What Did We Learn This Month?
Women’s Health: October 2012
Women’s Health Cover Star for October:
Hayden Panettiere is a 5’ 1” dynamo who currently stars in the series Nashville (where it is also filmed) and is also in one of my favorite, cheesy Lifetime holiday TV films of all time-- If You Believe (1999). Hayden is insanely pretty and takes as good care of herself on the inside as she does on the outside. The sun lover always wears sunscreen plus she makes sure to hydrate by drinking “tons” of water.
Part of Hayden’s workout regimen is taking several flights of stairs at a time with an elevator-phobic friend and also going through the 26 poses of Bikram yoga in 105* heat. Because of her tiny frame—the actress avoids lifting heavy weights and instead uses lighter ones and performs higher reps.
Once when she was 16-years old, a tabloid had the audacity to show a photograph of Hayden’s body and declared she had cellulite which interfered with her healthy body image. (Stop with the body snarking tabloid media!) Buy nowadays she can care less what they say about and instead focus on passion volunteer projects like the Whaleman Foundation. Check them out for yourself here: http://www.whaleman.org/.
You can read more about Women’s Health interview with Hayden at this link.
So what else is in the October issue of Women’s Health?
“125 Best Packaged Foods for Women”
Before you head to the supermarket be sure to check out this list of the best (and healthiest) packaged foods including what to grab for sweets & treats, condiments, breads & cereals, frozen meals, soups, drinks, pasta & rice and snacks, crackers & chips.
“Politics Not as Usual”
I really enjoyed this article about how to survive the upcoming election news cycle (anyone else out there tired of reading horrible posts by your friends and family on Facebook—yuck!) Good tips on how to handle tricky election-oriented social situations.
“Health Truths Busted”
Women’s Health asks if you know the truth behind the following old thoughts:
- Flossing May Help Your Ticker
- Soy is a No-No If You (or a Family Member) Have Had Breast Cancer
- Fat-Free Salad Dressing is the Best Choice
- Yoga is Gentle on the Body
- Popping a Daily Vitamin is a Smart Habit
Now you will have to read the magazine to find out for yourself!
“15 Minute Workout”
Dan Trink of Peak Performance in New York City created these moves you do with the cable tower. (I always wonder how to use this damn machine!)
“The Jeans-Body Workout”
Honestly, I think these exercises are great for any reason—not just to look better in jeans. Three workouts are featured here that only 10-15 minutes to do each.
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:
- “Trick or Treat” Women’s Health beauty editors try out some of the top beauty products on the market to see if they actually work (a treat) or not (a trick.)
- "Bra TLC" When I was growing up, one of my chores was doing laundry for SIX people. I am still bitter about it but the one thing I did get from the experience was learning how to launder anything—including skivvies. It surprises how little women know about taking care of their knickers. (Hand wash and hang dry people!) Oh—and they have really cute suggestions for ladies underwear here as well.
- "Train Your Brain” Your mental outlook can alter how you look and feel. So why not try to get the space between your ears in top shape along with your body?
- "Pop Quiz" Women’s Health informs us on the “best meds for common health woes.”
- “Lean, Strong, Sexy…For Life” Find out the fitness plan to follow for your decade.
- “Step Right Up” Hooray for fall weather and BOOTS! (Honestly, I would wear boots all year if I could.)
- “Power Up Your Mind, Body & Voice” The First Lady (Michelle Obama) talks to Women’s Health about “confidence, compassion and self-care.”
A-! Really good information that will get you ready for fall health, fitness and fashion. Even hwo to survive the election season--thanks Women’s Health!!
You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com
Brooklyn Fit Chick
Follow me on Twitter: @BrooklynFitChik (note the spelling!)
Friend me on Facebook: “Brooklyn FitChick”
You Tube: BrooklynFitChick1