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Your Weekly Fitness Checklist: November 24–30

7 ways to be fitter and healthier this week<p>Here is your Fit List of 7 tricks to be healthier and fitter this week. (For the uninitiated, check out What’s a Fit List?). How many challenges did you complete last week?<p>Keep us posted on your progress and successes throughout the week. Use the hashtag …

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

The Hardest Person to Shop For This Holiday Season

Hint: It's not your super-picky sister-in-law<p>Having a slight panic attack about what to buy your S.O. this year? You're not alone. Americans have the hardest time finding a present for their partners or spouses, according to a recent survey by MasterCard. One in four people said they were the …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

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 begging you for the secret to your …

4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

Do these moves to look even more amazing come party time<p>Bikini Season 2013 may be long over, but another occasion for skin-baring numbers is fast approaching: Holiday Party Season! Planning to make merry in something festive—and fitted? Use this guide to target the muscles that you’ll show off in …

3 Pilates Moves for Super Flat Abs

Add these calorie-torching "afterburner" abs moves to your workout<p>Want an extra challenge. . .and an even sleeker stomach? Add these calorie-torching "afterburner" ab moves to your workout. And then check out Brooke Siler's incredible book, <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Pilates</i>, for even more …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

The Lose-Weight-in-7-Days Eating Plan

An eating plan to slim down without starving<p>Wish you could fit into your "thin jeans" next weekend? You totally can! Just eat the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks (yes, there's still room for snacks!) outlined in this healthy eating plan for the next seven days. You'll drop pounds</i> …

The Time You're Most Likely to Wreck Your Diet

Ah, so this explains why it’s so hard to resist bar snacks during happy hour!<p>Reading this in the afternoon? Be warned—right now, your willpower to eat healthy and not overindulge is draining out of you fast. A new study from the <i>Journal Psychological Science</i> found that people tend to be more moral …