right with this healthy (and scrumptious) breakfast dish<p>Start your day off right with this healthy (and scrumptious) breakfast dish<p>1 whole-wheat English muffin 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced 1 cup nonfat cottage cheese 1/2 medium grapefruit*Toast a split English muffin, then top each …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Doctors Eat In The Morning

Do the people giving you their sound health advice actually practice what they preach?<p>For the most part, yes. Doctors -- who <i>should</i> know the ins and outs of healthy living -- are typically walking the walk. In a 2012 Gallup-Healthways report, doctors scored higher on scales of physical health and …

Lemon and Herb Poached Halibut

Poaching is a delicious and healthy way to prepare fish while keeping it super tender. In this dish, the halibut is mostly covered, but not …

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Shop Your Shape: Fitness Looks

Swapping sloppy sweats for more stylish workout clothes can increase your resolve, your mood, and even your performance

Drink This: Almond Horchata

Gulp down this protein-packed almond drink<p>It's about time this popular Spanish power drink caught on here: Full of muscle-building protein, it's a great vegan source of calcium.1/4 cup blanched whole almonds 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp fresh lime juice 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp ground …

5 Natural Energy Boosters

Next time you're dragging, take advantage of the full power of your senses to kick your body and mind into high gear.

Healthy Dinner Recipe: Grilled Shrimp, Quinoa, and Watercress Salad

As part of a weekly series, top chefs are sharing easy recipes that are so delicious, you'll forget they're healthy. Perfect for skin-baring season! Today, we present "the Meal Salad"!<p><b>GRILLED SHRIMP, QUINOA, AND WATERCRESS SALAD</b><p><i>Serves 4</i><p>*Manuel Treviño, executive chef at Marble Lane in New York …

The Best Yoga Style for You

Discover the most satisfying yoga sequence for your fitness goals<p>Yoga is kind of like sex. (And not just because of the interesting positions.)<p>For a practice rooted in simplicity, it has become a tad bit complicated...and intimidating. There are a jillion types of yoga, ranging from specific (like …

The Best Candy for Weight Loss

Giving into your sweet tooth could help you lose weight—if you chew, suck, or bite on these lower-calorie candies<p>Candy is fine for the bras Katy Perry wears during performances. But for you, when you're trying to drop a few pounds? Sounds too sweet to be true. But a Nutrition Research study found …

5 Ways You Can Tell You're Having a Good Workout

"I thought I was going to die during my workout!" These are words I frequently hear after a client believes she has given it her all in the gym, but has she really? How do you know if you have given 125 percent to your workout?<p><b>1) Rate of Perceived Exertion.</b> I often use the rate of perceived …