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6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by training your abs, obliques, and back muscles to <i>resist</i> bending …

3 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas You'll Love

A.K.A., proof that gluten- and grain-free breakfasts can still be delicious<p>Toast. Cereal. Pancakes. Waffles. What do these all have in common? 1) They're breakfast foods. 2) They're loaded with carbs. But your first meal of the day doesn't have to be so heavy. In <i>Good Morning Paleo</i>, chef Jane …

8 Swiss and Medicine Ball Moves You Should Be Doing

You just found your new favorite workout buddies.

15-Minute Hot Abs Workout

That sports-bra-only yoga instructor. Women who make naval rings look sexy. Every page of the <i>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition</i>. Let's face it: We've all had moments of ab envy. But beyond how well those chicks can pull off a crop top, there's a more important reason their ridiculous midsections …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

yoga | Women's Health

It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime against yoga to let a bad mat disrupt your practice, so let the pros tell you about the best of the bunch.<p>Here's the …

Yoga Workout: Pump Up Your Yoga Practice

The fitness world may have stumbled upon its new power couple: Yoga and weight lifting are emerging as complementary—not conflicting—practices.<p>This routine, created by New York City yoga instructor Kristin McGee, combines yoga postures and upper-body strength exercises into a fast-paced circuit. …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.

6 Trainers' Favorite Workout Moves for Stronger, Flatter Abs

These go-to exercises are seriously challenging—and seriously awesome.<p>Get ready to revamp your abs strengthening routine. We asked six trainers to share their ultimate move for creating a flat and strong core, and they definitely delivered. Check out their go-to exercises—from dead bugs to body …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines fat-burning cardio with moves that target your entire core rather than individual muscles (wouldn't it be great if there …

Shakshuka

Cropping up a lot on café brunch menus in the last year or two, this Middle Eastern egg dish is equally worthy of a place in your kitchen on a weekday evening. The eggs are gently poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce with plenty of herbs and spices.<p>It’s a perfect sharing dish. Serve it at the …

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Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Rachel Cosgrove's Total-Body Workout

Personal trainer Rachel Cosgrove, owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California, created a built-to-burn strength-training routine exclusively for WH. Each move works multiple muscle groups, so you'll burn a ton of calories and rev your metabolism into high gear for 24 to 48 hours afterward.

6 Ways You're Doing Squats Wrong

Lean legs and a tight tush are just a few tweaks away.<p>Squats are one of the best exercises for a stronger, fitter you—but only if you do them right. So before you crank out another rep, make sure your squats aren't falling victim to these all-too-common mistakes:<p><b>Letting Your Knees Fall In</b><p>A …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.

Healthy Eating

Speedy weeknight suppers: roast vegetable herby pasta

Roasted vegetables, fragrant herbs and a generous dusting of Parmesan make a pasta dish you'll be itching to go home for<p>Packed with colourful Mediterranean vegetables and herbs this is a fresh, bright meal to end the day with. It sings of summer and long light evenings, which at last seem just …

Italian Food

Baked aubergine with tomato and basil recipe

A warming dish of aubergine, baked in the oven with tomatoes and basil.<p><i>Serves 6-8</i><p>You will need a shallow ovenproof dish approximately 25x 2cm.<p>200ml olive oil<p>1 small onion, chopped<p>1 clove of garlic, crushed<p>1 x 400g can of plum tomatoes<p>2 large aubergines<p>2 x 125g balls of buffalo mozzarella, sliced<p>A …

Recipes

Barley risotto recipe

The speck gives a lovely richness to this barley risotto<p>Serves 4<p>2 tsp olive oil<p>150g speck, chopped<p>2 leeks, trimmed and sliced<p>2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced<p>4 sprigs thyme<p>300g pearl barley<p>125ml red wine<p>1.25 litres chicken stock<p>100g cavolo nero, shredded<p>Finely grated Parmesan, to serve<p>Heat the oil …

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Crispy lemon fish with yogurt tartare and potato fries recipe

Swap fish and chips for this healthier option, with a zingy yogurt tartare sauce<p>Serves 4<p><b>For the fish</b><p>110g fresh coarse breadcrumbs<p>2 tsp finely grated lemon rind<p>¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley<p>8 x 120g firm white fish fillets, skin off<p>2 tbsp lemon juice<p>1 tbsp olive oil<p>Lemon cheeks, to serve<p><b>For the</b> …

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Pea Pancakes

Topping these fresh blini-like pancakes with smoked salmon would make an ideal appetizer for a party.<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup shelled fresh peas (from about 1 pound pods) or frozen peas, thawed<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>3 large eggs<p>1 cup low-fat cottage cheese<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons …

Breakfast

Ginger-Chicken Meatballs with Chinese Broccoli

For this meatball recipe, ground chicken is leaner than other meats, but less fat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor—these meatballs are loaded with aromatics like scallions, ginger and garlic, and served alongside delicious Chinese broccoli.<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic clove, finely grated<p>1 lb …

Food & Dining

Focaccia Bread with Rosemany and Onion

This rosemary focaccia bread recipe calls for chilling the dough overnight, so plan ahead.<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more<p>1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt plus more<p>1 teaspoon sugar<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast<p>1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion<p>2 …

Bread

Zucchini Dill Pickles

Ingredients<p>2 pounds small zucchini (preferably about 4 or 8 inches long), trimmed<p>4 tablespoons coarse sea salt or pickling salt, divided<p>12 fresh dill sprigs<p>2 teaspoons yellow or brown mustard seeds<p>1 teaspoon coriander seeds<p>1 teaspoon dill seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon saffron threads<p>4 garlic cloves, halved<p>4 …

Zucchini

38 Tofu Recipes: Stir-Fries, Stews, Dips, and More

A collection of great tofu recipes, from stews and stir-fries to dips, on the grill, and in beignets

Cooking

Lighter nachos

5 soft corn tortillas<p>tor-tee-ya<p>In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…<p>1½ tsp rapeseed oil<p>If …

Recipes

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

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Pancake Day: five delicious toppings to pimp your pancakes

Forget boring old lemon and sugar: Xanthe Clay shares her favourite recipes for a spectacular Shrove Tuesday<p>As lovely as simple pancakes are, with a squeeze of fresh lemon (not bottled please) and more crunchy granulated sugar that is strictly necessary, sometimes we want a bit more from our …

Breakfast