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3 Moves That Are Secretly Amazing for Your Abs

Bored with planks and all crunched out? Try these little known core exercises<p>When it comes to sculpting strong, tight abs, there's a lot more you can do other than planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, the genius creator of the <i>Women's Health</i> Spartacus 4.0 Workout in the</i> …

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 Best Workout for Women with an Hourglass Figure

Beyoncé-grade curves ahead!<p>Has Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” video inspired you to get your hourglass figure in tiptop shape, like, yesterday? Um, us too. Luckily, we’ve come up with a quick, customized workout that will have you flaunting your curves faster than you can say “surfboard.” (Surfboard.) …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

What Is the Single Best Exercise?

This is a question I get asked with some regularity. It belongs to a class of queries that include such standards as if you were imprisoned in a 4x8 cell, what would be the one best exercise to stay in shape? Or, if you were stranded on a deserted island, what one piece of music or literature would …

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 …

Have You Seen Kylie Minogue's "Sexercize" Video?

You'll never look at stability balls the same way again.<p>So Kylie Minogue released the video for her new single, "Sexercize," earlier this month—and it's in-your-face <i>crazy</i> racy: Wearing sheer leotards and stilettos, the Australian superstar and her pals hit the gym—and lots of NSFW thrusting and …

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You'll LOVE This 45-Minute SoulCycle Playlist

Rock your workout with rockin' music.<p>SoulCycle isn't just about transforming your body through indoor cycling—it's also about transforming the way you feel. And while the positive mantras painted on studio walls and the candles burning at the front of the room definitely play into that, the music …

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7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Fit Links: Heidi Klum's Workout Playlist, Beginner-Friendly Arm Workout And More

<i>There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.</i><p>Maybe Heidi Klum is more like us than we guessed: The supermodel and New Balance designer says she wants to feel good when she's …

3 Food Combos That Lead to Bloating (And What to Eat Instead!)

It's not just what you eat—it's what you eat together.<p>You know that certain foods can lead to bloating, like super salty stuff and carbonated drinks (we're looking at you, Diet Coke). But it turns out that certain food <i>combinations</i> have a similar effect. Nadya Andreeva, a certified wellness coach …

Exercise the Mind and the Body Will Follow

If you find it hard to stick to your workout routine, or wish you enjoyed it more, it's likely that your mind is a little... out of shape.<p>Sounds …

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Dreams vs. 'Dreams'

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan via DreamsCloud</i><p>I would like to set the record straight: "Dreams" are not always dreams. Everywhere we look in pop culture there is some mention of "dreams." It usually looks like: "Follow Your Dreams," "Make Your Dreams Come True," "Dream Big," "Living The Dream," and of course, …

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

The four-move workout that improves your posture and boosts your confidence<p>There's a good reason why your mom always told you not to slouch. Besides the instant confidence boost you get, studies show that having good posture helps alleviate back pain, strengthens your abdominal muscles, and …

Weekend Challenge: Single-Arm Bent-Over Row

Your upper body will definitely feel this burn.<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,</i> …

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Tone All Over Circuit Workout: 15 Minutes to Total-Body Fit

Tone every inch and leave no muscle behind with these four total-body moves<p>Get ready to get fit! This efficient and intense circuit workout just uses four moves, but targets your muscles from head to toe. Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., fitness editor at <i>Women's Health</i> and author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, walks you …

30 Health Choices All Women Should Make By Age 30

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Is Powdered Peanut Butter Actually Better For You Than Regular Peanut Butter?

The powdered stuff has WAY less fat.<p>First there was chunky and creamy. Then there was reduced-fat. Then, low-sodium. And now there's powdered peanut butter—and it boasts WAY less (like 85 percent less!) fat and calories than traditional spreads. But what is it?<p>What is powdered peanut butter?<p>Peanut …

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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.

Q&A: Can Water Really Help You Lose Weight?

We asked experts if drinking H20 can affect the number on the scale.<p><b>The question:</b> I've heard the rumor that you should drink water to lose weight. But can simple H20 <i>really</i> help you shed pounds? It sounds too good to be true.<p><b>The experts:</b> Brooke Alpert, R.D., founder of B Nutritious, and Keri …

Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Tips for Strength Training On Your Own

How to maximize muscle-building time—no giant trainer bill required<p>Six weeks ago, I decided I was ready to inch away from the cardio equipment and pump some iron. I signed up for my gym's six-week training camp program, ETC, so I could tone up and build up my strength-training self-confidence. (You …

10 Exercise Cheats That Blow Your Calorie Burn

You put in the time and effort, show up at the gym, and pride yourself in not taking shortcuts. So why is the scale not budging? Chances are, poor …

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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 …

How to Look Toned in Under 10 Seconds

These in-a-pinch fitness tricks can help create the appearance of a leaner, more defined body--instantly<p><b>Look Five Pounds Lighter</b>Adjust your posture with these effortless alignment cues to trim visual inches (and feel more confident!).<p><b>Ears Over Shoulders:</b> Rounded shoulders can shorten your torso, …

The Best Breakfast for Weight Loss

Chowing down heartily in the AM might be the key to losing weight<p>There’s a new reason to eat breakfast—and to make it a big one. Eating half your daily calories in the morning might help you lose weight more efficiently, according to new Israeli research published in the journal <i>Obesity</i>.<p>For the …

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8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

Because baking's not the only thing this ingredient is good for<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but it’s also a major player in the beauty realm. The inexpensive product is amazing for tons of DIY beauty and hair treatments. Here’s how you can …

The Best Shoes, Apparel, and Workout Gear for a Kick-Butt Strength-Training Workout

These items will get you in fighting shape.

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …