People who exercised at least five days a week had 43 percent fewer days with a cold during the fall and winter than those who workout less often, according to a study from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
But don’t overdo it! Overtraining can weaken your immune system, so if you’re hitting the gym hard 5-7 days a week and can’t shake a cold, it’s time to take a break.
You can never be too much of anything. You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, too voluptuous, this, that. I’ve been on all sides of the spectrum… As long as I’m happy in my own skin, that’s all I need, that’s all the confirmation I need. I’m happy where I am. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That’s all that matters.”
-Christina Aguilera on being…Read full post
Who inspires you to rev up your New Year’s resolution? Do you look to Jennifer Aniston or Cameron Diaz for a little help to get through strenuous workouts? Or is there a new fashion icon you’re looking to in the new year? Fitness magazine and omg! teamed up to survey 1,500 men and women and find out which Hollywood stars people look to most (and least) for inspiration. Check out the results!
Most Inspiring Celebrity Body
No surprise here! Jennifer Aniston is the star most…Read full post
After a night of moderate to heavy drinking, most of us will experience one or more of the following symptoms: headaches, nausea, fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound, and dehydration. The morning after a really good time can even cause trembling, loss of appetite, and increased heart rate and blood pressure.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a set number of drinks to avoid waking up with these symptoms. It varies person to person, and is based on age, gender, tolerance, and can…Read full post
It’s not only what you eat but also when you eat that counts. Research at Northwestern University suggests that mice fed high-fat foods during the day (when these nocturnal animals should have been sleeping) gained significantly more weight than mice given the same diet at night.
The study didn’t look at all different types of food like those rich in protein or fiber, but one thing’s for sure: you probably shouldn’t sneak to the fridge at midnight for that chocolate cake and ice cream!…Read full post
“Every woman needs a great dress, one she can rely on day or night. It should flatter from every angle, standing and sitting. And should always make her feel beautiful and confident. The ultimate dress is one that’s timeless, considered a fashion investment and that can be worn time and time again.”
Couldn’t agree more! Invest in a high quality dress that you’ll have for years to come. Anything that…Read full post
The most important factor to long term weight gain is diet, according to new research in the The New England Journal of Medicine. That may seem like a no-brainer, but that’s not all there is to it.
Harvard researchers studied 120,877 people to discover how small changes in lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity, sleep duration, and TV-watching are strongly correlated with long-term weight gain. They found the most important factor was diet—but what’s most intriguing is how much weight gain…Read full post
Jillian Michaels, one of the most well-known fitness trainers in America, signed on with the four co-hosts of The Doctors back in September after leaving the hit weight loss show, The Biggest Loser. Unfortunately, it just “wasn’t a good fit,” and Jillian has decided to leave the show. The Doctor’s producers explained in a statement:
“Jillian has contributed greatly to our show this season, and we value her talent and insight as she has inspired countless people to improve their lives. Although it…Read full post
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that people who consume excess calories on low-protein diets gain less weight compared to those on high-protein diets, but lose lean body mass. So what’s better? To gain more weight along with lean muscle, or gain less weight but also lose lean muscle?
The study included 25 people who lived in a controlled research facility for up to three months, barely exercising and eating about 1,000 more calories per day than they needed to maintain their…Read full post
Only four months after giving birth to her second child, Jessica Alba is back to her pre-pregnancy body, and Hollywood moms and mom-to-be are jealous! Alba is the first to admit, however, that getting her body back was not an easy task, and maybe people shouldn’t be so envious.
“I have a hard time with portion control, so I have 1,200-calorie meals delivered. But I also work out, so basically I’m starving – it sucks,” Alba said of her post-baby shape-up…Read full post