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June 13, 2013 |
Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting landed him in the emergency room during college, he lied to hide the truth. Piperno, now 25, slowly fended off his eating disorder with time and care, including a stay in a residential treatment facility. But surveys show a rising number of teenage boys in Los Angeles now struggle with similar problems.
June 8, 2013 |
If you want to tap into the heart rate revving, muscle-building power of kettle bell workouts, the single-arm kettle bell swing is the best place to start. Demonstrated here by David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train L.A. in Hollywood, it's a great low-impact way to burn fat and work multiple muscle groups at once. What it does The swing develops your hamstrings, glutes and quadriceps, as well as your back and arms. What to do From a standing position with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, pick up your kettle bell with one hand from the floor, grasping it with your knuckles pointing forward.
June 1, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant took to the Alter G treadmill as he works to rehabilitate his repaired left Achilles' tendon. On Friday, Bryant tweeted a picture from his off-season workout. Bryant recently shed his walking boot, getting custom-made Nike shoes to help protect his Achilles. Walking in my "medical mamba" shoes made by Nike in 2 weeks with extra support for the Achilles… instagram.com/p/Z9RKR3xNo9/ - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 31, 2013 The Alter G treadmill enables Bryant to walk (and, eventually, to jog and run)
May 30, 2013 |
Aden Young stopped by our building for a live video chat to delve into the mysteries surrounding the Sundance Channel's acclaimed new series "Rectify. " Young plays Daniel Holden, who returns to his small Georgia hometown after spending 19 years in prison for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Daniel's conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, but the community -- and members of his own family -- remain divided over his guilt. The show's debut season contained six immaculately constructed episodes that focused on the challenges facing Daniel as he tried to reconnect with his old life and any sense of normalcy after being on death row for nearly two decades.
May 30, 2013 |
Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a pregnant woman's own health issues powerfully influence those of her child. A new study demonstrates this is especially true of her weight status, and shows that weight-loss surgery can change the picture dramatically. Research has already shown that the children that obese women bear before and after they have undergone bariatric surgery are different from each other.
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May 14, 2013 |
The choreographer for the “This Is It” tour testified Tuesday that he had no doubts about Michael Jackson's ability to perform in the series of comeback concerts after seeing the singer at rehearsal in the days before his death. “I thought he was on his way to the goals he had set for himself,” Travis Payne said, adding that he and others were impressed while watching Jackson rehearse at Staples Center on June 23 and 24, 2009. “He was not at show standards but he was rehearsing,” Payne said.
May 10, 2013 |
Comedian Lisa Lampanelli has lost 106 pounds - and no, she didn't get rid of a skinny best friend. Lampanelli had gastric-sleeve surgery a year ago in April and has since shed all that weight off her formerly 248-pound frame. (See the before and after in the video above.) “I feel like I've reached the weight I'm supposed to be," she told InTouch on Thursday. "I'm officially a skinny ... " -- um, let's say a skinny best friend. In gastric sleeve surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy, the left side of the stomach is removed, according to the Mayo Clinic , leaving a stomach "about the size and shape of a banana.
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May 8, 2013 |
As his anticipated comeback tour approached, Michael Jackson appeared to have lost weight and had failed to show up for rehearsals, an associate producer of the “This Is It” concert series testified Wednesday. Alif Sankey, who was under contract with AEG while preparing for the London concerts, said she wrote an email to the show's director, Kenny Ortega, asking to help return Michael “back into a magical life.” “I wanted to be a part of him being encouraged, being enlightened, believing in himself, believing that we all believed in him, that he could do this,” Sankey said.
May 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who recently described himself as “the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen,” revealed Tuesday that he's taken a major step toward slimming down. The Republican told the New York Post that he underwent lap-band stomach surgery over the Presidents Day holiday -- auspicious timing given that news of the procedure is seen as the latest indication that he's eyeing a White House run in 2016. Christie, however, denied that the procedure had any political implications, saying the decision was made after pleas from his family to shape up after a milestone birthday.