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The Waist-Slimming, Lower Ab Workout

Side Plank-Up<p>Targets: Rectus and transversus abdominis, obliques, and inner thighs<p>Lie on left side on floor with legs stacked and a rolled-up towel …

The Super-Quick Fat-Burn Workout

Exercise 1 Lunge Run<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, arms at your sides <b>(a)</b>. Step back and lower into a reverse lunge, then pump your arms like you're running for three to five seconds, keeping your core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your front heel to return to standing, then quickly repeat on the …

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 …

DIY Bootcamp Workout

Save your cash and create your own killer training session with these simple but super-effective circuit ideas<p>1. Jump Rope: Basic<p>A<p><b>A.</b><p>Jump rope as …

Burn Fat Fast | Women's Health

The key to this kind of caloric demolition is a type of workout called a superset, in which you do two moves back to back with zero rest. It will hurt--but you won't be sorry. Because with supersets, you'll not only get that initial (and insane!) metabolic spike, but according to a study from …

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Marathons

Music for Cycling: Our Awesome Cycling Playlist and Workout

<b>1. BPM 100-110</b><br>Superstition<br>STEVIE WONDER (about five minutes)<br>This is your warm-up. Keep the resistance low (around 20 percent of your total power output, or a two out of 10 effort level) and stay seated: You're enjoying yourself without pushing. Muscles start to unlock, shoulders are relaxed, and …

Exercise

Peace of Mind - Guided Meditation to Slow Down

8 Kind Things You Should Tell Yourself Every Day

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

The poet John Keats once described the ideal state of the psyche as <i>negative capability</i> — the ability “of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.” “The truth of life is its mystery,” echoed Joyce Carol Oates. This comfort with mystery and the …

10 Life Lessons from the Calmest Man in the World

For more than 60 years, Thich Nhat Hanh has followed the path of Zen Buddhism. Here, his most thought-provoking quotes.

Meditation

The 3 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself Every Day

<b>“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?” ~Jack Kornfield</b><p>When I was seven years old, I almost died.<p>My …

Accepting Uncertainty: We Can Be Happy Without All the Answers

<b>“The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.” ~Tony Robbins</b><p>I’ve recently begun to …

Positive Thinking

7 Ways To Become The Best Version Of Yourself This Year | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Make 2014 your year with these 7 simple steps to become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.<p><b>1. Love Your Morning Routine</b><p>Our mornings set …

Is Your Heart Chakra Blocked? Here's How To Open It

Anahata Chakra is more commonly known as the Heart Chakra. The literal Sanskrit translation of "anahata" is "unhurt, unstuck, or unbeaten." The Heart …

10 Mindfulness Power Tips -- It's all About You

Yep.<p>It's all about <i>you</i>.<p>You get to decide what's possible. Not your parents. Not your best friend or spouse or community or culture.<p>In this case, both the good news and the bad news is that nobody else is responsible for you. In order to fully step into your power, you get to learn radical …

Mindfulness

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 …

Six Ways to Stick to Your Weight-Loss Resolution

Are you running all the time but still not losing weight? Here's how to make a change this year.<p><i>Like everyone else on the planet, one of my goals for the new year is to lose weight. I've tried for years to lose it with different diet plans, but I end up gaining it back, and now I'm heavier than</i> …

Fitness

5 Tips For Shedding Holiday Pounds

<i>The simple adage of ‘eat less and move more,’ to weight loss is not always so easy.</i><p>Let’s face it, as much fun as the holidays are, the season was …

Create "Positive Snowballs" to Stick to New Habits

Setting resolutions for the new year is easy, following up and sticking to them is where it gets difficult. One effective technique is to make your …

Self-help