Christa Garcia

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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, …

Workouts

5 Exercises That Burn a Ton of Calories

The most popular machines at any gym are the elliptical, stationary bikes, and treadmills. Why? I think it’s because they show you the amount of …

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Get firmer, stronger, sexier arms and shoulders with this fast-acting circuit workout<p>The heat of summer is right around the corner, and that means breaking out the essentials: sundresses, tanks, and lots of skin. If your arms aren't ready to see the light just yet, don't freak. New York City …

New York City

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Use these creative ab exercises to strengthen and slim your tummy<p>The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body …

Workouts

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Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized salmon.<p>Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul.<p>There’s just something about food …

Seafood

Sweets: Nutella Heart Poptarts - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

We love Nutella.<p>We love hearts.<p>We love pop-tarts.<p>Now, they have been brought together as one. It’s a good day.<p>I’ve made Nutella pop-tarts before …

Flank Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

If you have been to my house for dinner in the last few months, there is a good chance that I have made you this steak for dinner. I think that this …

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It’s been a very long winter of paying 4-5 dollars for berries, or heck- not having fresh berries at all…not any more! Summertime is here and so are …

Grilled Avocado with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Our hearts were captured by a grilled summer salad with herbs at its center.</i><p>In our Your Best Fresh Herbs contest, you showed us your most classic and creative herb recipes. …

Living Well: 11 Secrets To Freezing Fruits and Vegetables for Smoothies

Let’s talk about freezing fruits and vegetables for smoothies. When I was a little girl, I loved going to my Grandma Maxie’s house. There was always …

The Health Benefits Of Eggs Revealed

Unhealthy eggs? The yolk's on you<p><b>Pity the poor egg:</b> health benefits of eggs <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i><p><b>They may reduce your risk of cancer</b> <br>breast cancer.<p><b>Eggs keep your peepers peeping</b> <br>Egg yolks<p><b>An omelet a day can shrink your waist</b><p><b>Your abs eat them up</b><p><b>Which eggs are best?</b><p>special eggs<p><b>Labels</b> …

Nutrition

Quick Healthy Breakfasts

The healthiest breakfasts are ones you make yourself with an eye toward fiber, lean protein and healthy fats. This combination keeps you running all …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

Healthy Eating

3-Step Plan To Lose Weight After 40

Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley - The Best Sizzling Spicy Appetizer

Appetizers are purely for fun. <i>Hors d'oeuvres</i> the French call them: "outside of the works." They are likely to have a wicked lot of calories but most …

How to Run Faster | Runner's World

Want to run faster? If you can complete up to 5 or 6 miles, you’re ready to boost your speed and your cardiovascular fitness.<p>Our Run Faster plan will ease you into track workouts to boost your leg and lung power—and your finishing time at the next 5K or 10K race. You’ll also develop a sense of …

A Once-A-Week Ab Workout To Build A Rock-Solid Core

<i>By Nora Tobin for Shape.com</i><p>Just as a well-built house starts with a solid foundation, a truly fit body starts with a strong core. Whether you're hoisting weights, chasing balls, or just sitting up straight at a desk, your core muscles help you do it better, with less effort and less risk of …

3 Steps to Become a Runner

Running is one of the most efficient, accessible workouts—and hitting the road could be your key to scoring a healthy heart and lean body. Here's how to get started<p>If you're thinking you want to start running, just know you'll be in good company—and a lot of it. It's arguably the most popular form …

Marathons

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