The scientifically proven 7-minute exercise routine takes more time to think about than to just do. Our fitness guinea pig, Kelly Osbourne, is hooked. REDBOOK.
I thought the seven-minute workout might be a fad, but it's not. I lost almost 70 pounds through consistent exercise, but sometimes I don't have a lot of time, so this routine is fabulous for maintenance. It's also a perfect way to get started if you've been on a break from fitness. If you put in all-out effort, researchers say you'll see results similar to a much longer workout-yes, in the time it takes to listen to your favorite song twice.
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What it is: 12 exercises that require no equipment-squats, planks, running in place, etc.-performed for 30 seconds each, with 10 seconds of transition between each move. It takes about seven minutes to do it once. Repeat if you have time for a longer workout.
1. Get yourself set up before you begin. You need to be near an open
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The dietitian says: "We all know that coffee, tea, and red wine will stain your teeth, but dark snacks like blueberries, and condiments like tomato and barbecue sauces, are sneaky stain-causing foods too. That doesn't mean you have to swear them off, though! Just rinse your mouth with water right after eating, or stash sugar-free gum in your purse to chew post-meal to stimulate teeth-cleaning saliva." Then consider adding foods and drinks that work toward whiter teeth: "When you're at a cocktail party, order up a vodka pineapple-pineapple juice is rich in bromelain, a stain-removing enzyme-or hit the cheese plate, since cheeses have been shown to boost the pH level in your mouth, which strengthens your enamel." Strawberries are chock-full of malic acid, a tooth-whitening agent, "and crunchy fruits and veggies like apples and celery can scrub away stains as you chew." - Lisa Young,
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Pink, peach, and berry blushes can look great on all skin tones. All you have to do is tweak the intensity: If you're fair, choose a lighter shade; dark skin can handle more pigment. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, which is where you'll start.
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Swirl the blush onto the apple of your cheek, working outward in a circle until you hit the top of the cheekbone. I call this the cinnamon-bun method (I'm not proud of how many of those I've eaten).
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Sweep the blush up and outward. This will lift your face and prevent the toy-soldier look you'd get if you only did the apples. Blending is important-you don't want any harsh lines. Follow the line of your cheekbone with the brush.
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Get the wheels spinning
Make a decision in the a.m. that you want to get busy later, and steal a few moments throughout the day to psych yourself up. "If he has a cologne you love, spritz it on your shirt before you run errands," says Esther Boykin, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Haymarket, VA. And send flirty text messages here and there to keep you both anticipating the evening's events. "Those 30 seconds can help shift your mood and body chemistry so you're primed and ready for a night of passion," says Boykin.
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Find a comfy spot
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