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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 …

Baby Got Back: The 15-Minute Workout for a Sexy, Toned Back

Improve your posture, eliminate back pain, and build strength with this killer 15-minute back workout<p>If you're looking for an incredible upper-body workout to sculpt a strong, beautiful back, look no further. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demos four moves …

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, …

7 Ways to Balance Strength Training and Cardio

As part of my 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit journey, I’m learning all about how to fit in both my running and strength training, without sacrificing either<p>Of of all the perks of strength training, the promise of a boost in my running performance—and injury-proofing my body—was one of the most compelling …

15 Minute Workout: Sculpt a Knockout Body

The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>You may have zero desire to step inside a cage and brawl like a UFC fighter, but it couldn't hurt to train like one. These guys (women, too!) are lean, …

An Easy Way to Eat Less

Slimming down has never felt so simple<p>You've heard that when something’s out of sight, it’s out of mind—but new research suggests that putting something out of sight could help keep it out of your <i>mouth</i>, too. A study from St. Bonaventure University in New York, published in the journal <i>Appetite</i>, …

5 Ways Exercise Impacts Your Brain

Now you really have zero excuse to skip your workout<p>You know that exercise helps you stay fit and toned and can help you slim down. But that's soooo not the only reason to hit the gym—it's also hugely helpful for your psyche. We rounded up the top ways that it helps your brain, not just your</b> …

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

The Weird Thing That Lowers Your Divorce Risk

Research shows it's just as effective as couples therapy (seriously!)<p>If your idea of date night involves popcorn and a rom-com, you're doing something right. Couples who watch movies about relationships together—and then discuss them after—are half as likely to split up within three years as …

The Butt Workout That'll Lift, Tone, Tighten - and Turn Heads

Firm up your booty and tighten your abs with these ten targeted moves<p>Ready to work your booty? We've got ten moves that'll blast your buns (and work your abs while you're at it). Follow along with this workout—first do the four warmup moves, and then get down to the hard work with three killer …

Weekend Challenge: Goblet Squat

Take your squats to a whole new level<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, and</i> …

7 Workouts for a Great Rear View—No Butt Job Required!

Butt augmentations are on the rise. We much prefer these butt-sculpting workouts<p>Ever since Beyoncé (and don't forget Kelly and Michelle) first sang the praises of a bootylicious backside, women have been vying for ways to turn their pancake butts into something a little more… filling. The …

The Bad Habit 77 Percent of Women Need to Break

It’s even more destructive than biting your nails<p>When was the last time you complained about your hair or vented to a friend about a particularly huge pimple? Chances are, it wasn't too long ago. According to a recent survey by TODAY and AOL, 77 percent of adult women complained about their …

8 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

The symptoms can be subtle, so pay attention<p>You don’t hear much about potassium—but you should. It’s important for muscle strength, nerve functioning, and a healthy cardiovascular system, says Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., a Philadelphia-based nutritionist. The nutrient’s in lots of delicious foods …

5 Foods That Have More Sodium Than a Bag of Chips

You'll be shocked to discover which otherwise good-for-you foods are loaded with salt<p>Your body needs sodium—but there's no denying that most of us are getting way too much of it. According to recent stats from the American Heart Association, the average daily sodium intake in this country is 3,600 …

What REALLY Causes Stretch Marks

Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>Plus, the best science-backed ways to prevent (and even erase!) the unsightly scars<p>If you’re loading up on cocoa butter to ward off pregnancy-related stretch marks, you might want to save your money: As it turns out, …

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

Meet the cure-all for that annoying gym plateau<p>The secret to busting out of a fitness rut is doing something totally out of your comfort zone. You need a workout that’ll surprise your muscles and keep you engaged the <i>whole</i> time. The fix: an intense series of supersets and fat-burning cardio …

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back …

The 9 Best Winter Skincare Tricks

Have super hot skin—even when it's frigid out

Skin Care

4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …