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The Effects of Alcohol on Muscle Gains

There’s no question that an effective nutrition plan can impact weight loss and muscle gains. Research indicates that, when it comes to losing weight …

Wellness

The 5 Moves You Need to Feel Like a New Person by the End of Summer

We've got your final round of programming for the #Gimme5Challenge!<p>Wow, what an exciting feeling to be starting the third and final month of the #Gimme5Challenge! Sixty days ago, my hope was for this strength-training challenge to show women that strength training is about so much more than …

This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn Calories Like Crazy

Quick cardio = very possibly the best cardio<p>Tired of slogging away on the treadmill for 40, 50, 60 minutes at a time? The cardio workout in the video below—led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>—requires no equipment and hardly any space. …

The One Exercise You Should Do on Your 'Off' Day

Use this simple recovery workout on the days between workouts to reach your fitness goals faster<p>Gym Jones draws a certain type of masochist—our average client wants to explore his physical and mental limits every single workout.<p>We like that. That mindset is what gets you in the door at Gym …

Veggies for Dessert? You Bet! How to Use Vegetables to Make Sweet Desserts

Are you looking for ways to eat more vegetables? We all know that we should eat multiple servings of veggies every day but for some people, that can …

This Video Shows How Utterly Cruel It Is to Body Shame Yourself

If you talked to other women the way you talk to yourself, would you sound like a bully?<p>Try to remember what you thought as you got ready and looked yourself over in the mirror this morning. If any of it was negative, now imagine saying those criticisms out loud to someone else. Harsh, right?<p>That's …

Bacon Pineapple Mozzarella 'Doughnut' Recipe

Ok so this isn’t really a donut. It is a unique creation all unto itself a billion times better. <b>Slap Yo Daddy</b> has more bacon creations than you could …

The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

5 Basil Smoothies That Will Totally Blow Your Mind

...and your tastebuds.<p>Chances are, you love basil in pesto sauce and on pizza—but never thought to toss it in a smoothie. Well, trust us when we tell you that this herb is actually a great complement to tons of different fruits. Or don't trust us—and just try one of these absolutely …

The Best Inner-Thigh Exercises of All Time

16 top fitness experts share their go-to move for slim, sculpted hips and thighs.<p>This exercise provides a unique training stimulus for the lower body …

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Firm your butt and legs as you torch calories with this dynamic routine—inspired by some of the fittest women around<p>Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

Thanks To The Supreme Court, Our Food Is Getting More Transparent

In an 8-0 ruling against Coca-Cola, the Supreme Court made it harder for companies to design misleading food packaging.<p>In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court ruled today that Coca-Cola can be sued for false advertising for its pomegranate-blueberry juice–which contains less than a percent each of …

Make That Cake Mix a Masterpiece: 23 Upgraded Dessert Recipes

It’s almost unbelievable that these stunning desserts all came from box mixes. There is absolutely no shame in reaching for a box. We are busy people and sometimes you just need a quick cake for that last-minute dessert emergency. With a few extra ingredients and a bit of creativity, you’ll have …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …