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The New (Gentler) Victoria's Secret Model Workout

What do Doutzen, Lily, Lindsay and Erin have in common besides hitting the genetic jackpot? Religious Ballet Beautiful workouts leading up to their big reveal.<p>The annual, and much anticipated, Victoria's Secret show will be taping one week from today (and airing on Tuesday, December 10th 10/9 C on …

20 Secrets to a Flat Stomach

Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p>Follow these tips to get toned, enviable abs<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it's no diet at all), but there's a right way and wrong way to a flat …

The Easiest Way to Burn 600 EXTRA Calories a Week

And you won’t even work up a sweat<p>What if you could work off that slice of pizza without doing a single squat? Good news: You can. You can burn more than 40 calories per hour just by standing, according to a new study at the University of Chester in the U.K.<p>In a small study of 10 office workers, …

How to Stick to Your Workout—for Good!

Steal these secrets from super consistent exercisers<p>You load up on cute workout clothes. Sign up for the most fun-sounding fitness class. Spend an astronomical amount on <i>the</i> must-join gym. And what happens? You go every day for two weeks then—BAM!—you fall off the workout wagon.<p>It doesn’t have to be …

The Worst As-Seen-On-TV Workout Gear

5 fitness products that don’t deliver results<p>Last week, lots of people were talking about a study from the <i>Journal of Sports Science & Medicine</i> that found that the Shake Weight—which is a dumbbell with springs attached on both ends—is basically baloney and does not tone your muscles as promised. So …

Weight Loss

The Easy Way to Get More Out of Your Gym Time

You’ve got to steal this trick from Amanda Seyfried<p>In a perfect world, we’d all be able to mosey on down to the gym whenever we feel like it, and spend as much time there as we want once we arrive, because WE ARE THE RULERS OF OUR OWN LIVES. But let’s face it: We don’t live in a perfect world. We …

Can Your Mind Influence Your Weight?

I've been thinking about this a lot recently. I've made an observation that when women learn a lot about health and nutrition, even though they enjoy better overall health when they act on their knowledge, they tend to get fatter over time.<p>Of course this doesn't apply to everyone but you might spot …

How Is Maintaining Your Weight Different Than Losing Weight?

Why so many people who shed pounds can't seem to keep the weight off<p><b>The question</b>: After you've slimmed down, should you use a different strategy for maintaining weight loss? Or will the same steps that help you drop pounds in the first place still work?<p><b>The expert</b>: James O. Hill, Ph.D., executive …

Weekend Challenge: Single-Leg Hip Raise

Try it to tighten your tush by Monday<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 them, and</i> …

An Ounce of Prevention: Restricting Minors' Access to Cigarettes in NYC

In the 1940s-60s, the dangers of tobacco use were largely unknown or ignored, and the majority of physicians smoked. Smoking was the norm, and cigarettes were directly marketed to young and old alike. Everyone from sports to movie stars touted cigarettes as relaxing, youthful, sexy, and even …

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, …

The 5-Minute All-Over Toning Workout

You can get some serious sweat going with this amazing workout routine from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of Shape Up Shortcuts<p>Yes, you <i>do</i> have time to work out. Even if you just have 5 minutes, we've got you covered with this amazing total-body workout, created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor …

7 Things Fit People Do

Fit is a lifestyle. It's about making the right choices on a daily basis. As a fitness junkie and the owner of track fitness, I share a motto with my clients: "think naked." Whether you're looking for a parking spot, sitting at a restaurant or having an inner debate of stairs versus elevator, you …

The Simple Thing That Makes You Sexier

Spoiler alert: It has nothing to do with what you’re wearing<p>Anyone who’s watched <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> knows that Barney Stinson has lots of theories—particularly about women. In one episode, for example, Barney describes the “cheerleader effect”: when average-looking women appear more attractive as …

3 Ways to Train Harder on a Treadmill

Upgrade your indoor workout with these expert tips<p>It might be best known as a warm-up, a cool down, or a last resort when all of the ellipticals are taken, but the treadmill is making a comeback: In fact, the machines account for nearly 60 percent of annual home fitness equipment sales, according …

The Waist-Cinching Workout for Toned Abs and Obliques

Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love<p>Give your workout routine a new twist—literally. These six moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to whittle your middle. Move from one exercise to the next without …