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9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

9 Tasty (and Healthy!) Pizza Recipes

These amazing and good-for-you pies put take-out pizza to shame<p>There are two ways you can celebrate National Pizza Month: You <i>could</i> order greasy delivery pizza that’s loaded with fat and sodium—or you could fire up the oven and serve one of these healthy—and unbelievably good—pies instead. We’ll let …

Pollo Focaccia

<i>Italians are the forerunners of all things comforting when it comes to food, and this recipe for pollo focaccia certainly doesn’t disappoint.</i> …

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns

Shares 4<p>Charming misfit monster lanterns cast a warm glow while sitting on a window sill, table, or while lining the walk right up to a front …

Crafting

The new baker: ginger crunch bars

These moreish mouthfuls have a ginger and syrup icing and a crumbly, crunchy, gingery base – perfect with a cup of tea.<p>When I was a child my mother made a variation on these bar cookies from a Betty Crocker cookbook. Over time I've made the biscuits shorter and more crumbly, but they should still …

5 Ways to Eat (and Drink) Coconut for Good Health

Once dismissed as high-fat, coconut's got a new, healthier reputation—and we've got 5 different ways to use it in your cooking.<p>Once upon a time, coconut was considered a ticket to high cholesterol and heart disease. But recently, it's taken a cue from the avocado, morphing into a health-food-store …

How to make perfect Singapore noodles

I spent some enjoyable minutes flicking through a book on Singaporean cuisine, pausing at recipes for prawn laksa, and egg roti, fish head curry and hainanese chicken rice, before discovering that Singapore noodles are all but unknown in that country – in fact, they're a Cantonese creation, popular …

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch<p>Instructions for all recipes: Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.<p>Assemble the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen counter, and the prospect of choking them …

Easy Health Tips: The 101 Best Things to Do For Your Body!

Here are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy<p>We called more than 70 top authorities on health and wellness, and asked each of them the same question: What are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy?<p>After weeks of taking notes and poring over research, we’re …

3 Creative Recipes That Bring Quinoa to Breakfast

Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p>Protein-packed quinoa is versatile enough to eat in the morning<p><i>By Lizzie Fuhr for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Anyone who thinks that quinoa is just for lunch and dinner needs to use this ancient grain in their breakfast routine. Versatile, …

DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>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 …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Simple, tasty recipes—each at about 300 calories or less

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<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 solution, or five: Ditch the …

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever

Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of dishes, a pile of bills, and so many shows to catch up on, all of which can make an all-out workout seem next to impossible. Now, we …

Heart-Pumping Yoga

Burn major calories with this vinyasa flow yoga routine<p>Cardio Yoga<p>Vinyasa flow is specifically designed to build heat and keep your heart rate up with a series of demanding standing poses, twists, and inversions held for long periods. I've burned up to 400 calories during a 90-minute class! And the …

The Best Kale Salad Ever

Bonus: It so easy, you can make it all the time<p>If you get a little too excited for bagel Fridays at your office, then you’re about to get very jealous when we tell you that Google offers its employees free lunch every single day (not to mention unlimited free snacks). One of the most popular items …

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

They're WAY better than the store-bought versions<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 different …

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

10 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

10 can't-go-wrong munchies to satisfy every craving<p>Satisfy Your Hunger<p>Want to stick to your diet? Start snacking. It helps control hunger and rein in portion sizes at meals. And don't worry, it's supposed to feel indulgent. If a healthy snack isn't satisfying, you'll go in search of something that …

Weekend Challenge: Medicine-Ball Slam

Sculpt strong abs with one powerful—and effective—move<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join</i> …