Most scientists agree that a low-carb diet is key to losing weight and keeping it off. It is especially good for busting belly fat and avoiding the apple shape that plagues many women once they hit their 40′s and beyond.
The sad truth is, however, that following a strict low-carb regimen is so difficult that most people don’t stick with it for more than a few weeks. Continue reading
Treat Your Body Like a Classic Car
Have you ever attended a classic auto show and wondered how the owners kept their cars looking as beautiful as they did on the day they rolled off the lot?
Dr. Mehmet Oz has the answer … proper maintenance.
If the tires wear out, they’re replaced. If the oil needs changing, it gets changed. Not surprisingly, maintenance is also the secret to a long and healthy life for humans. Think of your cells as anti-aging mechanics. If you treat them right, by eating well and exercising, they will tune you up on a daily basis. If you don’t take care of them, they will go on strike, and you will age faster. You’re in the driver’s seat. You have the power to slow down the aging process… Continue reading
It’s no secret Americans are spending more and more time sitting! Desk jobs, long commutes and too much TV time all add up to more than 8 hours a day of inactivity.
Good intentions aside, many of us don’t have time to make it to the gym on a regular basis.
Even if you do manage to squeeze in a 1/2 hour of exercise, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed that women who sat for more than 6 hours a day had a 37% increased risk of premature death, compared with women who sat for less than 3 — no matter how often they exercised. Continue reading
Do you, like so many, usually gain 5-10 pounds over the holidays? Do you find yourself over-indulging in all the so-called “goodies” that are everywhere during this season?
It is possible enjoy this season of tasty treats without losing your figure (and losing your mind!) You can start the new year without having to make yet another resolution about weight loss.
Dr. Northrup, Kate Northrup, and Penny Northrup Kirk have lived this healthy, happy holidays reality for years and are excited to teach you how.
Join us for a free telegathering on Tuesday, November 15th from 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. EST.
This call will focus on practical ways to avoid weight gain over the holiday season so that you can begin 2012 without extra baggage, physical and emotional!
E-mail us to reserve your space on this free call. Join us and make sure that you start the new year right!
“This post is part of the 2011 Love Your Body Day Blog Carnival” sponsored by the National Organization for Women. For 14 years, NOW has been hosting this event to encourage women around the world to reclaim their bodies from the negative images they see very day in the mainstream media.
Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?
Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can’t use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.
Together, we can fight back.
One of the best ways to counter the barrage of unhealthy body images we are bombarded with every day is to share our own stories about how we love, honor and nurture our real, imperfect, awe-inspiring, sexy, scintillating bodies. So here is my story… Continue reading