Join us Saturday, May 4 at the Women’s Health Expo in Lake Katrina, New York! This thirteenth annual event brings together the Upstate New York community to promote health, wellness, and fitness in a fun environment. The theme this year is managing stress for a better life. With that more in control everything else naturally seems to fall in to place.
This will be DietsInReview.com’s second appearance at the Women’s Health Expo, and our booth is a can’t-miss part of the event! Stop by to:
Meet Colleen Ketchum, creator of BeyondBarre.com, a cardio-ballet-barre workout that will sculpt, burn fat, and increase endurance. Join her demo in the fitness workshops, too.
Register to win a one-week stay at your choice of Biggest Loser Resorts*! With locations in Chicago, Niagra, Malibu, and Ivins, Utah you’ll find a resort close to you to help jumpstart your fitness goals. (more…)
“Healthy employees are happy employees” is something we heard a lot today at the third annual Wichita Business Journal Healthiest Employers awards. The annual event by the local business publication honors 30 companies who have exceptional corporate wellness plans in place. The result? Healthy, happy employees, a stronger bottom line, and ultimately a stronger company.
Wesley Medical Center, one of the city’s leading hospitals, was recognized three times during the luncheon. First as a healthiest employer amongst large employers (companies with more than 1,000 employees), then as the category winner, and finally as the overall healthiest employer for 2013.
Wesley was honored by their recognition today, and told us about their passion for the health and wellness of their employees. “Wellness is part of our overall culture at Wesley,” said Carrie Mabie, PHR who mangages the Wesley Wellness program. That’s an attitude more companies should adopt.
“The end result we’re looking for is for the companies we recognized today to share best practices and ideas to help improve their workplaces,” said John Ek, publisher at the Wichita Business Journal. (more…)
If you find yourself away from home this weekend, it’s not an excuse to skip your workout. Even if your hotel doesn’t have a gym, you can still make these five moves happen before you find your way to the continental breakfast.
Former Biggest Loser contestant Hannah Curlee dropped by the DIR office in Wichita this week, one of her many, many stops every week of the year. We asked her how she stays fit on the road, not ever knowing what the fitness accommodations are going to look like from city to city. Hannah told us she travels with a jump rope.
“I take it everywhere,” she said. “It’s the one thing that will fit in my luggage.” She uses it to do 1000 jumps every night. That’s a serious cardio workout in and of itself.
But if you’re looking to work your glutes, arms, abs, and amp your heart rate, then follow these five moves from Hannah.
It’s great to leave all your cares behind when you go out for a bike ride, which often means keeping your phone home. Similarly, toting around a heavy wallet can be a burden when you’re out running. However, in the case of a serious injury or accident, the absence of these objects makes it difficult to identify an unconscious athlete or contact their family. GO Sport ID provides a simple solution to give runners and bikers peace of mind by creating lightweight identification that communicates the your most important information when you can’t.
They offer several different ID products, including wristbands and dog tags. There are a number of wristbands options, such as an adjustable nylon band or magnetic therapy bracelets. Each GO Sport ID not only has space for your name and an emergency contact, but also an inspirational message so that you can use your ID to remind yourself of your goals and motivations. You may also want to provide any other vital medical information that first responders need to know.
GO Sport IDs was started in August 2011, and is based in Houston.Biggest Loser season 11 winner Olivia Ward and runner-up Hannah Curlee are spokespeople for GO Sport IDs, and encourage all athletes to be prepared for emergencies.
Tune in to Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Dr. Drew hosts former Biggest Loser contestants, Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward, as the share their weight loss stories and help one teen change her life.
Together, they will mentor a 400 pound 15-year old girl whose health is in danger. Catch this episode as a young girl learns to to workout, eat properly, and change her life. The audience will watch the transformation take place right before their eyes.
Season 11 Biggest Loser winner Olivia Ward and her sister Hannah Curlee will soon be appearing on a new CW talk show, Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. Premiering on September 19, the daytime talk show will be hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, a board certified internist and relationship expert. The show will cover a range of physical and mental health topics, including weight loss.
Right now, the show is looking for New York area families who want to lose weight together. Hannah and Olivia will join with a registered dietician, a fitness trainer and Dr. Drew to help one family lose weight together. “We’re going to be there from the beginning, listening, teaching, and going along for their journey step by step,” Olivia told DietsInReview. “We’ll act as mentors in the realms of fitness and health, but we’ll most importantly be there for the family as confidants.”
Hannah and Olivia can certainly empathize with anyone who wants to lose weight. “Weight loss is such an emotional and life changing process, sometimes people just need to know there’s someone they can talk to and consult for advice, that understands how hard it is, what they’re going through, and is on their team to help them succeed,” said Olivia.
Season 11 of the Biggest Loser has already generated a lot of buzz, thanks in part to crew members going on strike during the show’s filming. Happily, the disagreements were resolved, and we’re looking forward to the show’s premiere on January 4th at 8:00.
The biggest news of all, Jillian says this is her last season.
Season 11 is the fourth season of The Biggest Loser to feature couples, but like season 10, you can be sure there will be some new surprises. However, the tough-love trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will still be pushing contestants to their limits, while the lovely Alison Sweeney will host.
The definition of “couples” on The Biggest Loser isn’t limited to those who are romantically involved, as contestants include a mother-daughter team and twin brothers. All of the 22 contestants will compete to lose weight and shape-up, facing down emotional baggage and ridding themselves of unhealthy habits.
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