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Combat the pain of sitting at a desk all. day. long. with simple hip-opening stretches

How many of you have been here before? You manage to squeeze in that 6 a.m. pre-work fitness class (major props BTW) and you’re feeling great and …

Workouts

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

How to completely transform your body in just EIGHT weeks: Out-of-shape men and women sculpt their dream figures with incredibly effective three-phase diet and exercise regime

Men and women can spend months - even years - following restrictive fad diets and exhaustive gym routines in a bid to sculpt their ideal bodies.<p>But …

Exercise

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

The 7 Moves Tracy Anderson Swears by for a Perkier Butt

Score a firmer, rounder backside with these moves from Tracy Anderson.<p>Sure, a toned butt looks amazing in your cutoffs, but the benefits of a …

Sculpt Strong, Sexy Abs Without a Single Crunch

Crunches are awesome, said no one ever. Not only are they downright boring, but there are also more effective moves that will help you get the abs you desire. Think beyond the basic crunch and opt for exercises that work multiple areas instead. With that said, taking a full approach vs. targeting a …

6 Pilates moves that will transform your whole body

If you think of slow, quiet, no-sweat sessions on a Reformer when you think of Pilates, you haven’t yet encountered Cassey Ho.<p>The bubbly, inspiring …

Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

<b>Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter.</b><p>Breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people, charity Asthma UK says.<p>This can leave people coughing, wheezing and …

Medicine

The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos...<i>workout</i> videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with …

17 Charts To Help You Eat Healthy

Everything you need to know from cutting out sugar to building a salad that doesn't suck.

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Working Out With Victoria’s Secret Model Cindy Bruna: The 5-Step Guide to Flat Abs

On the fifth floor of a Neo-Gothic tower in New York, where large picture windows and free-weight stations overlook the city’s Nomad neighborhood, Cindy Bruna is bouncing eagerly from toe to toe. The 21-year-old French model has just arrived at trainer David Kirsch’s Madison Square Club for one …

10 Different Ways to Make Banana Bread {recipes}

These Different Ways to Make <b>Banana Bread</b> on how to make <b>comfort food</b> for snacks, <b>dinner</b> or a flavorful accompaniament to any meal. These <b>banana bread</b> …

Breakfast

Strobing: The New Makeup Trend That’s Replacing Contouring

<i>Image via Heidi Makeup Artist</i>Makeup’s new biggest trend, strobing is a huge time saver compared to a full contoured face and achieves similar results …

Makeup

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Exercises for a Tighter, Sexier Butt

Show your booty some (tough) love with these serious strengthening moves.

Hundreds turn out for Kim Kardashian makeup lesson

They were all trying to look like her, with their fake tans, fake eyelashes, fake hair. This was their chance -- the hundreds of young women who had traveled from Ecuador, Sweden, Abu Dhabi -- to see her, take a selfie with her, impress her: Kim Kardashian.<p>Some of her fans had shelled out thousands …

Hate crunches? 3 tough, but amazing moves to build your core

Since wearing Spanx to the beach is not an option, it’s time to consider some belly-flattening tactics to help you look your best this summer. And it’s not all about vanity, either. Belly fat, the kind that dwells deep inside your body — as opposed to the fat that’s right under your skin — is …

Hannah Bronfman Shows Us Three Butt Blasting Moves, in GIFs

One person who knows a thing or two about putting in time at the gym is model and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman. Though she spends her evenings hitting the red carpet at VIP fashion events and her nights DJing at some of the hottest parties all around the world, during the day, she's tending to her …

Workouts

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Qualities Boyfriend, Husband Must Have

We've talked before about settling—and so, you probably know by now I think entertaining the idea of dating someone who's less than what you deserve is a no-good, guaranteed waste of your time and affection. And while I do believe superficial dating checklists do more harm than good, I also think …

Can you fall in love with someone by asking these 36 questions?

Is it possible to fall in love with someone by asking just 36 questions?<p>One of the most popular articles on NewYorkTimes.com, "To Fall in Love With …

24 Diagrams To Help You Eat Healthier

Including quick and easy dinner recipes, a Paleo shopping list, a guide to portion sizes, and more.

Carrie Underwood's Trainer Shares 4 Ways to Get Fit Fast

Steal her moves to stay in shape no matter how much time or space you have.<p>So maybe you're not a Grammy-winning musician who tours the country and still manages to snag a hot hockey-playing husband while staying in fantastic shape, but that doesn’t mean you're not busy. We chatted with personal …

The Big Juicy Secret Nobody Tells You About Aging

It actually gets better as you get older. You get better. Life gets better. The merry-go-round slows down and you can finally enjoy the ride. I'm not going to tell you it's easy; especially in this economy or that it happens automatically like your invitation to join AARP. But it is possible as …

The Best Homemade Chocolate Dip (a.k.a. Magic Shell) Recipe

Is Magic Shell, the ice cream topping that hardens into a chocolate candy shell, the world's greatest ice cream topping? I can't say for sure, but it's definitely the most fun.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>High-quality dark chocolate adds a rich, pleasantly bittersweet flavor to the chocolate dip.<br>• A …

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