Health


September 24, 2012 A couple of years ago I really started focusing on what I put into my body. I read numerous books on healthy/clean eating and I researched various diets, including raw food diets and vegetarian/vegan diets. Through my research I found a few “superfoods” that every diet seemed to be in consensus about.  Superfoods are foods that are so beneficial for you that you should be eating some of…
August 13, 2012 At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard the term “BMI.”  But what is it?  BMI is a commonly used acronym for body mass index. It gives us a value that helps doctors determine whether you are in the appropriate weight range for your height.  BMI is the ratio of weight to height: BMI=weight in kilograms/height2 .  In other words, it gives us a specific number…
August 27, 2012You know who they are. They eat pizza in front of your face, licking their chops while you push around the half salad on your plate. They excitedly tell you about how they lost two pounds after a “very intense” Bikram’s yoga class with no regard for the two hours you just spent on the treadmill. They are the skinny b**ches. You have no idea how they do…
August 13, 2012 Unless you are one of the lucky people who gets to work from home, you probably don’t have access to your kitchen all day. Being away from the foods that you choose can be hard, especially when you are surrounded with office temptations, or low hanging fruit. A coworker brings in brownies; your boss gets everyone morning donuts or maybe that darn lunch cart keeps coming back…
July 30, 2012 If you’ve watched any late night TV you know that every other exercise infomercial claims to hold the secret to getting washboard abs… In 2 days or less!   I'm gonna go out on a limb and speculate that machines and workouts promising chiseled abs make up at least half of the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. But, guess what? You can't spot train your abs. If…
July 16, 2012I write this article having just completed a nutritional cleanse. If you’re confused about what on earth a nutritional cleanse is, I can completely relate. Up until two years ago, I had absolutely no idea either, but then a friend introduced me to it and it was all uphill from there. I’ve been doing cleanses ever since. Yes, that’s right… I voluntarily give up my favorite foods for…
July 2, 2012Smooth, soft, healthy skin. We all want it. And hopefully we are exfoliating, cleansing, protecting and moisturizing our way there. But there’s another important part of our skincare regimen that we often neglect: eating right. What you eat can directly affect the shape your skin is in. Learn to love these foods in order to put your best face forward:Water: OK, so it’s not a food, but it…
June 18, 2012I’ve always lived my life on the run. As a former collegiate athlete, I would run from class to class and then to practice and back. Everything was go, go, go. When I finished school, I still hustled, but I noticed the people around me were so busy working and networking that they didn’t take time for themselves. After starting full-time work, many of them gained upwards of…
June 4, 2012Yes, it’s swimsuit season. And while you want to look good you use every excuse in the book to get out of working out. “Oh, bed feels so good…”, “I could really use this after work drink…I’ll work out tomorrow…” The list goes on…In truth, working out for the sake of working out isn’t always enough of a motivator to keep you honest with your exercise schedule. That’s…
June 4, 2012The word bootcamp incites dread or, even fear, in some people. Other people won’t workout unless in a bootcamp class. I’m here to tell you about a new way to bootcamp. It’s easy on your joints, makes you sweat hard but you won’t even know it, and can take your fitness training to a whole new level. Sounds unreal doesn’t it? No, it’s not mythical. It’s Bootcamp H2O,…
May 21, 2012 America has a deep, dark secret. But HBO’s startling--and heavily researched--documentary, The Weight of the Nation, is asking viewers to face reality: we are a nation of the obese. More than 68.8% of American adults are obese or overweight1 in 3 children born since 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetimeOnly 10% of parents seek medical help for their obese childrenMore than 36% of U.S. adults have cardiovascular…
May 20, 2012 Comfort, dryness, durability and style are important characteristics for women’s workout clothes. The best workout clothes are designed to work with the natural curves of a woman’s body for ease of movement during all styles of exercise. Bright colors and different fabrics can make workout clothes more appealing than the traditional T-shirt and shorts. Ladies, it’s OK to be cute while working out. In fact, I suggest it.…
May 07, 2012So you've decided to sign up for the 5k run/walk. The advertisers at Revlon and the good folks at Made Woman have talked you into it. Great! Now, the next step is actually doing the training. If this is daunting to you, keep in mind that your body--that thing you stuff with potato chips and let lie around--needs exercise to be healthy. It's time for you to take…
May 07, 2012The thought of donning your bathing suit this summer is taunting you…You know it’s time to ramp up those workouts. But it’s spring. That means if you go out for that awesome workout, you’ll spend the rest of the day sniffling, sneezing, and figuring out how to keep your makeup from running with your teary eyes. Ugh, allergies!Rather than dismiss physical activity through the months of spring and…
April 23, 2012I don’t know about the rest of you ladies, but when I get to work each morning, I sit down at my desk. I sit through a majority of my workday, and when the work day is done I get in my car to sit some more on my drive home. This adds up to more than eight sedentary hours a day, not to mention the hours I…