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Targeted Weight Loss Isn’t Real. But What About Toning?

Want to sculpt your arms or tighten your butt? Make sure you read this first<p><b>The question:</b> I know I can’t target certain body parts for weight loss, but what about targeted toning? <b>The expert:</b> Greg Justice, certified personal trainer, exercise physiologist, and author of <i>Mind Your Own Fitness</i> <b>The</b> …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

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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 …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Weekend Challenge: Body-Weight Jump Squat

This move gives your lower body a super sculpting challenge while torching some serious calories<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</i> …

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Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>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.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Brownie in a Mug Recipe [with video]

Oh my. We’re doomed. My young friends Reilly and Alden just showed me how they make single serving brownies, in a mug, in a microwave. Takes 5 …

Yoga for Pain Relief

Relieve all your aches and pains with these soothing yoga poses<p>Pain Killers<p>Most people start hitting the mat because they want the famous yoga body: toned arms, tight abs, gravity-defying glutes. And it doesn't take long to discover how great yoga can make you feel on the inside—energetic, happy, …

Tone Up Anytime, Anywhere

For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body<p><b>What to Expect</b><p>read through the workout online<b>download a printable version</b>

Get a Workout Buddy

Research shows that 80 percent of people believe they're more likely to fit in workouts and stick to their routines if they partner up<p><i>It’s National Women's Health Week! To celebrate, we’re challenging you to put your health first. So...are you in?</i><p>New WH video page<p>​<p>​<p><b>Today's Challenge:</b> <b>Get a workout</b> …

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

Do You Work Out Enough?

Fewer than one in five women do. Find out how much exercise you should be doing<p>Sure, you belong to a gym. But do you use it enough? If you’re like most women, the answer is no: Fewer than 20 percent of American women meet the government’s exercise recommendations, according to data from the 2011 …

6 Ways to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Feeling more like a distracted dog than a downward-facing dog? These tips from yoga instructor Drisana Carey will help keep you in the moment next time you hit the mat<p>For many people, it’s hard to imagine finding peace in your local yoga studio—much less in the middle of a bustling metropolis. But …

Bikini Confidence Boosters

You'll be ready to brave the beach looking—and feeling—hot and confident<p><b>Slip On A Halter Style</b>British researchers found that a push-up bra can, well, push up confidence by 73 percent. So it makes sense that 57 percent of WH readers said that a supportive halter is the best bikini top for showing …

4 Pilates Moves For Every Body

Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this workout to make the most of her clients' core and gluteus muscles.<p>Actress Kerry Washington's Pilates instructor Nonna Gleyzer—who's also worked with Madonna and Sting—designed this …

The Best Way To Boost Your Memory

Start THIS smart habit now to stay sharp into old age<p>There’s a new reason to pick up the latest issue of <i>Women's Health</i> each month: Regular reading, writing, and other brain-stimulating activities could keep your mind sharp as you age, according to new research published in <i>Neurology</i>, the American …

You Can Do It: Fairytale Crow

I believe in fairytales as much as I believe in reality because I experience magic every day of my life. I know what it feels like to fly because I do it every day on my yoga mat. I believe in miracles because I’ve seen someone walk into a yoga studio with tears in her eyes only to end up …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

Drop Two Sizes

Shed stubborn pounds fast with this revolutionary new workout plan (no running involved!)<p>There's more than one way to perform this "Drop Two Sizes" routine. Vary your weekly program with a timed metabolic workout plan:<p>Starting with the first exercise, complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds, …

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Tip: Bring Homemade Pancake Mix on Your Next Trip

I rarely make pancakes at home, but for some reason I always crave them during the long, leisurely mornings of a vacation. And I like to keep those …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

4 Running Motivation Tricks

Sometimes, the hardest thing about running is actually motivating yourself to get out and hit the road. Here's how<p>Sure, your legs and lungs burn, but running is just as taxing on your brain. From making the decision to lace up to fighting through each mile, "the process of running is …

The Best Times to Eat for Weight Loss

How and when you eat can impact your health—and your weight. Upgrade your eating habits to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay<p>Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the …

Wake Up with Yoga

Get out of bed: Use these yoga tips to make mornings easier<p>all-day energy<p><b>Ban the bleeping beeps</b> <br>alarm clock<b>Zen Alarm Clock</b>www.now-zen.com<p><b>Day break 1:</b> <b>mountain pose (supta tadasana)</b><p><b>Day break 2:</b> <i>nidra</i><i><br>The Bliss Principle: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress</i><b>corpse pose (savasana)</b>benefits of posture, relaxation, …

The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …