April 2010

What Do You Do With Your Oxygen?

April 16, 2010

This man is pretty much an oxygen savant. He breathes it and then recycles it into energy! And to think Al Gore got the Nobel… What, you think you’re doing well just by breathing the O2? Pansy. Why settle for basic respiration when there is so much more you can do with oxygen? Top 3 Things To Do With Your Oxygen:1. Sleep ala Michael Jackson (and I don’t mean in the final sleep sense – may he rest in peace – but in the sleep sense he was so famous for in life. I know, can I make this any […]

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New Research: Men Can Eat Carbs and Don’t Fear Getting Fat. (Women, not so much.)

April 15, 2010

File this under It’s Not Fair (or, Another Reason It’s OK to Steal His Comfy T-Shirts): Men can eat simple carbs like white bread, pasta and rice galore and it doesn’t up their heart disease risk. Women, on the other hand, just smell the stuff and their ticker goes off like a firecracker. To pour salt on our razor-nicked legs, men aren’t even afraid of getting fat – a woman’s worst nightmare, second only to our Pill packs getting replaced with Pez. Men Get Carte Blanche With Carbs In the first study, out of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei […]

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How to do a Handstand Push Up (Video!)

April 13, 2010

Weight lifting can be intimidating. While pretty much everyone can do a bicep curl or squat, things start to get tetchy when you depart from the standard five safe exercises – especially if you are doing something with a high potential for embarrassment. Fortunately, those are my very favorite moves to try. It’s a win-win all around: onlookers get some good entertainment and I get to try something new. This is the first video, courtesy of The Great Fitness Experiment Gym Buddies, in a series of Fitness Moves You Think You Can’t Do (But You Really Can!). (My next tutorial […]

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How to do a Handstand Push Up (Video!)

April 13, 2010

Weight lifting can be intimidating. While pretty much everyone can do a bicep curl or squat, things start to get tetchy when you depart from the standard five safe exercises – especially if you are doing something with a high potential for embarrassment. Fortunately, those are my very favorite moves to try. It’s a win-win all around: onlookers get some good entertainment and I get to try something new. This is the first video, courtesy of The Great Fitness Experiment Gym Buddies, in a series of Fitness Moves You Think You Can’t Do (But You Really Can!). (My next tutorial […]

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How to do a Handstand Push Up (Video!)

April 13, 2010

Weight lifting can be intimidating. While pretty much everyone can do a bicep curl or squat, things start to get tetchy when you depart from the standard five safe exercises – especially if you are doing something with a high potential for embarrassment. Fortunately, those are my very favorite moves to try. It’s a win-win all around: onlookers get some good entertainment and I get to try something new. This is the first video, courtesy of The Great Fitness Experiment Gym Buddies, in a series of Fitness Moves You Think You Can’t Do (But You Really Can!). (My next tutorial […]

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How to do a Handstand Push Up (Video!)

April 13, 2010

Weight lifting can be intimidating. While pretty much everyone can do a bicep curl or squat, things start to get tetchy when you depart from the standard five safe exercises – especially if you are doing something with a high potential for embarrassment. Fortunately, those are my very favorite moves to try. It’s a win-win all around: onlookers get some good entertainment and I get to try something new. This is the first video, courtesy of The Great Fitness Experiment Gym Buddies, in a series of Fitness Moves You Think You Can’t Do (But You Really Can!). (My next tutorial […]

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New Research: Exercise Better Than Drugs for Depression & Anxiety

April 12, 2010

Drug rehab, AA, non-fame whoring parents, a decent meal and clothing other than leggings and mini skirts – these are all things that would considerably increase Lindsay Lohan’s standard of living (and let’s be honest, odds of survival). But according to new research, what Lindsay really needs is an exercise intervention. Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and Michael Otto, psychology professor at Boston University, did a comprehensive meta analysis of the existing research on depression, anxiety and exercise and concluded that “Exercise is a magic drug!” when it comes […]

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Michelle Obama Ruins Easter

April 9, 2010

You’ve got to hand it to Michelle Obama – by proclaiming her goal to “end childhood obesity in one generation” as her platform as First Lady she certainly isn’t taking the safe route. I’m not mocking previous First Ladies but saying kids need to read books is pretty tame compared to telling people their kids are fat and are going to die young. And this last weekend she showed that she meant what she said when she revamped the traditional White House Easter celebration. Seeing as I didn’t even know the White House celebrated Easter much less has an annual […]

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Blogging About Sexual Assault

April 8, 2010

April is sexual assault awareness month. Approximately 1 in 4 women will be assaulted in their lifetime. Look around you at the 4 closest women and then… start talking. I used you. I’ll admit it. I started this blog as a way to talk about all the health and fitness research that I geek out over so much in real life, thereby giving my long-suffering friends and family a break. But as I got writing, I discovered that for me blogging is so much more than just words. It’s free therapy! And in my mind, one can never have too […]

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How Do You Commemorate an Athletic Achievement? [Giveaway!!]

April 6, 2010

I have never yet finished a race on my hands and knees but this necklace sure makes me want to try! Funny! Part of being fitness oriented is setting goals. Everyone has them, whether it’s to run to the next lamppost before walking or to qualify for Boston. To stay and finish the kickboxing class or to get your black belt before you’re 5oth birthday. To learn how to swim or to swim around the world and get your own reality show. (That’s the real American Dream! Screw chickens in pots, we want a home redecorated in the style of […]

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