I LOVE reading magazines! Something about them just calms me and quiets my overactive mind. I subscribe to Women’s Health and they never fail to teach me something new. It always seems to inspire me to get my butt in motion. So, I thought I would bring you along as I read the May issue of Women’s Health.
This month I learned…
1. It’s better to work your upper body before your lower body. They say it’s because women are typically weaker up top so the upper body takes more focus and effort. I agree, my arms are like wet noodles. I hate working them out. I told Mary I would rather have flabby arms than to one more chair dip. She promptly scolded me. P.S. A good workout buddy can be very motivating!
2. Get a pedometer. Apparently when you have one on you walk 1500 more steps.
3. Obese women earn on average 15% less $ then healthy-weight woman. This one was really surprising to me
4. If your food and dishes have a high color contrast you’ll serve yourself less. In related news…I have learned if foods are less than delicious you eat less. So go forth and make only marginally delicious dinners
5. Scientist have created a new “super broccoli” called Beneforte. It has 2-3 times the glucoraphanin (which your body can convert into a cancer-fighting compound) as the traditional veggie. It supposed to be available nationwide later this year. What are the chances good ol’ Wal-Mart will stock that??
6. If eating at “On the Border” it’s better to order the Create Your Own Combo: Chicken Enchilada with Sour Cream Sauce and Crispy Chicken Taco than a Grilled Pepper Jack Chicken Enchilada and Rice.
7. There was a two page article describing simple moves to “seriously ratchet up the heat of your carnal couplings”. So, if you need to add some spice to your ahem, sex life, you could buy the magazine and read that OR (and this is my recommendation) start reading a book called “Fifty Shades of Grey”.
Did you learn something new? I hope so!