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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, More and Muscle & Fitness Hers

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

We are right in the middle of summer here and I am experiencing magazine doldrums here. Most produce July/August issues so it might be a little light on the review and recap side on my blog for the next couple of weeks. (Oh when do those September issues arrive already?)

Anyhoo—I did find a few that I enjoyed this month so let’s just dive into them today and have some fun, shall we?

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Bicycling: September 2013

  • “Sugar Shock” According to the New York Times food editor Matt Bittman sugar being added to our foods is “the biggest public health challenge facing the developed world.”  Bicycling magazine talks about how the sweet stuff will affect your rides and how to keep an eye on sugar and carbs.
  • “Take a Look” Loved this photo spread here which features cute bicycling fashions.  (Yes, they CAN be cute fashion creators!)
  • “City Guide: New York City” Now you know I have check out the “Brooklyn Ramble” section which featured in this article!
  • “Southern Comforts” Have you ever heard of the “Tour d’Epicure” which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains? It sounds totally amazing!
  • “The Basics of Shifting” Honestly, I wish someone would have given me this advice on how to shift into gears properly when I first began to ride!

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

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MORE: July/August 2013

  • Charlotte Rampling: One of my biggest style icons talks about dancing in Mary Quant skirts (sigh!) in the 60s and her “not getting married” code of freedom. (LOVE this woman!)
  • “Foods that Age-Proof Your Brain” The things you need to eat and drink every day in order to stay mentally sharp.
  • Melissa McCarthy: Have any of you seen The Heat yet? I need to check it out but loved this interview with the actress in the meantime.
  • “Summer of Self-Discovery” If you are looking for books to dive into this summer—this article had some great ideas!
  • “She Got Rich Doing What?” MORE features incredible women who have made their bones doing everything from creating stylish fanny packs to making theater backdrops. Go Ladies!  

Check out MORE online www.more.com

 

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: July/August 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Great Glutes” Advice on how to make your backside higher and tighter from Nathalia Melo (IFBB Bikini Pro,) Essence Monet (IFBB Figure Pro) and Bella Falconi (Fitness Model.)
  • Terry Crews: The smoking hot actor from HBO’s The Newsroom talks about his fitness motivators and the secrets to his 24-year marriage. (Does he have a brother?)
  • “Shortcut to Amazing Abs” Excellent moves from IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese.
  • “8-Minute Metabolism Booster” Five different moves from Icelandic CrossFit star Annie Thorisdottir.
  • Rutina Wesley: Tara from True Blood is played by an actress with arms I am working my tail off to get. Rutina avoids sugar and junk food when filming her sexy vampire series.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

 

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, MORE, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing today? Me? I am just fine thankyouverymuch. The magazine are piling up around my apartment and I need to just get more of these posts up already so today I bring four of my favorite reads of the past few weeks. Hope you enjoy them!

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Bicycling: April 2013

  • “Bicycling 2013 Buyers Guide” What the hell am I doing working on a Blog post when I should be drooling over the pictures of the bikes featured here instead? (I want everything featured and I wish this damn winter weather would go away so I can actually do some cycling.)
  • “Go the Distance” A page of “must have” gadgets and cool essentials to take on your next long ride.
  • “Good Looks” Really cool items that are not all necessarily for cyclists but the bike rack will look in my new home, someday…
  • “Best in Class” Bikes, bikes and more bikes—I am really missing my rides right now!
  • “Sole Mates” Nine really neat looking shoes including  a pair custom-designed from Riivo Tekna and cost a whopping $825 clams!

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

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More: March 2013

  •  Connie Britton: I love this woman and have been a fan of hers for ages (though I admit I have yet to check out Nashville—is it good?) Connie started her career as a fitness instructor while studying acting in New York which is one of the reasons she looks completely amaze-balls at 46 years-old. She is also a new mom and quite possibly my new imaginary celebrity best friend.
  •  “Revenge of the Handsome Woman” Women who have “handsome” features rather than culturally accepted “pretty” ones tend to age much better and get their “revenge” in the middle-aged  years.
  • “She Keeps Families Together” Great feature on Jessica Dominguez who is a Los Angeles-based lawyer who at one time an undocumented worker and now works to keep deportees form being separated from their children.
  • “The Life-Extending Diet” The things you need to eat to get healthier including Omega 3 fatty acids (unless you already eat enough meat & dairy) and cutting back on sugar.
  • “5 Top Facialists Confess” I love beauty advice and here we get the best tips from best veauty gals in the business. (Drink your water, people!)
  •  Cyndi Lauper: More talked to pop singer a(nd now Broadway composer) Cyndi Lauper who worked with Harvey Fierstein to get Kinky Boots from film to the stage.

Check out MORE online here: www.more.com

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: March/April 2013

  • “Must-Try Move: Quads” Expert advice to get your quads looking fierce from IFBB Fitness Pro Oksana Grishina, IFBB Figure Pro Candice Lewis and NPC Bikini Ana Delia Iturrondo.
  • Ali Lee: The singer and dancer prefers to keep strong & fit in order to keep some balance in her life and busy career.
  • “9 Serious Skin Smoothers” All kinds of price points are shown here for the best face & body exfoliators on the market.
  • Vida Guerra: A day in the life of the IFBB Bikini Pro who is seeking a show business career in Los Angeles which includes training with an Olympic sprinter and running with a parachute on her back—really!
  • “Get Short-Circuit Sexy” Cover model Erin Stern (a Figure Olympia Pro) shows how doing a series of 20-second moves can get your body strong & sexy.
  • “Whip Yourself Into Shape” If you want to learn about proper rope training (and I did then this is the article to check out!
  • “The Perfect Gluten-Free Day” Here we get a six-meal plan that help you feel full without a gluten in sight.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online www.muscleandfitnesshers.com

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Prevention: March 2013

  • “52 Meals That Heal” Lots and lots of “super foods” are featured here including soba noodles, grapefruit and canned salmon.
  • “Why Morning Walks Give You an Edge” I switched to being a morning workout person simply because that worked best with my schedule but there are real advantages to getting out there before the chickens.
  • “Good Night, Sleep Riught” The latest potions and gadgets to help you get more zzz’s.
  • “What Will You Leave Behind?” Mallika Chopra (daughter of Deepak Chopra) is the founder of intent.com and she offers her advice for living a life with purpose.
  • “Get a Leg Up on Diabetes” Turns out prediabates is a very treatable condition with coach-led exercise. So instead of saying “Whew—glad I don’t have that disease!” You need to get your butt in gear.
  • “Your Eyes After 40” Prevention talks about the “six common vision problems of midlife—and what to do about them.”

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

Ox ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, MORE, and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

The East Coast is gearing up for some kind of a super storm (or just some rain/snow bull sh*t which always makes me crazier) so let’s call this our Pre-Nor Easter magazine extravaganza—yes?

I have a few titles today that will keep you motivated during the winter doldrums so let’s get to it shall we?

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Bicycling: March 2013
“Safety Flair” Who’s gear couldn’t use just a bit more bits of flair, eh? I liked this page of bright-colored safety-type things that made me think spring is around the corner.
“Take it Inside” OOOOH I get jealous reading about indoor cycling tracks. Do you have one near you? Is it as awesome as I think it is?
“Balancing Act” I am a BIG fan of probiotics and so is Bicycling apparently—read all about it here.
• “Winter Warriors” And now for some gear that will inspire me more to get outdoors in the winter.
“Home Remedies” What every cyclist should keep at home to handle common cycling issues.
“The 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards” 5,000 readers answered the annual Bicycling survey and offer their opinions on a variety of topics from favorite pro cyclists (no one names Armstrong in case you are wondering) to whether or not they would cycle naked if they could. (Read it for yourself to find out!)

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

More: February 2013
Katie Couric: The star of the new hit talk show Katie admitted to having a pretty easy going life for her first 40 years and then she turned 41. Her husband Jay Monahan died of cancer in 1998 and then a few years later her sister did as well. Her time as the anchor of the CBS Evening News was troublesome and she was becoming more known for dating younger men than her news chops which would be irritating for anyone to deal with. Good interview with Couric and she looks fabulous in the magazine.
“Make Over Your Metabolism” More asked four women their secrets for managing their metabolism ranging in age from 35-53 years old.
“How to be Employable Ten Years from Now” I love this topic and appreciate the advice here for keeping relevant in your career. .
“Cancer: A Huge Leap Forward” There is an “unreported revolution” happening in the world of cancer research and treatments that could be a saving grace for most of us in the future.
“Boredom Busting Workouts” If you are looking to add a little oomph to your workouts—try some of these suggestions including: TRX, CrossFit, Barre Classes and Dahn Yoga.
“The Best Superfoods of 2013” Honestly—some of these foods that are being nominated by a variety of experts I have never heard of but I am willing to now give them a try. (Do any of you know about black garlic?)

Check out MORE online here: www.more.com

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Prevention: February 2013
“4 Foods for a Longer Life” One of them is coffee so I love this list for sure!
“Walk off 10, 20 30+ Pounds” Three different “fat-burning” walks are featured here and will help you lose any extra weight with jarring your joints.
“Happiness is 10 Friends” Studies prove that women with 10 or more friends are much happier than those with five or less. Will you add to my friendship circle?
“A Crazy, Sexy Anniversary” Kris Carr is a ten years survivor of cancer and a New York Times best-selling author (Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips which I bought for my friend Jude when she was dealing with breast cancer surgeries and recovery.) Kris is also on the cover and gives an inspiring interview to Prevention in this issue.
“Hot Yoga Changed My Life—And Helped Me Drop 30 Pounds!” This is the true story of Johnni Southerland who lives in Evansville, IN and looks amazing. My friend Marrilee loves hot yoga. Have any of you done it. Is it really that cool?
“30 Days to a Healthier Heart” A Prevention special on how to get your ticker into its best shape possible.

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

Ox ox,
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Registration open for @FitnessMagazine @MoreMag Half-Marathon (Central Park April 14) 0

Hello Half-Marathoners!

The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine 1/2 Marathon Registration Opens Now!

More/Fitness Women's Half Marathon

More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

Full deatils are listed here. Good luck all of you wacky runners!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MORE MAGAZINE/FITNESS MAGAZINE WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON Over 10,000 Women Expected for 10th Anniversary Race in Central Park on April 14th

NEW YORK, N.Y., (January 24, 2012) – More and FITNESS magazines announced today that registration is open for the 2013 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event.

The 13.1-mile race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/more-magazine-fitness-magazine-womens-half-marathon-2013.To enhance the race-day experience for all, the size of the event will be capped, so participants are encouraged to register early.

“This race started ten years ago with just over 2,000 runners and is now the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country,” says More Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour.  “This race has become the destination for women from all over the country—first time runners, elite athletes, women who have overcome an illness—to come together to challenge themselves to reach new goals—and cross that finish line!”

More and FITNESS are co-hosting the event with the New York Road Runners and are expecting more than 15,000 runners and spectators in New York’s Central Park on April 14, 2013. Athleta and Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade, Oakley and Tonalin are the official product sponsors, Hole in the Wall Gang is the charitable partner, CARE is the Expo sponsor and The Better Show is the official media partner.

“Every year, women from all over the U.S. and the world flock to this race for a fun, empowering run,” says Fitness Editor-in Chief, Betty Wong. “I look forward to sharing the course with these fit and fierce females and having a blast celebrating our tenth anniversary!”

The event weekend will kick off on April 12th and April 13th with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th),  where women can participate in various health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, food and product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes and more. On race day, supporters and spectators are welcome to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples and sweepstakes.

“The incredible partnership with More magazine and FITNESS magazine is one that we are very thankful for and continually inspired by,” says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. “Together we have been able to motivate hundreds of thousands of women to run, move and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being. We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth running of this extraordinary event and look forward to seeing the excitement of these women as they cross both the start and finish lines in April.”

More and FITNESS also invite all half-marathon participants to raise money for Hole in the Wall Gang, a non-profit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Women will be given the option to make a donation when registering for the event. Registrants can also opt to run on behalf of Team Hole in The Wall to raise money directly for the charity.

Registrants can also donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty.

For more race details, free training guides and registration information, please visit: http://www.morefitnesshalf.com/

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