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Get Abs in Weeks with this Yoga Workout

Yoga for Great Abs<p>Eight yoga exercises to tighten your torso, trim belly fat, and create eye-popping abs<p>1. Warm-up: Reclining big toe hold (supta padangustasana)<p>Lie flat on your back, legs extended, feet flexed, and arms at your sides, palms facing down. Bend your left leg into your chest, pulling …

Strength Training for Runners

Exercise 1 One-Legged Deadlift<p>This slow-burn move builds powerful hamstrings (for tackling those hills) while challenging your balance and increasing your stability. Holding 8- to 10-pound dumbbells, stand tall <b>(A)</b> and shift your weight to one foot. Slowly hinge your upper body forward at your hips, …

5 Signs That You Could Be Happier

As a little girl, fairytales and Disney movies taught me happiness is all that really matters. Apparently, the Dalai Lama seems to agree. He once famously said, "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." However, I cannot help but wonder how many of us actually achieve this purpose.<p>As I wonder, I …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

The 10 Best Fitness Foods for Women

Eat up, get fit! Because the path to a strong, capable, toned body begins in the kitchen

Nutrition

Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence

To get a more confident You in the new year — or a more confident company, community, family, or team — first know what gets in the way. The best resolutions will go nowhere without the confidence to stick with them.<p>Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome. It is not a personality trait; …

Don't Call My Daughter 'Shy'

Being shy is something I have a lot of experience with. Ever since I can remember I have been shy at varying degrees. I was the child who would hide behind my mother's legs when people came to visit or we went to visit others. I cried every day of Kindergarten and Preschool and most of Grade One …

Total-Body Toning Circuit

Exercise 1 Squat With One-Arm Shoulder Press<p>The off-center weight here forces your core to work harder while you get the lower-body benefits of the squat and the shoulder work of the press. Hold a 10-pound dumbbell in one hand, just over your shoulder. Squat down as low as you can, sticking your …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Exercise

10 Top Foods To Boost Brainpower

Would you add chickpeas to your soup and celery to your salad if you knew they might sharpen your thinking and prevent age-related memory loss? That’s the premise behind this list of foods rich in compounds that nourish neurons, boost neurotransmitter production, reduce inflammation, and protect …

Your Best Running Fuel | Women's Health

For one of the trials, they were asked to restrict their fluid intake for 22 hours beforehand and were not allowed to drink during the run. Before the other trial, they arrived well hydrated and were given water during each rest break.<p>Researchers monitored their heart rates, gastrointestinal …

Half-Marathon Training: 10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon

If you're a newbie, don't hesitate to mix walk breaks into your runs (for example, run two to three minutes, then walk 30 to 60 seconds). "What's important is that you're moving forward—it doesn't matter if it's walking or running," says Maxwell.<p>To all runners: Listen to your body. Add an extra …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

3 Natural Remedies for a Cough - Can They Help?

A cough is a reflex that helps clear phlegm and other irritants from your throat and airways. In many cases, coughing occurs as a symptom of a …

Extracted

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

What Your Boss Really Wants from You

It’s 1958, and Patricia Bays Haroski, a State Farm Insurance Company employee, wants people to formally recognize their boss on October 16th. Her goal? Improve the relationship between bosses and their direct reports. That date? She apparently picked it because it was her father’s birthday, and she …

Emotional Agility

Sixteen thousand—that’s how many words we speak, on average, each day. So imagine how many unspoken ones course through our minds. Most of them are not facts but evaluations and judgments entwined with emotions—some positive and helpful (<i>I’ve worked hard and I can ace this presentation; This issue</i> …

Hitting the roof

WHEN big chunks of America’s federal government suspended business on October 1st markets mostly yawned. Although the “shutdown” was the first in 17 …

Finance

How To Make Your Own Detangler

When I was a kid, I had really long hair. My mom would have me shampoo it, and then sit with me, using a torture device (comb) to untangle the knots. …

Hair Care

The Most Famous Book In Every State

Whether you come from Florida, New York, Texas, or any other state, reading a book set there can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>We rounded up the most famous book set in every state in America.<p>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments if you have another …

How To Lose Weight Fast | Women's Health

How to Lose Weight in 7 Days<p>Need to lose weight fast? Like in one week? Implement one simple tweak every day to feel lighter and firmer in just 7 days.<p>Shutterstock<p>7 Days to Slim<p>Looking for a realistic deadline diet? Make these tiny tweaks from <b>Shape-Up Shortcuts</b>, a NEW amazing book from Jen Ator, …

The Best Weight-Loss Tips

The 9 Best Weight-Loss Tips Ever!<p>Those extra pounds will vanish in no time<p>We rounded up the best weight-loss tips we’ve ever published and put them all in one convenient spot. Click through to jumpstart your weight-loss goals now!<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Don’t Forget to Eat Right<p>Hit the gym all you …

6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read A Book Right Now

In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.<p>But the truth is that reading books can be more than entertainment or a …

Increase Metabolism

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism<p>Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential<p>Shutterstock.com<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 …

The Best Workouts For Your Body Type

You're a bit wider on the bottom than you are on top. Tone your arms and shoulders, and get tighter all over with our pear-friendly workout plan.<p>You're stick straight with very few curves. Add more shape to your waist and sculpt your glutes with this workout plan for straight body types.<p>Your bust …

10 Things You Need to Know About the Asian Diet

The main focus of the Asian diet is to create wellness. This I believe is the best medicine. By practicing these diet habits you will see improvement in your overall health. We all know:<p>"Health is not simply the absence of sickness." -- Hannah Green<p>This top 10 list serves up healthier habits, …