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Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<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 …

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Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever<p>7 tips to boost your motivation—and calorie burn—for a better at-home workout<p>Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Autism May Start In The Gut, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>An autism breakthrough may be sitting in your gut, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The gut bacteria of autistic children is vastly different than that of typical children, and researchers say that bringing their gut bacteria into line with a typical child …

30-Minute Outdoor Workouts: The Best Outdoor Exercise for the Pool, Trail, Park, Playground

Exercise 1 50:50<p><b>Works shoulders, triceps, chest, back, abs, waist, hamstrings, and inner and outer thighs</b><p>Standing in chest-deep water at the shallow end of the pool, extend your arms down along the sides of your body with your palms facing behind you. Keep your left leg straight and lift it back so …

Grilling Tips: How To Cook Meat And Veggies

<i>Eggplant, yellow squash, and zucchini</i><br>Slice lengthwise; round cuts are more likely to drop down.<p><i>Corn</i><br>Husk on or off? Fertig is a fan of naked corn on the barbie because, she says, you get more of that delicious charred taste when the kernels have direct access to heat.<p><i>Asparagus</i><br>Larger spears can sit …

Remember Demi Lovato's "Real"-Body Barbie? Here's What Happened!

Demi Lovato tweeted that her dream was to have a Barbie made with real-woman body proportions. And it looks like someone's listening!<p>Demi tweeted this the other day:<p>This "real" Barbie is the product of artist Nickolay Lamm, who used a 3-D printed model of the body type of an average 19-year-old …

Why You Shouldn’t Sip a Margarita Poolside | Women's Health

<b>The Scary Signs</b> Within a day or two of exposure, you’ll notice some redness and irritation, which may include blistering in more severe cases, says Green. But the most noticeable result is hyperpigmentation, or brown spots, which appear up to a week later and can last for several months. This …

Foods That Burn Fat: Fuel Your Fat-Burning Furnace

<b>Low-Fat Yogurt</b><br>Plain, low-fat yogurt is one of the best sources of calcium—a mineral that may fight fat. According to Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the of Tennessee, not getting enough calcium triggers the release of calcitriol, a hormone that causes us to store …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

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What You Need to Know About Net Carbs

Take the guesswork out of label-reading with these tips<p><b>What's the difference between carbs and net carbs? Which one matters?</b> -Jennie, Chapel Hill, NC<p>"Net carbs" is the amount of total carbs minus fiber, which helps you gauge the impact a food will have on your blood sugar. That's because fiber, …

Slim Smoothies

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p><b>Belly Busting Berry</b><br>1 scoop low fat vanilla ice cream<br>1/4 each frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries<br>1/2 cup low fat milk<br>1 tbsp vanilla whey protein powder<br>3 ice cubes

Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

Preheat oven to 450°F. On a baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over potatoes and mix with hands to coat evenly.<p>In a small bowl, combine paprika with 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, then sprinkle over potatoes, mixing again to coat. Bake for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and beginning to …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Romulo Yanes<p>Garden Chicken Burger with Strawberry Sauce<p>3 tsp vegetable oil<br>1/2 medium onion, finely chopped<br>2 Tbsp brown sugar<br>2 cups strawberries, sliced<br>1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar<br>1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper<br>1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped<br>1 medium carrot, peeled<br>1 medium zucchini, peeled<br>1 lb lean …

Bloated Stomach: 15 Ways to Debloat ASAP

<i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slimming down for summer takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to get our tips on how to feel less bloated and puffy—and have a flatter belly—by the end of today!<p><b>1. Morning: Drink Hot Water</b> …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

The 15-Minute Core Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Windmill<p><b>CORE TARGET: Obliques (side abs)</b><br>Grab a kettlebell with your left hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your left shoulder, then press it overhead <b>(a)</b>. Rotate your chest to the left and look up at the kettlebell as you try to …

Five Summer Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. Brew your own, and you can add flavor naturally.<p>First, avoid the …

The Best Times To Eat

<b>Eat within 1 hour of rising.</b> Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

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Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

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Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

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Plus two other seafood ideas that are delicious AND good for you.<p>Because the struggle is so, so real.<p>The new S'mores options are changing the game.<p>Looks like Kool-Aid, tastes like heaven.<p>Because the heart wants chocolate.<p>Giving the phrase “yeasty undertones” a whole new meaning.<p>You'll be counting …

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Jennifer Aniston Wedding Workout

The Secret to Jennifer Aniston's Toned Body<p>Train like the former Friends star with these yoga moves for a hot body and calm mind from celebrity trainer Mandy Ingber<p>When she was on <i>Friends</i>, everyone envied her hair. Now her lean physique tops the headlines. Sweat like Jennifer Aniston with this yoga …

Shop Your Shape: Find Flattering Skirts for Your Body Type

Flattering Skirts that Lengthen and Show Off Your Legs<p>It's gam time! Kick off leg-baring season in a flirty, figure-flattering number<p>J.Crew<p>Slim<p>A miniskirt in classic stripes is best for the slim-hipped. <b>J.Crew Multistripe Mini skirt</b>, $85, jcrew.com<p>Lisa Shin<p>Curvy<p>Yowza! A body-conscious bandage style …

Soothe Ingrown Hair, Razor Burn, and Razor Bumps

<b>Prevent It:</b> "Don't keep your razor in the shower. The heat and humidity accelerate rusting and bacterial growth," says David Colbert, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. Toss the blade after five uses, which is when it starts to get dull.<p><b>INGROWN HAIRS</b><br>Though a hair is to blame (an ingrown …

Is Walking the Secret to Type-2 Diabetes Prevention?

Why this is so key: Typically, your body can handle the normal blood sugar fluctuations that occur about 30 minutes after you eat: Your pancreas releases insulin, which sends the sugar to your liver, where it’s stored as fuel. But as you get older (or if you’re inactive throughout the day), your …

Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes | Women's Health

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes<p>Easy and tasty sweet potato recipes, each with about 300 calories or less<p>Rodale Images<p>One Sweet Veggie<p>For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, …