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What if you could boost your metabolism, burn a ton of calories, engage your muscles and get your heart rate up to keep you energized and refreshed all day long? Well, the answer to that is yes you can with early morning workouts, and Dr. Oz is here to back up that claim with his 7-minute morning routine.

Celebrity trainer Joel Harper has been training the Oz family for over a decade and his early morning workout plan is the solution to get you up and going throughout the day.

Say goodbye to the snooze button and get ready for some early morning action that doesn’t require any equipment or even shoes for that matter.

Dr. Oz’s 7-Minute Morning Workout

It is important to focus on your breath and really feel your body stretch to open up.

Warm-Up Stretches

  • Start by stretching and bending your left and right knees to open up your hips. Stretch your arms overhead and bend your back.
  • Bend down to touch your toes, or reach as close to your toes as you can. You should feel the stretch in your hamstrings and lower back.

Plank Pose With Push-Ups

  • Next, perform a plank pose with your shoulders stacked above your wrists and your hips in line with your shoulders.
  • Lift your left leg up to hover above your mat and bend your elbows to perform a push-up. Continue to engage in push-ups in this position.

Up Dog and Down Dog

  • After performing 10 push-ups, extend your arms and push firmly down on the mat to perform a backbend.
  • Lift your thighs slightly above the mat and gently tilt your head back.
  • Next, tuck your feet and lift your hips to arch your back. You should perform an inverted “V” with your body and your gaze should be shifted on your mat. Push back into your heels and keep your shoulders relaxed.

Warrior Pose

  • After down dog, lift your left leg up and flex your toes. Bring your leg forward, close to your wrists, and bend your knee to perform a lunge.
  • Bring your body up and turn to the right to get into warrior II pose. Your gaze should be on your left hand and your knee should be stacked over your ankle.
  • Bend forward and bring both your hands toward your left foot.

Triangle Pose

  • Keep your left leg straight and strong and grab your left ankle with your left hand and extend your right arm to the top to get into triangle pose.
  • You should feel a good stretch in your lower back.

Repeat these poses on the opposite side.

Balance Exercise

  • Move back into down dog and lift your left foot up and bring it through to lunge. Stay in this pose and stretch your arms overhead.
  • With your left foot planted firmly on the mat, shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right leg up to balance.
  • Bring your arms to the mat and lift your right leg as high as you can.
  • Once you are steady, extend your right arm up and shift your gaze wherever you are comfortable and hold this position. Keep your chest lifted.
  • Come back down to release and back to plank pose.
  • Perform one-legged push-ups for 10 reps and perform the exercise using the right leg.
  • Repeat the one-legged push-ups for 10 reps. Opt to bring your elbows closer to work your triceps.

Boat Pose With Jack Knives

  • Jump between your legs and sit on your buttocks with your knees bent and your arms in front of you to get into boat pose.
  • Bring your hands and toes in to perform jack-knives for 20 reps. This exercise will work your abs.
  • Keep your core engaged and lean back to hover your upper back and your legs about 2 inches above the ground. Your upper body should be completely relaxed, therefore, place your hands behind your head for support.
  • Focus on taking deep breaths for 10 rounds.

There you have it! Now you know Dr. Oz’s secret to staying so refreshed all day long.

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For Mehmet Oz, M.D., the secret to starting his jam-packed days off on the right foot is to eliminate time-wasting decision-making by following the same routine every day. For the host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute & Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, an efficient morning routine is essential—which for this doctor includes an electric toothbrush, yoga and Greek yogurt. Here, YouBeauty takes a peek into a morning at Dr. Oz’s house.

Wake-Up Call

Dr. Oz says he’s “very much a morning person” and avoids hitting the snooze button. He starts the day at 5:45 a.m.—like most surgeons, he wakes up very early. According to Oz, “It’s the best way to get lots done during the day.”

Big Things First

What’s the first thing Dr. Oz does when opening his eyes each morning? He stretches in bed for 15 seconds while focusing on a big opportunity of the day. After stepping out from under the covers, he’ll grab the electric toothbrush, a quick shave and practice his signature 7-minute yoga routine. This daily workout begins in a prayer pose and cycles though up and downward dog, along with planks and warrior poses—all maintained with deep belly breaths.

