February 24, 2013

Winning on Oscar night:

Make your Oscar night a winner by following these tips:
  • Socialize more.  Spend more time talking and you will spend less time eating. (You don’t talk with your mouth full do you?)
  • Keep your alcohol consumption down.  Liquid calories add up easily.  Limiting your alcohol intake will also help your willpower, making that second piece of cake less likely.
Rev up your metabolism during the show by playing this game:
  • Each time a winner thanks God, do 10 jumping jacks.
  • Each time a winner thanks his or her mother, do 10 squats.
  • Each time a winner thanks his or her agent, do 10 pushups.
  • Each time anyone says, “it is an honor to be nominated”, do 10 lunges.
  • Each time anyone trips on her high heels, do 10 burpees.
  • Each time the music cuts off a speech, do a 20 second plank.
  • Each time a winner mentions the other nominees, do 10 triceps dips.
  • Bonus: For every wardrobe malfunction do 10 box jumps.

February 10, 2013

Calories In Calories Out....Not

Calories In Calories Out…Not

For years we have told people that weight loss is a simple formula; you must take in less than what you burn.  However, research is showing that it is not quite that simple.  A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity found that when you eat can be a big factor in helping or hindering weight loss. 
Common wisdom has railed that a calorie is a calorie, and that when you eat is not as important as what you eat.  We have long known that late in the day eaters tend to weigh more, however, that was attributed to the theory that those who eat late at night are eating more calories, and especially junk calories.  However, a recent study (that controlled for factors such as energy expenditure, energy intake, and sleep) found that the late eaters lost less weight and had a slower weight loss than those who ate earlier in the day.  Breakfast eaters weigh less than those who skip; this study gives credence to the oft-repeated advice to eat a healthy breakfast.
Avoid self-sabotage and eat most of your calories earlier in the day.  At the very least you will have more energy, and you may found the pounds come (or stay) off easier.

International Journal of Obesity , (29 January 2013) | doi:10.1038/ijo.2012.229M

February 2, 2013

Super Fitness Bowl

Instead of a drinking game how about fitness game during the Super Bowl? 

For each beer commercial do 10 squats.
For each touchdown do 10 lunges.
For each reference to Super Bowl 47 do 10 jumping jacks.
For each field goal jog in place for 60 seconds.
For each point after do a 30 second plank.
For each mention of  brothers do 10 chair dips.
For each fumble do 10 pushups.
For each car commercial do 10 burpees.
Dance during the halftime show.