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27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

<b>Do Cardio</b><br>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one study, researchers found that cyclers increased their metabolism for 14 hours after a tough 45-minute workout. "If you do just two to three vigorous bouts of exercise per week for 45 minutes, you could lose a pound of …

Nutrition

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 …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

3 Yoga Poses You're Probably Doing Wrong

<b>The mistake you're probably making:</b> Though this pose seems easy in theory—how hard can it be to tilt your legs up to the sky?!—Vaynerman explains that most people do it wrong. "What happens is that people think they're supposed to just get up on their shoulders, and then it doesn't matter what the …

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 …

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Articles about modern storage solutions 5 smart built ins and closets on Dwell.com - Dwell

For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the …

Outdoors

Articles about 5 small and narrow modern houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>As we finish planning our Small Spaces issue for next year, I was interested to find coverage [via Dezeen] of an exhibition...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern …

Outdoors

7 Things Your Yoga Teacher Wants to Tell You

<b>There is no such thing as a typical yoga body</b><br>If you were to ask someone what a yogi looks like they’d probably say long, lean, flexible, and strong. Pop culture has definitely influenced that stereotype, but as a teacher who travels the world meeting yogis of every age, gender and race, I can tell …

Yoga

Trainer Confessions: Exercises That Don't Do What You Think

<b>Modified Pushups</b><br>The modified pushup is the on-your-knees version of the original. You’d think this would work the exact same muscles as a regular pushup, right? Not exactly. While you’re still working your chest, triceps and shoulders, you’re not targeting your core like you would in a regular …

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Stylish Storage: 10 Ways To Organize Under Your Sink

• <b>Suspend Spray Bottles</b> Since my goal is to have every possible cleaning product in a pretty spray bottle, this tip from Martha Stewart is</b> …

Martha Stewart

30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Week of February 3, 2014

Sales from 15-50% off at Ethan Allen, World Market, West Elm, and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>15% off sofas and sectionals at West Elm.<br>• 20% off all bed linens, pillows, duvet inserts, mattress pads, bath towels, and bath accessories at Crate and Barrel.<br>• 20% off furniture …

Ricotta-Pear Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lay flatbreads on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, combine vinegar and honey in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 7 minutes.<p>In a small bowl, combine ricotta, herbs, pepper, and salt. Spread half of the cheese …

Yoga: Poses to Tone Your Arms

Begin on all fours with your knees hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and your shoulders over your wrists. Walk your hands a few inches in front of your shoulders. Curl your toes under, lift your hips, and straighten your legs. Push into your palms …

Weekend Challenge: Overhead Dumbbell Split Squat

Try this intense move for your lower body<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</i> …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

The 7 Best Exercises For Killer Leg Workouts | Women's Health

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs<p>Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the</i> …

Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back<p>Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be …

Benefits of Nuts

Nut devotees cut their mortality even if they didn't exercise, they dodged fruits and veggies, and they were overweight. They also tended to be slimmer than non-nut eaters. Score.<p>While the study didn't examine <i>how</i> nuts work their magic exactly, previous research suggests that their combination of …

Iso-Explosive Jump Squats: Weekend Challenge

Weekend Challenge: Iso-Explosive Jump Squat<p>Work your legs harder than ever!<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</i> …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

10 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Bookshelf

Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But they can do so much more.<p>Try these inspired design ideas to make the most of your bookshelves.

Interior Design

Healthy Dessert Recipes

<b>Lemon-Zucchini Bars</b><br>This recipe also works with green zucchini and lime. In any hue, the summer squash contains fewer than 30 calories per cup.<p>4 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened<br>1/4 cup confectioners' sugar<br>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>Pinch of salt<br>2 large eggs<br>1 egg white<br>3/4 cup sugar<br>1/4 cup freshly …

Does Hula Hooping Count as Exercise? | Women's Health

While hula hooping strengthens your core, and—depending on what you do with the hoop—can work the rest of your body, too, strength training still trumps hula hooping for sculpting lean muscle, says study author John Porcari, PhD, director of clinical exercise physiology at University of …

Your Barbell Starter Workout

Your Favorite New Workout<p>These five moves will give you an awesome total-body burn<p>Peter Yang<p>Even if hoisting a 45-pound barbell feels intimidating, don't discount the power cage. Build strength and confidence with this starter workout: Perform the moves in order, moving from one to the next with no …

Simple And Elegant Shelving Unit Inspired by Suspension Bridges

If you are into minimalism and simple decorations, this is something you’ll definitely like! <b>Bridge Shelves</b> is a simple design concept that adds a …

Start Running Tips: 3 Ways to Become a Runner

According to the Women's National Runner Survey, which polled more than 5,500 women, 66 percent of female runners said their running habit relieves stress, keeps them healthy, and allows them to meet personal goals and overcome challenges. (It's hard to match that "runner's high" effect you feel …

Quick Fitness Tips: How to Look Thinner in Under 10 Seconds

<b>Rib Cage Up:</b> Weak upper-back muscles often angle your chest downward and make your boobs look droopy. Lift your sternum (the breast bone in your chest) a few inches to elongate your torso.<p><b>Pelvis Parallel:</b> Think of your pelvis as a bucket full of water. When your hips tilt forward or you lift your …