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How My Friends Helped Me Start My Business | Women's Health

It was during this all girl’s weekend away that my gratefulness for this support group inspired me to share something that had been on my mind for years. I told the girls that I wanted to start an all-female workout crew. I wanted to show women what we already knew—that working out and feeling good …

7 Reasons To Try High-Intensity Interval Training

Trying to get fit fast? Here's why you should HIIT it up.<p>Just so you know: While Women's Health editors independently select all products we feature, product links may be from affiliate partners. That means if you buy something, Women's Health gets a portion of the proceeds.<p>If you're already a fan …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

6 Ways to Get a Flat Belly for Pool Day

<b>Stay away from cruciferous veggies:</b> You probably know that salt-ridden foods and carbonated drinks can puff you up. But vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale can also leave you with serious belly bloat because they’re so high in fiber. That doesn't mean you should avoid …

25 Most Beautiful Cities in America

Sure, the U.S. is home to spacious skies and shining seas, but it also boasts some of the world's most gorgeous cities. From New England to the …

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5 Minutes to Tight, Toned Abs

Are you ready? Get set go:<p>Here are the five moves:<br>1. Braced Squat<br>2. Alternating Dumbbell Press<br>3. Single Leg Row<br>4. Dumbbell Carry<br>5. Reverse Lunge with Raise<p>Are you obsessed yet? If so, there are definitely more videos where that one came from! Click here to check out our workout video collection. …

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

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3 Moves That Work Your Core AND Arms

Make multitasking your middle name with these two-for-one strength builders<p>Even if the polar vortex is still in full swing where you live, you'll be trading in puffy coats for tank tops before you know it. Luckily, you don't have to log tons of time at the gym to tone your core and your arms—just …

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7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>Image Source/Thinkstock<p>1. Eat Dessert<p>Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of high-quality chocolate.<p>Burke/Triolo Productions/Brand X …

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 …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<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 …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

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 …

Does Your Grip on Free Weights Really Matter?

<b>The answer:</b> Not really—unless you want to tone specific muscles or you’re bouncing back from an injury. See, your grip on weights (whether overhand, underhand, or neutral) can work certain muscles and take pressure off injured ones, says Nelson.<p>Take the bent-over row for example, which targets your …

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 <i>Women's Health Big Book of Exercises</i>. …

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Healthy Breasts: Your Boobs Age Faster Than You Do

Your Boobs Age Faster Than You Do—How to Deal<p>If your girls could talk, they’d tell you that they could use a little more TLC<p>Wondering why your set isn’t quite as perky as it used to be? It turns out that breast tissue ages faster than the rest of your body, according to a new study published in the …

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

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Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

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 …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …

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.

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3. Warrior III<p>Begin in Crescent pose with your legs in a lunge and your hands overhead. Join your palms together in front of your heart and lean forward over your front thigh. Keep gazing forward and lift your back leg off the floor until it is parallel to the floor. Extend your upper chest and …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Athletic Supporter: Functional and Fun Women's Sports Bras

<b>Low impact</b><br>Our tester, a yogini, designated the <b>Patagonia Active Mesh bra</b> her "go-to choice for low-impact activities." Pretty floral graphics in front and supportive straps that contour to a slimming V in back guarantee unobstructed movement.<p>XSXL, $35, patagonia.com

20 Fittest Female Celebs

If their gravity-defying backsides don't impress you, their rock-hard abs certainly will. Check out the women whose bodies inspire us—plus, the tips and tricks that will get you ready for your own close up

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Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …