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Those faded, distressed blue jeans might be harboring a dirty secret

Demand for ripped, distressed jeans is causing real distress in the garment industry. At least five factories in southern China are still using a widely banned practice of sandblasting—linked to an incurable form of lung disease—to wear out jeans, according to a new report (pdf) by a consortium of …

Clothing

Try a Cheerleading-Inspired Workout!

Cheerleading may not be officially recognized as a sport—yet—but this spirited workout is definitely tough enough to kick your butt<p>Anyone who’s seen <i>Bring It On</i> (so, basically any woman over the age of 25) is well acquainted with the argument for why cheerleading should be considered a sport in its …

Shaving Your Armpits: How To Tell If You're Doing It Wrong

Shaving is just as much a rite of passage for girls as it is for boys. We here at HuffPost Style will never forget the moment we first picked up a razor to shave our legs. Fortunately, we got much better at it and have ended up with fewer nicks. But there's one body part that still gives us pause …

After This 30-Day Challenge, You'll Have the Best Butt Ever

Squat challenges are all the rage now, and while it certainly is an accomplishment to work your way up to 200, 500, or even 1,000 squats (yikes!), …

Step Ups

• Stand in front of your chair and place your left foot in the center of the seat.<br>• Step up onto the chair and bring your right knee forward and up.<br>• Lower …

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Dumbbell Sumo Squats

• Stand with your feet wide, toes pointing out, holding both dumbbells in front of the chest.<br>• Bend your knees, lowering your hips deeply, so your thighs …

Hips

Superman

• Lie on your belly, engage your abs, and extend your arms straight out in front of you.<br>• Lift your legs, arms, and chest off the floor. Hold for a count …

Superman

Single Leg Bridge

• Lie on your back, and place your hands on the floor for stability as you bend one leg and lift the other leg toward the ceiling.<br>• Pressing your heel …

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Lying Hamstring Curl

• Start by lying flat on your back with an exercise ball under your heels. Bridge your hips up and hold that position through the entire exercise.<br>• Flex …

Hips

This 5-Minute TV Workout Is Excuse-Proof

Source: Thinkstock<p>When you just don't have time to get to the gym, sneak a few minutes of calorie-burning moves into your day by throwing on sweats, …

5 Ways to Become More Flexible

Flexibility is an important part of your workout routine, since stretching your muscle fibers helps increase your fitness level, prevent injury, and …

Exercise

Want to Eat Healthier? Make Food Pretty, Says Olympian Deena Kastor

When she's not setting records, celebrated long-distance runner Deena Kastor can be found in her kitchen. Deena, an avid lover of food and wine, has …

Nutrition

Short Walks After Meals Can Help Fend Off Diabetes

New research reveals why it’s smart to take a quick stroll after eating<p>After dinner, you probably just want to kick off your shoes, curl up on the couch, and fire up your DVR—but here’s why you shouldn’t: Taking a 15-minute post-meal walk can help regulate your blood sugar level and reduce your …

3 Rules to Reboot Your Metabolism

Stalled weight loss can be frustrating. There are a few reasons why you might have a hard time losing weight, and a big one is a metabolism that’s …

Weight Loss

The Love Your Shape Workout

Laura Doss<p>Workouts by Body Shape<p>In dressing rooms across the country, women are cursing their trouble zones and wondering if it's possible to make …

Workouts

Health tips from UAE and Gulf experts, weight loss

The Best Exercise for an Apple Shaped Body

Having an apple shaped body, you might think that attention need only be paid to the areas where fat has accumulated, while ignoring the worry-free …

Diet & Weight Loss Support

If you’re <b>apple shaped</b> it may be more difficult to keep your mid-section trim, but doing a few simple exercises can help keep your entire body tight …

Workouts

Breakthroughs for Your Body Type

If you're frustrated by the body shape life handed you and think there's nothing you can do about it, you're wrong. Breakthrough science based on …

Nutrition

Body Shape & Weight Loss

While weight loss may be viewed as a general goal, specific weight loss goals often depend on your body's shape. When planning a workout as part of a …

Weight Loss