Shower and Shampoo

After yoga, Dr. Oz hops in the shower. To keep those locks looking lush, he uses “a gentle shampoo and then a small amount of conditioner.”

Breakfast (and Work)

While Dr. Oz practices mindful eating during breakfast by sitting down to nosh, he also tackles work during the morning meal—oftentimes reading scripts followed by checking his email. Oz’s daily breakfast: a protein-packed 2 percent fat Greek yogurt with a dose of antioxidant-rich blueberries. As far as coffee goes, the good doctor nixes caffeine. Oz told us, “I rarely caffeinate since it stimulates my bladder while making my hands shake—both bad habits for a heart surgeon.” So while java is a no-no, Dr. Oz loves tea and will often sip an herbal variety in the evening—Cardamom Cinnamon is his favorite.

Partner Play

Lisa, Dr. Oz’s wife, is a key part of the doc’s daily routine. Because Lisa was captain of the tennis team in college, they play together on more leisurely mornings. She practices yoga with the doctor, too.

Prepping for Each Morning

In order to get all of these things accomplished each morning, Dr. Oz often prepares his mind for the next day by meditating each evening. He also practices “deep breathing whenever I can remember,” says Oz.

Dr. Oz’s Secret

The surprising part: Even though Dr. Oz’s morning routine includes a lot of health-boosting activity, it is a “very strict, quick program” that allows him to get out the door in less than 30 minutes. His real secret: “In order to make as few decisions as possible to save this energy for later in the day, I automate everything before noon,” says Dr. Oz.

MORE: How to Become a Morning Person

Today, 11/13/2018, Dr. Oz shares how fitness trackers have been used to catch suspected killers and help families get justice. Crime Online founder Nancy Grace explains how fitness tracker records can help save lives by providing evidence and a tracking location.

Something you are wearing right now may not only make you healthier but also help solve crimes-your fitness tracker. Fitness trackers help keep you on track by monitoring everything you do all day and where you are.

These trackers use something called accelerometers to analyze the wearer’s motion — steps taken, duration, intensity, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep quality. Forensic experts have recently relied on them to both exonerate a suspect or prove their guilt.

Karen Navarro, a 67-year-old woman from San Jose, CA, was wearing her Fitbit when police found her stabbed to death. Her father in law, 90-year-old Anthony Aiello, had been visiting and told police that Navarro walked him to the door of her home then handed him flowers to thank him before he drove away.

Police gathered video from nearby streets to pinpoint when Aiello left the house. They also forensically examined Navarro’s Fitbit bracelet to determine at what time her heart rate accelerated rapidly, diminished, then finally stopped altogether.

At the time her heart stopped, Aiello was still in the house and not driving away as he told police. Aiello was arrested and charged with murder.

In another case in Wisconsin, George Burch was tried for murdering Nicole Vander Heyden, a young mother of three who was beaten to death and left in an open field. After one man was charged, her Fitbit tracker showed her time of death and proved him guilty.

A Connecticut man accused in his wife’s murder might have gotten away with it — if not for the victim’s Fitbit fitness tracker and other electronic devices, authorities allege.

Richard Dabate, 40, was charged with felony murder, tampering with physical evidence and making false statements following his wife Connie’s December 2015 death at their home in Ellington, Tolland County. Dabate called 911 reporting that his wife was the victim of a home invasion, alleging that she was shot dead by a “tall, obese man” with a deep voice like actor Vin Diesel’s, sporting “camouflage and a mask,” according to an arrest warrant. Dabate alleged her death took place more than an hour before her Fitbit-tracked movements revealed. CCTV footage also showed her visiting a local gym the morning she died. Investigators uncovered text messages between the couple, as well as the suspect and his reported pregnant mistress — thought to be a main motive behind the suspected domestic homicide.

Dr. Oz reveals how GPS fitness tracker data recorded the eight-minute brawl between Kelly Herron and a sex offender. Then, Kelly shares details about the attack that took place on her run and what motivated her to keep fighting. Her map from the GPS tracker shows where the attack occurred and how long and intense her struggle was.

