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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

The Best 15-Minute Workouts for 2015

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

6 Exercises for Getting Fit and Sexy Fast

These moves are body-sculpting—and fun!<p>Want to bust a move? Anna Kaiser, owner of AKT In Motion, designed a total-body circuit that'll get your heart pumping—and maybe even make you want to shake your groove thing. All of the exercises in the video below are dance-like and will help you boost your …

20 Vegan Recipes for a Terrific Turkey-Free Thanksgiving

Whether you follow a vegan diet year-round or took on Beyonce’s challenge this month, let this collection of 20 plant-based recipes be your guide for planning an outstanding Thanksgiving meal. Featuring both hearty main courses and indulgent desserts, even your meat-eating guests will fawn over …

Vegan

13 Fuss-Free Recipes For a Vegan Thanksgiving

• 13 fuss-free recipes for a vegan Thanksgiving — Food52<br>• 50 states of Thanksgiving — The New York Times<br>• Minnesota revolts against The New York Times' grape dish — Grub Street<br>• 5 essential wines to serve at Thanksgiving — PureWow<br>• All the unbelievable food you can eat on a Carnival cruise — Foodbeast<p>Image …

The 100% Vegan Menu to Rock an Animal-Free Thanksgiving

A vegetarian Thanksgiving? Piece of cake. I don't care much for turkey, and my favorite stuffing has no sausage in it, and I have little need for bacon in my Brussels sprouts. Actually, due to collective turkey paranoia, more than a few Thanksgivings of mine have been incidentally vegetarian. It's …

Vegan Dining in Paris

After ‘sans gluten’ found a place in the Parisian lexicon last year thanks to Helmut Newcake and more recently Noglu, vegan is the next buzzword to …

Do Pilates at Home

Exercise 1 Hug<p>Grab both handles, stand facing away from the anchor point, and step forward until there is enough tension on the band to hold you when you lean forward; raise your arms out to the sides, in line with your shoulders (not behind them). Keep your heels together, toes facing outward, and …

How Fit Are You? Test Yourself with These 6 Exercises

Exercise 1 Single-Leg Squat<p>Stand with your left foot on a sturdy bench or box and your right foot hanging off the side <b>(A)</b>. Bend your left knee and push your butt back to lower your right foot toward the floor <b>(B)</b>. Press with your left leg to return to the starting position. That’s one rep. Do all of …

8 Swiss and Medicine Ball Moves You Should Be Doing

You just found your new favorite workout buddies.<p>When you think of strength-training equipment, you probably think of barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. But you can also develop serious strength with the help of some friendly medicine balls and Swiss balls. Using these workout tools during your …

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Exercise 1 Squat Thrusts with a Pushup and a Hop<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart <b>(A)</b>. Bend at the waist, lower your torso down to the floor, and, in one fluid motion, place your hands on the floor <b>(B)</b> and kick your legs out so you end up in a pushup position <b>(C)</b>. Reverse the movement …

15-Minute Hot Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Reverse Wood Chop<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees bent, and hold a medicine ball outside your right knee <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your arms straight, brace your core and stand as you raise the ball diagonally above your left shoulder <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

5 Hair Products Every Woman Should Own

With hair products, less is always more.<p>When it comes to makeup, it can pay to be a hoarder. After all, it helps to have a variety of products to acheive the exact look you're going for. But hair products are a different story. Not only do most products provide multiple benefits, but the more …

4 Moves for Lean Legs and a Tight Butt

A stronger bottom half starts here.<p>Shutterstock<p>You can target all the muscles that make up your bum and your legs—your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, inner thighs, calves—in this four-exercise workout. Basically, if you don't want a super-tight butt and hella-toned legs, stop reading now.<p>Yeah, we …

Baklava Pull-Apart Bread

I can't tell you how many times I've drooled over the thought of making pull-apart bread in my own kitchen. I've seen all different varieties - sweet …

15 Minute Workout: Build a Hotter Bod in 3... 2... 1!

Exercise 1 Thruster<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand just above your shoulders, palms facing in, then sit your hips back and bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Push through your heels to stand, pressing the weights overhead <b>(B)</b>. Return to start; that's one rep.<p>Exercise 2 …

The 7-Move 7-Minute Circuit That Blasts Fat Fast

Exercise 1 Jump Rope<p>Grab the handles of a jump rope with each hand and jump rope for 30 seconds; rest for 30 seconds then continue to the next exercise.<p>Exercise 2 Close-Stance Bodyweight Squats<p>Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder-width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by …

3 Tips for a Faster, More Effective Workout

<b>Hit Every Muscle Fiber</b><br>If you want to tax every last fiber in your working muscles during a quick workout, use drop sets—three or four sets of one exercise performed without rest, lifting a lighter weight or performing a regression for each successive set. "Since each set gets easier, you can push …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

All joking aside, this workout will torch calories and get you sweating. And you'll definitely feel it in your caboose tomorrow! Watch the video for demonstrations on how to do each of the moves, and then read below for the instructions for the warmup and the workout. And good luck!<p><b>The Warmup:</b><br>Do 5 …

8 Moves That Will Help You Stay Fit for Life

Fire up your muscle memory so you can return from a fitness hiatus FAST.<p>Shutterstock<p>Have you heard of the super-cool phenomenon called muscle memory? The idea behind the concept is that you can train your body to maintain a physiological blueprint. It means that, even if you take a break from your …

5 Healthy Grains with More Protein Than Quinoa

Allow us to introduce you to some wholesome and delicious ingredients you've never heard of.<p>Shutterstock<p>Quinoa's known for its high protein content, and with good reason. The seed (yes, it's technically a seed—not a grain) contains eight grams of protein per cup. Plus, it's considered a complete …

Kettlebell Exercises For Women: Moves That Sculpt Your Entire Body

8 Kettlebell Moves That'll Sculpt Your Entire Body<p>...and FAST!<p>If you love yourself some kettlebell exercises, this workout is for you. (And if you've never tried them out, this workout is for you, too!) Kettlebell exercises are awesome because, thanks to the fact that their weight isn't evenly …

Plyometrics

<b>Squat Jumps</b><br>Starting Position: Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and your hands clasped behind your head.<br>1. Keeping your weight on your heels, squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Pause in the squat.<br>2. Without counter-movement and without the use of your arms, jump as high …

Freeze! 23 Vegan + Paleo Ice Cream Hacks

It’s so hot outside that if we could eat air conditioning, we totally would. But we can’t (and shouldn’t), so naturally we’re turning to the most wonderful frozen food in the world for comfort — ice cream. But if you’re viciously vegan or positively paleo, you might not be able to just pop into the …

Healthy Eating

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<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 …

The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …