Rachel Ward

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Breaking the Stigma and Changing Lives Through Surfing

Everyone sharing the stoke down at Deerfield Beach, FL. Photo: Surfers for Autism<p><b>To say surfers are subject to stereotyping is an understatement.</b> For …

The Deliciously Healthy Pancakes That Surfers Eat For Breakfast

If you thought surfers lived off of fish tacos and Coronas, think again. Today's professional surfers are health freaks.<p>Dr. Tim Brown, who has spent the last three decades as a medical director for the World Surf League (formerly known as the ASP), says surfers have evolved from a group of wild …

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The UK's best beaches, pub walks, outdoor pools and seaside hotels

Britain's in for yet another rather warm week, with temperatures forecast to soar to a whopping 36C in parts of the country. So where are the best places to enjoy the sun? We've got the answers.<p>Great pub walks<p>If there's a better way to enjoy the warmth than a walk through picturesque surroundings …

Britain's best ice cream parlours

Unless you've been living under a rock – with air conditioning – you'll be all too aware of the fact that Britain has been going through a rather warm spell of late.<p>And with artisanal ice cream makers increasingly going above and beyond to satisfy the national love of high-grade summer indulgences, …

Expert guide to the Cotswolds

The 20 best books about Spain

Newer offerings<p>Steven Nightingale, an American, fell in love with the Albayzín, a medieval district of Granada, and bought a house there. But <b>Granada: The Light of Andalucía</b> (Nichlolas Brealey) isn’t a conventional expat story about meeting neighbours and mastering building regulations. His …

The 31 best books about Italy

Newer offerings<p>When we published a holiday reading guide in 2011, Elena Ferrante was unheard-of. She’s still unknown, and there’s endless speculation over the identity of the writer behind the byline, but her work is now inescapable. Her most recent project, the Neapolitan series, opening with <b>My</b> …

Three of the best books about Germany

“I inhabit Berlin, and it inhabits me,” says Rory MacLean, who explored it on childhood outings, as a movie-maker with David Bowie and while researching his first book. Then he returned to the reunited city to write its biography, <b>Berlin: Imagine a City</b> (1; Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Jan Morris, in The …

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

10 of the best family self-catering holidays in Spain

Finca El Sueno, near Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucía<p>No need to pack suitcases full of baby and toddler gear when you travel to this peaceful self-catering retreat in the hills behind the Costa de la Luz: the owners will provide everything you need from high-chairs to hand-blenders, free of charge. …

27 Reasons You Need to Wear Pineapples This Summer

6 Surprising Things That Are Aging You Early

So many mujeres spend tons on money on anti-aging creams, yet don't apply them to their necks, a big no-no since the skin there is thinner than on your face. Dermatologist Howard Sobel says you should start applying anti-aging and SPF creams on your neck by your early 20s, and follow this rule to …

16 Detoxing Cleanse Foods

Get a jump-start on losing extra pounds with these essential cleanse foods<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 digestive system, and prepare the body for a new …

How Fit Are You Really? Take These 4 Simple Tests To Find Out

No mile-long run required.<p>Remember that sit-and-reach test from grade school? Or the timed mile? All kinds of dread! But you don't have to relive your childhood PE class to get a read on your current state of fitness. Our quick (and far more accurate) assessments will show you where you're truly at …

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, …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Ten ways to spend summer in Italy

It’s the season to enjoy <i>la dolce vita</i>, whether driving the Amalfi Coast, watching the sunrise in Venice or tracking down the best gelato in Sicily. Straight from <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine's new-look July edition, here are the best experiences under the Italian sun.<p>Image by Matt Munro / Lonely …

9 Tips for Creating a Recovery Plan

Recovery is a crucial part of any training program.<p>Recovery is defined as “the act or process of becoming healthy; a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.”<p>This definition can be applied to running as well. For a runner, recovery refers to the process of giving your body a break …

Get Toned in 10 Minutes

Yes, You Can Train for a Half-Marathon in 6 Weeks!

If you're an experienced runner who's comfortable running 6 miles or more (and have a couple half-marathons under your belt already), this plan is …

5 Minute Fat-Blaster: Crush Calories with This Quick Workout

Get head-to-toe toning with these five simple (yet super effective) moves<p>Saying you <i>don't</i> have time to work out is no longer an excuse. We've got an amazing five-minute workout that we're going to do <i>right now</i> and to help you get in phenomenal shape in no time. Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> senior …

Sculpt and Tone Your Upper Body With Just ONE Move

No bulky gym equipment required.<p>There's a reason that pushups are considered the go-to upper body move everywhere from yoga studios to the military. Actually, there are several: It's the perfect action for working the chest, triceps, shoulders, and core all at once, and it can be done anywhere, …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …