Don't forget to tune in this Thursday for our Twitterview with celeb trainer Harley Pasternak! He'll be on hand to answer all your questions about about getting (and staying) fit this year as well as discussing his own healthy habits: http://bit.ly/A3zGB3Twitterview with Harley Pasternak - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comPersonal trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak will be answering YOUR questions during our live twitterview on Thursday, February 2nd. He’ll help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolution, cut down on time in the gym and more! read more..
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
We've been hearing more and more about people with medical devices and/or prescription medications being detained by the TSA at the airport. Has this ever happened to you? If so what happened?TSA mistakes insulin pump for gun, causing LAX security scarelatimesblogs.latimes.comAn insulin pump mistaken for a gun at LAX led officials to delay boarding and screening Friday morning at Terminal 4 as authorities searched for a woman who they thought had a weapon, law enforcement sources said. read more..
Make your workout REALLY count! The WH Ultimate Fitness Plan combines total-body...
Make your workout REALLY count! The WH Ultimate Fitness Plan combines total-body circuits with fat-burning intervals to torch as many calories as possible in the shortest amount of time: http://ow.ly/8LNotPrint It: The Ultimate Fitness Planow.lyGet a slim, sleek, scorching body with this workout plan read more..
Monday, 30 January 2012
Any readers out there traveling This Weekend? We've rounded up some of the best and easiest tips to help you stay healthy while you travel so that you can relax and enjoy your weekend away: http://bit.ly/z2NdE96 Tricks to Not Get Sick on an Airplanewww.shape.comIf you plan to stay healthy and germ-free for your next trip read this before you book your air travel. We show you the six germiest places on a plane and how to NOT get sick when you’re exposed to each one. read more..
This creamy, rich butternut squash soup provided by celeb chef Christine Avanti...
This creamy, rich butternut squash soup provided by celeb chef Christine Avanti works great as a midnight snack or a healthy dinner: http://bit.ly/xypQU1Butternut Squash Soup - Sh...www.shape.comCelebrity chefs reveal their favorite late-night snack recipes to satisfy post-dinner hunger while keeping calories in check. read more..
The race to Capitol Hill isn't a test of physical fitness, but if it were, these politicos would be first across the finish line!11 Politicians Who Are Fit to Lead | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comWe can’t comment on the country’s best bets for excellent governance—but we can tell you that these politicos would be first across the finish line if everyone on Capitol Hill had to lace up read more..
Risky Business: One guy's adventure in dating his boss...http://ow.ly/8J3gg
Risky Business: One guy's adventure in dating his boss...http://ow.ly/8J3ggRisky Business | Women's Health Magazineow.lyShe hired him. She could fire him. But why let such minor details get in the way of a hot romance? One guy's adventure in dating up read more..
It's the time of year when many people make New Year's Resolutions. But it's likely that most individuals will fail to meet their goals by December of this year. And it's not only because people don't try or that the goals aren't good enough. World peace, while a noble goal we should all support, just isn't very attainable by any one person. Instead, try these five doable resolutions for 2012 that will help improve your Retirement prospects. Making a realistic goal and meeting it is better than failing to meet any goals. read more..
Unemployed Americans who have insurance aren't even getting the healthcare they need. Will healthcare reform help?Even With Insurance, Unemployed Have Worse Health Outcomes - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Jan. 24 (Healthday News) — People without jobs who have health insurance are less likely to get medical care or prescription drugs than people with jobs who have such coverage, U.S. Health Officials reported Tuesday.During the depths of the recent recess... read more..
Sunday, 29 January 2012
This delicious recipe for Crockpot carnitas is a great way to enjoy pork, which is a great source of lean protein: Crockpot Carnitas - 9 Healthy Crockpot Recipes to Try This Winter - Shape Magazine - Page 2www.shape.comWinter is the perfect time of year to put your slow cooker recipes to good use! Slow cookers (also known as 'Crockpots') make homemade meals a cinch—simply fill them with your ingredients in the morning, and by the time you get home from work, dinner is ready to be served! read more..
Packing on pounds could weaken your Immune System. Get more info on the connection between being overweight and under-the-weather here.Is Your Weight Making You Sick? | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comNeed one more reason to stick to your weight loss resolution? Science suggests that obesity weakens your immune system and could up the number of sick days you log this year read more..
Resolution #2: Buy an item of clothing that's so not you. Leather pants, stilett...
Resolution #2: Buy an item of clothing that's so not you. Leather pants, stilettos, a bikini that, if translated into Morse Code, would be two dots and a dash. Get more: http://ow.ly/8J1v1Upgrade Your Life: 14 Resolutions to Makeow.lyLittle ways to spruce up your life. (And the word diet is nowhere to be found). read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Exercise loves company and adores rhythm, so why pound a treadmill when you can dance your cardio workout away? Experts say dance-based workouts, from Zumba to Bollywood aerobics to flexes at the ballet barre, can take your fitness from grind to gladness, with an international flair. "It's killing two birds with one stone," said instructor Rahul Nath, of the Bollywood-inflected aerobics class he developed and teaches at a 24 Hour Fitness center in California. "You're learning the basics of a world dance while burning calories and building up the cardio," he said. ... read more..
Saturday, 28 January 2012
We wonder if fewer Americans are getting screened because it takes too long to get an appointment, or if insurance doesn't always cover it? Is anyone on this board behind in health screenings? If so, why? Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Jan. 26 (Healthday News) — The number of Americans being screened for colon, breast and cervical cancers still fall below national targets, federal health officials said Thursday.In 2010, 72.4 percent of women were being screened for Breast Cancer, below... read more..
Do you have questions about getting (and staying) fit this year? Good news! We'll be hosting a twitterview with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak on Thursday, Feb. 2nd. and he'll be on hand for an hour to answer all your questions: http://bit.ly/A3zGB3Twitterview with Personal Trainer to the Stars Harley Pasternak - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comPersonal trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak will be answering YOUR questions during our live twitterview on Thursday, February 2nd. He’ll help you stay on track with your New Year’s resolution, cut down on time in the gym and more! read more..
Have you tried online dating? What do you think of it? http://bit.ly/ysjIyQ
Have you tried online dating? What do you think of it? http://bit.ly/ysjIyQPopular Online Dating Sites: What You Need to Know - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comMatch.com, eHarmony, OKCupid. Learn the real difference between popular online dating websites to find out which one is best for you. read more..
It's a race to office--literally! Ron Paul challenged his Republican rivals to a 25-mi. bike ride in the Texas heat. Just for fun, who would you put your money on?Ron Paul Challenges His Republican Rivals for a 25-Mile Bike Ride [VIDEO] - International Business Twww.ibtimes.comRepublican presidential candidate Ron Paul challenged his much younger rivals to a bike ride to prove his physical fitness after moderator Wolf Blitzer had asked him about his age and health in the CNN-Florida debate Thursday. read more..
Weekend Challenge Reminder! Do 3 sets of 10 lunges (regular or full...on EACH le...
Weekend Challenge Reminder! Do 3 sets of 10 lunges (regular or full...on EACH leg. Modified version: only do one set) before every meal. Lunges target your quads, but they also work just about all of the other muscles of your lower body, including your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. ARE YOU IN? http://ow.ly/8J4ALWeekend Challengeow.lyAre you in? read more..
Friday, 27 January 2012
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the second season premiere of WE TV's reality program "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?," Melissa Rivers tries to persuade her 78-year-old comedian mother Joan not to undergo another cosmetic surgery procedure by staging a "skintervention." Melissa, 44, calls in the pair's circle of friends and employees -- one and the same in the Rivers' world -- but before long Joan has won over the room and is handing out cosmetic procedures like party favors. "It's like I'm the teacher from Charlie Brown, 'womp, womp, womp,'" Melissa complains in the episode. ... read more..
American women are all about having home births these days. What do you think?More U.S. Babies Born at Home: CDC - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Jan. 26 (Healthday News) — The rate of home births in the United States has made a dramatic upturn since 2004, reversing a trend of decline throughout the 1990s, Government Health Officials said Thursday.Births taking place outside of the traditional hos... read more..
Rachael Ray and the USDA unveiled a new plan for school lunches with twice the fruits & veggies and more whole grains! What do you think of the new guidelines?School Lunches Healthier Than Ever in 2012 | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comWith the help of Rachael Ray, the USDA unveiled a new plan for school lunches, which marks some of the most significant changes to nutrition... read more..
Skipping sleep can impact almost all aspects of your health. Here are five reaso...
Skipping Sleep can impact almost all aspects of your health. Here are five reasons to get more sleep tonight: http://bit.ly/yrOjxJ5 Reasons You Need More Sleep - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comWe all know we need sleep for health but do you know why? When you learn the benefits of sleep you’ll be hitting the sack stat! read more..
Thursday, 26 January 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Private: #1 Suspect" jumped to the top spot of the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday. The list is compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide. Hardcover Fiction Last Week 1. "Private: #1 Suspect" by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown,$27.99) - 2. "Love in a Nutshell" by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly (St. Martin's, $27.99) - 3. "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James (Knopf, $25.95) 2 4. "77 Shadow Street" by Dean Koontz (Bantam, $28) 1 5. ... read more..
What's your fave frozen meal? Here's a coupon (it's progressive, so the more people you share it with, the higher it grows in value!) for Healthy Choice meals.Healthy ChoiceWith Healthy Choice, you can enjoy a more healthful lifestyle without giving up the flavorful foods you love. Our chefs create delicious foods that meet or exceed the highest nutritional standards, while using innovative cooking technologies like steaming to heighten flavor, optimize texture and maximize crispness. From savory soups to great-tasting meals and snacks, you can find Healthy Choice throughout the grocery store and feel confident that you’re making smart decisions about what you eat. Brands with “healthy” in their name are held to a higher nutrition standard set by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100% of its products “healthy” as approved by the FDA. This means that each meal must have: • Low fat • Low saturated fat • Controlled sodium and cholesterol • 10% of the daily value for three beneficial nutrients (e.g., calcium, protein, fiber, iron, vitamin A or vitamin C) Company History The Healthy Choice story began with former ConAgra Foods CEO Charles "Mike" Harper. While traveling through California on business, this hot-fudge-sundae lover suffered a mild heart attack. Although he made a full recovery, he needed to re-evaluate his eating habits. So he began a search for foods that satisfied both his taste and health needs. When his search proved unsuccessful, he took it upon himself to bring to market products that taste good and are good for you. And that's how Healthy Choice was born. read more..
Variety may be the spice of life, but it isn't great for your waistline! Find out why simple, structured eating works.Proven Strategies to Keep Weight Off for Good | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comIf 2011 was a successful year for slimming down, now comes the tricky part: maintaining your weight loss. Here, we reveal the secrets of those who have shed 30 pounds or more and kept if off read more..
