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Tighten and Tone Your Abs

Tighten and Tone Your Abs
Warmer weather means less clothing—making spring the perfect time to start getting your abs in shape for summer! Certified personal trainer Jessica Smith, star of the “10 Pounds DOWN: Cardio Abs” DVD, designed this effective workout routine with targeted strength moves to help you develop a strong, flat stomach and cardio bursts to blast away that extra layer of belly fat. How it works: Do this workout on three or four nonconsecutive days per week. And be sure to maintain a healthy diet for best bikini-belly results. BONUS: Check out this full-length workout video to see the moves in action! You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Sculpt flat abs for summer with these fat-melting moves Promo Subtitle Image Alt Text Bikini-Belly Bootcamp Title Text Media Root By Jessica Smith

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Look Five Pounds Thinner with the Right Bra Who doesn’t remember that awkward moment when your mom took you to the local department store to buy your first bra? You walked into a vast sea of nude and blush-colored brassieres and passed by shockingly large cup sizes that could hold watermelons—a far cry from your humble set. And the person to help you find the right bra for your newly perky breasts? An elderly lady, peering down at you over the reading glasses perched on her nose, measuring tape in hand. Even though her attitude was one of “I’ve seen it all before, honey” you felt mortified, anxious and overwhelmed. Shape Magazine One-legged squats don't seem very tricky—after all, you did manage to pick up that cotton ball you dropped without putting your newly pedicured foot on the floor—but squatting on one leg seriously challenges your balance. It also activates your core and just about every other muscle in your lower body, including your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Try it: Stand holding your arms straight out in front of your body and raise your right leg off the floor. Push your hips back and lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push your body back to the starting position. Tip: Modify this move by using a resistance band or do them in front of chair or weight bench in case you lose your balance or get stuck (It happens).

Beauty Tips from Around the Globe From rock solid Dominican nails to shiny Japanese hair to the radiant complexions of Asian Brides different cultures bring different beauty secrets. Each country has its own ancient beauty secrets so let’s learn from them to also achieve these beautiful looks. Here are some of the world’s best all natural beauty tips. Some of the most beautiful international models come from Brazil. Along with their bronze bodies they all seem to have long beautiful legs.

Bodyweight Exercise Program To Build Muscle and Burn Fat If you want to build a starting level of strength… endurance… and lose fat, then this bodyweight program is for you. This is the bodyweight exercise program that I built much of my early strength, size and muscle “tone” on. I believe everyone should master their own bodyweight first, before moving on to lifting weights, kettlebells or otherwise introducing “outside” resistance. Your own bodyweight is enough resistance to build an amazing level of muscle… and… it’s definitely enough to chisel away at any extra fat. 4 Great Core Exercises To Help Flatten Your Abs Everyone wants flatter abs, and a lot of people try to “spot reduce” by doing ab exercises to try to get them. The problem is, you aren’t going to lose fat from your midsection by doing 1,000 crunches. It’s just not going to happen.

Bikini Boot Camp It’s May ladies. And this can only mean one thing: Bikini season is upon us. Yikes! If you’re like me, you are probably thinking that you could use a little toning before slipping into that two-piece over Memorial Day weekend. Or perhaps you’re a procrastinator and keep telling yourself that you will work out…tomorrow. No matter your attitude toward fitness, it’s safe to say that we should all aim to be the best versions of our selves: Fit, healthy, and fabulous.

How To Lose Belly Fat Fast For Teenagers First, some facts about teen girls and belly fat. The normal, or healthy, percentage of body fat actually increases for girls as they enter their teens. So it's not unusual for a previously angular or "boyish" figure to become more rounded. It's also not unusual for girls to "thicken" a little in their middles prior to growth spurts. Think of it as a piece of elastic getting thinner as it gets longer. Finally, if a teen girl is carrying too much fat, one month isn't much time to take it off, as the recommended healthy weight-loss rate is between 1 and 2 pounds per week.

The Secrets to Beautiful Skin I have always loved Cinnamon-Raisin bread, so I went and found a basic recipe and then added the most wonderful ingredients to make it extra special. I love tons of flavor in my foods, and this bread reflects my tastes completely. If you also love bold flavors, then this is a recipe for you! It is the perfect breakfast food ( I prefer a slice buttered, but if you want to toast it it’s amazing that way, too!), it is also the perfect gift.

The Perfect Morning Workout : Jumpstart Your Day : MensHealth.com Jumpstart your fat burners and build muscle with this quick at-home routine Warm up with the mobility and dynamic flexibility moves. Then perform the 1-minute drill. Rest 15 to 30 seconds, then do the strength circuit. Rest 1 minute. The 100 Healthiest Foods In the fast-paced world of nutrition research, it seems like a hot discovery hits the news every week. So we asked prominent scientists doing groundbreaking work on how edibles stave off illness to pin down the 100 most nutrient-packed foods. To make our list, a food had to be very rich in at least one vitamin, mineral or other compound known to protect against cancer, heart disease or other diseases. Be supermarket smart and use this list as your shopping list. you body will be glad you did!

20 Celebs Criticized for Their Curves Accusation: The queen of curves was criticized when an unretouched image from a photoshoot was leaked showing cellulite and a few extra inches that the final picture didn't have.Response: She fired back on her blog saying, "I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect." [Click to Tweet this!] You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) And what they have to say about it Promo Subtitle And what they have to say about it.

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