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55 Healthy Seasonal Squash Recipes

We have to admit the title above is slightly misleading. This article's real title should be "55 Fall Cucurbita Recipes," but that terminology just didn't have the same ring to it. After extensive scientific research (and plenty of ninth grade-style diagrams), we learned that pumpkins, gourds and …

Haylie Duff's Skinny Cooking Tips (Plus, a Really Yummy Salad Recipe!)

How's <i>this</i> for a cool reason to start a blog? One Christmas, Haylie Duff's dad gave her her great-grandmother's cookbook that was filled with family recipes. Tucked inside, Haylie found a handwritten letter from 1934, penned by a New Orleans cafe owner with one of his top-secret recipes written on …

Weekend Challenge: Swiss-Ball Hip Raise and Leg Curl

This move requires both knee flexion and hip extension, which are the perfect ingredients for hot glutes and hamstrings<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</i> …

Score a Bikini Body Now

It's still not too late to get strong, lean, and sexy, thanks to this metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, weight-loss plan<p>MoreHappens every year: You're all gung ho in the beginning of the summer, hitting the gym like it's your job and dutifully counting calories. After all, you have the big …

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20 Ways To Have a Rockin' Outdoor Workout

Photo: Discovery Outdoors<p>Whether or not you're a gym rat, there's nothing like heading to the great outdoors to get some fresh air <i>and</i> fitness. From …

How to Squeeze Workouts Into Your Business Trip

Whether you love traveling for work (When else do you get a free hotel room all to yourself?) or hate it, one thing's for certain: Traveling wreaks …

Burn Fat Fast | Women's Health

The key to this kind of caloric demolition is a type of workout called a superset, in which you do two moves back to back with zero rest. It will hurt--but you won't be sorry. Because with supersets, you'll not only get that initial (and insane!) metabolic spike, but according to a study from …

The 10 Best Ways To Recover From An Intense Workout

<b>1. Slow Your Flow</b><p>Forrest and Slow Flow Yoga let you focus on breathing. "If you don't breathe well, your blood isn't moving properly, and everything will hurt," says Erica Mather, an instructor at Pure Yoga in New York. Nail the pigeon pose, which loosens tight hamstrings and hips. Pure Yoga offers …

The 2-in-1 Lower-Body Workout

6 multitasking moves to sculpt a sexy tush and sleek thighs—no equipment necessary<p>1. Curtsy Lunge to Side Leg Lift<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Cross left leg behind right and …

Strength Workout: The Secret to Firing Up Your Metabolism

If you want to change your body, you have to challenge your body. Here's how!<p>There's one misconception that seems to prevail among fit women the …

High-Intensity Tabata Training Deemed An Effective Workout, Study Says

Think you don't have enough time for exercise? Good news: The body of evidence supporting short, high-intensity workouts continues to grow. According to a small new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Tabata-style workouts done for just 20 minutes provide measurable cardio …

The Look Good in Leggings Workout

4 easy moves to lift, shape, and define your lower half<p>1. Side Squat Flamingo<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Stand to the side of step, with left foot on top of step. Lower into …

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 …

DIY Bootcamp Workout

Save your cash and create your own killer training session with these simple but super-effective circuit ideas<p>1. Jump Rope: Basic<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Jump rope as …

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Are you spending hours working out every week, and not getting the results you want? Chances are you might have a bad habit or two when it comes to …

The No-Excuses, Anytime, Anywhere Workout

Celebrity trainer Astrid McGuire will give it to you straight. “If you can carry a 5-pound purse everyday, you can hold 5-pound weights,” she says as …