We got trainers to reveal their No. 1 piece of workout equipment! What's your go...
We got Trainers to reveal their No. 1 piece of workout equipment! What's your go-to piece of equipment? http://bit.ly/Af2i3BTrainers Reveal: The #1 Piece of Equipment I Swear By - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comTop trainers share the one piece of gym equipment they swear by and the best exercise using it. read more..
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A high-protein diet might benefit health in some ways, but depending on what kind of protein a person consumes, it could raise their stroke risk too, suggests a large new study that finds eating lots of red meat ups the likelihood of having a stroke while poultry lowers it. "The main message from this paper is that the type of protein or the protein package is really important for the risk of stroke. We have to consider protein in the context of the foods," said Dr. Frank Hu, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and one of the authors of the study. ... read more..
You MUST view this incredible gallery of doctors practicing in Rural America in the 1940s. So moving, so powerful...puts all the (legitimate) complaints about Modern Healthcare practices into stark perspective. NEVER-SEEN: 'Country Doctor' - Photo Gallery - LIFEwww.life.comThe 1948 photoessay "Country Doctor," featuring pictures by the great Eugene Smith, is celebrated as one of the 20th century's greatest feats of photojournalism. But not even LIFE magazine could publish every single picture that Smith shot during the several weeks he spent chronicling... read more..
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Is your workout routine starting to be a snooze-fest? Upgrade your plan with one of these fun group fitness classes!The Best New Group Workouts | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comFlying solo with a pricey Personal Trainer isn’t the only way to drop pounds. Whether it’s competition or camaraderie that keeps you motivated, these new offerings in group fitness will fire up your fat-burning engine read more..
Hey brides-to-be! What wedding traditions are you planning on following (or not)...
Hey brides-to-be! What wedding traditions are you planning on following (or not) on your big day? http://bit.ly/rmYiRD9 Wedding Traditions to Ignore - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comCommon wedding advice it's okay to ignore--and how to plan for a smoother, less stressful wedding day. read more..
(Reuters) - Now that the Super Committee has ground to a halt, the threatened "sword of Damocles" is poised to slash $1.2 trillion in federal spending. As we move to this next phase of the budget wars, deficit hawks will rev up one of their most phony arguments -- namely, that protecting entitlement programs rewards the old at the expense of the young. The debt ceiling deal last summer calls for automatic cuts to start in 2013, absent a Super Committee deal, with the reductions split evenly between defense and domestic spending programs -- but Social Security and Medicare are mostly exempt. ... read more..
We asked some of our favorite Health And Fitness bloggers to share their workout playlists with us, and they delivered! From slow songs to fast ones to books on tape, there's something to suit every workout: http://bit.ly/Ay8dChBloggers Reveal: "What's on My Workout Playlist"www.shape.comHealth and fitness bloggers share the best workout songs to transform an intense, fat-burning workout into a fun sweat session that doesn't even feel like exercise. read more..
Share this with anyone you know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer! http:...
Share this with anyone you know who has been diagnosed with breast cancer! http://ow.ly/8BnpDMany Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study - Health...ow.lyBy Madonna BehenHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Jan. 20 (Healthday News) — In too many cases, doctors aren’t doing a good job of informing American women... read more..
Monday, 23 January 2012
Take our cravings quiz! (On the bottom right of our homepage). Also tell us: What kinds of tastes do you tend to crave: Sugary ones like cookies, chocolate, salty ones like chips, fatty foods like fries, crunchy foods, creamy ones like Brie, acidic ones like wine? Health.com: Health News, Wellness, and Medical Informationwww.health.comHealth.com and Health Magazine provide up-to-date news and information about medicine, wellness, diet, nutrition, fitness, recipes, and weight-loss. Health.com combines expert medical information with the insights of real patients. read more..
In search for the perfect hot-chocolate recipe—one that doesn’t take too long to...
In search for the perfect hot-chocolate recipe—one that doesn’t take too long to make or have an egregious list of exotic ingredients? Look no further: http://ow.ly/8B3EJSip Thick Mexican Hot Chocolateow.lyMexican hot chocolate has only two ingredients—milk and chocolate—because that’s all it needs read more..
Unfortunately, it looks like trans fats are here to stay: A new report has found high levels of trans fats and hydrogenated oils in many large supermarkets. Here are some tips to help you avoid them as best you can when you're shopping. http://bit.ly/xMAxT2Avoid the Trans Fat Trapwww.shape.comWhat are trans fats and what is hydrogenated oil? Are these unhealthy fats different? Which is worse? Get the fat facts and find out how to avoid food companies’ sneaky fat traps. read more..
With these cool kitchen gadgets, healthy, homemade meals will be a snap! http://...
With these cool kitchen gadgets, healthy, homemade meals will be a snap! http://bit.ly/wCXMuCMust-Have Kitchen Tools to Make Healthy Eating Easywww.shape.comThe best kitchen tools and cooking equipment to help you eat well and get excited about making healthy meals at home. read more..
"I don't ask questions that I don't want to know the answers to," says 27-year-old Jenny* with a laugh. That's why she hasn't asked the three men she's currently sleeping with about their sexual pasts. And when they inquire about hers, she lies. Read more: http://ow.ly/8B2OAWhy Isn't Random Hooking Up Scary Anymore?ow.lySTDs and unplanned pregnancies are on the rise in women in their 20s and 30s. WH reveals how a casual attitude can have life-altering consequences read more..
