March 30, 2013 |
Taylor Ramsdell trains Victor Henry, a professional mixed martial arts fighter, and a pro boxer named Zachary Wohlman. Ramsdell also works with regular folks too, at Chain Fitness, his gym near Universal Studios that was built as a speak-easy in the 1930s. For Ramsdell, that mix makes sense: Just check your ego at the door. What is the significance of the name Chain Fitness and your slogan "Break free"? At the very beginning, it was a play on words meaning, "You're only as strong as your weakest link.
March 23, 2013 |
They call him Dr. Steelhammer, because not only could he punch you into a parallel universe, he also has a doctorate in sports sciences. Of his 62 boxing bouts, Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has lost only three. For the 59 who faced him and lost, all but eight were knocked out. I just got a sympathy headache. Klitschko, who stands 6 feet, 6 inches and has an 81-inch reach, is big enough to burn diesel, and so is his older brother Vitali. Vitali, leader of the opposition party in Ukraine, stands an inch taller than Wladimir, is also a world heavyweight champ and also has a PhD. He's "Dr. Ironfist.
March 18, 2013 |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream bars due to possible contamination with salmonella , according to an FDA statement Monday. The manufacturer, Pro-Amino International Inc., of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada, has recalled the protein bars, which are sold in seven-bar packages. The packages bear the folllowing marks: UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B and best before date 2015-08, according to an FDA news release.
March 18, 2013 |
Gwyneth Paltrow suffered a miscarriage, she revealed in an interview published over the weekend, and because of another health scare revamped her entire diet. Paltrow, who has a son and daughter with husband Chris Martin of Coldplay, shared the personal information in the Daily Mail's Sunday magazine You. "My children ask me to have a baby all the time, and you never know - I could squeeze one more in," the 40-year-old said, noting that...
March 7, 2013 |
What's a pound of flesh worth? Dieters at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota apparently think it's worth at least five bucks. A yearlong study of incentives in dieting found that the majority of 100 obese participants met a goal of losing four pounds per month for a $20 reward -- even at the risk of losing the same amount if they failed. The study, to be presented this weekend at the American College of Cardiology meeting in San Francisco, found that 62% of those in the incentive program completed the full yearlong study, and averaged a nine-pound weight loss.
March 2, 2013 |
AVONDALE, Ariz. - "I'm no health freak," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said of his recent effort to eat healthier by cutting down on "stuff like pizza and wings. " "I just think the older you get, the more you have to do to kind of maintain a healthy weight," the popular NASCAR driver said. "Not getting too crazy about it, though. " At 38, Earnhardt is entering his 14th full season in the Sprint Cup Series. He finished second to teammate Jimmie Johnson in the Daytona 500 a week ago, and hopes to extend his strong start Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
February 26, 2013 |
It sounds like a happy hour dream: Now, scientists say, you can have your wine and eat the nuts that go with it, and be healthier in the bargain. A rigorous new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine should finally put to rest any doubts about whether a Mediterranean diet -- rich in olive oil or nuts as well as fish, with a glass of wine per day also allowed -- promotes better cardiovascular health than the way most of us eat. It does. That might not be surprising, but up to now, advice on the Mediterranean diet has been based on correlation: People in Mediterranean areas that tend to follow that way of eating experienced lower incidence of stroke and other cardiovascular problems.
February 25, 2013 |
In a head-to-head contest, a Mediterranean diet, even drenched in olive oil and studded with nuts, beat a low-fat diet, hands-down, in preventing stroke and heart attack in healthy older subjects at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The latest smack-down in the diet wars appears to deal a knock-out blow to the notion that high-fat olive oil and tree nuts - walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts - are a no-no for those wishing to improve their health. On the contrary, Spanish researchers concluded that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil and nuts "were probably responsible for most of the observed benefits" attained by those in the two groups following a Mediterranean diet.
February 15, 2013 |
Famed fashion and accessories designer Marc Jacobs has added Diet Coke cans to his design repertoire. Jacobs, who was recenlty appointed creative director at Coca Cola, is launching a set of limited-edition cans of Diet Coke to celebrate Coke's 30th anniversary campaign: "Sparkling Together for 30 Years. " Each can represents a decade with the '80s, '90s and the Noughties. For the '80s, miniature bow ties are scattered around the classic silver can along with an illustraton of a woman in a suit and top hat. Possibly a nod to Broadway?
February 12, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Josh Hamilton said after his first spring-training workout with the Angels on Tuesday that he's been juicing - fruits and vegetables, that is. Hamilton, 31, also cut out bread and processed foods and is eating gluten-free, a diet that helped the team's new right fielder reduce his weight to 225 pounds, some 20-30 pounds lighter than his usual reporting weight with the Texas Rangers. "My body feels better," said Hamilton, a five-time All-Star who signed a five-year, $125-million deal in December.