2008 has been a year for the books, filled with amazing highs and devastating lows, for the world and for me, personally. But you can probably say that about most years, given that during the course of 365 days a lot is going to happen, both good and bad. Sure, this past year has seemed to have more than its share of misery, but I prefer to dwell on the positive, on… Continue
Added by Mike Foster on December 31, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Today is New Year’s Eve Day. 2009 officially starts tomorrow. Tonight many people will be watching the ball drop at Times Square in New York City, drinking an (or maybe more than “an”) alcoholic beverage, eating junk food, and making merriment. It’s tradition to celebrate the start of a new year which is only a few hours away.
But, when it’s all over, what will you do tomorrow? Will you wake up early and start your new fitness routine?… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 31, 2008 at 5:42am —
Beth stared at her computer screen at work. She just turned 35, old enough to run for president of the United States. However, she was still not married and stuck in a dead-end job that didn't speak to her soul. What's worse is she submitted a demo CD of her original music to a producer a year ago and Beth still hasn't yet responded to the pleas to move forward. What would it take for her to get out of her rut?
Each quarter, like clockwork, Beth receives a hand written note, barely… Continue
Added by ben goldarb on December 31, 2008 at 5:33am —
Green Foods and a Healthy Daily Diet
By Steve A Johnson
For many years and throughout the centuries, humans have recognized the importance of greens and green vegetables. It is widely accepted that vegetables should be a large part of meals and before the sweets we have today, desserts were mostly comprised of fruit. People have used only the most valuable plants to harvest, and then once eaten, the seeds… Continue
Added by Steve on December 30, 2008 at 9:49am —
I cannot stress the importance of breakfast enough. Yes, breakfast is an easy meal to skip. Serotonin levels are high, which means your appetite is low. However, if you think skipping breakfast is a great way to cut calories, you're wrong. Research shows that individuals who skip breakfast tend to consume more calories throughout the day versus those who eat a well-balanced breakfast. Also, don't forget the corresponding low metabolism from not jump starting your… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on December 30, 2008 at 8:00am —
As some of you might know, I’ve been participating in a December Challenge over at DCUrbanDad. It’s been hard during the holiday season to keep up with my workouts and not eating cookies, pastries, and other holiday goodies. In fact, I was given a box of chocolates more than once during this past week.… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 29, 2008 at 5:52am —
Eating 6 small meals a day will cause weight loss!
weight loss. - (1300 Calorie) Plan You can change amount of calories according to how much you have to loose.
When selecting a low fat diet plan, make sure you are getting a balanced and complete diet Full of everything you will need to fuel your body.
You will need to set realistic goals so you will get where you want to be.
You can start by following some guidelines I listed… Continue
Added by Jill on December 28, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Running for Mrs. Idaho has been a wonderful decision. It has opened so many doors for me to share my story. My platform is on Type 2 diabetes. It brings me great joy to share my story with others and in so doing inspire them to "get up and get moving!"
I was pregnant with my 3rd child at age 37. I went in for my normal check up. As I stepped on the scale and noticed I had a 10 pound weight gain. I simply could not believe my eyes. The nurse softly said do you have diabetes? I said… Continue
Added by Jill on December 27, 2008 at 5:00pm —
As a new year approaches in a few days, I just want to wish a healthy one to all Iowa Avenue members. I thought it was a good idea to make a wallpaper with celebrations & one with my favorite food group as well.
To all members, keep your good work! :=)…
Added by Susana on December 26, 2008 at 3:38pm —
When you peel fruits and vegetables you throw away a large chunk of its nutritional value. Such as a large dietary fiber loss when you throw out an apple skin, along with vitamin C, and various other minerals.
You may be tempted to throw out produce skins due to pesticides. Instead opt to thoroughly wash your produce to remove potential contaminants. If you are especially concerned, consider buying organic produce.
All the best,
Added by Lisa Nelson on December 26, 2008 at 8:00am —
Here's an interesting article I found on care2.com, listing 25 diet drugs that the FDA is warning about.
Added by Jody on December 26, 2008 at 7:13am —
Added by Mike Foster on December 24, 2008 at 4:20pm —
Happy Holidays from our family to yours.
Added by Lisa Newton on December 24, 2008 at 7:30am —
Here are some great tips from Chalean Johnson from Turbo Jam and ChaLEAN Extreme! I shared them on my personal blog and thought they would be good to share here too. Have a happy and healthy holiday season and a very happy New YEAR! - Coach Jenn
It’s hard to say how many pounds the average American gains between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some studies suggest the average weight gain to be as high as 10 pounds while others argue the statistic is… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on December 23, 2008 at 3:44pm —
Yes, I’m talking about you giving yourself a reward for achieving your end results. Well, not the total end, but for each small step along the way.
With January 1, 2009 right around the corner, I’ve already announced one of my goals; to race one event each… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 23, 2008 at 11:40am —
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Mediterranean Diet and it’s link to heart health. The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and monounsaturated fats (olive oil).
Those that follow a Mediterranean Diet have a reduced there risk of developing heart disease and dying from a heart attack. Even those that have survived a heart attack and lived to adopt the Mediterranean Diet significantly reduced their risk of a second heart… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on December 23, 2008 at 8:00am —
It's that time of year again to make those promises to ourselves that we hope to keep in the New Year! Franklin Covey releases results from a New Year's resolution survey every year in December. For 2009, here are the top 5 New Year's resolutions:
1.) Get out of debt or save money.
2.) Lose weight.
3.) Develop a healthy habit (like healthy eating or exercise)
4.) Get organized.
5.) Spend more time with family and friends.
Unsurprisingly, the top 5 New… Continue
Added by Rob on December 22, 2008 at 1:50pm —
It looks like it. Maybe the recession has some upside.
In Friday’s LATimes, they predicted that the top three expected consumer food and dining trends for this year will be:
1) Dieting out in lieu of good nutrition. And all I can say is that it’s about time. Quick fixes won’t be… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on December 22, 2008 at 4:53am —
Here are some great tips from Chalene Johnson from Turbo Jam and ChaLEAN Extreme! I thought they would be great to share here!
Here are 9 tips to help you enjoy the traditions and treats that make your holiday season special without blowing the progress you’ve made all year.
1. Start your day by pushing play (that is working out in BeachBody Speak)
No matter how many guests you have coming for dinner or how much you have left to do, make time to start your day with… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on December 21, 2008 at 10:41pm —
Since writing my P90X Review
, I've continued to investigate other fitness programs offered by Beachbody. Needless to say, compared to the extreme intensity offered by P90X, many other DVD workouts have lacked a certain something. I thought Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T was a joke. And while Chalene Johnson's other popular DVD set, Turbo Jam, had some good cardio material, it lacked the comprehensive system and progressive results… Continue
Added by Rob on December 20, 2008 at 11:00am —