Lucy Osterhout

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Stability Ball Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Roll-Out<p>Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart, then place your forearms on the ball, hands in loose fists (a). Keeping your back flat, brace your core and slowly roll the ball away from you by straightening your arms; extend as far as you can …

Heart Health: Benefits of Magnesium

Turns out, patients who took in 200 mg of magnesium a day lowered their risk of CHD by 22 percent. The risk of CVD, however, didn’t appear to be impacted by increased magnesium intake.<p>Magnesium improves heart health by regulating the endothelium, a thin layer of cells that helps control the …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

The Best Desserts: Small Desserts With Big Flavor

Levi Brown<p>Tiny Pear Tarts<p>4 tsp unsalted butter<br>2 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/2-inch cubes<br>1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice<br>2 tsp plus 1/2 tsp brown sugar<br>1/8 tsp salt<br>4 tsp plain nonfat Greek yogurt<br>18 mini phyllo shells<p>In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add pears, lemon …

Women's Health

Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

Why You Doubt Your Purpose | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You’ve decided your life is going to be different.<p>Instead of a hollow, empty life like those of so many people, you want something more. Something …

Motivation

The Power of Doing Good | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Happiness, health, prosperity, peace, a better world for our children – we all want the same things in life. The key to these lies within us, and a …

Happiness

5 Easy Ways to Be Nicer to Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It was every parent’s nightmare.<p>Kristin Neff was on an airplane with her husband and her young son, Rowan, and all was well.<p>Until Rowan suddenly …

Self-help

5 Super Simple Ways to Build Momentum | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is momentum?<p>I’m going to use the same example that Darren Hardy illustrates in his book The Compound Effect (which you can read my review of …

Outsourcing

3 Tips to Making Efficient Use of Your Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“I don’t have enough time.” “I’m too busy.” “There aren’t enough hours in the day.”</i><p>On average, I hear at least one of these expressions twice a day. …

Weightlifting

10 Ways to Start Loving Life | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Does Your Life Even Matter?</b><p>Go to work. Come home. Eat Dinner. Go to sleep. Wake up.<p>Rinse, recycle, repeat.<p>Do you ever wonder…<p>Does my life even matter?<p>…

Outsourcing

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I start to get a little restless this time of year. With spring so close at hand — the first blossoms already blooming, and a deceptive string of warm days last week — it’s hard for me to keep my feet and my psyche firmly planted in winter. Food is a great way to connect with the season. And while …

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The beginning of every season is really the most exciting part, don’t you think? I love my winter squash and my brussels sprouts, but they’ve got nothing on the tender first blush of spring vegetables: delicate peas, slender stalks of asparagus, ruby red strawberries, and all sorts of gorgeous, …

The Best Supplements For Women: Vitamins and Other Nutrients

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy …

The 5 Easiest Ways to Eat Healthier

Author and nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot shares simple dietary changes anyone can commit to making<p>Author and nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot shares simple dietary changes anyone can commit to making<p><i>This April, we’re teaming up with Birchbox on a specially curated box filled with ideas for tiny tweaks</i> …

Holistic Medicine

20-Minute Meals

Okay, can anybody really make dinner in 20 minutes? Yes, and a tasty dinner at that. We've got a lineup of healthy and delicious meals you can make and eat in less time than it takes to order at a sit-down restaurant. Save a little dough, unwind from your day, and whip up one of these feasts …

Get Flatter Abs

<b>Move 1: Stability-Ball Rollout</b><p>Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart and your forearms on the ball <b>(a)</b>. With a flat back, brace your core and slowly roll the ball forward as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then bend your elbows to roll the ball back …