Jillian Michaels Accuses Mother of ‘Literally Killing’ Her 122lb, 4-year-Old Son

From Radar Online:

Dr. Phil and Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels teamed-up to tackle the rising epidemic of obesity in children for a shocking show that aired Friday.

The Oprah alum executed his trademark tough love approach, attacking parents for their part in the problem, and in a video clip, obtained by RadarOnline.com, Jillian rips into a parent whose 4-year-old son already weighs 122 pounds.

You can read the article and watch the video of Jillian Michaels here.


Obese Now Outweigh the Overweight

From Live Science:

A growing American phenomenon has reached a statistical milestone: More Americans are now obese compared to being simply overweight.

Results from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), released last month, indicate that an estimated 32.7 percent of U.S. adults 20 years and older are overweight, 34.3 percent are obese and 5.9 percent are extremely obese.

The obesity figure of 34.3 percent is up from 23 percent in a similar study done in 1988 through 1994.

The studies were provided by the federal government’s National Center for Health Statistics.

73% of U.S. Population Overwieght or Obese

From About.com’s Geography column:

“The latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in the United States has found at 72.9% of the country’s population is overweight, obese, or extremely obese. The big news from this study is that more people over 20 years of age are now obese (34.3%) versus those who are simply overweight (32.7%).”


When Shopping for Shoes – Stand don’t Sit

Shopping for sports shoes?Here are some tips from Amy Cotta’s book, “Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans”:

  • Go shoe shopping late in the day. Women’s bodies have this annoying little habit of swelling, and our feet are not exception. As they sell throughout the day, a comfortable early-morning purchase can turn into a potentially painful one by dinnertime.
  • Stand when you’re measure! Unlike your butt, which expands when you sit down, your feet expand when you stand up. So always stand when getting your feet measure to ensure that your foot is fully extended.
  • Not all feet are created equal. Try on both shoes when you’re wearing running socks, and choose the size that fits your larger foot best.
  • Size matters. Your big toe should be a thumbnail width from the top end of the shoe. The salesclerk should be able to help you out with this. If the shoes don’t feel cushy and wonderful in the store, don’t buy them. Try another brand.

How much water should you drink every day?

I was listening to an interview with Joel Harper and he was asked how much water we need to drink every day. He said it was simple. Here’s the formula:

body weight divided by two, then add 10 for a workout.

For example, Joel weighs 200 pounds, so he would need to drink 100 ounces of water a day, plus another 10 ounces for working out. So, the total for him would be 110 ounces.

Your marriage may be worth $100,000 a year!

Diehard romantics say you can’t put a price on love, but a pair of European economists disagrees. In 2002, the two men calculated the monetary worth of marriage at $100,000 per year

. Despite the potential payoff, people in the United States are putting off marriage later in life than ever before.  Full Story

Does drinking alcohol shrink your brain?

From CNN:

What’s good for the heart may hurt the brain, according to a new study of the effects of alcohol.

People who drink alcohol — even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease — have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a study in the Archives of Neurology. Full story.

15 Minute “Office” Workout

Strength Training circa 1948

1948: “3-sets-of-10”

The year the first study was done on the 3-setsof-10 scheme- the most commonly followed parameter in strength training. (Source: Men’s Fitness, June, 2012.)

Speaking of strength training, here’s an interesting article from Men’s Health magazine entitled, 5 Muscle Myths Holding you Back.

Carb Cycling with “Bad Carbs”

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