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Get-Fit Clicks

November 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm , by

* How will you get back into your healthy-eating routine after the Thanksgiving food fest? Follow EatingWell’s “1,500-Calorie Day-After-Thanksgiving Detox Plan.” (EatingWell)

* Many diets can help you drop pounds but they’re not necessarily great for your health. Find out which popular plans earn the highest marks for weight loss and health gains. (NY Daily News)

* Firm up in just 5 minutes with this workout from celeb trainer Rich Barretta. (Vital Juice)

* If you’re having a tough time losing weight, consider putting money on it. Check out how this guy made $700 by shedding 50 pounds! (MSNBC)

* Certain types of exercise build long, lean muscles, and four more strength training myths that just won’t die. (Spark People)


Get-Fit Clicks

October 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm , by

* It is possible to indulge in Halloween candy without developing a pumpkin-shaped belly. The trick: learn to spot the healthy-ish treats. (FitSugar via Fitness)

* If the thought of joining a gym is intimidating, let Fitbie put all your fitness fears (“I look fat!” “I’ll get hurt”) to rest. (Fitbie)

* Ah, coffee—is there anything it can’t do? New research suggests that drinking more than three cups of caffeinated java daily may help reduce your risk of basal cell carcinoma (the world’s most common cancer) by 20 percent. (HuffPo)

* Treat yourself to new workout clothes at Sports Authority today. Download this coupon for 25 percent off one item. (Deal News)

* The healthy recipe we can’t wait to try: black bean and butternut squash burritos. (Oh She Glows)


Get-Fit Clicks

October 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm , by

* Not all fall foods are unhealthy. These seven autumnal ingredients are slimming, satisfying and pack tons of nutrients. (HuffPo)

* Trying to lose weight? Tweet about it! Senator Claire McCaskill used Twitter to hold herself accountable to her slim-down plan and now she’s 50 pounds lighter. (CNN)

* If you can’t afford a personal trainer, don’t sweat it—just steal the pros’ get-fit tricks. (FitSugar)

* Eating several mini meals a day instead of three squares is best for weight loss, right? Here’s why that may be more fiction than fact. (EatingWell)

* Oh, KFC: I’m going to withhold my commentary on your new Cheesy Bacon Bowl—a combo of cheese, bacon, fried chicken, corn and mashed potatoes with gravy—and instead quote comedian Patton Oswalt’s now-classic riff on your Famous Bowls. (The NSFWish video is here.) “Stop right there! Can you pile all of those items into a single bowl and just kinda make them into a wet mound of starch that I can eat with a spoon like I’m a death-row prisoner on suicide watch?…Is there a way that the bowl can play This Mortal Coil’s It’ll End in Tears album while I’m eating it at 2:00 in the morning in my darkened apartment, just kind of staring into the distance?…If you could put my lunch in a blender and liquefy it and put it into a caulking gun and then inject it right into my femoral artery, even better. But until you invent the lunch gun, I would like a failure pile in a sadness bowl.” (Eater)

 


Get-Fit Clicks

October 4, 2011 at 1:33 pm , by

* We ladies think about food more than sex, according to a survey from the UK. What can we say, sugar is awfully captivating. (Jezebel)

* A new study confirms what we knew all along: listening to music while you exercise makes you feel happier and more energized than sweating in silence.  (HuffPo)

* While we’re on the subject of music and exercise, check out this awesome all-one-hit-wonders workout playlist. (FabFitFun)

* Why you shouldn’t assume body fat measurement tests are 100% accurate. (CNN)

* Got 10 minutes? Hit all your trouble zones with this quickie workout video from celeb trainer Jeanette Jenkins. (FitSugar)

 


Get-Fit Clicks

September 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm , by

* Coffee = happiness? A new study suggests your java habit may lower your risk of depression. If my collection of Starbucks receipts is any indication, I’m the most gleeful person alive. (HuffPo)

* How your workouts boost your brain power, concentration, memory and much more. (Fitbie)

* Fun fact from CNN: Chocolate is fruit! If only that meant we had to eat several servings of it per day. (CNN)

* We know it sounds impossible, but scientists say you can actually train yourself to crave exercise. (Time)

* Is it Sunday yet? These healthy pancake recipes are making us way too excited about brunch. (FitSugar)


Get-Fit Clicks

September 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm , by

* The Atlantic breaks down what the average American eats in a year. 42 pounds of corn syrup! 24 pounds of ice cream! 29 pounds of fries! Yeah, it ain’t pretty. (The Atlantic)

* Laugh off some calories by taking a look back at the 12 cheesiest celeb workout videos. Confession: I really, really wanted Alyssa Milano’s Teen Steam video. (Ology)

* Snack guilt-free in front of the TV with these good-for-you munchies. (Fitbie)

* I’m not sure how the intense P90X workout could possibly get harder, but that’s the promise of the sequel, P90X2. It comes out around Christmas but you can pre-order that baby now. (Fit Tip Daily)

* Why you shouldn’t equate gluten-free with healthy (or thinness). (YouBeauty)


Get-Fit Clicks

September 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm , by

* Is your morning coffee really perking you up or is it just the placebo effect at work? (HuffPo)

* Reason #3,963 to work out: a new study suggests that aerobic exercise could trigger stem cells to become bone instead of fat. (Medical News Today)

* The seemingly endless benefits of adding more color to your diet. (Yellow bell peppers have nearly three a half times the vitamin C of oranges—who knew?) (Fitness)

* If your weight-loss efforts don’t seem to be paying off, make sure you’re not guilty of any of these 8 diet and fitness flubs. (Fitbie)

* I think it’s safe to say that Americans have officially deep-fried everything. Behold, deep-fried bubblegum. (Eater)