Paula Laaksonen

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15 Totally Fitspirational Quotes to Pump You Up

Pin ‘em, share ‘em, and repeat ‘em often!

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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. …

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 Best Slimmed-Down Christmas Dessert

Bonus: It's less than 200 calories<p>ODing on Christmas cookies and cake right about now? We hear you. Sometimes you want a festive dessert that's a little lighter—which is where this apple-pear compote comes in. It tastes delicious and feels decadent, but each serving has just 195 calories and 4.5 …

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60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

8 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Under 200 Calories

The most figure-friendly recipes from FoodNetwork.com

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 …

Your Weekly Workout Plan, Monday - Sunday

Yup, we’re making it THAT easy for you<p>You've heard it a million times: The best way to fit in fitness is to schedule it as a date with yourself. Add these workouts to your calendar <i>right now</i> and you won't miss a sweat session.<p><i>—Amy Roberts, NASM-CPT</i><p><b>Monday</b> It's Tabata time! Speed through fast-paced …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge… We Dare You!

Are your abs tough enough? They will be after this 10-days-to-a-flat-belly team dare!<p><b>The challenge to you:</b> Complete the Pilates Hundred mat exercise every day for 10 days straight. Use the hashtag #10x100 to share your progress with your friends. <b>The reward:</b> A bulletproof core, and a new …

The Best Playlist for a Long Run

Queue up these 15 songs and your run will be over before you know it<p>Aside from brunching over Bloody Marys, my other favorite thing about weekends is the fact that I get to go on a realllly long run. (Don’t worry, I go before brunch!) I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, right near Central …

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

How to Get Fit WITHOUT the Gym

You already have the only fitness tool you really need<p>Maybe your membership got too expensive or you’re too busy to go more than once a week. Whatever the reason for breaking up with your gym, we have good news: You don’t need a fancy health center—or even equipment—to burn fat and sculpt muscle. …

Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

11 tips that make burning fat easier than ever<p>You may not realize it, but while you're bumming it on the couch catching up on <i>New Girl</i>, your body is working hard to help you burn calories. How is that even possible? Your sweet, sweet metabolism. The cool part: You can speed it up to ensure it's …

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10 Ways to Drink More Water

Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated

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NEW! 5-Minute Workout Videos

Sweat with us in real time!<p>As a reader of <i>Women's Health,</i> you love to sweat—or you at least love feeling like you're on the road to better health. And now we're thrilled to give you a new way to work out: with 5-minute workout videos that you can follow in real time!<p>You'll do 5 exercises in 5 …

DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

Easy Health Tips: The 101 Best Things to Do For Your Body!

Here are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy<p>We called more than 70 top authorities on health and wellness, and asked each of them the same question: What are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy?<p>After weeks of taking notes and poring over research, we’re …

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

5 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism All Day Long

Speed up your metabolism to lose weight now<p>Speed Up Your Metabolism<p>Here's a secret: slaving away inside your body—right this minute—is your very own personal trainer working tirelessly to help you burn calories and shed fat. It's called your metabolism, and it's the sum of everything your body …

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 …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

15 Tricks to Sleep Better

Need sleep? Learn how you can get more sleep with these 15 restful sleep tricks

Pimp Your Smoothie: Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are an easy way to eat more fruit. Give these five under-300-calorie concoctions a whirl, and sip your way to a slimmer body<p>Blend in! A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterward and felt fuller than those whose …