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Dr. Oz’s Five Steps to Move It and Lose It

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.
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Dr. Oz Introduces 11 Weeks to Health Program

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.
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Hybrid Workouts and Nike + Top List of Fitness Trends for 2011

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.


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Top 15 Running Tips to Build a Healthy Habit

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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Lululemon, Nike, A Course in Weight Loss and Beecher’s Mac and Cheese Amongst Oprah’s Favorite Things

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.
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