Go look in a mirror: See any problems? Fix them (and look 10 pounds lighter!) simply by using these posture-improving moves from physical therapist Bill Hartman.
The Problem: Droopy Boobs
A weak upper back angles your chest downward.
The Fix: Face Pull
Attach a rope handle to a high pulley and grasp it with both hands. Step back until you feel tension in the cable. Pull toward your face, elbows wide. Slowly return to start. Do two or three sets of 12 to 15 reps.
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The Problem: Belly Pooch
Weak lower abs and a pelvis that tilts forward push your stomach outward.
The Fix: Kneeling Hip-Flexor Stretch
Kneel on your right knee, your left foot in front of you. Gently push your hips forward as far as you can. (You should feel it in your right hip.) Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides. Repeat three times.
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The Problem: Thick Midsection
Rounded shoulders compress your ribs and abdomen, making your
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Should You Eat Before a Workout?
Old school: Exercising on an empty stomach will burn more fat.
New rule: Have a 150-calorie jump-start meal an hour or two before your workout.
Ever force yourself through a workout, even though you were starving, simply because you thought you would tap into those fat stores faster? Next time, eat up. The latest research in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that exercisers who ate breakfast before treadmilling for 36 minutes had a significantly higher fat-burning rate for as long as 24 hours compared with those who ate post-workout, even though both groups consumed the same number of calories during the day.
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Hummus for breakfast? Why not?If you've ever had breakfast for dinner--pancakes, waffles, even scrambled eggs--you know what fun it can be to swap a meal. Why not try it the other way around?
"Many cultures eat what Americans view as dinner foods for their first meal of the day," explains Mary Hartley, R.D., an online nutritionist from New York City. And since breakfast is still the most important meal you can eat health-wise, adding new foods to your repertoire not only varies the nutrition, it keeps you from getting bored. Plus, eating a heartier "dinner" meal helps fill you up so you eat less throughout the day. Here are eight foods-and serving ideas-to make over your morning meal.
1. Soup: Miso soup specifically, though any broth-based soup is a good choice, especially if it's packed with veggies and lean protein (stay away from the bisques or cream-based soups). Miso soup, popular in Japan, is fermented, and according to Hartley, fermented foods can help populate the
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New York-based trainer Mahri Relin's life-long love of dance and music all started when her parents took her to see the ballet. "Watching 'The Nutcracker' made me want to move so beautifully," she told DuJour.
Now, she has made the surprising transition from professional dancer to fitness expert. "I honestly didn't become exposed to fitness until I needed to warm up for shows to strengthen my muscles," she says. After landing several notable gigs-first as a Tracy Anderson Method trainer, and then as a creative director for FlyBarre at Flywheel in Manhattan-Relin then broke out on her own with Body Conceptions, a 90-minute music-driven workout regimen, which incorporates high reps and exhaustive dance-inspired moves. "Body Conceptions came out of lots of research," she explains of the minimalist-props include just a mat and a pair of free weights-workout. During a recent visit, her arm lifts especially proved just how little equipment is needed to feel a good burn. And if Relin'sRead More »from 5 Tips for an Optimal Workout from Body Conceptions Founder Mahri Relin
You're going to like this: Certain foods have metabolism-boosting properties, helping your body torch more calories without any extra effort. The one-pan, low-cal meal here packs in five of those ingredients. So get cooking, and prepare to feel the burn. (Seriously. It's spicy!) By Marygrace Taylor, REDBOOK.
1. Warm 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté 1 chopped onion, 1 Tbsp curry powder, 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 tsp minced ginger, and a seeded, diced jalapeño pepper.
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2. Add 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes and their juices, 1 (15-oz) can drained, rinsed chickpeas, and the breast meat from a rotisserie chicken, shredded. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes, until fragrant. Makes 4 servings.
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3. Serve over brown basmati rice (keep it to ½ cup per serving) and top with a dollop of low-fat yogurt and chopped fresh cilantro.
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- Elise Solé, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 4:42 PM EDTAre you a lazy person who loves to lie in bed all day? Then you might be a perfect candidate for a certain job at NASA.
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NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is looking to pay volunteers $10,000 to lie in bed for 70 days in order to study the effects of “microgravity” on the human body, according to a story published Monday in the Daily Mail. Simply put, microgravity is a very small force of gravity that makes astronauts bounce around seemingly weightlessly in space. It's also the state of the body when it’s in freefall. Since astronauts spend months at a time in space, scientists are continually studying how microgravity affects the human body.
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Do you have issues with your undies? Are wedgies and thong trauma an everyday issue for you?Shutterstock
"There's nothing worse than walking along, having a fantastic day and suddenly feeling like if you take one more step you're destined to meet your maker," says stylist Daisy Lewellyn, who appeared on "bethenny" today. "I have had fatal wedgies. I mean tears welling up in my eyes, being torn between just dealing with the panty pain or dealing with the embarrassment of pulling my wedgie out in public."
Fear not! Daisy has a hint that will banish any knickers woes that befall you:
Discover Your Celeb Booty Type!
Think of your bum and one of these stars' backsides, Lewellyn says:
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"Boy cut panties will cut ya like a gangster. Thongs are going to be your best bet. Thin lace thongs work best for ba-donka-donks, like mine. G-strings will only work if they have a flat and not rounded tubular-style
Get guzzling with these tips for staying hydrated Time to drink up--and we don't mean heading to the nearest happy hour. First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced her latest stay-healthy initiative with a Partnership for a Healthier America: Drink just one more glass of water a day. Sounds easy enough right? But if you're struggling to take in enough H20, use these tips to meet your daily quota.Read More »from 10 Ways to Drink More Water
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Add Your Own Flavor
We get it, water can be pretty boring. But instead of using the flavoring agents you see in stores, opt for something more natural--like watermelon chunks and mint or orange slices. To amp up the taste even more, let it sit for a few hours in your fridge.
Order Something Spicy
Adding crushed red pepper to your plate will have your reaching for the water pitcher multiple times through dinner. Plus, studies show that hot peppers give your metabolism a boost.
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Use Your Phone
Yep, there's an app for that. In fact, there are several.
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Are you trying to increase energy to get through your workday (or workout), lose weight, or generally improve your diet? Eating lunch-one that's healthy and delicious-is as important as having a wholesome breakfast. "No skipping lunch!" emphasizes Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D., author of The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook: Mega-Nutritious Meals That Are Inspired, Delicious and Fad-Free. It's one of your three main opportunities during the day to not only satisfy your appetite but also get crucial nutrients into your body for overall well-being.
In fact, rather than grabbing a hasty take-out lunch or mindlessly munching away on snacks because "there's no time to eat," the best way to eat better at lunchtime-or at any other meal, for that matter-is to make your own food. Doing so empowers you to make healthier choices, since you control the ingredients and portion sizes. And Ruggiero points out that even if you end up having to eat at your desk, as she does four daysRead More »from The Easy Way to Eat a Healthier Lunch
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