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The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

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33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

When we say "daily cardio exercise," odds are you immediately think about logging miles on a treadmill or elliptical. But it doesn't have to be that …

7 Recovery Day Mistakes You Might Be Making

News flash: Not all recovery is created equal!<p>To reach your fitness goals, you totally don't need to crank out super-intense workouts 365 days a year. You know what you do need? Quality recovery. "There are two stages necessary to making fitness progress," says Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D., a …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

10 Get-Pumped Tips from Personal Trainers

Because even the pros get the workout blahs sometimes<p>Before I became a trainer, I thought fitness pros were more machine than mere mortal. Where else do they get the discipline and energy needed to keep themselves and their clients going strong, workout after grueling workout? (And, really, how …

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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? …

The 5-Minute No-Crunches Workout for Incredible Abs

No crunches required!<p>In this week's fabulous five-minute workout video, <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through a speedy yet totally grueling abs workout—without making you do one single crunch! Follow along with Jen, Nicki, …

27 Ways to Get More Sh!t Done

Whether we’re overwhelmed by that never-ending to-do list or simply distracted (thanks, Facebook), sometimes it feels like we just can't get enough …

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21 Healthier Trail Mix Recipes to Make Yourself

Trail mix these days goes way beyond basic GORP (good old raisins and peanuts). From sweet to savory, there are thousands of combinations to appeal …

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6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

Heal Yourself By Harnessing Your Mind - The Crux

By Jo Marchant | May 23, 2014 10:48 am<p>We tend to think of medicine as being all about pills and potions recommended to us by another person—a doctor. …

46 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try In Their Lifetime

...or tonight.<p>Opting for the same tried-and-true positions during sex is kind of like watching your favorite movie: You know you're going to enjoy it, and you're well aware how it'll end (happily, obvi.) But even though your fave film may be endlessly amazing, it never hurts to switch things up and …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

3 Predictors of Whether You Will Win the Battle Against the Underrecovery Monster

Recovery is your ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity.<p><i>I'll say that again.</i><p>Recovery is your ability to meet or exceed performance in a particular activity.<p>This means that if you walk into your workout and you can't achieve a marked improvement in how much you can lift or …

3 Must-Read Sex Secrets from Women Over 70

The truth about how sex and intimacy change as you get older<p>It takes a lot to shock Iris Krasnow. But when she set out to write her new book, <i>Sex After…: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes</i>, one thing caught her a little off-guard: “The sparkle, the youthfulness, the sexiness, and the …

Eye of the Spider: Hypnotizing Macro Photos of Exotic Spiders Staring Directly into Your Mind | Colossal

<p>Like hairy aliens from another planet, these tiny spiders seem to stare with giant, all-knowing eyes into your very soul. Whether they possess …

A Flask Disguised As A Classic Nintendo Cartridge

A Kickstarter campaign has successfully funded the Ink Whiskey Entertainment Flask, made from your favorite old Nintendo game cartridges. Get ready to play Drunk Hunt, Super Bar-Hop Bros., and The Legend of Drink.<p>Videogame-addicted alcoholics of the world rejoice: your two favorite things have come …

Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Here's How Alcohol Wrecks Your Skin... And How To Choose The Least Damaging Drink

We like a good cocktail now and then. But what is alcohol really doing to our skin... and which drinks are inflicting the most damage?<p>We decided to face our fears and talk to Dr. David Colbert, founder of New York Dermatology Group, Dr. Debra Jaliman, author of "Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top …

Makeup Ingredients You Might Want To Avoid

We've been hearing more and more that there are dangerous chemicals lurking in our favorite beauty and skincare products. Mercury in your mascara? Yep, it's in there. Endocrine disruptors in your lip gloss? It is possible.<p>So we consulted with green beauty expert Katey Denno for a master list of …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

How to Avoid 6 Summer Fitness Injuries

Don't let these warm-weather wounds sabotage your fitness plans. These strategies will keep you injury-free this summer

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …