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August 9, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
Kettle bell exercises are a great multi-tasker, packing cardio and strength training in one fluid, low-impact session. The kettle bell snatch is a natural progression for those who have mastered the basic kettle bell swing. The move is demonstrated here by David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train LA in Hollywood. What it does The swing-and-press movement works your back, glutes, hamstrings, triceps and shoulders. What to do From a standing position with feet more than shoulder-width apart, grab the kettle bell and swing it between your legs, keeping your spine in a neutral (not arched)
August 5, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Preschool parents take note: If your kid is clamoring for a daily hit of soda, sugary sports drinks, or fruit drink, you may want to just say no. Young children who drink sugar sweetened beverages every day are more likely to be obese than their non-sugary-drink-guzzling friends, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. While this may seem self-evident, some previous reports that looked at a smaller group of preschool-aged children had not seen the same correlation.
August 2, 2013 | By Judy Mandell
Joseph J. Colella has performed more than 4,000 weight-loss surgeries. But the bariatric surgeon at St. Margaret's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center would like to keep people from needing the OR by finding practical strategies to keep obesity at bay. We talked with him about fiber. Is a high-fiber diet important for weight loss? The conventional wisdom is that a diet high in fiber is important for weight loss and overall weight management. While there is some general truth to this, the reality is that the priority of a high-fiber diet in the weight loss solution is far from the top of the list.
July 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian is still in hermit mode as she works on getting back into pre-pregnancy shape. The usually camera-ready star of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and its many E! offshoots has been tucked away since the June 15 birth of her baby with rapper Kanye West. Kardashian, 32, is said to have "lost a lot of her baby weight," a source close to the reality starlet told People. "She's feeling great and looking forward to getting back in shape. " PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kardashian is living at her mother's Hidden Hills home.
July 21, 2013 | By Ellise Pierce
After a lifetime of traveling internationally and paying zillions of dollars for going over the weight limit, I have changed my gluttonous, overpacking ways. I am now Someone Who Packs Light. To wit: I have been living for nearly three months out of a single, 28-inch soft-sided Samsonite that weighed in at Charles de Gaulle at just 26 kilos (57 pounds), 3 kilos (about 7 pounds) over the 23-kilogram limit, oui, but the nice Frenchman working behind the airline ticket counter didn't even mention it. And now that some airlines are raising luggage rates (Alaska, to $25, at the end of October)
July 19, 2013 | By James S. Fell
Somewhere there is a casting agent who, whenever he needs a butt-kicking soldier to die valiantly, thinks, "Michael Biehn. " Recall "Terminator," "The Rock" or "The Abyss. " All soldiers, all KIA. Even when Biehn played a cowboy in "Tombstone," it ended with a bullet to the brain. In real life, Biehn takes better care of himself. We met for coffee, and at 56 he is in impressive physical condition. But it hasn't come easily. In your roles you usually have a lean and athletic look.
July 17, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can't hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem. So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert, on Friday will launch a public drive to get UAE residents on a diet, the Emirates24/7 website reports. The “Worth Your Weight in Gold” program will pay those who shed at least 2 kilograms in the next month - 4.4 pounds - the equivalent of $45 per kilo and give the top weight-losers a shot at a $5,000-plus jackpot.
July 15, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
Adam Krikorian, the U.S. women's water polo coach, says he can't recall what exactly happened in those final seconds of anticipation. A coach's short-term memory, he says. But what he does remember from that August evening wasn't so much a sight or a sound but the weight. Krikorian coached the U.S. women's team to its first gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But as a coach, he does not receive a medal. Only players do. Instead, he got 13, one by one by one. "The coolest memory for me was at the end of the ceremony when all the athletes put the medals around my neck," Krikorian said of the more than 11 pounds of gold-plated accomplishment.
July 10, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation's obesity crisis. In more than two-thirds of the nation's counties - including some of the most unhealthy - men and women became more physically active over the last decade, according to data published Wednesday. Women made notable progress nationwide, with the percentage who got sufficient weekly exercise jumping from 46.7% to 51.3%.
July 9, 2013 | By Melissa Pandika
It's still an old wives' tale that a woman can plan her child's sex by timing the month when she conceives, but a new study has found that babies conceived at certain times of the year may be predisposed to adverse health outcomes, such as premature birth. Princeton University health economists Janet Currie and Hannes Schwandt observed a shorter gestation time for infants conceived during the first half of the year , with a “sharp trough” in May, possibly reflecting the spike in seasonal flu cases the following January and February, when their mothers were nearing full term.
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