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Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

39 Ways to Jack Up Your Cardio

Get your lungs pumping and your muscles burning with these awesome versions of an old-school calisthenic<p>Squeezing in a full-blown cardio workout can feel like a chore. We’ve got a solution: jumping jacks.<p>Don't worry, we're not talking about the boring standard jumping jacks you did in high school. …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

55 Lamb Recipes, from Chops to Roasts to Kebabs

Change up your dinner routine with dozens of lamb recipes.<p>Sure, lamb is a great main to serve for a holiday like Passover or Easter, but why save it for special occasions? It also deserves a spot on your table any night, as quick-cooking chops, easy stir-fries, grilled kebabs, and juicy burgers. …

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How to Get Nutrition Info for Recipes That Don't Come with It

You'll wonder how you lived without this helpful tool<p>You know that cooking is a great way to eat healthier and drop a few pounds. But sometimes—particularly when you're counting calories—it can seem easier to pick up something from a restaurant that provides nutrition info than to whip up a meal …

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30-Minute Workout: Get Total-Body Toned with this No-Equipment Circuit Workout

Get a full-body calorie-blasting burn without any equipment—anytime, anywhere<p>Ready to sweat, fit chicks?! Check out these supersets for a crazy intense all-over toning workout.<p><i>Women's Health</i> Senior Fitness Editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, takes you through these supersets. …

The Game Changer Workout

The 5-move anywhere abs workout

We don’t doubt your will to get six-pack abs. Now, it’s time to be consistent and have them look the way you want them to—ripped. We caught up with …

7 Boxing-Inspired Moves That Torch Calories

Punch, kick, and jump your way to a toned bod<p>Whip yourself into fightin' shape with this circuit of seven moves borrowed from boxing and mixed-martial arts gyms. Do the exercises one after another and complete the circuit up to three times (taking breaks between the moves and sets if you need to) …

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 …

The Waist-Cinching Workout for Toned Abs and Obliques

Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love<p>Give your workout routine a new twist—literally. These six moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to whittle your middle. Move from one exercise to the next without …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

7 Celebrity Workouts You Can TOTALLY Do

Try some of the exercises Hollywood A-listers swear by<p>How do so many celebrities get fit fast for action-packed roles and red carpet premieres? More often than not, they work with personal trainers. And while it’s definitely a good idea to ask a professional for workout advice, not everyone can …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

A Chewy, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie That’s Just 106 Calories

Because you know you want one…<p>Really craving a chocolate chip cookie right about now…but don’t want to go AWOL on your resolution to eat better in 2014? We have the perfect solution for you: these slimmed-down chocolate chip cookies from Anjali Shah, a certified health coach and the genius behind …

Weekend Challenge: Reverse Lunge with Front Raise

Tone your tummy and butt in a single move!<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. Join them, and</i> …

6 Resistance-Band Moves for a Full-Body Burn

You’re going to love this versatile and affordable fitness tool<p>A handled resistance band can give you a gym-quality strength workout practically anywhere. Bonus: It’s inexpensive, versatile, and super portable! These six resistance band exercises work your entire body, proving once and for all that …

Is It Okay to Work Out When You Feel a Cold Coming On?

Why you don't have to hibernate just yet<p><b>The question:</b> I feel like I’m getting sick. Should I cancel my workout?<p><b>The expert:</b> Ellen Breeding, an exercise physiologist at AYC Fitness in Kansas City<p><b>The answer:</b> You can proceed as planned—with a few caveats.<p>First, you know that when you’re already sick, …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

9 Great Cardio Workouts That Get Your Heart Pumping

And no, they don't require a treadmill<p>If the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cardio” is running, <i>giiirl</i> do we have some workouts for you to try. Of course, we heart running—it’s a great way to calm your mind and build cardiovascular strength. But it’s definitely not the <i>only</i> way to …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

Muscle-Sculpting Yoga

Build long, lean muscles with this yoga routine<p>Yoga Strong<p>"How did you get those arms? Do you lift weights?" Yogis hear these questions all the time and smile knowingly as they respond, "Nope. Just yoga." Yoga requires nothing but ourselves—no weights, no machines, just the ability to lift and hold …

Sculpt Toned Arms in 15 Minutes

4 quick arm moves for an enviable upper half<p>Toned, strong arms are hot accessories during tank-top season—but they're just as key when you're trying to bang out as many pushups as the chick next to you at boot camp.<p>Problem is, many women zero in on the "show-off" muscles like their biceps and …

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

A Super Fast Workout You Can Do Right Now

Sweat with us in real time with this simple total body routine<p>Got five minutes? That's all you need to tackle this total body workout created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>.<p>You'll do five moves in five minutes with ten seconds of …

4 Reasons Why It's Totally Okay to Work Out at Night

You can still sneak in exercise even after the sun goes down<p>We could rattle off seven reasons to work out in the morning—but sometimes waking up before the sun sounds about as pleasant as a root canal. Plus, nighttime sweat sessions might be the only window you have to exercise, especially if your …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—the Workout Plan

Strong is the new sexy. Follow this workout plan for six weeks straight to get the body you want<p>Define your shoulders, flatten your abs, and perk up your posterior with this program created by Kellie Davis, strength coach and coauthor of <i>Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and</i> …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

No time? No equipment? No space? No problem. This travel-friendly, CrossFit-inspired workout will blast fat and sculpt muscle in minutes. No excuses!<p>Vacations generally present a number of fitness obstacles, and summer ones are no exception. For starters, there never seems to be enough room in your …