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5 exercises that will strengthen your back and reduce pain

Our backs are made up of 140 overlapping muscles — most of which we’re under-utilizing sitting at our desks all day.<p>It’s easy to take for granted how much we use our back muscles every day. Whether it’s lifting bags of groceries up a flight up stairs or squatting down to pick up something off the …

Yoga

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

Workouts

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

Is your sleeping position making you ill? How you lie can fix your aches and pains

Everyone knows a good sleep can boost your health and a bad one can harm it just as much. But it’s not just the quantity and quality of shut-eye we …

Sleep

The Exact HIIT Workout This Revenge Body Trainer Does With His Female Clients

If you're on a weight-loss journey and you love to work out, it can be hard to decide which kinds of workouts to actually do at the gym. How do you …

Michael B. Jordan

12 Pilates Exercises That Really Work Your Core

Strengthening your core is one of the best things you can do for your overall fitness. A strong core—which includes your abs, obliques, and lower …

Yoga

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

5 Kinds Of Childhood Emotional Abuse We Don’t Talk About

So what kind of symptoms present in adulthood as a result of childhood emotional neglect?<p>According to Dr. Mari Kovanen, a UK-based clinical …

Mental Health

5 Cheap Natural Shampoos Dermatologists Swear By For Thinning Hair

Shutterstock<p>There are a few major reasons why your hair may be thinner than usual: everything from aging to hormonal changes to medications are known …

Hair Care

This super-soothing breathing exercise may help you catch more zzz’s

For the chronic insomniac, a good night’s sleep is about as elusive as achieving the ever-mysterious runner’s high (and TBH—it’s likely just as …

Mindfulness

Children's Mental Health Week: The Five Things Every Kid Needs

Once you understand these five psychological needs, it’s so much easier to figure out what’s missing<p>Klaus Vedfelt via Getty Images<p><i>“Soaring numbers of</i> …

Mental Health

The Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums for "Plump, Dewy Skin"

Raise your hand if you want hydrated, dewy skin. <i>Raises hand.</i> It's probably safe to assume that anyone who sets foot in Sephora is in search of a …

Skin Care

58 Teen Texting Codes Every Parent Should Know About

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Text Messaging

Burn 300+ Calories in Just 9 Minutes With This No-Equipment Workout

We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and we’ve already cheated on our workout goals. Ugh! But instead of ditching our New Year’s fitness resolutions and living the rest of the year as Netflix-binging couch potatoes, we’re finding new ways to stay motivated, including mixing up our fitness plan by …

Kettlebell Exercises

The Only Do-Anywhere, 3-Move Abs Workout You'll Ever Need

The great quest for abs might seem never ending, but there are ways to achieve results in an epically easy way. A tighter, more toned tummy can be gained anywhere — even from the comfort of your own home! Whether you are at home in the gym or in the office, there's no reason you can't find some …

Workouts

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

This Workout Is Magical Because It Will Actually Change the Shape of Your Butt

You wanted the best workout for your butt, and here it is. Complete with squats and lunges, as well as dumbbells for added resistance, this workout …

Bodyweight Exercise

These Are the Best Arm-Day Exercises to Get Completely Ripped

From dumbbell to bodyweight, these effective arm-sculpting moves are about to make you stronger and completely change the shape of your upper body. The next time arm day rolls around, include these moves and you'll build and sculpt your muscles — you're sure to notice a difference in the …

Bodyweight Exercise

The Ultimate Anxiety-Busting Toolkit, as Laid Out by a Hypnotherapist

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>The Kit</b><i>, our new series where we ask experts from different fields which tools they think we need to succeed in life. We've already</i> …

Yoga

12 Stretches to Help Relieve Tight Shoulders

12 stretches<p>It’s important that you stretch your shoulders regularly to loosen and strengthen the muscles. Releasing tension in your body can improve …

Tone and Sculpt Your Gorgeous, Strong Arms With These 5 No-Equipment Moves

Stronger, more toned arms will soon be yours with a little bit of hard work and these five simple but challenging bodyweight moves! That's right, no equipment necessary for this quick Pilates-and-barre-inspired routine from MNT Studio owner and founder Elaine Hayes. She created this arm-blasting …

Yoga

This Is the Easiest 30-Minute, Equipment-Free Workout Ever — No, Seriously

If you're a newbie just starting your fitness journey, you're probably looking to keep it slow and steady. This 30-minute workout is the perfect routine for beginners, exercising your entire body and jump-starting your metabolism in 15 easy moves — and because it requires no equipment, you can do …

Yoga

Cardio Workout: 5 Moves to Build Endurance

You've probably noticed that each of these workouts offers several modifications so you can adjust the level of difficulty to suit your needs. You …

Workouts

A Standing Ab Workout You Can Do at Your Desk, Thanks to Jeanette Jenkins

Whoever said you needed a mat and open space in the gym to do a workout was seriously mistaken. Celebrity trainer and fitness extraordinaire Jeanette Jenkins proves that you need nothing more than a desire for flat abs. In her latest Instagram post, she shares a standing ab workout that can be done …

10 Weightlifting Exercises for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Get the toned arms you’ve always wanted with this quick and straightforward workout from Andrea Kinsky, a certified personal trainer and professional …

5-Minute Plank Workout

Most trainers love to suggest doing planks to work the core, and for some pretty good reasons. The classic core-stabilizing move is so simple, yet so …

Health

Give Your Joints a Break and Try This Muscle-Burning, Low-Impact Workout

Need a breather from plyo or running? Maybe you're injured or just need a little break for your joints. You can still get a great workout in! And while we love low-impact workouts like Pilates and yoga in the studio, sometimes you need a great at-home (read: free) low-impact workout, too.<p>Try this …

Bodyweight Exercise

The 4 most fat-burning exercises you can do at the gym

Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but all that indulging can leave us feeling somewhat sluggish and bloated come New Year.<p>There's nothing else for it but to hit the gym.<p>But let's be honest here: you don't want to spend any more time working out than you absolutely <i>have to</i> in …

Why a Foam Roller Will Change Your Life (and How to Do It)

Whether you've recently kickstarted a new workout plan for the New Year, you're trying to exercise more, or you're just trying to keep up with your …

How to fold your clothes to save a ton of space

Unless you’re Carrie Bradshaw, there’s no such thing as a big enough closet. Most likely, you’re wrestling with <i>where</i> to put your clothes. First, you …