What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine June 2014 Issue with Rachel Bilson


What Did We Learn This Month?


June 2014

Rachel Bilson photographed by Cliff Watts

Rachel Bilson photographed by Cliff Watts

Health Cover Star for June:

Rachel Bilson

Confession time—I have never seen one thing Rachel Bilson has been in including The OC but she seems very sweet. Um—that’s all I have for this one.

So what else is inside the June Health?

“Your Big-Day Checklist”

Health  culled together everything you need to take with you on race including a “bounce-free” bra from Lululemon I need to check out –ASAP.

Race Day Set Up 001

“Tracy Tones You”

While I do not prescribe to all of Tracy Anderson’s training ideas (for example saying that women she never use “heavy” weights) but I do like her core work and these moves are pretty damn cool.

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“A User’s Manual: Your Colon”

This is my favorite feature in every issue where Health examines one part of the human body and gives advice on how to best take care of it. Good stuff on how to keep your colon working at its best.

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“10 New Sunscreen Finds”

I make it a point of getting all new sunblock every year (the ingredients will lose power over time) and there were some pretty cool finds here.

Sunscreen 001
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Yoga for a Flat Belly” Yoga super-stah Kristin McGee gives for perfecting your boat pose which is always the toughest one for me.
  • “7 Vacation Health Hassles, Solved” Tips for surviving your next trip to where ever you are lucky enough to go. (Savanah—I will see June 26th!)
  • “Are You Getting a Great Gyno Exam?” I am in the position of having to find a new gynecologist due to my new health care plan and trying to find a decent doctor to replace her is challenging. This article is making me remember what I need to look for in my next visit.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B: Just an okay issue for me this month. I normally like Health but this one lacked a fun takeaway for me.

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with @AliSweeney on the Cover! #fitbloggin

What Did We Learn This Month? 

 Shape: May 2013

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Alison Sweeney photographed by Nino Munoz for Shape.

Shape Cover Star for May:

Alison Sweeney graces the cover in a cute bikini showing off her tone frame. “Ali” has become something of a fitness fanatic since becoming host of The Biggest Loser adding triathlons to her workout schedule after conquering her first marathon.

Ali was a bit of a carb/sugar addict when she was younger but after her dentist discovered a large number of cavities while getting a check-up in her 20s she began her transformation into adapting a more healthy lifestyle.

Here are Ali’s “Success Strategies” from the Shape Interview:

  • Readjust Your Food Attitude
  • Step Up Your Game
  • Open Your Mind
  • Be a Little Lazy

If that doesn’t offer you enough “Ali” how about a peek at some of her favorite moves she learned from trainer Steve Lee.

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So what else is inside the May Shape?


“Summer SHAPE Up Workout”

If you are looking for a workout created by Jillian Michaels to up your game—try this one (below) the famous badass created for Shape.

Jillian Michaels Workout 001

“Give Your Gym Bag a Checkup”

Spring cleaning should apply to your gym bag as well as your home and here are tips to keep yours ship shape. (Gaw—I can’t even think about my gym bag right now…)

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“Lean Machine”

If you have any interest in learning about Pilates reformer techniques—check out this feature! You can get “insider tips” from trainer Chris Ann Reuter of JK Zen Fitness in Los Angeles.

Lean Machine 001

“Field Day”

Here we get an awesome workout should you have the ability to get out onto an open field and play created by trainer David Siik who is based in Los Angeles.

Field Day 001

“2013 Shape Sun Awards”

Summer is the time to take your badass bod outside but please remember to protect your skin with some of the excellent products featured here. Please!

Sun Awards 001


“The Yin/Yang Workout”

Trainer Jessica Smith and her husband Guillermo Gomez (fourth-degree black belt) offer us this 30-minute routine that combines graceful moves with kickboxing.

Yin Yan workout 001

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

  • “Hot Wheels” Shape features really cool bikes on page 76.
  • “Bosom Buddies” This is the title for one of my favorite shows of all time and an article about workouts bar tops in the May issue.
  • “Skin Cancer by the Numbers” Once again—if you are going to play outside PLEASE use sunscreen. Shopping in open markets counts as play as far as I am concerned.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Excellent workouts and smart features makes me a happy fit chick!

Have you read the May Shape yet? What was your favorite article? Let me know!

Ox ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick


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