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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hindu Squats - Fast Calorie Burning

Here's an article with a great exercise idea!

Serious Calorie Burning with No Equipment Investment

What are Hindu squats?

Squats are a staple of weight lifting strength building routines for the lower body. Hindu squats are a similar exercise movement done without barbells and using your body weight along with synchronized breathing at a fast tempo. This enhances endurance and strengthens the lungs, chest and lower back as well as toning and working the lower body. Doing a set of 25 (or what is comfortable) to start will give you an idea about their superb calorie burning effectiveness.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Be Comfortable in Your Skin

Image courtesy of anairam_zervala/

Once you've stuck with a weightloss program, whether it be Medi-weightloss or Nutri-system or whatever, you'll find yourself looking better in your clothes, but not always in your skin. If you've had the weight on for a while, you might find yourself untoned and with some loose skin. If you've been exercising, you might be able to avoid some of this, but not always.

It's important to still give yourself the praise you deserve and be proud of the new person you've become. Work on your issues and if need be speak to specialists about skin rejuvenation or even cosmetic surgery. Regardless, be proud of what you've done and realize you are not the only person in this situation!

Glamour recently ran an article that showed an average woman, complete with her stomach pooch. This article has gotten so much positive attention that the magazine editors are determined to use models for all future editions that reflect more "real bodies".

While that's great, that doesn't mean you should stop your pursuit of a healthy, toned body. It just emphasizes that you need to accept who you are today. Tomorrow may never come!

Here are two articles that talk about the picture of this "Average" Glamour Girl and the feedback its has earned.

From Glamour's Health and Fitness Website:

On the C.L.: The Picture You Can't Stop Talking About: Meet "the Woman on p. 194"
by Cindi Leive

It's a photo that measures all of three by three inches in our September issue, but the letters about it started to flood my inbox literally the day Glamour hit newsstands. (As editor-in-chief, I pay attention to this stuff!) "I am gasping with delight...I love the woman on p 194!" said one...then another, and another, (Read the entire article HERE)


"On the C.L.: Are You Ready to Start a Body Image Revolution? Oh, Wait—You Already Did!"

By Cindi Leive, Editor-in-Chief of Glamour

As the editor of this magazine, I've been proud of plenty of portraits we've published -- from fashion designers to First Ladies and beyond. But I'm especially proud of a shoot you'll see in our November issue -- not because of the work that went into it, but because of the important work it kicks off. Oh, and did I mention the whole fun, fabulous thing was your idea?

(Read the entire article here)