Body weight may be partially determined by your genes, however, it has been proven time and time again that exercise can thwart any extra pounds your body was born to pack on.
The latest study proving the power of an active lifestyle comes from the Harvard School of Public Health. After tracking the habits and health of 12,000 men and women, scientists determined that walking for about an hour a day can reduce the weight-promoting effect of certain genes by
After Usain Bolt barely gave any effort, of course.
Boo! We wanted to see an actual race between the Jamaican Olympian and Prince Harry. We wanted to see the Bolt bolt and Harry hurry to keep up, instead we saw…well, watch the "race" for yourself above.
We guess Usain didn't want to embarrass the Royal Family while they were in the Caribbean for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
Let's hope the world record holder for the fastest 100-meter dash does a lot better in London this Summer!
As I sit here sipping my protein shake, cooling off after an intense hour long workout, a Jersey-shore knock-off approaches me. He's primped, tanned, primed, been at the gym since I arrived and still hasn't touched a weight. He looks me up and down and proudly lays down his best pick-up line…"So, how much do you bench?" Here we go again. I pull out my best flirtatious smile, dab the sweat on my collarbone and retort, "More than you." Zing! Listen boys, the moral to my story (which truthfully has happened more times than I care to remember) is
It looks like all that diabetes backlash may have been a wake-up call for Paula Deen to start living a healthier lifestyle.
The Food Network star arrived at Florida's South Beach Wine and Food Festival looking a little different. No, she didn't get a new haircut, she lost weight!
The 65-year-old chef took sources, "I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!"
As you can see in the picture from her appearance at the annual event above, she does look a lot slimmer. We can't say how much weight she actually lost, however, because Paula doesn't even know herself, telling fans:
"We don't own a scale in our house. Every six months I go for a physical and find out. Now it's time to see the doctor. She'll be so happy if I've lost weight."
Based on appearances, we think her doctor will be pretty happy. In an effort to start "getting up and moving," Paula has been walking at least 30 minutes a day, while cutting her portion sizes in half.
Not only is she seeing the results of living a healthier lifestyle, but she's feeling them too. "It's amazing how good getting up and moving makes you feel," she told the food-loving crowd.
Let's hope her message resonates and influences others to do the same!
[Image via JLNphotography/WENN.]
This gurl doesn't mess around when it comes to fitness!
Alison Sweeney, the host of Biggest Loser, hosted Prevention Magazine's "On The Run" event in San Diego on Saturday, which she also participated in to prepare for the upcoming L.A. Marathon.
Runners had the opportunity to race FOR FREE in the third annual event's 5K, 10K or half-marathon length course, while kids could take on the 1.5 mile "Mini Mermaid Run".
Alison completed the 10K race through the SoCal city's Mission Bay area with a personal best time, so we have no doubt she is going to kick butt in El Lay this March when she runs a full marathon!
[Image via Denis Poroy/AP Images.]
Such an inspiration for everyone.
As his Hodgkin's lymphoma returned in September, Survivor winner Ethan Zohn is preparing for stem-cell treatment in the upcoming weeks, so in light of this, he and his girlfriend and fellow Survivor contestant Jenna Morasca, debuted matching pink hair as a display of their solidarity during this difficult and scary time!
Ch-ch-check them out (above)!
BFF's that stay together,
play dance together!
Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale were spotted walking into a dance class together in El Lay on Thursday afternoon.
The happy pair then walked out some time later together, each with flowers in hand. What was the occasion? Whatever it was, looks like it was a fun class!
Check out more pics of the High School Musical friends below!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]