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12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Nailing this balancing act is the key to a super-strong bod.<p>It isn't just a buzzword for juggling work and personal life—balance is crucial for fitness, too. By putting your body in unstable situations, you'll challenge those often underused stabilizer muscles. The result: awesome posture (you'll …

Shocking Benefits of Exercising on an Empty Stomach

<b>Exercising before eating may have fat burning advantages for some:</b><p>It's an ongoing debate within the world of fitness: should you eat breakfast before exercising in the morning, and are there any benefits to working out on an empty stomach?<p>Like with most questions about exercise, the …

What's Your Fat IQ?

Read on to figure out how your "faptitude" (yes, that would be fat aptitude) compares to the average American's.<p>We're going to go ahead and assume that you know olive oil is not terrible for you and that it contains the "good" kind of fat—meaning if you consume it in moderation, you're golden. Even …

Q&A: When's the Ideal Time to Eat a Pre-Workout Snack?

You know you've been baffled by this one.<p><b>The question:</b> "Whenever I don't eat much before my workout, I have no energy. But when I eat too close to my workout, I get a stomachache. What's the perfect medium?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Joan Pagano, a certified trainer in New York City and author of <i>Strength Training</i> …

Nutrition

Q&A: Can Juicing Make You GAIN Weight?

Find out what an expert has to say.<p><b>The question:</b> "I started drinking juices to improve my health and lose weight, but I've actually gained a couple pounds since I started. What gives?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jaclyn London, M.S., R.D., a senior dietician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City<p><b>The answer:</b> More …

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

It's time to turn over a new leaf.<p>Kale has reached celebrity status in the world of leafy greens, but don't dismiss these kindred bunches, which are power-packed with beautifying and good-for-you nutrients. <b>Collard Greens</b>Descendants of wild cabbage, collards are part of the brassica family (aka …

The Ultimate Workout Mantra

Try it this #FitnessFriday<p>Let's just state the obvious for a second: There are so, so many amazing reasons to get your sweat on. Working out helps your physical health, mental health, creativity, and confidence. Essentially: Exercising is one of the best-ever gifts you can give yourself. Period.<p>So …

What Natalie Morales Has for Breakfast Every Morning

Rise and shine with her easy recipe.<p>TODAY Show co-anchor Natalie Morales might be the ultimate morning person. Wondering what gets her going so bright and early? Her 4 a.m. juices could have something to do with it.<p>"Every morning, I make my 'green' juice," Morales recently told Today.com. "It's not …

31 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Boobs Every Day

Your breasts called, and they gave us this itinerary<p>Let’s take a second to appreciate the wonder that is your chest. Seriously. Big or small or in between, your boobs are sexy, functional, and make you look pretty damn great in a bikini. So instead of just coexisting with your girls, why not get to …

14 Foods for GORGEOUS Healthy Hair

Eat these foods to have an amazing hair day every day

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

How to Burn More Calories While You Sleep

Nope, no one's invented a treadmill bed. You can stoke your metabolism in one (much simpler) step<p>If only you could work off the calories from that froyo you had earlier while passed out on the couch. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it may not be that far off: Turning down the thermostat …

15 Myths and Facts About Cellulite

Got cellulite? You’re not alone: The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90% of women at some point during their lives, even women who are otherwise …

The Breakfast That Keeps You Fuller Longer

Eat this in the a.m. to feel happy and satisfied throughout the morning<p>At this point, you probably know that it’s a really good idea to eat breakfast—it not only stokes your metabolism, but it also sets the tone for healthy eating throughout the day. And now, a new study from the journal <i>Appetite</i> …

Women's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Sex, and Weight Loss Tips for Women

The 7 Best Weight-Loss Tips to Start Dropping Pounds Today

Odds are slimming down is on your radar right now—here are seven ways to take that first slenderizing step.<p>Are you in a get-healthy frame of mind today? If you answered yes, you're not alone—the beginning of the week seems to be a popular time for people to focus on their health, according to a …

Venus Williams' Secret for Better Workout Results

Hint: You'll love it.<p>The key to Venus Williams' awesome serves (and possibly even more impressive physique)? Knowing when <i>not</i> to work out.<p>"Growing up, I trained six days a week, and on Sundays I was off," Venus recently told The Huffington Post. "But at some point, it kind of dawned on me that I …

Exercise

Would You Eat Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream?

One scoop of tomato coming right up.<p>If we asked you to name your favorite flavor of ice cream right now, we bet it wouldn't have the word "tomato" in it. Yet Häagen-Dazs Japan just announced that it will be coming out with two new vegetable-packed flavors on May 12, according to the site …

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Weekend Challenge: Medicine Ball V-Up

Hello, abs of steel!<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 already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness</i> …

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

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

10 Wonderful Things You Should Know About Your Vagina

Consider this an ode to your amazing anatomy<p>You probably already know your vagina is seriously impressive. This amazing body part can bring about intense pleasure, annoying pain, and even another tiny human being. In short, it's pretty awe-inspiring. That's why we think it's crucial to stay on top …

My Obsession With Being Healthy Cost Me My Relationships (VIDEO)

At the height of her obsession with healthy eating, Deborah Copeland was only consuming green juices or smoothies in the mornings and salad at night. "I couldn't go out with friends," she said during a recent appearance on HuffPost Live. "I got so weak it was difficult to work, and after work I …

5 Training Mistakes That May Affect Your Progress

Ever walk into the gym wondering if you are doing everything "right"? We all make mistakes, and while some are glaring and obvious, others may be simple and hard to recognize. Either way, most people don't realize how much these mistakes may contribute to lack of progress in the gym. Below you will …

Imagine Doing a Plank for One Hour and 20 Minutes—Because This Teen Girl Did Just That

Our abs hurt just thinking about it.<p>Most women start shaking and cursing the workout gods after just 30 seconds of planking—but not 16-year-old Gabi Ury. She recently held a plank for—wait for it—one hour, 20 minutes, and five seconds. Take that, previous record of 40 minutes and one second!<p>On …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

The Late-Night Snacking Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Diet

Put these bad habits to bed to keep your goals on track.<p><i>By Leha Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>After a jam-packed day of eating right, staying active, and making other healthy choices, it's easy to undo all your hard work just minutes before bedtime. Avoid these late-night eating mistakes to stay on the …

19 Fitness Terms That Sound NSFW But Are Actually Totally Innocent

It's officially OK to laugh.<p><i>By Emily Abbate for fitbie.com</i><p>The world of health, sports, and fitness leaves a lot of room for awkwardness—from tight, minimal clothing options, to an excessive amount of sweat that leads to looking wretchedly disheveled in public, to all sorts of room for human error. …