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This 15-Minute Workout Routine Will Wake Up Your Body—Stat

It's the best thing you can do after a long day of traveling.<p>A do-anywhere routine that gently "wakes up" your body after hours of sitting in cramped quarters (plane, train, or automobile)? We'll take it!<p>This set of exercises created by certified strength and conditioning specialist Frank Baptiste, …

Workouts

This Calorie-Torching Move Will Tone Your Butt And Legs Like Crazy

What more could you ask for?<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Squat jump</b>: This move is the ultimate two for one. A cardio/strength-training combo, squat jacks burn major calories …

Exercise

This Easy 10-Minute Workout Will Blast Away Your Love Handles

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Let’s be honest … there’s not a whole lot to love about love …

​The Total-Body Workout You Can Do In 10 Minutes

​ You can do this versatile workout at the gym or at home.<p>Meet your body fat’s new worst enemy: the best total-body workout you can squeeze into your day in just 10 minutes. You can do this versatile workout in the gym or at home, as long as you've got weights. <i>(Learn how bone broth can help you</i> …

Workouts

This One Move Works Your Butt, Legs, AND Abs At The Same Time

And you can do it lying down.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Stability ball leg curl</b>: This move is basically a hip raise—but 1,000 times harder. Adding the stability ball to the …

Women's Health

Home Decoration: 7 tips for the most stunning home!

If you are an artistic person and enjoy beautifying your surroundings, you have probably done your best to ensure that there is something special in …

Home Decorating

'I Lost 72 Pounds By Making These Very Small Changes To My Diet'

Layne Coffe knew deprivation wouldn't work for her.<p><b>BEFORE:</b> 237<p><b>AFTER:</b> 165<p>When I was young, my mom was really sick and eventually became paralyzed. Some of my earliest memories of her are in a wheelchair. Despite those hard times, food was always there for me, and I found comfort in it.<p>Growing up, I …

Fitness

This One Move Works Your Abs From Every Angle

Yes, especially those hard-to-reach lower abs.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Stability ball knee tuck</b>: This move is a bit of a balancing act, but the benefits are well worth it. …

Women's Health

Follow These 9 Simple Steps To Set Yourself Up For Weight-Loss Success

Do these before you even think about starting a diet.<p>You might think that the most important part of weight loss comes when you're in the thick of eating healthy and working out on the regular. But you would be wrong. The key, friends, is preparation.<p>“Preparation is a critical factor in one’s …

Fitness

​This Is The Exact Eating And Exercise Plan That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds

​Andrea Barlow went from feeling hopeless to completely overhauling her health.<p><b>Before:</b> 375<p><b>After:</b> 158<p>Before starting this journey, I battled weight issues my entire life. I tried to establish healthier habits through programs like Weight Watchers, but had no luck. Things worsened when I became …

Fitness

This Plank Variation Works Your Six-Pack Muscles And Side Abs At The Same Time

Get a tighter core with just one move.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral plank foot tap</b>: A traditional plank works your abs like crazy, but doesn't show your obliques much …

Workouts

This Abs Drill Will Give You A Stronger, Tighter Core

Make it harder or easier, depending on what you're looking for.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Inchworm</b>: This move is great for building stability in your core. For an added …

Women's Health

9 Simple Plank Variations That Will Give You Serious Results

Your abs will be toned like never before.<p>Keeping your core in top shape will do more than just give you a six-pack (though that is certainly a bonus!). Your core muscles hold up your spine, which holds up, well, everything else. And holding a plank (no matter how long) can be one of the best ways …

Workouts

​The Best Diet for Losing Fat and Building Muscle

It's been a go-to for athletes for years.<p>If the latest avocado craze has taught us anything, it’s that people are finally accepting that fat is not the enemy. Researchers have known the benefits of fat consumption for years: Eat the good kind, and your body can shed extra pudge since it won’t need …

Nutrition

3 Lower Abs Exercises You Can Do In Front Of Your TV

You can watch the entire Master of None series and still get a set of rock-solid abs.<p>Having to pick between watching another Netflix episode or getting off the couch and heading to the gym is the ultimate struggle. But what if you didn’t have to choose? What if we told you that you could find out …

Workouts

​This Barry's Bootcamp Workout Will Work Your Core Like None Other

There's a reason people swear by the fitness studio's intense workouts.<p>Super-shredded abs are a bonus of having a strong core, sure, but the real benefit comes from the added stability you get through your entire body. Kara Faulk, an instructor at Barry's Bootcamp, a fitness studio known for its …

