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The Ultimate Weight-Loss Circuit Workout

<i>By Joe Dowdell, CSCS for Shape.com</i><p>If you're short on time but still want to fit in an effective training session -- especially if your goal is fat loss -- metabolic resistance training (MRT) is tough to beat. With this training style, the goal is to maximize caloric expenditure while also …

Motivational Quotes for Your Workout

10 Quotes for Instant Fitspiration<p>Pin them, post them, print them—then get up and get going!<p><b>"Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it."</b> –Elsa Pataky, in the June 2013 issue of <i>Women's Health</i><p>Want a butt like Elsa's? (Um, yes!) Score one with the backside …

Hot and Healthy: How to Make Better Kimchi at Home

Photo by Perry Santanachote<p>Kimchi (also spelled “kimchee”) is a traditional Korean dish that uses the process of fermentation to pickle and preserve …

Bok Choy

7 Characteristics Associated With Long Life (And How to Cultivate Them)

As much as we focus on food and fitness as the "physical" arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to it. In fact, most research fails to find any grand commonalities in the diet and fitness patterns of the <i>longest</i> lived. From Okinawans with their sweet potatoes to Japanese …

Happiness

Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …

Yoga

Women's Health Diet Pills Scam Alert

> Garcinia Cambogia Extract<p>> Wholemega diet pills<p>> Green Coffee Bean Extract, and<p>> Raspberry Ketone Diet<p><b>PLEASE NOTE: The Women's Health® Brand DOES NOT endorse these supplements or diet pills in any way. We have not recommended these products, and we are not affiliated with the companies selling</b> …

How to Treat & Prevent Stretch Marks

It’s hard to find a woman who doesn’t have any stretch marks: those unsightly lines that may first appear bright pink, purple, reddish or brownish …

Skin Care

Health Risks of Oral Sex

Searching for answers, one physician tested Mische's cancer cells for human papillomavirus (HPV), the sexually transmitted infection notoriously linked to cervical cancer. Mische was taken aback; she'd spent the past 16 years in two monogamous relationships and was fastidious about getting annual …

The Better Sex Workout

Exercise 1 INVERTED TABLE RAISE<p>Sit on the floor with your legs extended hip-width apart, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and hands on the floor behind you, fingers pointing toward your butt. Raise your hips and butt and straighten your arms so your torso and thighs are parallel to the floor, …

Why It Pays to Be the One Who Loves More

There is always a lot going on between two people in a relationship. But very often, much of what goes wrong in a relationship has to do with what's going on in our own minds. Most of us have a constant dialogue running in our heads, analyzing our relationship and informing us on how to behave. …

Relationships

15-Minute Arm Workout: Armed For Summer

Exercise 1 Inchworm<p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart, bend over, and touch the floor in front of your feet with both hands. Keeping your legs straight and core tight, walk your hands forward as far as you can without letting your hips drop. Pause, then slowly walk your feet toward your hands. …

Hips

We Tried It: The 7-Minute Workout

<b>What We Tried:</b> The seven-minute workout, as made popular by a <i>New York Times</i> article covering a recent circuit workout published in the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) <i>Health & Fitness Journal.</i><p><b>Where:</b> In the comfort of my own living room.<p><b>What We Did:</b> The seven-minute workout involves a …

Exercise

Chronic Stress Linked To Health Problems For Middle-Aged Women

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine.<p>Researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that chronic stress seems to take an especially hard toll on the health of 40-to-60-year-old women. The most …

Jockey Bra: 5 New Bras in 55 New Bra Sizes

It doesn’t help that fewer than half of women have had a professional bra fitting, according to the same study. A standard fitting typically involves a tape measure and two numbers: the circumferences of your rib cage and the fullest part of your bust, says Jenny Altman, intimates expert and CEO of …

Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

<i>Om</i> is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a short and sharp sound. It lingers and flows like energy itself. <i>Ommmmmmmmmmmm...</i><p>When you open yourself up to the vibration of Om, you will feel yourself …

Spirituality

The Curious Tale of Narcolepsy and Dementia: An Ethical Conundrum

<i>By Dr. Emmanuel Mignot</i><p><i>Illustration demonstrating some of the proposed mechanisms by which the gene mutation may lead to the ADCA-DN condition.</i><p>Previously, I mentioned how we managed to find the cause of Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxia, Deafness and Narcolepsy (or ADCA-DN) by sequencing all the …

Genetics

Really, Is Marijuana Use OK?

*That [marijuana] is not a drug. It's a leaf."<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger<p>A few months ago, a very close friend of mine called me in tears. She said police had caught her 16-year-old son and three classmates smoking pot in a park early one afternoon. She, who is Turkish but has been living in the U.S. for …

Women's Health

Shop Your Shape: The Best Bikinis for Pear Bodies<p>Swimsuit styles you can count on to flatter your pear figure<p>If your lower half is a little larger, camouflage your trouble spots with a strategically cut bottom.<p><b>1/</b> Conceal hips and thighs in full-coverage briefs, hipsters, or boy shorts.<p><b>2/</b> Draw the …

Tory Burch

#WTF Is a Vision Board?

Photo by bmevans<p>Remember when homework consisted of cutting out pictures we liked from magazines and pasting them on poster board, collage style? It …

Breaking Through Cancer Barriers With First Descents

As we drove from the Seattle city limits into the mostly tree populated part of Washington State, our options for radio station began to vanish. The scan button on the rented minivan's stereo receiver searched without landing on anything for a significant amount of time. Then suddenly we heard Dave …

Would You Smoke a Beer? Why People Are Inhaling Alcohol

What if alcohol had fewer calories and enabled drinkers to go from zero to drunk in just a few minutes? Such an experience is possible when booze is …

How Did a Hepatitis Virus Get Into Organic Berries?

<b>Stalled Federal Import Safety Rules Results in More Illness</b><p>The latest example of how even health-conscious eaters are not immune from food-borne illness outbreaks came last week with a recall of organic frozen berries contaminated with Hepatitis A. The products were sold under the brand name of …

Agriculture

6 healthy ways to elevate a lean burger

1. Mango chili slaw<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>4 cups green cabbage, shredded, loosely packed (from about ½ head cabbage)<br>• 1 red jalapeno pepper, sliced into very thin …

Asking 'Why Me?' in a Different Way

When I was first diagnosed with cancer I was never angry with God nor did I ever ask "why me?" However during my three-year battle with cancer and with the world of cancer I have come to ask "why me?" -- just in a different way.<p>In 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma, just months before, a …

Health

It did not respond to multiple drugs<p>It did not respond to multiple drugs<p>The star ingredient? Olive oil.<p>The star ingredient? Olive oil.<p>Imagine it's …

Health

10 Summer Beers with Health Benefits

There's nothing like a nice cold brew after some lawn work in the summer heat. But too much drinking can sabotage your diet (they don't call it a …

Why Setting Goals Doesn't Work (And How to Start Moving Forward With Ease!)

The thing about most goal-setting processes is... <i>they don't work.</i><p>One of my coaching clients recently sent me a list of goals he had created for himself using other books and personal development tools. We were just beginning to work together so it was helpful to see what he was working to create in …

Positive Thinking

Infections, Autoimmune Disorders May Raise Risk Of Mood Disorders

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 06/12/2013 04:51 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Infections and autoimmune disorders may increase the risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression later in life, a new study from Denmark suggests.<p>In the study, which included more than 3 million …