(PCM)Think you’re too busy to squeeze in a workout? If the First Lady can find time, so can you!
Michelle Obama rises at 4:30 or 5 a.m. to sneak in a workout before her girls wake up, she told iVillage, and Barack isn’t too far behind her.
“Barack and I work out every day. I usually get to the gym before he does. But he is usually there either in the middle of my…Read full post
(PCM) Back-to-school season is upon us! With all the hustle and bustle of getting school supplies together, shopping for the latest fall fashions, and getting schedules in order, it’s easy to overlook the simple staples that can help make the school year a safe and healthy one.
Here’s a few tips to make sure you start the year off right!
Get 7-8 hours of sleep.
It may sound overrated, but getting a good night’s sleep is the best way to…Read full post
Yes, it’s another post-pregnancy celebrity weight loss story. But Ali Landry is an exception: she’s just “not one of those people!” She tells Fitness Magazine that getting back to pre-pregnancy weight as fast the average celebrity does is a little unrealistic, and the “average person does not bounce back that quickly” – herself included!
While some may beg to differ – Landry only has 7 pounds of baby weight left to lose – the actress and…Read full post
If you’re used to sweating heavily when the heat is on, you’re probably waiting with open arms for the fall season ahead. Instead of wishing summer away, take care of it with these tips:
Apply deodorants at night. For most deodorants, the active ingredient has to get down into the sweat duct to clog it. If you apply it in the morning, when people typically sweat more, it washes off. Try applying it at night before…Read full post
Negative foods are foods that supposedly take more energy to digest than they contain in calories, resulting in a net loss. The idea is that you can lose weight by consuming a lot of these negative-calorie foods, such as celery, cucumbers, and other low-calorie vegetables.
There have yet to be any reputable scientific studies on negative-calorie foods that prove foods have this effect, however. While these vegetables might not necessarily result in more calories burned than consumed, they…Read full post
(PCM) When you’re on a diet, do you skip meals in an effort to cut calories? While that may work for some people – people with extreme willpower – it usually doesn’t work for most. Skipping meals leads to a drop in blood sugar levels, extreme hunger and irritability, and can even slow your metabolism. By mid afternoon, you’re starving and willing to eat the first thing that comes your way.
Studies show that people who eat…Read full post
By now you’ve probably heard that keeping a food journal is an excellent tool for losing weight and keeping it off, but you don’t have to limit the technique to your diet! Writing down your fitness goals and recording workouts can be a very effective tool when it comes to staying motivated and reaching your ultimate fitness goals.
It’s easier to be consistent and hold yourself accountable when you record your workouts and can actually see what…Read full post
Kids may be drinking less sugary beverages, but they’re also consuming more artificially sweetened drinks, such as sugar-free juice and diet soda. According to a new federal health study, the number of children who drink diet beverages has increased from 6% to about 12.5% in the last 10 years, and the health implications are yet to be understood.
“We do want children to drink less sugar, but the challenge is that there are no studies that have…Read full post
Eating just under two servings of pan-fried red meat a week can increase a man’s risk for prostate cancer, a new study has found.
Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine found that men who ate more than 1.5 servings of pan-fried sizzling meat per week were 30 percent more likely to have advanced prostate cancer than those who rarely ate it.
But it’s not just pan-frying that’s risky. Men who ate more…Read full post
Jennifer Garner does it again! Just five months after giving birth to baby Samuel, the beautiful mother of three showed off her strong, sexy post-baby body at the L.A. premiere of her new film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green (just as she always does!).
What’s her secret? Garner’s trainer, Valerie Waters, credits the star’s quick turn-around to consistent workout during and after pregnancy.
“She’s looking so amazing right now. She looks strong and sexy, and…Read full post