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​4 Things I Discovered After Forcing Myself to Run Every Morning

It turns out that getting up early can have some surprising benefits.<p>Though it goes counter to the preferred doctrine, I tend to thrive on less than eight hours of sleep. I’ve been a night owl most of my existence, and usually only get five to six hours of shuteye. But I’ve never really worried …

Time I

This Is Why Women Make Better Managers Than Men

You’ve asked mentors for advice on how to be a better boss, learned how to be a crystal clear communicator at work, and read tips for first-time managers. Now that you’re in charge, you want to lead like a true boss. Here’s the thing: According to a Gallup report, you may already have what it takes …

Employment

Getting Inside the Mind of Bach

Where to begin to plumb the mind of Johann Sebastian Bach, which, musically at least, seems limitless in capacity? Two radically disparate presentations in recent days struck glancing blows at the matter and suggested fascinating if not always comfortable glimpses into Bach’s thought processes.<p>The …

The Arts

5 Moves That Will Sculpt Your Booty

There's just something so satisfying about butt exercises. If you're doing them right, you'll be reminded of your hard work with every step you take …

Workouts

A 15-Minute Dumbbell Arms Workout You Can Do Anywhere

There's so much you can do with just a single set of dumbbells. They're inexpensive, easy to use, and small enough to keep tucked under your bed. And …

Workouts

This crazy yoga technique will supercharge your digestion—and your handstands

Want to learn a yoga move that’ll make your Instagram followers stop short while scrolling? You could try nauli, an ancient cleansing practice for …

Yoga

Get Insanely Ripped Abs With This 10-Minute CrossFit Workout

Abs are mostly made in the kitchen, but you can help speed the process along by doing high-intensity workouts that burn calories and build muscle. This is one aspect of every CrossFit workout, which is why even though CrossFitters rarely spend time solely working their abs, they have amazingly …

Fitness

The Hill Sprint Workout

A Classic Hill Spring Workout<p>1. Warm up with five minutes of running on flat terrain. Start slowly, gradually accelerating until you’re running at …

Fitness

6-Minute Gut-Busting Bodyweight Ab Workout

Get a stronger, more-defined core in minutes with this six-minute workout. All you need is space on the floor and your own body, and this gut-busting …

Exercise

Blast Through This Do-Anywhere Workout In 10 Minutes

It doesn't take hours at the gym to see fitness results, so it's about time we stop believing that lie. And some days it really does feel like there …

Exercise

The Essential Pre-Workout Ritual You're Probably Not Doing

Look, I don't want to sound like a nagging parent here, but you really have to start foam rolling. And not just after your workouts! It's actually crucial to warm your muscles up ahead of time before you jump right into exercise.<p>I picked up this tip the other day from my trainer, Liz Letchford, MS, …

I Tried Carrie Underwood's Leg Workout And My Thighs Will Never Be The Same

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12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.

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11 Plank Exercises That Double as Cardio Moves

Planks are known for their core-crushing abilities. Holding one will make anyone's abs tremble after a while. But some plank variations have another …

Workouts

20 Healthy Breakfast Ideas in a Jar That Will Make Every A.M. Easier

Once your alarm goes off, everything else can seem like a struggle just to get out the door in the morning. A nutritious b-fast is almost impossible if you're already running low on time, but luckily these smoothies, overnight oats, and chia puddings in a jar will save you. Not only can you can …

Breakfast

How to create the ultimate backyard fort

An outdoor play space is the warm-weather antidote to a messy house. Here’s how one Southern California family created a modern, kid-friendly retreat in their backyard<p>As the weather continues to become nicer, the temptation to spend more time outdoors is upon us.<p>Along with that comes the onset of …

Southern California

Your 1-Stop Shop For Stronger, Leaner Abs

The quest for abs is as insatiable as the need to finish your most recent Netflix binge. The only difference is that working on your abs is a lot harder than sitting through a season of your favorite show. But it doesn't have to feel impossible — it actually doesn't even have to be difficult. Think …

The 19 Best Exercises For Ab Day

Bored of regular ol' crunches? Add these simple yet effective exercises to your next ab-day routine and you're guaranteed to feel so sore, it'll hurt to laugh.<p>Begin in a plank position. Jump your feet to the outside of your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor.<br>• Jump …

Workouts

8 Free Classes to Make Your Busy Life More Creative, Productive, and Fun!

So you’ve got a packed schedule, and family and friends to spend time with, but what about you? To help you nail it at all aspects of your awesomely busy life AND get you exercising those creative muscles, we’ve partnered with Acer to bring you <b>eight online classes for FREE until 5/17/2017!</b> We’ll …

Doodling

Do These 3 Things Before Breakfast to Encourage Weight Loss

If losing weight and getting healthier are on your mind, here are three things you can (and should!) do early in the morning before eating breakfast to help reach your goals.<p><b>Sip on this:</b> While drinking down a glass of water is a great way to detox the body and get your digestive juices flowing, if …

If You Only Have 90 Minutes to Meal Prep, Focus on These 4 Things

Planning out meals, food shopping, and meal prepping can easily take up your entire day. If you're short on time and still want to get a head start on healthy eating for the week ahead, do these four things — they'll only take an hour and a half!

Healthy Eating

Weighted Russian Twist GIF | Women's Health

This Move Will Set Your Obliques On Fire<p>Work that core.<p>Alyssa Zolna<p><i>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:</i><p><b>Weighted Russian twist</b>: As warmer months approach, you may be thinking it's time …

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

The 5 Biggest Garden Trends of 2017

Landscape architects share their thoughts on everything from the new succulent to how to make the most of a small outdoor space<p>Those lucky enough to call an outdoor terrace, patio, or yard of their own know that, like the plants and flowers contained within them, gardens flourish in direct …

Gardening

13 Homemade Granola Bar Recipes That Only Include Ingredients You Can Pronounce

Granola bars are the ideal snack when you're pretty hungry but don't have the time to sit down and fix yourself something heartier like hummus and …

Breakfast

Do This Full-Body Pilates Tone Up in 4 Minutes

Short on time but looking for big results? Fortunately, this Pilates workout from Burn Pilates founder Lisa Corsello combines cardio with toning moves that work multiple muscle groups at once, giving you a better burn in less time. Do these four moves in four minutes and you'll have worked your …

Torch Fat Strength Routine| Women's Health

Do This Strength Workout Just 3 Times A Week To Maximize Your Fat Burning<p>You could drop up to 10 pounds in no time.<p>Aaron Richter/Ella Tjader<p>This simple (no cardio!) routine from trainer Heidi Powell, coauthor of <i>Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days,</i> created exclusively for <i>Women's</i> …

Workouts