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Every few months, I start to feel run down. Tired, grumpy, achey all over. So I open up my drawer and grab one of the handful of fitness trackers I’ve accumulated over the years. I spend a couple of days obsessively tracking my data, looking for clues as to what I do and how I can do it better. I realize I’m going to bed too late, or not sleeping well enough, or that I’ve forgotten to go to the gym for three months. (That one I knew anyway.) And then, at some point, I wake up feeling better and I forget to put on the Fitbit. Back in the drawer, see you in three months.

It’s been a few years since tracking our every action went from nerdy pastime to mainstream hobby. The pitch is so compelling: Just put this thing on your wrist, and suddenly you’ll be privy to a treasure trove of data about how you live your life. And, even better, your device will offer simple, painless, achievable tips for how to improve your life. It’s like a Dr. Oz miracle pill, but with technology! Unlike a Dr. Oz pill, though, this one should actually work. And for many people, including me, it does. My life is measurably (seriously, I could tell you the numbers) better for the Jawbones and Fitbits I’ve worn over the years. But when our devices know where we are and what we’re doing at all times, it’s easy to see how much fitness trackers could be.

Our gadgets have become exceptionally good at collecting data. There’s some debate about the relative accuracy of your Fitbit or phone versus some more scientific methods, but that doesn’t even really matter. I can open up the Health app on iOS and see my walk to the subway each morning, literally step by step. 7:04, two steps. Still 7:04, three more steps. It even knows I went up a flight of stairs! You can collect this data even with just your smartphone, and before long these sensors will be absolutely everywhere. Your watch, your shoes, your shirt, your contacts. “Fitness tracking” won’t be a device—it’ll be a feature, like Wi-Fi or cargo pockets.

The much-anticipated Jawbone Up3 The much-anticipated Jawbone Up3

And for many people, collecting data is enough to compel them to move more or sleep better. For instance: Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at Oxford, says most people think they sleep worse than they do. For them, simply having an objective measure can be soothing.

“It can put you at ease that the sleep you’re getting is better than you think,” he says, “and that reduction in anxiety can help you sleep better.” Other people respond to the competition, that relentless drive for goofy merit badges and new personal records.

Data alone isn’t enough for most people.

But many users need more. A much-discussed study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that owning a fitness device and tracking your data was only the first, small step toward living healthier, and by itself was hardly useful. That’s why half of buyers stop using them almost immediately. It’s also why Jawbone, Fitbit, Microsoft, and everyone else are rolling out crazily powerful devices to keep you hooked. All those devices collect more data, but few have found ways to do anything powerful with it.

There’s so much to be done, though. Think about it: our devices know where we are, what we’re doing, the relative state of our body, and much more. What if a device or service could put all of that together, using biological and contextual clues to figure out what I’m doing, and either encourage me to continue, help me improve, or tell me to stop?

Right now, these devices primarily offer high-fives when you hit the arbitrary goal you’ve set for yourself, or a go-get-’em when you’re close. Then there are the “smart suggestions” and “insights”, which amount to pseudo-scientific platitudes: Go to bed. Turn off the TV. Exercise more. It’s not that they’re bad ideas—Foster ticks off many of them when I ask how people actually can sleep better—it’s just that they’re incredibly obvious and true for basically everyone. These devices subtly remind you to get up off your ass, which I suppose is better than nothing, but it’s not good enough.

‘Go to bed earlier’ doesn’t count as feedback.

The solution isn’t more data, and it’s not even better algorithms. It’s for us to stop thinking about fitness and health as a Big Data problem, and to start figuring out what to do with the sample size of one. Me. And you. (But me first.)

Take Jawbone’s partnership with Nest, which means your thermostat can automatically change the temperature in your bedroom when you go to sleep. Jawbone knows most people like to sleep within a seven-degree window, so it adjusts your thermostat to 67 degrees at bedtime. But I want it to know exactly what temperature works best for me, and to adjust again in the middle of the night when I roll over, accidentally cover myself in forty pillows, and start sweating like a maniac. Then—and this is where it gets really cool—tell me tomorrow morning I shouldn’t sleep next to so many pillows anymore.

The Sense sleep tracker

Sense

Foster sees huge potential in what he hopes will be “a second generation” of these devices. For one thing, they’ll be scientifically validated: he says Jawbone has approached his team about working to ensure the collected data is more accurate, and other companies are doing similar work with other scientists. Plus, Foster says those next devices will be tuned to different age groups and lifestyles. “Smart devices can pick up that you’re using your mobile phone based on the light,” he says, “and can say ‘hang on, you didn’t really stop texting until five minutes before you turned the lights out. You you’ve really got to try and make it more like 30 minutes.'” He says he’d love a sleep sensor that tells him when his mother gets out of bed, so he’d know how she’s doing without calling every day.

