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Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) |

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

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How to Take Care of Your Rotator Cuff

Having dislocated my shoulder multiple times in my 20s, I am quite familiar with the delicate group of muscles know as the rotator cuff since these are the muscles that help keep the joint intact. Made up of four muscles, the rotator cuff stabilizes the shoulder, which is a really mobile and …

Transform the Shape of Your Butt With This Lunge Variation

One of the best exercises for your butt and legs are lunges, and this variation takes the cake! Since you alternate directly from forward lunges to reverse lunges on the same leg, you'll really feel your thighs and glutes firing up. And no, you probably won't be walking normally tomorrow after …

12 10-Minute Workouts For When You Can't Get to the Gym

With your packed schedule, it can be tough to set aside time for yourself to get to the gym or studio. But you're in luck! We have so many at-home workouts and workout videos that'll help you break a sweat without having to leave the house — and these ones will give you a heart-pumping sweat sesh …

The 53 Best Leg Exercises Out There

Keep those thighs strong and toned with these moves — they're the most effective exercises for targeting your lower half to make you feel confident in anything you wear, or nothing at all.


Do This Relaxing Yoga Sequence in Bed, Then Drift Off to Sleep

Yoga is a natural way to settle your mind and ease muscular tension, both of which inspire a more restful night's sleep. So leave your mat rolled up in your yoga bag and hop in bed instead! Follow this 11-pose sequence from start to finish, or pick and choose the poses your body needs.<p>Be sure to …


Despise Burpees? Do These 5 Exercises That Are Just as Effective

Burpees suck. Everything about them is hard. So if you cringe at the thought of doing even one burpee, try these jumping exercises that will get your heart rate up and work your arms, core, and legs just as much.


Tone Those Triceps With These 6 Effective Exercises

Want to show off toned arms without an ounce of arm jiggle? Pair these six triceps exercises with a cardio routine and tone up your arms in no time!


At-Home Cardio — No Running Required!

You don't need any equipment to get your cardio on. Heck, you don't even need to run to get your heart rate up. With this workout, you can burn major calories in your living room with 20 minutes of cardio.<p>We provide modifications for all the exercises, so if you're new to working out, we've got you …


2-Week Total-Body Challenge — Just a Few Minutes a Day

If you enjoyed toning your legs with our Squat Challenge, your core loved the Crunch Challenge, and your upper body felt pumped doing the Push-Up Challenge, get ready for a total-body fitness challenge that combines exercises from all three of these challenges to strengthen and firm your entire …


Get Strong, Defined Arms With This 100-Rep Arm Workout

Ten moves. 10 reps each. Sounds simple enough, but man, your arms will be toast after completing 100 reps without a rest. Modify this workout to fit your ability level by using two- to 10-pound dumbbells. Use the same size dumbbell for all 10 exercises (I used eight-pounders), or switch between …


The Moves You Should Be Doing For a Perkier Butt

Need to shape up your backside? Look no further — we've got over 30 of the most effective exercises to perk up your backside fast. Read on to learn the moves, and stick around to the end for five celebrity-inspired butt-shaping video workouts for you to follow!<p><i>— Additional reporting by Michele</i> …


Tone Your Entire Body With This Bodyweight Workout

In our January Jump-Start Workout Plan, we want to keep you moving every day — for two weeks. Here's another at-home workout to help you rev up your fitness life. In only 20 minutes, we will work your entire body with no equipment needed. And if you are new to working out, we offer modifications …

A 100-Rep Bodyweight Workout That Can Be Done in Just 5 Minutes

Don't think you have time to exercise? This 100-rep workout can be done in just under five minutes. And the best part is that you don't need any equipment — just your body. These moves combine cardio plus strength training, so you'll be huffing and puffing and will feel your muscles burning. Want …

Low Weights, High Reps: Feel the Burn With These Arm Exercises

We all want those arms that don't flap in the wind when we're waving hello, right? These five exercises with light weights make it look easy, but the small isometric moves ensure you feel the burn. Grab your two- or three-pound dumbbells and get going, but don't worry if you don't have weights — …


Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Incinerate Fat and Build Muscle With This Kickass Printable Workout

Add some dumbbells to your fitness routine and build some metabolism-boosting muscle while toning your entire body. We leave no muscle untouched with this workout, so grab a set of dumbbells between five and 25 pounds. Better yet, grab two sets — so you can challenge yourself on a few of the moves …


Strong, Toned, and Fit Full-Body Workout

Get ready to work your entire body in 30 minutes! In our Two-Week Tone-Up Plan, we figured it's time to add some hand weights into the mix to help build lean muscle. So welcome to your first weighted workout; we suggest grabbing some medium-weight dumbbells, between five and 10 pounds, and some …