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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health September 2014 Issue! 8

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

September 2014

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for September 2014: 

Am I the only person in the world who has never seen one episode of The Big Bang Theory? I guess so because it is one of the most popular sitcoms on TV right and the stars of the show just got HUGE raises according to Entertainment Weekly so what am I missing out on, people? Should I check it out?

Anyhoo— Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has been on the show for eight seasons and is now married to pro tennis player Ryan Sweeting. Inside the magazine she talks about boosting your self-confidence, making quick decisions, “instant attitude swaps” and her complete devotion to all things pertaining to Jennifer Anniston.

In spite of super-busy the comedienne tells Women’s Health she is ready to get into the mommy-making business as soon as possible while also starring on the hit show (tough life!)

Kaley also stars in the Fall Fashion Guide in the back of the magazine which you can see here.

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So what else is in the September issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Build a Hotter Body…”

Pat Matheny of SoHo Strength Lab in NYC created this “reverse pyramid” workout where you perform the hardest part of your workout at the beginning in order to build “mental momentum” and “finish strong.”

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 Fire Up Your Hidden Fat Burners”  

Expert trainer BJ Gaddour offers workouts for often neglected muscle groups (hips and shoulders) which can help increase fat burn and intensify your planks, squats and lunges.

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 “Grab a Hold of a Hotter Body”

If you are interested in rock climbing but think you need to get into shape for it—try these moves from expert climber Michelle Pollmeier.

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Fall Style Guide page that gives me the “I Wants!”

Women’s Health has several pages devoted of all of the fall trends and I like just about every damn thing on this page. (Now who is treating me to a shopping spree?)

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease” Women’s Health takes a deep look at Lyme disease and manages to scare the hell out of. (Yikes!)
  •  “What Wealthy Women Know” Advice from women who know how to earn (and save!) big bucks so we can all get out of debt. (Yes, please!)
  • “I Survived a Violent Attack on Vacation” Once again—this magazine know how to get my attention! (Plus, tips to stay on while on holiday.)

Overall Grade:

A While I am most certainly NOT excited to leave summer behind—this issue has enough to keep me happy until September shows up. (Why, oh why must the summer go?)

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health magazine with Shailene Woodley on the cover! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

July/August 2014

Shailene Woodley photographed by Tom  Schirmacher

Shailene Woodley photographed by Tom Schirmacher

Women’s Health July/August Cover Star:

I love Shailene Woodley. Not in that dopey “girl crush” way (an expression I loathe) but in a “wow—there is a genuinely nice human being who is using their fame to highlight important causes” kind of way. Shailene is a gal who likes simple things—food cooked in “their purest version,” using beets to not only eat but also as blush on her cheeks (really!) and living life out of one carry-on suitcase.

Shailene is having one heck of a summer as the star of The Fault in Our Stars which is sending the actress into superstar status around the world. She could walk around with a sense of entitlement and look down on others but instead one of her goals in life is to “be the best version of myself and be so kind and compassionate towards others.”

Honestly I could go and gush about her so more but just get the magazine and read about this fabulous young lady on your own. She is good people!

 

So what else is in the July/August issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Run Faster, Get Firmer”

Summer’s here and we are all enjoying the cardio outside thing but many of us neglect weight training which can actually slow us down. Dr. Jordan Metzl (author of The Exercise Cure) provided this workout that uses bodyweight only (no equipment!) and can be done anywhere to supplement your cardio workouts.

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 4 Moves: Insanely Toned Abs”  

Here we have a crunch-free workout from trainer Katie Mack (Peak Performance NYC) that you can perform three sets of on three non-consecutive days per week to get your core lean and strong.

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 “8 Ugly-Cute Sandals”

This is one trend I just can’t get behind. Not that I hate comfy sandals but I like “cute” things in my glossies.

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Now for the pages that give the “I Wants!”

Women’s Health has collected several shopping pages in this issue that are making say “I want that!” for example:

“Get Outside”

There are tips for taking average of “free equipment” in your local park plus gear to keep you safe from the elements.

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“Be Mindful”

I love me some yoga gear… (And the Oakley Energy Tank is tres adorable!)

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“Run Better”

Okay—I am not a big runner but the Asics Abby Pocket Bra featured here is to die for!

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The rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Power Up Your Beauty Routine” Women’s Health collected the latest beauty products that will help with sun damage, tired eyes plus a souped-up dry shampoo I wish I had with me at Fitbloggin’ this year.
  • “Guide to Sex Toys” Pretty thorough I have to say…
  • “High Anxiety” Science shows that women are more prone to anxiety and acute fears than men.  (Um, is that a ladder you would like me to climb? No thank you.) If you have phobias that hold you back from enjoying life—check out this article.
  • “Vote for the Next Fitness Star” Women’s Health has narrowed down the finalists for their annual “Fitness Star” competition and you can meet them all in this issue.

