Sep 29, 2008

I Won't Forget You Brady

I sure am going to miss Tom Brady :(

Sep 25, 2008

90210 Girls Too Skinny!?!

Breast cancer cases to climb in China, study says

Why are we still pretending that our diets are what cause Breast Cancer! It's the additives and toxins and preservatives and pesticides! We adopt the eastern diets to get healthy and lose weight. The typical Chinese diet did not used to see high fructose corn syrup, or calorie free sweetener. To protect yourself, eat a natural diet! Here is the evidence staring you in the face.By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - Cases of breast cancer are expected to climb dramatically in China in the years ahead, researchers say, unless women avoid weight gain and limit their alcohol intake -- two leading risk factors for the...

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Sep 24, 2008

Celebrity Diet Gossip: New 90210 Stars Too Skinny?

Is that CW show 90210 90210 hurting the body acceptance movement? I think this show is the worst thing for girls' self esteem since Photoshop was first introduced.

It's reported that two of the main characters whose names you most likely don't know yet but are Shanea Grimes and Jessica Stroup are withering away. While supportive costars want you to believe their metabolisms are just really high, one insider told US weekly, "the two are chain smokers" and refrain from all food on set. Shenae weighs an estimated 90 lbs while Jessica who is 5 inches taller at 5'8'' weighs only 100 lbs. These are estimates made by looking at their bony frames but readers are outraged and demanding producers encourage the young stars to gain weight! Is the show setting a bad example at what a successful 18 year old is suppose to look like?

Friends and costars of the show stand by the girls claiming they naturally have high metabolisms - so now are we arguing cigarettes are natural because I'm pretty sure rat poison and natural have nothing in common.

Even Gossip Girl stud Penn Badgely said he hopes they eat a cheeseburger! A little overboard, DAN, but if asked for our opinion we would say, "Did the producers try putting them on that Caltene bar diet? If you don't know what a Caltene bar is, you should probably brush up on your Lindsey Lohan DVD collection. Conversely, The girls on Gossip Girl have received praise for their shapely figures - however, I guarantee they are pissed people are comparing the lead actresses figures. Some one said the almost unattainable skinny is normal in LA, where as in New York girls are known to be shapelier. Whoa New York - I think LA just called you fat!? What are you going to say to that?!

Weigh in below, do you think the girls on the set of 90210 should be required to put some more meat on their bones? Are the leads hurting the recent progress that's been made in helping woman accept their bodies?

Sep 18, 2008

The Best Calorie Burning Workout Routine!

Burn 500 Calories with this fat burning toning workout!

Sep 15, 2008

The No. 1 Health Food You've Never Heard About - Acai

Learn about the healthiest food you've never heard of - the acai berry. The benefits of acai berries classify this fruit as a superfood. Watch our taste test to find out which is the best tasting juice.

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No. 1 Health Food You've Never Heard Of

I want to know the best foods to eat. The more I know, the more I eat because I want to get my recommended daily value of all things keeping my body healthy. In order to prevent my waistline from expanding, I am on the hunt for the the most nutrient dense foods. It would seem logical to just pop a multivitamin, but I want something more natural. I need superfoods! However, is there any truth to the labeling of a superfood?

What is a Superfood?

Some people will argue that a superfood is just a marketing ploy to charge more money. Others will argue that they prevent cancer and heart disease. There is no standard for which foods are or are not allowed to be called superfoods. Generally speaking, the term is used to describe foods high in antioxidants and other phytonutrients suggesting magical like health benefits as a result of eating.

Health Enhancing, Memory Boosting, IQ Raising....

The most current trendy superfood is the acai berry which has powerful and potent levels of antioxidants unrivaled by other known fruits. Antioxidants are capable of slowing or preventing a chain reaction of events that damage cells. This damage is caused by free radicals and may be linked to heart disease and cancer. This is why you probably are aware that antioxidants fight free radicals. Acai berries contain Vitamin E, dietary fiber, Omega fatty acids, phytosterols and a reported 7 times the amount of antioxidants in blueberries. For this reason, they are considered to be the best known Superfood and have only been available for a few years here in the US!

Where did acai berries all of a sudden come from?

It turns out it's hard to get them here from their native land of Brazil. They are also pretty bitter so in order to get reap the benefits companies are creating yummy super healthy drinks by combining them with other natural flavors. Recently I conducted my own taste test to find out which juice tasted the best and found that I like the Acai Berry with Blueberries from Bolthouse Farms, Bom Dia.

Nutrition 101: Antioxidants vs Free Radicals

Antioxidants combat free radicals which may play a role in heart disease and cancer. I have no idea what that means so for a quick 101 keep reading. So first, free radicals are produced by your body when you are exposed to things like the sun, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, even oxygen! On a daily basis you are exposed to about 10,000 free radical a day. It's impossible to avoid them. The help aid your body in natural metabolic processes like digestion, but if you produce too many, they are capable of destroying cells and molecules which in turn will leave them vulnerable to further destruction. This process is called oxidation and the process is similar to what happens to a rusted nail. The also aid in the process of aging, such as the breakdown of collagen.

I like to see the benefits, I want visual results

If you want younger looking skin and a healthy body that takes preemptive measures against cancer, make sure you get your antioxidants. By eating "Superfoods" you take in less calories while getting more nutrients to keep you healthy.
To get your daily dose of antioxidants stick to fresh fruit, vegetables and juices that are dark in color especially purples like the acai berry, pomegranates and blueberries. If the acai berry is not in your budget, similar benefits can be consumed by eating blueberries or raspberries.

Sep 8, 2008

Back To School Workout - Prevent The Freshman 15

September is "Back To School" month. I don't care if you are 30 years old with no kids or a grandmother who hasn't seen a school bus since the move down south, September will always symbolize a new year in my opinion. During College, I would come home having put on 5-30 lbs at the end of the year. By September I usually lost the extra baggage, but would manage to eat enough pizza to gain it back. I called it the Freshman 10, Sophomore 5, Junior 10, and the superior Senior 30.

This September I wanted to help those that would be enduring the grueling months of parties, studies, pizza and parties by bringing you a Freshman 15 Prevention Workout. This workout routine can be done anywhere. From your dorm room, to even the library these three moves will help keep your weight under control. Of course there is a need to eat moderately and add cardio but it is a small step in preventing what was once considered inevitable college weight gain. Here is a quick breakdown of the routine but make sure you watch to get a good grasp on how to do each move properly.

Lose the Freshman 15"
- dorm room workout (tri-set of body weight exercise)
* Chair push-ups x 10-15 reps
* 1-leg squats to chair x 12 reps on each leg
* Chair dips x 10-15 reps
* Chair push-ups x 10-15 reps
* 1-leg squats to chair x 12 reps on each leg