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15-Minute Workout: Fresh Flat Belly Moves

Chances are, you've already elevated your ab work onto a stability ball. Smart move: Research shows that crunches atop a ball are approximately twice as effective as those done on the floor. But stop there and you're selling this multitasking tool short. "Most people think a stability ball is just …

15 Minute Abs Workout

These moves, designed by Ashley Ntansah, personal-training manager at Club H Fitness in New York City, target your entire abdominal wall, especially the transverse abdominis—the midsection muscle that pulls in your belly like a corset. And this sexy abs workout does more than just firm your core: …

Sculpt a Better Butt

You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.<p>Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings are hard at work. Problem is, like most Americans, you're probably spending …

Tasty Breakfast Treats

You can eat pancakes, french toast, and waffles and still lose weight. Give these yummy breakfast recipes a taste

The South Beach Diet "MegaFoods"

Add these 15 disease-fighting, weight-maintaining health foods to your plate in order to live a longer, healthier life

10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Brown-bagging it just got a whole lot tastier with these easy, healthy lunch ideas

Delicious Breakfast Recipes: Start a New Cookbook

<b>Melon-Mango Cup</b><p>1/2 cup diced cantaloupe<br>1/2 cup diced mango<br>2 teaspoons lime juice<br>Pinch of ground nutmeg<br>1 cup fat-free plain yogurt<br>2 tablespoons chopped pecans<p><b>1.</b> Combine the cantaloupe, mango, lime juice, and nutmeg in a small bowl.<p><b>2.</b> Place one-third of the yogurt in a tall glass. Top with one-third …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch.<p><b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b><p>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

Train Better: 10 Exercise Machines to Avoid

Exercise machines aren't always effective—or even safe. Avoid these machines the next time you hit the gym. We've even got all-star alternatives to help you train smarter

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says Tom Holland, author of <i>Beat the Gym</i>. In fact, researchers found that women who did …

15-Minute Workout: Medicine Ball

Pop quiz: What piece of fitness equipment can you throw, catch, hold, and lift? The correct answer: a medicine ball. (If you answered "a dumbbell," please don't work out near us.)<p>While it can work like a dumbbell, a weighted ball is more versatile, says Brett Hoebel, owner of Hoebel Fitness and …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

10 Ways to Get a Flat Stomach

These surprisingly simple flat-belly tricks will encourage your abs to come out of hiding

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