5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Jul 24 2016

Photographed by Winnie Au.
Don't lie — that balance board at the gym has always intrigued you, but you've never been sure exactly how to use it. Luckily, Shape is here to show you how it's done — and why a balance board just might be the upgrade your workout needs. Speaking of upgrades, this simple tweak will turn your basic plank into a major workout for the obliques, too. Whether you're on the gluten-free bandwagon or roll your eyes at the trend, read this. We sat down with an expert to bust the most widespread gluten myths, once and for all. We don't know what's worse — the 11 a.m. slump or the 3 p.m. slump. Luckily, these tips will keep you feeling energized all day. Hate cooking when it's hot out? You need to have these six recipes in your arsenal — all you need for them is a slow cooker, which won't heat up your kitchen.

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