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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

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealth Sexy Elsa Pataky on the Cover!! #fitbloggin 9

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: June 2013

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace


Women’s Health Cover Star for June 2013: 

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky is starring in the sure-to-be smash Fast & Furious 6 and in real life she is married to hunky actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers.) The very fit thespian admits she is essentially “addicted” exercise and loves to keep in top condition with a combination of strength training, martials arts, yoga and Pilates.

When not working out or acting, Elsa is a mom to a toddler daughter, is working on a documentary about children around the world and is planning on writing a book with her trainer Fernando Sartorious. (Whew!)


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


“The No-Sweat Zone”

Women’s Health gives us this lunchtime workout that will help you burn calories without looking like a sloppy mess afterwards. This particular one comes from LA-based trainer Holly Perkins and should take 20 minutes tops.


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Your Body on Ice Cream”  

This is going to be my first dairy-free summer and articles like this remind me I am going to have moments of loss and regret. (Damn, I love my Softee cones!)

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15 Minute Workout

This month’s “15 Minute Workout” comes from author Nicole Glor (The Slimnastics Workout) which will get your cardio in in record time.

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“Sneaky Places Stress Shows Up”

Is your hair falling out?  Do you have a twitchy eyeball? Does your stomach bother you from time to time? It might be stress trying to get the better of you so watch out!

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“What Grill Master Know”

Summer means bringing out the grill which makes my heart soar. Here we get advice from the grilling masters.

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“6 New Sun Care Secrets”

The best of the new lotions and potions to protect your skin in the summertime are featured in this feature.

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

  • “Beauty Awards Winners!” Women’s Health picked the latest and greatest in makeup, skin care, hair care and all that makes me a happy product junkie.
  • “Cut Above the Rest” The swimsuits featured in this story made me want to lay out on the beach and sip on a fruity drink. (So cute!)
  • “I Get a Running Start” I am one of those folks who does not “get” running. Never, EVER enjoyed it and do not understand people who do. Women’s Health asked the running experts out there to give advice to the running-challenged.
  • “Do the Next Best Thing” I enjoyed this beauty/health story that gives you short cuts when you can’t do what you know you SHOULD do every day.  


Overall Grade:

A! My favorite read this month so far. Good job Women’s Health!

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

Ox ox,

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