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If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Bodyweight Exercises<p>Abs Workout<p>If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP<p>Shares<p>Whatever the season, there's no …

From Perfect Grilled Chicken To Brownies: 17 Essential Recipes Everyone Should Know

You don’t need to be a gourmet cook with legions of cookbooks to please your friends and family. So long as you have tried and true recipes for the basics — grilled chicken, deviled eggs, tomato sauce, chocolate chip cookies, and so on — you’ll be able to whip up a crowd-pleasing meal with ease.<p>1. …

Foam Rolling vs. Stretching: Which Is Better?

<i>Photos: Pond5</i><p><i>By Amanda Woerner for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>You know you're supposed to be foam rolling and stretching your muscles, to keep your body strong and healthy. But what if you can barely squeeze in your workouts in the first place -- let alone 10 extra minutes at the beginning and end of each …

3 Big Reasons Runners Should Strength Train

<b>Help You Race Smoother, Longer</b><br>Heard of "running economy"? It's akin to how many miles per gallon a car gets. Strength training can improve yours up to eight percent, meaning you can last longer before pulling off the road.<p><b>Prevent Sidelining Injuries</b><br>Multiple studies reveal that stronger muscles and …

Karlie Kloss's Skincare Guru Dishes on the Secrets to Beautiful Skin

This article originally appeared on Food and Wine. For more stories like this, visit FoodandWine.com.<p>Those on the quest for perfect skin fuel a …

Foam Roll Roll it Out

Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, or a sedentary individual, your muscles accrue very uncomfortable adhesions which might be causing your lower back pain and other joint pains. According to Beverly Hills-based orthopedic physician Dr Raj, "The body is surrounded by layers and layers of …

Carrie Underwood Shares the Recipe for Her Favorite Healthy Breakfast

Carrie Underwood may have given birth to her son Isaiah Michael Fisher in March, but the country crooner bounced back to her pre-baby shape in no …

This 5-Minute Sequence Will Work Out Your Entire Body

Fitting in your work out + making it to happy hour = winning at life.<p>Some days, it really is impossible to make it to the gym. Fortunately, spending 30 minutes on the elliptical isn't the only activity that works you out.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a full …

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9 Superfood Smoothies Guaranteed to Make You a Morning Person

<b>The superfood:</b> Acai<br>Blend it with almond milk, banana, mango, raspberries, ginger, and vanilla. Then, top it with almonds, granola, chia seeds, and more raspberries. Voilà!<p><b>The superfood:</b> Spinach<br>We're kind of obsessed with the minty hue of this banana, pear, avocado, and spinach drink.<p><b>The superfood:</b> …

5 Poses For Tight Hips

A series of yoga moves to undo the physical stress of a long day.<p>You may not realize that your hips are feeling tight, but chances are they're in dire need of some stretching. Runners, walkers, sitters and commuters (so, the vast majority of people) are all victims of stiffness in this area of the …

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11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Games Every Super Bowl Contender Has Circled on Their 2015 Schedules

Link to Media<p>Revenge. Pride. Standings.<p>Whatever the reason, there are probably games that teams—and certainly their fans—have already circled on their calendars for the 2015 season.<p>For Super Bowl contenders, the stakes are even higher. Big games take on more meaning, earning more attention around …

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Why Doing Less Is the Only Way to Lose Weight

Most people think that in order to lose weight you have to count calories and go to the gym five days a week.<p>While it's true that eating more vegetables and increasing your exercise are essential to living a healthy life, heading into big lifestyle changes full-force can actually hold you back from …

The Exercise Move That Works Your Belly, Butt and Hips

<b>Alteration: Hands-Up Bridge</b><br>Get in the basic bridge position, but this time do the move with your hands directly in the air; it forces you to engage your abs and glutes more.<p><b>Alteration: Unilateral Bridge</b><br>Go back to the basic bridge position, but this time raise one knee to your chest or extend it all …

The Best 15-Minute Workouts for 2015

6 Of The Best Leg Exercises That Aren't Squats Or Lunges

So you want more defined quads, hamstrings, glutes and calves in 2015, but you're sick and tired of squats and lunges. We hear you.<p>Squats and lunges are some of the most well-known -- and most effective -- lower-body moves, but it's never a bad idea to shake up your workout routine. And if shaking …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

But there's hope, and it may come in the form of a simple exercise tool: the foam roller. A foam roller is an inexpensive length of, typically, closed cell foam that’s six to nine inches in diameter and anywhere from a foot to four feet long. You guide your body over the roller back and forth, …

Crush This Exercise for Killer Legs

Drop it like a squat.<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the Women's Health 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>Dumbbell Front Squat:</b> 2014 may have been the year of the …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

Exercise 1 Half-kneeling diagonal chops<p>Come down on your right knee (like you're going to propose), holding a 5- to 10-pound dumbbell with both hands to the outside of your right hip <b>(A)</b>. In one fluid motion, raise the dumbbell across your body and up to the ceiling, just past the outside of your …

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

<b>The Moves:</b><br>1. Glute Bridge <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Raise one leg, and switch legs after 25 seconds. You can also raise your arms so they're pointing straight up or lift your toes off the ground.<p>2. Swing with Dumbbells <b><br>How to make it harder:</b> Hold the heavier-weight dumbbells as you swing your arms …

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

Stop Saying the Word 'Should'

"To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are." -Sven Goran Eriksson<p>How many times a day do you use the word "should" in reference to yourself or other people? I don't know about you, but I used to use it a lot.<p>The word "should" has become a fixture in our everyday dialogue. We use …

What Would King Say Today?

This year, on Martin Luther King Sunday, my church did what thousands of other churches did, which was to retell the story of King's work and ministry and sacrifice in the Civil Rights movement. It's always moving and emotional. It's hard to believe that only one generation ago people were being …

Using Yoga to Strengthen Your Hips for Kayaking

River runner and yoga instructor Andria Davis shows you some yoga techniques to help improve flexibility and strengthen your hips for kayaking as …

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Opening Day with the Jays: Why split seconds are worth the wait

The Jays whimpered in their first test of 2013. But that’s not really the point, as Nick Taylor-Vaisey explains<p>Baseball is about moments.<p>Anyone who’s …