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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"Bend It Like Beckham" And Burn More Calories Playing Soccer,

Yeah Baby!!!!! I love it when I find studies that advocate my passion of futbol or for my fellow americans....soccer!!!! The study found that soccer had a greater impact on decreasing body fat percent and increasing lean body mass than jogging. Even though the study may be limited in its conclusions, any positive spin that gets people moving their butts playing soccer...or jogging.... or chasing the Fat Guy thru the streets of Atlanta is good news to me!!!!! Read on for more info!!!
Danish scientists, who conducted their research on 37 men, also found the soccer players felt less tired after exercising than the joggers because they were having more fun.

"This is good news for men who prefer to play football with their mates," said Dr. Gary O'Donovan, a sports medicine expert at the University of Exeter who was not connected to the study.

To measure how hard the men were working out, the researchers strapped heart monitors to their chests and compared blood samples and muscle tissue from before and after matches and jogging sessions.

The researchers selected men with similar health profiles aged 31 to 33 and split them into groups of soccer players, joggers, and couch potatoes — who not surprisingly ended the three month-long study in the worst shape.

Each period of exercise lasted about one hour and took place three times a week. After 12 weeks, researchers found that the body fat percentage in the soccer players dropped by 3.7 percent, compared to about 2 percent for the joggers.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tennis Sensation Robby Ginepri, Hot Mom Jennifer Nicole Lee, Alden Mills' "Perfect Pushup," And Cindy Boggs Helps West Virginia Stay Healthy!!!

Tonight, we had on former top 5 ranked men's tennis superstar Robby Ginepri. I have followed Robby's career for years since I used to coach pro and college tennis. I remember watching Robby play in Orlando at the Easter Bowl when he was 15. He had orange hair. He has made a phenomenal transition from being a good junior player to one of the nation's best to a Top 5 professional....and he lives right in our backyard in Atlanta, Ga. Robby gave us a peak behind the scenes in the life of a pro tennis player. He told stories about playing poker with fellow tennis stars Andy Roddick and James Blake. Robby told us who the worst poker player on the tennis tour is, but you'll have to listen tot he show to find out. Robby also told us which country has the hottest women tennis players as well as a bunch of stuff about what life on the tour is like. He has donated so much to local communities through his charity events and is a really great guy. For more information about Robby Ginepri's tennis career, his upcoming tennis match with Pete Sampras, his charities and his tennis club please go to his website www.robbyginepri.com.

Our favorite "Fabulously Fit Mom," Jennifer Nicole Lee(JNL),the same JNL who has a calendar, a weight loss book, a clothing line, and an annual bikini fitness boot camp returned to the show. Jennifer is such an inspiration to women and especially moms. She is a hot mom herself and she works every day trying to help mom's get healthy, lose weight and lead an active life. She has a new dvd called "Fabulously Fit Moms" that can be found at Amazon.com and her website www.jennifernicolelee.com. And as a bonus to regular listeners, be the first hot mom to send an email to Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy with a good mommy story or mom blog entry and we'll send you a free Jennifer Nicole Lee exercise dvd.

And we were happy to have on Alden Mills, former Navy Seal, professional fitness trainer and inventor of the Perfect Pushup. I know you have seen this product. It is on TV all the time. Usually Dr Fitness doesn't like TV exercise gadgets, but he loves the Perfect Pushup. It is built well and really works. You get a great workout with it. You get stronger faster, it reduces strain on your joints and muscles and can cut down on injuries. The Get Ripped workout that is included with the PerfectPushup is a fast and easy workout. Go to www.perfectpushup.com or www.bodyrev.com for more information on all of Alden's great exercise products.

