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Spring Clean Your Bar: 7 Easy Two-Ingredient Cocktails

Save the complicated mixology for the winter weather.<p>In the depths of January, when the darkness rolls in at 3:30 P.M., there are endless hours to binge watch HBO Go, browse the net for Caribbean flash sales, and tinker with that Old Fashioned recipe. But come spring-fevered afternoons, your first …

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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 …

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 …

The Miranda Lambert Workout: Get Fit Anywhere, Anytime

Exercise 1 Jumping Jack<p>Stand with your feet a few inches apart and your arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>, then raise your arms out to the sides and over your head as you jump your feet out so they are slightly more than shoulder-width apart <b>(b)</b>. Quickly reverse the movement without pausing. That's one …

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 …

This Will Be Your New Favorite Upper-Body Sculptor

Take your pushups to the next level!<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. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Stacked-Feet Pushup:</b> This move makes your basic pushup more …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

<b>1. Exercise with Friends</b><br>Instead of catching up with friends over food and drinks, suggest a reunion on the move—you're likely to work out 104 percent harder if you have an exercise buddy. Suggest a weekly walk-and-talk session, form a friendly fitness club, or take advantage of gym specials …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

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19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes<p>Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a …

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight<p>You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!<p>Levi Brown/Jeff Harris<p>When you get home after a long day at work, it can be so tempting to grab takeout or heat up a frozen meal instead of making dinner …

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique<p>Pilates doesn’t just tone your muscles. If you do the right moves, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Ready to start sweating? Try these nine amazing exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>.<p><i>Adapted from</i> The Women’s Health Big Book of …

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

Exercise 1 Rocking Down Dog<p>Start on your hands and knees. Pull your butt up to the ceiling while you straighten your arms and legs <b>(A)</b>. Lifting at the heel, pedal your feet up and down <b>(B)</b>. Alternate feet and try to get your heel to the floor. Pedal 10 times per foot.<p>Exercise 2 Calf Stretch<p>Stand at …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

<b>Switch Up Your Arm Strengtheners</b><br>If you want to get seriously strong arms, Bass says it's important to vary the kinds of arm exercises you do and the weight you use—that's what he does with Cameron. "If you normally do 15 to 20 reps, try adding more weight and do 10," he says.<p><b>Be Sure to Feel the …

The Torch-and-Tone 14-Exercise Circuit

Exercise 1 Burpees with Spiderman Pushups<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width distance apart. Place your hands on the floor <b>(A)</b>, and quickly kick your legs straight out behind you <b>(B)</b>. Lower yourself into a pushup, at the same time bringing your right knee towards your right shoulder <b>(C)</b>, then, during …

The Look-Great-in-Heels Workout

Exercise 1 Straight-Leg Calf Raise<p>Begin by standing on the top of a stair or step bench with dumbbells in hand and feet hip-width apart. Allow your heels to extend off the bench so that you are on the balls of your feet. Stand with a long, tall spine and abs drawn inward. Rise up onto the balls of …

The Most Amazing Veggie Dishes EVER

<b>Zucchini "Baba Ghanoush"</b><p>5 large zucchini<br>1/3 cup goat’s milk yogurt<br>½ oz Roquefort cheese, coarsely g rated<br>1 egg, lightly beaten<br>1 Tbsp unsalted butter<br>2 ½ Tbsp pine nuts<br>½ tsp Urfa chile flakes, or a pinch of regular chile flakes<br>1 tsp lemon juice<br>1 clove garlic, crushed<br>½ tsp za’atar, to finish<br>Salt and …

How To Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days<p>Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>Shutterstock<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

Exercise 1 Plyometric Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip width and extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height; sit back and bend your knees until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. Press through your heels as you push and jump into the air <b>(B)</b>. Land …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>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.

6 Decorating Ideas That Will Make You Cozy Up to Fall

Autumn is all about nesting, and designer Emily Henderson is sharing her favorite ways to turn your home into a cozy gathering spot this season with the help of accent pieces from Target's Threshold collection.<p><i>LK Griffin Photography/Courtesy of Target</i><p>1. <b>Metallics:</b> "This is when I start being extra …

4 Moves for Lean Legs and a Tight Butt

A stronger bottom half starts here.<p>Shutterstock<p>You can target all the muscles that make up your bum and your legs—your glutes, quads, hamstrings, hips, inner thighs, calves—in this four-exercise workout. Basically, if you don't want a super-tight butt and hella-toned legs, stop reading now.<p>Yeah, we …

The Two-for-One Exercise You NEED to Try

It's a smart way to work your upper and lower body at the same time.<p>Beth Bischoff<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. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Glute Bridge</b> …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Exercise 1 Plank to Side Plank<p>Position your hands under your shoulders, arms straight and legs extended behind you, feet hip-width apart. This is Plank <b>(a)</b>. Bring your left palm to the center of the mat and roll onto the outer edge of your left foot. Stack your right foot on top of your left. Extend …

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6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.<p>Snoop Dogg and Jason Derulo wrote a song about it, your significant other can't get enough of it, and the #belfie is officially a thing. Basically: The booty is kind of a big deal. So we asked six trainers for their go-to …

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …

The 9 Best Soups for Weight Loss

Because science says it’s great for dropping pounds<p>Fall is the perfect time of year to snuggle up with a big bowl of soup. Beside being the perfect chilly-weather meal, studies have shown that people who eat soup frequently have smaller waists, weigh less, and consume less fat and calories than …

8 Swiss and Medicine Ball Moves You Should Be Doing

You just found your new favorite workout buddies.<p>When you think of strength-training equipment, you probably think of barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. But you can also develop serious strength with the help of some friendly medicine balls and Swiss balls. Using these workout tools during your …

Bulb Planting 101

For the past 10 years, my favorite “down time” activity has been watching TV. Whenever I have some spare time to myself, settling into the couch with …