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10 Women Share the Best Love Advice Their Moms Ever Gave

Get ready to laugh and cry.<p>Raise your hand if you've ever had an awkward sex talk with your mom. OK, so yes: Moms frequently dish out very embarrassing advice in this department—but they also dole out some seriously sparkly gems about love and romance. So we asked <i>Women's Health</i> editors, …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

Be Your Own Personal Trainer: 4 Ways to Strength Train On Your Own

<b>Make Very Specific Plans</b><br>Because I had registered for ETC, I felt accountable and didn't miss a single session. I didn't have to wake up and make a split-second decision as to whether I should sleep in or go for a run or hit the gym or ride my bike—I had a <i>plan</i>. That's the key, says Weiss. Her …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

8 Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

<b>Prevent Sweat Stains and Body Odor</b><br>Mix baking soda with a little bit of water to turn it into a moist paste, then apply it under your arms for an all-natural deodorant.<p><b>Clarify Your Hair</b><br>Every now and then, hair needs some relief from product buildup. Add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo, …

Skin Care

Back Pain: Must Do Moves for Lower Back Pain

With office workers sitting on the average of six hours a day, it's no wonder that back pain is the most common cause of disability. Simple strengthening and stretching exercises can help reduce back pain occurrences and prevent future incidents.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Exercises To Prevent Back Pain<p>Try these …

Pain

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 …

The 8 Best Foods to Eat While You're Sick

It's important to stick to your regular eating schedule when you're sick. Why? Consuming fewer calories than normal can restrict your body's ability to heal. In fact, studies suggest that reducing your calorie intake when you're sick worsens symptoms and extends recovery time.<p>While a nasty cold or …

10 Protein-Packed Lunches to Help You Burn More Calories | Women's Health

Pack a serving of these light-and-easy Paleo stuffed peppers for lunch. You can dice the peppers and serve them atop a bed of greens for a nutrient-packed meal that will keep you energized throughout the day. <i><br>Per serving: 32 grams of protein and 285 calories</i><p><b>Vegan Spiced Lentils and Quinoa</b><p>This …

Text Messages from a Guy (and What to Reply)

Staring at your phone and not sure what to think or much less reply? Our dating expert takes six real life text messages his lady friends have recently received, deciphers them, and then offers you a great response.<p><b>TEXT: "Can't come over tonight. I have an early meeting."</b><p>Straight off the bat I'm …

Relationships

The Perils of Sober Dating

Is it possible to navigate the dating minefields without a single drop of alcohol? One brave writer finds out.<p>It seemed like only yesterday: I was on a blind date with a friend-of-a-friend. She'd described him as "cute, successful, the total package." He was all that and chivalrous, too, rising …

Relationships

8 Signs Your Date Is Totally Into You

Decoding the communication cues that say it all.<p>The follow-up after a first date is rarely as simple as: "I like you, I had fun, let's get together again." There are layers of meaning in texts to unpack, not to mention timing: who reaches out first and how quickly does the other person respond? It …

How to Really Be Happy

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Do you tell yourself that if only this or that in your life would change all would be well and you could finally be happy?<p>But what if happiness weren't something that had to be pursued? What if it were innate? Indistinguishable from who you are? How would this …

Happiness

Overhead Dumbbell Squat

Weekend Challenge: Overhead Dumbbell Squat<p>You can <i>definitely</i> handle this move<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</i> …

How to Get Yourself Back

One day I was out for a smoothie date with a friend. She's a mom to two young boys, and the youngest wasn't in school yet, which meant she had to be in mom mode all day long. This particular friend was very passionate about many things, loved life and adventure, and enjoyed getting out for some …

Positive Thinking

Fitwall Workout Videos

<b>Loaded Beast Step</b><br>10 reps on each side<br>Begin on the balls of your feet with your knees bent, hips lifted over your heels and arms straight in front of you with palms on the ground (called "loaded beast" position). Use your arms to pull your body forward into a lunge position replacing your left hand …

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

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