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The PMS Diet

Lessen your outbursts, battle belly bloat, and nix that short temper with just a few key foods—you and your friends will thank us<p><b>Wine</b>During the week before that time of the month order a glass of wine with dinner. What? Wine! Yes, believe it or not, your PMS may lessen.<p>The study of Women's Health …

Nutrition

10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!

Learn the truth about these common misconceptions<p><b>Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weight</b>Reality: The truth is, it might depend on your prescription. In 2011, researchers at the Cochran Database System Review analyzed 49 studies that compared a variety of birth control methods with placebos and …

Women's Health

10 NFL Training Secrets You Should Steal

This football season, add a few NFL training secrets to your workout

Fitness

6 Essential Nail-Art Tools

Think only the pros have the right tools for great nail art? Look around your house<p><b>Straw:</b> Dip the rim into metallic polish, then press all over each nail for a mermaid's tail effect. <b>Bobby Pin:</b> You don't need a special "dotting" tool. Use the tip of a bobby pin to plop polka dots onto your polish.</b> …

Nail Art

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days

Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., <i>Women's Health</i> magazine's senior …

Nutrition

Print It: The Look Better Naked 2-Day Cleanse Diet

This short and sweet cleansing diet will help you get on the road to faster weight loss<p>What are you doing this weekend? Ready to look better naked? The best way to get into the groove of a new approach to eating is by experiencing early results. And you will—with this 2-day plan by dietitian Keri …

Weight Loss

Lose 10 Pounds or More: Training Plan

Our custom workout plan will help you lose 10 pounds (or more) quickly and safely<p>Your secret weapon if you want to break the double-digit barrier and lose 10 pounds--or more? Strength training. Adding resistance builds muscle and helps you burn more calories during (and after!) your workout, says …

Workouts

12 Pieces Of Gear That Will Make Your Home Gym Epic

Bye, stanky gym locker rooms.<p>It’s almost too easy to come up with excuses to skip the gym: It’s too far away, it smells like B.O. and dirty socks, too many people are mirror flexing for Instagram, the meatheads in the weight room are too intimidating… If you’re actively looking for a reason to bail …

Shopping

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Lose weight fast with this slimming six-week diet plan<p>This 6-week healthy dietplan from Barbara Berkeley, MD and author of <i>Refuse to Regain!</i>, combines just the right mix of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs to rev up your metabolism.<p>Each of the meals is coded by letter based on its …

Nutrition

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

Healthy Eating

The 3 Healthiest Drive-Thru Orders

When temptation calls, these are some of the slimmest picks at popular grab-and-go joints<p>When temptation calls, these are some of the slimmest picks at popular grab-and-go joints.<p><b>McDonald's</b>Egg McMuffin: Filling up on whole grains and protein isn't a bad way to start your day. <i>300 cal, 12 g fat (5 g</i> …

Nutrition

Weekend Challenge: Dumbbell Hang Pull

This total-body exercise will get your heart racing just as much as any cardio workout<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise.</i> …

Workouts

The Best Jeans for Your Shape

These jeans will flatter every figure

Jeans

The On-the-Go Cardio Workout

Build muscle and get your heart pumping in as little as 24 minutes<p>A workout that builds muscle and counts as cardio? That's serious multitasking. One that blasts calories and increases strength using just your body weight? That's seriously genius. Rev your heart rate and your hot-body results with …

Workouts

Eating Well: The Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat these ultimate workout foods for a better workout and better results<p>Whole Grain Bagels<p>Bagels are one of the best foods to eat before a workout. Never mind Dr. Atkins—carbs deliver a steady flow of energy over time rather than one big burst. "Not the simple ones, because they wind you up and …

There's Now Official NFL Nail Art

The newest way to show your team spirit? On your nails<p>While we lament the end of summer, there is a silver lining: It’s football season, people! And there’s a new way to show your team spirit. CoverGirl has introduced official NFL “fanicures” inspired by the logos and colors of all 32 teams.<p>At …

NFL

Easy Health Tips: The 101 Best Things to Do For Your Body!

Here are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy<p>We called more than 70 top authorities on health and wellness, and asked each of them the same question: What are the most important things a woman can do to stay healthy?<p>After weeks of taking notes and poring over research, we’re …

Breast Cancer

Get Motivated With These Inspirational Quotes

"Don't judge it, just do it."<br>-- Kathleen Johnston, 48, Nashville, TN<p>"Kill…Kill…Kill. The. Hill." (You say the words to match your feet hitting the ground, and it creates a rhythm for you to fall into. A little violent, but hey, it works.)<br>-- Rita Buscher, 21, Boston, MA<p>"KMF: Keep Moving Forward"<br>-- …

6 Healthy Foods That Relax, Calm, and De-Stress

Studies have found that these options can help contribute to a healthy mental state, buffer against the harmful physical effects of stress, and dial up your serenity level. Eat your way to Zen.

Serenity

Cold Remedies: Never Get Sick Again

Five natural cures to boost your immune system<p>Women may have stronger immune systems than men do, according to the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, but we still get hit with an average of three colds a year. Defy those odds by building up your natural defenses.<p><b>Pop a Probiotic</b>The buzz …

Wellness

How One Woman Lost 90 Pounds

Jen Tallman, 25, went from 265 lbs to 155 lbs. Here's how she did it<p><b>BEFORE</b> 265 lbs <b>AFTER</b> 155 lbs<p>Jen Tallman, now 25, used to start the day with two breakfast sandwiches, hash browns, and a cinnamon roll. At night, she turned to takeout, easily notching up 7,000 calories before bedtime. "I wasn't …

Fitness

When He Annoys You

<b>Speak Up Fast</b><br>Nothing stinks up a relationship faster than passive-aggressive behavior, but when anger festers, that’s what comes out. You start moving those dirty cereal bowls onto the counter so he has to reach over them to grab the cereal box. Or you start tossing his dirty gym clothes out on the …

The Weight-Room Cardio Workout

Hit the gym to get your cardio fix—without stepping foot onto a treadmill<p>Think lifting weights can't get your blood pumping? Try this two-for-one circuit created by Brett Hoebel, 20-Minute Body creator and former trainer on NBC's <i>The Biggest Loser</i>. It utilizes total-body resistance moves that …

Workouts

Want a Tight Butt That Defies Gravity?

Firm your butt and legs as you torch calories with this dynamic routine—inspired by some of the fittest women around<p>Each day at sunrise, 32-year-old LisaVan Sciver, a full-time ski patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, is on the slopes—some of the most challenging in North America, …

Jackson Hole

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

Workouts

Weekend Challenge: Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press

Boost your upper-body strength with this killer chest exercise<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already</i> …

Fitness

Sculpt Sexy Legs in 15 Minutes

Hit every major muscle in your lower bod—and burn fat all over<p>Training your lower body is one of the fastest ways to get lean. That's because it's made up of bigger muscle groups (such as your glutes, quads, and hamstrings), so working those specific areas tends to create a greater metabolic …

Workouts

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts