Emily Vargas

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20-Minute No-Equipment Total-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Strength training at the gym or taking a class at a fitness studio is great, but sometimes, you just want to get in your workout at home—or on …

Workouts

7 Moves for an Instant Butt Lift

You can do these exercises anywhere.<p>There’s something refreshing about how beauty ideals have shifted from the (oft-dangerous) waiflike body goals of …

These 5 Exercises Will Help You Recharge After Sitting All Day Long

Glutes play an important role in protecting and supporting the lower back during many types of body movement, whether you're standing up, sitting …

Squats Aren't Making Your Butt Bootylicious — Here's What Actually Works

When you think of having a bigger butt, one of the first exercises that will come to mind is the squat. Yes, squats are great if you're looking to increase your overall lower-body strength and size, but you're going to need to implement other exercises for a major transformation. When you perform a …

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

Two Experts Explain Exactly How to Eat Your Way to Abs AND a Booty

It's harder than it sounds — but filling!<p>Because most people need to consume more food to build a bubbly booty, and less to see sculpted abs, <b>it's not exactly easy to sculpt an amazing ass and six-pack simultaneously</b>, according to registered dietitian Christopher Tuttle, a certified personal trainer …

We're Getting Brutally Honest About What You Can Actually Do About Arm Fat

Time for some real talk about those arm-fat workouts.<p>“Arm fat” is such an ugly phrase for something so common: that little bit of flab that hangs from our arms or sticks out of our sports bras. But such a small part of our bodies can be a major sore spot for so many women.<p>In fact, so many women …

The Ultimate HIIT Bodyweight Workout For Weight Loss

Whether you're new to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, or you've been doing them for years, here's a basic bodyweight HIIT workout …

Exercise

This 7-Minute Workout Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Research proves it.<p>Sure, you try to work out as often as you can, but sometimes it’s really tough to find the hour or so you need to get in a solid sweat session. But apparently your fitness doesn’t have to suffer if you’re short on time. According to new research, all you need is seven …

This 9-Minute Yoga Routine Will Help You Ditch Lower-Back Pain

It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If there’s one thing that can make you uncomfortable all day, it’s dealing with lower-back tension. And try as you might, between at-home remedies and stretches, sometimes it just keeps lingering. Luckily <i>Women’s Health’s</i> <i>With Yoga</i> DVD is here to help you …

8 Fat-Blasting Cardio Moves You Can Do When The Treadmill Is Taken

This workout is just as good—if not better—than your go-to cardio machine.<p>If you step into the gym with a certain cardio machine in mind, discovering there isn't a single open treadmill, stair climber, or elliptical can seriously throw off your game plan. You know the feeling: <i>What now?</i><p>Rather than …

The 15 Best Protein Powders For Weight Loss

It's not just for #gains—promise.<p>If you think protein powder is something only CrossFit addicts and guys who grunt at the gym use to make #gains, you’re seriously missing out on a potent ingredient that could help you lose weight.<p>"Protein plays a big role in weight loss because it keeps us full and …

This 3-Move Workout Torches Calories AND Tones You All Over

You're welcome.<p>When you work out, you really want to make sure you’re getting serious returns on the effort you put in. And if you only have a short amount of time to break a sweat, then you <i>really</i> want to make sure you're getting the most bang for your fitness buck. The solution: quick circuit …

8 Genius Workout Moves Using Things Lying Around Your House

Cancel your gym membership — you have everything you need at home.<p>You don't need to fill your place with fitness equipment to use it as your gym. Just use the props you've got lying around to get your best workout yet.<p>These exercises from Instagram fitness star and trainer Ainsley Rodriguez require …

11 Full-Body Workout Moves if You’re Addicted to Your Bed

So you can tone up without technically getting up.<p>E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E wants to spend less time at the gym and more time in bed. (#GOALS.) To live your best life without forgoing exercise entirely, perform these 11 moves from Instagram fitness star Ainsley Rodriguez. The instability of the bed's surface …

22 Cheat Sheets For Anyone Who Wants A Bigger Butt

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for putting more junk in that trunk.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has previously reported, your butt is made up of three glute muscles — the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and gluteus maximus — which are covered with a layer of fat. So getting that bun definition is …

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 …

8 Ways To Make Your Abs Pop Without Doing Crunches

This routine will transform your six-pack.<p><i>Daphnie Yang is a certified personal trainer and the creator of HIIT IT! in New York City.</i><p>Let's be honest about crunches. They are a pain to do, get you really dirty if you're not on a yoga mat, and can cause a kink in your neck if you're not practicing the …

This 30-Day Challenge Will Change The Way Your Body Moves

You’ve probably had those cold winter mornings when you awaken feeling stiff, and creakily stumble out of bed. Or those marathon desk sessions when …

The 10-Minute Workout You Should Do Before Breakfast

A morning workout can be an energizing start to a busy day, but sometimes, it's just so damn hard to wake up in time to get to the gym, grind it out,</i> …

Exercise

This 30-Day Challenge Will Transform Your Rear View

<i>This article was originally published on November 24, 2015.</i><p>An actual first-world problem: Basically everyone who sits a lot has a lazy ass. The glute …

This 30-Day Challenge Will Transform Your Abs

<i>This article was originally published on October 5, 2015.</i><p>Here’s the thing about abs: Whether you care about getting ripped or not, your core goes way …

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

Workouts

Here's How to Get Your Best Butt Ever in 28 Days

Because you won't get a better butt by sitting on it.<p>No matter how much you'd like to see Queen Bey's butt on your body, no one wants to squat for hours on end. To give your booty a noticeable lift — without completely torturing yourself — all you need is six minutes a day and this ass-centric …

15 Hacks for Working Out Indoors

You stare at the icicles dangling outside your window and suddenly you’re not feeling that run…or walk, or really <i>anything</i>. Repeat every single day of winter. That’s OK: You can...

Los Angeles

3 Push-Up Modifications To Try If You Can’t Do A Full One

Even though push-ups are an incredibly effective arms exercise, they're notoriously tough AF. Enter push-up modifications! Just because they're a …

19 Easy AF Lunches That Can Help You Lose Weight

These delish picks will satisfy your tastebuds—and your waistline.<p>When you're trying to shed pounds, lunchtime can be a real battle. While you might have pinned literally thousands of lunch ideas in hopes of slaying your brown bag game, sometimes (most times) laziness gets the best of us.<p>"Although …

The HIIT Yoga Workout Will Satisfy All Your Calorie-Blasting and De-Stressing Needs

Rev those endorphins when you’re stressed AF.<p>The struggle is real: You crave the calorie-crushing results you get from high-intensity interval workouts, but you also love getting down with downward-facing dog. Enter Insta-famous trainer Alexis Novak, of Los Angeles, who created a solution for those …

Do This 14-Minute Workout Three Times a Week to Get Stronger AND Slimmer

Because sometimes 15 minutes is too much.<p>Fact: Gym visits nose-dive in November. Also not fiction: You can tone up and get significantly stronger anywhere—in 14 over-before-you-know-it minutes, no equipment ('cept your body!) required.<p>Indulge us in an SAT-ish math problem, okay? If Jane works out …