Overall Grade:

A This issue made me happy!

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What Did We Learn This Month: Women’s Health with Miranda Lambert on the Cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

June 2014

Miranda Lambert photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Miranda Lambert photographed by Jeff Lipsky

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for June 2014: 

OMG—it’s Miranda Lambert on the cover and I could NOT be more excited. Not only is she a kickass artist (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a favorite tune of mine) but she also is a domestic abuse victim’s advocate (growing up her parents would take in women & children who were from abusive environment to help them get their on their feet) AND a friend of the animals who loves to take in stray dogs.

In approach of her upcoming 30th birthday Miranda decided to trade unhealthy eating habits for a balanced diet and workout schedule and has lost somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 pounds (she is not a huge fan of scale-watching.) Though offered mega bucks by huge weight loss brands to lose 40 pounds she decided to forgo the skinny-chick hype and keep it real. (She is stunning by the way!)

She offers us a look at her workout created by Crutch Boot Camp in Nashville owner Bill Crutchfield:

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So what else is in the June issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Hold Still for a Hot Body”

I have habit of whipping through life like a whirling dervish but understand the need to keep still once in a while—even when working out. These isometric moves from BJ Gaddour of StreamFIT.com challenge you to hold each pose to get top results in no time.

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 What You Should Pop”  

I am not much of a vitamin popper but am reconsidering my stance on these things after reading this feature.

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 “2014 Beauty Award Winners”

I love my lotions, potions and creams and this round-up mixing both high end and mass beauty makes me all kinds of happy. (Plus, my Amazon Prime account which will ship me many of these items this week!)

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“Gotta-Have Gear”

Y’all know that I am a total bike chick and looking at gear like this makes me want to hit the road ASAP.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Sun Mistakes You Are Probably Making” Women’s Health sent “sun spy” Kayleigh Donahue Hodes to find out that even top dermatologists can misbehave with their SPF routines.  Plus, the best new products on the market to protect you from the sun’s rays. (Get new products every year, people!)
  • “Sculpt an Action Hero Bod” Tips from top Hollywood stunt doubles to look like an action star. (Alas, without the movie star salary.)
  • “10 Food Choices to Make Now” Think about not only where you buy your groceries but where they ultimately come from in order to make the most ethical choices to fit your lifestyle.

Overall Grade:

A  This is one gorgeous magazine packed with great workouts and smart features. Go get it!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health magazine May 2014 with Sofia Vergara 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

May 2014

Sofia Vergara photographed by David Burton

Sofia Vergara photographed by David Burton

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for May 2014: 

Is there any woman sexier than Sofia Vergara? Seriously—the woman steams up every scene she is in on Modern Family and I have never seen a bad picture of her. The Columbia native (and TOP earning actress on television) talks to Women’s Health about all kinds of sexy subjects including business time with her fiancé Nick Loeb and her advice to women to keep their partners interested “…don’t walk around the house with no bra and your t**s hanging out.”

Okay…..well, maybe she isn’t a delicate flower but at least she doesn’t give boring quotes in magazines!

 

So what else is in the May issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Flat-Belly Yoga”

Looking for some yoga moves that will help with belly bloat? Try these from the Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga. (Get you om on, people!)

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 45 Instant Health Upgrades”  

Women’s Health teamed up with the hosts of The Doctors for simple health tips for women to boost their “mind, body and spirit.” Includes these upgraded workout moves from Dr. Ian Smith that can be done quickly and take your routine up a notch.

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 “Don’t Let an Injury Take You Down”

Right now as I am typing this post I am dealing with a strained back and tight hamstrings so this article talking about rehabbing while getting back into fighting shape is helpful.

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“Something to Remember”

I forget why I scanned this page….hmmmm. in the meantime—check out these tips on how to remember names. (I’m Margo by the way—and you are?)

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “What Every Working Woman Should Know” Women’s Health talks about the joys and perils of working part-time (beyond making way less money.)
  • “Special Cooking Section” There are several pages here of yummy recipes including one for Lamb Souvlakia that looks divine.
  • “Train Outside!” Tips for kayaking, paddleboarding, beach volleyball and more.

Overall Grade:

A-    Lots of good stuff in this issue—check it out!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health Mag With Shakira! @WomensHealthMag 4

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

April 2014

Shakira photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Shakira photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for April 2014: 

Sexy songstress Shakira is on the cover this month and she looks purrrfect! She is a judge on The Voice (a show I have never seen) and she plans to out-think Blake Shelton this season. (I know him!)

