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What Did We Learn This Month? Health mag. @goodhealth featuring @JillianMichaels on the Cover! 11

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: March 2013

Jillian Michaels photographed by Jim Wright

Jillian Michaels photographed by Jim Wright

Health Cover Star for March:

Jillian Michaels–Whoo hoo!

America’s favorite cranky trainer is back with a new book—SLIM FOR LIFE and shows off some major hot moves in the new issue of Health.  (The only workout pages we get this month by the way—what gives?)

Jillian is now a busy mom of two, Lukensia (2 ½) and son Phoenix (10 months,) and raises her new brood along with her partner Heidi Rhodes. What the badass trainer didn’t take into account when deciding to become a mom to two kids at once was how she would fit in exercise into her new crazy, busy schedule (Sounds familiar anyone?)

Well, we are all in luck because in this issue of Health because Jillian offers her easiest “Ways (Ever!) to Drop 10 Pounds” as well as her own circuit routine you can do at home. See it for yourself here!

Love the "Figure 4 Squat!"

Love the “Figure 4 Squat!”

So what else is inside the March Health?

“25 Fresh and Easy Ways to Get Healthier”

All sorts of tips here on how to get your life on a healthier track including nuking the dish sponge (who knew?) dropping your panties (really!) and turning DOWN your iPod ear buds once in a while (gradually losing your hearing sucks.) Check out the magazine for yourself to find out why.

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“Exercise-Proof Your Workout”

The weather sucks completely right now and even I, Brooklyn Fit Chick, can lose motivation to go out and get my workout on when my body is screaming for my flannel pajamas and the DVR remote. So I liked these motivational tips on how to get my cold, excuses-making butt to the gym.

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“Wine or Waistline”

Did you know that alcohol slows down your metabolism? Especially in the belly where it will help store food as fat? I am not giving up my red wine anytime soon but this is an interesting feature on how to drink mindfully.

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“Your Stomach: A User’s Guide”

Having a tummy that behaves can mean the difference between a great day and the worst day of all time as far as I am concerned. So this article was really helpful for me. (Did any of you get that stomach flu that went around last month? The worst, right?)

(Blerg--was their dairy in that sauce?)

(Blerg–was their dairy in that sauce?)

And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

• “Skin Doctors Reveal All” I love me some beauty stories and this one features the best skin doctors in the business offering advice on which products you should get today.  (Many available at your local drug store!)

 “How Bad is That Habit, Really?” Do you sleep with your makeup (never!) on or pop your zits (ew)? Find out if your undercover beauty habits are good or bad for you. (And for Pete’s sake-stop popping those zits!)

• “Should You Buy Your Meds Online?” If you have crummy health insurance (like I do) then this article will be really helpful.

• “Pump Up Your Immune System” How to stay healthy when the flu strains reach a Stephen King-like level.

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Overall Grade: B Once again we skimped on workout pages. What is happening with that Health? The rest of the magazine is a smart read, however.

Did you see the new Health magazine? What was your favorite section? How much do you love Jillian Michaels? Or does she scare the living sh*t out of you?

Ox ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick (BFC)

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What Did We Learn This Month? @goodhealth with OMG Jennie Garth! #FitFluential 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

Health magazine: January/February 2013

 

Jennie Garth photographed by Andrew Macpherson

Jennie Garth photographed by Andrew Macpherson

Health Cover Star for January/February:

OMG! It is Kelly from 90210! Jennie Garth, people! Honestly this is the first time in months where I squealed happily when I saw the celebrity featured on the cover. Great job Health!

Jennie is 40 years old of awesomesauce and you can read all about her right here: http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20657806,00.html

Oh, just get the magazine (like I did!) and be happy to see her all over again. Jenny is working with pal Luke Perry on new projects but in the meantime I am going to enjoy this clip:

So what else is inside the January/February Health?

“Best Shape of Your Life”

Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson and Ashley Koff, R.D. created this plan to help actress Molly Sims lose 50 pounds of post-baby weight. I always love getting ideas for moves from Tracy and she doesn’t disappoint here.

Using every single one of these moves in my classes...

Using every single one of these moves in my classes…

“Soft Skin in Winter? Believe It!”

As I am typing this I am fighting the urge to scratch my elbows off. My skin is very dry & scaly being my point. (Need to read this beauty story…)

Not my arm.

Not my arm.

“Retro Diet Tricks That Work”

Some old school items (grapefruit and cottage cheese) are coming back in fashion for those who want to eat healthier and watch their waistline. They lose me with the rice cake mention, however. (Blech! Who really eats those things still?)

Bad rice cake! Bad! Bad!

Bad rice cake! Bad! Bad!

“Your Heart: A User’s Guide”

Your heart is terribly important and so many women neglect it until it is too late. Read this article and take care of your ticker!

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“Beyond Donuts: Diet Mistakes We All Make”

The picture of these pastries is making me nuts. I have been (mostly) grain-free for months. I honestly can’t think about anything else now.

This picture is making me drool.

This picture is making me drool.

“7 Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Metabolism”

To keep your metabolism in gear (so you can eat all day and not starve yourself, people!) just follow these tips. A few of them being:
• Lift First, Cardio Second
• Include Intervals
• Guzzle Water

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“Live Long & Strong”

One of my goals in life is to be a cute old person and 101 year-old Ruth Kobin (and the other fabulous people featured in this story) give me hope I will be adorable in my twilight years. Ruth takes a walk after lunch every day and applies makeup every morning. (Me too!)

My new hero.

My new hero.

And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:
“All Day Energy, Every Day” Winter can make you feel blah and run down. Here are some ideas to put some spring in your step. (Get it? Spring…in your step? Oh never mind.)
“Breathe Easier All Season” Dry elbows are not the only that plague me this time of year. My messed up sinuses go through the ringer and I was not sure what I can do about it. This article really helped. Thanks Health!
“25 Best Beauty Perk-Ups You’ll Love” I love my beauty stories and this one hit the spot. Really!
“What to Eat Now” Yummy ideas on what to match with the plain old roast chicken. Nom nom!

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Overall Grade:
B+ I got my workout pages back—thank you Health! You listened to me! Now keep it up!

Did you see the new Health magazine? What was your favorite section? How awesome is Jennie Garth on a scale of 1-10? A hundred—right?

Ox ox,
Brooklyn Fit Chick
(BFC)
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