And last but not least we were glad the amazing Cindy Boggs made time to come on our show. She is West Virgina's director of Activate America, a newspaper fitness columnist, and fitness coordinator with the Charleston YMCA. She is also the author of the new book "You Can Find Health In Your Hectic World" This great book is filled with great advice and inspirational words from a truly remarkable woman. Cindy's core message is "Get up. Keep moving. You can do it." so please check out her website www.cindysays.com for information about the book and all the wonderful things Cindy Boggs is doing to promote health and wellness.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

O.J. Robs, T.S. Wiley Rocks, Barry Manilow Disses, And Eric From The Diet Channel

See what happens when I miss a show!!! O.J. Simpson couldn't wait til after the jewish holidays to start robbing...And Barry Manilow makes a big stink about not going on "The View" because of Elizabeth Hasselbeck's political views? C'mon, Barry!!! sing a couple of songs and forget about it....She's hot!!!!
Happy New Year to all my jewish fans out there!!! We had a great show while I was absent and the lovely Kathie Larkin did a fantastic job picking up the slack while I was away!!!

On tonight's show, Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy get the skinny about menopause and other women things that made the Fat Guy very uncomfortable from T.S. Wiley the author of "Sex, Lies and Menopause" and "Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival."

T.S. also developed The Wiley Protocol the only HRT that has been developed under the scrutiny of a practicing Oncologist. Her revolutionary discovery is the fact that it's the rhythm that matters in the replacement of hormones. TS developed this protocol when she asked the question "if hormone replacement was made of real bio-identical hormones and dosed to mimic the ups and downs of the hormone blood levels in a normal menstrual cycle of a 20 year-old woman, would all the symptoms and disease states of aging decline? Well you'll have to listen to the show to hear her answer. She also revealed one of the first symptoms of menopause. For more information about menopause, getting a good nights sleep, T.S. Wiley, her books and her Wiley Protocol please go to her website www.thewileyprotocol.com

And for the first time ever, we had on Eric from TheDietChannel.com. www.TheDietChannel.com is a great website that features straight forward information on diet, fitness, nutrition and health from leading weight loss experts. We discussed things like: does Alli really work; is there an easy weight loss solution; and other diet, fitness and weight loss topics. Eric also told our listeners what he has learned about what diet strategy works, after reviewing all the latest popular and fad diets. You have to listen to the show. You can find all kinds of information on all of the popular diets as well as some practical weight loss tips and commentary. Please go to www.thedietchannel.com and check them out.

Kathie and the Fat Guy to come up with some useful tips and boy did we. Kathie gave some great exercises if you want to get tank top arms. And the Fat Guy gave his annual tip on how to peel a pomegranate.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Be Careful Paris Hilton If You Are Wearing Crocs On An Escalator!

Paris may not be a big fan of the casual shoes that have swept this nation called "Crocs." To me, they are sandals.... but in this recent article, parents please take notice of the dangers some have experienced with the combination of Crocs and escalators!

At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Weight-Loss Guru, Kevin Trudeau, In Trouble With The FTC...Again!

Insomniacs across the globe will be saddened to hear that there television "Ambien" Kevin Trudea, author of The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About, was charged again with misrepresenting contents of his book. Even though he has no formal training and several criminal convictions, not a good combination, this guy knows how to sell books! The book ranks third on the Wall Street Journal's best seller list this week, and 19th on USA Today's list. I have listened to his infomercial...as close as you can at 3:00 AM....and he makes a strong case for empowering people to take control of their health...and not give it to their physicians....but be very careful about this guy...he could sell you the Brooklyn Bridge as well!!

The Federal Trade Commission, which has tangled with Trudeau several times before, said he "deceptively claimed" in three infomercials that the weight-loss plan outlined in his book is "easy to do, can be done at home, and ultimately allows readers to eat whatever they want." The informercials began airing in December 2006.

After purchasing the book, however, the FTC alleged that consumers discover it "requires severe dieting," daily injections of a prescription drug not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for weight loss and "lifelong dietary restrictions."