Staying in shape after giving birth to her son Milan in January 2013 meant trying new sports such as basketball and tennis. Shakira also “worked her tail off” with trainer Anna Kaiser and you can see some of her workout here:

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So what else is in the April issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Win At the Power Ball”

This Dynamax medicine ball looks really cool (I want one!) and this workout from trainer Jessi Kneeland from Peak Performance NYC is a keep IMHO.

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 Spoiler Alert!”  

Catchy headline for an article that shows you how long certain foods & condiments should stay in your pantry or fridge. (I always need a reminder on this kind of stuff!)

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 “Light on Your Feet”

The weather is getting lighter & brighter so why not get a pair of new sneaks to really get in the mood to play outdoors again?

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“Perks of Fab Backside”

I didn’t know having a “fab backside” would have anything other than perks, but oh well. The workout here from trainer Holly Perkins is pretty damn great!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “The Health Threat That Sneaks Up Silently” Women’s Health talks about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
  • “Your Body on Motion Sickness” As someone who has had bouts of vertigo—this resonated with me.
  • Beauty Bonus: Shakira is on the back cover as well with a special beauty trends feature.

Overall Grade:

A  This is a great issue so be sure to check it out!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

February 2014

Heidi Klum photographed Rankin

Heidi Klum photographed Rankin

Women’s Health Cover Star for February 2014: 

German supermodel and longtime Project Runway host Heidi Klum is on the cover and featured inside. Turns out Heidi had about a dozen jobs to deal with every day including designing her own line of sneakers for New Balance which she shows off in the magazine—very cute!

She also shares a story about accepting an Emmy award while being a bit tipsy on champagne (she imbibed with co-winner Tim Gunn—lucky gal!)

 

So what else is in the February issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Sculpt a Knockout Body”

I like this workout from UFC Fighter Mike Dolce and plan to use in my bootcamp classes very soon.

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 Beautify Your Back”  

Women’s Health states that “skin-baring season” is arriving soon—LMAO! Anyhoo, the workout moves featured here will help make your back strong.

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 “Getting in Shape is Child’s Play”

Tapping into the fun part of your workouts can help make the time go by faster is the point here.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Genius Diet” The best foods to eat that will make your brain say “thank you!”
  • “We Survived a Bear Attack” Women’s Health talks to two women who had a rather interesting experience while taking a trip to the mountains in Nova Scotia. (Note to self—do NOT go into the woods without Bear Spray!)

Overall Grade:

I was not as enamored with this issue as I am usually with Women’s Health. I am sure next month will knock my socks off, however.

 

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway! “Next Fitness Star” DVD from @WomensHealthMag @StacieJClark 7

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WOMEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE’S FIRST EVER FITNESS DVD SERIES

Tighten + Tone Your Entire Body with “Next Fitness Star” Competition Winner Stacie Clark

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It’s a snow day here in New York City and I (like many people out there I am guessing) will choose to workout at home tonight rather than deal with the ice & snow. So if you are in the market to try out a new DVD (or how about winning one?) then check out my giveaway for this week.

I am giving away to one random winner (who follows my rules below) the Women’s Health The Next Fitness Star: Power Sculpt Series with the magazine’s first winner of their annual “The Next Fitness Star” competition–Stacie Clark. (Disclaimer: Women’s Health is providing the giveaway item and this is not a paid sponsorship.)

Here are the details of the DVD:

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Tighten + Tone Your Entire Body with “Next Fitness Star” Competition Winner Stacie Clark

January 8, 2014—New York, NY—Women’s Health Magazine, the fastest-growing international women’s lifestyle and wellness magazine, today announces the launch of the NEXT FITNESS STAR:  POWER SCULPT DVD SERIES with certified trainer Stacie Clark ($27.95, http://www.dvd.thenextfitnessstar.com/pr).

The NEXT FITNESS STAR: POWER SCULPT SERIES, produced by parent company Rodale Inc., will feature four original workouts developed by Stacie Clark designed to combine strength training and cardio into a super-efficient routine that doesn’t leave one second wasted.  Each method is proven to not only rev up your metabolism, but it will keep you elevated and burning calories throughout the day. The POWER SCULPT method is based on timed intervals, with the goal to improve and expand upon each workout—increasing one or two more reps of an exercise, using heavier weights, or moving to the harder modification on a move.

Stacie Clark was discovered by Women’s Health through a nationwide search for “The Next Fitness Star.” Among thousands of applicants, she was awarded the title live on NBC’s TODAY to develop this original DVD series appear in the Jan/Feb issue of Women’s Health and be a new face of fitness for the brand.

