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The 30-Minute Dance-Cardio Workout That Models Love

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to torch some calories with this modelFIT dance-cardio workout. Now you can try this energizing sweat sesh even if you don't live in LA or NYC, where their studios are located. This dance routine will get your heart rate up while toning you all over. And best …

10 Dynamic Stretches To Do Before Your Next Run

I distinctly remember when I used to put on my running shoes, walk out the door and start running. Yeah, that’s totally old-school—and a perfect to …

Yoga

Why running is such perfect cardio

There was once a time, just a few decades ago, when few people ran to stay in shape. Today, running is almost synonymous with exercise. If your goal …

Middle Age

The One Move You Need to Challenge Your Whole Body

Thrust it. Thrust it real good.<p>Jenn Pena; Alyssa Zolna<p><i>Check out Women's Health's FitGIF Friday every week for fun and challenging new moves to make your sweat sesh really count. Here's this week's exercise:</i><p><b>Dumbbell squat thrust:</b> You know that the strength training will help you get toned like whoa, …

3 Delish Dips That'll Make You Actually WANT to Eat Celery Sticks | Women's Health

<b>Mediterranean White Bean Dip</b><p>You've probably never described a dip as 'refreshing' before, but you're about to. The lemon, garlic, and cucumber flavors take this bean blend to the next level.<p>1/3 cup Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill dressing<br>15 oz can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed<br>2 …

BA’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

4 Servings<p>Don’t be alarmed if the sauce looks thin at first: It will continue to thicken as it bakes with the noodles. This recipe also easily doubles—because one can't have too much mac 'n' cheese. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons …

Onions

10 Pinable Charts That'll Speed Up Your Slim-Down

Research shows that you prefer the taste of low-cal and low-fat foods when you use spices to cook them. Keep this DIY spice blend chart on-hand to take your low-cal food prep to the next level.<p>You can stop saying "I don't have time to eat healthy." This is how R.D.s put a nutritious homemade meal …

First Moves

This simple, five-minute dynamic warmup preps your body for pain-free running.<p>Hitting the road after you just spent eight hours curled up in bed or parked behind a desk can shock your system. That's why it's smart to do a dynamic warmup before you launch into a workout. "A dynamic warmup prepares …

Workouts

Pulled Pork Recipe

<i>Barbecue purists may claim that pulled pork has to be smoked in a pit to be the real thing, and we won't quibble with that. But this recipe, prepared</i> …

Cooking

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

While that’s the way we are born breathing (seriously, go look at a baby’s belly go!), over time, a combination of stress, sitting, and worrying over how our stomachs causes us to force air upwards into our chest, where our lungs actually absorb relatively little oxygen—our bodies’ primary fuel. As …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

Health

Changes to Stride, Surface and Form to Avoid Injury

Simple adjustments to your routes, form, and mileage can help sidestep injury.<p>Running may be the quickest, the most invigorating, and for many, the most enjoyable way to get and stay fit. So it is doubly frustrating when you’re sidelined by aches, pains, or, worse, injuries. Easing up—on surfaces, …

Running