Friday, April 25, 2003

Check out this healthy heart quiz. Many of us exercise so that we will lose weight, or so that we don't gain weight, but another good reason to exercise is that it keeps your heart healthy. Also, you might be interested in a heart healthy cookbook. Being fit requires us to have healthy hearts, and a lot of the food in our American diet is not heart healthy. Remember, food does not have to be fried to taste good!
Here is a site that give suggestions of things we can all do at home, at work or at play that allow you to be active and still have fun! Some examples are that you could walk instead of driving to the store down the street, take the stairs at work instead of the elevator, or take dancing lessons. There are many things that we can do on a daily basis to keep us active and are not necessarily going to make you sweat like you do when you go for a run.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Who ever knew that if you don't wipe the sweat off the exercise machine you use you can pass on a rash? Yuck...I am glad I have my own treadmill to use...there are also other diseases or injuries you can get if people do not take the proper care when using gym equipment.
Also, all you coffee drinkers might want to consider switching to tea. The alkylamines in tea kill germs! There's a healthy way to get your daily dose of caffeine!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Here are some good exercises if you want great legs. This site like the one yesterday has some great visuals of the exercises. The lunge and the squat burn when you do them but they definitely work! Usually you see tall people with great legs...and now even us short people can have great legs! Of course, you must also do cardio workouts and eat healthy to get the best overall look and to just feel the best. Give them a try...you can even do these exercises during commercial breaks if you're favorite show is on.

Monday, April 21, 2003

Ladies...we can now have slimmer trimmer hips. For some women fat is stored in the hips...and is difficult to get rid of. The link above has some great visuals of exercises that target the hips. Try these for great bathing suit worthy hips!

Also, check out this article. It talks about how skipping meals to try to lose weight, can lead to future weight gain. Don't be afraid to eat...just eat moderate portions!

Friday, April 18, 2003

Try Tae-Bo...it is a great workout...it makes you sweat and if you follow along with the video, you really have to push yourself and it is even a little fun! And when you are done you feel like you have exercised and pushed yourself. It is a great way to mix up your workout routine a little. The results: a slimmer, toner, more sculpted body...without the implants (refering to yesterday's entry)!

Thursday, April 17, 2003

So I thought the way to look better was to eat right and exercise, however, I guess the public thinks otherwise. Butt implants (yes I said butt) are popular in other parts of the world and are beginning to become popular here. First its breast implants and liposuction, then botox, and now butt implants. What is going on? I also saw this show on tv that showed people getting their butt's (I don't want to get too descriptive here) drained. This is suppose to cleanse their bodies and help them to lose weight because they aren't allowed to eat solid food for the duration of this hell. What is the deal? I just don't get it. What happened to eating right, exercising and loving our bodies? I am so baffled by the lengths people will go to just to look better.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." When warm weather comes around fruits and vegetables sound more appealing...try eating an apple every day for a while...they are rich in iron and antioxidants...they help to keep hearts healthy. If you get bored eating a plan apple every day try eating baked apples, or braised chicken with apples. These recipes are low in fat and are delicious.