Monday, December 26, 2011

Damascus Bakery Low Carb Pitas & Wraps

Inspired by old world traditions in bread making and quality service, New Yorks Damascus Bakeries opened its community bakery in 1930 with Americas Original Pita Bread. Now 80 years and three generations later, our dedication to providing delicious bread solutions to both the retail and food service environment continues to tantalize taste buds nationwide.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Firehouse Gym Holiday Special!

Three Month $99 Holiday Special Membership!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Will Your Christmas Present Be a Heart Attack This Year?

Christmas Heart Attacks

Patterns of Deadly Heart Attacks Increase
Significantly During the Winter Holidays

Stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Colorfully wrapped presents lie beneath a beautiful Christmas tree. Who doesn’t love to give and receive gifts during the holiday season?

Unfortunately, there is one holiday gift that keeps on giving — yet no one wants it. Known as the “Christmas coronary,” it’s a well-documented pattern of deadly heart attacks increasing around the winter holidays. Watch Video

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fitness self-assessment....

Do you think you're doing enough physical activity? This simple assessment will help you understand what the recommended levels are and will assess how close you are to meeting them. Read more

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Yellow Jackets T-shirts at Firehouse Gym....

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Chicken Salad with Wild Rice....

 This chicken salad is easy to prepare and it tastes great by itself or in sandwiches. Follow the instructions for the recipe and you'll have yourself a great, light meal in no time. Enjoy! Watch Video

Saturday, November 26, 2011

10 foods that lower cholesterol—and some that raise it...

It's easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. At the same time, changing what you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the kinds of fats floating through your bloodstream.

Improving your cholesterol through diet requires a two-pronged strategy:

  1. Add foods that lower LDL, the "bad" cholesterol.
  2. Cut back on foods that boost LDL.
Read more

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How Can I Have a Healthier Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, you may have begun considering what you’re going to contribute to the feast. As we all know, the day is famous for its indulgences and, for many, an annual ritual to overeat and then lounge lazily for the rest of the day watching football games, napping, and spending time with family and friends. Read more

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Anorexic Conscience

The aphorism "You are want you eat," runs deep in our food-conscious culture. Studies have suggested Western peoples have the belief that a person's food intake affects not only her physical being, but her character (Nemeroff & Rozin, 1989). We praise, even glorify thin individuals for their self-discipline, while we chastise overweight individuals, and are more likely to view obese people as undisciplined, greedy, and lacking self-respect... Read more

Friday, November 18, 2011

Spinach Pie with Homemade Filo Pastry (Spanakopita)...

Spinach Pie, or Spanakopita, comes in many forms in Greece. This recipe is for individual round, 'coiled' pies - see the photo. It also tells you how to make the Filo pastry yourself, without having to buy it frozen from the shop. Reade more

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No More Laughing at Fat Kids.....

It's a paradox that a problem like childhood obesity should crop up in a country like America where we are flooded with information about nutrition. At any age, obesity is generally considered a lifestyle disorder. Only a small percentage of patients suffer from hormonal issues, for example. For everyone else, weight gain is related to choices that we can make and unmake. Read more

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are eggs unhealthy for my diet?

A nation-wide salmonella outbreak contaminating up to a half billion eggs put the controversial food once again at the forefront of public consideration.  It used to be that eggs were well known for their potential health harms given their high cholesterol content (there’s 213mg of cholesterol in one egg yolk – that’s 70 percent of the total daily amount of 300mg recommended by the 2005 Dietary Guidelines). Read more

Beat Those Sugar Cravings First Thing In The Morning

Have you ever thought of this as a possible ignition to your sugar cravings? Or have you just been on auto pilot and go with the same old habit of eating that donut or white toast for breakfast? Read more

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Experiments with Intermittent Fasting

A growing number of experts claim short fasts can accelerate fat loss and make you healthier. So we spent 6 months testing the most popular Intermittent Fasting (IF) protocols ourselves. Find out what IF is, whether you should do it, and if so — how. Read more 