The POWER SCULPT SERIES includes:

  • 10-Minute Belly Melt: Designed to target your entire core, this workout consists of 10 exercises performed for 60 seconds each. You’ll get the “six-pack” effect, and you’ll feel great.
  • 15-Minute Speed Shred: Tighten, tone and torch your entire body.
  • 20-Minute Metabolic Boost: It’s all about timed-interval supersets. The result? Maximize your time, burn fat and tone all over.
  • 30-Minute Total-Body Blast: We’ll alternate between upper and lower body moves, keeping your heart rate up to maximize calorie burn and build lean muscle. Bonus for you? A strong core & butt burner to complete the workout.

 

“It won’t be easy. You’ll work hard. You’ll push yourself to your limit,” says Women’s Health Fitness Star, Stacie Clark. “But we’re in it together and when done with POWER SCULPT, you will feel stronger, more confident and be one step closer to having the body you’ve always wanted.” Fashion director-turned-certified athletic trainer, Stacie Clark, 40, knows exactly what it takes to work toward a goal and succeed. With over 15 years of experience in fitness and athletic development from youth to adult, Clark’s focus is on individual and group training, encompassing the fundamentals of functional bodyweight training and athleticism  including agility, balance, coordination, strength, speed, stamina, power, and flexibility.

WOMEN’S HEALTH NEXT FITNESS STAR: POWER SCUPLT DVD SERIES

Available at www.thenextfitnessstar.com; TWITTER/Facebook @womenshealthmag

 About Women’s Health: (www.womenshealthmag.com) Women’s Health propels 22 million consumers into action, providing the motivation and the inspiration for them to make instant, positive changes in their lives.  Launched in October 2005 and published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Women’s Health has quickly grown into a multimedia brand that includes branded books, mobile applications, and renowned events. The magazine has received numerous industry accolades including the 2011 ASME National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in Fashion, Service, and Lifestyle and was also nominated for the ASME of General Excellence again in 2013; included on Adweek’s annual Hot List two times and is nominated for a third in 2013; and was named Advertising Age’s 2009 Magazine of the Year and also listed among their 2013 A-List winners. For more up-to-the-minute information, visit www.womenshealthmag.com and get instant updates via Twitter (@WomensHealthMag) and Facebook (Women’s Health Magazine).

 

Here is a clip where you can learn more about Stacie:


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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health Jan 2014 @WomensHealthMag 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

January 2014

Evangeline Lilly photographed by Peggy Sirota

Evangeline Lilly photographed by Peggy Sirota

Women’s Health Cover Star for January 2014: 

Evangeline Lilly who is featured in the new Hobbit movie but will always be Kate from Lost as far as I am concerned. Evangeline was recently on the Conan O’Brien show to complain about the cover line “best butt ever.”

In this interview the actress talks about being a mom to son Kahekili (in Hawaiian his name stands for “thunder”) and how she prefers to blend in with the crowd rather than seek the Hollywood spotlight.

In her downtime she prefers to workout to old-school Jane Fonda moves rather than trendy new exercises and feels passionately that women should embrace a healthy lifestyle versus struggling to get skinny.

So what else is in the January issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “The One-Dumbbell Solution”

Craig Ballentyne of Turbulence Training offers this workout that requires only one dumbbell to get a good workout in just 15 minutes time.

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 Compete with the Cold”  

In case you are wondering what beauty products that winter Olympians use to fight the effects of cold weather–here you go!

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 “Gold Medal Gear”

OMG—these outdoor gear pages give me a serious case of the “I wants!”

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“The Next Fitness Star Workout”

Stacie Clark, winner of the Women’s Health Next Fitness Star gives us a special look at her new DVD Women’s Health Power Sculpt Series.

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“Little Moves to Get Lean & Strong”

Amanda Freeman of SLT shows how to use hybrid movements to gain strength and increase muscle tone.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Pump Up You Power Center” Women’s Health partnered with Weekend Today to find out much women know about the importance of heart health. Spoiler—we need to learn more!
  • “Find the Winner’s Edge” The Olympics are just around the corner and here we get to meet some of our upcoming participants.
  •  “I Survived Being Trapped in a Fire” Women’s Health tells us this true story from Casey Copenhaver who survived a fire in her home. Yikes!

Overall Grade:

A This is a great issue to start the new year.

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Drew Barrymore @flowerbeauty #sweatpink 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

December 2013

Drew Barrymore photographed by David Burton

Drew Barrymore photographed by David Burton

Women’s Health Cover Star for December 2013: 

Drew Barrymore is on the cover and being her usual, lovely self. (One of my favorite movies of all time is the first Charlie’s Angels—a classic!)

