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Women's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Sex, and Weight Loss Tips for Women

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Lose weight fast with this slimming six-week diet plan<p>This 6-week healthy dietplan from Barbara Berkeley, MD and author of <i>Refuse to Regain!</i>, combines just the right mix of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs to rev up your metabolism.<p>Each of the meals is coded by letter based on its …

Lose 10 Pounds in Six Weeks, Intermediate Running Program: Training Plan

Drop 10 pounds with our all-new running fitness plan<p>If you can run for about 30 minutes straight—at any speed—this plan's for you. (If not, check out our run/walk program to build you up to 30 minutes). At the end of six weeks you'll be able to do a full hour on the road—and you'll score a killer …

Yoga Poses for Weight Loss: Lose Weight on Your Yoga Mat

Yoga poses for fat loss and stress reduction<p>Here it is--a routine of yoga poses for weight loss. It puts your entire body to work, recruiting all your muscles to work in novel ways so you burn the most fat. Holding the poses isn't as easy as "just doing stretches," but if you stick with the …

Yoga for Pain Relief

Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the inside—energetic, happy, …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

Master The Yoga Lunge

Tips from our yoga guru<p><b>I can't hold lunging poses long. What's better: lunging less deeply or taking standing breaks?</b> -Lindsey, Boston, MABack in the day, my thighs used to endure mini earthquakes during deep, long lunges, so I get it. Don't worry about getting your thigh completely parallel to the …

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 …

Get Rid of Cellulite

Learn how yoga exercises can help you get rid of cellulite and burn fat<p>Besides whipping your leg muscles into sexy shape, yoga can help smooth spongy thighs too. "Cellulite is a symptom of reduced lymph circulation," says Atma JoAnn Levitt, head of the integrative weight-loss program at the Kripalu …

Strong Body, Powerful Mind

Calorie torching, muscle sculpting, and stress reducing—with the right yoga moves, you really can have it all.<p>No one disputes that yoga will make you loose and limber. But there's one misconception we'd like to wrestle to the mat: that bending and stretching and twisting can't work you as hard or …

Could You Cook a Meal Every Day for a Month? Prove It!

Join us for the #31MealsIn31Days Challenge!<p>What would happen if you cooked a homemade meal every...single...day? For the second year in a row, our food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is going to find out.<p>Last year, her month-long cooking streak delivered 31 days of D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S homemade …

This Thai Noodle Salad Makes the Perfect Packed Lunch

Your coworkers will want in on this one.<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on</i> …

5 Delicious, Healthy Greens You Should Be Eating That AREN'T Kale

It's time to turn over a new leaf.<p>Kale has reached celebrity status in the world of leafy greens, but don't dismiss these kindred bunches, which are power-packed with beautifying and good-for-you nutrients. <b>Collard Greens</b>Descendants of wild cabbage, collards are part of the brassica family (aka …

Being Out of Shape Could Have a Scary Effect on Your Brain

The fascinating link between sweat sessions and a sharper noggin<p>As if you needed more evidence that workouts are good for more than just keeping your body toned, a new study indicates that they may help keep your memory sharp, too. The research, published in <i>Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral</i> …