Lisa Thao

30 Flips | 3 Magazines | 5 Likes | 11 Following | 1 Follower | @liisabby | Keep up with Lisa Thao on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lisa Thao”

5 Things You Can Make with Your Blender That Aren't Smoothies

Mix up your meals by using your blender in creative new ways.<p>Fact: We love smoothies. All smoothies. Watermelon smoothies. Pineapple smoothies. Even rhubarb smoothies. But we have a feeling your blender might be craving a little adventure—she's capable of so much more! So let her show you what else …

Healthy Eating

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

5 Delicious DIY Sauce Recipes

To give your condiments some fresh kick, try our delicious DIY recipes<p>As you prepare to celebrate peak grilling season, consider this simple way to make even the humblest burger or dog more glorious: Make your own condiments. It's easier than it sounds and a surefire way to add extra flavor to …

10 Peach Smoothies that are PERFECT for Summer

If you're obsessed with this stone fruit, you'll love these sweet, tasty sips!<p>Behind their adorably fuzzy exterior, peaches are super-versatile: You can toss them into a salad, bake them into a pie, or simply eat them whole. Or, of course, you could blend them into a deliciously juicy smoothie. …

7 Ways to Balance Strength Training and Cardio

As part of my 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit journey, I’m learning all about how to fit in both my running and strength training, without sacrificing either<p>Of of all the perks of strength training, the promise of a boost in my running performance—and injury-proofing my body—was one of the most compelling …

15 Minute Workout: Sculpt a Knockout Body

The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>The new way to rev your metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle—stat!<p>You may have zero desire to step inside a cage and brawl like a UFC fighter, but it couldn't hurt to train like one. These guys (women, too!) are lean, …

6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit: Week 2 Strength Circuit Workout

Get ready to sweat with this total-body strength circuit that's even harder than last week's<p>Welcome to week 2 in our progressive strength training plan, 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit! If you're just joining in, I'm taking a class called Equinox Training Camp (ETC) and sharing my workouts and experiences …

15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish In Your 20s

Your future self will thank you

7 Workouts for a Great Rear View—No Butt Job Required!

Butt augmentations are on the rise. We much prefer these butt-sculpting workouts<p>Ever since Beyoncé (and don't forget Kelly and Michelle) first sang the praises of a bootylicious backside, women have been vying for ways to turn their pancake butts into something a little more… filling. The …

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

Meet the cure-all for that annoying gym plateau<p>The secret to busting out of a fitness rut is doing something totally out of your comfort zone. You need a workout that’ll surprise your muscles and keep you engaged the <i>whole</i> time. The fix: an intense series of supersets and fat-burning cardio …

7 Pushup Variations You NEED to Try

Do these moves to boost your upper body burn<p>Pushups give you so much bang for your buck. They not only work your chest, but you’ll also feel the burn in your shoulders, triceps, and your entire core. But doing the same exercise all the time gets boring. Want to change things up? Then click through …

3 Moves to Sculpt a Beautiful, Strong Back

Use these tips to strengthen and smooth this deceptively alluring area<p>We'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Fixing weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back …

3 Moves That Work Your Core AND Arms

Make multitasking your middle name with these two-for-one strength builders<p>Even if the polar vortex is still in full swing where you live, you'll be trading in puffy coats for tank tops before you know it. Luckily, you don't have to log tons of time at the gym to tone your core and your arms—just …

6 Ways to Make Pizza a Whole Lot Healthier

If you’re going to have a slice, make these nutritional adjustments first<p>We knew Americans loved pizza, but we didn't realize just <i>how much</i> they loved pizza until now: Every day, 40 million people across the country eat pizza, making it a huge source of the daily calories and nutrients we take in, …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Travel<p>Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

California

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

3 Crazy-Tempting Vegan Recipes

Get your taste buds ready for some vegan amazingness<p>Warning: Food cravings are about to kick in. You can thank Post Punk Kitchen’s Isa Chandra Moskowitz. In her just-released cookbook, <i>Isa Does It</i>, and new 10-episode web series, <i>Make It Vegan</i>, the chef explains how to whip up a slew of delicious, …

7 Awesome Ways to Use a Foam Roller

Knock out muscle pain with the foam roller.<p>Aching muscles can last for days, so speed up your recovery by rolling them out. These seven exercises from <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i> only take 10 to 15 minutes. Grab a foam roller—like the LuxFit Premium High Density Foam Roller—and do them after a workout, …

A Very Seasonal Side Dish: Kale Salad with Cornbread Croutons

How to make corn bread healthy: Add it to a kale salad. You're guaranteed to love it.<p>The problem with corn bread is that it usually stuffs more than just the bird. But use it as a slightly sweet, crunchy topping on this marinated kale salad instead and it won't add megacalories to your meal. Bonus: …

Food

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

7 Pilates Moves for a Strong, Sexy Back

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted back<p>Pilates is probably best known for its abs-sculpting power, but it can tone every part of your body, including your back. Try these seven moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> and people will be begging you for the secret to your …

6 Perfect Pear Recipes

Don’t miss out on one of fall’s tastiest fruits!

7 Exercises for Better Sex

Master these moves, and an orgasm is practically in the bag<p>Exercise doesn’t just help you tone up and slim down—it can also make sex so much hotter. Try any (or all!) of these moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Sex</i> during your next workout for a more intense orgasm—no kegels necessary!<p>For …

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, …

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch

Your weekend just got even better

6 Delicious New Ways to Eat Brussels Sprouts

They may look intimidating to make, but this leafy green veggie is actually a snap to prepare

Healthy Eating

RIO - 8K

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …