Are you working out too hard? Sore muscles are one of those things that everyone reacts to differently: Some people swear it “proves” they had a hard workout, while others think sore muscles just kind
First up: Did you know it's technically a fruit?! When you think of summer, the first foods that probably come to mind are mouthwatering fruits like berries and watermelon. But there's another squad of
Find out if that strength-only plan is smart. For some people, cardio is just not in the cards. But if you're strength training and your workout is achieving the goals you want, is it enough for your health?
Do it once or twice a week for #gains. You might complain when your body is can’t-get-off-the-toilet sore, but deep down, you know you love it. That's 'cause that hurts-so-good feeling is evidence that
Take a dip. 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: Bench dip: Unlike other arm exercises,
Don't say we never gave you anything. Planks are so, so good for you. But they’re also kind of, well, boring. Holding a plank for 30 to 60 seconds means you’ve got nothing but the floor to distract you
And that could change everything. No doubt you try to take good care of your skin—you wash it twice a day and apply moisturizer when you can. And, while keeping your skin clean and moisturized seems pretty
She works with Zac Efron's trainer. Alexandra Daddario, star of this summer's Baywatch, worked with co-star Zac Efron's trainer Patrick Murphy to get in big-screen shape. To get visibly defined muscles
Nearly all women will get HPV at some point in their lives. When sports reporter Erin Andrews announced in January that she'd been diagnosed with cervical cancer, many headlines used the same word: secret.
Some of this might surprise you. You’ve probably heard the term “heart rate” tossed around since elementary school P.E. Chances are, you’ve seen it, too—it’s that blinking number in the corner of your
Push yourself a little harder for maximum results. Pushing your body as hard as you can (a la HIIT) is one way to challenge yourself. Another? Mastering a physical skill. Performing a movement pattern
Before you call your gynecologist, read this. Cramps are, to put it lightly, the absolute worst. That stabbing pain can leave you breathless, and so desperate you'd do almost anything for a heating pad.
Time to get in the know. We know you'd like your underwear back—stat—but don't bolt out of your next ob-gyn visit without an honest chat about how to take care of your body in 2017 (the rules are always
Take a look at this list to find out. If you've been feeling nervous about the future of your health since House Republicans passed a new health-care bill on Thursday, May 4, you're certainly not alone.
It'll help you relax, too. Think of your workout as a meal. Your warm-up is your appetizer, the actual sweat session is your entree, and your cooldown is—wait... cooldown? "Most people skip stretching
You can thank Shaun T for this popular fitness program. If you prefer working out at home to high-tailing it to the gym, there are TONS of options out there, no matter what type of setup you've got. One
It’s not until your knees start hurting that you realise how much work they do. So, which problems should you worry about, and which treatments should you try? Our knees are a marvel of engineering. They
“You don’t want your perfume to enter the room before you,” are the sage words of Linda Pilkington, founder and creator of Ormonde Jayne, when we quiz her on applying just the right amount of fragrance.
It’s basically the secret weapon you never knew about. Say you walk into an IMAX movie about workouts and your body (bear with us for a sec). Which body part would have the leading role? Nope, not your
From boy shorts to bras! You know that feeling when you buy a pair of "nude" undies...but then discover after wearing them under your white shorts that they're not nude at ALL? That's because what's considered
Let’s put this to rest, once and for all. Think lifting heavy dumbbells will transform you into the Incredible Hulk? Think again. "Lifting heavy weights will not automatically make you bulky," says Rachel
Supermodels, they’re just like us! If you’ve ever done a plank before, you know it’s a borderline form of torture. That’s why Gigi Hadid is getting serious props for doing an interview on camera while
Yeah, just eat this stuff instead. Yes, everyone wants to feel full for hours after they eat lunch and never be bloated again. But like, how?!? Well, there's one solution that's not exactly sexy (your
It’s way easier than you think! If there's one makeup look (besides the cat eye) that's tough to master, it's the smoky eye. Done well, it turns you into a smoldering goddess. Done wrong, you'll end up
Not all workout shoes are created equal. Your workout is only as good as the shoes on your feet. That’s especially true when it comes to cross-training, which calls for all kinds of movement: front to
Consider them the good kind of dirty dozen. Any strength training is good for your body, but not all moves are created equal. If you're looking to drop pounds—quickly—look no further than this 12-step