Recently, we shared with your Dr. Oz’s Move It and Lose It 11-week challenge, in which participants engage via a unique, interactive platform that allows them to stay connected every day for the entire 11 weeks with an elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts. They will answer your questions and keep you motivated along the way.
With the help of Sharecare and Nike, Dr. Oz and company are joining together to provide you with the tools you need to succeed in a complete nutrition, exercise and coaching program created specifically for you to meet your goals, lose the weight and keep it off.
According to Dr. Oz and his pal, Dr. Michael Roizen, there are five steps to make your Move It and Lose It challenge a true weight loss success. (more…)
Dr. Mehmet Oz, better known simply as Dr. Oz, seems to have turned into “America’s Doctor.” Oprah’s authority on health has brought tons of invaluable knowledge to daytime viewers of his show. Last week, Dr. Oz unveiled his new project, the “11 Weeks to Move It and Lose It” program. From the sounds of it, the program is pretty ambitious in its attempts to get people into shape.
Teaming up with Sharecare and the Nike SPARQ Training Network, Dr. Oz is offering an interactive 11-week program. The comprehensive program offers diet and fitness tools and a coaching program to help you meet your weight loss goals, but what really sets this program apart is the daily interaction users have with their elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts. (more…)
Well, 2011 is here at last and is your fitness level where it needs to be? 2011 brings us new and improved ways to get in shape and build your fitness habit. Check below for the top fitness trends of 2011 to watch for!
Piloxing: Piloxing is a hybrid workout that combines the benefits of Pilates with boxing. Pilates offers relaxed movements that tone and strengthen the body as a whole while cardio-boxing adds intensity and sharp movements to increase the heart rate and burn fat at a rapid pace. Check your local gym for classes.
Kangoo Jumps: This trend transformed the pogo stick into pogo shoes. You can jump in your shoes while taking a Kangoo class, or tone and improve your balance while walking or jogging. They are a fun and enjoyable way to add a twist to your current routine.
If you are looking to start a new running program or routine in the New Year, here are some helpful hints and tips to build the healthy habit- and make it stick.
Top Fifteen Running Tips:
- It’s never to late to start: Regardless of your age, the benefits of running are plentiful, from increasing your energy levels to decreasing your risk of heart disease.
- Contact your physician: He/she will more than likely perform a physical on you to be sure that you are as healthy and as free from injury as possible.
- Partake in a running program: This will help you stay consistent and motivated. A running schedule will allow you to plan ahead and know what is to come.
- Start with a run/walk (interval) program: This will help allow you to fight through the toughness of beginning something new. Varying between running and walking allows you to catch your breath while improving your stamina. After a while, you will be able to jog the entire time.
Where as Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music prefers the simple things in life, like rain drops on roses and warm woolen mittens, Oprah prefers the fabulous, and she also likes sharing. That’s great for the approximately 300 guests in her studio audience today, as they’re going home with the most fabulous bundle of gifts the talk-show host has ever given away. Friday’s Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things (with a second audience receiving these gifts in a special episode today) is a farewell to this popular annual segment, as she enters the final half of her 25th, and final, season.
With more than 20 items on the list, including a cruise, jewelry, and one of our favorite organizations, KIVA, we were glad to see a few items that will help motivate people to get in shape. We thought you health-conscious individuals might enjoy them, too. And while we can’t give them away in a confetti- and shriek-filled party, we can point you where to find to them. (more…)
While DietsInReview’s primary focus is weight loss, disease prevention and overall health and wellness, we are also concerned about the health impact of poverty and malnutrition. Obesity may be a major problem in the United States and most of the developed world, but many developing nations struggle with nutritional deficiencies as a result of an insufficient food supply and poverty. Nutrition, health and health care, social justice, disease, and so many other concerns are wrapped up with poverty. It can be an overwhelming and cyclical problem.
The Girl Effect aims to improve poverty, disease, war, social inequality, and the world’s economy by educating girls in the developing world. It may sound idealistic, but there is much research behind the hypothesis that when girls are given any additional education, they are less likely to marry early, have children early, die from childbirth, contract HIV, and live in poverty. The Girl Effect also recognizes the different impact that women have on children and families versus men. According to The Girl Effect Fact Sheet women reinvest 90 percent of their income into their families, while men only reinvest 30 to 40 percent. That means that educating a young girl and giving her the opportunity to earn an income is at least 50 percent more likely to reduce poverty in her family than if a young boy was given additional educational opportunities. Women can make powerful changes when given the opportunity. (more…)
UPDATE: The ad’s a fake! We’ve been duped! Confirmed on AdAge.com. Apparently it’s a knock-off of an ad done a few years ago. The typos should have clued us in. It’s still a great conversation starter though…
There’s something to be said about positive body image, and fortunately it’s starting to make a comeback. Curvy girls are finally the in-thing. And it’s one trend that we’re all for.
This new ad from Nike embraces those curves, in the form of big butts, a body part that is almost its own legend for some women.
What do you think of the ad? The idea? Your own curves? Other women’s curves? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and join the conversation.