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Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

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 smoothies were minimally blended. What a great weight-loss tactic!<p><b>Awesome Almond</b><br>Blend 1 small frozen banana, sliced; 3/4 cup kale, lightly …

Motivational Quotes from Olympians

"'Breathe, believe, and battle.' My former coach, Troy Tanner, told us that before each match. Breathe—be in the moment. Believe—have faith that you can rise above it. Battle—you gotta be prepared to go for as long as it takes."<br>-<b>Kerri Walsh,</b> two-time beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist<p>"'If you …

The Lagree Fitness Method: The New Amped Up Pilates Workout

Love Pilates? Try THIS New Workout<p>You're going to want to try The Lagree Fitness Method—people call it "Pilates on steroids"<p>If you're the type of person who doesn't feel satisfied with a workout unless you're sore the next day, you need to check out the latest fitness trend: The Lagree Fitness …

Benefits of Running: Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

<b>In the first 90 seconds</b><br>In order to unleash more ATP, your cells break down glycogen, a form of glucose fuel stored in your muscles. Cells also pull glucose directly from your blood (one reason exercise is helpful in fending off high blood sugar).<p>Your body gobbles more glucose, and your muscles …

Exercising on an Empty Stomach

Should You Eat Before a Workout?<p>The straight truth about fueling up pre-sweat session<p>"You'll burn about the same amount of fat and calories whether you eat before a workout or not—but you'll be able to exercise harder and faster if your body is well fueled," says Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, …

Best pre-workout snacks for morning exercise

1. Raspberry smoothie<p>Greek yogurt is rich with probiotics which are important for maintaining healthy gut flora. Yogurt also contains prebiotics, a …

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 …

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Burn Fat Fast | Women's Health

The key to this kind of caloric demolition is a type of workout called a superset, in which you do two moves back to back with zero rest. It will hurt--but you won't be sorry. Because with supersets, you'll not only get that initial (and insane!) metabolic spike, but according to a study from …

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>There's one misconception that seems to prevail among fit women the …

Exercise

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 …

Nutrition

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 …

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 …

Exercise

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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 …