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The Problem with the "Quick Weight Loss" Diet Plan

And how to lose weight the healthy way.<p>Juice cleanses, Atkins, elimination diets, and the mythical "lose ten pounds in two weeks" diet plan. You could probably think of a dozen more options that trainers and fitness gurus have praised as *the* game-changing diet and fitness regimen, but which of …

Get a Flat Belly in 4 Weeks

Score gorgeous abs fast with this fat-blasting core workout from Tracy Anderson.

Super-Tough Fitness Workouts

Download these 7 moves and you get two killer fitness workout routines<p><b>Do It</b> Our experts have taken seven moves and created two killer fitness workouts. Do the routines 2 to 3 days a week, alternating between the two versions, so you're never doing the same routine on consecutive workout days. And …

Fire Up Your Hidden Fat Burners

Working these oft-neglected muscles sculpts a killer body—and cranks your metabolism to full throttle.<p>If you're looking to melt inches off your stomach, legs, or arms, the last thing you want to do is devote all your gym time to those assets. (In case you need a reminder, spot reducing is woefully …

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

6 Moves for a Total-Body Transformation

Take a deep breath…then launch into week two of our 28-day training plan with celeb trainer David Kirsch!<p>Congrats—you're one week into the 28-Day, Whole-Body Challenge! How are you feeling? You should already sense a little bit of a transformation as your body starts shaping up and your muscles …

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Lose Weight and Gain Strength, Energy, and Stamina by November!

Next Monday, we're kicking off a four-week training plan with celebrity trainer David Kirsch. Here's what you need to know to get in on the action—and results.<p>Labor Day has passed, and my daughters are already looking at possible Halloween costumes. Wasn't it yesterday that we were slathering on …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

Why ab workouts are a waste of time - CNN.com

Bad advice and outdated research could be putting a kink in your workout efforts. Here are some fitness myths that have proved to be just that.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. facts<p>Fitness: Myths vs. …

So This is What Sex in an MRI Looks Like...In Case You're Wondering

A very cool (but NSFW) video lets you see everything.<p>Most people think of MRIs, or magnetic resonance imaging, as being pretty terrible—after all, you're basically lying in a tube while a big machine takes photos of your insides. But those resulting pictures are pretty amazing and can be used to …

Cameron Diaz's Trainer Shares 7 Tips for an Insanely Fit Body

Get motivated, get fit, and kick your routine up a notch with his smart advice.<p>Getting a strong, sexy body—and keeping it up—is no easy feat. So we spoke with celebrity trainer Teddy Bass, who helped Cameron Diaz sculpt her crazy-amazing bod, about how to score a fit physique and a hefty dose of …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

7 Delicious Fall Foods That Are Great for Weight Loss

An R.D. breaks down what you should load up on at the farmers market right now.<p>Candied sweet potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Apple crumble. They're pretty much synonymous with autumn—but they're not exactly waistline-friendly. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to prepare fall produce that actually help …

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5 Moves to Sculpt a Rock-Hard Body

Grab hold of a hotter body while boosting your ability to become a rock-climbing rockstar.<p>Add these five moves to your regular workout routine two or three times a week to boost your climbing capacity and sculpt sexy abs and a tight butt.<p>Check out a rundown of all five exercises in the pin-able …

The Fast Route to a Rock-Hard Body

If you've never scaled your gym's climbing wall or gripped onto a slab of granite, it's the perfect time to hook in—rock climbing is now more popular, accessible, fun, and female-friendly than ever. So what can you expect when you expand your reach? For starters, a sharp, clear mind and a strong, …

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's super …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

The Exercise That Is WAY Harder Than It Looks

Don’t be surprised if you wake up sore tomorrow!<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. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Swiss Ball T Raise:</b> It may <i>look</i> piece-of-cake …

5 Ways to Eliminate Back Fat

You won't miss it at all.<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top aren't fun to deal with. But you can feel more confident in your own skin with just a little extra effort. Sure, targeting …

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Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

11 Places Where You Need to Have Sex at Some Point in Your Life

Don't knock 'em til you try 'em<p>You know that reccurring sex dream you have about getting it on under the stars with your partner (or, you know, Ryan Gosling)? Well we think you should totally make that a reality—the outdoors part that is. And we’re not the only ones. Expanding your sexual …

The 7 Best Exercises for Women Who Wear Heels

You'll love these feel-good moves if you wear pumps all day long.<p>There's nothing like a pair of killer heels to make you feel put-together, confident, and sexy as hell. But wearing heels day in and day out can do a number on your feet, ankles, and calves. Here's what we mean: When you wear heels, …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …