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Power Wood Chop-firms front and sides of abs, butt, inner & outer thighs

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Anchor band overhead and stand to right side of anchor point. Hold band and dumbbell with both hands in front of you.

Step sideways with right foot and bend only that knee into a side lunge (both feet pointing forward) whie rotating torso to right and pulling band down toward right hip.

Return to start.

Do 10 to 12 reps per side.

Information: Prevention, June 2009

  


SCISSOR PRESS

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Firms shoulders, back, butt, hips, thighs

Stand with feet in a split stance, left foot about 2 feet in front of right. Anchor one end of band under left foot and hold other end along with dumbbell in left hand at shoulder height (palm facing in). Bend both knees to about 90 degrees. Straighten to stand, simultaneously pressing dumbbell straight overhead. Lower dumbbell as you bend knee.

Do 10 to 12 reps per side.

What you'll need. A mat, pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, and 5-foot resistance band.

Information: Prevention, June 2009

  


Burn more fat all day long!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Worried your metabolism is slowing down? Trick it into burning fat faster! "A pound of muscle burns about three times more calories than a pound of fat," says fitness expert Nicole Nichols o www.sparkpeople.com. Build muscle and rev up your metabolism with these moves!

Fat-melting bicycle crunches: Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place hands behind head for support. Bring left knee in toward chest while you crunch up and twist, bringing right elbow toward knee. Without taking a break, lower left leg back down to the floor and pull right knee in, twisting to the opposite side to bring left elbow toward right knee to complete one rep. Repeat continuously, pulling your navel in toward your spine throughout, for 8-15 reps.

Do 1-3 sets.

Metabolism-boosting are rows: Stand with a 1 - to 5-pound dumbbell in right hand. Tuck arm close to side with elbow bent and palm facing body. Step forward with left leg as if lunging. Bend left knee and straighten right leg back. Rest left hand on forward (left) thigh for support. Keep back flat and upper body steady with abs pulled in tight. Slowly "row"the dumbbell back and up as high as possible (toward armpit) as elbow points backward. Gently lower dumbbell until arm is straight, without locking elbow, to complete one rep. Repeat 8-15 times and switch sides.

Do 1-3 sets.

Information: Woman's World, March, 2007 emoticon

  


Long-life secrets to Stay Healthy forever!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Here, the strategies proven to ensure good health and longevity:

1. Eat the right protein- people age 60 and older and found that those who ate one fish and less red meat- as well as lots of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains- had a 14% lower risk of premature death.

2. Be salad savvy -The Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggest a simple way to boost your health: Eat one 2 1/2 cup serving of salad a day. That's all it take to help satisfy recommended nutrient intakes of disease-fighting, immunity-boosting vitamins , E, B6 and folic acid," explains Lenore Arab, Ph.D, M.S. of the UCLA School of Medicine. Don't skip the dressing! The fat in it helps maximize your body's ability to absorb cancer-fighting antioxidants.

3. Take four fewer bites - It's an effortless way to cut up to 200 of your daily calories, enough to lose 10 to 20 pounds in a year. Fill your plate in the kitchen, You'll eat up to 20% fewer calories than if you help yourself from food served at the table.

4. Splurge on candy! -Consider this a permission slip: Harvard scientists want you to eat candy up to three times a month! Their research shows that people who do live almost one year longer than those who don't, possibly because eating candy is so satisfying, it boosts your mood and reduces your stress levels. Choose chocolate! Cocoa contains phenol, the same heart-healthy, disease-fighting compound found in red wine!.

5. Go shopping! - Studies reveal that stress-reducing hobbes also lower heart rate and blood pressure, and decrease the risk of depression and anxiety.

6. Try ballroom dancing - Regularly engaging in just 30 minutes of moderate activity (for example, grooving to six song in one night), is enough to add 1.5 years to your life, according to recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Up the intensity with a more vigorous activity, such as running or dancing to fast-temp tunes, for 30 minutes five days a week, and you'll add 3.7 years to your life. Can't keep up? Take a break! Chopping up activity into 10-minute segments provides just as many health rewards as clocking in 30 minutes all at once!

Information: Woman's World, March 2007

  


Chocolate boosts memory!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Eating it increases blood supply to your brain, bringing more of the nutrients and oxygen needed for maximizing memory.

Information: Woman's World, March 2007

  
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KEEPSAKES66 6/13/2009 9:35PM

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    good because i love chocolate. emoticon

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