NEWS: Hot Fitness Trends for 2009

15 12 2008
What fitness trend will you follow in 2009?

What fitness trend will you follow in 2009?

 

Bootcamp style fitness programs still rate as one of the top fitness trends to sustain into 2009 according to WebMD Health News.   Other workout styles that made the list include:  kettlebell and circuit training, sport specific training and technology based programs.

With the move towards finding more economical and efficient ways to work out and stay fit, I’m surprised that two trends that I currently take part in didn’t make the list:

1.  at home work out programs and;
2.  yoga/pilates

Source:  http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20081212/hot-fitness-trends-2009

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ARTICLE: Do Your Soft Addictions Need Some Tough Love?

25 11 2008
What is your soft addiction?

What is your soft addiction?

Source:  http://www.yaletownmagazine.ca/yaletown_health.html





BLOG: Weight Loss, Diet & Fitness Information

25 11 2008

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Source:  http://www.shannonclarkfitness.com/





PRODUCT: Kinesio Therapeutic Tape

15 11 2008

Jamaica's Bridgitte Foster-Hylton wearing Kinesio taping on shin

Jamaica's Brigitte Foster-Hylton wearing pink Kinesio tape on shin

Source:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/a-quirky-athletic-tape-gets-its-olympic-moment/

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ARTICLE: The Red Wine Weight Loss Wonder Drug That Lets You Eat Junk Food

7 11 2008

Like drug companies couldn’t go any further into damaging your health and perceptions, they come up with this drug…. forget about finding a cure for breast cancer or multiple sclerosis, let’s find a drug that let’s us not go to the gym, drink as much as we want and eat junk food….

Can we really lose weight by taking one pill?

Can we really lose weight by taking one pill?

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1083047/The-red-wine-weight-loss-wonder-drug-lets-eat-junk-food.htmlp://



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NEWS: Women’s Hands Home to More Types of Germs

5 11 2008

There is a common mneumonic used to guide writers in developing article headlines known as AIDA = Attention, Interest, Desire and Action.  When headlines, write ups and articles are written, it must contain these elements in order for the reader to want to continue reading.  So in a way, because of the title, this news headliner grabbed my attention and interest and being a female, I wanted (desired) to learn more and find out what action I can take to minimize the germs that I am prone to have.  Yet as I read on, many of the “germs” mentioned were due to everyday things that women were likely more exposed to than males… 

“Women had more germ diversity than men, possibly due to different acidities on the hands, different hand-washing regimens, differential production of sweat, variable hormones and how often moisturizers or cosmetics are applied.”

In other words… nothing new, but just the obvious proven with current research.

Source:  http://news.health.com/2008/11/05/womens-hands-home-more-types-germs/

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INTERVIEW: Former Olympic Medalist Marion Jones

30 10 2008

If you were known as the world’s fastest woman who broke record time in the Olympics, what would you do if you were interrogated and questioned on your use of performance enhancing drugs by the federal authority? 

As fitness enthusiasts, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to look our best.  We want quick fixes.  We want immediate results.  But oftentimes, what we sometimes take and believe to be natural can very well be … well… not.  This is Marion Jones story and first interview post prison.  Her decision was to inform federal authority that she did NOT take anything, for fear of what she would lose (family’s trust, medals, pride).  Five years later, she admitted to taking “the clear” even though she didn’t know fully how it impacted her performance.  She was sentenced to 6 months in prison and released this September.  In this exclusive interview on Oprah, she reveals her experiences, journeys, wishes and hopes.  She also shares a  tearful letter to her son. 

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Source: http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow_20081029_marion

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