Carol Flores

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Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

<b>Switch Up Your Arm Strengtheners</b><br>If you want to get seriously strong arms, Bass says it's important to vary the kinds of arm exercises you do and the weight you use—that's what he does with Cameron. "If you normally do 15 to 20 reps, try adding more weight and do 10," he says.<p><b>Be Sure to Feel the …

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 …

What Type of Yoga is Right for You?

Stay open to all possibilities! The goal is to find the style that inspires you and makes you want to show up on the mat. Still can't find your yoga soul mate? Check out my book <i>The Women's Health Big Book of Yoga</i> for even more poses, sequences, and practice-perfecting tips!<p><b>For the Athletic</b> …

How To Stop An Anxious Thought In Its Tracks

When we're worried about something, "What if?" is the enemy. What if we mess up at work? What if we can't complete our goals? What if everything falls apart?<p>Our default is to dwell on the potential of bad outcomes. As psychologist Rick Hanson explains in his book "Hardwiring Happiness: The New …

Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

10 Signs You're in a Relationship Rut

<b>Dinner and a movie is a BIG night out.</b> You both wear something other than jeans? Holy bonus points.<p><b>Your last text to your partner was a reminder to pick up tampons.</b> Or maybe it was a digestive aid. Or retainer cleaner? Whatever it was, it wasn't sexy.<p><b>Your latest sex session got pretty wild: You</b> …

10 Weird Little Quirks That Men LOVE About You

It's hard to say why men find these random little moments so endearing, or why they think our oddball habits (like washing our feet before we get into bed) are adorable. Instead of complaining, we asked <i>Men's Health</i>'s Facebook followers to share the cute quirks that make them love their partners …

5 Simple Changes to Eliminate Back Pain

College courses and internships prepare you for most things you'll encounter in your first real office job, and office sitcoms cover the majority of the others. So when your coworker puts your stapler in Jello, you'll be ready. When you need to prepare a presentation for management, you'll rely on …

5 Reasons She Hates Oral Sex

<b>2. You fail to provide notice.</b> Few women enjoy having an unexpected surprise launched into the back of their throats. “It's polite to ask a lady if she enjoys swallowing and to give her some notice before ejaculating,” says Cadell. If your partner’s not interested in sampling your spunk, ask if you …

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 …

How Fitness Helped Me Grieve and Start My Life Over Again

Sitting on a beautiful beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, my life had hit rock bottom. In hindsight my life was really very wonderful, but it had become difficult for me to count my blessings when all I could focus on was my own self-loathing. Seventy pounds of extra weight was weighing on more than my …

10 Things You Should Never, Ever Apologize For

Enlightening, right?<p>Obviously, it’s important to apologize when you’re in the wrong. If you raise your voice at your partner or forget your friend’s birthday, go ahead and whip out the s-word.<p>But many of us might also be frequently saying sorry for things that aren’t our fault and not even notice …

11 Guys Explain the Random Things That Really Hurt Their Feelings

"After kissing she asked whether I brushed my teeth that day." <i>–Nikhim S.</i><p>"Whenever she mentions the ex." <i>–Lewis R.</i><p>"I went on a date with this girl and her friends showed up. After a round of drinks her friends started to leave and she asked, 'Do you mind if I leave with them?'" <i><br>–Doug R.</i><p>"A girl I went …

6 Things I Learned From My First 5K

<i>by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Rodale</i><p>The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday. As it buzzed, I lay there and thought to myself, <i>What the heck am I doing</i>? <i>Why am I getting up</i> before <i>the crack of dawn to</i> run<i>?</i><p>Somehow, I willed myself out from under the covers, laced up my sneakers, and …

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 …

8 Times to Reduce Tension Throughout the Day

<b>8:30 AM</b><br>Likewise, blasting Top 40 tunes during your commute could backfire, says Ross. Studies show that loud or high-tempo beats can unleash stress hormones. Save the jams for the late afternoon, when you <i>really</i> need a hit of energy.<p><b>9:30 AM</b><br>At work, don't dive right into your e-mail in-box (stress!). …

Reprogram Your Brain

We live in a food-abundant environment. From break rooms to advertising, we are bombarded with food, images of food, and talk about food. For some of us, these exposures set off a chain reaction of thoughts and feelings, conflict and struggle, and sometimes overeating.<p>And it all starts with a …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

What It's Really Like to Work Out With Big Boobs (PICS!)

But do you even have a clue what it's really like working out with big boobs? Yeah, guess what, guys: It's not exactly a walk in the park. In case you didn't notice (spoiler alert: we know you did), there's a lot of <i>stuff</i> there to keep locked down. Wrapped up. In one place. Running with all that …