Workouts

​This 30-Minute Workout Hurts So Good

​Do it once or twice a week for #gains.<p>You might complain when your body is can’t-get-off-the-toilet sore, but deep down, you know you love it. That's 'cause that hurts-so-good feeling is evidence that you’ve successfully initiated change on a muscular level, as your torn up muscle fibers work hard …

Workouts

What To Do If You Want To Lose Weight—But Just Can’t Motivate Yourself To Get Started

The struggle is real—but you can overcome it.<p>You know you want to shed pounds and you're pretty clear on the changes you need to make to reach that magic number on the scale. But you also know that getting—and staying—on track can be super-daunting, especially if you're running low in the …

Fitness

Skip The Treadmill And Try These 20 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves Instead

You can literally do these moves anywhere.<p>Sometimes squeezing in your cardio workouts can feel like a drag—especially when you're stuck on a rotation that takes you from the treadmill to the bike to the elliptical and back again.<p>That's why we asked <i>Women's Health's</i> Next Fitness Star Selena Watkins …

Exercise

6 Things You Need to Know If You're Trying To Nix Arm Fat

Tighten those triceps.<p>Let's be real, your arms are perfect just the way they are. But if you find yourself stressing about wearing certain tops or how to pose your arms for pictures, we totally get where you're coming from. Actually, so do tons of other women who are genetically predisposed to …

Fitness

This Super Simple Plank Variation Will Get You Rock-Solid Arms And Abs

Walk it out.<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Lateral plank walk</b>: Take a walk on the wild side...well, as wild as a plank can get. This move intensely engages your core like a …

Workouts

How Sleep Restriction Therapy Can Help You Deal with Insomnia

If you’ve dealt with insomnia, you probably know that therapy can be more beneficial in the long run than medication. One such option is sleep …

Sleep

3-Ingredient Snacks For Under 150 Calories

When you need to grab an easy snack, check out one of these recipes that are made with three ingredients or less! Craving something sweet? Whip up these popsicle-like yogurt- and chia-seed-covered frozen grapes. Each 10-grape serving is just 52 calories. Keep reading for more simple snack …

11 Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who Lost Over 100 Pounds

Are you starting a weight-loss journey? We got some major tips from women who lost major weight — each of these 11 inspiring ladies lost over 100 pounds. Their secret? Well, there are a few. There's no magic formula to weight loss, but these overarching ideas and tactics can help you no matter what …

Work Your Entire Body With This Printable 20-Minute Bodyweight Burner

You can work your entire body in 20 minutes with this workout. And bonus: you don't need any equipment, either. The moves are all bodyweight exercises, so you can do this workout anywhere.<p>Get a printable version of this workout here. Need a little extra motivation? Follow along with a video version …

Fitness

This Homemade Drain Cleaner Will Banish Clogs For Good

If your drain isn't flowing as easily as it should, then it's probably a bit clogged. Instead of paying big bucks for chemical-filled concoctions, try fixing the problem yourself with a homemade drain cleaner. It costs basically nothing to make and can be used weekly to help prevent buildup. Safe …

Cleaning

This Challenging Stair Workout Is Guaranteed to Work Your Entire Body

If you have a set of stairs and a pair of dumbbells, you can get in a solid heart-pumping, butt-kicking, arm-toning workout — and in just 13 minutes! You can spare that in your day, right?<p><b>Directions:</b> Grab a pair of 3- to 10-pound dumbbells, or two sets so you can use lighter or heavier weights …

11 Cardio Workouts Guaranteed to Leave You Soaked in Sweat

Think a gym membership is the key to getting fit? Think again. Sure, a gym has fancy equipment, but nothing beats what your own body can do. And, sometimes, it's just easier to work out in the privacy of your home. If you're looking to up your calorie burn with some serious cardio, try one of these …

Exercise

13 Best Dumbbell Exercises For Strong, Chiseled Arms

When you want to isolate specific muscle groups in the arms, using dumbbells is truly effective — get ready to feel the burn! Depending on your strength, grab at least two size weights ranging from five to 15 pounds so you can switch up the appropriate size dumbbells for each move.

Want to Lose Weight? Keep These 10 Foods in Your Fridge

If you want to be healthier and lose weight, a fridge makeover may be just what you need. Keeping powerful perishables on hand will help you make a smart choice when you're tired, busy, or just craving junk. Stock up on these 10 foods and watch the pounds melt away.

Nutrition