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The 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout

Torch calories, fry fat, and sculpt lean muscle with this anytime, anywhere body-weight routine<p>There are lots of machines that can help you get slim and sculpted, but there's one that is sometimes overlooked: you! "Your body is the best piece of equipment you have," says New York City personal …

Get a Workout Buddy

Research shows that 80 percent of people believe they're more likely to fit in workouts and stick to their routines if they partner up<p><i>It’s National Women's Health Week! To celebrate, we’re challenging you to put your health first. So...are you in?</i><p>New WH video page<p>​<p>​<p><b>Today's Challenge:</b> <b>Get a workout</b> …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

4 Running Motivation Tricks

Sometimes, the hardest thing about running is actually motivating yourself to get out and hit the road. Here's how<p>Sure, your legs and lungs burn, but running is just as taxing on your brain. From making the decision to lace up to fighting through each mile, "the process of running is …

Perfect Your Running Form

Follow these three pointers to hit your stride<p>Golfers spend years perfecting their swing, but the average runner never takes lessons on proper form. That's too bad, because the right technique can ultimately help you become faster and more biomechanically efficient, and have fewer injuries. No need …

3 Lists You Can Make to Boost Your Self-Confidence

No one is perfect. And we all have <i>numerous</i> characteristics that comprise our personalities and abilities. But for some, that nagging voice in your head that points out your flaws might be drowning out your ability to truly reflect on and appreciate all you have to offer. The first step toward …

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

3 Quick Daily Moves That Secretly Tone Your Abs

Didn't have time to get to the gym today? Not a problem—you can still give your abs a solid workout doing the activities you do every day, anyway. (So now there's truly no excuses! Oh, well.)<p><b>While driving, busing, or subway-ing to work:</b> the perfect time for isometric contractions—if <i>not</i> traffic. …

Work Out at Home

No gym? No problem. For this total-body workout, all you need to get super-fit is your own body--it provides enough resistance to sculpt a lean, sexy physique<p>The secret to scoring a slim and sexy body with a home workout? Engage as many muscles as possible while quickly moving from one exercise to …

Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan

Throw your muscles a curveball with these new toning exercises for a smoking hot bikini body<p>Whether you're breaking a sweat regularly or totally slacking, it's time for a change. To get a smoking hot bikini body this summer, you have to shock your muscles to get it into sizzling shape.<p>It takes …

How I Finally Fell in Love With My Workout

I've never been a particularly athletic person, so staying fit has always been a challenge. In elementary school, I despised P.E. The happiest week of my school life was when I was recovering from walking pneumonia and was able to sit out on the benches for two full weeks spraying and sculpting my …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Visiting London for the first time

If you're visiting London for the first time, here are some top tips to make your first trip safe, easy and, most of all, fun! Start here for …

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Five savvy ways to maximize your Galaxy S4's battery life

With a bigger battery and more efficient processor than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4 promises to at least survive a typical day. But as Jessica Dolcourt mentions, its slightly larger screen and abundance of features demand that added capacity.<p>Though the S4 (and most other phones) will …

How to Make Edible Cookie Dough

Community Tested<p>Baking cookies is delicious, but sometimes the best part of baking cookies is eating the cookie dough. Unfortunately, cookie dough is …

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Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

Nurse leaders issue warning over staff numbers

<b>Senior nurses have issued an "unprecedented warning" about hospital ward staffing levels in England.</b><p>The Safe Staffing Alliance, which includes the Royal College of Nursing and Unison, says wards regularly have one registered nurse caring for eight patients - which they say is unsafe.<p>Labour urged …

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The 3 Best Fat-Blasting Exercises You Aren't Doing

Use these moves to torch your muffin top and tone up all over<p>The key to turning your body into a fat-burning machine isn't more time in the gym—it's enlisting more muscles.<p>“The more muscles you work, the more calories you burn,” says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., owner of StreamFit.com. Instead of …

Early Bird Gets the Burn

Jump-start your day with this just-out-of-bed workout<p><b>Get up and go.</b> Literally. "If you work out be­fore your day distracts you, your chances of exercising regularly go way up," says Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. And AM sweating can make you sharper …

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Running Inspiration: Find Someone Who Won't Let You Quit (Otherwise, I Would Have Done So This Weekend)

About six weeks ago, I was feeling pretty jazzed by how much I was enjoying running again—so much so, I convinced my dad and brother to run a race with me. Then about a month later, I got strep throat. And I kinda—well, just stopped running after that.<p>Pinterest<p>As the 5K approached and I started …

Why Do You Work Out?

Yes, it burns calories and busts stress, but there are plenty of reasons to exercise other than fitting into your favorite pair of skinny jeans.<p>We asked our fitness-loving Facebook community and Twitter peeps to fill in the blank in the following sentence: I work out because __________. Here are …

How to Make Happiness Last

<i>Written by Jan Bruce, CEO and co-founder of meQuilibrium.</i><p>More than 40 years of research from top psychologists shows that what you think affects how you feel. And on the whole, negative thoughts lead to negative emotions and positive thoughts lead to positive ones.<p>The good news: You can train your …