I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit !
Spring is here (at least in LA anyway), and the summer fun is just around the corner. Outdoors, beaches, hikes, and barbecues are now in our sights. But is your exercise routine going to get you into the shape you need to be in so you can have a most memorable summer?
Man Boobs. It's that excess fat stored in the chest on some guys. Sometimes referred to as "Moobs". They droop a little and can jiggle with sudden movements. You may remember that classic Seinfeld episode, "The Mansierre," where Kramer developed a bra for guys (The Bro) who were suffering from a little too much "extra luggage on the top floor".
It seems like the more and more you watch the news these days "evil", "sick", "crazy" people are shooting innocent victims left and right in shopping malls, movie theaters, schools, public transportation and..well the list goes on and on.
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Some of you may remember the Saturday Night Live skit with Stuart Smalley, the loveable guy who always repeated affirmations to himself in the mirror. "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."
This year's Holiday Season is turning out to be one of the most overwhelming for all of us. We have a mix of stressful and anxiety ridden news stories such as the "Fiscal Cliff", the uncomprehendable deadly shooting of Elementary School children in Connecticut, continued historically high unemployment rates, and the proposed end of the world predicted by the Mayans. Throw all this on top of an already stressful time of year, and you have a recipe for people becoming severely stressed out.
After a recent trip to Paris it dawned on me that I really didn't see any fat people the entire time I was there. Everybody was generally speaking; in pretty good shape. Maybe it's the pressure of living in the fashion capital of the world. I mean how else are you going to get those skinny designer jeans on?
By being grateful you activate the part of the brain that is associated with positive emotions and you deactivate your amygdala, the part of the brain that ignites fear, hurriedness, and stress.
Some might argue that since the beginning of time, the true measure of a man’s brute and masculinity is measured by only one thing; no not that! His arms. Turn of the century circus type pioneering bodybuilder Eugene Sandow developed his arms to amazed onlookers, Arnold Schwarzenneger flexed his 22 inch arms to 7 Mr. Olympia titles, and children always want to be dazzled by how big their Dad or Uncle’s arms are.
They can also be referred to as “Toothpick Legs” and “Skinny Legs”.
We’ve all seen the guy in the gym with a big, massive muscular upper body reminding us of a super hero, but then one glance below the waist reveals a horrible epidemic amongst gym rat types; chicken legs. How can some guys be so impressive and intimidating from the waist up, yet so weak and weary looking from the waist down? Most skinny legs can be attributed to simple neglect.
It may also be called “Pot Belly,” “Jelly Roll” or “Muffin Top.” While drinking too much beer can certainly lead to "Beer Belly," it can also be caused by screaming "Git In My Belly" whenever you see junk food in front of you!
How to get rid of "Poochies"
Also known as "fatty knees", it's that fat pocket just above and/or slightly to the side of your knee cap where your quadricep (thigh) muscles end. It can keep you from wanting to wear shorts, skirts, and dresses as your knees look "bloated".
Does your flab spill over the waistband of your pants? That unwanted overhanging fat can occur with low rise pants and midriff tops, but can happen anytime you wear a pair of tight pants. It ends up resembling a muffin rising from its paper wrapping. It can be your back fat, stomach fat, love handles or all of them!
You've may have heard it from your mom or dad or a teacher while growing up: "Sit up Straight"! Sitting up straight is indeed very important, especially as we spend more and more time in front of our computers. A slouched sitting posture not only affects your back, but your neck as well, and interupts proper breathing and comprimises your energy levels.