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Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Despise Burpees? Do These 5 Exercises That Are Just as Effective

Burpees suck. Everything about them is hard. So if you cringe at the thought of doing even one burpee, try these jumping exercises that will get your heart rate up and work your arms, core, and legs just as much.

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The 5-Minute Butt Workout That'll Fire Up Your Glutes in a Flash

Feel the booty burn, baby.<p>There's nothing like a glute bridge to whip your booty into shape. This simple move targets both your posterior muscles and hamstrings, while requiring you to activate your ab and lower back muscles, too. (Hello, full body burn!)<p>Think you mastered bridges ages ago? This …

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Britain's best seaside hotels

A guide to the best seaside hotels in Britain, including the top places to stay for families, kids and couples, featuring infinity pools, sea views, excellent fish restaurants, impressive spas and charming rooms, in locations such as Cornwall, Brighton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Dorset, Isle of Wight and …

This 5-Minute Workout Video Will Make You Burn Calories Like Crazy

Quick cardio = very possibly the best cardio<p>Tired of slogging away on the treadmill for 40, 50, 60 minutes at a time? The cardio workout in the video below—led by <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>—requires no equipment and hardly any space. …

Look Younger in 60 Seconds

<b>Build a bonfire to burn more calories.</b> Two simple facts: Muscle burns more calories than fat does, and firm glutes look good in jeans. To get the most bang out of your exercise time, then, focus on the largest muscles in your body first—your legs and butt. Do it with one simple exercise that can be …

Next Fitness Star Emily Schromm Shows You How to Get a Rock-Hard Body Like Hers

Exercise 1 Pushup Row<p><i>"This combo hits your entire upper body and core like no other move."</i><p>Start in a plank position with your hands resting on a pair of dumbbells directly under your shoulders and your body forming a straight line from head to heels <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your core tight, bend your elbows to …

How to Get Voluminous, Sexy Hair Instantly

<b>Start On A Wet Canvas</b><br>When your hair is wet, it's much more pliable and easier to style. Applying heat to wet hair causes the hair to stretch and conform to the brush or your fingers, which is a surefire way of gaining volume. When heat is applied to dry hair (like with a curling iron, flatiron, or …

How To Lose Weight In Your Face: What You Can Do About Facial Weight Gain | Women's Health

What’s more, other born-with-them characteristics, such as your bone structure and the size of structures nestled in your face (like your saliva glands), can make a face look fuller, says Park. And while there’s nothing you can do to change your genetics or spot-reduce fat, there are some ways you …

The 5 Biggest Lies You've Been Told About Your Hair

<b>The myth:</b> Getting regular trims will help your hair grow faster.<p><b>The reality:</b> Hair normally grows a half inch every four weeks, says Jae Cardenas, a celebrity hairstylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon in New York City—and getting a fresh cut every two weeks won’t speed up that process. …

10 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies<p>Because they know exactly what you're going through<p>Jennifer Tallman<p>Slimming down isn't easy—it takes time and commitment to reach your weight-loss goals. That said, it's definitely not <i>impossible</i>. But don't take our word for it. …

12 Tricks to Drop Up to 5 Pounds in a Week

Get the results you want the healthy way.<p>If you want to boost your self-esteem ASAP, your best bet is to adjust your expectations and your attitude, *not* your weight.<p>That said, there <i>are</i> ways you can beat bloat and improve the way you feel when time is of the essence — and you don't have to starve …

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11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

7 Things You Can Do Before Noon to Lose Weight

These moves will set you up for all-day success.<p>You know that whole early bird catches the worm thing? There really might be something to it when it comes to shedding pounds. Part of it has to do with the way most of us are wired: Early-morning sunshine leaves us feeling alert, energized, and …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Bench Press<p>Lie faceup on a bench with your arms straight, a dumbbell in each hand <b>(A)</b>. Lower the dumbbells until they’re close to the sides of your chest <b>(B)</b>, then press them back up to the starting position. That's one rep. Do 10 reps, then go to move 2 without rest.<p>Exercise 2 …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

No Gym Membership? No Prob! 11 Exercises That Only Require a Chair

We’re willing to bet that the biggest thing stopping you from getting a great workout is either not having a gym membership or not wanting to spend the money for one. But that excuse is a play of the past. If you want to get in shape, there’s nothing stopping you from building muscle and burning …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p>Cosgrove's response: "Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat." (Another great way …

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

When life gets in the way of solid snooze time, the first place it shows is on your dial for everybody to see. Want to avoid all that stress? It's important to know the best ways to trick everyone into thinking you switched off the lights well before those a.m. hours rolled around.<p>Ahead, we've …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

<b>Remember It Takes Time</b><br>When you're watching your calorie intake and exercising regularly, it's safe to lose about two pounds a week. That may not seem like much, but over time, those little bits of weight loss will add up. You didn't gain all that weight overnight, so don't expect to lose it that …

30 Thoughts Everybody Has During A Yoga Class

1. Did she really just tell me to “find my half-pigeon”?<p>2. I could so be watching Gilmore Girls right now.<p>3. Do you think anyone can tell that my …

6 Moves That Sculpt Your ENTIRE Body

Exercise 1 Lateral Lunge to a Forward Lunge<p>Start with your feet shoulder-width distance apart. Step your left leg out to the side and land in a squat, keeping your right leg totally straight. Make sure to land in your left heel and simultaneously stick your butt out <b>(A)</b>. Push through your left heel …

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<b>Here are the moves you'll do:</b><br>1. Front Squat<br>2. Single-Leg Deadlift (one minute per leg)<br>3. Bent-Over Row<br>4. Push Press<p><b>And for more super efficient workouts, check out Jen's new book, Shape-Up Shortcuts!</b>

Five-Minute Abs Workout Video

And for tons more super efficient, total-body toning workouts, definitely pick up a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>

One-Dumbbell Workout For Total-Body Toning

And for more head-to-toe toning workouts, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Jen's book, <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>.<p><i>*Video shot, produced, and edited by Jen Weaver,</i> Women's Health <i>associate video editor.</i>

The 5-Minute All-Over Toning Workout

You can get some serious sweat going with this amazing workout routine from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of Shape Up Shortcuts<p>Yes, you <i>do</i> have time to work out. Even if you just have 5 minutes, we've got you covered with this amazing total-body workout, created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor …

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5 Minute Fat-Blaster: Crush Calories with This Quick Workout

Get head-to-toe toning with these five simple (yet super effective) moves<p>Saying you <i>don't</i> have time to work out is no longer an excuse. We've got an amazing five-minute workout that we're going to do <i>right now</i> and to help you get in phenomenal shape in no time. Follow along with <i>Women's Health</i> senior …

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5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

11 Low-Calorie Snacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Surprisingly healthy snacks you NEED to try<p>It’s easy to get sick of your go-to snacks, especially if you eat the same things every day. These new snacks will add variety to your munchies to keep you feeling satisfied (and never bored). And you’d never guess that each clocks in under 200 calories.<p>1 …

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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 …