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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 …

Buy the Best Foods for your Body with EWG’s Food Scores App

I’ve long been a fan of Fooducate — that mobile app that lets you scan barcodes to learn more about the foods you eat. Now, there’s another …

9 Pilates Moves For A Flatter Stomach

Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline<p>Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in point: These 9 belly-sculpting exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>. Learn the …

The Quick Workout That Will Boost Your Fat Burn

Slim down fast with these calorie-blasting metabolic moves<p>Tossing a single match on a pile of wood won't ignite a strong flame. An entire box of matches, however? That's the start of a kick-ass bonfire.<p>This is the sort of fiery result that your internal fat burners will get from the fast-paced …

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, …

The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

The Butt Builder

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration6 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per Workout45-60 …

Workouts

The Waist-Slimming, Lower Ab Workout

Side Plank-Up<p>Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis, obliques, and inner thighs<p>Lie on left side on floor with legs stacked and a rolled-up towel …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Gold Medal Abs

Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four of them to …

How to Get Kate Upton's Abs Without Doing Crunches

Last winter, New York City fitness guru David Kirsch kicked Kate Upton's butt into shape with stair running, pull-ups, and, of course, ab work. What he did not have her do...

6 Butt Exercises That Work Wonders

This targeted circuit builds strong glutes to give the appearance of a lifted, sculpted butt.<p>The wait is finally over. Spring is here, and before you …

Workouts

7 Hard-Core Oblique Moves

For better posture, lower-back support, and to avoid back pain, it's important to strengthen and tone your obliques (side abdominal muscles). We've …

Muscle

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Firm your butt and legs as you torch calories with this dynamic routine—inspired by some of the fittest women around<p>Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, …

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or overwhelmed. But just as a slight from your boss or bad news from a family member can get your stress hormones pumping and your blood pressure rising …

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.<p>Check out this excerpt from my book, <i>One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After</i> …

How-To: Draft Your Own Baby Shoe Pattern

Little feet grow fast, and those tiny shoes ain’t cheap. Luckily, Remona from The Stitching Scientist has shared this handy tutorial for drafting your own pattern for baby shoes!<p>Looking for shower ideas? Custom comfy baby shoes would also make a great shower gift for new moms.<p>Ready to get …

Demi Octopus Pattern

Go ahead and put an octopus on it with this Demi Octopus pattern designed by Jennifer Wang to be sewn onto anything you want.<p>[via knithacker]