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Health Buzz June 1: US Olympic Dietitians, Toys Fighting Childhood Obesity, and Healthy Asian Cuisine

Hopefully Memorial Day didn’t throw off your week too much. Before you get right back in to weekend mode, take some time to catch up on some news from DIR and our friends.

US Olympics Team is Taking a Record Number of Dietitians to London

The summer Olympic Games are approaching and we have to give you all the details about the fantastic event. Jennifer Gibson and Shawn Dolan, two of the dietitians traveling to London with the US team, took some time to give DIR an interview. 

 5 Companies Fighting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Five companies developed toys in effort to fight childhood obesity. Some toys range from kid-sized medicine balls, kettlebells, and barbells. Fruit and vegetable kits are another toy helping kids teach kids to eat health. Teaching our nation’s children the importance of health and fitness is just what the country needs.

9 New Summer Sandwich Recipes That are Fresh, Simple, and Healthy

Try our simple and healthy summer sandwich recipes. These sandwiches go further than just ham and cheese. There are 9 different recipes, one is bound to be a crowd pleaser! Test them out at a BBQ, get together, or just have them as a snack! (more…)

Fitness Magazine Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Cover Model Elle MacPherson

In celebration of their 20th anniversary on May 1, Fitness Magazine is pulling out all the stops.

In honor of their 20-year commitment to all-things health, they’re packing their pages with tons of must-see content, including features like “20 Years of Inspiring Fitness Movers and Shakers,’ and ‘The Wackiest Fitness Trends of the Last 20 Years.’

Fitness is also making this edition memorable by hosting health and beauty icon Elle MacPherson as their the cover girl, who has long been referred to as “The Body” for her stunning, toned and trim figure.

At the age of 48, Elle looks better than ever and is staying busy as a mom to her two boys, and running two successful companies – Elle Intimate Lingere, and a line of bath products called The Body.

In regards to her approach to health, Elle told Fitness, “I’m almost 50, so I obviously don’t have the same body I had when I was 20, but I also don’t have the same mindset,” she confessed. “Now I appreciate maturity, my depth of spirit and soul and my understanding of who I am and what’s important to me.” (more…)

Jennifer Aniston Voted Best Workout Buddy

Jennifer Aniston, known for her flawless skin and yoga-sculpted body, was voted best workout buddy and health inspiration.

In a survey at Fitness Magazine, the actress trumped Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Bergara, Cameron Diaz and Blake Lively, but she wasn’t the only celebrity who placed Britney Spears as Best Career Makeover, and Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge for the Best Celeb Wardrobe.

Aniston was recognized for her ability to inspire people to work out, which is not surprising to those familiar with her diet, beauty and body routine. Aniston, who has been linked to The Zone Diet and Yogalosophy works out with Mandy Ingber. The Stir has reported that when Aniston is shooting a movie, she wakes up at dawn to work out for two hours per day, which includes yoga and time on the elliptical trainer or treadmill. (more…)

Workout in the Spare Time You Didn’t Know You Had

The biggest excuse in the book is not having enough time to exercise. Truth is, whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom, CEO of a major corporation, school teacher, or a student, everyone is pressed for time. The other truth is, everyone has a few spare minutes they just aren’t seeing.

In college I took a “gateway” class, a requirement for freshmen. In one class our teacher asked how many of us were working out. Few raised their hands, all lamented their busy schedules of sleep very little, race from class to class, cram for papers and exams, inhale pizza, repeat. She asked us to write down every single thing we had to do during the day. Low and behold, most of us found a spare hour we didn’t even know we had.

The same is probably true of your schedule. If you’re already sitting on the couch watching reruns after the kids go to bed, throw a yoga DVD in instead. If you and the kids are already up at the crack of dawn, put their dry cereal in a snack cup, load up the jogging stroller and head out for a run. If you’re the type who works through lunch, trying walking through lunch instead.

The time is there, and our friends at Fitness Magazine have helped identify a few places you may be squirreling away time. It’s time to bring it out of hibernation and put it to work for you!

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5 Beauty Secrets for the Holiday Season

It’s time to start decking the halls— and decking yourself for all the holiday parties in the coming month. Here, genius hair and makeup tips from Lindsay Watts, cosmetology expert and teacher at Empire Beauty Schools that’ll leave you dazzling, stat.

What’s the easiest hairstyle to whip together for a holiday party?

Keep six to eight bobby pins on hand in your desk— you can do almost anything with this little handful of lifesavers. Twist a quick messy bun at the back of your head, secure with the pins, and you have a perfect up-do that looks effortless but flattering. To make it a little more interesting, do the same technique, but pull the hair to the side of your head, sweeping strands to one side in the front: stunning!

What’s the hot party nail look this season?

There are so many great nail trends right now. I always love red nails for holiday and crimson is a great color for long-lasting gel manicures, which are super high-shine. Some nail technicians are actually rubbing grit buffers over these shades for a more matte look. These manicures will take you right through the whole holiday season, and with all the extra things on your to-do list, there’s no better time to have a manicure that you can forget about for two weeks. (more…)

Find Your Next Workout Buddy Online

Fitness Magazine’s Alexa Cortese looks beyond her circle of friends for a workout buddy by looking online at some of the newest social media sites.

Research continues to support the idea that we all need a little support to keep us motivated and accountable when it comes to fitness. If you don’t have a friend, co-worker, or family member readily available to join your next stretch, try some of these ideas to find a perfect match.

View Find a Fitness Buddy Slideshow

See more from Fitness Magazine:

8 Ways to Get Your Kids Fit

Why a Virtual Workout Buddy Gives You More Motivation

Fitness Magazine on Facebook

5 Moves for a Crunchless Ab Workout

Fitness Magazine’s model Sarah, a trainer in New York City, maintains tight abdominals by running intervals, biking, and swimming regularly.

Sarah shares some of her favorite ab workouts with us. The best part is that they don’t require doing those dreaded crunches!

These ab workouts are ideal no matter if your fitness level is beginner, intermediate or advanced.

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Health Buzz: It’s All About Calories

In this week’s Health Buzz, host Jamie Yuenger shares some helpful information about calories.

With ideas and guidance from Prevention, My Daily Moment, and our team, you’ll learn how to cut and burn more calories. Plus, SheKnows helps break a few fitness rules, we talk about body odor that’s actually good for you, and Fitness Magazine has an incredible recipe for a grilled mushroom pizza.

It’s all in this week’s Health Buzz! Click to watch it now.

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Jillian Michaels Talks Body Image and Staying Motivated

As one of the most famous personal trainers in the world, when Jillian Michaels talks about fitness and weight loss, people listen. Jillian recently left the hit TV show The Biggest Loser after 11 seasons of helping dozens of contestants drop thousands of pounds. Although her fame came from being a tough trainer on the show who doesn’t mince words, Jillian is also famous for getting results.

Now that she has left the show, many of her fans are wondering what’s next for this fitness guru. Fitness Magazine recently interviewed Jillian to discuss her upcoming projects, why she left The Biggest Loser and her personal exercise philosophy.

As can be expected with Jillian, she spoke frankly about following her gut and how she had to leave The Biggest Loser because the job no longer made her happy. Jillian didn’t believe she was living up to her full potential and wants to focus on her personal legacy.

Jillian discussed the pressure she feels to be in perfect shape as a trainer that’s constantly in the public eye, and how that pressure fuels her to stay on track with her workouts.