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7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Workouts

Which Should I Do First: Cardio or Strength Training?

Find out if your workout order matters<p><b>The question:</b> Should I start my workout with strength or cardio?<p><b>The expert:</b> Exercise physiologist Marta Montenegro, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT<p><b>The answer:</b> Where to begin? For most women, the right answer is at the weight racks.<p>See, when it comes to slimming down and …

Exercise

The Best Beyoncé Songs to Work Out To

In celebration of Queen Bey’s new album, of course<p>Queen Bey…you got us again. Just when we thought Beyoncé reached the peak of her (unofficial) royal status, she went ahead and dropped her new album <i>BEYONCÉ</i> last night—with no advertising or promotion—like it was NBD.<p><b>MORE:</b> Beyoncé’s Pre-Christmas …

New Albums

Exercise is Medicine

Can Exercise Replace Medication?<p>A new study suggests that working out is even more powerful than we thought<p>Thinkstock<p>Only about a third of U.S. doctors prescribe exercise in primary care—but new <i>British Medical Journal</i> research may encourage them to add physical activity to their arsenal. Exercise …

The 13 Best Fitness Lessons from 2013

ICYMI: It was a pretty awesome year for fitness

Fitness

The Strange Things That Happen to Your Body When You Switch Diets

Your belly doesn't cope well with change—in more ways than one<p>Every day, it seems there's a new "it" diet. But now there's a whole new reason not to try them all: It turns out, switching diets can drastically affect your intestinal health, according to a new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i>.<p>In …

Holistic Medicine

HIIT Workout: What It Is And Why It Works

<i>By Amy Schlinger for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>HIIT is all the hype lately. According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s one of the two top fitness trends for 2014 (the other being bodyweight training). So what’s this type of training all about? What is it with HIIT?<p>HIIT, …

How You're REALLY Spending Your Time at the Gym

A new poll suggests that many people only work out for about 65 percent of their gym sessions<p>You may log long hours at the gym, but you probably spend less time working out than you think. Turns out, people who go to fitness centers spend up to 35 percent of their gym time <i>not</i> working out, according …

Fitness

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Nutrition

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try

Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, try these 7 squat variations from …

Workouts

4 Yoga Poses to Feel Sexier

Hold the downward facing dog jokes, please<p>Nothing's sexier than a confident partner. You can do squats till you can bounce a quarter off your butt, but if you don't believe you're sexy, it won't translate to someone else. Practicing yoga blends the physical bonus of gaining strength and an …

Your Holiday-Themed Workout Playlist

We wish you some merry fitness<p>Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means… It's officially holiday music season! Turn on the radio, and you'll hear "Silent Night." Head into a department store, and you'll get an earful of "White Christmas." Holiday music lovers are basically in heaven right now.<p>But …

Women's Health

The Color That Makes You Eat Less

Read this before you set the table<p>You already have quite a few tricks up your sleeve that may help you eat less—chewing more, sleeping more, and drinking more water, to name a few. Well, the latest trick may be the boldest one of all: Eat off of bright red plates, and you could eat less …

Nutrition

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

7 Ways to Reset Your Health

My health has had a rough couple of weeks. It started with an overwhelming business trip to the West Coast and ended with the Thanksgiving holiday. There was good travel and bad travel. There was good stress (fun, family, cool experiences) and bad stress (airports, drama, family meltdowns, a flu …

5 Sneaky Health Foods That Make You Feel Bloated

Even healthy foods can blow you up. Nix these culprits (just for now!) to flatten out

Nutrition

Should I Work Out Even If I'm Exhausted?

In which we pit sweat against sleep<p><b>The question:</b> If I’m exhausted, is it healthy to still hit the gym, or should I skip it?<p><b>The expert:</b> Robert Reames, CSCS, *D, CN, CPT/CES, Gold's Gym Fitness Institute trainer and official trainer for the <i>Dr. Phil</i> show<p><b>The answer:</b> Generally speaking, skip it—and use …

Exercise

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Yes, Walking is Great for You. But Pick Up the Pace

Learn why your speed is so important<p>Talking a 30-minute cruise around the neighborhood isn't a lousy excuse for a workout—if you keep up a solid pace, that is. People who walk slowly may be more likely to die before their time, according to a new analysis of the National Walkers' Health Study. …

Walking

Weekend Challenge: Hip Crossover

Work your abs in a new way for a flatter stomach<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 have. Join them,</i> …

Workouts

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

Workouts

Which Workout Burns The Most Calories After It’s Over?

A.K.A. the magic workout<p>Since you're well-read in the fitness department, you probably already know about the afterburn effect—i.e. how some workouts help you burn calories even <i>after</i> your sweat session is over. But what you may not know is which ones get the job done best—so we checked in with …

Exercise

6 Squat Variations For Total-Body Strength

<i>By Joe Vennare for Life By DailyBurn</i><p>Love them or love to hate them, squats are one of the best exercises for increasing strength and size, while simultaneously burning fat. It's no wonder they're often referred to as the king of all strength training exercises. Still, some gym-goers opt out of …

Why You Should Switch Up Your Running Shoes

New research suggests more shoes = better results<p>Your lucky pair of running shoes might not be so charmed, after all. According to a new study from the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory in Luxembourg, running day after day in the same sneaks can lead to results-wrecking injuries.<p>For the study, …

Running