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5 Trainers Share Their Go-To Moves for Working ALL the Muscles

You’ll definitely want to try these at home<p>By now, you know that working your whole bod is the key to slashing tons of calories <i>and</i> scoring the all-over strength that'll prevent injuries and help you do you in your everyday life. With that in mind, we asked five of our favorite trainers for their …

Women Refugees Fleeing Through Europe Are Told Rape Is Not A Real Issue

Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this "is definitely not the problem." Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.<p>HEIDELBERG, Germany; BELGRADE, Serbia; and TOVARNIK, Croatia — Layan’s thick, black hair is a waterfall. …

30 Things Every Self-Respecting Food Lover MUST Eat in Her Lifetime

Our travel playbook will satisfy both your wanderlust and inner foodie.<p>Anthony Bourdain had the right idea: When traveling, food shouldn't be an afterthought. More people (nearly 40 million) have caught on and are planning trips around epic meals, rather than settling for crappy theme-park corn …

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 …

5 Strength-Training Moves That Double as Cardio

It doesn't have to be one or the other.<p>If I could only do one workout for the rest of my life, it would be strength training—for sure. Apart from making you feel like a badass and sculpting a sexy bod, hundreds of studies have shown that strength training boosts your metabolism and has a positive …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Exactly How to Get Kayla Itsines's Sick Abs in 7 Minutes

The Instagram star's seven-move circuit can help you sculpt a core you'll want to put on display.<p>If you want strong, sexy abs, you don't have to spend all day on them. Just ask Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines, who is known for her Bikini Body Workout Guides, cult following on Instagram, …

4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

Tweak your form to be more efficient and less injury-prone.<p>As part of a recent run analysis I got at NYSportsMed's Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago, I had my stride and body mechanics analyzed while I ran on a treadmill. They call it the "Runner's Report Card" and it's an elite-level …

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Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

Running Sucks; Do It Anyway

To date, I have tried to become “a runner” at three distinct points in my time on Earth. This spring marks the fourth. All previous attempts have …

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5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

Get the max from your gym time—without adding more reps or more minutes<p>You're all about multitasking when it comes to your job, your to-do list, and even your free time (seriously, who <i>just</i> watches TV these days?). So why shouldn't your workout—and your body—benefit from the same smart shortcuts? …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<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 target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

5-Minute Workout: Tone Your Butt and Thighs

Sweat with us in real time!<p>When you're short on time, it's a great idea to focus on your legs and butt, because that's where about 60 percent of your body's muscle is. This five-minute routine will work your lower half <i>hard</i>.<p>The key to this routine? Efficiency. For each of the five moves, go as hard …

11 Thrilling Things Every Active Woman Should Try to Do in Her Lifetime

We made you a bucket list so you didn’t have to.<p>In the May issue of <i>Women's Health</i>, we gave you 50 ideas for how to get a fresh perspective on fitness. But because you can never have enough excuses to get outside, we found 11 more items that belong on every active lady's bucket list.<p>1. Run a bridge. …

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The Once-A-Week, All-You-Need Abs Workout

Well, hello, crop top.<p>It's been well established that the best strength-training programs allow for some days of rest in between workouts—yet some experts say you should do abs workouts every day. That approach works if you are interested in improving the muscular endurance of your ab muscles. The …

Superfoods: Here Are The Ones You Should Be Eating

12 images<p>Breakfast L<p>Wondering what superfoods you should really be eating? We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch, from memory boosting blueberries …

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

10 Reasons to Embrace Tofu

Despite the long history and complicated past we've had with tofu, we've now come to know its virtues, appreciate its versatility, and even championed its legitimacy as a main ingredient. Now that we've fully embraced this coagulated bean curd, let's unabashedly celebrate it in a diversity of …

Get the Most Bang for Your Buckwheat: How to Cook With Whole Grains

Whole grains are seriously good for you–here's how to cook them right.<p>Baking with whole wheat flour is now commonplace in our kitchens. But when it comes to cooking with whole grains, the majority of us could us a primer (or at least a brush-up). So when <b>Bob Moore</b> of Bob's Red Mill visited the <i>Bon</i> …

5 Toning Exercises You Can Do At Home, From Nicole Scherzinger’s Personal Trainer

We asked Svava Sigbertsdottir, creator of The Viking Method and Nicole Scherzinger's personal trainer, to run through 5 effective toning exercises …

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10 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health

One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (11 – 17 May), we spoke to the …

19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.<p><b>Soba, udon, vermicelli—there isn't a noodle</b> out there that doesn't feel at home in a cold summer salad with crisp vegetables and a bracing dressing to bring it all together. Keep these …

Jamie Oliver goes veggie: six things we learnt about the chef

Jamie Oliver held a question-and-answer session on Mumsnet this week. Here is what we learnt, from how he is trying to cut down on meat to his favourite naughty treat<p>Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver held a <b>webchat on parenting forum Mumsnet</b>this week, where he answered questions on everything from …

9 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up in 30 Seconds

Because who has time to be bummed out?

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

33 Asparagus Recipes for Salad, Pasta, Grilling, and More

Asparagus is incredibly versatile: shaved in a salad, roasted until crispy, or puréed into soup, these green stalks have a bright, unique flavor.<p>Asparagus is incredibly versatile: shaved in a salad, roasted until crispy, or paired with chicken, these green stalks have a bright, unique flavor—here …

80 Dishes to Bring to an Outdoor Party

Not all food is ready to withstand hungry hordes and sit outside in the hot, hot heat.<p><b>When we're heading to picnics</b>, cooking out in the backyard, and gearing up for days at the beach, we want our food to be as ready for the summer sun as we are. But not all food can withstand crowds and sitting …

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Roasted butternut squash and pine nut quinoa recipe

A naturally gluten-free meal of tender squash with quinoa, mixed with crunchy broccoli and nuts<p>SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 1 butternut squash<p>• olive oil, for drizzling<p>• mixed dried herbs (I like oregano, herbs de provence, thyme and rosemary)<p>• 1 tsp paprika<p>• 1 cup of quinoa<p>• 1 lime or lemon<p>• a large …