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10 Ways to Stock Your Fridge for Weight Loss

1. Categorize and organize<p>Invest in individual baskets to separate and organize foods by type: dairy, snacks, fruits and vegetables, condiments and …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

Why You Feel SO Groggy All the Time

Plus, how to feel way more alert all day long<p>Calling all snooze button addicts and perma-groggy people! Your biological clock might be out of whack. A week of camping—without technology—can get your internal clock back in the natural swing of things, according to a new study published in the …

Sleep

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, …

Workouts

10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!

Learn the truth about these common misconceptions<p><b>Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weight</b>Reality: The truth is, it might depend on your prescription. In 2011, researchers at the Cochran Database System Review analyzed 49 studies that compared a variety of birth control methods with placebos and …

Women's Health

5 Ways to Avoid an Injury While Training

An IRONMAN champion explains how to stay healthy while increasing your endurance<p>Paula Newby-Fraser is known as the Queen of Kona—as in, the queen of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which she's won a record <i>eight</i> times. So you might say that Newby-Fraser knows a thing or two …

Exercise

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Biomechanics

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

Weekend Challenge: Rope Triceps Pressdown

Running out of ideas for how to tone your triceps? Try THIS<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.</i> …

Fitness

You Have a Sunburn—Now What?

Unfortunately, sunburns happen. Here are 6 ways to soothe your aching skin<p>Look, as a <i>Women's Health</i> reader, you already know your sun protection stuff: slather on broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher; wear protective clothing; and chill in the shade during midday, when the sun is at it's …

Skin Care

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 …

Workouts

The 10 Most Popular Workout Songs

Music can keep you moving through the toughest workouts—if you listen to these songs<p>Ever wonder what other people listen to while they work out? Chances are, it’s the kind of music that makes you want to dance.<p>To discover the most popular songs to sweat to, Spotify assessed the 2.8 million workout …

Workouts

Perfect Your Running Form

Follow these three pointers to hit your stride<p>Golfers spend years perfecting their swing, but the average runner never takes lessons on proper form. That's too bad, because the right technique can ultimately help you become faster and more biomechanically efficient, and have fewer injuries. No need …

Biomechanics

Will One Sleepless Night Affect Your Race Time?

It's all but impossible to sleep well the night before a big race. New research reveals how this impacts your finish<p>"Don't worry about bad sleep the night before a race; what matters is your sleep two nights before the race." It's one of those bits of running wisdom that get endlessly repeated. But …

Sleep

The 10 Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat up, get fit! Because the path to a strong, capable, toned body begins in the kitchen

Nutrition

Is Hot Yoga Safe?

Read this before your next sweaty session<p>If your opinion of hot yoga involves hundreds of spandex-clad yogis pushing and twisting their bodies to the point of heat exhaustion and dehydration in some sort of mystical sweat lodge somewhere, you aren’t alone. Hot yoga, usually practiced in a room …

Yoga

Sleep and Tech Gadgets

So for this study, researchers set out to see if it was possible to get smartphones, tablets, and other devices—all suspected to hamper sleep quality when used before bed—way below that: under the 30-lux mark. After using a light monitor to measure the brightness of a variety of gadgets, they found …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

Marathons

How to Instantly Cut 8 Seconds Off Your Mile Pace

Sounds small, but it can make a big difference for setting a new PR.<p><i>This article was written by Christa Sgobba and provided by our partners at</i> Men’s Health<p>If you’re looking for an easy way to slash your time, just make it a competition with that person who always finishes a hair in front of you. …

New York University

30 Low-Calorie Snacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

Mind = blown.<p>Getting through a day without a snack is like getting through a day without checking your phone—impossible and boring AF. That's why you need an arsenal of snacks to grab when you need a fix—go-to mini meals that will satisfy your cravings, keep you full, and clock in at 200 calories …

Healthy Eating

Take Your Workout Outside!

7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside<p>Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air of the indoors for the sun and breeze outside. Stop ignoring your instincts! Nature is a perfect buff-body training ground. Here are seven …

EPA

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 …

Nutrition

The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

Get swimsuit-sexy in just six weeks!<p>Pear<p>You're a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with our pear-friendly workout plan.<p>GET YOUR WORKOUT<p>GET YOUR EATING PLAN<p>Straight<p>You're stick straight with very few curves. Add more shape to your …

Workouts

The Sport Workout

Improving your athletic skills gives you a competitive edge and scores you a hot body<p>Lazy days of summer? As if! Thanks to company softball leagues, picnic volleyball matches, and beach-resort kite-surfing lessons, this is the time of year you're most likely to break out of your usual exercise …

Muscle

Awesome Workout Apps

Fitness apps aren't magic—they won't instantly shrink your waist. But they can help streamline the process. (And when they're free, even better!) Download these three winners now<p><b>Top fitness apps:</b><p><b>Lose It!</b>Weight loss sounds simple: Eat fewer calories than you burn. But in real life, it's easy to lose …

Fitness

The OTC Drug That Increases Your Risk of Birth Defects

Just because a medication is available sans prescription doesn’t mean it’s safe for you and your baby<p>Just because a medication is available sans prescription doesn’t mean it’s safe for you and your baby<p>If you’re pregnant, alcohol and sushi aren’t the only things you’ll want to avoid: Taking some …

Boston University

101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

Marathons

4 Easy Ways to Control Cravings

Make these simple food swaps to banish hunger without giving in to it<p>When a certain texture calls your name more than your waistband would like, use these swaps to help you stop food cravings without adding inches.<p><b>When you crave:</b> Crunchy (chips, caramel popcorn, biscotti) <b>Chew this:</b> Baby carrots, …

Weight Loss