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Work Out at Home

Exercise 1 Forward Lunge<p><b>Superset One</b><br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That's one …

Weekend Challenge: Inverted Row

This exercise targets all the muscles that make for a sexy back<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> …

Sculpt Sexy Arms

These three moves will banish upper-body jiggle. Bring on the tank tops!<p>Tone your triceps and shape your shoulders with this workout from trainer Joe Stankowski of Grand Rapids, Michigan.<p>Complete two or three sets of each move two days a week, and by the Fourth of July, Michelle Obama won't be the …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

Foods That Burn Fat: Fuel Your Fat-Burning Furnace

<b>Low-Fat Yogurt</b><br>Plain, low-fat yogurt is one of the best sources of calcium—a mineral that may fight fat. According to Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the of Tennessee, not getting enough calcium triggers the release of calcitriol, a hormone that causes us to store …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

Workouts for Women: Get a Surfer Girl Body

<b>Legs and Butt</b> <b>Pro move:</b> Keep a low center of gravity to stay up on the board. <b>Steal it:</b> Do as many staggered squats (one foot in front of the other) as you can in 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Repeat eight times, alternating your leg positions in each set.<p><b>Arms</b> <b>Pro move:</b> Paddle like crazy. <b>Steal</b> …

Juicy Fruit

Watermelon isn't the nutrient wimp it's often pegged to be. Rich in vitamins A and C, the red flesh also contains lycopene (up to 20 milligrams in two cups), a potential cancer fighting antioxidant.<p><b>How to use it:</b><br>"It's sweet, but not ultrasweet, and that's why it pairs well with savory foods," says …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Sculpt a Better Butt

Exercise 1 Facedown Hip External Rotation<p>Don't let the look of this one fool you: It is one of the most challenging and effective moves for targeting your external hip muscles, which have a major impact on your glutes.<p><b>Do It:</b> Lie facedown on the floor with your arms folded under your head, legs …

30-Day Abs Challenge | Women's Health

Day 2. <b>Core-Sculpting Workout:</b> Attack Your Hidden Core Muscles<br>Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. We created a workout to tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a …

Learn Why Muscles Matter and Learn The Best Ways to Build Lean Muscle

10 Facts About Your Muscles<p>©iStockphoto.com/Skip ODonnell<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether you're acing a serve or turning heads at the pub.<p>But when …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

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Bikini Body Workout: The Ultimate Body Shaper

Exercise 1 Sumo Deadlift Shuffle<p>Grasp one end of a heavy dumbbell with both hands, arms hanging straight in front of you, and stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, toes turned out slightly. Step your left foot out to the left, bending your knees and pushing your hips back to lower …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

50 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life!

50 Food Tips That Will Change Your Life!<p>The web's most resourceful food bloggers share tips for how to make every meal taste utterly mouth-watering<p>Dan Forbes<p>Along with salt and pepper, the most important kitchen staple to have on hand these days is a Wi-Fi connection. Smartphones and social …

Smoothie Recipes for Health and Beauty

Soak <b>½</b> <b>cup raw almonds</b> in filtered water for eight hours. Drain almonds and rinse, then blend with <b>2 cups coconut water</b> at high speed until smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible. Rinse blender, and add almond …

Flat-Ab Pilates Workout

Exercise 1 Mermaid with Ball<p>Sit with the ball at your left side, and bend your left leg in front of you, your right leg behind you. Place your left hand on the ball, elbow slightly bent, and extend your right arm out to your side at shoulder level. Brace your core and roll the ball out to the left …

15-Minute Flat Belly Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these seven moves one after another with no rest in …

How to Ease Sore Muscles

While the study didn’t explore why exactly exercise can help ease muscle soreness, researchers believe that, since it increases circulation to muscles, physical activity may help speed up the body’s drainage of the metabolic waste and chemicals linked with muscle aches, says lead study author Lars …

Get Flatter Abs

<b>Move 1: Stability-Ball Rollout</b><p>Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart and your forearms on the ball <b>(a)</b>. With a flat back, brace your core and slowly roll the ball forward as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then bend your elbows to roll the ball back …

Score a Toned Butt

Exercise 1 Over-and-Back Lunge with Biceps Curl<p>Step forward off a step, arms at your sides, and lower into a lunge. Press through your front heel to stand up, raising your knee and curling your arms up to your shoulders. Immediately step back into a lunge and straighten your arms. Return to start. …

The 15-Minute Core Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Windmill<p><b>CORE TARGET: Obliques (side abs)</b><br>Grab a kettlebell with your left hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your left shoulder, then press it overhead <b>(a)</b>. Rotate your chest to the left and look up at the kettlebell as you try to …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

Equipment-Free Workouts for Women

No Gear Here<p>Get a total-body workout, totally sans gear. Do these body-weight moves twice a week, completing the recommended sets and reps with perfect form.<p><b>Pushups are proof positive</b> that gravity makes your body one hell of a workout tool. Which is fan-freakin'-tastic, because getting to the …