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Forget Crunches — According to This Trainer, These Are the Most Effective Flat-Belly Exercises

Trying to lose belly fat can seem like an impossible feat. SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells wants you to know you are not alone! When we spoke to her recently, she laid down the truth for us: "How our bodies store fat is mostly based on genetics. That said, it's impossible to spot-reduce body fat." So …

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Three Simple Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Sometimes it can feel difficult to find things that we’re thankful for. Finding time to practice gratitude in smalls ways throughout our day enables …

5 Yoga Inversions For Beginners, If You're Itching To Flip Your Perspective On The Mat

When you begin to experience the physical and mental growth that a consistent yoga practice brings, you might start craving those sacred moments …

13 of the Most Controversial Books of All Time

Despite the heated controversy surrounding these lightning-rod books, they continue to live on in hearts, minds, and libraries around the …

This 8-Minute Ab Workout Will Strengthen Every Muscle in Your Core

In this video, 8fit trainer Marife San Victores will take you through a short routine that targets every muscle in the abdomen in just 8 minutes.<p>They …

These Are the Best YouTube Workout Videos, According to Our Editors

Perhaps you're tired of doling out your dollars for expensive memberships or boutique classes, or maybe you just can't seem to find the time or …

If You Want to Sculpt Your Core, This Is the Only Exercise You Need

The plank position is one of the best moves to tone the upper body and core, and this variation takes the intensity to a whole other you're-gonna-be-sore-for-days level. It's similar to the plank-to-tuck if you've ever used a TRX, but this move only requires two small towels.<p>Begin in plank position …

Exercise

Cardio Workout: 5 Moves to Build Endurance

You've probably noticed that each of these workouts offers several modifications so you can adjust the level of difficulty to suit your needs. You …

7 Ways To Make Your Partner Feel Special, According To Experts

It's totally natural to want to make your partner feel great. They do a lot for you, they're probably a vital part of your support system — and, …

Give Your Joints a Break and Try This Muscle-Burning, Low-Impact Workout

Need a breather from plyo or running? Maybe you're injured or just need a little break for your joints. You can still get a great workout in! And …

Kayla Itsines Shares Her 5-Move Arm Workout — No Gym Required

We can always count on Kayla Itsines to share workouts that are both challenging and effective, and a recent Instagram post has us taking notes on her no-machine arm exercises. Calling this set of arm-toning moves "killer," Kayla suggested trying the circuit for three rounds. In the video, the …

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The incredible message you may have missed from Holly Butcher, a 27-year-old dying woman

Holly Butcher, who recently died at age 27 of a rare form of cancer that affects the bones, wrote a letter to her friends and family in her last week of life giving wise and moving advice about how to get the most out of whatever time we each have on Earth.<p>I’ve gleaned 14 life lessons from the …

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This 8-Minute HIIT Tabata Routine Gets You Toned in No Time

SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells shows us her go-to Tabata routine that gets the job done in just eight minutes.<p>For anyone who’s looking to get fit fast, …

The 16-Minute Postrun Yoga Sequence Your Tight Muscles Are Begging For

Stretching before a run is a big no-no, so after you come inside or hop off the treadmill, there's no better time to hit the floor and move through a few yoga poses. This yoga sequence has your tight hamstrings, hips, quads, lower back, and shoulders in mind.<p>Move through this 16-pose sequence on …

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The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018

Growth is a result of combining your experience with what you learn. Reading these books will help you do it better and faster.<p>I read, some might say a little too much. I read 103 books last year. This year, I'm proud to say I only read 98. Quality over quantity.<p>Science says just being surrounded …

'I Tried Jumping Rope Every Day For 2 Weeks—Here's What Happened'

The results were SERIOUSLY impressive.<p>I’ve always thought the jump rope was a totally underrated piece of equipment. Sure, we all loved it when we were kids, but unless you’re a CrossFitter or regularly box your way around a ring, it’s rare to find one incorporated into a workout. Eve Overland, …

A 12-Minute Intense Cardio Workout That’ll Strengthen Your Whole Body

Just because you don't have a ton of time to exercise doesn't mean you can't fit in a short-but-sweet workout. Having an hour set aside to hit the …

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22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

Books

24 Children's Books That'll 100% Make You Cry

You definitely can't read these aloud without getting choked up.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

18 Irresistible Books That Grab You With Their Titles and Never Let You Go

If you've ever spotted the spine of a book with a title so irresistible you bought it blindly, then you know it's not always such a bad idea to judge …

Love Stories

5 Foam Roller Stretches You Need To Know About If Your Back Is Always Sore

Dealing with a perpetually sore back can be uncomfortable as hell. Whether you're going super hard with deadlifts in the gym, or your spine insists …

9 Activities to Help Boost Your Toddler’s Development

We all want what’s best for our kids, obviously. So we start them on the road to success a bit early. We read about some magical activity, food, type of music, educational program, or book that will magically boost our kiddo’s IQ and we’re off to the races. While there’s no proven toddler track to …

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8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

Exercise

Keep your knees strong with this simple workout - Health - ABC News

Whether you're an athlete or a desk jockey, you need to look after your knees.<p>They're among the most complex joints in the body and we rely on our …

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

By Jae Berman<p>We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of …

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Yoga Before Bed Will Help You Sleep Like A Baby Tonight & Here's How

You know when you're tired AF, but the minute you lie down, it feels like your brain decides to have an impromptu dance party to "Despacito"? Falling …

This Fitness Instagrammer Shows Us Her Favorite 14-Minute Workout

You probably recognize Kelsey Wells (formerly @mysweatlife) from her viral progress photo proving we should all #screwthescale because those numbers …

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Our Favorite Books of the Year — You Won't Be Able to Put Them Down!

It's time to start looking back at our favorite reads of the year, and it's quite an impressive batch of page-turners. Our picks run the gamut, from scandalous historical fiction to riveting memoirs and epic YA fantasy. It's a wonder we've been able to get anything done with all the reading to be …

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The five mistakes runners make - and how to stay injury free

How to balance frequency, intensity and volume for best performance<p>Tom Craggs is a coaching consultant to some of the UK’s biggest sports brands and charities. Unlike most performance coaches in the UK, Tom wasn’t an elite athlete and didn’t run as a junior. He took up running to raise money for …