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Keep Your Heart Healthy Year-Round

In the 80s Chris de Burgh sang about The Lady in Red, but on February 11th, red got a high fashion makeover as celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Bethenny Frankel strutted down the runway in red frocks to promote heart health.

Why? Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the United States, and while February is American Heart Month it’s important to keep your heart healthy year-round.

Find out your risk of heart attack and reduce controllable factors by keeping a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise as well as limiting sodium intake and not smoking.

Train for your heart

Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to reduce your risk, but to give your heart a good workout you have to train in the right zone. Calculate your training heart rate and see the benefits of the different zones here. And to ensure you’re reaching your target rate, exercise wearing a heart rate monitor.

So show yourself a little love and take care of your heart.



Twitter To Get Fitter

A round-up of a few of my favorite fitness Tweets from experts, celebrities and health fanatics!

@SkinnyCity What to eat after the gym: Running is one of the quickest ways to burn calories, build endurance, and tone up. So,… http://bit.ly/9xBNoS

@FitBottomedGirl As many as 30 million Americans may be normal-weight obese: http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2010/02/skinny-fat/

@socialworkout One man’s brave journey through @CrunchGym yoga speed dating…http://su.pr/1wKXzP

@healthyhollywood Healthy Hollywood | How Kelly Osbourne Got Her Super Fit New Body!: Kelly Osbourne is looking amazing these days! … http://bit.ly/d3yrqj

@fitsugar Get Lifted: Swinging Kettlebell Squats http://fitsu.gr/4799539

@Thats_Fit J.R. Celski Reveals His Must-Do Olympic Training Moves http://bit.ly/bxOwyQ #thatsfit

@FitnessMagazine Fitness advice from Olympian @gretchenbleiler: don’t forget about cardio or underestimate importance of a strong core http://nyti.ms/aqNBxl

And because watching the Jersey Shore is a secret addiction of mine…
@Sn00ki Fist pumping like a champ on his win! Yes Davis!! USA USA USA !!! http://tweetphoto.com/11776060

And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @FitChicNYC



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February 18, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Off to a great Thursday!

Terrell Owens Tweeted at me

Terrell Owens Tweets me



Body Confidence Doesn’t Always Equal Self-Confidence… Just Ask Megan Fox

Even the sexy Megan Fox isn’t without her flaws (the actress recently used a thumb double for her Motorola commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl). Here’s the post I wrote for Starmagazine.com about the vixen’s recent interview with W.

Megan Fox, W magazine, March 2010

Megan Fox may exude the confidence needed to pose nearly naked as the new face — and body! — of Emporio Armani Underwear, but the va-va-voom actress says she isn’t without her flaws. However, one thing she’s confident she’ll be good at? Being a mother.

“There’s a million people I could name who are more deserving of the parts that I get and the life that I’m living,” the 23-year-old Angelina Jolie look-alike says in the March issue of W.

Currently filming Passion Play in Sante Fe with Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, Megan tells the mag that when it comes to her acting, her “main weakness is nerves… I’m always second-guessing myself.”

But don’t think that means she’s looking for any friendly pointers – especially from fellow starlets! “I don’t trust people in this industry, but I especially don’t trust girls in this industry, because it’s incredibly competitive, and I’m just not interested.”

Megan, who’s been dating 90s heartthrob Brian Austin Green, recently bought a love nest in L.A.’s Los Feliz neighborhood and she’s already looking to start a family of her own.

“No one believes me when I talk about this, but I’m really, really maternal,” she says. “I worry that because I’ve always wanted [kids] so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them, even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment.”

Hmmm, she’s sounding more like Angie everyday!



