Archive for the ‘Health & Wellness’ Category
Grab Your BFF and Work Out to This Playlist
We’ve all been there. You are in the middle of having a rotten day and just one call with your BFF will turn your mood around. All of us at Fit Bottomed Girls know the importance of friendships, so today’s playlist for Best Fit Friends Week is devoted to all of the best of the best people in the world. Get ready to work out with a big ol’ smile on your face!
A new study suggests that the timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index (BMI) and body fat.
Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light earlier in the day had lower body mass index and percent body fat than those with more of their moderate or higher intensity light exposure later in the day.
“These results emphasize the importance of getting the majority of your exposure to moderate or higher intensity light during the morning and provide further support that changes to environmental light exposure in humans may impact body weight regulation,” said study co-author Ivy N. Cheung, a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
New obesity treatment prevents bone loss during weight loss
Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.
True Food Cherry Tart: A Six-Ingredient Summer Dessert
By TrueFoodMovement, a food blog that explores the healthier side of life.
Cherries! They are so enticing and delicious and great for dessert! You can easily create a dish with little or no added sugar — just as we’ve done in this simple cherry tart. Your loved ones will think you’re a kitchen goddess.
The cherries really sing here. One word of advice, prep the cherries before diving into the rest of the recipe because they do take a while.
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Current BMI tests underestimate obesity in teens with disabilities
New approaches, based on body mass index (BMI) or other simple measures, are needed to improve assessment of obesity in adolescents with physical disabilities, reports a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Obesity is a major problem in children and adolescents with mobility limitations, but standard assessments tend to underestimate it, according to the new research by Brooks C. Wingo, PhD, of University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues. They suggest new cutoff points are needed for identifying disabled teens who may need diagnosis and treatment to prevent health and functional problems due to excess body weight.
6 Reasons to Sweat It Out Over Skype
Wish you had more fit friends to work out with? Go online! Not only can you make new buds who like to sweat online but also you can connect with fit pros or long-distance friends, giving you the BFF support you need to reach your healthy goals. And one of the best ways to do that is through Skype. For Best Fit Friends Week, we got the dealio on “Skypercise” and how to use this fit tech to your healthy advantage from our buds at Microsoft. Read on for how to use Skype for your next workout!
We all know that red-haired clown. The one that has a painted on smile, yellow jumpsuit, and is pushing Happy Meals at our kids. Yes, I’m talking about the poster boy for marketing to children, Ronald McDonald.
My child has never eaten McDonald’s but still sings along to the commercial about gray skies and bad days disappearing at the appearance of a happy meal. He still recognizes McDonald’s when we drive past. He is only 3 years old and he is acutely aware of the burger brand. That is a problem.
A groundbreaking new study finds probiotic ‘germs’ may provide an alternative to vaccination for malaria – a finding that challenges fundamental tenets of both vaccinology and germ theory.
The development of a malaria vaccine has been a persistent and heavily funded goal now for over half a century, but to date not a single effective solution has been produced.
This is all the more surprising when you consider the roster of powerful organizations presently invested in finding one:
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (particularly through PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative)
- The US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease
- The European Union DG
- The United States Agency for International Development
- The Wellcome Trust
- The Medical Research Council UK
- The European Vaccine Initiative (formerly EMVI)
- The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
- The World Health Organization 
I have just uploaded a new podcast in the Mind Mexhanix series that explains how you can raise your consciousness and increase your intelligence with a special meditation that only takes 5 minutes a day.
You can even teach this to your grandmother. It’s easy to do and by spreading the word you will help to raise the consciousness of all of humanity. Each of us effects hundreds if not thousands of people around us, so, if this is spread around enough it could raise the consciousness of all humanity.
See it in the Mind Mechanix series on our podcast page.
Weight Loss Gifts Giveaway Offers Best Selection of FREE Health and Wellness Related Products, Services & Memberships
I wanted to let you know today about a Weight Loss site that will allow you to download a ton of weight loss-related gifts. And the best part is that it is absolutely FREE!
If you’ve had enough of plodding along year after year and you want to improve yourself and your health to make this your BEST ever year, then you need to go here: http://weightlossgiftsgiveaway.com/go/295
The Weight Loss Gifts Giveaway will be open only for a VERY LIMITED TIME from October 6th to October 27th, 2011. When you go there you’ll find a multitude of products – all FREE – provided by Weight Loss experts from all over the world. Here is just a small sample of what you will find:
* Divinely Easy Weight Loss – Moira Hutchison
* Angelic Healing Audio – Self Esteem for Weightloss – Lisa Dorey
* Goal Setting Success – Leslie Householder
* Weight loss In A Week System – Terry Phong
* Destroy Weight Loss Self-Sabotage Hypnosis Audio – Michelle Mayur
* Lose Weight and Radiate 21 Day Challenge E-course – Lynn Smith
* 10 Surefire Ways to Jumpstart Your Motivation – Terri Bodell
* Get Wealthy Healthy and Hot Audio – Zoe Routh
* And TONS MORE!
Get all of these and many more here: http://weightlossgiftsgiveaway.com/go/295
The organizers of the event are Carolyn Hansen, Gillian Hood-Gabrielson, Stephanie Mulac & Dr. Joe Rubino.
Stephanie started this style of event in 2006. It’s in the form of a “Giveaway” which is sort of like a giant electronic trade fair where 100’s of experts offer their products free to the public.
Because it has become so popular, this time Stephanie has joined forces with Carolyn Hansen, renowned fitness professional, Gillian Hood-Gabrielson, exercise physiologist and intuitive eating coach, and Self Esteem Expert, Dr. Joe Rubino.
You only have to walk into any book store in any country to see how popular the subject of weight loss is. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry churning out hundreds of new books, audios, CD’s and other paraphernalia every year.
These can be very expensive but at http://weightlossgiftsgiveaway.com/go/295 you can pick this information up completely FREE.
With the year 75 percent over, what better time is there than right NOW to set yourself and your business up for future success? This event is a life-changing experience for those who take it.
Come and join Carolyn, Gillian, Stephanie, Joe and me and see for yourself.
If you want to grab the best collection of weight loss products you’ll find ANYWHERE – all FREE – then go to http://weightlossgiftsgiveaway.com/go/295 NOW and claim your bounty!
We have two free gifts for you, in celebration of the first issue of our e-zine, SuccessQuest, and our participation in a special weight loss giveaway event that starts tomorrow morning!
We want to give our valued website and blog readers a chance to be the first to receive both our announced free gift, Obesity and Weight Loss, as well as a special unannounced gift, Hypnotherapy Health.
Both of these valuable e-books normally sell for $29.95 each, but, if you subscribe to our free SuccessQuest e-zine now, you will get BOTH free gifts as soon as you have confirmed your subscription to the e-zine.
And, just so you know, SuccessQuest is not a cheap e-zine heavily laden with advertising copy and light on substance. No, SuccessQuest, as you will see next week, is chock full of valuable articles that can help you achieve the success of your dreams, starting today!
And, the articles in the e-zine will NOT be the same as our blog posts. They are above and beyond the valuable content you have come to know and love on our blog and other sites.
We have a TON of success material just waiting for you so that you can live the life you always wanted to live. After all, in today’s economy, you need every advantage you can get, and SuccessQuest gives you just that week after week!
So, click on this special link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and enter your name and email address now, before you forget. And, in just a few minutes, you will receive BOTH Obesity and Weight Loss and Hypnotherapy Health to welcome you aboard!