Added by Jenslife on May 22, 2009 at 12:19pm —
I had the privilege of listening to (and even speaking briefly with) Mark Blumenthal, the founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Blumenthal reviewed the recent clinical and epidemiological research regarding the health benefits of tea.
It is truly staggering, the increasing amount of research being devoted to the connection between tea drinking and good health. And it is difficult to ignore the daily reports about tea’s potential. Of course, as Mr.… Continue
Added by Dheepa Maturi on May 11, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Ok, Susan Powter aside... (don't tell me you don't remember the 90's fitness guru?)
It is about time for me to shed my baby weight. My clothes aren't fitting right. Plus, my sister-in-law's wedding is next January. It will be a year after I delivered my last child so if I still look pregnant it will be dishearening to say the least!
So, while I am not going to follow the Stop the Insanity! program… Continue
Added by Lynsey on April 30, 2009 at 10:14am —
Have you ever watched a friend or relative get in amazing shape and thought to yourself, “I should do that someday?” Chances are there is someone in your life that you have watched from the sidelines, but something has held you back from getting in the game yourself.
Well, spring has sprung and it’s time to get in that game today. Stop waiting for tomorrow, or Monday, or when you lose 10 pounds so that you feel better about going to… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on April 29, 2009 at 7:08pm —
Ever wonder just how effective your workout routine really is? Maybe you saw great results when you first started to exercise, but now those results have come to a screeching halt.
Want to know why?
If the following 5 statements accurately describe your exercise routine, then fear not-you're doing it right. However, if the following 5 statements don't describe your exercise routine then listen up-there's no better time than now to rev up your… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on April 19, 2009 at 12:49pm —
Joel and I have always been an active couple. We met on the college track team. Both pole vaulters (he was amazing, by the way). Have always loved the same things. Avid runners, wakeboarders, snowboarders, surfers, anything active and outdoors really. When we decided to have a baby we had a lot of negative forecasting. Many people were telling us our lifestyle would change. That frustrated us. Always thought it doesn't have to be like that! I hated the classic... "you will see… Continue
Added by Mommy-momo on April 17, 2009 at 10:06am —
Let’s face it: our country is having some…economic issues, to put it mildly! This recession is affecting everyone from the film industry to the blue-collar industry and every man, woman and child in between. You can’t run and you can’t hide, but what you can do is take control of your wallet and decide how to spend your dollars wisely!
In My Professional Opinion asked specialists (and blogger extraordinaires) in the field of hair care, health, fitness and fashion to collaborate on a… Continue
Added by Melissa Street on April 9, 2009 at 10:23am —
Your legs are a major muscle group, so it's no surprise that training them will get you big time results. Here are some of the best benefits you'll get from a good leg workout:
Melt fat from your body.
Your legs are a large part of your body, so each exercise literally moves your whole body. This is precisely why a good leg workout will fire up your metabolism to melt fat away. You'll burn more calories while exercising your legs than any other body… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on April 9, 2009 at 7:58am —
It's been over 90 days now and I am just thrilled with the results of going through P90X. If you have not heard of P90X, it is a wonderful workout program designed to get you in the best shape of your life in 90 days.
P90X comes with 12 workouts with a 3 Phase workout plan and calendar along with a suggested diet plan. The goal is to keep your body guessing about what is coming next with the idea called "muscle confusion." Your body never gets used to one thing for two… Continue
Added by Coach Jenn on March 29, 2009 at 7:42pm —
I started a new group on Facebook for folks that want to loose weight or get fit. It's called Chicks get Fit, Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=7397&uid=44200973455#/group.php?gid=44200973455.
Added by Laura Kelly-Pifer on January 10, 2009 at 12:48pm —
I'd like you to think ahead to your plans once your children do go back to school. There are a few things worth considering. For one, with the kids back in school, what type of time does this give back to you? I know summer plans often take priority over our intentions of sticking to a fitness plan. So now is a great time to think about how you will use an extra hour or so a day to help you get back on track and into a routine that allows you to look and feel your best.
Another point… Continue
Added by Holly on August 13, 2008 at 6:54pm —
About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.
Why did I do this?
Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy… Continue
Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am —
An Iowa Avenue member, Julie, and her husband are engaged in a Domestic Weight Loss War, meaning that for one month, they are competing with one another to literally see who will lose the most weight.
After reading her story, I became quite curious about the issues of couples and weight loss and/or gain. So I did some research to… Continue
Added by LisaN on June 25, 2008 at 11:12am —
Join us for the 8-week challenge
starting on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11th
to kick-off National Women's Health Week.
It’s perfect for the Iowa Avenue Walkers, any type of strength training, or whatever form of exercise you do. It also fits into my Iowa Avenue May Challenge.
According to these four major experts, exercise should last for one hour per day:
Added by LisaN on May 13, 2008 at 11:28am —
I wanted to share with you a very joyous moment. I just got my yellow belt in Tae Bo Kwon, Billy Blank's martial arts interpretation of Tae Kwon Do. He's the only 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in the United States, and I'm so honored to have the opportunity to study under him, Shellie, and Julieanne. When this picture was taken, I had just finished my test and was high on life.
My name is Leah Segedie and I'm Chief Mom of… Continue
Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:27am —
Hi, I'm Redhead Mama, Chief Mom of Operations of Bookieboo
. I've successfully lost over 100 lbs. and am here to help you lose weight.
My third piece of advice would be to:
Build Reinforcing Habits
Building reinforcing habits means to create a system where you reinforce good behavior and discourage bad behavior. It's like putting checks and balances in your exercise regime. This… Continue
Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:26am —
Hi! I'm Redhead Mama, Chief Mom of Operations of Bookieboo
. I'm so honored to be able to share my experiences with everyone of how I lost weight and how I am continuing to stay on track.
My second piece of advice is this:
If you have a large goal like I did, don't think about it in it's entirety. (This is very important!) The best thing to do is break it up… Continue
Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:24am —
Hi! I'm Redhead Mama, Publisher of Bookieboo
When people find out how much weight I've lost, especially if they did not know me when I was heavier, they look at me in amazement like I've done something impossible. My weight loss and new lifestyle have nothing to do with super human strength. I'm an ordinary stay-at-home mom with a very active toddler boy, whom I named the site after. Everything… Continue
Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:23am —
The Busy Mom Diet: Is this You?
This is the true story of One Busy Mom and her quest to gain control over her "diet" and her body. She was initially unable to see a solution, to see where she had lost control - after sharing her story the light bulb flipped on.
Up at 5 AM - no sleeping in with kids (someone always needs something!)
Coffee - I need at least 2-3 cups to get my day going and NEED the cream and sugar so it tastes good.
Breakfast #1: a… Continue
Added by Holly on March 17, 2008 at 12:44am —