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I Tested 7 Different Fitness Trackers — at the Same Time

<i>Can't decide which tracker you should buy? A Women's Health editor does the hard work for you, putting seven popular models to the test. Find out more info on the most popular fitness trackers here.</i><p>Search for "fitness trackers" on Amazon.com, and you'll get, oh, 22,845 results. Picking the one you …

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 …

Calorie Calculator

Result<p>You need <b>1,939</b> Calories/day to maintain your weight.<p>1,939<p>You need <b>1,439</b> Calories/day to lose 1 lb per week.<p>1,439<p>You need <b>939</b> Calories/day to lose …

How to Have Your Longest Orgasm Ever

Ready to get going (and going…and going…and going)? Here, a quick debriefing on Tantra before you and your partner de-brief yourselves:<p><b>Breath</b><br>You want to share your breath in a way that enhances your intimacy and can boost your orgasm. "The faster you breathe, the quicker you orgasm," says Cadell. …

Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

Shares 50.3K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>So maybe you aren’t in good enough shape to get down and give us 50 crunches. But we know you’re not looking to ignore your …

22 Cheers-Worthy Ways to Cook (and Bake) With Guinness

We hope you’re ready to improve your St. Paddy’s Day luck with these Guinness-enhanced eats. Before the celebrations get underway, whip up a couple of these 22 recipes boasting a splash or more of the famous Irish brew, and you’re sure to have an extra special holiday. Featuring sweet and savory …

24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these …

Healthy Eating

15 Vegetarian Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

Savor one of these meatless meals while still gaining protein, fiber, and other necessary nutrients to maintain your healthy diet<p>Who said being a …

25 GREEN FOOD IDEAS: TREATS FOR KIDS AND ADULTS - Kids Activities

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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 …

The Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)

GalleryThe Art of the Perfect Grilled Cheese (Plus 20 Variations to Shake Things Up)<p>A grilled cheese is a grilled cheese, right? I mean, it's the first meal that most of us learn how to cook at home by ourselves. It's the perfect midnight snack or soup-dipper. It's great for kids, but is never …

Two Bodybuilding Exercises for Men - Even If You Are Over 40

So you woke up one day and found out you're out of shape and going downhill fast.<p>As we age our bodies succumb to the ravages of aging especially if …

13 Tricks for Growing Your Hair Really, Really Long

*Grows hair to mermaid-worthy length*<p>Want to grow out a haircut you hate or try to achieve an ass-grazing length? Read on.<p><b>1. Remember that it can't grow overnight.</b> Unless your scalp unleashes new strands like a Chia Pet, gaining new length is going to take time. "Hair typically only grows about a …

12-Minute Bodyweight Muscle Burner Workout | Men's Health

That’s why you should always have a super fast, but super effective workout in your back pocket.<p>A workout that you can pull out whenever you’re on the road or too busy to get to the gym or too exhausted for a longer routine. A quick workout that will make you sweat, boost your energy, and make you …

The Food Lab: How to Grill or Broil Tofu That's Really Worth Eating

Raise your hand if tofu is your favorite food! Yeah, I thought so. Not all that many of you. Us tofu-lovers don't get a whole lot of understanding 'round these parts. In large part, it's because—at least in this country—tofu has the unfortunate reputation of being a meat substitute. Few Americans …

5 Best Ab Exercises for Explosive Results

I know you've tried day in and day out to work out for those rock-hard abs you see on reality shows every day. Been there, done that. But did you …

20 Chocolate Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Valentine’s Day

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>I don't usually put a lot of time into dessert, but Valentine's Day is an exception—the holiday just isn't complete without something sweet. And when it comes to Valentine's desserts, nothing beats chocolate. There's no better time …

The Best Shower Sex Positions

Let's face it. Shower sex is as easy as fitting a king sized bed in a New York City apartment. Unless your shower is the size of a walk in closet, your options are limited. Here are four positions that can make shower sex more fun.<p><b>1. Manos en la Pared (Hands on the Wall)</b><p>Stand up straight with your …

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

The good news: The best fitness coaches need only one sentence to tell you how to improve your results. Apply their words to your workouts, and you'll upgrade your routine instantly. Use these 18 tips from the top trainers in the industry to help you perfect your form, engage the right muscles, …

What It's Really Like to Be a Professional Submissive

Behind the scenes with a real-life Anastasia Steele.<p><i>Molly (her submissive name is Willow at the dungeon where she works) is a 20-year-old who discovered BDSM after a childhood of wanting to be spanked.</i><p>My mom was a porn star. She started porn when she was 18 or 19. She was known for having a very …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

<b>Hydrate</b><br>Research shows that dieters who guzzle plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don't. Keep things interesting with these 25 slimming sassy water recipes.<p><b>Split Your Food</b><br>Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You're likely to feel full on less food than you</b> …

Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

As a mom chasing after a very busy toddler, I find it a challenge to eat well-balanced meals and snacks all the time. When I'm running out the door or heading for an afternoon walk I want a quick snack that's balanced with protein, carbs and healthy fats. I get tired of making protein shakes and I …

6 Workouts For Chiseled Abs

Abs may not be the most challenging body part to train, but visible results can remain elusive. That's because, when all's said and done, a great …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

9 Quick Ways to Lose Your Thigh Fat

Full disclosure: There is no one exercise or the food that specifically helps you to lose weight in your legs—spot decreasing fat doesn’t work—but …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

<b>Remember It Takes Time</b><br>When you're watching your calorie intake and exercising regularly, it's safe to lose about two pounds a week. That may not seem like much, but over time, those little bits of weight loss will add up. You didn't gain all that weight overnight, so don't expect to lose it that …