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sexy Tosca Reno Teaches Us How To Eat Clean Plus The Founders Of Natural Body Spa & Shoppe

On tonight's show, get the skinny about the "Eat Clean Diet" and Cookbook from author Tosca Reno. Tosca is a columnist with Oxygen Magazine and has an amazing body transformation story which she shared with our listeners. When she was around 40 she lost something like 100 pounds and now at 48 years young she is a swimsuit model....absolutely gorgeous!!!! You have to go to her website just to see the success story pictures they are unbelievable. Tosca's diet book "The Eat Clean Diet" and her new companion cookbook is all about eating natural healthy foods in small portions 5-6 times a day. She has two websites that you should check out www.toscareno.com and www.eatcleandiet.com. And for all you Jennifer Nicole Lee fans if you are going to JNL's Bikini Bootcamp this month you will see Tosca there as well.

And if you love relaxing at the spa then you'll love hearing what it's like building one of the fastest growing spa chains in America. CiCi Coffee and Celia Tully of Natural Body Spa & Shoppe shared the secrets to their spa success. So if you like hearing about massage, aromatherapy, beauty products and other spa stuff then you'll love hearing these ladies dish. And a big congrats to Natural Body for being named to an elite list of only 6 spas in America that are part of the Green Spa Network, which is trying to bring environmentally sustainable operating practices to the burgeoning spa industry. For more information check out their website www.naturalbody.com

And what would a Dr. fitness and the Fat Guy show be without a visit from Sweet Susi May from Fit Sugar. Susi shared lots of cool tips for gear that you should check out like a new bike, a new backpack, and some other stuff. She also had some exercise tips about including walking up hill as part of your exercise routine. If you are not already you should be checking out her website www.fitsugar.com She updates that site at least 15 times a day. I promise you if check that site out 5 times today you will find fresh content each time. And if by chance there is not fresh content then check out all the other great sites that are part of the Sugar network.

Authors Esther Blum and Dr. Melina Jampolis Turn Up The Heat Plus Eating Well Magazine's, Nicci Micco, Discusses Food Allegies

On tonight's show, Nicci Micco, Senior Editor with Eating Well Magazine (One of Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy's Favorite Magazines), joined us to discuss an article in the upcoming edition about food allergies. Nicci said that any food can cause an allergic reaction but 90% of the time one of the Big 8 Foods is the trigger...Do you want to know what those Big 8 foods are? I bet you do... They are: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish. How's that for some good information. Eating Well magazine is a great resource for great information about food and eating well. I promise you that you will not find better photographs in any magazine, I don't care about the genre. Check out the Eating Well website www.eatingwell.com and subscribe to their free email newsletters and check out the amazing cookbooks and other great stuff on this site. And please don't forget to subscribe to the magazine you'll love it. We are so pleased that Nicci will be coming back on the show regularly to share her insight about all things food.

And you Sex and the City fans you are going to love Esther Blum's new book "Eat Drink and Be Gorgeous: A Nutritionist's Guide To Living Well While Living It Up." Esther is a registered dietitian and holistic nutritionist practicing in New York City. Ladies this is more than a diet book it is a lifestyle book. Esther gets into everything from choosing the right vitamins to natural hangover and PMS cures to livening up your love life. This is a MUST READ for everyone...even for the guys!!!! I highly recommend you read it...Great Job Esther combining great info in a sexy way!!! And as a bonus you gain a deeper understanding of your body and learn how to achieve greater balance in your life. Check out Esther's website www.eatdrinkandbegorgeous.com

And what a treat it was to have Dr. Melina Jampolis on to discuss her new book "The No Time To Lose Diet." You might remember Dr. Melina from Fit TV's Diet Doctor show that airs almost daily it seems. Did you know that Dr. Melina is a board certified internist and physician nutrition specialist (one of only 200 people in the country)? Pretty impressive. Dr. Melina has been making the rounds on all the shows like Regis and Kelly and our show. She has released a line new protein bars and she is going to the Emmys to share her bars with those celebrities who need a protein boost. We tried the bars and gave them two big thumbs up....I loved the Cinnamon Apple and The Fat Guy loved them all...what a surprise!!!! Check out her website www.drmelina.com for her blog, her bars and her book.