Tag Archives: Health Magazine

John Goodman Weight Loss Tips : How He Lost 100 Pounds

When you have been overweight all your life it is very easy to say I was born like that and there is now way I can loose weight. John Goodman, the famous actor, is evidence with will power nothing is impossible. Three years of hard work has seen him lose some amazing 100 pounds.

One thing I loved about this story, it was nice to see a celebrity lose that much weight without drugs, some fancy diet or surgery.

John Goodman Fitness Tips

The actor shared his weight loss tips with Mens Health magazine,  He quit drinking three years ago, hired a health coach, exercises six days a week now and doesn’t eat sugar.

Cardiovascular/ Aerobic exercises on Elliptical Machine

Because of painful knees he couldn’t do outdoor running so his workouts included aerobic exercises on the elliptical machine and recumbent bike. He also did a lot of strength training with resistance bands, and boxing twice a week.

Thats it!

Amount of Weight Gained While Watching TV During World Cup

I found this fascinating piece on the amount of weight to gained by a British football fan watching the 2010 Soccer World cup finals in South Africa.

Men’s Health magazine estimates a die-hard World Cup fan could gain 2st and 7lb (15.7kg) if they watch every game between 11 June and 11 July.

It bases this gain on the assumption that a British man watching a game with friends will drink, on average, four cans of lager and eat three slices of a pizza, half a bag of nacho chips and half a pot of dip – adding up to 1,913.5kcal. That’s two-thirds of the recommended daily calorie intake for men, and almost the entire daily intake for women.

In contrast, the energy expended while watching – even accounting for gesticulating, shouting and leaping to one’s feet every so often – is just 215.5kcals.

Source BBC Article

The moral of this is Playing football may be good for the health. Watching it, on the other hand, can pile on the pounds.

How Michelle Obama Exercises : Trains : Works Out

There are many good things you can say about Michelle Obama and one of them is her well toned muscular arms.

Is it all in the genes or fruits of hard work.

Michelle Obamas trainer has revealed in the latest edition of Women? health magazine that those arms were as a result of Michelle’s willingness to do the heavy lifting and shedding sweat in the gym.

Michelle Obama Gym Routine

Cornell McClellan, the Chicagoan who has been Mrs. Obama’s trainer for 12 years, says that an “arm-training superset” of tricep pushdowns and hammer curls are the secret to her toned and defined arms.

Her typical work out consists of a combination of intense cardio and weight lifting routine.

The arms are a result of setting high standards and sticking to it. Her personal trainer sums it all “She’s truly committed herself to the importance of health and fitness.”