By QuickieChick Laurel House
QuickieChick Laurel House walking her pup
If this doesn't motivate you to do SOMEthing today, I'm not sure what will. Especially because it is just so simple.
Preventative medicine can mean anything from cancer screenings to eating healthy food, drinking and smoking less to keeping cholesterol levels down. But really, what type of preventative prescription has the biggest impact? Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital, created this short illustrated lecture spoken in total layman's terms about the type of preventative medicine that has been shown to have the most substantial impact on your health. More so than pretty much anything else. So what is it? Well, first I will tell you that this treatment has been shown to:
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Alzheimers and Dementia
Hip Fractures in
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By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from The Single Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health
- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 14, 2011 2:45 PM EST
by QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Abs, Boobs, and Butt: 3 Quickies a Day Will Keep the Fat Away
Quickie Workout in Bed
The moment you bound out of bed in the morning (maybe a touch of an exaggeration), you're already harried, hurrying around, trying to fulfill all of your day's demands. Believe me, we're all "too busy" to find time to work out… which is why you have to make time to work out. If that is still too much of a pie in the sky ideal, get your workout in before even getting out of bed. Before your gridlocked schedule squeezes out any spare second that you could possibly devote to your exercise, find the time in bed.
READ 10 "DIFFERENT" WAYS TO MOTIVATE TO DIET & EXERCISE
Studies show that slipping several quickies into your day can be as effective, if not more, than a straight one-hour sweat session. In the morning before you get out of bed, in the afternoon when your head goes brain dead, and at night before finally dozing off, are three perfect opportunities for 15 minute quickies. Not only will these workouts help you lose weight and burn fat, but they will
by QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Super Last-Minute Gift Guide for Chicks
QuickieChick's last-minute Gift List
-Disbelief- You seriously can't believe it's almost the end of the year, and because of that you haven't really gotten into the festive spirit of buying gifts yet.
-Busy- You have been too busy to think about it.
-Party- You were invited to a party for someone you don't really know and have no clue what to get them.
-Forgot- You forgot to buy someone a gift… but they got you one.
Whatever your reason/excuse is, the fact remains that you have last-minute gifts to buy and you need some fab ideas STAT. Well, I compiled a list of gifts that I would want/want to give. Feel free to buy them too. Oh, and if you're like me and your mom/BFF/BF are asking what YOU want for the holidays, you can forward this list to them... That's what I'm doing.
BEAUTY PRODUCT OBSESSED
Because You Can't Not Share THIS
It might not seem like a holiday gift. But as soon as your BFF brushes this mascara through her lashes, she will definitely know that you have gifted her
- QuickieChick | Breakfast – Wed, Dec 7, 2011 10:01 PM EST
By QuickieChick Laurel House
Love this latte!
Sex and coffee are both, for many, basic pleasures. It's the first thing you want when you wake up in the morning. The last thing you want after dinner. And maybe one in the afternoon as a treat. Here's why it's a good idea:
SEX Is Good For Your HEART:
-Sex is good for your heart, cutting your risk of heart attack and stroke in half when performed three times a week.
Watch This QuickieWorkout in Bed for Better Sex
SEX Is Good For Your BUTT:
-Sex can effectively contribute to your cardio workout, helping you maintain or even lose weight. How? When aroused, your heart rate jumps from around 70 beats per minute to 150 beats per minute, helping your body burn an average of 200 calories- which is equivalent to running for about 15 minutes.
More Foods That Turn You On
COFFEE Is Good For Your HEART:
-Coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease thanks to coffee's ability to help protect the heart against disease (but not stroke). But we're talking Read More »from Sex & Coffee... Why You Should Indulge Morning, Noon, & Night (or at Least 3 Times a Week)
By QuickieChick Laurel House
More than for the purpose of filling and fattening you up, what you put in your mouth has purpose. This Bites with Benefits recipe is the ultimate pre-workout breakfast because it's a one-pot fast, easy and complete meal that is savory, warming, filling, protein & fiber-packed, fat-burning, and nutrient-rich, plus it keeps you fuller longer without the bloat. It's addictively good... it's Oatmeal & Egg w/ Sriracha (yes, the egg is cooked IN the oatmeal).
"But oatmeal is supposed to be sweet…" Really? Who says? It's a grain, just like pasta, rice and risotto. You're not putting maple syrup and brown sugar on pasta. I love savory breakfast (bacon and eggs with a side of grits), and so I'm treating my oatmeal like what it is- a grain, and making it savory.
Watch the Video on How-To Make Sriracha Oatmeal & Egg
BITES WITH BENEFITS INGREDIENTS:
OATMEAL- Healthy carb. Helps to control blood sugar, calms the nerves, cuts fat, keeps you fuller longer, raises Read More »from The Ultimate Pre-Workout Breakfast
- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Thu, Dec 1, 2011 2:51 PM EST
By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Bye Bye Piggy... How a "Fitness Bank" Can Help You Lose Weight!
Bye Bye Piggy...
Sometimes, regardless of the fact that you know you should workout, you just somehow can't convince yourself to. In fact, you have pretty much become a pro at convincing yourself otherwise. You are able to justify exactly why you don't have to work out and why it's ok for you to eat that entire bag of M&Ms… until the next am when you regret that decision. Next time weakness and unhealthy justification is threatening to jeopardize your diet, turn to good old piggy and drop a dollar in it's belly (to help you shrink yours).
In the end, you won't regret working out, but you will regret NOT working out. You won't regret skipping that brownie, but you may regret eating it. It's time to do away with the excuses, stop living with regrets and be proactive in your decision to live fit (even if that means bribing yourself with a $1).
Create a Fitness Bank
Every time I REALLY don't want to work out, but do anyway, or every time I SO BADLY want a brownie but make a
- QuickieChick | Love + Sex – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 1:00 PM EST
By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Would You Take Dating or Fashion Advice from D-List's Kathy Griffin?
Kathy Griffin and QuickieChick Laurel House
Kathy Griffin is just like you and me when it comes to being a time-crunched, over-extended, do-everything chick. But she still has to be look like she has it all together, while staying slim, pretty, in shape and TV-ready, all the while doing her best not to end up on "The D-List." And that's why she has lots of quickie tips to fit in fitness, dating, and staying balanced- both on the road and at home. We call them DailyQuickies. Sure, we all know what a "quickie" is, but it's more than that; it's a lifestyle. Just as "quickies" are fun, exciting, sometimes unconventional, resourceful, efficient, sexy, quick, and always (or almost always) instantly gratifying… so are DailyQuickies. These aren't long overdrawn processes that require prep-work, expensive equipment, patience and perseverance. They are right now solutions that work! Here are Kathy's go-to's when it comes to:
WATCH THE VIDEO OF KATHY GIVING LOTS OF LIFE, DATING, DRESSING, & STAYING OFF THE
By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from How to Lose Weight on $10 a Week
QuickieChick's $10 Abs
Ask the average person if it's possible to lose weight on $10 a week and they will say "yeah, starve!" Ask an average college student if it's possible to lose weight on $10 a week, and they say "yeah, coupons and discount stores!" It's time to rethink healthy eating and realize that you don't have to be wealthy to eat healthy, and even lose weight. If a ravenous college student can do it, so can you!
You've probably either seen or heard of the extreme couponing shows where people load up on hundreds of dollars of loot and only pay a few bucks thanks to their collection of coupons. Forget fast food, there are a TON of ways to save money on groceries: Coupons, Savings Cards, Buying in bulk, Discount Stores. Yes, if you're trying to eat healthy by eating in, you don't need to be limited by your budget. The 99 Cents Only Store, Food for Less, Costco, Sam's Club, and Smart and Final are just some of the many markets that sell fresh produce, eggs,
- QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 28, 2011 2:19 PM EST
by QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from 8 Great Ways to Lose Weight W/out Dieting or Exercise (ahem... Sex & Sleep)
Want to lose weight without going to the gym? Take advantage of some of life's greatest (and surprisingly fat burning) pleasures like sleep, sex, acupuncture, laughter, and just breathing deeply-no diet, no sweat.
1. Lose Weight by Having Sex--
Sex is a great way to lose weight. In fact, the average sex session burns 150 to 250 calories per half hour-depending on how athletic your sex tends to be. Dr. Laura Berman, PhD, LCSW, America's leading sex and relationship expert, has said that sex is definitely a good workout-- even if you aren't extremely acrobatic, as sex naturally gets your heart rate up, which in turn improves circulation and burns calories and fat. By practicing positions other than just missionary, you are also engaging different muscle groups, so it can be both a cardio and toning exercise.
2. Lose Weight with Acupuncture and Herbs--
Acupuncture in the Face
(look close... there are needles in my face)
WATCH THIS VIDEO OF QUICKIECHICK GETTING ACUPUNCTURE
Giada De Laurentiis on Chocolate Melting in Your Mouth, Yoga, Nutella for Energy, & Staying BeautifulBy QuickieChick | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 28, 2011 2:27 AM EST
By QuickieChick Laurel HouseRead More »from Giada De Laurentiis on Chocolate Melting in Your Mouth, Yoga, Nutella for Energy, & Staying Beautiful
Food Network star, celebrity chef, mom, and amazing chick all together Giada De Laurentiis is around food all day, yet she somehow manages to stay fit, energized, and gorgeous thanks to the little things… lots of little things- I call them DailyQuickies.
Giada De Laurentiis
Sure, a daily workout routine is fantastic, and choosing the grilled over the fried chicken is a great idea if you want to stay slim, but more than the major decisions, it's often the little things in life- the decision to take the stairs instead of the escalator, the decision to snack on yogurt instead of a chocolate bar, the decision to exfoliate your skin before bed instead of falling asleep with makeup on- it's often those little things that make up the beautiful big picture. And Giada is living proof! She shared a few of her QuickieTips with us including:
Watch Giada De Laurentiis talking about her DailyQuickies HERE
Quick Energy: Nutella OR Yogurt w/Homemade Granola and Fruit
Car Snacks: Almonds