How To Get (insert celebrity name)’s Body

From Everyday Health, here is a compilation of celebrity workouts.  It’s not secret that I envy Jennifer Aniston’s body!  The folloowing celebs are included:

  • Jessica Alba
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Uma Thurman
  • Helen Mirren
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Hillary Swank
  • Demi Moore
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Halle Berry
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Can I Exercise While Sick?

Q: Should you work out when you have a cold? Anything special to keep in mind?

A: The rule of thumb for exercising while sick is called the above/below-the-neck rule. If your symptoms appear above the neck (runny nose, sneezing, sore throat), then yes, you can continue with a low-intensity workout. Studies have shown that exercising at a moderate-intensity level does not intensify cold symptoms or compromise the immune system. Avoid high-intensity exercise, such as heavy weight lifting and high-intensity aerobic training, which has been shown to have a negative impact on the immune system during a cold or any respiratory infection.

If your symptoms are below the neck (diarrhea, intense coughing, vomiting, fever), then the American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest you let your illness run its course before resuming physical activity.

Jillian Michaels, EverydayHealth.com

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Leaner Butt and Legs Workout

From Women’s Health, here’s a sequence of 8 exercises to lean out and tone your lower half.  I like wood choppers.  You can even feel it in your abs and sides if you cross from left foot to over right shoulder, and vice versa for a modified version.

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Did You Know?

“A large bagel contains about 200-250 calories. A slice of commercially prepared whole wheat bread has about 70.”

Fact from LivingWell newsletter.  Sign up here and browse their website.

January 8, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Making Resolutions Realistic

  



Make New Year’s fitness resolutions specific but realistic: experts

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Shop Once, Eat For A Week (on $50!)

Downloadable too!  From Men’s Health Eat This, Not That! Shop Once, Eat For A Week.  Cost is $50 and meals are 500 calories or less.

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Crazy Diet Tip!

British scientists found that people who thought about their last meal before snacking ate 30 percent fewer calories that those who didn’t stop to think. The theory: Remembering what you had for lunch might remind you of how satiating the food was, which then makes you less likely to binge on your afternoon snack.”

More tips from Men’s Health 25 Best Nutrition Secrets

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New Years Resolution

Most people’s new year’s resolution includes getting into shape, or at least losing the few pounds put on during the holidays.  I’ve put together some helpful links to aid you in reaching your goal.  All links open in separate windows!

What kind of dieter are you? – Find out what diet method suits you best given your answers to the questions.

Diets A to Z – A summary of all the popular diets.  Find one that suits you.

Join a weight loss challenge – Dr. Oz is lauching such a tool, read about it here.

Weight Loss Tips – Check these out and remember them.

Pick a fitness goal – My resolution is to run another 5Km race.  Pick a goal.  It can be a Try-a-Triathalon (a shorter version of a triathlon, you can “try it”), a 5Km walk/run, a bike, a hike up a (small) mountain, or to fit into a bikini for a trip!

Recipes and Meal Plans – I use the Eat Clean diet workout books, recipes and guide because it’s so simple and not expensive.  You use real whole foods and work out.  No gimicks.

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Working Out In Your 20s Helps Prevent Middle Age Spread

 

“In the study, which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers followed about 3,500 people between the ages of 18 and 30 for two decades.

Women who maintained a regimen of moderate-to-vigorous exercise throughout the study gained about 13.5 pounds less, on average, than their least-active counterparts, the study found. “

Click here for the  artile from CNN.com!



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Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

I gained 5 pounds last year but also worked out and gained muscle.  However I am worried the same might happen this year so here are some more tips of avoiding the holiday weight gain:

  • Tackle the buffet table with a plan. “Always survey the buffet table first and then get in line with your plate and choose the things you really want, including healthy choices,” Gans says.
  • Position yourself away from the hors d’oeuvres. “Stand away from the hors d’oeuvres,” Gans advises. “If you’re near them, you’ll eat one. If you stand away from them, hopefully you won’t.”
  • Have a snack before you go to a party. “Most people, knowing they’re going somewhere, will not eat during the day, saving up their calories,” she says. “That’s a nightmare waiting to happen because you’ll end up eating too much because you’re so hungry.”
  • Bring a healthy dish with you. If you’re going to someone’s home for a potluck or buffet, bring a low-fat, low-calorie offering. “Be the one who says, ‘I’ll bring a vegetable,’ or ‘I’ll bring a salad,’ ” Gans says.
  • Engage in the leftover battle. If you’re at someone else’s house, don’t leave with leftovers. If you’re throwing the dinner party, send everyone home with leftovers.
  • Talk at parties, rather than eat. Gans encourages party-goers to “use the time to catch up with friends and family, not just to eat food.”
  • Keep up your normal exercise routine. You’ll be able to relieve holiday stress, burn excess calories, and avoid weight gain.

Above tips from EverdayHealth.com.

Here are some of my tips. 

  • Holidays are about eating holiday food.  Avoid the generic boxed chocolates (Turtles, After Eights, Pot Of Gold) so that you can have a Christmas cookie or dessert.
  • Enjoy a few hors d’heurves (shrimp, veggies and a great dip) instead of chips.
  • Ditch the juices, pops, cider, eggnog and have water.  This will cut the liquid calories and keep you hydrated and digestion flowing.  Also helps with bloat.  Try to avoid alcohol too.  If you do have a drink, try to imbibe only once.
  • Try to stay healthy at breakfast.  Enjoy a full-on bacon, eggs, hashbrown brunch at least once, and fully enjoy it without guilt.  However, don’t eat like that every morning.  Bacon, sausage, buttered toast, dessert-style pastries, juices etc. all add up on calories and make you groggy the rest of the day!
  • Get some exercise.  It doesn’t have to be a full-on hour.  Take a walk..it may be snowing but usually when it snows it’s warmer (warmer when the sky isn’t clear).  Do 5 min of yoga or stretching.  Play with the kids.  Do something!

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