Kate McDonald

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8 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound a Week

Brilliant food swaps that won't sacrifice flavor—or leave you starving.<p>Lets do the math: To lose one pound in seven days, you need to subtract about 3,500 calories. The safest, most hunger-free way to do this is to spread it out over the course of a week, deleting approximately 500 calories a day. …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

3 Moves to Tone Your Arms, Shoulders, and Back

Our Fit Bride shows off the best upper-body exercises to tone up fast<p>Many brides-to-be focus on slimming down for their big day, but our Fit Bride Renee Appelle—<i>Women's Health</i>’s national digital advertising director—also wants to sculpt a lean, sexy upper body. Renee met with trainer Dan Sigafoos …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Fridays are extra sweet when you have a three-day weekend ahead of you. Whether you’re hosting or party-hopping, you’ll need to whip up some …

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

Kofta Pocket with Tzatziki Sauce

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Summer's hottest couple, tucked into a pita.</i><p>WHO: Food Blogga is a cookbook author and freelance food writer who lives in …

Gold Medal Abs

Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four of them to …

Recipe of the Day: Spicy Shrimp Ceviche With Cilantro

Our healthy and light ceviche recipe uses precooked shrimp, which means you just need to combine the ingredients (about 15 minutes), chill for an …

8 Simple Slimming Smoothies

Whip up one of these diet-friendly blends when you're in need of a post-workout snack, belly-flattening breakfast, or grab-and-go lunch<p>After a …

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

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>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, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Restorative Yoga for the Ultimate Relaxation

The holidays are a time that is supposed to be full of joy, family, giving, reflection, and positivity. Trying to cram all of the good stuff into a …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Protein Power: 7 Ways to Cook with Quinoa

Unless you grew up with hippie parents who were regulars at a hole-in-the-wall health-food store, you probably didn’t have a clue about quinoa until …

5 Foods that Keep You Thin

Take a look around any book store, and you'll find dozens of diet books lining the shelves. Despite their bright and cheerful covers, with their …

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