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5 Ways to Use Milk for Silky Smooth Skin

An amazing skin-care product could be sitting in your fridge right now.<p>Sure, you could load up on pricey cleansers and moisturizers—or you could use a product that's practically free and probably already in your kitchen: milk. Natural-beauty expert Paige Padgett says the ingredient can help soften, …

Skin Care

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

Workouts

A Complete Visual Guide to 11 Different Kinds of Sugar

How well do you know your sugar varieties? What's the difference between turbinado and demerara? Is caster sugar the same as powdered sugar?<p>From …

Fewer Errors in U.S. Hospitals Saved 50,000 Lives Between 2010 and 2013

Hospitals in the United States saw a 17% decline in hospital-acquired conditions between 2010 and 2013 due to a marked improvement in patient safety, …

The Look-Great-in-Heels Workout

Transform your lower legs and calves so you can WORK those booties this fall.<p>Fall 2014 is all about booties. If you've nabbed a stylish, attention-grabbing pair already, this is the workout that will do those booties proud. The four-exercise circuit targets all of the muscles in your lower legs, …

Muscle

The Squatting Mistake That Hurts Your Knees

Squats get a bad rap as knee killers. Here's how to make them joint-friendly.<p><i>This article was written by Tony Gentilcore and provided by our partners at</i> Men's Health.<p>Whenever someone mentions that squatting hurts their knees, I ask them to show me how they squat.<p>Ninety-nine percent of the time, a …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

Workouts

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Workouts

Squash Recipes for Fall

7 OMG Squash Recipes<p>If you like squash now, you’ll love it even more after you try these seriously tasty dishes<p>If roasted squash soup or butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter doesn’t take you to your autumn happy place, well, then, you must not like fall. For everyone else, you’ll love …

The Insanely Tough 10-Pound Dumbbell Workout

Who says iron has to be heavy to get a good workout?<p><i>Men's Health</i> fitness advisor BJ Gaddour can overhead press 100-pound dumbbells and make it look easy. But that doesn't mean he won't use light weights too.<p>"Ten-pound dumbbells can challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system in ways that heavy …

Workouts

Antibiotics 'linked to childhood obesity'

<b>Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those who use fewer drugs of becoming obese, US researchers say.</b><p>The JAMA Pediatrics report found children who had had four or more courses by the age of two were at a 10% higher risk of being obese.<p>But scientists …

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 …

11 Amazing Fall Books to Add to Your Reading List

So many new deliciously good reads out this season!<p>You may not be hitting the beach anymore this year, but that doesn't mean your reading days should fade away with the last hint of summer. In fact, there are tons of great new books coming out this season—some highly anticipated titles from big …

Books

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

Hiking

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

Workouts

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Yoga

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 …

Skinny Jeans

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

Healthy Eating

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Workouts

This Machine Works Your Whole Body—and You Aren't Using It Enough

<b>It Defies Gravity</b><br>When using free weights, the resistance on your muscles is always in the direction of gravity, which is why you need to bend over to row properly or lie on your back to do a chest press. But with cables, the resistance is in the direction of the cable pull. “With the variations of …