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Do This Workout for a Flat Belly!

<b>Reverse Lunge with Twist & Pull</b> <b><br>Targets:</b> butt, thighs, core, shoulders, and upper back<p>Stand with your arms extended forward at chest height, holding one end of the band in each hand. Step your left foot back, and lower into a lunge. Twist your torso over your right leg, and pull your hands farther …

5 Amazing New Ab Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Photo: CosmoBody<p>Bikini season may come and go, but a strong core is always in style. The thing is, you won't get an awesome set of abs by doing basic crunches. (And basic sit-ups won't get you there, either.)<p>Changing up your routine, though, can shock your abs into submission. Try the moves below …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

The Best Of New York Nail Salons

We don’t mean to brag, but New York City is the birthplace of a very important institution: the nail salon. Back in 1878, one particularly …

Outsourcing

Summer Veggies for Gorgeous Skin

New York City dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Medical Center Joshua Zeichner shares his favorite farmer's market picks to cure what ails you—and your skin.<p><b>For inflammation...</b>red and yellow peppers. "They're rich in carotenoids, which soothe redness. They …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

10 Old School Beauty Tricks That Still Work

Back in the day, people didn’t have as many product options as we do now, and they had to make do. And you can, too! Rather than shelling out big …

Skin Care

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Hikes Near Me: 25 Gorgeous Hikes Across the Country

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime<p>Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of …

Sculpt a Knockout Body

Exercise 1 Pushup-Position Alternating Dumbbell Raise<p>Start in a pushup position, legs extended and feet more than shoulder-width apart, with each hand resting on a dumbbell directly under your shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Brace your core, then raise a weight in front of you to shoulder height, keeping your hips …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

Should You Mix Walking Into Your Runs?

Run-walk is an awesome strategy for beginner runners: Not only do you get to physically slow down and regroup during the walking intervals, but by breaking the run down into small increments, longer runs can seem more manageable, says Jenny Hadfield, running coach and author of <i>Running for …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

Fitness Habits You Should Establish in Your Twenties

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s<p>Your future self will thank you<p>Of course your twenties are a time to live it up, explore your options and do what you're crazy about. But they're also a time to get into the habit of, well, practicing healthy fitness habits—because doing so will …

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Exercise 1 Split squat with overhead press<p>Grab a pair of 8- or 10-pound dumbbells. Stagger your stance into a wide step, one foot forward and one back with hips squared, and hold the weights just above your shoulders, elbows close into your sides <b>(A)</b>. Leaning forward ever so slightly, bend both your …

5 Fruits and Veggies You've Been Eating Wrong

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>If you're anything like us, you would eat a lot more beets, pomegranates, and kiwis if you could just figure out an easy way to prep them. Luckily, some of our favorite food blogs have come up with pretty ingenious ways to simplify the process. Take a look, then try …

Healthy Eating

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Exercise 1 Narrow-Stance Goblet Squat<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest, both hands cupping the dumbbell head <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your chest up and your core tight, sit your hips back and squat as low as you can <b>(B)</b>. Press through your heels to …

The Best Foundations For Your Skin Type

Flawless skin is nonnegotiable. Find the perfect formula, guaranteed to help enhance your complexion and help solve all your skin concerns.<p>Flawless skin is nonnegotiable. Find the perfect formula, guaranteed to enhance your complexion and help solve all your skin concerns. Plus, the best new …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

Workouts

10 Quick, Convenient No-Gym Workouts

Taking an hour out of your day to get to the gym is sometimes just too big of a time commitment or just sounds like too daunting of a task. We …

Exercise

Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<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 …

12 Tips to Improve Your Body’s Natural Scent, Simple Solutions to Improve Various Bodily Odors

We’d like to think that we smell like a bed of roses 24/7, but let’s face it…sometimes delicate and sweet are the farthest things from how we really …

Wellness

The 10 Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat up, get fit! Because the path to a strong, capable, toned body begins in the kitchen

Nutrition

The Base Makeup Coverage Spectrum

Unlike lipstick, which is <i>meant</i> to be seen, base makeup is supposed to be your invisible ally, masking imperfections, evening out skin tone, and creating a perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup—without anyone knowing it’s actually there. Since that’s easier said than done, we’ve created a coverage guide to help you choose which formula is right for you.<p><b>Base Option: Tinted Primer</b><p><b>Coverage Level: Barely There</b><p>Applied after moisturizer, a tinted primer glosses over fine lines, dry patches, and …

5 All-Natural Beauty Products That Work Like Magic

Here’s a major beauty myth: Natural products can’t hold up to traditional formulations in terms of performance. In reality, there are plenty of green brands that can deliver the same results—without any skin-irritating additives. Here are five must-try all-natural creations we’re crazy about:<p>1. Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel Sensitive: This peel really, really works. It uses a healing blend of organic apple, lemon, grape juices, raw cane sugar, and white willow bark to brighten and exfoliate …