Some of those features require more powerful sensors, but there’s already so much more these devices could do. They could use my location to remind me at the subway stop before mine to get off and walk home. They could ping me when I’m near the grocery and say hey, maybe buy some more veggies? They could adapt my sleeping situation in real time, even waking me up if I’m obviously having a bad dream. They could set goals for me, and help me hit them.

Right now, the Apple Watch’s ability to buzz your wrist when you’ve been sitting for an hour is akin to tying a ribbon around your finger and going for a walk whenever you notice it. But either those ribbons need to get far larger, to stand out in the sea of push notifications and buzzes we all train ourselves to dismiss and ignore, or they need to be far more direct and far more personal.

We’re building an impossibly huge library of our self-collected data that developers and manufacturers can tap into. It’s time for them to do more than make broad proclamations about society, or figure out which city goes to sleep the latest. (Brooklyn, represent.) It’s time for them to take my data, and turn it into action.

It’s time for my fitness tracker and my apps to tell me, David Pierce, man of overly caffeinated mind and slightly soft body, how to do better. To tell me something I don’t already know, and then actually hold me to it.

You’re pregnant! Now what? Lots of healthy eating & prenatal vitamins

At the bottom of this post I’m going to tell you all about the prenatal vitamin I’ve discovered that I absolutely love, but first I’m going to explain a little bit about why I thought this post was so necessary and how crazy and confusing it can be to make smart choices even as a well-informed pregnant consumer, and even with a great Ob/Gyn and tons of MDs and alternative wellness practitioners on hand in your family, and even if you have made healthy eating and lifestyle your, well, job…and then we’ll get to the fun stuff.

I’ve always been pretty good about taking my vitamins, and I think of myself as having a well-balanced diet – after all, it’s what I talk about everyday on ABC’s The Chew! Ideally, the vits are only there to supplement eating that is already packed with nutrients: talking lots of whole, fresh fruits and veggies, leafy greens and cruciferous veggies especially, plus healthy fats (nuts, fatty fish, olive oil, coconut oil), lean protein – I rely on eggs, beans, and lentils for the most part, but organic turkey, chicken and fish are also all healthy choices – and whole grains that are naturally low in gluten or gluten-free (quinoa, millet, amaranth, brown rice, gluten-free oats). As an aside, even if you don’t think you’re gluten-averse, try a week avoiding it: chances are, you’ll be amazed at how much deeper you sleep, how much more rested and energetic you feel, how clear you’re thinking, and all those little digestive troubles you thought were just a natural part of your life? They can disappear, too.

Where were we? Ahh, yes. Healthy, balanced eating: Throw a little dairy in there (my doctor advised 5 servings a day while pregnant) if you’re into that sort of thing for calcium and vitamin D – I’m a yogurt fiend for the probiotics (GREAT for digestion and good skin!) and fill-‘er-up protein. Whole or 2% organic tastes best and is better for you because a) organic means you’re skipping all the nasty hormones and antibiotics poor conventional dairy cows are so often exposed to, and b) the little bit of fat helps you stay full and ensures you don’t get a massive blood sugar hit from the lactose sugar in dairy. And I love cheese – who doesn’t? Yogurt and cheese are fermented in some way, but I don’t know how great it is for humans to be drinking other mammals’ pure milk in mass quantities (after all, cow milk is naturally loaded with enzymes and antibodies intended for a new calf, biologically very different from a human!), so I’ve switched over to almond milk for most of my straight-up milk needs (um, cereal pretty much, and a little baking) except for organic cream or whole milk in my coffee, but since I’ve given up coffee for these next nine months anyway, that’s an easy sacrifice.

Now obviously I’ve left off all the delicious indulgences that make any diet worth eating – yes, I cave for gluten-packed bagels regularly at the weekend, and I’ve been known to enjoy delicious desserts when we’re out to dinner (also not always gluten-free), plus the occasional cheeseburger with onion rings or a delicious slice of pizza…but I digress. Mainly, I try to stick with the 80:20 rule – 80% so healthy Dr. Oz AND your momma would be proud, 20% have a little fun and be bad. And believe me, pregnancy cravings will give you good reason to exhaust that 20%!!! In fact, here’s what I’m snacking on as I write this – baby knows what it likes!!

