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The Best Ab Workouts for Women: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a 5- to 10-pound medicine ball. Lie faceup on a stability ball with back and head pressed into the ball, your feet together on the floor, and the medicine ball positioned against your chest <b>(A)</b>. Brace your abs and crunch up until your shoulders are …

Odd Ways to Orgasm

<b>Coregasm Move</b><br>Hang from a pullup bar with your hands shoulder-width apart and your hips centered under your body so that your hands and hips are aligned <b>(1).</b> Keeping your legs and back straight, use a slow, controlled motion to raise your legs until they're parallel to the floor <b>(2).</b> Slowly lower your …

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 Yoga

Surprisingly, no difference between the core body temperatures after the two classes was found. After both, the student’s core temperatures rose to an average of 99 degrees, well below the unsafe 104-degree level when you start seeing trouble, says study author John Porcari, PhD, an exercise and …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Hate to break it to you, buddy, but it's time to step up your game.<p>Mikhail Shivlyakov started got a nosebleed during a deadlift attempt at this past weekend's Arnold Classic.<p>Well, this is excellent news.<p>Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to …

7 Best Reasons to Exercise Outdoors

Take Your Workout Outside!<p>The best way to work out is outdoors. Here, the top reasons to get your sweat on in the summer sun<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>7 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside<p>Think hitting the gym is hard? It's even tougher when the weather beckons you to ditch the four walls and stale air …

Upper Body Workout: Sculpt Sexier Arms in 15 Minutes

Exercise 1 Plank-Up<p>Place your forearms on the floor, elbows under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your back flat, straighten your right arm and place your palm flat on the floor, directly under your shoulder, then repeat with your left arm so you're in a pushup position</b> …

Hot Sex Tips: How to Have Great Sex When It's Steaming Outside

<b>Have A Naughty Taste Test</b><br>Blindfold and feed your guy an array of sherbet or sorbet flavors. If he guesses a flavor right, reward him with some manual stimulation, suggests Cadell. If his taste buds are off, channel your inner <i>50 Shades</i> by giving him a teasing tap on the butt.<p><b>Dip Your Toes In</b><br>"Recent …

9 Foods High In Iron | Women's Health

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women<p>If your body doesn't have enough iron, your muscles can't recover as quickly post-workout. Stock up on these foods high in iron to reach your fitness goals<p>Shutterstock<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly | Women's Health

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the floor and place your shins on a stability ball. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels (a). Keeping your back flat, slowly bend your knees toward your chest (b). Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do 15 to 20.<p>Grab a light …

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The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

Makeup Trends: Ombre Lips

Keep it all in the (color) family: Try a deep orangey red fading to tangerine, or magenta fading to petal pink, suggests Barose.<p>Swipe the lighter color over your entire mouth, then trace the outer edges with the darker one to create a quarter-inch-thick line. With a lip brush, feather the dark …

Couples Vacations

Relationship Milestone: The First Vacation<p>How soon is too soon to go on a romantic trip for two? The Guy Next Door answers<p><b>How long should I date a guy before we go on a trip together?</b>—Erin, Park Slope, NY<p>Here's a good rule: You and your beau can handle one night together for every month you've been …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Bags Under Eyes: 12 Ways to Look More Awake

So you never have to hear "you look tired" again<p>We all know the seemingly endless beauty tricks to employ when it comes to looking rested—use an eye cream with caffeine, dab a shimmery pale shadow in the inner corner of your eyes, apply mascara on your top and bottom lashes, don’t forget blush and …

Best Workout For Women From the Big Book of Exercises

The Best New Exercises for Women<p>Discover the best workout for women that you're not doing<p>Beth Bischoff<p>The Best New Exercises (for every part of a woman's body!)<p>There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best …

The Best #FitnessFriday Posts

#FitnessFriday Roundup: August 23<p>Today's most fitspirational instagram pics<p>Each week, we collect the best #FitnessFriday photos. These will definitely inspire you to drag yourself to the gym today:<p><i>thumbnail photo: iStockphoto/Thinkstock</i>

The 15-Minute Core Workout Routine

Exercise 1 Kettlebell Windmill<p><b>CORE TARGET: Obliques (side abs)</b><br>Grab a kettlebell with your left hand and stand with your feet more than hip-width apart. Bring the weight next to your left shoulder, then press it overhead <b>(a)</b>. Rotate your chest to the left and look up at the kettlebell as you try to …

Mascara and Staph Infection: How Using Expired Makeup Can Make You Sick

As much as it might hurt to throw away your expired eye makeup, you should: Mascara that's older than three months old can increase your risk of pink eye and other inflammatory conditions. “Our eyes are a vulnerable area for infection,” says Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D., a germs expert and assistant …

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Women's Health

19 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms<p>Everything you've ever wanted to know about your big O: namely, how to have one—or your best one yet<p>Shutterstock.com<p>How long does it take to cross the finish line? Which positions make you most likely to climax? And is it really possible to have an orgasm …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Yoga May Boost Arousal

“High blood pressure and high blood sugar, both symptoms of metabolic syndrome, can interfere with circulation, which means that blood flow is compromised to <i>all</i> organs, including pelvic organs,” says Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of <i>Natural Sex</i> Boosters, who was not involved with the study. “A yoga …

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Weekend Challenge: Staggered-Hands Pushup

Next time you do a pushup, stagger your hands. This increases the challenge to your core and shoulder muscles<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</i> …

Skincare Tips: 6 Biggest Skincare Mistakes

You already know it’s a sin to go to bed without washing your face (right?!), but that’s just one of many common bad habits that can seriously screw with your skin.<p>To determine the most unforgivable beauty mistakes, we talked to board certified dermatologist Debra Luftman, M.D., co-author of <i>The</i> …

The Best #MotivationMonday Posts

#MotivationMonday Roundup: August 26<p>Today's most encouraging Instagram pics—they're the next best thing to your own personal life coach<p>Who <i>doesn't</i> need a little encouragement to stick with their healthy-living goals—especially on Mondays? These inspirational pics will help fire up your drive and …

Effective Lower Abs Workout: How to Get a Sexy Six-Pack

Gold Medal Abs<p>Eight serious ab moves from top Olympic trainers that will score you a rock-solid middle<p><b>DO IT</b> Train your core with these eight moves three nonconsecutive days a week to flatten your belly and get super sexy abs! Either do them all together as a stand-alone workout or add three or four …

Stand Up for Flat Abs

Challenge your core with this fast belly-tightening routine you can do on your feet<p>When you want to sculpt lean, sexy abs, doing crunches is highly overrated. Why? On-your-back moves target just one part of your midsection and leave out the deep-lying muscles that cinch in your waist. This upright …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

The Bigger Breast Workout

Try these easy moves from Look Better Naked to build muscle in your chest<p>"We must, we must, we must increase our bust!" Remember that middle-school mantra, and the ridiculous "exercise" that accompanied it—elbows bent like chicken wings, pumping back and forth, back and forth? Lots of good that did …