Cocaine & Coffee Diets of the Rich & Famous
Aside from showing celebrities tying their shoes, going out to dinner, and shopping for groceries, magazines glamorize celebrity diets. They try to show us these diets are so healthy and work so well, yet the people writing these articles don’t know the first thing about fitness. With pictures of rail-thin celebrities gracing the pages, a seed of self-doubt may already be planted in our heads. When we hear that Lindsay Lohan lost 20 pounds on her total cleanse diet (i.e. cigarettes and coke), we instantly think that these diets are healthy, and will work for us. See Full Post
You Are What You Eat
Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra “You are what you eat.” But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? Maybe. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas. Full list: http://shareitfitness.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/1680/
The 50 Fattiest Foods In The United States
Traditional American fare—just like the American waistline—is looking more than a little pudgy these days. Even though some states enjoy healthier reputations than others (Yes, Colorado, we mean you), no state is completely guilt-free when it comes to dishes with huge portion sizes, super-high calorie counts, or sky-high fat content.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Fat Cells
Most of us don’t even want to hear the word fat. It is the bane of our existence. The adversary in our constant battle to get healthy. We all have fat, some more than others. The goal isn’t to eliminate all fat from our body and diets as fat plays critical roles in our bodily functions. There is both a bad and good side to fat. Understanding a few key points about fat will help us make healthier, smarter choices in the future.
Why You Don't Have Abs
So you really, realllly want ab muscles. You even got a personal trainer to help you get them. He’s prescribed a strict ab routine for you, and you’ve been making good on the 500 crunches a day, for 6 months straight….and still nothing; not an ab in sight. Sadly, this is the case for so many people. Most trainers out there today are well-meaning but misinformed. Doing ab exercises will not “spot tone” your stomach flab, nor will it make the ab muscles show through the layers of body fat. Read and digest the five points below and you will begin to understand why your ab muscles are non-existant.
Surprisingly Salty Foods
When most people think of sodium, they think of regular table salt. For most Americans, 77% of all sodium intake is NOT from table salt. Sodium is added to a variety of products by manufacturers, for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it is sometimes added in great quantities to products you wouldn’t even think of as salty. As we know, sodium in large amounts is bad for our bodies and leads to high blood pressure and eventually heart ailments. Maintain a low sodium diet by staying away from processed foods…simple as that.
5 Surf Exercises to Make You More Comfortable in the Water
You grab your board and start the paddle out. The white water comes in faster than it looked from shore, as you fight furiously to get past it. It knocks you back; you try to duck dive but your foam beginner board wants no part of that. You continue fighting, and finally, you make it past the break and whitewash. So here you are, ready for the next swell to come in, but you are too tired from all the paddling to do much more than sit on your board staring at everyone else catching waves. This is a far too common occurence for a beginner surfer. Working hard on the exercises below will help make you a stronger swimmer, which in turn will make your surf sessions all the more enjoyable. Keep in mind there are literally hundreds of surf exercises to improve your skills. Try these 5 out then come back to Share It Fitness to meet with our surfing pro’s here to help you reach your goals.
McDonald’s Cheeseburger Vs. Regular Cheeseburger
As if you needed more of a reason to avoid fast food… The burger on the right is a homemade burger. The one on the left, Mcdonald’s. Both have been sitting in a room temperature room for 11 straight days. The homemade burger is obviously rancid…but McD’s? Looks exactly like it did when it was first bought. Even BACTERIA and FUNGUS won’t decompose this burger. And you REALLY think it’s a good idea to be eating this? Get real people. Experiment courtesy Snack-Girl.com