Darlaine Shropshire

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4 Exercises for Looking HOT in Your Holiday Party Dress

<b>1. Sleeveless Dress</b><br>Tone toast-worthy arms by practicing <b>dumbbell alternating shoulder presses with twists:</b><p>Grab a pair of dumbbells and hold them just outside your shoulders with your palms facing each other <b>(A)</b>. Rotate your torso to the right, pivot your left foot, and press the dumbbell in your left …

Ask the Celebrity Trainer: Fastest Way to Lose 10 Lbs

Follow this 30-day plan to drop a dress size (or more) in 30 days<p><b>Q:</b> When it comes to my workout routine, what's the fastest way to lose 10 pounds? <b><br>A:</b> …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

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Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back<p>Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be …

5 Yoga Poses For Gratitude

<i>By Kristen Domonell for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>'Tis the season to give thanks. We're used to expressing gratitude around a holiday meal, but many of us have probably never considered that fitness could help bring more gratitude into our lives. Research shows that acknowledging what you're thankful for …

Try This: Mango Green Smoothies

Marina shared her favorite mango green smoothie recipe the other day and I dreamed about it for a week straight. I finally got to the store and …

Deepak Chopra says living healthy -- not counting calories -- is key to losing weight

When Deepak Chopra writes a diet book, you might guess it’s not just a list of what to eat and what to avoid. “What Are You Hungry For"” is indeed not a grocery list with recipes.<p>“Your body will achieve its ideal weight on its own,” with the proper sleep, daily activity, healthy emotions and …

Introducing Vegan Glow + Pink Power Detox Smoothie Recipe — Oh She Glows

After years of drooling from the sidelines, this marks my first year participating in Vegan Mofo which challenges participating bloggers to write …

15-Minute Workouts

15-Minute Workout: Fresh Flat Belly Moves<p>Workout: Fresh Flat Belly Moves (pictured: Stability Ball V-Pass) My favorite ab workout!<p>See more<p>This …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

Pilates Exercises That Burn Fat

Exercise 1 Roll-Back<p>Sit with your legs in front of you, knees bent. Place a Pilates ball at the base of your spine. Lean back and extend your arms out in front of you, palms facing down, and tighten your core <b>(a)</b>. Open your arms out to the side and inhale <b>(b)</b>; as you bring them back together, exhale. …

Sculpt Sexy Arms

These three moves will banish upper-body jiggle. Bring on the tank tops!<p>Tone your triceps and shape your shoulders with this workout from trainer Joe Stankowski of Grand Rapids, Michigan.<p>Complete two or three sets of each move two days a week, and by the Fourth of July, Michelle Obama won't be the …

Women's Health

Tired of your usual gym routine? Us too. So we talked to Stacy Berman, certified trainer and head of Stacy’s Boot Camp in New York City. The result? A six-week workout plan from the new <i>WH</i> book, <i>The Big Book of Exercises</i>. It'll whip you into shape--guaranteed!<p><b>Week 1:</b><br>5-minute warm-up jog or jump</b> …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

15-Minute Workout: Back Exercises

Exercise 1 Bent-Over Row<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, bend your knees slightly, push your hips back, and lean forward, keeping your back flat and core tight (a). Slowly bend your elbows, keeping them close to your body, to pull the dumbbells to your sides (b). Pause, then slowly lower …

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 …

Women's Health

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 …

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