Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?
Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.
Meet Lauren Schmitt, is a nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who owns her own company, Healthy Eating & Living, Inc. She has worked with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle and has also created numerous corporate wellness programs. In her business, she coaches people to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising. She is currently the on-site nutritionist at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation. She has ongoing projects with the WB and is a part of many disordered outpatient teams in Los Angeles. Joonbug had the chance to chat with this health guru and got some helpful tips and advice to looking your best during this sweltering summer.
Can a candy that contains no corn syrup or hydrogenated oils, less sugar and added nutrition be considered junk food? The new-driven food company called Unreal Brand seems to think so. Their mission; to unjunk the world.
Entrepreneur Michael Bronner and his 15-year-old-son created Unreal candy bars to prove to America that junk food doesn't need to be full of junk. That there is a way to unjunk America's junk food and still make it taste great, find it at the usual places, and not have to pay more for it.
It’s been a pretty bad news week for hipsters and scene kids. First the news dropped that hairstyles that cover one eye might probably make that eye lazy over time. Now a slightly predictable knowledge bomb has finally dropped, and it affects, well, just about every fashion sub-culture. The big newsflash? Skinny jeans may not be great for circulation and may cause painful leg problems.
One of the toughest aspects of keeping up with a new diet and exercise plan is that urge to snack right after a workout. After working hard in the gym and burning up a lot of energy, our bodies immediately want to replace what it has just lost. Unfortunately, this post-workout hunger craze leads most of us straight to the fast-food line or to a bag of potato chips - places where we know we'll get a quick (albeit temporary) fix.
There's no need to swear off snacking altogether, either. In fact, snacks between meals help to keep your metabolism working all day long and should be a part of any healthy diet and exercise plan. The key is to pack them with protein, good fats, and antioxidants in order to get the most out of every bite. This can certainly become a challenge during hectic days filled with work and school. We're here to show you plenty of ways to stay fit, satisfy your hunger, and not waste too much time on prep. Whether you have a post-dinner sweet tooth or crave something salty during the 4PM slump, there is something simple and delicious for everyone on our list of favorite healthy snacks.
Ever wanted a workout that was not only efficient but also fun? Well, coach David Cabral, owner of Hoboken Boot Camps, sat down with Joonbug this weekend- after a vigorous workout of learning to walk walls, pounding a truck tire with hammers, and Burpees- to tell you all about his innovative new 35 minute workout. From the warm-up you’ll already feel the burn and by the end, your heart is racing to catch up with the glory you feel for finishing that last lap. He uses freestyle combinations and fun props to give his studio a unique style with results like no other. You can be sure to see anything from a truck tire to resistance bands- the props are always changing so that his clients get the best variety of exercise possible. And that’s not even the best part. Remember, all this is done in 35 intense minutes.
Although Monday might not be your favorite day of the week, you can still get something good out of it thanks to Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. Their goal is to "reduce meat consumption by 15% to improve personal health and the health of the planet."
Afraid of not getting enough protein? According to Kerri-Ann Jennings, a registered dietician and associate editor for EatingWell magazine, “Most Americans get way more protein - our bodies' "building blocks"- than we need and that we can even use, so this actually is not a primary nutrition concern…There are plenty of plant-based sources of protein, including beans, lentils, peas, nuts and seeds, whole grains, tofu and tempeh [and] eggs and dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt).”
When envisioning health fairs, it’s usually row after row of produce, some free snacks, and a few demonstrations from Martial Arts schools and gyms. While they’re often fun and relaxing, the more adventurous crowd is left wanting a little more. Well, Washington, D.C. is kicking things up a notch come July 30th.
Experience acrobatic acts, parkourists, gymnast performances, contortionist acts and cheerleading routines while learning about safe and easy health changes. If physical feats are not your cup of tea, hit up one of the many comedy acts, musicals, or cooking demonstration. There will even be story telling sessions for younger children and stage plays. If learning new recipes, crafting something new, or learning a new skill seems more enticing, there will also be a ton of workshops for people of all ages.
When you think about ways to reduce your carbon footprint, most people think of carpooling or taking mass transit, shutting off the AC and using a fan, or simply recycling.
But did you ever think about becoming more conscious of the health and beauty products you use on your face and body? Petroleum derivatives are found in a surprising number of personal care products such as lip balm, lotions, and lubricants, as well as the plastics used in sanitary products.
It seems that in the past few years, our national attitude about food and nutrition has spiraled off into two different directions. On the one hand, there has been an explosion of all things "healthy"- phrases like organic, all-natural, and un-processed have been flooding our grocery aisles. The irony to this new health craze is a parallel preoccupation with cheap fast food; Taco Bell's "Why Pay More" motto includes an 89-cent Potato Taco, and McDonald's holds faithful to their Dollar Menu with items such as the McDouble, a Sausage Biscuit, and a Hot Fudge Sundae.