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The One Small Change That Helped This Woman See Major Ab Results

When it comes to reaching a healthy weight, most of us think it can't be done without dieting. But Australian influencer Cass Hines believes that the answer lies not in depriving yourself of any food but changing how much you eat and how often.

In a recent Instagram post, Hines explained how portion control has helped her trim her midsection and leave her feeling better than ever. She also shared a before and after photo illustrating how this strategy worked for her.

“I was brought up to finish everything on my plate and I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I did," she captioned her post. "Who else can relate? I also tend to pick at anything my [4-year-old] leaves behind on her plate.”

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14 Stages of Being Sore After a Workout

1. You just finished your workout, feeling good but exhausted.

But as your body cools down, you realize the next 12-72 hours are going to be hell.

2. You've got some serious stiffness going on. It's not too painful—yet. But you know what's coming.

You hydrate, refuel, and settle in for some beauty (and recovery) sleep. (Which is super important for weight loss, FYI.)

3. You roll over in the middle of the night and realize that EVERYTHING HURTS.

Nothing can save you now. (Except for these sore-muscle treatments. Maybe.)

4. In the morning, you go to swing your legs out of bed and happily yank off the covers, but...

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5 Full-Body Moves to Do When You're Sick of Burpees

The burpee is definitely the exercise a lot of us love to hate. But this freakin’ tough, calorie-torching move is great for one reason: It’s completely full-body. “Burpees put your whole body to work: your shoulders, arms, chest, core, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. When done correctly, they really don’t leave a single muscle group behind,” says certified strength and conditioning specialist Laura Miranda, also a doctor of physical therapy and the creator of PURSUIT.

Burpees are also great cardiovascular training. You're taxing all those muscle groups at once, so your body has to recruit a lot of oxygen and energy in a very short period of time, which is why even just a few reps can leave you breathless, she says.

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This Syrian Swimmer Helped Save a Boat Full of Fellow Refugees—Now She’s Training for the Olympics

This profile is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace.

You’re on a sinking boat—what would you do? It may sound like a hypothetical question to most people, but it was a very real one for Yusra Mardini, a Syrian swimmer who helped rescue fellow refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea during a traumatic journey from Turkey to Greece.

Around 15 minutes into the trip, the engine of the crammed, inflatable dinghy failed, and the 20 passengers, including Yusra and her older sister Sara, found themselves facing almost certain death. Most of the others couldn’t swim, so that terrifying night it fell to the Mardinis and two young men to...

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Best Friends Fall to Their Deaths While Rock Climbing in Yosemite National Park

A pair of experienced rock climbers fell to their deaths Saturday morning while scaling a massive rock formation at Yosemite National Park in northern California, the National Park Service announced.

Close friends Tim Klein, 42, and Jason Wells, 46, were climbing the Freeblast route on El Capitan (a large rock formation) around 8 a.m. when tragedy struck. A scream was heard as Klein and Wells, tethered together, fell 1,000 feet to the ground, according to Climbing.com.

“They are both no longer with us,” Klein’s wife, JJ, wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday, alongside a photo of the couple on their wedding day. “I know this is incredibly shocking and sad to so many of you who knew them, and it is still very surreal to the boys and I and our entire...

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How This One Workout Led to a 17-Year-Old’s Diagnosis With a Deadly Illness

One teenager in Houston, Texas, said a weightlifting session gone wrong led to his hospitalization. Last Thursday, 17-year-old Jared Shamburger talked to ABC affiliate KTRK about how he felt “super duper sore” after a 90-minute strength-training workout at the gym.

“Everything hurt,” he said. “It hurt to the touch. It was swollen.”

After a call to his doctor, Shamburger was hospitalized for five days with rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo, a condition in which muscle tissue breaks down so severely that the contents of the muscle fibers leak into the bloodstream and cause a kidney blockage. Unchecked, it can lead to kidney damage and even death.

RELATED: This 25-Minute Strength Workout Activates Every Muscle Group

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