Renee Braeunig

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All You Need Is a Towel for This Killer Ab Workout

Those towels in your gym are useful for more than just wiping away your sweat.<p>Ab work shouldn't just be an afterthought to your fitness routine — your core should be central to your full body plan.<p>A strong midsection is the key to a strong body, and the flashy set of abs you can develop through …

Workouts

The Cheap Natural Product That Gets Rid Of Sagging Skin SO Fast

Everyone’s skin loses collagen and elastin over time, which causes noticeable wrinkles and loss of firmness. Unfortunately, this is just another <i>perk</i> …

Skin Care

8 Plank Variations That Don't Suck

I know what you may be thinking.<i>“Really, Tony. An article covering planks? What’s next: Something on best exercises for a jacked Tibialis Anterior?</i> …

Workouts

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

Skin Care

The New Collagen Product Every Women Over 40 Should Be Using For Younger-Looking Skin

Younger-looking skin is something that we’re all after, but it can be hard to find the right products to get the job done. When shopping for new …

Skin Care

59 Cool Cucumber Recipes We're Very Into

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

Healthy Eating

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

The Only 2 Core Exercises You Really Need

When it comes to strengthening your abs, keeping it simple is key. These core exercises are classic for a reason.<p>Two exercises keep proving to be …

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Sculpt Strong, Sexy Abs Without a Single Crunch

Crunches are awesome, said no one ever. Not only are they downright boring, but there are also more effective moves that will help you get the abs you desire. Think beyond the basic crunch and opt for exercises that work multiple areas instead. With that said, taking a full approach vs. targeting a …

These 50 Best-Selling Products On Amazon Are Under $10 — And You'll Want Them All

When it comes to shopping, I pride myself on finding undiscovered treasure, like an explorer charting unfamiliar territory. Of course, this comes …

This Strength-Training Workout Will Shape Up Your Back, Biceps, and Butt

With Summer approaching rapidly, we can't help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already <i>do</i> look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we've got a comprehensive strength-training …

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

30+ Exercises to Get a Sexy Midsection That Are Better Than Crunches

Get ready to transform your abs and build the strongest core you've ever had with these toning, strengthening exercises that are way better than a crunch. Take these exercises, and make yourself a workout! Choose your five favorite moves, and complete three to four rounds for time (30 to 60 …

L.A. Walks

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.

Los Angeles

This Anti-Aging Foundation Is SO Good It Keeps Selling Out At Target

Foundation is arguably the most important product in a woman’s beauty routine. It is the base, (the <i>foundation</i>) to every other makeup product you’re …

Skin Care

The 5 Bronzers That Make Me Look Like a Tan Goddess

June’s arrival means a few things for my beauty routine: higher SPF, of course, and packing on the bronzer. During winter months, bronzer acts as a …

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Nutrition

Here's Your Exercise Encyclopedia For Toned Arms and Tight Abs

Don't shortchange yourself with biceps curls and crunches. Save time at the gym and challenge your body with these exercises that focus on both your arms and your abs! Some are equipment-free and some require weights — think dumbbells or a med ball — but all these moves are bona fide multitaskers. …

Dry body brushing will totally transform your skin... here's exactly how to do it

From Miranda Kerr to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, you can't move for celebrities preaching the benefits of dry body brushing.<p>But if you're absolutely …

Skin Care

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

A Trainer Says to Ditch Crunches For These Ab Moves Instead

Of all the core exercise variations out there, crunches definitely dominate in terms of popularity. But are they <i>actually</i> effective for achieving abs, or have we all been wasting our time? Personal trainer Ridge Davis helped us settle the debate once and for all. Spoiler: there are better moves to …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

The Reason You Feel Stiff When You Wake Up—and How to Avoid It

Get relief for your stiff neck and back with these bedtime stretches.<p>It happens to the best of us. You go to bed feeling great, and then somewhere in …

Yoga

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

Four recipes for classic quick pasta sauces

The following recipes we’ve picked using these five families of ingredients take as long to make as your pasta needs to boil<p>Don’t skimp on the nuts and cheese here. To use as a pasta sauce, spoon the pesto into a large bowl and add just-cooked, drained pasta.<i><br>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat,</i> …

Cooking

This Is the Easiest 30-Minute, Equipment-Free Workout Ever — No, Seriously

If you're a newbie just starting your fitness journey, you're probably looking to keep it slow and steady. This 30-minute workout is the perfect routine for beginners, exercising your entire body and jump-starting your metabolism in 15 easy moves — and because it requires no equipment, you can do …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

6 Exercises That’ll Seriously Improve Your Posture

Straighten up and balance out your body with these moves.<p><i>This article originally appeared on DailyBurn.com.</i><p>One thing most gym-goers probably don’t …

Biomechanics