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Happy Songs That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood

Don’t lie. You’ve definitely spent a night in dancing to “Call Me Maybe” while cleaning your room. Or, at least, to Taylor Swift. Nothing has as much …

Pop Music

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

<b>Fitness</b><p>Mix up your routine to avoid weight-loss plateaus.<br>• Muscle mass burns more calories, so include three 20-minute strength-training sessions each week.<br>• Go for kettlebell workouts—the average person burns 400 calories in 20 minutes.<br>• Add sprinting intervals to your workout to target belly fat.<br>• Add an …

24 Drugstore Products Hollywood's Top Makeup Artists Swear By

Never before has the gap between drugstore and prestige products been so small. Which, to anyone on a budget, is some <i>really</i> good news. In fact, many …

Makeup

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

The Only 10 Workout Moves You Need

The ball has dropped, the holiday parties have ended, and you've made your New Year’s resolutions. If getting back in shape falls anywhere on that …

Exercise

20 Satisfying Lunches That Promote Weight Loss

Your lunch break just became the healthiest part of your nine to five.<p>You probably spend your mornings at work counting down the minutes 'til your much-needed lunch break, so why not double your pleasure by brown-bagging a delicious meal you can actually get excited about? Skip the drive-thru, stop …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

Exercise 1 Jump Squat<p>Stand with your feet wider than hip-width apart, toes pointed slightly out. Keeping your chest upright and core tight, bend your knees and sit your hips back, extending your arms straight in front of you at shoulder height <b>(a).</b> Press through your heels to jump as high as you can …

Women's Health

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes<p>Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend<p>Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, passed away this morning at age 86. Celebrate her life and honor her legacy with these 10 motivational quotes—they're guaranteed to stir up feelings of determination, pride, and compassion.<p>"Success is liking yourself, …

15 Smart Snacks To Manage Your Carbs

For people living with diabetes, managing carbohydrates plays a crucial role in keeping blood glucose under control. When regulating carbs, it may seem like skipping snacks is the best way to go, but, in fact, the opposite is true.<p>It's totally fine to eat between meals, so long as you're smart …

10 Protein-Packed Lunches to Help You Burn More Calories | Women's Health

Pack a serving of these light-and-easy Paleo stuffed peppers for lunch. You can dice the peppers and serve them atop a bed of greens for a nutrient-packed meal that will keep you energized throughout the day. <i><br>Per serving: 32 grams of protein and 285 calories</i><p><b>Vegan Spiced Lentils and Quinoa</b><p>This …

The Top 10 Workout Songs for February 2014 | HuffPost

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

Mindfulness

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Exercise 1 Narrow-Stance Goblet Squat<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell vertically in front of your chest, both hands cupping the dumbbell head <b>(A)</b>. Keeping your chest up and your core tight, sit your hips back and squat as low as you can <b>(B)</b>. Press through your heels to …

How to Burn Fat: 15-Minute Workout

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, palms facing you <b>(a)</b>. Sit your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body as far as you can, keeping your back flat and core tight <b>(b)</b>. Press through your heels to return to start. …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<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 …

Mindfulness Meditation Is the Direct Way to Happiness

We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently, who said, "With all the mass overstimulation and continuously heightened levels of stress, it's easy to see why we're all going …

Meditation

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

How to Be More Mindful When You're Not

"If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart." -- Pema Chödrön<p>The word "mindful" is popping up everywhere. It's gotten to the point …

Mindfulness

15 Totally Fitspirational Quotes to Pump You Up

Pin ‘em, share ‘em, and repeat ‘em often!<p>Hey, sometimes you need a little boost (or tough love) to get through a butt-kicking workout. We’re all for pumping yourself up with an awesome playlist or stealing Mindy Kaling’s motivation secret, but having a confidence-boosting mantra on hand might be …

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

<b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see muscle growth without injuring yourself or hitting a plateau.<p>Lifting heavy weights with lower reps builds dense, lean muscle—but constantly upping the heaviness will exhaust your body fast. That’s why lifting lighter weights with more …

Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks

<b>Prepare for Liftoff</b><br>For each workout, do three sets of each move in order, performing all reps and sets before going to the next exercise. When you see two exercises next to the number, do them as a superset: Alternate between them (no rest!) to complete the sets. Lifting twice a week is sufficient, …

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TV Watching Workout

<b>2. Stay active during the entire show.</b> <br>"If you're looking for cardiovascular fitness, you only need to work out at about 65 to 75 percent of your maximum effort," says Westcott. But that's only if you keep moving for the duration of your show, since your activity isn't intense enough to justify …

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

5 Tips to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind in 2014

Are you like the millions of others who have set a goal to lose weight in the new year? Think it's going to take lots of deprivation, extreme dieting and hours sweating at the gym?<p>Nope, nope and nope.<p>In fact, in my experience that's just about the worst way to do it -- and a sure-fire way to only …

Fitness

Lose 10 Pounds

Exercise 1 Dumbbell Squat to Overhead Press<p>Hold weights at your shoulders, elbows bent, feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. As you stand, press the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Return to start. That's one rep.<p>Exercise …

Workouts

The Women's Health Workout of the Day

If the workouts we share inspire you to try something new at the gym or squeeze in some fitness in general, well, that's a win in our book.<p><b>Follow us to get the Workout of the Day!</b><br>Facebook: Women's Health<br>Twitter: @WomensHealthMag (and hashtag #WHWorkoutOfTheDay)<br>Pinterest: Women's Health …

The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2013 | HuffPost

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