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Metabolism: How To Lose Weight | Women's Health

How To Hack Your Metabolism To Lose More Weight<p>These tricks are so simple, too.<p>Getty Images<p>The formula for weight loss is simple: Burn more calories than you consume. Or at least, it sounds simple. In reality, weight loss is like a jigsaw puzzle—there are many different pieces, from the foods you …

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You Have to See This New Korean Skin-Care Trend for Yourself

Korean skin care seems to always light-years ahead of the game. Do you use sheet masks regularly? Yeah, you can thank the East for that. Cushion compacts? Also a Korean-born invention. That's why I always pay close attention to whatever Charlotte Cho is doing over on her Korean-beauty website, Soko …

10 Metabolism Boosters, Ranked According to Effectiveness

From meh to calorie-burning magic.<p>When you're struggling to drop pounds, you might consider trying just about anything to torch extra calories. And while there are a few clutch ways to speed up your fat and calorie burn, some are definitely better than others. To find out which metabolism-boosting …

9 Life-Changing Tricks to Make You A Better Runner

A soft breeze blowing through your ponytail. An epic tune lifting you up that epic hill. Feeling like you're going to die at the seventh mile, only to zip through the eighth. Some people could pen Shakespearean sonnets about the "runner's high." No wonder there are 21.8 million female runners in …

The 24 Rules for Looking (and Feeling) Better in 2015: Exercise & Workout

Style<p>When you've conquered floral prints and wild patterns like Styles, a tailoring move this NSFW makes a lot of sense.<p>By Megan Gustashaw14 hours …

7 Facts About Cellulite You Need to Know

<b>It’s More Common in Women Than in Men</b><br>How unfair is this? Women's skin collagen is arranged in parallel rows, like pillars. This pattern lends itself to the compartmentalization of fat, which makes cellulite visible, says Schulman. Men's collagen, however, is arranged in an X-pattern. This creates …

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The Squatting Mistake That Hurts Your Knees

Ninety-nine percent of the time, a small piece of my soul dies as I watch them. I tell them: "Squatting doesn't hurt your knees; whatever you're doing right now hurts your knees."<p>It's a concept that other strength coaches and I try to get across to our clients. There is a proper way to squat that …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Nutrition

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Two key components of the BITE method let you do it more often without upping your odds of a sidelining injury. First up: using the right intervals at the right speeds. You'll never do an all-out sprint at an incline greater than five percent since Siik says this increases the impact on your lower …

The Best Global Shopping Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>It's no secret we love to shop at <i>BAZAAR</i>. That combined with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust as of late (summer is just around the corner, after all), we're looking to make a …

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These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

One-Dumbbell Workout For Total-Body Toning

And for more head-to-toe toning workouts, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>

Essential camera equipment for photography students

Whether taking a photography course for school, university or pleasure, here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can</b> …

Stretching: Get Long Muscles & A Lean Body with These Stretches for Flexibility

Exercise 1 Hand Walks<p><b>Targets calves and hamstrings</b> <br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides. Bend forward and place your hands on the floor about shoulder-width apart; get them as close to your feet as you can without bending your knees <b>(A).</b> Step one hand forward a few …

Spinach Smoothies on Instagram

Kale, celery, spinach, and apples make for the perfect green juice. Thanks, @krisruby!<p>Throwing a blend of kale, spinach, banana, dates, and chia seeds in a wine glass makes it so much more fun and festive!<p>Banana + spinach + orange + kiwi + yogurt + coconut milk = total smoothie bliss.<p>All you need …

Shape Up Shortcuts: 5-Minute Workout Videos

The first workout uses only your body weight. It's from <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>, the new book by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator. Here are the moves you'll do:<p>1. Marching Glute Bridge<p>2. Inverted Shoulder Press<p>3. Alternating Switch Lunge<p>4. Skater Hops<p>5. Rotating T Extension<p><b>For more great ways</b> …

The Bold Lipstick That Anyone Can Rock

Bright lipstick can feel like one of the most daunting beauty products. Not only does it draw extra attention to your face, but one false swipe or unflattering color choice and it seems like your whole look is ruined. That potential for beauty disaster is enough to keep even the most adventurous of makeup lovers (myself included) away from bold lips.<p>Somehow Laqa & Co. must have heard our lipstick woes when they partnered with us to develop this duo of easy-to-use Lil’ Lip fat lip pencils. These …

The Easy Wine Guide

Felsina Chianti Classico $10 to $20<br>"A tasty Tuscan red blend with black-cherry aromatics that pop."<p>Hirsch Gruner Veltliner $10 to $20<br>"This peppery Austrian white has notes of pineapple and grapefruit juice."<p>Stony Hill Chardonnay 2005 $31 to $40<br>"This is a good wine that is less oaky than other Napa …

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Pure Eye Candy Day

From one of my favorite sites<p>Skona Hem<p>Sigh. Such prettiness.<p>[All images: Skona Hem]<p>P.S: The winner of the Jaypore giveaway has been announced! Is it …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Energizing Morning Workout

Exercise 1 Cat-Cow Pose<p><b>Wakes up your core</b><p>Get on all fours with your hands in line with your shoulders and your knees beneath your hips. Inhale, lifting your head and tailbone so your spine arches slightly toward the floor. Exhale as you tuck your tailbone under, curl your back upward, and let your …

Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms and Bell Peppers

<b>1.</b> Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, and sugar until smooth. Set aside.<p><b>2.</b> In a large wok over high heat, stir-fry ginger and garlic in peanut oil for 1 minute. Add bok choy, mushrooms, and bell pepper, and stir-fry for 2 more minutes. Add the soy mixture, then stir-fry for another minute.<p><b>3.</b> …

Even "Forced" Workouts Help Beat Anxiety and Stress

Need a little help getting off the couch? These tactics can keep you strong the next time you get the urge to bail.<p><b>Schedule sessions with a trainer</b> <br>If this seems like a duh, that’s because it is. Think about it: You commit a) weeks in advance to b) actual appointments where c) someone will be …