Brush twice a day and floss at least once daily to remove the plaque and bacteri...
Brush twice a day and floss at least once daily to remove the plaque and bacteria that accumulates on your teeth and under your gumline...http://ow.ly/8B2u0 We're wondering, do you take good care of your teeth?Bad Breathow.lySmelly breath can embarrass anyone—here's how to get rid of it read more..
AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROT JUICE: Consuming carrot juice is the most healthy lifestyle choices possible. Carrot juice is known for beta carotene which gives your body Vitamin A, B, E and many minerals. The health advantages of ingesting carrot juice are usually excellent prenatal health, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as assisting in cancer prevention. Carrot juice is believed to reduce the potential risks of many different kinds of cancer such as skin and breast cancer. The cancer-fighting attributes of carrot juice are often thought to be outstanding because of the high amounts of beta carotene. Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A in the body. Studies have connected Vitamin A with cancer prevention by its antioxidants that assist eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the body. Consuming carrot juice is also extremely beneficial for the liver. read more..
Sunday, 22 January 2012
If you could do anything in the world, what would you do? Our Girl on the Go's guest Blogger turned her life upside down when she switched from working in finance to the wine industry--and she's never been happier or healthier: http://bit.ly/w7IuK5How Wine Expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan Found her Dream Job - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comFollowing her passion for good wines led wine expert Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan to her dream job. Find out how she finally found job satisfaction. read more..
Quick Budget Breakfast: Whole grain toast, peanut butter, bananas, and a touch o...
Quick Budget Breakfast: Whole grain toast, peanut butter, bananas, and a touch of honey. More wallet-smart meal ideas here!The Healthiest Budget Breakfasts | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comStock your kitchen with these breakfast staples that are low in cost but high in nutrition read more..
WEEKEND CHALLENGE: This weekend is all about lifting! Before each meal on Saturday and Sunday, pick something up (it could be laundry, your kid, dumbbells, shopping bags, etc.) and lift it over your head 10 times (3 sets). You can either do single presses or use both arms. Advanced Option: Add squats between each rep. If you can, snap a photo of yourself lifting this weekend. We’ll be asking for you to share those pics with us on Monday morning! So...ARE YOU IN? We’ll be posting reminders all weekend. read more..
Midday Mind Games (the good kind). These activities aren't just fun, they're als...
Midday Mind Games (the good kind). These activities aren't just fun, they're also some of the best ways to grow gray matter, according to top brain doctors: http://ow.ly/8AxJwGames that Help Train Your Brain | Women's Health Magazineow.lyA mental fitness plan to boost memory, amp creativity, and fine-tune focus read more..
Saturday, 21 January 2012
YOUR STOMACH SHOULDN'T BE A WASTE BASKET: An engine will only run right if given proper fuel. Put something in that it isn’t designed for and it will either run poorly, or not run at all. Our bodies are like that. Everyone knows, you have to eat to live. However, we shouldn’t just eat anything. A wastebasket is where you put junk. This should not be your stomach. Nutrition is extremely important if you are hoping to perform well. It is no surprise that a proper diet is linked to better performance and better health. Have you ever heard the saying you are what you eat?? Think about that, If you put trash into your body and are inconsistent with proper nutrition, you will develop serious health problems, you might lose sleep, have lack of energy, get depressed, gain weight and the list could go on and on....It is very rightly said don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork !!!!!!!!! read more..
She put on 70 pounds during Pregnancy and it took her 14+ years to take it off. Find out what kept Shelli Charnquist going!She Lost the Baby Weight—and Then Some | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comShelli Charnquist was skinny all her life—until she gained 70 pounds during her pregnancy. It took her more than 14 years to take it off, but now she feels better than ever! read more..
Ladies-- Are you guilty of saying any of these?! (Uh oh, we are...)
Ladies-- Are you guilty of saying any of these?! (Uh oh, we are...) Shit Women Say to Personal Trainers (Inspired by Shit Girls Say)www.youtube.comhttp://www.twitter.com/bjgaddour Shit Women Say to Personal Trainers, inspired by the "Shit Girls Say" video series. Starring BJ Gaddour, CEO of StreamFIT.co... read more..
|Bonhomme Carnaval, the mascot of the Quebec Winter Carnival, waves to the crowd before the snow bath in Quebec City|
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Good intentions. They come around every year and are practically synonymous with champagne toasts on December 31. Wavering already? Not to worry, online travel adviser Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.com) has come up with a top 10 list of destinations to help keep those New Year's resolutions on track. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Resolution: Stress less Destination: St. Lucia, Caribbean Blissful white sand beaches, lush green palm trees that provide welcome shade, and a seemingly endless sea - the recipe for pure relaxation. ... read more..
Share this with the pregnant women you know: A new study finds that alcohol is never safe for a developing fetus—even right at the beginning. We've seen our fair share of pregnant ladies sipping wine at dinner, have you?Alcohol Never Safe for Developing Babies During Pregnancy | Healthland | TIME.comhealthland.time.comDrinking and pregnancy don’t mix, but when are babies most vulnerable to the effects of alcohol? The end of the first trimester appears to be the period when alcohol can wreak the most havoc on fetal development, causing physical deformities as well as behavioral and cognitive symptoms, accordi... read more..
Friday, 20 January 2012
Don't let a disorganized closet add more Stress to your life! Our Girl on the Go shares her tips for giving your closet a makeover the fun way: http://bit.ly/zrNshjHow to Organize a Closet the Fun Way - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comSure you know HOW to organize a closet but who wants to actually DO it? Find out how to make cleaning out the closet fun—or as fun as it can be. You’ll be glad you did it, especially when you find just what you need inside your well organized closet. read more..
These stretches feel amazing, whether you do them at the beginning of the day or...
These stretches feel amazing, whether you do them at the beginning of the day or the end: http://bit.ly/zQCE9W6 Active Stretches You Should Be Doingwww.shape.comDecrease your risk of injury, relieve back pain, and boost performance with these six moves. read more..
How much does it take to burn it off...? 1 Soda = 50 Minutes Running...Researchers from Johns Hopkins University are calling for junk food packages—fizzy drinks included—to include labels informing consumers how much physical exercise would be needed to burn off junk food...http://ow.ly/840CsExercise Labels Reduce Soda Salesow.lyHow much exercise would it take to burn off a soda? If health experts get their way, you’ll be reminded every time you reach for a can. read more..
BROCCOLI BEATS MOST OTHER VEGGIES IN HEALTH BENEFITS: In the world of healthy vegetables broccoli occupies the special status of being one of the most nutritious vegetable around.... Broccoli is a rich source of a variety of biochemicals that are known to fight cancer. These chemicals are so powerful they have even been shown to slow down the progression of existing cancer cells. One way to get the protective effects of broccoli without eating it at every meal is to supplement with broccoli sprouts. Broccoli sprouts have been shown to have anywhere from ten to one hundred times the level of isothiocyanates as the vegetable itself. By sprinkling some sprouts on a sandwich or salad, you can get the health benefits of broccoli without consuming high quantities of the vegetable itself. As if all that cancer fighting potential isn’t enough, broccoli is also a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, beta carotene, folate, as well as a variety of other important nutrients. All of this for less than fifty calories per serving. Broccoli is a definite winner on the nutritional front. If you’re ready to harness the health benefits of broccoli, why not consider adding more of this powerful vegetable to your diet today? read more..
Thursday, 19 January 2012
New year, new YOU! You could win a one-year gym membership, healthy hair makeover and awesome Pantene North America products from WH! http://ow.ly/7D01V [sponsored]Pantenepantenesweeps.comNo purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void Where Prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time, Nov. 22nd, 2011 and ends 11:59 pm Eastern Time, Feb. 8th, 2012. Must be over 18 years of age and resident 50 US or DC to enter. For the Of? ... read more..
File this under 'Lies We Tell Ourselves': 'I can have the big slice of cheesecak...
File this under "Lies We Tell Ourselves": "I can have the big slice of cheesecake--I worked out today!" To stop a binge, fuel up pre-gym with one of these mini meals.The Best Mini Meals to Eat Before Exercising | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comPower up before hitting the gym with these nutritionally balanced meals. Read more on Fitbie.com. read more..
ALL ABOUT CARBONATED DRINKS??......Taking soft drinks have become our daily routine without considering their side effects. Carbonated or so called soft drinks have become a part of our diet to such an extent that for many, a meal or a snack without a soft drink is unthinkable. Although soft drinks may provide instant refreshment, they are very harmful to our bodies. A carbonated drink is nothing more than a toxic brew of colouring agents and chemicals with no nutritive value. A regular bottle contains an equivalent of 11 teaspoons of sugar and excessive consumption can lead to increased triglyceride (fat) formation and decreased glucose tolerance, either of which may cause diabetes. A regular can of a soft drink contains 45 milligrams of caffeine and can lead to a dependence on the substance. These drinks have a pH of 3,4 (acidic), which is strong enough to dissolve your teeth and intestinal linings. For habitual drinkers, the risk of bone fractures increases by three to four times and in the long run may even cause osteoporosis. Considering all harmful effects of soft drinks, it only makes sense to switch over to healthier substitutes such as water, fresh juices, flavoured milk, lemon water and green tea. read more..
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Hey runners! Have any questions about knee pain or knee injuries? Post them below and our Girl on the Go will ask physical therapist Marisa D'Adamo to address them in an upcoming blog post: http://bit.ly/zUaTJXRunning Knee Pain: Running Stretches to Heal and Prevent Knee Injuries - Shape Magazinewww.shape.comRunning knee pain is very common but it doesn’t have to be. Physical therapist Marisa D’Adamo shares the best running stretches you can use to heal and prevent knee injuries. The cause might not be what you think! read more..
Burn calories (and save time!) by taking the stairs. Research shows riding the e...
Burn calories (and save time!) by taking the stairs. Research shows riding the elevator takes 2.8 times longer. Here's why...Diet and Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comOwn up and stop rationalizing why you’re not eating right and moving more read more..
Feeling a little bit blah this morning? Our Girl on the Go shared 14 things she does when she's feeling down (and most of them are free!) What do you do to raise your spirits on the mornings you wake up feeling less than your best? http://bit.ly/wEtzX0Generating a Good Moodwww.shape.comThese 14 things make me happy and what’s more, most of them are free! Give them a try to get in a good mood or make your own pick-me-up list to raise your spirits when you’re feeling down. read more..
Even if you were a Lusty Lana once upon a time, these days your libido may be mo...
Even if you were a Lusty Lana once upon a time, these days your libido may be more lifeless than a dorm-room houseplant...Wake it up! http://ow.ly/8wWBiIs Your Libido MIA?ow.lySexual desire can be a tricky thing---here today, gone tomorrow--and for some, always elusive. WH finds out where the female libido might be hiding read more..
A 20-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman died this year from what officials believe to be “brain-eating amoebas” found in Louisiana tap water. The infected water entered the victims’ brains through their noses after using a tap water-filled neti pot...http://ow.ly/85AoG"Brain-Eating Amoeba" Found in Louisiana Tap Waterow.lyNeti pots, designed to relieve sinus irritation through nasal irrigation, are safe as long as you follow the manufacturers instructions to use... read more..
OBESITY & HEALTH: Obesity today has grown in numbers and continues to grow at an alarming rate. From children to old people, all have adapted a sedentary style of life that requires minimum physical movement. Another factor that contributes obesity is the consumption of food high in fat content.... tinned preserved food has replaced the healthy home cooked food. The main reason for this is the busy schedule that do not permit us to cook fresh food. People literally live on junk food or ready to eat meals. The fresh fruits & vegetables have been replaced by burgers, ice creams, chocolates, non-veg pizzas & carbonated drinks etc. An obese person also runs a high risk of having serious diseases like heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, joint problems, breathing problems, cancer & gall stone etc, thus making it amply evident that these days most of the health problems are more or less related to excess weight of a person. It is very important to get rid of extra weight to remain away from fatal diseases. BALANCED DIET IS NO LONGER AN OPTION BUT A NEED.... NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING THIN FEELS. To know how much overweight you are and for FREE body composition analysis, visit the following link http://www.indiadiets.com/BMI/Health_Analysis.htm read more..
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Scary-skinny models in risque situations, references to The Holocaust, Aliens eating the overweight--what were these gyms thinking?! Read about the controversy and tell us what you think.Gym Ad Campaigns Gone Horribly Wrong | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comSee the Controversial Advertisements that have produced major backlash this week, and read about other flops from years past read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whether you're interested in running a marathon or staving off the chronic diseases of ageing, to reap the rewards of your efforts getting into the zone is essential. Experts say knowing and staying within your heart rate training zone is an easy way to pace the intensity of your workout. "Exercisers need to get to at least a moderate level of physical activity in order to reap the benefits," said Dr. Adrian Hutber of the American College of Sports Medicine. "Your goal is to get to a stage where you're fit enough to exercise within your heart rate training zone. ... read more..
Monday, 16 January 2012
Did you ever know someone in your family who smoke, ate what they wanted, then lived to 100? Any idea why some people can live so long? Here's a study that attempts an answer....Why Some People Live to 110 - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comSUNDAY, Jan. 8 (Healthday News) — People who live 110 years or longer have as many disease-associated genes as those in the general population, but they may also be blessed with protective genes that help them live so long, researchers report.The team of U.S. scientists noted that supercentenarians,... read more..
WH wanted to find out what's the deal with sex fantasies (blindfolds, pretend your strangers, etc.), so we sent a reporter on a sex-charged adventure to test five intriguing but possibly overrated scenarios and report back which ones are worth trying. Her findings: http://ow.ly/8qYYISexcapades: Lust or Bust?ow.lyOur fearless reporter tries out five sexy scenarios — from role playing to tantric love—and determines which deserve a spot on your hot list read more..
Expert workout tip # 7: Remember to breathe! Something as seemingly simple as re...
Expert workout tip # 7: Remember to breathe! Something as seemingly simple as remembering to focus on your breath during your workout might help you to become more fit: http://bit.ly/uXSsFEExperts Reveal: 15 Workout Upgrades for Better Results - Shape Magazinewww.shape.com15 expert-approved tips to amp up your workout for better results. read more..
HOW SAFE ARE HIGH PROTEIN AND LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIETS: The theory behind high protein and low-carbohydrate diets is that if dieters avoid foods containing carbohydrates i.e. starches or sugars — they will shed pounds. Such diets eliminate or dramatically restrict the intake of fruit, fruit juice, starchy vegetables, beans, bread, rice, cereals, pasta and other grain products, and all other foods containing carbohydrate, leaving a limited diet of foods that contain primarily fat and protein viz. meat, cheese, nonstarchy vegetables, and very little else. As the diet proceeds, the carbohydrate restriction relaxes somewhat, but fatty, high-protein foods continue to dominate the dieter's platter. Low-carbohydrate diets typically include quantities of cholesterol, fat, saturated fat, and protein that exceeds the recommended safe limits set by the National Academy of Sciences, and are often low in fiber and other important dietary constituents. “High-protein diets are not recommended bcoz they restrict healthful foods that provide essential nutrients and do not provide the variety of foods needed to adequately meet nutritional needs. Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal, bone, and liver abnormalities overall.” So one should follow the principle of healthy and balanced eating to lose weight. read more..
Have you ever eaten an entire restaurant meal, and barely tasted a bite? If so, you must read this breaking news on a new strategy that can help you lose weight. Can Mindfulness Curb Restaurant Overeating? - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comMONDAY, January 9, 2012 (Health.com) — Supersized portions and high-calorie dishes in restaurants are often blamed for contributing to America’s obesity epidemic, and for good reason. People tend to carry more body fat if they eat out frequently, and they tend to consume more calories and fat in res... read more..
It's peak season for grapefruit! Look for ones that feel heavy for their size wi...
It's peak season for grapefruit! Look for ones that feel heavy for their size with a fine-grained skin. Click for more ways to get a flat belly in 2012!50 Ways to Get a Flat Belly in 2012 | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comYour 12-month guide to losing inches around your middle read more..
Sunday, 15 January 2012
What should really be on your plate? New research has some fascinating answers. Start your diet off right this year with this advice http://bit.ly/vKtGLx Protein, Carbs, and Fat: What You Should be Eating - Shape Magazinebit.lyIt seems doctors, researchers, and nutritionists can’t agree on what you should be eating but new research finally does! For a healthy balanced diet be sure to eat a mix of protein, carbs, and fat. Read on to find out just how much of each you need. read more..
Last-minute present? A gift certificate to get a massage...Massage increases blood flow, which plumps up slack skin, encourages lymphatic drainage (the shuttling of toxins out and away from cells so that more nutrients can travel in), and adds vitality to a dull complexion and lackluster hair...http://ow.ly/88gsqSecret Benefits of Massageow.lyMassages don't just feel good, they actually do good. For stronger, healthier hair and more radiant skin, take a hands-on approach read more..
How sweet it isn't: Americans down more than THREE TIMES the recommended 6-teasp...
How sweet it isn't: Americans down more than THREE TIMES the recommended 6-teaspoons-per-day max. That's 18 teaspoons of sweet stuff, people!How Sweet It Isn't | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comThe scoop on just how addictive, detrimental, and sneaky sugar can be and four painless ways to ditch the sweet stuff read more..
ALARMING !!! MODERN LIFESTYLES & ERRATIC MEAL TIMINGS: Nowadays, most people just gulp fast foods particularly processed and bottled foods and eat at irregular intervals triggering the incidence of acidity. While acidity itself may appear innocuous, it can trigger more serious conditions like oesophageal and gastric cancers. Surprisingly, very acidic foods such as vinegar and lemons actually reduce acidity while milk, contrary to popular thinking stimulates acid secretion. Next time, though don't bite off more than you digest !! WHAT AND HOW TO EAT: - Eat food low in fats - Have small but frequent meals - Eat cooked vegetables and sprouts WHAT TO AVOID: - High fat meats - Dairy products - Caffeine - Chocolates and carbonated beverages - Fried foods and smoking read more..
Do you feel like you've tried EVERYTHING out there to get in shape? You'll definitely want to read this! A lifestyle coach might be what's missing from your weight loss arsenal. Should You Get a Lifestyle Coach? | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comYou have a trainer for your fitness, a nutritionist for your diet, but who’s looking out for your total wellness? These experts could help you crack the code to staying on track read more..
How are some of the healthiest people we know planning to stick to their 2012 re...
How are some of the healthiest people we know planning to stick to their 2012 Resolutions? Their answers could help you!Health Experts’ New Year’s Resolutions | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comWe asked some of the healthiest people we know to share how they plan to knock a few items off their self-improvement bucket lists read more..
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Do you like to volunteer? Our Girl on the Go's inspiring guest blogger shares how you can volunteer abroad for a rewarding vacation http://bit.ly/yaFPvL Voluntourism: How to Volunteer Abroad - Shape Magazinebit.lyEver wonder how to volunteer abroad? It can be tricky post-college but Voluntourism organizations like Global Volunteers makes it easy! One woman shares her amazing experience volunteering abroad and how you can jump on a volunteer vacation too. read more..
65-and-Older Population Soars
There are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in U.S. history. According to a new Census Bureau report, there were 40.3 million people age 65 and older on April 1, 2010, up 5.3 percent from 35 million in 2010 (and just 3.1 million in 1900). read more..
Placebos are often called sugar pills, but they're not always pills, and they don't only show up in drug trials. Just about any medical treatment—topical creams, inhalants, injections—can produce a placebo effect. Read more: http://ow.ly/88XMN Have you ever taken a placebo and thought it actually cured your ailment?Placebo Effect: Fake Pill, Real Powerow.lyUnderstanding how the placebo effect works can help you tap into the healing power of your mind to conquer aches and pains read more..
POSITIVE THINKING AND YOUR HEALTH: “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good." While everyone seems to know that negative feelings can eventually damage your health, there’s a new theory that a positive attitude can help you sustain good health and maybe even make you feel a whole lot better. Can it chase away illness? It sure can. If a person has the ability to control good health, even a little bit, it’s worth looking into. In other words, If you don’t have anything to lose by maintaining a positive attitude, and all the good health to gain, then why not maintain that optimistic spirit? At the very least, you’ll be happy, contented, and able to handle anything life throws at you. According to a 15-year study by Dutch doctors, involving 545 men between the ages of 64 and 84, optimism and just an overall great positive attitude reduced the health risk by half! That even beats the “laughter is the best medicine” cliché. So, why is it that people with a negative attitude or a feeling of hopelessness seem to sicken, while people with a more positive attitude can recover more easily? Doctors have done studies on the human immune system trying to figure out exactly that. Unfortunately, the immune system cells of people who are hopeless and sad are unable to fight off diseases. When these people are given hope and are able to think in a more positive manner, they develop stronger immune systems. A healthy immune system stands a better chance of fighting off diseases and allowing the person to regain good health. Part of the reason for this is that positive thinking and emotions give a person more energy and stamina; and that helps the immune system. It makes perfect sense that if you can improve the mind, making it more hopeful and positive, it would then affect the entire bodily system, helping to cure what ails you. Unfortunately for us all, hope isn’t something your doctor can prescribe for you; you have to find it on your own. So, before you give in to that constant pity party, consider your health. And never trivialize the power of positive thinking. Prevention would seem to be the ideal way to go. Work on that attitude adjustment now, before you become ill. A change of attitude will help your immune system work at peak efficiency, effectively preventing most illnesses. Let that positive thinking and emotion energize you and make you happier right now. Then learn to maintain that positive flow. The life you save could be your own. Not only will positive attitude help you stay healthier, but it can even delay the aging process. In fact people who view life more positively show fewer signs of frailty than those who have a pessimistic outlook in life. Thus it won't be an exaggeration to say that “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.” read more..
