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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Ali Sweeney! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

October 2014

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Alison Sweeney is the October cover star and she is celebrating the new Days of Our Lives-less version of her life. The busy mom of two who also stars on The Biggest Loser is continuing her writing career (she is a novelist) and is excited to take on some directing projects in the future. Also on Ali’s “to do” list—yoga!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Firm, Baby, Firm”

Use this band workout from Alonzo Wilson of Tone House New York studio to get in top shape and create long & lean muscles.

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“Power Play”

Fitness asked exercise physiologist Michelle Lovitt for advice on how to up your plyometric routines to take time off of your runs.

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“2014 Fitness Beauty Awards”

After trying out over 1500 of the best lotions and potions to make your look beautiful –Fitness offers their best bets for hair, skin and more.

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“Slimmer in 7 Days”

Trainers David and Dylan Schenk of Cross Train LA created this week-long plan to help jumpstart that your fitness plans for the fall.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Take it Outside” Just because we are getting cooler weather now doesn’t mean you have to give up the great outdoors. Try these pages to get the latest gear to hike and run safely and in style.
  • “Fitness Healthy Food” The editors of Fitness pick the best packaged foods on the market that are good for you.
  • “Edible Engineering” Finally—a NON-scary story about GMOs that is backed by science. Finally!!!

Overall Grade:

A  Can’t wait to see you all next week at the “Meet & Tweet” event Fitness staff!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine with Christina Hendricks 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

Health

May 2014

Christina Hendricks photographed by James White

Christina Hendricks photographed by James White

 

Health Cover Star for May:

Christina Hendricks

OMG—I love Mad Men and Joan Harris is one of my favorite characters on the show. She looks beautiful inside the magazine but the actress doesn’t really say all that much about being healthy. Well, except that Christina replaces Greek yogurt for some high-fat dairy items and prefers yoga pants to sweats.

(Inside the magazine she wears a smashing white suit from Armani that should have been the cover IMHO.)

Moving on…

 

So what else is inside the May Health?

“Swim in Style”

Health offers some really cute ideas for swim suits that make me think summer might actually arrive sooner than later. (Yippee!)

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“Tracy Tones You”

Tracy Anderson gives her favorite “thigh and butt-blaster” moves that I am sure will tire the hell out of me but make my legs look great. (I do love her mat work.)

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“A User’s Manual: Your Urinary Tract”

Women have more urinary issues than men and therefore need to be extra careful about potential issues such as UTIs, incontinence and interstitial cystitis.

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“Get on a Roll”

As a fit chick who loves her bike this feature made me all kinds of happy with the latest gear for cyclists and exercise tips from trainer Michelle Lovitt that specifically address biker issues. (My friends at Terry Bikes made the cut!)

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

  • “We Lost the High-Tech Way” The latest weight-loss apps are tested out by real women (and not editors) including those Spark People, Weight Watchers online and My Fitness Pal.com to see how well they work under real-life conditions.
  • “New Sensitive Skin Solutions” As someone who has bouts of rosacea—these articles are always of interest to me.
  • “The Secret to a Serious Calorie Burn” I am not much of a runner but for my students who are I am going to recommend they read this article about how increasing their pace can improve their overall fitness level (including metabolism!)

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B This was overall a good issue but a little light on features that grabbed my interest and made me go “ooh!” Maybe next month?

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine with Jessica Alba on the Cover @goodhealth 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: October 2013

Jessica Alba photographed by Marc Baptiste

Jessica Alba photographed by Marc Baptiste

Health Cover Star for October:

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is on the cover and not only is she is an insanely beautiful woman, popular “green living” author and successful actress (you can see her in the upcoming Machete Kills) but she also runs her own eco-friendly lifestyle business—The Honest Company (www.honest.com.)

On top of all of that she seems incredibly sweet as well. Check out Jessica’s cover shoot video here: http://www.health.com/health/video/0,,20735365,00.html

 

So what else is inside the October Health?

“Meet Your New Solemate” (Should that be one-word instead? Please advise!)

I can never have enough sneakers on hand and this story features the best & most useful for runners.

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“Get a Superstar Body”

Health asked the top celebrity trainers how us commoners can look like an A-Lister. Said trainers are David Kirsch, Michelle Lovitt and Harley Pasternak.

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“The Three Supplements You Needs the Most”

If you are considering adding vitamins and supplements to your daily regimen—read this article first.

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“Your Hair: A User’s Guide”

Having problems with thinning hair, dry scalp or graying? (I have soooo many grays.) Be sure to check out this feature that will address all the things could stress you tresses.

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“Should I Try CrossFit?”

The super popular program is the bane of my Instagram account (how people can post more photos of their WODs than I do of my cats is startling) but I must admit I am curious to give them a whirl. So if you are in the market to try out CrossFit as well—check out this issue of Health first.

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

  • “Grab it Now…Winter Squash” Yes, please! (Anyone want to cook my dinner tonight?)
  • “What Kind of Ager Are You?” I love my beauty stories and this one was of big interest to me. (I am a “splotcher” by the way.”)
  • “Your Healthy Fall Gardening Guide” If I didn’t possess a black thumb and actually had a yard I would be ALL over this. (Show of hands for those who want to plant a garden for me?)
  • “Breast Cancer Breakthroughs” October is breast cancer awareness month so all of the women’s magazines have features about this horrible disease. (Keep hopeful for a cure someday!)

 

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B- I am greedy for workouts Health. Where, oh where are they? Bah!

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(BFC)

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