This from the Chicago Sun Times:
“84 percent said despite the recession there is no better time to invest in maintaining good health ! Gym and fitness market will grow 2.2 this year !”
I know we are seeing this uptick in Chicago and New York as people need their health and energy more now than every before.
If anyone missed it yesterday, here is the link:
I was watching “Good Morning America” today and once again, there is this big debate going on regarding our health care crisis.
I have said this before and feel I need to say it again: health care starts with the individual. If we ate better, exercised, kept our weight down, quit smoking and actually went to the doctor for yearly physicals, we would all be healthier.
And I am not saying that you have to pay for it during these tough economic times. I am on the board of a clinic in Chicago that will take people without insurance and provide them excellent care. I use the facility because, as a board member, we are asked to get a complete picture of what the clinic provides.
Plus, those of us with health insurance help to subsidize those without.
So please, ask yourself and those around you “are we doing the best that we can to stay healthy?”
And IF some health issue did present itself in the future, wouldn’t being in better shape help your body to fight?
This from the April 2009 issue of “Men’s Health:”
AS little as 20 minutes o fjogging along a well-trafficked street raises blood levels of volatile organic compounds, Autralian researchers report. They found that recreational runners suck in benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene – compounds that can cause respiratory illness – at a rate 4 times higher than bicyclists do and 10 times that of people at rest.
PLEASE stop running or performing any cardio in busy areas, which includes all of Chicago, New York, LA, San Francisco, etc. It just doesn’t make any sense.
This from the University Of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter:
“According to a large study in the New England Journal of Medicine, more than 800 overweight people were assigned to diets with various proportions of fat, carbs and protein. They were all urged to cut 750 calories a day and exercise 90 minutes a week (which is what I urge you to do in both “The 7-Day Energy Surge” and “The Cardio-Free Diet.”
After 6 months, all groups lost an average of 13 pounds and after 2 years, most kept off 7.
It should be noted that the participants all received frequent counseling sessions.”
So, once again, counting calories is what gets the job done when it comes to weight loss.
Thanks for all your support as my new book, “The 7-Day Energy Surge” hit the bookstores.
I had a great time with the gang at “Fox and Friends” and the people at “The 700 Club” always treat me very well.
Yesterday, I spent all morning in a studio for a satellite media tour, that hit certain markets yesterday and more today. It was a combination of both TV and radio.
Tonight, we host the Chicago launch of the book at The James Hotel and then, this weekend, I get to collapse.
The reason I am telling you all this is the power of adrenaline. BOY, I have been revved up these past days. I know from experience that I will stay like this until tomorrow, when my mind and body finally knows it will have a chance to rest.
Next week is somewhat calm, and then the following week I am back in New York for more Fox and my segment with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America.”
The lesson – when you have to be “on,” do everything you can to be at the top of your game. When it is finally time to rest, give yourself the license to completely collapse.
If you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday’s appearance on “Fox and Friends,” click on the address below and scroll down until you see my face and after “News You Can Use” you will see “Energy Surge.”
And my shirt, on this stream, looks like a disco shirt, but it’s not!
Well, Tuesday, April 14th is the publication date of my new book, “The 7-Day Energy Surge.”
Right now, I am scheduled to appear on:
Fox and Friends on Tuesday, April 14th around 8:50 AM
The Joan Homberg Show on Tuesday, April 14th at noon (that’s a big East Coast radio show)
The 700 Club on Wednesday, April 15th
A satellite media tour on Thursday, April 16th
Good Morning America on Tuesday, April 28th
CityLine in Toronto on Wednesday, May 6th
If anything else comes up, I will keep you posted.
Wish me luck!!!
Just finished a good article in “O” The Oprah Magazine about how it is all but essential that a family, as a unit, adopt healthy, low calorie eating habits and exercise.
Even one member NOT on page can sabotage a family’s goal to shed the weight.
This about it – You are so careful about what you buy and keep in the house, and then a family member shows up with triple fudge cake AND cookies. You are all doomed.
SO be very clear what you need from family members. This may be your immediate family or extended. I had one client who lost 20 pounds, and this past New Year’s Day, her mother berated her for not eating the fat laden “traditional” dinner and for leaving before dessert. And she never said a word about how great her daughter looked. That’s a shame.
Look at your own behavior and the behavior of those around you. You may unearth some unhealthy situations and you should be prepared to deal with it.
Many people have the day off today, or are working only a portion of the day.
That means you all have a few extra minutes to exercise.
I know this is a holiday weekend, complete with Easter candy, but please try to do your best as Spring/Summer is right around the corner and that means more body parts will be on display.
I know I have blogged about it before, but pound the green tea. I keep reading more and more about its benefits and it is just so easy to do.