What Did We Learn This Month?
SELF: November 2011
SELF Cover Star for November:
From the current remake of Footloose and formerly of Dancing With the Stars—Julianne Hough who has a serious dancers bod rocking out here.
Julianne grew up in Utah with an active family including brother (and fellow Dancing With the Stars cast member Derek) with a love of skiing, snowboarding and skydiving. She still remains active in addition to dancing with running, Rollerblading, and a stair workout that is getting her in shape for the upcoming movie Rock of Ages.
There isn’t a formal interview going on here so let’s get to the rest of SELF shall we?
So What Else is in the November SELF?
"SELF Fragrance Awards"
I am a sweaty gal when I work out but like to smell sweet if possible so this story caught my eye. The staff at SELF went through 248 bottles of perfumes, lotions, colognes and body sprays to find the best scents in categories as varied as “best sexy-without-even-trying scent,” “best mood lifter,” “best smells-like-vacation scent,” and the oddly-named “scent you might steal” that I am not sure I understand.
"Burn Calories with Pals"
Training in small groups is catching on big time but if you can’t find a pro to teach you where you live—we get a “DIY routine” here from trainer Erin Kurdyla of M&E Fitness in Bridgewater, New Jersey. I like the “crab grab!”
“Dancing with a Star”
Fitness Director of SELF Meaghan Murphy and Kelly Monaco of the first season of Dancing with the Stars try out a trio of dance classes in Hollywood.
“Slim in the Gym”
Loved this story! SELF interviewed 123 personal trainers to find out what they say are the best pieces of equipment to use at the gym.
“25 Smart Snacking Secrets”
All about snacking from combating late-day munchies to the best snacks less than 100 calories and the “rules to snack by.”
The Rest of the Best of the November SELF:
- "Welcome to Healthywood!” Lovely Jessica Capshaw of Grey’s Anatomy presents an eco-friendly menu including a “shrimp and grits cakes” recipe that sounds yummy. (The skirt she wears in the story is really cute too!)
- "The Stranger Reading Your X-Ray May be 8,000 Miles Away" Have you been sleeping too well lately? Well then, read this story about how your X-rays are often times not even reviewed by a doctor and could possibly be part of a scam. Yeesh!
- "Feel Great, Celebrate” SELF offers their tips for fighting all kinds of annoying illnesses that can crop up this time of the year. (Can you believe it is THAT time of the year already?!)
- “When to Let Go of a Dream” Sometimes the best thing you can do for a long-term goal is to let it go and see what life really has in store for you.
B+ An all-around good issue.
You can check out SELF online at: self.com.
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