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The ABCs of Nutrition

Have you ever thought about all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and super foods one must keep track of in order to maintain a healthy diet? It can be overwhelming, especially because most have little to no idea about what exactly is in their food.<p><i>Why are spinach and other leafy greens good for</i> …

Nutrition

Healthier Brunch Recipes

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch<p>Your weekend just got even better<p>Ladies who brunch—but don’t want to do it at the expense of their healthy habits: These recipes are for you!<p>Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese<p>This hearty (but healthy!) brunch recipe has good-for-you fats and …

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

Health

Abdominal Exercises: The Waist-Cinching Workout

Exercise 1 Criss-Cross Jacks<p>Get your heart rate pumping with this variation to the standard jumping jack. Jump out to widen your feet and send your arms into a T position <b>(A)</b>, then jump in, crossing your legs and your arms <b>(B)</b>. Repeat, alternating the cross of your hands and feet. Do 20 reps.<p>Exercise …

Workouts

Pilates Workout for Abs

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach<p>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</i> …

Yoga

7 Pushup Variations You Need to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

Workouts

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Health

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

Skinny Jeans

The 7 Best Exercises For Killer Leg Workouts | Women's Health

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs<p>Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the</i> …

10 Recipes to Get Kids to Eat Broccoli

10 delicious broccoli recipes to help you turn your kids onto the cruciferous green stuff—no bribes necessary<p>Oh, broccoli. We love you, you know that? We love you charred, roasted, sautéed with a bit of garlic. We love how you taste, we love that Harrison Ford tells jokes about you, and we love …

Cooking

Quick Fitness Tips: How to Look Thinner in Under 10 Seconds

<b>Rib Cage Up:</b> Weak upper-back muscles often angle your chest downward and make your boobs look droopy. Lift your sternum (the breast bone in your chest) a few inches to elongate your torso.<p><b>Pelvis Parallel:</b> Think of your pelvis as a bucket full of water. When your hips tilt forward or you lift your …

How to block someone from contacting you on iOS 7

Receiving spam phone calls? An ex won't stop texting you? No need to contact your carrier, Apple now allows iPhone and iPad users to block these kinds of things. Here's how to set it up.

iOS

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router review: A cutting-edge Wi-Fi router that has it all - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router</b> features powerful hardware, faster Wi-Fi technology, and useful features. The router delivers in all categories.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Asus RT-AC68U is expensive, not wall-mountable, and not everyone will immediately benefit from its new and …

Wi-Fi

What Every Contact Lens Wearer Needs To Know (But Is Afraid To Ask)

If you're one of the 36 million contact lens wearers in the U.S., chances are you went through a mini-course in hygiene when you first got your prescription. You know the drill: First wash your hands with soap and water before drying them with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel. Then, …

Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

Workouts

7 Workout Mistakes You May Be Making and How to Fix Them

The first step in breaking a bad habit -- or not developing one in the first place -- is to identify the problem. Here are seven common workout mistakes I see all the time and suggestions on how to fix them.<p><b>1. Stretching before your workout.</b><p>Static stretching (holding a stretch to the point of …

Exercise

13 All-Natural Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

About 9 million U.S. adults use prescription sleep aids to ensure quality rest, according to a recent CDC study. But experts caution that sleeping pills aren't always effective or safe, and many think their use should be limited.<p>"If you have an insomnia disorder, you probably need to see somebody …

Parents' Harsh Words Might Make Teen Behaviors Worse

Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up.<p>But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.<p>No matter how much you shout, your teenagers don't listen. - …

The 5 Yoga Poses You Should Do Every Morning

Morning time: The birds are singing, you haven’t checked your e-mail yet, and you have a moment of peace before the day attacks. This is your opportunity to start the day off right. Like the common belief that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your morning exercise routine is one of …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Exercise

Whether you do it to lose weight, to reach a fitness goal or -- dare we say it? -- just for fun, exercise <i>changes</i> you.<p>There's the red face and the sweating, the pounding heart and pumping lungs, the boost to your alertness and mood, the previously nonexistent urges to talk about nothing but splits …

6 Best and Worst Foods for Energy

What you eat can help you to stay energized, or may make you fizzle out. Here, we break down the best and worst foods for maintaining high …

Nutrition

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, …

Nutrition

Home Workout Routine: Low-Impact HIIT

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

Are The Recently Approved Anti-Obesity Drugs Dangerous? Experts Weigh In On Safety Of Belviq, Qsymia

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>Did the Food and Drug Administration push through dangerous drugs due to influence from big pharma? That's the question that senior doctor Sidney M. Wolfe, MD, founder of the health research group Public Citizen, is asking in a new paper published in the journal BMJ after the FDA …

4 Ways to Get Rid of Back Fat

You use your back muscles in almost everything you do–are you giving them enough attention? Building and maintaining strong back muscles can help …

Fitness

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

10 Of The Worst Diet Tips Ever

<i>By Stephanie Castillo for Prevention.com</i><p>You know you can't believe everything you read. And still, you haven't eaten an egg yolk since the 90s, and you can't touch a French fry without being saddled with guilt. Oh, and don't even get us started on the whole don't-eat-after-8-PM-or-else mentality. …

Toward a Diet That Prevents Cancer

New research says eating in accordance with the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" correlates with lower risks of pancreatic cancer.<p>Only around one in five people who are diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma are offered the surgery to try and treat it. Usually by the time we find it, the …

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Exercise 1 Inchworm<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands. Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop. Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. …