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Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back<p>Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be …

Healthy Cookie Recipes

7 Warm, Gooey (But Still Healthy!) Cookie Recipes<p>These cookies are so tasty, no one will guess that they're also better for you<p>When your next cookie craving strikes, whip up one of these more nutritious (but still oh-so-delicious) recipes.<p>Mitch Mandel<p>Chips Oh Boy! Cookies<p>Vitamin E-rich walnuts make …

Great Pre-Marathon Meal: Warm Quinoa Salad

“This is the perfect dish to prepare for and recover from long, strenuous runs. The protein-packed quinoa is full of energizing complex carbs, and the squash is full of antioxidants that protect runners from free radicals."<p>Ingredients:<p>1 cup orange juice<br>¾ cup orange blossom honey<br>½ cup white balsamic …

Food

Fall's Ultimate Comfort Food: Pumpkin-Parmesan Risotto

Photo: Courtesy of Erin Phraner.<p>Dinner can skew super lush on a chilly fall night without any hassle or hard work on your part — promise! Our …

Lemon Juice

3 Smoothie Recipes to Beat the Afternoon Slump. Hey, Who Needs Coffee, Anyway?

Right around 2 P.M.—<i>maybe</i> 3, if I'm lucky—my focus starts to be less, um, unfocused, and I would rather take a nap than anything else I might need to do during that exact moment. Does that happen to you?<p>It's easy to reach for a cup of coffee or something sweet—both of which give you a temporary …

Hair Ideas: A Braided Undercut How-To From Kristin Ess

Part cornrow, part Skrillex, and worn by celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne (that's her above), the braided undercut may very well be the hairstyle of the summer. I was pretty sure this look was not for me—I still have nightmares about the beaded cornrows I once got on a trip to …

Weekend Challenge: Shoulder Exercise

Weekend Challenge: Serratus Shrug<p>This exercise will give you sleek, toned shoulders you'll be proud to show off<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</i> …

Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Apple Recipe

Set the broiler to medium-high heat, with the rack at least 4 inches from the heat source.<p>Halve apples and scoop out seeds. Rub halves with oil and put them cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until the skins are blistered and you can pierce with a fork, 3 to 8 minutes.<p>Meanwhile, combine …

Makeup Ideas: Our Favorite Sheer Lipsticks for Summer

I love bright, opaque lipstick, I really do, but I have to be honest—I rarely wear it during the summer. It's not that I don't like the look of a bold, juicy hue paired against golden, glowing skin (because I do), or that I don't know how to apply it. It's because I can't bear to have anything on …

Recipe: Spicy Chicken Salad

1 cup roasted skinless chicken breast, cubed 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 4 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 jalapeno, diced 1/2 medium celery stalk, chopped Dash of black pepper 1 cup baby spinach<p>Combine the first six ingredients and serve on a bed of spinach.<p>Burn it off! The capsaicin in spicy peppers like …

Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipe to Make Tonight: Cream of Carrot Soup With Almond Croutons

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>2. Add carrots to a large soup pot and cover with cold water, sea salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.<p>3. Meanwhile, slice bread into 1/4-inch cubes …

Smoothie Recipes for Health and Beauty

Soak <b>½</b> <b>cup raw almonds</b> in filtered water for eight hours. Drain almonds and rinse, then blend with <b>2 cups coconut water</b> at high speed until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible. Rinse blender, and add almond …

Saturday-Night Hair: How to Get Jessica Alba's Sexy Side-Swept Waves at Home

Side-swept hair, like Jessica Alba wore hers at this year's Kids' Choice Awards, is so fresh and fun for a night out in this gorgeous spring weather.<p>Here's how to get the look using a curling wand, hairspray, and some bobby pins. Pair with a great cocktail dress and glowy skin and you're good to go.<p>…

Recipe: Roasted Ginger-Tamari Salmon Steaks

After one glance at the picture above, you probably wouldn’t believe us if we told you that the recipe was from Atkins—yup, the folks behind the …

Dr. Oz's Revitalizing Fruit Smoothie Recipe

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Slow Cooker Recipes

3 Mediterranean Diet Recipes From "Recipe Rehab"

The Mediterranean Diet has long gotten good marks in the "heart healthy" and "most effective" categories when it comes to eating well. The diet emphasizes eating lots of plant-based foods—such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts—and replacing butter with healthy fats such as …

An Easy Technique for Getting the Perfect Topknot—Whether You Prefer Sleek or Messy

A few weeks ago we asked you to tell us which topknot style you prefer—sleek or messy—and the results are in! Our YouTube viewers are overwhelmingly in favor of a messy style. Watch above for yourself and let us know if you agree!

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3 Moves to Blast That Annoying Bra Bulge

Swimsuit season is just around the corner, so I decided to whip out the ol' bikini top yesterday and see what was what. These arms, shoulders, and back haven't seen the sun for months and months and months, so it's been easy to neglect them in my workouts. But no more!<p>Christine Khuri, fitness …