Her wild and crazy behavior of the 90s (which if you look at it now–is NO big deal at all) belied a very smart mind and Drew is now a film producer for her own production plus the creator of the cosmetics line Flower. In this issue she talks about mixing high & low makeup brands to get a shimmering look.

So what else is in the December issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Pack a Bandmate”

Jim Smith of Diesel Strength & Conditioning shows how to get an overall body conditioning workout in just 15 minutes using a heavy band.

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 Fast Track Your Results”  

If you are looking for a fit tracker to get in shape–be sure to check out this page first to see what is out there as well as the best tracker to fit your lifestyle.

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 “Jump for Your Joints”

For those with knee issues—here we get a series of exercises to strengthen your joints. They were offered to Women’s Health from Tim Hewett Ph.D., Director of The Ohio State University Sports & Health Performance Institute.

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“Strong is the New Sexy”

Are you ready to lift some heavier weights and get that body into stringer shape? Well try out these badass moves from Kellie Davis, co-author of Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body. (Lift those weights ladies!)

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Women’s Health Holiday Gift Guide:

Looking for ideas to put on your wish list? Look for this page featuring fun gym-y kind of things for “Workout Junkies!”

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Domestic Terror” True stories of women being abused by their husbands and boyfriends and tips for getting the hell out of a violent relationship.  (Get help if you need it!)
  • “Blogging: You the Instant Expert” Are you looking to start your own Blog? This feature is really helpful on how you can get started.
  •  “I Survived Being Snowbound in a Car” Women’s Health talked to Paula Lane was trapped in her car in the Sierra Mountains with her boyfriend for several days and barely made it out alive. Unfortunately, he did not make it out with her. This essay really got to me.

Overall Grade:

A!  Extra good workouts in this issue made me all kinds of happy!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag @CarrieUnderwood November Review! 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: November 2013

Carrie Underwood photograohed by Jeff Lipsky

Carrie Underwood photographed by Jeff Lipsky

 Women’s Health Cover Star for November 2013: 

Carrie Underwood whom I just discovered as a kickass singer whose songs are now completely filling up my iPod. Not to sound like a total rock-centric snob but I never really “got” country/pop before but I am becoming a big fan of hers. (Honestly—Before He Cheats totally rules!!!)

Carrie keeps in shape by sticking with a vegan diet and working out as often as she can on the road. She  also loves animals and took care of a stray dog last year. (Yay! Carrie!)

Carrie “Favorite Things” include:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Better’N Peanut Butter
  • Hot Yoga

 So what else is in the November issue of Women’s Health

“15-Minute Fat Blaster”

B.J. Gaddour, CEO of StreamFit.com produced this workout which can be done in 15 or 30 minutes should you want a quick butt-kicker.

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 Take Yourself for a Ride”  

Have you thought about taking a spin class but wasn’t sure on how to set up your bike? Try out this articles which features tips and a workout plan from Soul Cycle instructor Stacey Griffith.

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 “The New Tome-At-Home Pilates”

The amazing Brooke Siler of re:Ab Pilates studio in New York shows how adding bands can really add to your Pilates workout. Brooke is the author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates.

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“The Flat-Tummy Foods”

The foods you eat that can help with belly bloating as well as  the stuff that will make you feel like you have a beer gut all of the time.

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“Supermarket Stars”

The next time you hit the grocery store—bring along this guide to find out the healthiest options for:

  • Fitness Fuel
  • Recovery Foods
  • A.M. Kick-Starters
  • Grab-and-Go Eats
  • Lunchtime Picks
  • Caffeine Champs
  • Supper Shortcuts
  • Nibbles and Noshes
  • Flavor Boosters
  • Sweet Successes

(Great—now I am hungry…off to look for nibbles to nosh…)

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Sneakers Go Chic” Women’s Health shows how fashion and comfy shoes can go together.
  • “You’re Sick—Now What?” Whatever your sickly symptoms—look at this guide on how to get on the path to wellness ASAP. (And if you are really, REALLY sick—keep your butt home and away from the rest of us! Sheesh!)
  • “Thanksgiving with a Twist” Healthy and tasty Turkey Day recipes are featured here
  • “I Survived Being Stabbed” Women’s Health has this personal essay from Angela Champagne-From who really did live through an attack on her life by a knife-wielding, would-be kidnapper in a Minneapolis garage. Whoa!!
  • Naya Rivera: The Glee star models in a fashion story that is all about yummy knits and clothes that give me the “happies.” (I love autumn ware!)

Overall Grade:

A  Really strong issue with beauty, fashion and lots of workout advice. Loved!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com 

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