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The Perfect Chicken Sandwich

<b>Avocado Chicken Club Sandwich</b><p><b>What you'll need:</b><br>3 slices whole-wheat bread, sliced thin and toasted<br>1 grilled chicken breast, cut in half<br>2 slices cooked bacon<br>1/2 avocado, thinly sliced<br>2 leafs romaine, washed and dried<p><b>How to make it:</b><br>Place one slice of bread on a plate and layer with half the avocado …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>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, letting your weighted hands hang down and raising your free leg behind you in line with your torso. For good form, keep your hipbones …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Weekend Challenge: Primal Pushup

Get your heart pumping without any workout gear!<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> …

20-Minute Power Workout: 2-in-1 Dumbbell Exercises for Faster Results

Complete this circuit three times a week on nonconsecutive days. All you need is a pair of dumbbells (try five to eight pounds) and a stability ball. Move from one exercise to the next without resting in between. When you’ve completed all eight exercises, rest for one to two minutes, slurp some …

Upper Body Workout: Sculpt Sexier Arms in 15 Minutes

Exercise 1 Plank-Up<p>Place your forearms on the floor, elbows under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your back flat, straighten your right arm and place your palm flat on the floor, directly under your shoulder, then repeat with your left arm so you're in a pushup position</b> …

Total-Body Toning Circuit

Exercise 1 Squat With One-Arm Shoulder Press<p>The off-center weight here forces your core to work harder while you get the lower-body benefits of the squat and the shoulder work of the press. Hold a 10-pound dumbbell in one hand, just over your shoulder. Squat down as low as you can, sticking your …

Workouts

Exercise Moves from the Crazy Fit Rockettes

Exercise 1 Marching Bridge<p>Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the ground hip-width apart. Keep your shoulders flat, and keep just a little bit of space between your back and the floor—no arching or tucking. <b>(A)</b> Engage your core, then slowly lift your hips, rolling up through the spine …

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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>. …

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercises

3 Exercise Moves for Stronger Knees<p>You can strengthen your knees with these simple moves<p>It seems counterintuitive, but these moves from Tim Hewett, Ph.D., director of The Ohio State University Sports Health & Performance Institute, ward off problems by strengthening muscles around the knee. Do …

HIV-Positive Gay Men Who Know Their HIV Status Are Less Likely To Engage In Risky Sex: Study

Here's a good reason to know your status.<p>HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who are aware of their HIV status are less likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors than those who aren't aware of their status, according to a new government report from the Centers for Disease Control and …

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11 Exercises That Build Muscle Without Bulk

A metabolism-boosting workout that builds strength and tones your abdominals, back, thighs, butt and arms.

Workouts

Train for Life Challenge

<b>MOUNTAIN CLIMBER</b><p>Assume a standard pushup position. In one smooth motion, bring your right knee toward the right side of your chest. Then bring your left leg forward while extending your right leg back. Avoid any lower back movement throughout the exercise. Continue alternating your knees to your …

DIY Bootcamp Workout

Save your cash and create your own killer training session with these simple but super-effective circuit ideas<p>1. Jump Rope: Basic<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Jump rope as …

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Seven Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Married

This month, my husband and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary. A dozen years is both a long and a short time to be married, depending on …

7 Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Your Relationship

I have felt unworthy of love for a lot of my life. A common question that replayed in my head during my high school years was: “<i>Why would anyone be</i> …

Self-help

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Most couples develop some bad habits over time that can wreak havoc on the relationship. Here are 10 things every couple needs to stop doing before …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Health

Creative Ways to Use Dumbbells

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells<p>Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try …

Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back<p>Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be …

Women's Health

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

7 Boxing-Inspired Moves That Torch Calories

Exercise 1 Speed Jump Rope<p>This ain't no playground pastime. Up the tempo by taking tiny hops on the balls of your feet, and holding your wrists fairly still so the rope swing originates from your shoulders <b>(A and B)</b>. Go for 90 seconds. Bonus challenge: Add 5 seconds for every time you get caught in …

Workouts

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 …

Yoga

Jessica Alba's Healthy Halloween Smoothie Recipe

<b>Strawberries</b><br>These babies are crazy-high in fiber, which helps you stay fuller longer. Translation: You may not be as tempted to dive into your candy jar that’s, ahem, reserved for trick or treaters.<p><b>Raspberries</b><br>Studies suggest that raspberries may boost your metabolism—score!<p><b>Greek Yogurt</b><br>It’s all …

5 Different Lunges to Try

5 New Lunges to Try, STAT!<p>Your basic lunges aren’t cutting it anymore<p>Just like you shouldn't eat the same foods at every meal, you shouldn't do the same old lunges every time you work out. Sure, they're convenient and easy, but so is fast food—and you know that doesn't do your body any favors. So …

Health