Magazine Recap (in 426 words): Men’s Health March 2010

Working in the magazine industry, I’m all to familiar with the blood, sweat and tears that go into making each issue. That being said, I can also appreciate the sometimes-ridiculous advice that is doled out. So in case you haven’t been able to pick up your March 2010 copy of Men’s Health magazine yet (and please do, my industry needs all the help it can get!), here are some of the issue’s highlights in 426 words:

Paul Walker on Men's Health March 2010

The ideal protein amount for muscle building is 20 grams, half before and half after your workout. Good sources include eggs (19 grams) and Greek yogurt (15 grams). Stand up to annoying coworkers to lower risk of a heart attack. Women find hypermasculine features unfriendly. The BMI scale doesn’t hold much weight for muscular guys. Don’t use your mother’s maiden name as a password. Peanut butter can last 3 months once opened. There’s an ad for the Warrior Dash, which looks like a blast. For recreational cyclers, lower-cadence training is better because of the muscle-building boost in testosterone it provides.  Free weights work your muscles harder (vs. machine assistance). People who train in groups can boost their pain tolerance more than those who work out alone. Front lat pulldowns are better at working back/chest muscle where behind-the-shoulder pulldowns are better for rear shoulder/bicep activation.  Athletes aren’t born; their built – build leg power, size and strength and build NFL muscles with moves like the box jump. Want strong pecs, develop your upper back muscles as well. Frensno, CA is the drunkest city. Upgrade your workout by focusing on details in form. Take a cue from Paul Walker and build an arsenal of training options. First impressions count but it’s the follow-through that really matters – after the first date, sending a text the following day, mid-morning shows interest but allows the girl to reply on her own time (which we like). When deadlifting, imagine shaving your legs with the bar (bruises and cuts on shines is a sign of good form). Roughly half of doctors’ appointments last less than 15 minutes so prioritize your questions. Successful people lack cynicism. The thermic effect of food proves that consuming several small protein meals over the day can help keep your metabolism elevated. The modern gentleman needs at least two watches. Research shows that a single weight-training session can spike your calorie burn for up to 39 hours after you lift. Teriyaki scallops and spiced sweet potato chips are healthy snack options. Want to add some spice to your sex life – kink starts with communication and too much intimacy can de-eroticize your romance. Reduce your risk of prostate cancer by drinking more coffee, having lots of sex (seriously), eating tomatoes and exercising. Guys think Brad Pitt is the luckiest man. When front squatting with a barbell, make sure your upper arms/elbows do not drop, I know someone who broke her wrist when her elbow accidentally slammed into her knee — form is key! Avoid brass buttons on navy blazers.



My Open Letter to John Durant

Dear John,

The way you spoke about your caveman diet and lifestyle on The Colbert Report was positively dreamy. For you, exercise isn’t isolated to a gym; instead, you replicate the natural movements hunter-gatherers had to perform to survive. And while you lift logs and throw stones you shun processed foods and share the diet that kept our ancestors strong.

And since today is Valentine’s Day I thought I would answer your uniquely primal personal.

“I’m really looking for a healthy woman who is a meat-eater and ideally if she were lactose intolerant (no dairy) that would be good… if she had Celiac Disease (no wheat), it’s my dream woman!”

John, you are a modern-day hunter-gatherer, and I could be your prehistoric partner. I am lactose intolerant and while I do not officially have Celiac Disease, I’ve found that I am sensitive to most grain products. In the summer we could run through Central Park in Vibram Five Fingers and then snack on a Paleo picnic full of meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts.

We’re a match made in Paleolithic heaven!

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Hot Off the Bench Press – Bring Your Sexy Back With This Exercise, Use Kettlebells To Blast Calories, Get Jennifer Aniston’s Bikini Body and More!

Hot fitness news you don’t want to miss!

Slimmer Doesn’t Always Mean Fitter – NYTimes.com – See how bodyweight affects sport performance.

How to Get Jennifer Aniston’s Bikini Bod
– UsMagazine.com – Marco Borges (who has whipped Beyonce Knowles and Gwen Stefani into shape) and trainer Joy Di Palma (creator of Core Conditioning Cross Fit) gives UsMagazine.com the step-by-step.

Motivations, Affirmations and Mantras – Oh My! –  Cranky Fitness –Keep up your New Year resolutions to stay in shape by developing these healthy habits.

Was Bethenny Frankel Wearing Spanx on the Runway? – The StyleList – Marissa Gold gets the skinny on whether the NYC Housewife had extra support during New York Fashion Week.

The Best Back Exercise You’ve Never Done – Men’s Health – Get your sexy back.

Back.the.EFF.up.dude – Fired ‘n’ Fabulous – See what happens when personal trainers creep at the gym.

Kettlebell Workouts Burn Calories Fast – WebMD – Study backs up claims that swinging kettlebells pays fitness dividends