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Long and Lean Full-Body Yoga Flow

It's time to slow it down and work your muscles while lengthening them, so today's workout is a yoga flow to help you get long and lean. It's perfect for stretching tight muscles while working your arms and core in surprising new ways.<p>Directions: move through the entire 12-pose sequence on the …


The Ultimate List of the Best Bodyweight Exercises

Even if you've nixed your membership at the gym, there's no excuse to skip your workout. Forget the days of hauling around free weights, and focus on using your greatest tool — your body's strength! — with these 80 exercises. If you're trying to specifically focus on your upper body, lower body, or …


The 5 Moves That Athletes Swear By

As a fitness editor, I've been lucky enough to train alongside some of the world's best professional athletes and their coaches. I've worked out with Olympic runner Carmelita Jeter, spent time on the football field with Marshall Faulk, and even spent some time doing basketball drills led by the LA …

Marshall Faulk

If You Run, These 6 Foods Are a Must

A runner doesn't need to follow a strict or special diet to be in tip-top shape, but there are a few foods every runner needs to fuel her workouts, improve performance, and speed up recovery time. These foods do a runner's body good.


Get Strong and Get a Natural Boob Lift With These Chest Exercises

There are many benefits to having strong pecs ranging from totally practical, like increased shoulder stabilization, to looking good — defined pecs can give your breasts some extra lift. Strengthen your chest with these 10 effective exercises that include a mix of bodyweight and dumbbell moves with …

Bodyweight Exercise

These 10 5-Minute Workouts Will Whip Your Whole Body Into Shape, Fast!

No time, no space, no equipment? NO problem. Excuses are all out the door with this mix of versatile five-minute workouts. Most of these are equipment-free, while some require a hand weight or two, and none of them take more than five minutes. That's it! Just <i>five</i> minutes. We know you're busy, but …


Beyond Crunches: The Best Ab Exercises You Should Be Doing

We all like to work our abs, right? But it's easy to get in a rut with your routine. Here are 27 of the best ab exercises to get a tight, toned, and strong middle. We've included both bodyweight moves that you can do anywhere along with weighted exercises for when you really want to take it up a …


2-Week Total-Body Challenge — Just a Few Minutes a Day

If you enjoyed toning your legs with our Squat Challenge, your core loved the Crunch Challenge, and your upper body felt pumped doing the Push-Up Challenge, get ready for a total-body fitness challenge that combines exercises from all three of these challenges to strengthen and firm your entire …

Bodyweight Exercise

20-Minute Legs + Abs Bodyweight Workout

This workout is short and focused, with bodyweight exercises that target either the abs, the legs, or both.<p><b>Directions:</b> Warm up with five minutes of light cardio, then perform this five-exercise circuit three times. Cool down with three minutes of stretching.


25 Exercises You Should Be Doing If You Want a Stronger, Firmer Butt

If you're bored with basic squats and lunges, here are some new moves for working your backside. To start targeting your glutes, grab an exercise ball, weights, and a resistance band — your backside will be in tip-top shape in no time!


20 Filling Foods to Keep You Feeling Full

Well-balanced meals and snacks are both important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But whether it's because you find yourself mindlessly snacking or because your meals aren't keeping you as full as you'd like, sometimes you need something to keep you from rummaging through the pantry. Here are …


25 No-Equipment Moves That Transform Your Body

Whether you've let go of your gym membership or you're spending more time shaping up from home, these effective no-equipment moves need to be part of your strength-training routine. You might be all about cardio for that big calorie burn, but a recent study found that strength training burns …

Strength Training

Focus on Your Lower Abs With This 5-Minute Workout

Try this quick and focused workout to tone the lower part of your abs and work off the pooch. We concentrate on the abs for five minutes and guarantee you feel the burn. You don't need any equipment, but don't forget to breathe!


