ra

27 Flips | 2 Magazines | 13 Likes | 4 Following | @ameesar | Keep up with ra on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ra”

3 Superset Workouts That Will Melt Away the Fat Covering Your Abs

Kick your spare tire to the curb with these calorie-torching exercise combos<p>You’ve probably done supersets before.<p>A superset is when you pair together two exercises, and do them back-to-back with little to no rest. They’re typically classified as competitive or non-competitive.<p>Competitive supersets …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

Self-improvement

25 Badass Burpees You Must See to Believe

They're incredibly tough, but incredibly effective<p>Think the burpee can’t get any worse?<p>Then wait until you see the 25 variations shown by <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour in the video above. With names like the punching burpee, the punisher burpee, and the dead-stop burpee, they’ll make …

Jillian Michaels' Fat-Melting Bodyweight Workout

HIIT the calorie-blasting jackpot with Michaels' short but intense circuit from her BODYSHRED program—no equipment necessary<p>1. Forearm Crossover …

Workouts

Jump Rope Workout - The Best Exercise To Lose Belly Fat

OK, so you have been exercising regularly for a while, and you are probably pretty happy with your results.<p>But even after all your disciplined and …

Anamaya recipe: lentil-stuffed eggplant

A recipe from the Anamaya Resort & Retreat Centre in Costa Rica, with modifications from our Kitchen.<p><b>Prep 20 min</b> <b><br>Total 55 min</b><p>Ingredients<p>3 Italian …

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …

The Quick Workout That Will Boost Your Fat Burn

Slim down fast with these calorie-blasting metabolic moves<p>Tossing a single match on a pile of wood won't ignite a strong flame. An entire box of matches, however? That's the start of a kick-ass bonfire.<p>This is the sort of fiery result that your internal fat burners will get from the fast-paced …

The Total-Body Circuit Workout You Can Do While You Travel

No space, no equipment, no time? No freakin’ problem.<p>I travel a lot for both work and play. Oftentimes, part of the fun of travel, for me, is to seek out new gyms wherever I go, to try out new training methodologies and connect with other fitness professionals to see what I can learn from them.<p>But …

Small Spaces

9 Quick Pick-Me-Up Power Moves

With holiday craziness and giant meals looming, you need a quick workout that will sculpt lean muscle and melt stress. The solution? This energizing yoga flow.<p>Let me give you a reason to bend over backward right now—and I do mean literally. Putting a fresh twist on your yoga practice can deliver a …

3 Tips to Melt Your Muffin Top in Weeks

These three tricks are simple and obvious—and if you stick with them, they'll work just as well as any diet out there (if not better)<p><b>Be a Dairy Queen</b>In an <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> study, dieters who had three servings of fat-free yogurt a day for 12 weeks lost more fat around their waists …

Nutrition

The 5-Minute Fat-Blasting Workout

Resize your thighs, flatten your belly, and firm your butt—in record time<p>Here's the thing about the relationship between time and exercise: Even if we could all find five free minutes each day (and it's safe to assume most of us can), we likely wouldn't use it to work out.<p>That's because many women …

The Fitness Class That Burns More Calories Than Cycling

PLUS: A 20-minute workout to try on your own<p><i>So</i> over indoor cycling? There’s a fresh new way to get fit indoors: Indoor rowing fitness classes are popping up around the country in gyms like CrossFit, Equinox, and dedicated rowing studios.<p>While some experts trace the trend to CrossFit, which offers a …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

Workouts

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, may also suppress your …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Weekend Challenge: Medicine-Ball Slam

Sculpt strong abs with one powerful—and effective—move<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join</i> …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<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 target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever

Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of dishes, a pile of bills, and so many shows to catch up on, all of which can make an all-out workout seem next to impossible. Now, we …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …