Back from vacation…

Sigh…will be posting regularily again!

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May 2, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Walking to Lose Weight?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: My doctor told me that I need to get more aerobic exercise, but I hate going to the gym! I do like to walk, but how fast and how long should I go to improve my cardiovascular health?

A:  I understand exactly what you mean about going to the gym; I’m not a big fan of it either. Personally, I prefer to exercise outdoors or at home. And like you, I really enjoy walking.Recently, I’ve begun recommending what’s known as interval walking to many of my patients. With interval walking, you alternate between short bursts of intensive effort and easier recovery periods, as opposed to walking at a steady, continuous, and potentially monotonous pace. In fact, studies show that you can get better results in 20 minutes of interval exercise than you would in an hour of steady-state exercise….Read the rest of the answer click here.

 

April 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

This Site Will Make You Want To Grab An Apple…

This is why you’re fat – a site dedicated to fattening foods.  Kinda made my stomach turn when I looked at it this morning.  Something tells me I might be eating healthier today after looking at this site….

April 2, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Eat This, Not That Summer Edition

Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, chips and ribs…Mmmm.  Here’s Eat This, Not That Summer Edition.

March 31, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Jennifer Garner Looks Amazing

I know she’s had 2 kids…and took her time in taking the weight off…well, Hollywood standards.  But she looks great, almost a little too skinny.  Especially since the camera adds pounds!

Here (from CelebrityDietDoctor.com) is her diet and workout following her second child:

1600 calorie-a-day plan, eating 5-6 times per day

Breakfast Oatmeal or egg white omelet with a side of fresh fruit

Snack Apple slices with almond butter

Lunch Chicken with Mango chutney, steamed veggies and a green salad

Snack Whole wheat Wasa crackers with low-fat cheese

Dinner Grilled salmon in a citrus ginger sauce with asparagus and red-leaf lettuce salad

Beverages Water and an occasional beer or glass of wine.

Workout plan
Jennifer works out 50 minutes, 5 times per week. Prior to her workout, she warms-up with 5-10 minutes of brisk walking on the treadmill.

Day 1 Circuit training concentrating on back, chest, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and abs. Exercise routine includes step-ups, pull-downs, chest presses on a stability ball an reverse lunges.

Day 2 Mat Pilates exercises for core strengthening

Day 3 40 minutes on the treadmill, stationary bike, and elliptical trainer. She ends her cardio routine with a 5 minute abd workout. Some days Jennifer devotes all 40 minutes of cardio to one machine, while on others she spends time on all 3.

Day 4 Circuit training as on Day 1, concentrating on biceps, triceps, hips and shoulders

Day 5 Repeat Day 2

Day 6 Rest and recovery

Notes from her Trainer “If you can only exercise 20 minutes three times a week, you should be strength training – squats, push-ups, lunges, planks,” she explains. “You’ll burn the same amount of calories [as cardio] but you’ll also add lean muscle, which speeds up your metabolism.”

March 2, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity, Diet, Exercise, Uncategorized, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Workout Tips from Olympians

I don’t know about you but I get excited to watch the Winter Games.  Moguls, snowboarding, slalom oh my!

Women’s Health have put together some tips from Olympians.  And watch a bit of the Olympics…it may inspire you to try cross country skiing, snowboarding, skating or even to ski jump!

February 16, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Update on Christmas Pounds

I’ve lost the 5 extra pounds I put on over Christmas.  Woohoo!

January 19, 2010. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Navigate the Holidays: Eat this, Not that!

Play a little game with holiday food – Eat this, Not that – to avoid the holiday weight gain!

To play, click here!

December 19, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Gift Guide

Not really related to health, but in case you need a gift guide (ahem, men) check out the Men’s Health gift guide. 

I’m doing this because I was almosted “gifted” with a laundry basket….and jar openers.  My god (and shakes head).

Click here for the Gift Guide.

December 11, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

How to Survive The Holidays while Trying to be Healthy!

It’s soon time for the wonderful time known as Christmas.  Parties, drinks, family, food, desserts, visiting, baking, cooking, did I mention drinks?

I am going to do project on how to survive the holidays while trying to be healthy.  It will feature what holiday foods to nix, to keep; how to eat around the dinner so you can have a few favourites; how to squeak in workouts so the drinks/food damage can be neutralized; portion control; how to survive parties; etc etc etc.

Let the holidays begin!

November 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Navigate the Holidays, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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