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Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are an easy way to eat more fruit. Give these five under-300-calorie concoctions a whirl, and sip your way to a slimmer body<p>Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose …

Healthy Eating

Olympians Share Their Personal Mantras

Find out what motivates these winning women<p><b>We asked Olympians: What motivational quote, advice, or personal mantra helps get you through a challenging time?</b><p>"'Falling in life is inevitable—staying down is optional.'"-<b>Carrie Johnson,</b> two-time Olympic kayaker<p>"'Breathe, believe, and battle.' My former …

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Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

A 30-minute run leads to awesome mental and physical benefits<p><b>In the first few seconds</b>Your muscles start using adenosine triphosphate (ATP), energy molecules your body makes from food.<p>That burst of power you feel? It's ATP converting into another high-powered molecule, adenosine diphosphate (ADP). …

Muscle

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Best Pre-Workout Snacks for Morning Exercise

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that skipping it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. The key to …

12 New Workout Songs to Make the Time Fly

These high-energy jams will help you perform at your peak<p>If your workout music is starting to get a little stale, it's time to revitalize your …

6 Expert-Approved Ways To Lose Fat Fast

#3 should be easy.<p>When it comes to reaching our weight-loss goals, we've got about as much patience as we do sitting in traffic when we're already late for work<i>.</i><p>But in order to get to your goal as quickly as possible, you've got to forget about crash dieting. That's because making strategic tweaks …

Weight Loss

Strength Workout: The Secret to Firing Up Your Metabolism

If you want to change your body, you have to challenge your body. Here's how!<p>Build Muscle to Burn Fat<p>1 of 8<p>There's one misconception that seems to …

Workouts

The 10 Best Ways To Recover From An Intense Workout

<b>1. Slow Your Flow</b><p>Forrest and Slow Flow Yoga let you focus on breathing. "If you don't breathe well, your blood isn't moving properly, and everything will hurt," says Erica Mather, an instructor at Pure Yoga in New York. Nail the pigeon pose, which loosens tight hamstrings and hips. Pure Yoga offers …

The Formula for Six-Pack Abs

The stomach is one of those areas that is more susceptible to weight gain with age. The reason: hormones. “The body produces sex hormones from the …

The Fiber-Rich Fruit That Makes Skin Glow

With its distinct flavor, the powerful taste of grapefruit is not for everyone. But with its high nutritional content and refreshing scent, more and …

Skin Care

6 Celebrity-Approved Juice Cleanses

1/6<p><b>The Gateway Cleanse</b><p>The first of <b>BluePrintCleanse’s</b> three cleanse levels, Renovation, is for beginner juicers and is designed to gently rid the body …

How to Be Bacne-Free

Summer is the time to wear bikinis, tank tops and outfits that tend to show a little more skin. However, for those suffering from back acne, or …

Big Pores, Big Problems

Huge pores may have been the only beauty woe suffered by <i>Mean Girls</i> diva supreme Regina George (played by plucky actress Rachel McAdams), but unfortunately many of us can relate. The unsightly problem occurs when dirt, oil, or dead skin cells gather at the base of hair follicles, causing the pores to clog and look larger than we’d like. Instead of exfoliating with sandpaper to get gunk-free pores, we recommend these wonderful products:<p>1. dr. brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant. Buff away …

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Workout

A few months ago, I wrote an article about discovering the best exercise to complement your personality. And now it’s time to perfect your workout …

Beauty Blogging Junkie

Your Guide to Lasers at Every Age

Dermatologist Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas shares the laser that will work for you<p>When it comes to smoothing wrinkles and fighting the effects of time, the best anti-aging comes from well below the skin's surface. For those who want the dramatic results of a deep treatment without going under …