Download the Printable PDF Experiments with Intermittent Fasting

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oprah Gives A Sneak Peak of The New Class

Class starts in less than two weeks! Take a look at what's in store... and stay tuned for more details about the online companion course on Oprah.com. Oprah's Lifeclass begins October 10th at 8/7c. Join us for a LIVE webcast after the show at 9pm ET when Oprah will chat online with fans and answer questions about the series. Watch Video

5 Surprising Health Myths...

Remember, your health is what you make it. No amount of research could ever dictate all of the personal choices you make. And sometimes, research is just that: Information that occurs in a vacuum to help us question certain truths. But making informed decisions, and knowing why you take certain actions, is the foundation of any successful plan. So I encourage you to commit to your health in your own way. You don’t have to be an expert to live a better life. You just need to give your body the time and information it deserves. Read more

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

20 Best Muscle Building Foods Slide Show

Your ability gain muscle has as much to do with what you eat as how hard you push yourself in the gym. But if you include these foods, suggested by Dan Go, a personal trainer and nutritionist, you’ll ensure that your time spent in the gym isn’t a waste of sweat. Read more 

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/525400-20-best-muscle-building-foods/#ixzz1ZIn0wnCD

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Benefits of Eating Coconut

What is amazing about coconut is that its re-vitalizing properties are almost instant, within 5 minutes of some fresh coconut you will feel a burst of energy, clarity of mind and well-being. This whole experience inspired me to write something up about coconuts many health benefits. Read more

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Your pet isn't the only one in the house with a shedding problem. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That works out to about 1.5 pounds each year, so the average person will lose around 105 pounds of skin by age 70.  Read more

Monday, September 12, 2011

What we eat in a year, in one (very colorful) chart

From the very talented folks at Visual Economics comes a graphic of what the average American eats in a year. All told, that includes 1,922 pounds of food. One-third comes from fruits and vegetables, which is still a lower amount than what federal guidelines suggest (USDA recommends they make up half of the American diet). The rest of the chart is not exactly a pretty picture: we’re eating, for example, 24 pounds of ice cream per year and drinking about a gallon of soda each week. Full graphic after the jump and in full size here

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Diet crutches: What works, what doesn't.

Let's face it: The rules of weight loss—eat less, move more, treats in moderation— are a drag. And they don't fit with most dieters' quick-fix, thinner-by-dinner expectations. Cue diet crutches: tricks, based on scant science, that may speed up results. So if a friend swears that munching on grapefruit gets her into skinny jeans, or a coworker credits ice water for his sleek physique, should you try it too? Read more

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Menus

There are many ways you can turn your grilling not only into a flavorful and fun way to cook, but also into a healthy way to eat. By choosing foods that are low in fat, high in nutrients and full of flavor you can get great meals that are also healthy. Use marinades not only to add extra flavor but also to reduce the formation of cancer causing substances on foods. A marinade containing olive oil and/or citrus juices can reduce the formation of these chemicals by as much as 99% and marinades tenderize meats and make a much better meal. Read more

Impulsive, Neurotic People Most Likely to Be Overweight

A new study suggests that certain personality traits such as neuroticism, impulsivity and aggressiveness may increase the likelihood that an individual will struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Read more

The Fitness Bucket List...

Do you search for opportunities, set challenges and step outside your comfort zone? Or do you simply follow the beaten path and play it safe knowing that you'll still reach a desitnation? Read more

Friday, July 8, 2011

6 Secrets of Skinny People

When it comes to living your healthiest life, skinny doesn’t have to be the goal. But—in the interest of “real deal” candor—staying within the ideal body weight for your age, gender and height is one way to ensure you’re being kind to your body. And—let’s face it—being toned and trim certainly feels great. Read more

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic

A growing number of young women with eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa, because their body types do not match the prevailing fashion or “look” sported by the tall, thin models populating the media. Read more