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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

<b>Not Lowering to 90 Degrees</b><p>If you don't complete the exercise through its full range of motion—all the way down until your thighbone is parallel with the floor—you won't fully engage your glutes and the upper part of your hamstrings, says Montenegro. Basically, you won't get a better butt. To train …

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

Seriously!<p><i>By Kissairis Munoz for Greatist</i><p>What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, "Umm, they're delicious," you'd be right. But they're also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy …

Healthy Eating

"Should I Do Strength Or Cardio First In My Workouts?"

Turns out your workout order actually matters more than you think<p><b>The question:</b> "Should I do strength or cardio first in my workouts?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified physical trainer at Crunch gym in Los Angeles<p><b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do …

Exercise

How to Lose Weight WITHOUT Skipping Meals

The results? Interestingly, people lost more weight when they were eating just two large meals a day. According to the study, this type of intermittent fasting may result in decreased blood sugar levels.<p>That said, it's important to note that this was just one small study, so the results may not be …

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 …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

5 Water Sports That Get You Total-Body Toned

Not sure where to start this summer? Here are five water sports to try—and the land-friendly training moves to help get your body ready for them. <b><br>PADDLE BOARDING</b><br>Paddle boarding is a true total-body workout: It requires you to engage your legs, butt, and core for balance and stability, while you work …

5 Drinks with More Calories than a Brownie

<b>Chocolate Milk</b><br>Well, this is upsetting: Eight ounces of this childhood favorite contain approximately 254 calories—and many grab-and-go bottles pack more than than eight ounces.<p><b>Orange Juice</b><br>This brunch staple has about 258 calories in each 15.2-ounce serving. Just another reason to sip your mimosa …

5 Things You Can Make with Your Blender That Aren't Smoothies

<i>Get the recipe at Rawsday</i>.<p><b>Homemade Chipotle Salsa</b><br>From cherry tomatoes to white onion, lime to cilantro, this blended salsa is <i>fresh</i>.<p><i>Get the recipe at What's Gaby Cooking.</i><p><b>Fresh Cornmeal</b><br>Whip up your own cornmeal to ensure it’s preservative-free. It's so fast—and you can store any extra in a freezer …

4 Ways to Torch More Fat with Cardio

• Thrilling Thirties: Alternate 30 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Nasty Nineties: Alternate 90 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Dirty Two-Thirties: Alternate 2.5 minutes of high and low intensity<p><b>Distance</b><br>"Maintaining a conversational pace for a long period of time is great for overall calorie …

5 Oatmeal Smoothies That Beat Your Standard Breakfast

We dare you to disagree.<p>We know what you're thinking: Oats…in a smoothie?! But it's not as crazy as it may sound. Hear us out: Oatmeal gives smoothies a thicker, more filling consistency, a boost of fiber, and a kick of protein, too. So if you're sick of sugary fruit smoothies, try one of the most …

Breakfast

The Fastest Beach Body Workout

Glance at your watch—yep, it's crunch time. But don't stress: This fitness and nutrition plan from top trainer Chris Powell and weight-loss expert Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., R.D., will whip your bod into bare-worthy shape in just a few short weeks.<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Summer has a way of sneaking up. …

The 5-Minute Fat Blaster Workout

Pumped and ready to go? Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, as she takes you through the total-body, metabolic workout:<p><b>Here are the moves you'll be doing:</b><br>1. Squat to Press<br>2. Pushup Row<br>3. Wide Squat Thruster<br>4. Cross-Body Mountain …

Get a Tight Butt and Sexy Legs with Just One Move

Fair warning: You're going to fall in love with this Weekend Challenge.<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women</i> …

8 Things NOT to Do With a Foam Roller

<b>MORE:</b> 7 Awesome Ways to Use a Foam Roller <b><br>Don't Roll Too Quickly</b> <br>The whole point of rolling is to increase circulation, blood flow, range of motion and flexibility, so take your time tuning in to each area. You want to allow your neuromuscular system to let go and relax. Use slow and mindful moves …

6 Reasons Women Should Strength Train Like Men

<b>Your confidence will get a kick</b><br>No wonder guys who train strut around showing off their muscles. The physical benefits of weight training appear within weeks of starting a program. You'll notice that your shape is toned and tighter, and that fires up your self-esteem, says Cosgrove.<p><b>You'll boost your</b> …

Detoxing Guidelines: 16 Cleansing Foods

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods<p>Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>As a nutritionist, I always suggest that my clients get a jump-start on weight loss and a new way of eating with a short "cleanse," to help eliminate cravings, wake up the …

18 Foods That Help Fight PMS

<b>MORE:</b> 15 High-Fiber Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied <b><br>Wheat Berry, Quinoa, and Popcorn</b> <br>Do you ever feel like you literally have ants in your pants while PMSing? Even the smallest things are so irritating you could just crawl out of your skin? Alleviate your short temper with complex …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

3 Tbsp chia seeds, white or black<br>3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk<br>1 tsp vanilla<br>A pinch of ground cinnamon<br>3/4 cup low-sugar colorful fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, kumquat, etc.<br>Sweetener (optional)<p><b>1.</b> Stir together chia seeds, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and optional …

8 Things You Should Never Wear to the Gym

<b>100 Percent Cotton Clothing</b><br>Steer clear of workout wear made with 100 percent cotton fabric. This fiber may seem like a cool and comfortable option, but because cotton absorbs moisture and is slow to dry, your sweat will literally stick with you. Aside from weighing you down, damp cotton duds can …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shaving Your Legs

<b>You Must Exfoliate Your Skin Before Shaving</b><br>This helps to get rid of dead skin cells that could clog up your razor. It also works to prevent a too-close shave, which can lead to cuts or razor burn. You can use a mild scrub or an everyday exfoliant.<p><b>Shaving Cream Makes a Big Difference</b><br>Ditch your soap, …

The Simple Thing You Can Do In The Morning To Lose Weight

It doesn't even involve exercise!<p>Shutterstock<p>"Rise and shine" isn't just something you should say in the morning to drag yourself out of bed. According to a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>, actually <i>doing it</i>—i.e., getting up and …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

<b>It’s More Common in Women Than in Men</b><br>How unfair is this? Women's skin collagen is arranged in parallel rows, like pillars. This pattern lends itself to the compartmentalization of fat, which makes cellulite visible, says Schulman. Men's collagen, however, is arranged in an X-pattern. This creates …

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

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …