by Rachel Jacoby
Courtesy of Victoria's Secret SportThe Victoria's Secret Angels are, well, angels. They're totally gorgeous -- and they definitely work hard for it (wearing super-cute VSX workout gear, no less!). Two of our favorite girls, Lindsay Ellingson and Candice Swanepoel fill in our blanks and spill their secrets to SELF. But expect more from the ladies this week: Each day, we'll be rolling out a new workout video from the team at Victoria's Secret Sport exclusively on SELF. So you know what to do: Learn about the Angels today, spend rest of the week copying their fitness moves. Done.
1. If I could only do one workout, I'd dance! It's fun and tones your body beautifully.
2. When I need extra motivation, I tell myself [I'm not competing in an] Iron Man!
3. I can't stop moving when "Turn the Night Up" by Enrique Inglesias comes on my iPod.
4. After a great workout, I feel so healthy and happy!
5. When hunger strikes at 3 PM, I grab a Greek yogurt with honey and berries.
6. You're at
Victoria's Secret Angels Lindsay Ellingson and Candice Swanepoel Talk Tunes, Workout Motivation and How They'd Spend $20By Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 2:56 PM EDT
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by Thailan PhamRead More »from Sarah Rafferty of 'Suits' Shows Us How She Lengthens Her Whole Bod
Getty Images Hottie redhead Sarah Rafferty is not only one of the stars of "Suits," whose season finale aired earlier this week. As it turns out, the smoking actress is also is a diehard Pilates devotee -- and she's got the sleek, long legs to prove it. (And those nude heels only help, amiright?)
"I honestly think I've gotten taller since I started doing Pilates," says the actress, who works out with Sam and Susannah Cotrone of Cotrone Fitness in West Hollywood, CA. "And my posture is totally different, no more slouching!"
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Fortunately Rafferty has found a way to make strengthening her hard-earned body fun. "Working with Sarah is like dancing a cha-cha -- fun, sexy and energetic," says Susannah Cotrone, who has Rafferty doing a swimming move on the mat which works her butt, back and core. The actress and mom calls the move a "good multitasker." That's the kind of move made for our hectic schedules, yes??
THE MOVE: Swimming
by Amanda MacMillanRead More »from 5 High-Performance Fall Fitness Layers
We said it yesterday and we'll say it again: Autumn is coming, winter's on it's way and it's time to start layering up, especially in the mornings and evenings when we may be headed to the gym or tackling an outdoor workout. I absolutely love this time of year, not just because the cool air puts an extra pep in my step, running-wise, at least; but also because it gives me a chance to slip on some extra fun and fashionable pieces over of my everyday tanks-and-capris workout outfit, too. Layer up with one of these pieces now -- your warm bod will thank us later.
Moving Comfort's Vibe Long Sleeve: This mesh top -- complete with thumb-holes -- slides perfectly over a form-fitting tank, and it's light and breathable enough to pull on after a sweaty yoga class. Tip: Order a size up if you want a looser fitting option. ($55, movingcomfort.com)
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- Self Magazine | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 2:22 PM EDT
by Rachel JacobyRead More »from Watch and Learn: How to Stretch Your Legs like a Victoria's Secret Angel
Courtesy of Victoria's SecretIf there's one thing we know about Victoria's Secret models, it's that their legs go on for days. Days. (And that's without the killer heels we've seen 'em wear.) So how does one keep her stems in such fine form? Lindsay Ellingson -- whom you guys met yesterday -- teamed up with Victoria's Secret Sport and her trainer, Justin Gelband, to share some essential leg stretches. You'll feel long, lean and relaxed -- but we can't guarantee you'll own Lindsay's stems. Unfortch, that's genetics -- and some hard work, too.
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Watch Ellingson and Gelband share their favorite post-workout stretches for your legs. The best part? All you need is a bench to get your bend on.
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In her brave "Be Beautiful" project, California artist and writer Denise Jolly, 34, essentially "dated" her body for 30 days. She bared it in public places and in private, photographing herself, barely clothed, in ways that made her feel vulnerable, scared and, eventually, beautiful. And that's saying a lot in this culture for a woman who weighs 311 pounds. Though she's been vulnerable in front of a crowds before, exposing her emotions through poetry slams and other artistic endeavors, this project, she explained, was different. "This was about me trying to figure out my relationship with my body in a relatively safe public forum," Jolly told Yahoo Shine. "And I'm grateful, as a woman, that there are enough supportive people who can come together and rally around the effort."--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff
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- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:43 PM EDT
4 Must-Know Terms on Meat and Poultry LabelsThe internet has been abuzz lately with talk of possibly labeling GMO's. From headline news organizations to mothers across the web, concerned about the general health of their family, many people have an opinion either for or against the labeling of foods which contain genetically-modified ingredients. (GMO is short for Genetically Modified Organism.) But while there's a strong back and forth about that issue, I was shocked to find out how little I actually knew about labels in another huge part of our diet: meats, poultry, and dairy products.Read More »from Study Up: 4 Must-Know Terms to Learn on Meat and Poultry Labels
I thought perhaps it was just me in the dark about what these labels truly meant, but after some chatter on my Instagram account, it appears that a lot of us aren't entirely clear on the differences between "cage-free" eggs vs. "pastured" eggs, just to give an example. I've been doing a little, scratch that, a lot of research the past few weeks now, trying to decipher what the difference really is between all these labels, and what it means for
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
,The new Chipotle video, titled The Scarecrow, was released last week, and within hours, the chain was drawing criticism and rants, from cynical customers to farmers offended at what the video implied.
If you've been reading my posts here, or following me on Instagram, you will know that supporting local farms, especially ones who practice humane animal husbandry and raise their animals on vegetarian feed, without antibiotics, and in as humane a way as possible, is all very important to me. We've dramatically changed the way we prepare and purchase our animal products in the last month alone, after doing more and more research into the conventional practices of factory farms, which are the main target of this latest Chipotle video. So with that said, it would be only natural for me to love this video, in which the scarecrow character breaks free of the industrial fast food production mold, to create farm fresh food for the masses. Am I a just another sucker who fell for fancyRead More »from Hormonal Tacos? New Chipotle Video Sparks Criticism
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
For the past few months two of my girlfriends had been trying to encourage me to attend their spinning class. I was reluctant, however, since the bicycle was never my go-to cardio at the gym. In fact, I don't think I had ridden a bicycle since childhood. In the past couple of weeks I have grown frustrated and a little bored with running, so the idea of trying the spin class began to grow on me, even though I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to get through the entire hour. Just a few classes later, I am absolutely hooked. Click through for 7 reasons why you should try a spinning class! -By Jessica CohenRead More »from Bike it Off: 7 Reasons Why You Should Try a Spinning Class
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How much fish is your tot eating?Kate Seeley's 15-month-old can "put away scallops like a boss." Amanda Noll's toddler girls love salmon. And Brittany Renaenne Scott's 4-year-old and 2-year-old's seafood favorites run the gamut from flounder to cod.Read More »from Does Your Toddler Eat Enough Fish?
"They usually get seconds when we have fish," Scott, a Michigan mom, told BabyZone.
For all their enthusiasm, these children seem to be in a slim majority. A new study has found that just 54 percent of children between the ages of 1 and 5 eat fish at least once a month.
The Institute of Medicine recommends that children consume two 3-ounce servings of fish per week.
"According to our research, however, children are clearly not consuming this much fish," said Dr. Sarah Keim, principal investigator in the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
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By Erika Stalder, Refinery29
.Chances are, you're feeling at least a little bit of it right now: guilt. Here you are, reading this article on a fun fashion and lifestyle site, when you should be walking your dog, doing downward dogs, or doing your boyfriend or girlfriend. And, you feel bad about it.
How did we know? Well, if you're a woman, it's sort of a no-brainer. Studies show that for women, feeling guilty is a major pastime. There's the 2010 survey of more than 1,300 women in the UK, in which 96% of them admitted to feeling guilt daily - and nearly half reported that they feel guilty about something up to four times per day. And then, there's the 2010 research from Spain's University of Basque County, which showed that Western women experienced guilt at a "significantly higher" rate than men.
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