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Kirstie Alley Prioritizes Energy Over Weight as the Measure of a Healthy Lifestyle

Kirstie Alley approached the new year like a lot of us, by making resolutions. But unlike most who just whisper them in to the abyss of new year’s night, Kirstie puts pen to paper.

“I always sit down with a little notebook and I make many resolutions,” she said. She won’t name them because of superstition, but makes them regarding every aspect of her life. She lives by them for the year, but more than resolutions, Kirstie says, “I map out a game plan for everything I do.”

I recently sat down with Kirstie in her luxuriously comfortable home in the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Wichita, Kansas; her home away from LA. We spent just over an hour casually talking about childhood obesity, her healthy lifestyle, chemicals in our foods, and of course her company Organic Liaison. To answer the question on most people’s minds – yes, she looked fantastic!

“I’m not skinny minnie, I look good if I’m wearing stretchy sixes or a genuine size six (which 20 years ago would have been a genuine size 8),” she told me.

She celebrated her 62nd birthday last week during a special appearance on Entertainment Tonight looking younger and better than ever. Of course, I had to ask, how does she do it, because it wasn’t just the cameras!

“I’m really happy, and that’s sort of the biggest key,” she said. Kirstie noted that she’s not a drinker, she thinks alcohol can really age a person, and that she’s always taken really good care of her skin, having stopped being a “total sun worshipper” at 25.

Now she worships energy and organic eating, and there’s no doubt that’s playing a role in slowing the aging process for her.
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Saturday Morning Drill: 15-Minute Energy Booster

New Year’s Day is almost here and we have the perfect workout for you. This 15-minute routine will boost your energy and your spirits this weekend in preparation for any big celebrations you might have in the coming week. Not only that, it’s a great workout to have in your back pocket for the New Year when you’re in need of a quick energy boost to get you through the day.

This Saturday Morning Drill is comprised of eight exercises: Six that will elevate your heart rate and tone your whole body, and two that will stretch your body and relax your mind. Let’s get started!

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100 Ways to Boost Your Energy in Syd Hoffman’s New Book

All-Day Energy: 100 Ways to Boost Your Energy…Now! was written by Syd Hoffman, a former elementary school principal who was fascinated by the endless energy in her students. She started making changes and found a dramatic difference in her energy to the point of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. She found that “it doesn’t take hours of exercise or spending a lot of money on special products to feel energetic. For most people, having all day energy is simply a matter of tweaking what you’re already doing.”

All-Day Energy is 100 quick tips written with a positive spin. It is a way to help you determine which of these exercises you enjoy; however, you may not know what works best for you unless you try each for a period of time. All-Day Energy is missing any plan or advice for integration; it is primarily inspirational with minimal effort at convincing readers to try each tip. While the suggestions are not in categories or any particular order, they do address all four types of energy – physical, emotional, intellectual, and existential.

I believe nearly all of the tips in All-Day Energy could be positive choices to improve energy, physical and mental health. There does seem to be some science and research missing that could explain and convince some people more. For example, there has been research that suggests visualization might actually decrease energy. I am also not sure I agree that taking vitamins is a healthy physical choice based on other things I have read. The variety of tips is interesting to me nonetheless.
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Five Guys Rapper Daymon Patterson Tackles His Fast Food Addiction on Dr. Oz

On today’s episode, Dr. Oz talks to Daymon Patterson, star of several YouTube food review videos that have gone viral, to give him a fast food intervention. He also explains why you might be exhausted on a daily basis and how you can get your energy back.

Patterson’s reviews of fast foods such as Five Guys’ burger and fries, Taco Bell’s Doritos locos taco, and Dairy Queen’s royal mint shake have made him an internet sensation. However, Dr. Oz is less impressed as he looks at Patterson’s weight, which is around 400 pounds, as well as his cholesterol, body mass index, and other health numbers. He tells Patterson that with his high numbers he is in danger of heart attacks, strokes, and other obesity-related complications. Patterson exclaims, “We gotta fix this today!”

Watch the video that made him famous, with more than 6.6 million views.


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5 Easy Energy Boosters on The Dr. Oz Show

Today on The Dr. Oz Show, TV’s favorite doctor will be posing the question, “Are you tired and sluggish and ready to collapse from juggling all of life’s demands?” If you answered ‘yes,’ be sure to tune in as Dr Oz. shares his five simple ways to kickstart your day and boost your energy.

According to a preview on his website, Dr. Oz. will be sharing his personal secrets to boosting energy, including his personal recipe for ‘energy cubes,’ an all-natural energy-blasting supplement, a simple trick for deep breathing, a pick-me-up to keep in your purse, and a ‘magic button’ that helps power you down at night.

Dr. Oz’s energy cubes, are comprised of spirulina and lime juice; spirulina being a green, mossy plant that comes from the sea and is a complete source of protein. Dr Oz. recommends combining spirulina with lime juice, freezing the mixture into an ice cube tray, and then popping two cubes into water for a refreshing energy drink.
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