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Not All Calories are Created Equal

Some calories weigh more than others and can stall weight loss<p>If you’ve been trying to lose some weight in the off-season, you’ve probably heard this rule: It’s just a matter of calories in, calories out. That is, simply burn more calories than you consume, and the pounds will melt off. Right? …

How To Survive a Long-Haul Flight Effortlessly

I think it's safe to say that no one enjoys long-haul flights. No one. But here's how to safely survive a couple of days trapped in an aluminum canister with your sanity intact.<p>Some flights pass by in the blink of an eye; some drag on forever. The good news is that some flights are better than …

16 Simple Tweaks To Help You Lose Weight

Have you ever thought that little adjustments can make your life healthier and happier? By following some easy tweaks you can lose excess weight and …

Bionic Runner adds wheels to your next marathon

The Bionic Runner is a bicycle for the runners among us, offering an impact-free way to go on long runs without sacrificing the nature of running …

Marathons

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Congrats—you're one week into the 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge! How are you feeling? You should already sense a little bit of a transformation as your body starts shaping up and your muscles begin toning up. Onwards and upwards with week two! Scroll down for how-tos for all of the exercises, and …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

5 Factors That Can Make His Penis Work Better

And none of them come in a pill bottle.<p>Erectile dysfunction isn't <i>only</i> treated with a little blue pill. In fact, there are several modifiable factors—like weight, alcohol intake, and physical activity—that can help improve erectile function, too, according to a new study in the <i>Journal of Sexual</i> …

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

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

<i>(works abs, especially the rectus abdominis)</i><p>Sitting on the floor, prop yourself up on forearms, pull belly button toward spine, and extend legs at a 45-degree angle. Scissor legs (right over left, then left over right, as shown) as you slowly lower them toward the floor. Continue lifting and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

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 fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade

7 Trainers Share Their BEST Strength-Training Tips

Use their secrets to sculpt and strengthen to the max.

Five Do-It-Yourself Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

<i>The right kind of self treatment can help you knock out Plantar Fasciitis, a common and annoying injury.</i><p>Experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in …

5 Moves to Lose Love Handles

15 No-Crunch Ab Exercises to Tighten Your Core<p>7 Moves for Rock Hard Abs<p>Ditch The Pooch! 15 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat & Tighten Your Tummy<p>Top …

Workouts

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

Travel 101: Flight Attendant Secrets

Over the years, Budget Travel editors have spoken to plenty of chatty flight attendants—on condition of anonymity—to deliver the 411 on how to enjoy …

Travel

4 Big Weight-Lifting Mistakes (and How to Fix Them!)

Your weight-room errors could be hindering your results. An expert explains how to get on muscle-toning track.<p>Raise your dumbbell if you've ever had a question about free weights.<p>Lifting weights can help you drop pounds, lower blood pressure, and improve bone density. But—as you know if your …

8 Gluten-Free Tweaks for Your Favorite Foods

You may not be eating gluten, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all of the dishes you love

Two Minutes to Pretty Hair

If you have time to brush your teeth, you can do this little stylist trick. (Good on any hair: short, long, curly, straight—whatever!)<p>Just twist and pin up one side. "It's hot now!" says Nicholas Penna Jr., owner of Salon Capri in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts. His tips:

Singer Tori Kelly Shares Her Secrets to Curly-Hair Perfection

Tori Kelly's been a busy girl the past few months. She released her dreamy EP, <i>Foreword</i>, opened for Ed Sheeran, and somehow managed to avoid a bad hair day while juggling it all. She stopped by our office to talk all about her booming music career (I'm personally addicted to the Taylor Swift cover …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

The Swimsuit-to-Skinny Jeans Workout

This quick high-intensity cardio and strength routine will torch fat and tone your trouble zones for a body you can flaunt in a swimsuit or skinny …

Butt and Thigh Exercises from Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert</i> …

Halle Berry

20 Easy, Microwave-Only Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

Rock Your Core and Tone Your Abs With This Bodyweight Workout

Wake up your core and kick your abs into high gear with this circuit workout. It should take you around 20 minutes, and the best part is you won't …

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Sculpt a Better Butt

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.<p>Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings are hard at work. Problem is, like most Americans, you're probably spending …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?