Have you ever wondered what exercises you should include to maximize your total body workout?
You don’t have to belong to a gym as they can all be done at home.
Here they are:
Ass, Thighs, Legs
Since I got my new camera, I just had to go to the beach today and both walk and, of course, snap some cool photos with my new lens.
In fact, I was walking on the beach when an Earthquake hit Southern California today.
I had no idea it occurred let alone the fact I didn’t feel it.
At Almostfit, Metroknow is reaffirming his fitness plan by stating his goals for this upcoming week.
He ended his blog entry with the following question:
“What is your fitness plan this week?”
I found that to be timely. I’ll tell you why.
This past week I’ve really been “under the weather.”
What started out as me…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 29, 2008 at 5:55am — No Comments
The Terminator has permanently removed this artery-clogger from commercial eating establishments.
Hasta La Vista, Trans Fats!
On Friday, California became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant food.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger—former Mr.…Continue
I don’t know about your city, but in Los Angeles, the average price per gallon of gas is over $4.50.
Because my neighborhood is “walkable”, it’s easier for me to walk to the post office, grocery store, library, cleaners, gym, etc.
I walk this route…Continue
Fabulous Mag, an online magazine featuring fashion, celebs, dating, and beauty, surveyed several thousand people--both women and men--to determine what their idea of the perfect body was.
The results were fascinating.
Apparently, women and men have very different ways of…Continue
What is America on the Move?…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 25, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments
Today’s Thursday Thirteen features the top thirteen things I love or hate about driving in Southern California:
1. Dislike – Traffic
2. Like – The sunsets along Pacific Coast Highway
3. Dislike – Traffic jams – On the East Coast, when traffic slowed or stopped, there was a reason, such as an accident, broken-down car, or perhaps road…Continue
Yesterday, a friend of mine asked me to go with her to San Diego, which is about 2 hours south of Los Angeles.
Because we left early and got back rather late, I was unable to do my usual Tuesday walk, so today, instead of Wordless Wednesday Walkers, I’m presenting “Scenes of San Diego”
Mission Bay Park
An outside exercise gym…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 23, 2008 at 6:32am — No Comments
How many times have you either asked or heard that question?
Isn’t that like asking someone what’s their favorite book, or movie? It all depends on the person.
There is no singular best exercise program because people are all different. So enjoy the ones you like and keep doing it. With exercise, variety is the spice of life. Regardless of what method, technique, or sport you…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 22, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments
Following up on the discussion that Andrew started, I was wondering how teachers could start to incorporate a healthier lifestyle curriculum into their classes.
Schools are under constant pressure for their school districts to have their kids graduate and to pass standardized tests.
Added by Lisa Newton on July 21, 2008 at 6:23am — No Comments
By making small changes over time you can change your habits. Including exercise as part of our daily regimen is a challenge for many. Sometimes just finding time to walk, run, go to the gym, or bike is almost always difficult.
As a way to solve this dilemma, mopping floors, walking to the grocery store, mowing the lawn, or cleaning the garage are ways you can supplement your more strenuous and cardio based…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 20, 2008 at 3:22am — No Comments
Bobby Caballero, the Dean of Students at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, MD, pledged to peel off 100 pounds from his 325-pound frame by the end of the school year. His efforts have inspired the children to be more thoughtful about what they eat. The children chart his progress on the "Mr. Bobby-o-Meter" pasted on the wall of the cafeteria.
"The kids love it,"…Continue
No fries with that Big Mac®?
McDonald’s now offers alternatives.
The other day, I was busy running errands, and became extremely thirsty. While at a stop sign, I looked across the street and saw a McDonald’s.
In the window they had a sign advertising $.99 for a 44oz. beverage. I promptly went to the drive-through to purchase one. (I know Diet Coke isn’t the healthiest…Continue
During the next few weeks, Iowa Avenue’s focus will be about bread.
Therefore a primer on “good” carbohydrates is required. First of all, why eat good carbohydrates?
In general, good carbs:
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Palm Trees, the Shoreline, the Pacific Ocean, and the Horizon
The Santa Monica Pier
I walked 4 miles alongside paradise. I really needed the surf and turf today.
How was your walk this week?
Added by Lisa Newton on July 16, 2008 at 6:05am — No Comments
This week I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, and didn’t work out.
Although I didn’t have the all out “in the bed” full-fledged flu, it sure felt like it. I had no energy, no concentration, a slight temperature, stuffiness, and felt generally—terrible!
Now I’m feeling much better so it’s time to get back into my regular routine.
What will I…Continue
Recently, I was watching Modern Marvels. The topic that they were featuring was bread--including Bagels, Challah, Sourdough, Injera, and Pita. Since everybody loves bread, this week will be dedicated to all of its different aspects.
So, this week, the bakery is open on Iowa Avenue.…Continue
Growing up, every Sunday night meant watching 60 minutes, and what defined 60 Minutes more than Andy Rooney?
In the clip below, Andy Rooney tours a fresh fruit and vegetable stand in his usual humorous and iconic manner:
The next time you’re in the market, can you name that fruit? And kids, please try this at home, because,
After all, it’s about a healthy…Continue
According to facts and figures posted at East Carolina University, a study of individuals aged 15 and older without physical limitations found that the average annual direct medical costs were $1,019 for those who are regularly physically active and $1,349 for those who reported being inactive.
Based on this…Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on July 12, 2008 at 3:46am — No Comments