What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine with Bethenny on the Cover! @goodhealth

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: December 2013

Bethenny Frankel photograohed by Ruven Afanador

Bethenny Frankel photograohed by Ruven Afanador

Health Cover Star for December: Bethenny Frankel The reality turned talk show star talks about dealing with life after her high profile divorce, the booming ‘Skinnygirl” business and being a single mom in this Health interview. Her newest book Skinnygirl Solutions is on sale now. So what else is inside the December Health? Holiday Gift Guide Health offers an array of ideas for presents you want to see under your tree. (Hint, hint—I would love to see this Chai tank from New Balance!) Yes, I am assuming you are all like me and take the time to buy yourself something nice this time of year! Holiday Gift Ideas Health magazine 001   “Should I Try Barre Classes?’ Yes—you damn well should and here are some cool moves from Marin Van Vleck of The Bar Method in Plano, Texas. (Trust me, the Diamond Thigh exercise will have you screaming for mercy!) Barre Classes Health Magazine 001   “Your Metabolism: A User’s Guide” My metabolism has had its ups and downs so I always appreciate articles like this. Metabolism Health magazine 001 “8 Great Workout DVDs” Say you want to avoid the outdoors but need to workout—try one of the excellent DVDs featured here. Top DVDs 001 And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Top Yogurt Picks” A couple of dozen of the best brands are mentioned on page 112.
  • “Have a Cup of Coffee” (As if I need permission!)
  • “Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?” Put down the cell once in a while and enjoy the world around you, people!
  • “Yes—The Most Filling Foods” Yummy foods that are healthy and will keep you feeling full.
  • “Stay Flu-Proof This Season” Tips for avoiding much-dreaded flu this year.
  • “Is Weight-Loss Surgery Worth It?” Excellent article about risks of lap band surgery.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com Overall Grade: B+ For months I have complained about the lack of workouts in Health and they listened! I counted three pages of them this month which made me happy. Plus, the gift guide is pretty damn nifty! Until next time… Ox Ox, BFC Brooklyn Fit Chick Follow me on Twitter: “BrooklynFitChik” (note the spelling!) Like My Facebook Page Instagram: BrooklynFitChick Pinterest: BrooklynFitChick You Tube: BrooklynFitChick1

What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with Padma Lakshmi on the Cover!

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: November/December 2013

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olsen

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olson


What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Padma Lakshmi

The impossibly stunning host of Bravo’s Top Chef graces the cover of the November/December issue and she gives fitness the inside dirt on her dining career. While filming episodes of the top-rated culinary series the former model admits that all of the sampling and tasting can cause her to gain 15 pounds per season. So how does she take it off when filming is done? She follows a clean diet meaning “no meats, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried foods, no wheat.”

Padma also talks about staying fit for her three year-old daughter and shares her own recipe for spinach and plum salad. (Nom nom!)


“Shortcut to a Sexy Back”

The very blonde and very shimmery Tracy Anderson (trainer of Gwyneth Paltrow among other glamazons) offers this pretty cool workout to help get your back and rear get in shape. (Be prepared to use light weights and do high reps!)


Tracy Anderson in Fitness Magazine 001


“Bright Ideas”

Is everyone ready for a fun, colorful holiday gift guide? Me, me me! (I want that “Queen of the Mountain Jacket” from Athleta if anyone out there cares to know. Anyone, anyone?)


Gift Guide 001


“Go With the Flow”

Celebrity trainer Brett Hoebel (The Biggest Loser, Season 11) is a big fan of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira (I only know that from interviewing him for Fit Bottomed Girls!) Here he offers slight adjustments to those very dance-y/boxer-y moves to help get you in fighting shape.


Go With the Flow 001

And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Outrun Danger” Yikes! Be careful people! You can be a top athlete (like triathlete Jenny Fletcher featured in this story) and have blood clot issues. Here we get tips on the symptoms of blood clots and how to prevent them.
  • “Pay Fit Forward” Awwww, these stories of fit women inspiring one another to get healthy made me really happy.
  • “Rise and Shine!” One year ago I committed to getting more sleep every night and it has changed my life. Fitness offers their own tips and advice on how to get a few more ZZZ’s.

Overall Grade:

A- Can’t wait to see you all in 2014! (Oh no—is it that just around the corner?!)

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com


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