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Arm Exercises for Women: Get Sleek, Sexy Arms Score beautifully toned arms with this muscle-shaping upper-body workout Published: March 4, 2011 | By Jen Ator Here's something you'll love to learn: Your shoulders and upper back tend to carry less fat than the rest of your body, so the right arm exercises can give this area a nearly instant makeover, says Ramona Braganza, a celebrity trainer who has worked with stars such as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. Braganza's upper-body workout, below, hits every major muscle and will help stabilize your shoulder joints, improve your posture, and build that strong, toned look you're after. For this arm workout, use five-to eight-pound weights, perform 15 to 20 reps of each exercise and go from one move to the next with little or no rest between.

News, Wellness, and Medical Information Heart Cinnamon Rolls Recipe | Cake and Allie These adorable cinnamon rolls would make the perfect breakfast surprise your valentine this year. I wanted to surprise James with them on Valentine’s Day, but for the sake of the blog, I had to make them early! I saw the idea for the hearts on Pinterest a few months and have been thinking about making them ever since. For the cinnamon roll recipe, I have been using the same one for a long time. The only disappointing thing about these cinnamon rolls is they lose their heart look when you frost them. Cinnamon Rolls (makes 12 large rolls)Ingredients: for dough: 1 cup milk 1- .25 ounce packages of dry active yeast (not rapid rising) 1/4 cup warm water 1/6 cup sugar 1/6 cup vegetable oil 1/2 Tbs baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 egg (to get a 1/2 of an egg, beat egg in a ramekin and pour out half of it) 3 1/2 cups flour for filling: 2 Tbs butter, softened 1/4 cup sugar 4 tsp cinnamon for icing: 4 oz cream cheese, softened 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar 4 Tbs milk

Thinner Thighs This ballet-inspired move is a great inner- and outer-thigh toner. How to do it: Start standing with your hands on you hips, heels pressed together and toes rotated out to the sides (about 45 degrees) [A]. Step your left foot out (wider than hip-width apart), into a deep "plie": bend both knees out over your toes, lowering your body straight down to the floor, keeping your back straight and abs in tight [B]. Next, as you rise up out of the plie, slide your left heel back in towards your right, straightening your legs and returning to start position. Repeat 15 times with the left, 15 times with the right. Quick Form Tip: Make sure your knees stay lined up over your toes on the plie, don't let them roll in. You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Slim, strengthen, and define your thighs with this power circuit! Promo Subtitle Image Alt Text Woman's legs Title Text Top 10 Moves for Thinner Thighs Media Folder: Media Root By Jessica Smith Topics: FeaturedTopic: leg workouts

Healthy Living for Women through Fitness, Food, & Weight Loss You perform a breast exam in the shower each month. You shoot off to the doctor every time you spot a new mole. But chances are you still don’t notice most of what your body is trying to tell you. See, even the smallest of changes—from a new line on your fingernail to a bump on your eyelid—can be red flags for a host of health conditions, some of which are life-threatening, says Michael Smith, M.D., WebMD's chief medical editor. And since your doctor sees you once a year (for 10 minutes, right?) Here are five of the most surprising… If you see: “Spotting” all month long. It could mean: Most women chalk irregular vaginal bleeding up to stress, and that very well could be the cause. Follow up: See your gyno. If you see: Dark lines on your nail beds. It could mean: Mutating moles aren't the only signs of skin cancer—the disease can also develop under your nails. Follow Up: See your doctor, who may recommend a dermatologist. If you see: Sprouting pimples or thick hair.

Droopy Ear Sock Bunny As promised in my previous sock bunny sewing tutorial, here comes the kawai-i version – the “Droopy Ear Sock Bunny”. This bunny can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for home decoration. Hope you like it and made some for your loved ones. Again, it is a single sock sewing, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Since there have been quite some sock tutorials here, including the sock monkey, sock kitty and sock skeleton, I will have this tutorial a little simplified on the step photos. Happy Sewing! {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

50 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body 1. Stand up tall with the legs straight, and do like Lil’ Jon and let those fingertips hit the floor. 2. Standing with the knees slightly bent, jump up as high as possible (pretend Jeremy Lin is watching!) 3. Embrace that inner grizzly. 4. Starting on your hands and knees, bring the left foot forward directly under the chest while straightening the right leg. 5. Ready to catch some air? 6. Turn those stairs into a cardio machine—no magic wand necessary. 7. Beginning on all fours with the core engaged, slowly walk the hands forward, staying on the toes but not moving them forward. 8. 9. Nope, we’re (thankfully) not walking the plank. 10. Legs 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Female 20 to 39 Fat Loss Video Guide Regardless of fitness level, if you know it's time to make a change in your life, you're in the right place! Whether you just graduated from college, bought your first house, or have a demanding job, you can take control of your lifestyle, craft healthy training and nutrition habits, and start transforming your body right now. It's time to slim down, tone up, burn fat, and build new levels of confidence and energy. Watch the Videos Our experts detail out the information you need to successfully change your body. We know how hard it is to balance money, chores, and stress with health and fitness. After exercise Make sure you carefully learn some cool down stretches and exercises that you use after every workout. Why? This is a great way to prevent injury and also let your muscles relax after an intense workout! Once you have finished any form of physical activity, you should gradually allow your heart rate and breathing to lower to a comfortable level, where talking can be performed with ease. Hold each stretch for a minimum of 20-30 seconds, breath comfortably, with deep breathes through your nose, and out via your mouth. So as well as our suggestions on this page, why not try warm up stretches, gym exercises, stretching muscles, stretching, warm up advice, warming up, techniques for stretching and cool down exercises On the next page we show you some more stretching exercises to help after those workouts :

Warmup Sport Specific > Climbing-Rock > Warmup If the arrival of summer has caught you a little off guard, there is one crucial thing that you can do to insure that you maintain muscle balance, prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, and get the most out of your favorite summer activities: stretch properly. While you have probably been doing some strength and endurance training during the winter and spring months, you may still be looking for optimal warm up and cool down strategies to prepare your body for outdoor adventure. Here we share with you a short summer routine consisting of several of our favorite warm-up moves and stretches. Each move is a standing bodyweight exercise that requires no equipment except a rock or high bench, and a tree or wall, and can be done in the privacy of your own home or outdoors before beginning your activity. These suggestions will be especially valuable for new members of the Mountaineers eager to "do it right." 1) Arm Swings -- 1 minute

Plyometrics Here's some news to make you kick up your heels: A smokin' hot bod may be just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Some of the best workouts for women incorporate superfast explosive movements—plyometrics—to fire up your fitness level by improving your coordination and agility. And one University of Nebraska study found that participants who improved their vertical jump also logged significantly faster 10-K running times. Even better: All that bounding and leaping builds lean muscle mass, your express ticket to a sleeker shape. In trainer-speak, these moves are called plyometrics, and they're one of the most effective ways to torch calories and burn serious fat. And the benefits of plyometrics are more than muscle deep: New research shows that these moves may also be the key to stronger bones. Vives crafted this routine to strengthen your cardiovascular system and tone your muscles at the same time—the ultimate one-two punch for igniting your fat burning engine. MOVE 1Skaters Beth Bischoff