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Burpee How-To: The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

<b>Step 1:</b> While standing with your feet hip-width apart, squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, palms down.<p><b>Step 2:</b> Jump your feet back, arms extended, so your body is long and symmetrical in a plank position.<p><b>Step 3:</b> Pull your legs back under you so you’re back in a squat …

Bodyweight Exercise

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …


19 Beauty Tips That'll Transform Your Routine

#Beauty #Tip: Use a foundation w/reflecting ingredients to minimize the appearance of large pores by diffusing light. <i><br>—dermatologist Fredric Brandt</i>, @drfredricbrandt<p>Need a fast, new beauty look for the weekend? Get semiglossy lids by swiping peachy-nude lipstick on your eyelids. DIY! #BeautySchool</i> …


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9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes


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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Bodyweight Exercise

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Exercise 1 Kneel to stand<p>Mimic the motion of a step-up—arguably the best booty blaster out there—without the need for a step. Begin in a half-kneeling position, one knee up and the other on the ground, hands on hips <b>(A)</b>. Shift your weight into the "up" leg, and press into the floor to come to a …

Bodyweight Exercise

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …


A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …

Slow Cooker Taco Chicken

So if you’re familiar with Cafe Rio, a Utah-based fresh Mex chain that’s kind of starting to spread throughout the rest of the United States, you may …

Spiked Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat Shake Shooters

Spiked Rice Krispie Treat Shake Shooters.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 24, 2014 79<p>Can we have a party?<p>No, really. We need to have a party.<p>Because we must …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …


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 …


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 …

Bodyweight Exercise

Tone It Up in 2 Weeks: Your Mid-January Super-Charged Workout Plan

Fell off the weight-loss resolution wagon? Well, lace up those sneakers and get back at it—Tone It Up founders Karena and Katrina are here to help. The gurus behind Bravo's new <i>...</i>

high-intensity circuit workout

<b>Here are the moves you'll do:</b><br>1. Front Squat<br>2. Single-Leg Deadlift (one minute per leg)<br>3. Bent-Over Row<br>4. Push Press<p><b>And for more super efficient workouts, check out Jen's new book, Shape-Up Shortcuts!</b>


6 Secrets to Getting Up for a Morning Workout

<b>Get a blast of sunlight.</b> <br>When your eye senses light, it sets off a chain reaction in your brain that leaves you feeling alert and energized, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Soak up rays by standing near an open window, or position your bed so it faces east and natural light will wake …


Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …


Resistance Band Workout

Exercise 1 Air-Sit Alternating Row<p>Anchor the band at just above waist height. Facing the anchor point and holding the handles with arms straight out, lower down as if you’re sitting in a chair <b>(A)</b>. While holding this position, pull one arm back so your elbow grazes your rib cage. Don’t let your …

Bodyweight Exercise

Celebrity Workouts You Can TOTALLY Do

Itching for even MORE workouts to train like a celebrity? Check out the new <b>Women’s Health Fit Club</b> for tons of sweat-tastic exercise routines from sought-after Hollywood trainers like Simone De La Rue and Kristen McGee. Join the club today!


Effects of Weekend Drinking on Your Body

Researchers looked at two groups of college students between the ages of 18 and 23. While the control group didn’t drink, the other group drank an average of 118 grams of ethanol per week, or the equivalent of about three pints of beer. That may not seem like a lot of booze—in fact, it’s less than …


Weekend Challenge: Reverse Lunge with Front Raise

Tone your tummy <i>and</i> butt in a single move!<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 exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and</i> …


9 Great Cardio Workouts

9 Great Cardio Workouts That Get Your Heart Pumping<p>And, no, they’re not all done on the treadmill<p>Shutterstock<p>If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cardio” is running, <i>giiirl</i> do we have some workouts for you to try. Of course, we heart running—it’s a great way to calm your mind and …


Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Rights & Freedoms

15-Minute Workout: Back Exercises

Exercise 1 Bent-Over Row<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, bend your knees slightly, push your hips back, and lean forward, keeping your back flat and core tight (a). Slowly bend your elbows, keeping them close to your body, to pull the dumbbells to your sides (b). Pause, then slowly lower …


The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

Exercise 1 Squat, Lunge, Curl<p>Stand with your arms at your sides and squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Push back up to the starting position. Then take a giant step forward with your left foot and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground. Push up onto your …


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