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The Best Sleep Posture for You

Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position<p>Most women have trouble scoring between the sheets—scoring ample shut-eye, that is. Nearly 80 percent have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23 percent have issues almost every night, …

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The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

Get swimsuit-sexy in just six weeks!<p>Pear<p>You're a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with our pear-friendly workout plan.<p>GET YOUR WORKOUT<p>GET YOUR EATING PLAN<p>Straight<p>You're stick straight with very few curves. Add more shape to your …

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10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

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, …

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7 Ways to Keep Your Breasts Healthy

Must-know changes and early-detection methods<p>Protect Yourself<p>When it comes to young women and breast cancer, there's good news and bad news. The good: Their chances of having the disease are much lower than an older woman's. The bad: If cancer does strike, it can be more aggressive, says Debra …

Cancer

3 Ways to Ease a Muscle Cramp

Don't let cramping muscles slow you down!<p><b>Step on a cold floor.</b>Or limp to your fridge for an ice pack, says Peterson. Studies show chilly temps block pain pathways in the muscles and can reduce spasms in your thighs, calves, or feet.<p><b>If that doesn't work. . .</b><p><b>Swig some pickle juice.</b>Weird but true: A …

Exercise

4 Steps to Curing a Headache

Quick tips to send them packing<p>Head pounding? Before you reach for the pain-killers, try these three steps first. Simple solutions could save you from a world of hurt.<p><b>Step 1: Put down your smartphone.</b>A recent study found that people hold their mobiles way too close to their faces when texting or …

New York City

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, may also suppress your …

Exercise

Take It Off: Your Hair-Removal Guide

Upgrade your fuzz-busting routine with these tips for shaving, waxing, depilatories, and lasering<p>Nicks, redness, stink, sting: These side effects have always made hair removal a necessary evil—emphasis on evil. But this season, good prevails: The latest advances are making the dreaded process not …

Skin Care

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

Workouts

How to Do a Tabata Workout

Get fit in four minutes—seriously!<p>Short interval workouts <i>do</i> work, and here’s even more proof: High-intensity Tabata workouts effectively boost your cardiovascular strength, according to a recent study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE).<p><b>How it Works</b>Tabata has been around since …

Exercise

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Skinny Jeans

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

Workouts

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<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,</i> …

Cycling

5 Yoga Poses for Amazing Arms

Do these moves for arms you can’t WAIT to show off<p>Yoga helps to calm the mind and spirit, but it also creates absolutely gorgeous arms! These 5 moves from the <i>Women’s Health</i> Big Book of Yoga by Kathryn Budig will help build strength in your upper back and shoulders without adding bulk. The result: …

Yoga

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How To Do A Perfect Plank

Your guide to mastering the abs exercise.<p>Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank.<p>But even though it may not be super exciting, this simple bodyweight move is really effective—not to mention, one of the best ways …

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