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Black and Red Lentil Chili

This is probably the fastest chili I’ve ever made without using canned beans. The secret is black beluga lentils, which cook quickly and keep their …

Holy Moly Spicy Chipotle Dressing

<i>Spicy hot and full of flavor, this creamy, vegan chipotle dressing is surprisingly low in fat and calories and is oil-free, nut-free and …

Spicy Baba Ganoush Pita Pizza

Laziness and lack of planning. If anyone ever asks me the source of my “culinary creativity,” I will have to admit that I owe it all to the fact that …

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

<b>Makes 4 servings</b> <i><br>Per serving: 410 cal, 10 g fat (3 g sat), 49 g carbs, 610 mg sodium, 13 g fiber, 33 g protein</i><p><b>Use a Pasta Impostor</b><br>Vitamin- and antioxidant-packed zucchini ribbons sub for half of the fettuccine, giving you all of the volume (and even more flavor) without the carb bomb.<p><b>Elevate Your …

Meals That Make You Feel Amazing

Meals like the ones that follow are their own reward—you will enjoy life more because of the way you feel! And, as a bonus, they contain ingredients that have been shown to improve your outlook and health. It worked for me. I hope it works for you, too.<p><b>Kale and Mushroom Wrap</b><br>Cranberries add just the …

Lose Weight and Drink this Holiday Season

11 Skinny Holiday Cocktails<p>Enjoy a drink <i>and</i> maintain a healthy weight with these figure-friendly options<p>What better way to celebrate—and survive—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s than with yummy festive drinks. Whether you’re toasting to mom’s turkey or ringing in 2014, these skinny cocktails …

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Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

5 Easy Soup Recipes You Haven’t Tried

5 Easy Soup Recipes for Blustery Fall Days<p>They taste SO much better than the canned stuff—and barely take any more effort<p>Eating soup can help you slim down, according to research. But chicken noodle? Been there and done that <i>way</i> too many times. So grab a spoon and try something new. You can make any …

Healthy Cookie Recipes

7 Warm, Gooey (But Still Healthy!) Cookie Recipes<p>These cookies are so tasty, no one will guess that they're also better for you<p>When your next cookie craving strikes, whip up one of these more nutritious (but still oh-so-delicious) recipes.<p>Mitch Mandel<p>Chips Oh Boy! Cookies<p>Vitamin E-rich walnuts make …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Healthy Drinks: Doesn't Get Any Better Or Tastier Than These Smoothies

Healthy Smoothie Recipes<p>Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch<p>Jonathan Kantor<p>Instructions for all recipes: Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.<p>Assemble the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen …

The Best Way to Get a Flat Stomach

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 stomach. Read on for the ultimate guide to getting flat abs.<p><b>1. Know the Formula</b> Getting flat abs isn't about starving yourself …

Superfood Death Match: What Will Be The Next Breakaway Health Food?

Has the Kale Kraze reached its backlash stage yet?<p>While many people are still very excited about the health-promoting, brain-boosting, do-no-wrong green, it certainly isn't the only superfood at the table.<p>What makes a superfood? It has to be nutrient dense, calorie light and offer more than one …

How to Set up a Complete Exercise Program

If you're a new exerciser or you're trying to get back to exercise, knowing where to start is a challenge. The right workout schedule will depend on …

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Women's Health

Tom Schirmacher<p>TARRAH SPEER LEE<p><b>FITNESS MANTRA</b> <i><br>"The result is so much greater than the pain I you face now."</i><p>Some of life's aha moments are subtle. Tarrah's was not. Obese since she was in the second grade, Tarrah, now 31, received a cruel wake-up call at age 25: Her father had a fatal heart attack. …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Snickers Recipes (PHOTOS)

We know that the first thing most people want to do when they find themselves with a Snickers in their hand is eat it. Like, stat. But if you can find it in yourself to issue a little self-restraint, and save that Snickers for baking with, you'll be doubly rewarded. Snickers recipes mean that you …

Running for Beginners: Proper Running Form

<b>In Midair</b> ›Don't swing your hips from side to side. (You're running, not salsa dancing!) ›Swing your arms straight back and forth; don't cross your body's central line. ›Keep your shoulders back and relaxed. ›Think of bending your knees and flexing your ankles to form 90-degree angles.<p><b>Back on the</b> …

Women's Health

<i>"Flowing waves are effortlessly sexy, and the twists make the look more playful."</i> —Miok, New York City hairstylist<p><b>Step-by-Step</b><br>Work a golf ball–size amount of wave-enhancing foam through damp hair, then blow-dry upside down for volume (try <b>Sally Hershberger Style Primer for Wavy Hair</b>, $12.50, …

It's National Cheesecake Day! 5 Healthier Recipes to Celebrate

Dear cheesecake: You are so creamy, so dreamy, so cool and lovely...it's no wonder we have a national day dedicated to you. (Hey, that's today!)<p>But a slice of the usual variety can run as high as 710 calories and 29 grams of fat (<i>all</i> of them saturated), so rounding up a few healthier ideas is …

Essential Makeup and Beauty Products

8 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own<p>To put your best face forward, all you really need are these essential items—plus a few genius tips courtesy of Women's Health beauty editor Jill Percia<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Bold Lip Color<p>A vibrant pout provides a pop of color—no matter what makeup products you …

56 Healthy Ways to Eat More Blueberries

Blueberries may be small, but they pack a lot of nutritional punch into one little bite. While a cup of the little blues is only 84 calories, you’ll …

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 …

Early Bird Gets the Burn

<b>Get up and go.</b> Literally. "If you work out be­fore your day distracts you, your chances of exercising regularly go way up," says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. And AM sweating can make you sharper all day: "Exercise enhances the secretion of …

How to Increase Metabolism: The Fastest Way to Lose Weight

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long<p>Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, …

Maria Menounos’s Favorite Smoothies | Women's Health

5 raw almonds 1 red apple, unpeeled 1 small banana, frozen and chopped 3/4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste<p>In blender or food processor, grind almonds until fine. Add remaining ingredients; blend to desired consistency.<p><b>Makes 1</b> …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …