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The 21 Day Shred: Full Body Workout Demo

At the start of August we launched our <i>21 Day Shred</i> program with our digital director Mike Simone. The program includes workout routines for the full …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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#theLIST: Holiday Hair

From straight and sleek to intricate braids and sky high topknots, some celebs just know how to do party hair<p>From straight and sleek to intricate braids and sky high topknots, some celebs just know how to do party hair

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10 Islands for a Perfect Trip to Thailand

After Bangkok edged out London as 2013's most-visited city, Thailand has finally gained global recognition for what seasoned travelers have known all along: it's one of the most magical and affordable destinations on Earth. While the mountains, temples, and incomparable markets of the mainland …

Your Diet Is Going to Fail

There is a terrific commentary in this week’s <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> (JAMA) that calls for an end to the diet debate. The idea is that while the research community, public, and various members of the weight-loss industrial complex argue about all sorts of diet schemes, the …

15 Ways to Debloat ASAP

Simple tricks that help you feel less puffy and flatten your belly fast<p>Simple tricks that help you feel less puffy and flatten your belly fast<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i> Slimming down for summer takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch. <b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Weekend Challenge: Hanging Leg Raise

This exercise targets the hard-to-work muscles in your hip flexors and your external obliques<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</i> …

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

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 …

7 Workouts For Hot Arms

Ready to give everyone arm envy?<p>It’s not like anyone ever <i>liked</i> having arm jiggle, but lately, the dreaded “bingo arm” has become public enemy No. 1: Since 2000, there’s been a <i>major</i> uptick—4,378 percent—in the number of upper arm lift procedures done in the U.S, according to new statistics from the …

The Best New Exercises for Women

Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<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 results, you need to regularly challenge …

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, …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

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Fire Up Fat Burning

This routine boosts metabolism, slims you down and sculpts lean muscle. Not bad for 30 minutes of your time<p>Ketchup or mustard? Flats or heels? <i>The X Factor</i> or <i>The Voice</i>? That eternal fitness face-off—cardio or strength training—is just as perplexing. Cardio is a known calorie crusher, but strength …

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

Boxing Workout: Hit Like a Girl

A do-anywhere boxing routine with high-intensity moves that sculpt muscles<p>Over the past few years, chicks have been pouring into boxing gyms and boxing-based fitness classes in record numbers, hooked on the one-two punch of high-intensity cardio and muscle-sculpting moves. (Cardio kickboxing …

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p><b>What to Expect</b><p>read through the workout online<b>download a printable version</b>

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

The 14 Best Kettlebell Exercises For A Total-Body Transformation

These will get you strong AF.<p>If you've eyed a cast-iron kettlebell at your gym and couldn't imagine a use for it beyond doorstop, keep reading.<p>First things first: The kettlebell is that ball-shaped weight with a U-shaped handle. “That design means the center of gravity isn’t in the middle of the …

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4 Workout Machines You Should Stop Using... and the Bodyweight Exercises You Should Do Instead

Four workout machines that can be replaced by easy and effective bodyweight exercises<p>You spend a lot of time sitting each day—at work, in the car, on the couch. But in the weight room? That's the last place you should be parking your butt!<p>Still, many women hop from one exercise machine to the next. …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

4 Running Motivation Tricks

Sometimes, the hardest thing about running is actually motivating yourself to get out and hit the road. Here's how<p>Sure, your legs and lungs burn, but running is just as taxing on your brain. From making the decision to lace up to fighting through each mile, "the process of running is …

Countdown to Bikini Ready: Top 5 Workouts to Get that Beach Bod

Photo 4/6<p>Kettlebells<p>Kettlebell exercises are more efficient than regular dumbbells -- because of their shape, the weight isn't balanced evenly and …

6 Strength Training Moves You Can Do with a Park Bench

We all have excuses to avoid strength training, and ours typically go something like this:<p><b>1.</b> "I barely have time to squeeze in a run in the park; I …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Weekend Challenge: Lateral Dumbbell Stepup

This exercise forces you to push your hips forward, challenging your glutes and hamstrings<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.</i> …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …