Ann Armstrong

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Why We Can’t Ignore the Rise of Mental Health Problems Among Students

The number of students taking their own lives in England and Wales rose by 50 percent between 2007 and 2011. It's clear that something needs to change.<p>When I arrived at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia last August, it felt like a paradise. I'd never visited the States, so it …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

Healthy Eating

A No-Crunch Abs Exercise That's Actually Fun

Really—we promise!<p>Crunches: Not so effective, not so fun. Plank pose: Awesome for you, still not so fun to hold.<p>…Which is where the abs move in the video below comes in. This exercise, from the brilliant mind of <i>Women’s Health</i> yoga contributor Kathryn Budig, incorporates plank on both the hands and …

Yoga

Sweat It Out with the Tone It Up Girls for a Bombshell Bod

This routine from Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn's new book will help you sculpt every inch (fast!) and gain the swagger to wear that 'kini with confidence.<p>Summer's here, which should be reason to celebrate (flip-flops! barbecues! rosé!). Yet for many women, the season is often overshadowed by two …

Workouts

The 6 Most Valuable Grocery Items You Can Buy

138 ways to use these everyday items<p>When it comes to utility, not all grocery items are created equal.<p>If value can be defined by versatility then, …

This Move Will Make Your Calves Look Even Sexier in Heels

Time to break out the strappy sandals!<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Farmer's Walk on Toes:</b> If you think walking around with …

Fitness

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

Healthy Eating

Countless Coconut Oil Uses and Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It's a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

Coconut

3 Simple Meditations for Starting Your Practice

In our daily lives, many of us are disconnected from ourselves and our surroundings. As Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh writes in the book <i>How to Sit</i>, <i>“</i>our …

Meditation

9 Genius Ways to Stick to Your Wedding Budget, Danggit

Be a bride with a plan...and lots of money left over for the honeymoon.<p>Most couples spend more than double a year's rent on just one day of their lives: their wedding. According to a recent survey by The Knot, nuptials cost over $31,000, on average. And while the majority of brides and grooms set a …

Weddings

7 Ways To Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

You're probably familiar with the daily rituals of monks and monastics all over the world: wake up, meditate, read spiritual texts, meditate, read …

30 Workouts Under 30 Minutes You Can Do Anywhere

You don't need to work out for hours: These workouts are all 30 minutes or less. And you can do them pretty much anywhere, anytime (as long as you have an internet connection).<p><i>Friendly and cautionary note: Not everyone is going to be able to do all of these workouts, and some people won't be able</i> …

12 Romantic Wedding Photos You Absolutely Must Get (You'll Thank Us Later)

<i>By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide</i><p>Weddings are all about love -- and these are no exception. We pulled together 125 of the sweetest photos we've ever seen in a variety of categories. Check them out below.<p><b>Browse through the slideshow below for more spectacular photos in each category:</b><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The …

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Check out the MTV badass’ ridiculously effective routine.<p><i>Emily Schromm nabbed our second-annual The Next Fitness Star title with her sick moves and infectious energy. Test out her ridiculously effective routine, below, and don't miss out on ordering The Next Fitness Star DVD (sold by</i> Women's</i> …

Workouts

How to Clean Your Coffeemaker

It's dirtier than you think. And just washing the carafe doesn't cut it.<p>When you think about the germiest spots in your kitchen, you probably don't think your coffee pot is one of the worst. But, a 2011 NSF study found just that: People don't consider their coffeemaker a hot bed for bacteria and …

5 Dumbbell Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Most people try to burn stomach fat by doing crunches or sit-ups. This is not the way to go. You can burn stomach fat by doing exercises that target …

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner completely from scratch. After all, you might feel like you don’t have time (or the …

Healthy Eating

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these …

Healthy Eating

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

Fitness

8 Surprising Uses for Plastic Wrap

Got an excess of plastic wrap? Here are 8 astonishing new uses.<p><b>1. Keep a paint roller from drying out</b><p>Are you mid-paint, ready to break for the night, but don't want your rollers to get crusty and sad by the morning? Try this tip from The Ugly Duckling House and wrap your wet paint rollers in …

7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eat up to slim down.

Snacks

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

How to Do Squats: 8 Reasons to Do Squat Exercises

1. <b>Builds Muscle in Your Entire Body</b><p>Squats obviously help to build your leg muscles (including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves), but they also …

The simple running trick to avoid knee pain

Is knee pain stopping you from registering for that 10K, or even hopping on the treadmill? “There’s this misconception that running is bad for your …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Exercise

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

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 the muscles in your glutes and …

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