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Maria Menounos’s Favorite Smoothies | Women's Health

5 raw almonds 1 red apple, unpeeled 1 small banana, frozen and chopped 3/4 cup (6 ounces) nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste<p>In blender or food processor, grind almonds until fine. Add remaining ingredients; blend to desired consistency.<p><b>Makes 1</b> …

Print It: Get Sexy Abs

The toned abs you've always wanted are only 7 moves away<p>You've been obsessing over sexy abs for almost two decades. That ends now. We've tried and tweaked the best fitness workouts out there to create a foolproof plan to kick those elusive buggers (your abs) out of hiding. Finally.<p>The best part? …

Running for Beginners: Proper Running Form

<b>In Midair</b> ›Don't swing your hips from side to side. (You're running, not salsa dancing!) ›Swing your arms straight back and forth; don't cross your body's central line. ›Keep your shoulders back and relaxed. ›Think of bending your knees and flexing your ankles to form 90-degree angles.<p><b>Back on the</b> …

Exercise Routines: The Ideal Amount to Exercise

That’s because the total amount, type, and intensity of activity all have a much greater affect on your body than frequency, says study author Ian Janssen, PhD, associate professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University in Canada.<p>So does this mean you can just work …

Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

Workouts

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p>Chris Shipman<p>These no-gym-required fat burners—paired in supersets (two moves done back-to-back without resting in between)—will get you into killer condition fast.<p><b>What to Expect</b> You'll do this total-body routine on three …

Become a Morning Workout Person | Women's Health

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The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …

Taste Better

Even though each participant tried the same food repeatedly with different utensils, they said that the yogurt or cheese tasted different every time. When eaten with a lighter spoon, yogurt tasted denser and seemed more expensive, for example. Smaller spoons, meanwhile, tended to make the yogurt …

DIY Projects for Your Home

<b>Painted floral tablecloth at Oh Happy Day</b> Make this fun, colorful tablecloth (all you need is a large piece of fabric, paint brushes, and bright fabric paint), and you may just feel inspired to plan an entire party around it—it’s <i>that</i> pretty! <i>Get the instructions to make it.</i><p><b>DIY striped nightstand at</b> …

Drop Two Sizes with this New Workout Plan

Exercise 1 Squat Thrust<p>Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Squat down to the floor and place your hands in front of your feet <b>(a)</b>. Jump your legs back into a pushup position <b>(b)</b>, then quickly reverse the movement and stand to return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise 2 Prisoner …

Prevent Memory Loss from Aging

What they found: The people who challenged their minds most frequently had a slower rate of mental decline and a higher level of cognitive functioning when they died. What’s more, keeping mentally busy seemed to counteract the typical decline associated with existing brain conditions such as Lewy …

Better Sex: 3 Tips to Improve Your Sex Life

“This definitely goes against the grain and contradicts what we thought we knew,” says Patti Britton, PhD, cofounder of SexCoachU.com and host of the DVD <i>The Great Sex Getaway</i>. Of course, you can't go into autopilot whenever you hop into bed and still expect to keep things interesting between the …

Work Out at Home

Exercise 1 Forward Lunge<p><b>Superset One</b><br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That's one …

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The Best Dress Shorts for Your Body Type

The Best Shorts for Your Body Shape<p>When cutoffs won't cut it, we've got the fix: cute shorts that are polished enough for work, brunch, you name it<p>Aaron Richter<p>Flirty Flat-Front<p>No major curves? No problem. These dress shorts are sexy on a straight-ish lower half.<p><b>RACHEL Rache Roy shorts</b>, $79 …

Boxing Workout: Hit Like a Girl

Exercise 1 Round 1<p><b>Power Punch</b><p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, one slightly in front of the other, knees slightly bent. Bring your fists up, one slightly in front of the other, palms facing each other and elbows close to your body. (This is boxing stance.) Punch your back fist straight in front …

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How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

Marathons

How Can I Turn My Walk Commute into a Run Commute?

I walk 3.5 miles to and from work but want to start running.<p><i>Dear Susan,</i><p><i>I'm a 26-year-old female and I made the decision to sell my car two years ago, I have been walking the 3.5-mile round trip to work everyday, taking the train in between. My question how can I go from walking to running? Like</i> …

Marathons

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

Yoga

Edmonton Wedding from Mango Studios + Bella Figura

From the stunning bride... <i>We originally had a destination wedding in Singapore. We decided on Singapore since my husband is originally from Sri</i> …

Celebrity Sex: 7 Stars Who Said Sex Is The Key To A Good Marriage

We don't always (OK, almost never...) turn to celebrities for marriage advice. But when it comes from some of Hollywood's strongest and most long-lasting couples, we listen because hey, clearly they're doing something right.<p>And what's the key to these happy Tinseltown marriages? Sex! Click through …

10 Thoughtful Ideas That Will Make Guests Love Your Wedding

If you're having a wedding this summer, chances are your wedding isn't the only one your guests will be attending. According to a recent study, about 69 million Americans will be attending <i>more than one</i> wedding this summer. That's a lot of people going to a lot of weddings! While your guests will …

Weddings

Early Bird Gets the Burn

<b>Get up and go.</b> Literally. "If you work out be­fore your day distracts you, your chances of exercising regularly go way up," says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. And AM sweating can make you sharper all day: "Exercise enhances the secretion of …

Workplace Stretching Eases Anxiety

Mental and physical benefits from just 10 minutes a day.<p>Feeling stressed at work? There are many things that could make you less so, but among those you can control, consider a short, daily workplace stretching program. Such a program can significantly reduce anxiety and increase feelings of …

Mental Health

The Better Sex Workout

Exercise 1 INVERTED TABLE RAISE<p>Sit on the floor with your legs extended hip-width apart, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and hands on the floor behind you, fingers pointing toward your butt. Raise your hips and butt and straighten your arms so your torso and thighs are parallel to the floor, …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<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 …

Women's Health

The 30-Day Bikini Body Meal Plan<p>Eat healthy, slim down, and prep for a tropical beach getaway with 30 days of delicious and healthy weight loss meal plans<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Even if you have little time to cook, a buzzing social life, or a weakness for ice cream, this weight loss meal plan can help you …