Technology is a beautiful thing. We are in an age where devices that fit in the palm of your hand liberate you enough to go anywhere and do anything, including eat. Devices carry plenty of options to turn anyone into a chef, help you whip up a quick meal if you're pressed for time; or point you in the direction of the professionals so you can enjoy a meal without a hassle. These are a few of the hundreds of available applications that define the term ‘convenience.'
This application is available for any device running on an iOS 4 or higher. It is a personal search engine that recommends restaurants to you based on your personal preferences. The more use it, the more it learns about you and the better your search results matching restaurants to your personality.
Meet Lauren Schmitt, is a nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who owns her own company, Healthy Eating & Living, Inc. She has worked with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle and has also created numerous corporate wellness programs. In her business, she coaches people to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising. She is currently the on-site nutritionist at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation. She has ongoing projects with the WB and is a part of many disordered outpatient teams in Los Angeles. Joonbug had the chance to chat with this health guru and got some helpful tips and advice to looking your best during this sweltering summer.
It is nearly impossible to forget, or ignore, the PSA billboards that displayed how many sugar packets were in a liter of soda and the equivalent, and graphic, slop of fat that we basically drink every time we drink a sugary beverage. Our moms have been telling us that soda rots our teeth, pours on the pounds, and leeches the phosphates from our bones for years and now Mayor Bloomberg plans to drive that point home even further.
The Mayor is currently proposing a city-wide ban on the sale of large sodas and other high-sugar drinks. The ban would affect the sales of soda, energy drinks, presweetened iced teas, etc. at restaurants, cinemas, stadiums, delis, and even street carts. The sale of large sugary beverages will not be regulated when bought from a supermarket or convenience store as long as the store in question does not have a cleanliness rating used for restaurants and food establishments, like bodegas with a steam counter.
If you're looking for some good eats and eye candy all in one place, then don't miss Anthony Anderson as he returns to Organic Avenue to promote The Lifestyle for Beauty. Working as a model, Anthony has had to learn how to keep healthy and fit. This inspired him to create RawModel.com, his website that promotes healthy eating (bye-bye processed foods!) and a healthy lifestyle. At this event, Anthony will be whipping up two custom power smoothies for you to try, in addition to speaking about organic gardening, wild foods, sustainable living, and meditation. Tickets for this event are only $50 and you can register by phoning Organic Avenue at at 212-358-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of us may have resolved to eat better in 2011, but it's still a daily struggle for most of us. The real secret to improving overall health is getting regular exercise and eating a balanced diet (and not beating yourself up if you miss a workout or over-indulge at dinner). Here are a few foods that are so loaded with nutrients that they've made the Superfood Hall of Fame. Read on to learn about what makes them special and easy ways to incorporate them in your diet.
This leafy green is loaded with iron which helps combat anemia and keeps hair healthy. The antioxidants in spinach may help in the prevention of certain types of disease such as cancer and heart disease.
After spending the better part of December eating yourself into a Christmas cookie coma, now is the perfect time to adjust your diet for the better. Out with the eggnog and in with the spinach! Of course, making healthy food choices can be a challenge when you spend most of your waking hours on the job. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid temptation.
(1) Breakfast: Any nutritionist will tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating in the morning jumpstarts your metabolism and revs up your energy. The problem is making time to prepare a hearty plate of food. A good solution is to keep yogurt in the office fridge or packets of instant oatmeal in your desk drawer. To boost the value of the yogurt, add some wheat germ or granola. Also considering adding fruit like sliced up bananas or fresh berries to either breakfast item. Doing this can double the nutritional value of your meal and will leave you more satisfied.
So upcoming Fashion Week has everyone running for the last bottle of diet pills on the shelf and breaking scales that tell them lies. Don't let this crazy, exotic event pressure you into starving yourself for two weeks and only eating a cube of cheese when you feel like passing out (oh Emily Blunt). Get a head start on losing that negative image of yourself by not only flushing out the toxins in your body but by flushing out the idea that perfection only comes in a size 2.
The problem with diet pills and 3-day flush out regimens is in the long run, they hurt you. If you want to have a healthy body in your unique size then you must start from scratch. The secret is keeping a weekly exercise schedule while simultaneously cutting out un-healthy foods (I know how hard it is to resist those golden arches) and introducing new, healthy foods to your plate.