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18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

The good news: The best fitness coaches need only one sentence to tell you how to improve your results. Apply their words to your workouts, and you'll upgrade your routine instantly. Use these 18 tips from the top trainers in the industry to help you perfect your form, engage the right muscles, …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's …

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 …

A 10-Minute Workout That Will Make You Feel Totally Rejuvenated

Exercise 1 Bridge Pose<p>Begin by lying on your back with knees bent and feet on floor. Bring your heels close to your butt so that your fingertips touch your heels. Brace your core: Contract your ab muscles like you would in anticipation of someone punching you in the tummy. Inhale, and on the …

27 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Torch Fat Today

<b>Do Cardio</b><br>Cardio is crucial for keeping your metabolism running smoothly. In one study, researchers found that cyclers increased their metabolism for 14 hours after a tough 45-minute workout. "If you do just two to three vigorous bouts of exercise per week for 45 minutes, you could lose a pound of …

Oprah Talks to Diane von Furstenberg

If you've never had the pleasure of meeting the beloved fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, let me tell you what it's like: First, she envelops …

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 …

4 Surprising Foods That'll Make You Look Younger

<b>1. Maple Syrup</b><br>The real deal—tapped from a tree, not a cornstalk—boasts some serious anti-aging benefits. This sweet natural sap is loaded with antioxidants, immune-boosting zinc, and anti-inflammatory properties. But drizzle sparingly; the sticky stuff is thick with sugar. Limit yourself to one …

The 6-Move Routine That’ll Work Muscles You Didn’t Even Know You Have

Exercise 1 Down Dog Split<p>From a traditional down dog position, reach your right leg back behind you. Activate your glutes, and keep both feet flexed at all times. Hold this position for three seconds, then lower your leg back to down dog. Repeat by raising your left leg. Continue alternating to do …

Pilates Exercises for Abs: Quick Moves That Flatten Your Belly

Exercise 1 Kneeling Butterfly<p>Kneel on the mat facing away from the anchor, knees hip-width apart. Raise your arms out to shoulder height and lean forward slightly, keeping your body in a straight line from head to knees <b>(a)</b>. Inhale and twist your torso to the left, pulling the right handle overhead …

6 Super-Effective Exercises for Your Teeny-Tiny Apartment

So much sweat, so little space<p>As it starts to get colder outside, it can be tough not to declare the weather a reason for avoiding exercise. But we’re here to tell you that you don't have to actually leave your home—or have any equipment or even much space in said home—to have yourself a fitness …

6 Reasons Your Hair Is Thinning

<b>You're Having An Allergic Reaction</b><br>Allergies can manifest themselves in a bunch of weird ways, and thinning hair is one of them. "An allergic reaction will cause the capillaries to constrict and weaken the blood flow to the base of the follicle," says Ferrara. This inhibits healthy hair growth. Step …

Stiff Knees? Try This Stretch To Loosen Up

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

<b>1. Balancing Mask</b><br>Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it's needed most.<p><b>Try it:</b> Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four …

The 7 Best Exercises For Killer Leg Workouts | Women's Health

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs<p>Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the</i> …

Yoga and Meditation for Sleep

You know how important a good night of sleep is: research has shown over and over that lack of sleep leads not only to impaired mental function, but …

The 6 Best Water Filter Solutions I've Tested

Since starting Apartment Therapy, I've always felt it's good to do everything you can to make your home comfortable and clean (in as little time as …

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Get Fit and Sexy—Fast!

Exercise 1 DYNAMIC KNEE RAISE<p>Stand on your left leg, knee slightly bent, and extend your right leg out to the side, toe touching the floor; extend both arms overhead, reaching over to your left side <b>(a)</b>. In one motion, raise your right knee toward your chest as you lower both hands to your knee <b>(b)</b>. …

4 Bedrock Habits of Highly Confident Women

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

The four-move workout that improves your posture and boosts your confidence<p>There's a good reason why your mom always told you not to slouch. Besides the instant confidence boost you get, studies show that having good posture helps alleviate back pain, strengthens your abdominal muscles, and …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

The Better-Sex Workout

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