Shirley Rawlins

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Hate Crunches? 6 Better Core Exercises for Beginners

Shares 50.2K<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 …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …


Total abs

30 day ab challenge

How to Run Faster

6 ways to stop sciatic nerve pain with yoga -

If your sciatica is lumbar-spine related, this pose can help by strengthening deep core muscles to stabilize your low back.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Modified boat with block<p>Bridge with knees together<p>Seated twist variation<p>Pigeon pushup<p>Modified pyramid<p>Supine with pillow under knees<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p><i>Editor's note: Dana Santas</i> …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever

What if all it took to improve your running immeasurably was a few minutes marching in place?<p>In a 2011 New York Times Magazine feature, Christopher McDougall, author of <i>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen</i> experimented with just that.<p>"I was …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Here's your morning workout. Start the day strong!

How to Run a 5K

Training for a 5K race? Try this run-walk 5K training plan that's perfect for beginners and helps you build to 20 minutes of continuous running in …


Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …