by Jacqueline Risser
via Youtube, mad screen capture skillz by @jackierisserHave you checked out Katy Perry's music video for "Roar" yet?
Wait, let us rephrase that: Have you checked out Katy Perry's seriously fierce body in her music video for "Roar" yet?
Every minute in the vid marks a new body part the singer shows off. And we're totally body-crushing. We love that Katy looks strong and fit, yet super feminine, too.
Look at those guns! They're gorg.
Try these moves for sexy arms in case you plan on rocking a Tarzan bra anytime soon. [Ed. note: Maybe I am, Jax. -RJ]
Also on our Katy Perry bod wishlist? Those abs, baby.
via Youtube, mad screen capture skillz by @jackierisser
Toned, but not at all man-ish, right? Pay a visit to our Ultimate Guide for Flat Abs, then rock out in a midriff top before we bid adieu to warm, sunny days.
Of course, we can't forget her killer legs under the Indiana Jones-inspired look/teensy grass skirt.
via Youtube, mad screen capture skillz by @jackierisser
Oh, wait, you don't live in the jungle? You're in luck -- it's all about showing off your legs this fall.
And now, we present to you, Katy Perry's "Roar"
- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 1:04 PM EDT
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:59 AM EDT
My weight has bounced all around over the past four years. I'm not a yo-yo dieter - I've gone through two pregnancies, gaining 35 pounds each time, and two rounds of losing the baby weight. I was back to my normal, happy weight earlier this year when I got hit with a house full of sickness: both of my kids were sick nonstop, and I suffered from a terrible three-day stomach virus on top of the aches-and-fever awfulness of the flu a week later and several sinus infections that killed my appetite for a month.
I dropped 10 pounds like I'd discovered the latest miracle weight-loss drug. Unfortunately, it was such a miserable way to lose weight that it'll never be approved by the FDA. Once my appetite resumed and I felt human again, my weight settled back to normal. And then I weaned my son off breastfeeding and BAM. Pounds on!
I haven't even bothered to step on the scale, but my pants are certainly telling me to watch out or I'm going to have to pull out my maternity pants again.Read More »from Are You REALLY Hungry? the Easiest "Diet" You'll Ever Try
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:58 AM EDT
We've all seen them: Those amazing transformation photos of someone losing lots of weight. Those Biggest Loser-style before and after pictures may have you inspired to go on your own weight-loss journey, but be warned: Things aren't always as they appear!
As it's the age of Photoshop, it's no surprise that sometimes those transformation photos aren't totally legit. After all, we've all seen what can be done to celebrities on magazine covers. But you wouldn't believe how convincing those photos can be even without a little computer airbrushing. Simple tricks like lighting, posture, and a few well-timed push-ups can help someone make the metamorphosis from bloated "before" to inspiring "after," as was the case with Andrew Dixon who recently decided to show just how easy it is to transform - in under an hour.
Not only did Dixon manage to produce a pretty convincing before and after, he managed to create an entire series of weight-loss shots, showing his "progress" over time. It'sRead More »from Why You Shouldn't Be Fooled by Dramatic Weight-Loss Photos
- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:46 AM EDT
Jonathan Kantor/FITNESS MagazineBy Rebecca BrownRead More »from Meds Not to Mix: Your Guide to Taking OTC Drugs Safely
With all the meds on the market these days, it's tough to keep straight what is safe to take and what isn't unless there's an MD at the end of your name. Here, the way prescriptions, OTC pills, and even food can interact with each other.
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Grapefruit Juice and OTC Antihistamine, Fexofenadine (Allegra)
A study conducted by the University of Western Ontario in Canada revealed that grapefruit products and some citrus fruits, like oranges, contain chemicals that can affect various medications in your body, often times causing the medicine to stay in your body longer. "In grapefruit juice, it is thought that naringin, a flavonoid compound naturally found in the fruit, interferes with the absorption of some drugs," says Joseph S. Bertino Jr., Pharm.D and associate professor of pharmacology at Columbia University. "Grapefruit juice turns on a pump in the small intestine that blocks some drugs from moving through
When the team you root for takes a hit, your diet may suffer, tooIt's not just the game-day smorgasbord that can threaten your waistline. If your favorite football team bombs a big game, you're more likely to binge the next day, according to new research from France.Read More »from What Your Sports Team Says About Your Weight
For the study, researchers from the business school INSEAD tracked the eating habits of NFL fans after 475 games. Turns out, the losing team's fans had consumed 16 percent more saturated fat than normal the next day. In cities with the most serious football followings, intake of the unhealthy fat actually shot up by 28 percent. Bummed-out fans also tended to increase their overall calorie intake by 10 percent.
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In a second study, researchers found that even just thinking about a time when their team had suffered a loss made people more likely to overdo it on potato chips and chocolate than when they reminisced about a victory.
"Fans identify with their teams--they say 'we lost,' not 'they lost,'" says study author Pierre Chandon, Ph.D. "So
Are there such things as obese babies?Those pinchable, cherubic cheeks. Those chunky little legs. Those pudgy, kissable fingers.
When it comes to chubby babies, there's certainly more to love...but is there more to worry about too?
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, so we asked two experts to weigh in, so to speak, on the issue of hefty babies: Dr. Christopher Bolling, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity, and dietician Maryann Jacobsen, the co-author of "Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School."
First things first: Can babies ever be considered overweight or obese?
The CDC defines overweight as being at or above the 95th percentile of weight-for-recumbent length on sex-specific infant growth charts. But both Bolling and Jacobsen say health professionals generally don't use the words "overweight" or "obese" in describingRead More »from Can a Baby Be Too Fat?
The a.m. can be chaotic for any number of reasons, and getting you and your family out the door is no easy task. Let these expert fixes for five real women's struggles guide you closer to pre-nine 'o-clock bliss. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from The Key to Making Your Mornings Go Smoothly
Cut out the breakfast bustle
The problem: "My husband has to travel sometimes, and when he's not around to cook breakfast, our routine falls apart," says Cheri, 34, a mother of two. "I need to figure out how to make nutritious breakfasts quickly-ones that I can take with me on the go."
The solution: "Each Sunday, Cheri should use a loaf of whole-wheat bread to make 16 slices of French toast with nonfat milk, eggs, and cinnamon, and then freeze them in zipped plastic bags," says registered dietitian Joan Salge Blake. "The egg provides protein, the bread contains filling whole grains, and flavorful cinnamon cuts the need for sugary syrup overload. Each weekday morning, pop a couple of slices in the toaster to heat them. She could even use the French
by Keri Gans, R.D.N., for SHAPE.comRead More »from Should You Double Up Your Protein to Lose Weight?
Should you eat more protein to lose weight and gain muscle?Typically when women think of weight loss, they think of restricting calories or food groups, such as carbs. And many may think that adding more protein to their diet will pack on muscle, which may lead to weight gain. But in addition to be satiating, increasing your protein intake may help you lose weight while maintaining fat-burning muscle, according to new research.
In the study, 39 adults were all fed a calorie-restricted diet but with varying levels of protein: the recommended daily amount (RDA), twice the RDA, or three times the RDA. They also exercised daily. After 31 days, the group consuming twice the RDA of protein saw the greatest reduction in fat mass while maintaining muscle.
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But just how much protein are we really talking about? Following this study's guidelines, the average needs for a 5'5" woman trying to lose weight would be 90 grams (g) per day. And this adds up rather quickly
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The week ahead for ARIES: It's time to meet and talk with those specialists, partners, reps, clients, or competitors starting on MONDAY. You have 20 days to get it right so look at decisions, writing, sales, agreements, or ideas involving these people. Today there will be some issue popping up involving intense changes, financial matters, sex, reproduction, divorce, or control and push you a bit where love, creativity, kids, or...(read more)
MONDAY the emotional energy is in Scorpio so needs for intimacy, deeper understanding, financial agreement, divorce momentum, or third party matters will be pushing just about everyone. It's frictional andRead More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Sept 9-15
- One Green Planet | Healthy Living – Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:35 PM EDT
1. Feeling CHEERFUL? Make yourself a colorful RAW FRUIT TARTLET!Read More »from 15 Healthy No-Bake Desserts for Every Mood and Craving
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2. Feeling LAZY? Make yourself this easy and effortless NUTTER BUTTER RAW ICE-CREAM
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3. Feeling SINFUL? Make yourself these decadent RAW MOLTEN LAVA CAKES. Get the recipe HERE or click on the image below.
4. Feeling SEXY? Then you won't be able to resist making these dreamy RAW DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRY CUPS. Get the recipe HERE or click on the image below.
5. Feeling DREAMY? Relax and take yourself to a faraway tropical island with these RAW KIWI TART WITH MINT, GINGER AND COCONUT. Get the recipe HERE or click on the image below.
6. Feeling NAUGHTY? Try these RAW RASPBERRY AND BANANA-PEANUT TRUFFLES and make everyone around you jealous! Get the recipe HERE or click on the image below.
7. Feeling ZEN? Calm your senses and spirit by immersing yourself in this CALMING GREEN JUICE SORBET. Get the recipe HERE or click on the
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