Step-up with a bicep curl

Work your biceps, butt and legs with this fat-blasting workout from Nichelle Laus.   How to Stand with left foot on a sturdy bench, step, or chair with a dumbbell in each hand. Step up onto the bench and raise the right thigh so it’s parallel to floor; at the same time, curl weights up toward shoulders. Return to starting position, switch legs and repeat. NEXT: Browse more exercises for toned arms>> Photo credit: Dave Laus The post Step-up with a bicep curl appeared first on Women's Health and Fitness. admin


5 mistakes that stress skin out

Advice from dermal therapist Derya Koch, Victorian Dermal Clinic.   1. Skipping the gym Regular exercise boots skin circulation, detoxifies your skin and encourages your body to produce endorphins, which keeps you (visibly) happy. ACTION IT: Exercise at least every couple of days – even if it’s a brisk walk. 2. Burning the candle Insufficient sleep causes your body to release cortisol, increasing dryness and inflammation, accelerating skin ageing, resulting in fine lines, uneven skin colour and slackening of skin. ACTION IT: Set a bedtime that allows a good eight hours before you need to get up and do a sleephygiene audit, clearing
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Beginner’s guide to surfing

There’s no denying surfers have great bodies, and it doesn’t take long to figure out why. Surfing is great form of exercise and a refreshing way to keep fit without being stuck inside on a treadmill. With summer at its peak, there’s no better time to hit the water and learn to surf. Alice Algie discovers the thrills and spills of hanging ten Photolibrary Yet with daunting images of sky-high waves and deep water, it’s no wonder most of us are intimidated by the thought of taking up surfing. But at the right beach, with the right knowledge, surfing can
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10 ways to keep fit on holiday

Keeping fit and looking fantastic while on a weekend away or a long vacation is simple if you take your gym with you. Nikki Fogden-Moore shares her top 10 tips 1. Be creative Think outside the box of your normal exercise routine. Try to remember exercises, stretchesand routines that you do each week in a class or with your trainer and do these on your own. Learn from your current routine at home so you can take it away and mix and match while you are travelling. Try new things! 2. Pack light For a weekend away, for me it’s my
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Criss Cross

Find yourself slouching at your desk? Pull your body out of lazy habits with this Pilates exercise, designed to help you even up. How to 1. Start on your back, holding a Pilates ring or squishy ball to the ceiling with the legs in table-top 2. Exhale to curl up with the body and twist to one side, extending the opposite leg 3. Inhale to alternate to the other side. You want to tap the opposite arm to the bent leg and straighten the other leg, hovering it above the mat. Keep it quick and dynamic without pauses Tip: To make this exercise
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8 best exercises for inner thighs

Best exercises for toned inner thighs and glutes. Get ready to feel the burn! Plie squats This fun variation of the classic bodybuilder favourite hits the inner legs and can be performed with no equipment (holding a dumbbell or kettlebell is an option). How to 1. Standing upright, move your feet so that you are in the classic ‘plie’ position – toes pointing out, core tight and stance as wide as you are able to properly and comfortably execute the move (aim for shoulder width). 2. Keeping your pelvis straight and upper body straight (this is not a squat per se, we are not sitting back), lower
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Tomato soup pie

All soups deserve something to dip into them. Instead of the old slice of toast, why not try puff pastry? “What I love about this pie is the way it looks when it comes to the table, it’s so surprising,” chef and author Tori Haschka says. Prepare for a little bit of theatre. “The steam in the soup really helps puff the pastry lid up into a plumping dome shape; it’s a bit of a novelty.” While the original San Francisco version called on double cream, you can cut the kJ count and saturated fat by substituting low fat milk and a filo
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Bodyblitz

Bodyblitz RECIPES + DIET PLANS Nutritional guidelines & easy eats EXERCISE TIPS + WORKOUTS Workout programs to keep you on track SUCCESS STORIES Meet the monthly winners What is the BodyBlitz 12-week Challenge? Want to change your body, and your life, forever? Over the years, the staff at Women’s Health & Fitness magazine have seen hundreds of cases where people have undergone incredible transformations, from the average Jane or Joe to the bodysculpting or fitness champion. Enter now, and become one of these success stories! Each month, we’ll choose a finalist and publish their story. At the end of the year,
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Colon cleansing for weight loss? It’s tipped as a fast way to flush away festive excesses. But do you really need a colonic? Colon cleansing for weight loss? – Women’s Health & Fitness You’ve got to give it to the colonic industry. No other sphere of medicine has managed to make private business quite so glamorous; it seems that as long as it’s in the confines of a dedicated clinic, a bowel motion is a modern badge of honour. A statement that you make mistakes, but own them. Google’s keyword auto-fill says concepts most often linked with the anatomical version
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Search here… GO HomeFitnessWorkoutsHow to get abs like Megan Fox How to get abs like Megan Fox Want sculpted abs like actress Megan Fox? PT Natalie Carter shows us how Megan Fox’s ab workout – Women’s Health & Fitness Hot how-to: For an enviable ab region – is that Megan Fox by the canoe hire van? – perform these exercises three times per week, along with the thighs and arms workouts. Clean eating tip: What you put into your mouth is going to matter, especially if you want visible abs. treat your body as a temple. Minimise alcohol, caffeine and
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