8 Stretches That Can Help Ease the Pain of Sciatica

Are you dealing with shooting pains or numbness from sciatica? Discomfort is caused when the sciatic nerve (which runs from the lower spine down the back of each leg) gets pinched. It can be caused by an injury such as a slipped disk or pelvic fracture, pregnancy, or tight muscles in the lower …


Lose Weight Faster With One of These 12 Breakfast Smoothies

If you're looking to sip away the pounds, juice cleanses may not be the best idea. Smoothies, however, could be your best-kept weight-loss secret: the blended beverage offers you tons of nutrition as well as protein and fiber to help keep you full until your next meal. Whipping up a smoothie for …

Healthy Eating

Whittle Your Middle With the All-Abs Workout

Here are nine great exercises for toning your midsection. Remember, the ol' Pilates trick of pulling the belly button in ensures that you're working the deepest ab muscle (known as the transverse), which helps create a sleek midriff.<p>The exercises are divided into three sections: upper abs, …


The Top 25 Salads to Help You Shed Pounds

If you're looking to lose weight, salads are bound to be a big part of your life, but that doesn't mean you need to pile on the same old toppings day after day! All 25 of these nutrient-dense salads support weight-loss goals, fuel the body, <i>and</i> satisfy your taste buds with their fresh flavors and …

Healthy Eating

50+ Lunch Recipes That Help With Weight Loss (and Are Under 500 Calories!)

You're trying to lose weight, so you pack a salad for lunch. But by 2 p.m., you're famished! In order for a lunch to be filling and help you lose weight, experts say to eat between 20 and 30 grams of protein and at least eight grams of fiber. These under-500-calorie lunches are perfect!

Healthy Eating

The Top 25 Reasons You Aren't Losing Weight

Even if you follow a fitness routine and you often choose healthier foods, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way you hope. While there are plenty of other healthy accomplishments to celebrate on this journey, it can be frustrating to not see results when you step on the scale. Sound …


41 Healthy Breakfasts From Instagram That Are (Almost) Too Pretty to Eat

There's no better way to start off the day than with a healthy breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and fuel up for the morning. But sometimes, a breakfast rut can get in the way of healthy decisions and make you opt for not-so-great options. To get you excited about your a.m. meals, we've …


Make the Most Out of Cardio With These Expert-Recommended Core Exercises

Who better to tell us about creating a strong, sculpted midsection than an ab aficionado? Said expert, NYC physical therapist Dr. Karena Wu, gave us her five favorite core workouts to do <i>right</i> after cardio.<p>Cardio will burn the calories and fat, but core exercises will create abs, strength, and …


Skip the Squats and Do These 15 Booty-Sculpting Moves Instead

Squats have their place in strength training, but there are plenty of other butt exercises out there! Mix up your routine, and try out the following moves that tone and lift your derrière. Who knows? You might say "so long" to squats (for now) and find a new favorite exercise in the bunch.

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Your Arms and Abs Will Transform After This 2-Week Challenge

Plank is one of the most effective total-body moves, so here's a new challenge for you to conquer — a five-minute plank. Since holding a straight-up plank wouldn't be any fun (and could end up causing an injury), this challenge mixes up five basic variations to not only tone your abs and arms, but …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Workout That Helped Jessica Alba Shake Off Her Baby Weight

Looking to tone up after having a baby (or two)? We tapped celebrity fitness trainer, Ramona Braganza, who helped both Jessica Alba and Zoe Saldana get back in shape after having kids, to create a workout for new moms. Based on Ramona's Baby Bulge Be Gone diet and fitness plan, this 20-minute …


20 Tips to Uncover Flat Abs

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all) and regular exercise, but there's a right way and a wrong way to get a flat belly. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.


12 Best Dumbbell Exercises For Strong, Chiseled Arms

When you want to isolate specific muscle groups in the arms, using dumbbells is truly effective — get ready to feel the burn! Depending on your strength, grab at least two size weights ranging from five to 15 pounds so you can switch up the appropriate size dumbbells for each move.

All-Time-Best Inner-Thigh Exercises

A toned inner thigh is a healthy inner thigh — attractive and strong. Show yours some love with these 18 inner-thigh exercises to get shapely legs.


The 53 Best Leg Exercises Out There

Keep those thighs strong and toned with these moves — they're the most effective exercises for targeting your lower half to make you feel confident in anything you wear, or nothing at all.


A Before and After That Proves a Number on the Scale Means Nothing

Last month, I was at the Kayla Itsines Sweat Tour surrounded by Kayla's superfans. I was lying on my back in the grassy field of the Rose Bowl arena in Los Angeles, getting ready to do some bicycle crunches, when a beautiful, chiseled, excited young woman came up to my friend and I, asking, "do you …


20 Healthy Habits That Lead to Big Results

You don't have to exercise every morning before dawn or stick to nothing but salads — these simple tips will ensure you'll be your healthiest, happiest, and most energetic yet. Even better? Being consistent with these small habit changes can lead to big results if you're looking to lose weight. Get …