Don't just assume the holidays are going to lead to diet disaster! We can think of 8 reasons why this time of year can actually HELP you lose weight. Eat, drink, and still shrink--here's how!8 Reasons You’ll Lose Weight This Holiday Season | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comForget trying to fend off a little extra flab. Take control and drop pounds with these simple strategies read more..
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Looking for a great gift to give the runner on your nice list? Slip this feature-packed GPS watch under the tree. (Or surprise them with any of these other awesome gifts!)Top Gear for the New Year | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comNot sure what the fit person in your life is lusting after? You can’t go wrong with these 20 gift ideas that will support anyone’s healthy lifestyle. read more..
Tips to Start Running and Stay Motivated in 2012
FRIDAY, Dec. 30 (Healthday News) -- Taking up running is a good way to boost your Fitness Level in the year ahead, but one expert cautioned that anyone new to the sport -- or exercise in general -- should have realistic expectations about the commitment it takes to reach their goals. read more..
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Put down that doughnut, friend. Pulling the 9-to-5 is no excuse to let your Diet slip! Lose weight during your workday with these 25 tips.25 Ways to Lose Weight at Work | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comGive workplace weight gain the pink slip by employing these tactics for taking more steps, making healthier food choices, and managing stress sans candy and caffeine . Learn more at Fitbie.com read more..
Eating Style Can Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease, Ease Fears: Study
In the report of a 10-year clinical study on cognitive decline, including memory loss, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal, researchers reported their findings that such decline may begin occurring in the fourth decade of life. This conclusion represents a change from traditional thinking that cognitive decline begins at age 60. read more..
We're barely a week into 2012 and the health headlines are already getting out of control! This Week in Fit: Gwyneth's pricey cleanse, Snooki's goal weight, Kirstie Alley dancing take 2, the DASH diet, and more!Week in Review: DASH Diet, Gwyneth’s Cleanse, and More | Fitbiefitbie.msn.comAt the start of the new year, the world’s buzzing with talk of shaping up and shedding pounds. Here’s what’s new in the diet and fitness world this week read more..
6 Fun Ways to Sharpen Your Memory
Have trouble recalling your second-grade teacher's name, or even just what you ate for dinner last night? If so, that's natural: Both long-term and short-term memory tend to worsen as people age. The more neuroscientists learn about this process of decline, however, the more tricks they've uncovered for how to slow — or even reverse — the process. read more..
COMMENTARY | Like many women, I have struggled with my weight off and on since I graduated from college. I tried many diets over the years including the three-day diet, the Slim-Fast diet, the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, the onion soup diet and others with varying results. I usually lost some weight, but what it boiled down to was that the diets restricted my calorie intake for a short period after which I went back to eating my normal diet and would eventually regain the weight. After a long series of failed diets, I gave up and subsequently gain even more weight. read more..
How Food Choices Affect Your Retirement
Not that many people consider how their evening meal impacts their Retirement, but perhaps they should. Our daily consumption dramatically affects our finances, and changing our food choices can alter our chances of a solid retirement. Here are several ways your food selection matters for your golden years. read more..
Monday, 9 January 2012
Scientists can now determine a Baby's sex right after Conception. When would you want to find out if you are having a boy or a girl? Do you think today's parents-to-be find out too soon? Blood Test May Reveal Child’s Sex Soon After Conception - Health News - Health.comnews.health.comTHURSDAY, Jan. 5 (Healthday News) — New research suggests that a blood test may one day be able to tell expectant mothers the gender of their baby as early as the first trimester.Such a test would be the first of its kind, according to the South Korean researchers.They collected blood samples from m... read more..
After losing about 100 pounds while competing on DWTS in 2011, we're rooting for Kirstie Alley to keep off the weight. Here are some of the reasons she may have had trouble maintaining her weight loss in the past and what we can learn from them http://bit.ly/ttYXWr 5 Reasons Why Kirstie Alley Can't Keep Off the Weight - Shape Magazinebit.lyKirstie Alley's amazing weight loss was a highlight of Dancing With the Stars 2011, but the actress can't seem to maintain her slimmer figure. Here, 5 reasons why Kirstie Alley can't keep off the extra pounds. read more..
From WH's Fit Bride: "I once read an interview with a famous actress in which she waxed poetic about vacationing in Paris and actually LOSING weight, despite eating piles of pommes frites, because of all the walking she did and the natural-ness of the food, etc. etc....I’d love to believe that’s possible. I had no such luck..." Read more: http://ow.ly/8kmVqWho Loses Weight on Vacation, Anyway?ow.lyA five day break from computer screens and treadmills was invigorating. But while I’m well rested (if a tad hungover), I can’t say I’m thrilled... read more..