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Your A-Z Guide to Excellent Summer Hair

The dog days of summer are upon us and that can only mean one thing (aside from the fact that now's the time to stock up on heavy-duty antiperspirant and sweat-proof makeup). We're...

The Ultra-Intense Workout Move That Burns Fat Fast

The burpee has a goofy name, but the fat-burning benefits are nothing to laugh at<p>Imagine an exercise that offers big cardio benefits, works every major muscle group, and torches mucho calories. That’s a burpee (aka, a squat thrust) in a nutshell. Developed in the 1930s and used by the military to …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

19 Beauty Tips That'll Transform Your Routine

...in 140 characters or less!<p>Twitter may be the ultimate resource for breaking news, but it's also an amazing hub for beauty tips. We favorited these pros' tweets.<p>Mani Monday: Nail Care—many adults suffer from brittle nails, which can be remedied with B vitamins.—<i>manicurist Angel Williams</i>, …

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9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes

Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Whether you're looking for festival-ready brights or office-friendly neutrals, these summer polishes have you (and your nails) covered.

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The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

The 15-Minute Standing Workout for Flat Abs

Tone your core without the crunch with this stand-up workout for trim, toned abs<p>You got 15 minutes? Then you've got time for this killer stand-up abs workout. Fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, demonstrates all the moves in this quick video above. Check it out, and then …

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

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<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 target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

The Waist-Cinching Workout for Toned Abs and Obliques

Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love<p>Give your workout routine a new twist—literally. These six moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to whittle your middle. Move from one exercise to the next without …

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>

The Fat-Blasting, 5-Minute Circuit

Sculpt a leaner bod without spending hours at the gym<p>We'll let you in on a little secret: You can torch major calories and burn fat in just five minutes. Don't believe us? You will after you sweat to this high-intensity circuit workout created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

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 …

6 Resistance-Band Moves for a Full-Body Burn

You’re going to love this versatile and affordable fitness tool<p>A handled resistance band can give you a gym-quality strength workout practically anywhere. Bonus: It’s inexpensive, versatile, and super portable! These six resistance band exercises work your entire body, proving once and for all that …

7 Celebrity Workouts You Can TOTALLY Do

Try some of the exercises Hollywood A-listers swear by<p>How do so many celebrities get fit fast for action-packed roles and red carpet premieres? More often than not, they work with personal trainers. And while it’s definitely a good idea to ask a professional for workout advice, not everyone can …

The Scary Thing That Happens to Your Body After a Weekend of Drinking

Aside from getting the urge to inhale the greasiest brunch ever<p>If you often knock back a few too many margaritas on Saturday night, you may be risking more than just a wicked hangover. Even moderate drinking over the weekend can lead to oxidative stress, or damage to your DNA, according to a new …

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Lunge with Front Raise

Tone your tummy and 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 That Get Your Heart Pumping

And no, they don't require a treadmill<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 build cardiovascular strength. But it’s definitely not the <i>only</i> way to …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

The 15-Minute Back Workout

Score a strong, sexy rear view by training your traps, lats, and delts<p>When checking out your reflection, you likely give a quick spin to see how your butt looks, but barely notice your back muscles. That's a shame, because they're crucial to getting a healthier body (and can look damn sexy too). A …

The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

It's the region most of us love to hate—our hips, thighs, and backsides. For a lower body you'll love, you need to do two things: burn fat, and lift and firm your tush. This routine does both. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Then repeat the circuit so you perform it a …

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