Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Breathing Tips for Lifting Weights

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Does it really matter how I breathe when I lift weights? — Shannon via Twitter Breathing is such a ridiculously easy thing to do, even new born babies get the hang of it in seconds. Why would anyone need explicit instructions on how to breathe during any sort of activity? Because in the case of ...

Guinness Helps Feisty Lady Keep Going Strong at 107

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Washington, D.C., resident Betsy Stanford turned 107 years young on Tuesday and tells The Washington Post her secret to longevity: a cocktail consisting of Ensure, a drop of vanilla, nutmeg and … Guinness. “I drink stout. It’s good for you, baby!” she told the paper. But it’s not just a tipple that Stanford enjoys. She ...

Spin Tip: Standing Thumb Trick

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Craving a spin class with loud motivational music and sprint intervals, I took a Rev class, the Sports Club/LA version of spinning. Not only was the music rocking, but there was video, too! The class was treated to footage of the 2005 Tour de France on two large TVs; we watched the pros climb mountains ...

Black Rice: Become a Superfan of This Superfood

On Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Are you a fan of black rice, this year’s reigning superfood? Over the weekend I had some in a mango sticky rice dish at a Thai cultural center brunch (where proceeds from the homemade curries and soups go directly back to maintaining the temple and grounds) and I now count myself as a fan. Not ...