All this to say that when it comes to eating and vitamins, I didn’t expect to have nearly so many questions about how to be healthy!! But as soon as I found out my husband, John, and I had a little one on the way, I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right. News flash: there is no such thing as “the right way,” and there is no one who has all the right answers for YOU. Your body is different, your baby is different, your cravings and lifestyle will be different, and the most important thing is to keep yourself relaxed, as healthy as can be, and enjoy the ride.

There are some basic rules of thumb when it comes to smart prenatal eating/drinking:

  • drink more water than you ever thought possible, at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day. Your blood volume is basically doubling as the baby grows, so plenty of water will supply for this, keep you from getting dehydrated and the headaches associated, and help move everything along in your digestive tract
  • obviously no hard alcohol/drugs…duh.
  • America has a big thing against wine drinking when pregnant, but most doctors I’ve spoken with say that drinking like a European adult (eg. a glass of wine sipped slowly with dinner) won’t do any harm if you’re just dying for that Barolo
  • little-or-no caffeine. I have one glass of green tea each morning, lightly brewed and with a squeeze of half a lemon to help boost the body’s absorption of the natural antioxidants. The studies I’ve read say as long as you’re drinking significantly less than you did before you got pregnant, and you’re not at any increased risk for miscarriage or complications, you should be fine.
  • light on the refined sugar – depletes the immune system, spikes blood sugar, acidifies the body (potentially meaning poor digestion/nutrient absorption), and can pack on pounds you and your baby don’t need
  • cut out all raw and unpasteurized dairy, no raw fish, no undercooked meats, no cold-smoked meats/fish, no processed meats (mostly because of the nitrates/packing materials, but also because they’re not generally the healthiest items on the menu)…basically, anything that could potentially be carrying harmful bacteria or chemicals that could hurt the baby

Got all that? Not so bad. But here’s where the tricky part comes in. Chances are you’re also going to be adding a prenatal vitamin to your daily regime if you haven’t been taking one already (as soon as you start trying to conceive, it should be part of your routine – but at the very least, most menstruating women should be taking a folic acid supplement just in case). So you walk into the health food store and – OH MY GOSH!!!! Why are there 14,000 options to choose from?? This one is raw and fermented, this one is biologically identical to your food, this one is recommended by and comes with a year-long subscription to any number of mommy-to-be magazines. How’s a lady to choose?? You’d think there would be some consensus on the best prenatal we should be taking, with a few variations to account for specific needs. This was just madness.

Now, back before I was pregnant, I had a lot of vitamins on hand that I would interchange depending on if I felt I needed more immune boosting, or more energy, or more minerals, etc. If I forgot them one day – or one week – not really a huge deal. Also, I didn’t have to read a ton of labels to worry about possible complications for fetal development back then. But it turns out everything from Echinacea to lavender can potentially be harmful for the baby, so now taking vitamins is a very serious undertaking, not to mention you really shouldn’t forget to take them…ever.

So I read as many nutrition-labels as I could and found the prenatal multi and prenatal DHA pills I thought looked most balanced. Then my doctor told me I needed to supplement with extra folic acid, plus B6 for help with morning sickness and B12 because I don’t eat a ton of red meat (I do get B12 shots that I love though – great for a natural energy boost and to keep my body in balance). Then I realized I wasn’t getting nearly enough calcium-magnesium or other minerals for the baby’s growing skeletal system. So back to the store I went, but I couldn’t find a pill that didn’t have more iron that I wanted to be taking with the multivitamin I already had, or potentially too much of another mineral already supplied. So I got a bunch of different isolated minerals and checked all these by my doctor. She said I was good, but now I’ve got, like, 10 pill bottles I need to sort through regularly to pull together my vitamin plan. Especially difficult when I need to be out of the house by 6am on weekdays and travel for work all the time. Can’t we streamline this a little bit??? Luckily, yes!

Now, I’m not endorsing this product, I’m not getting paid, and I am certainly not advocating that you do anything but what you and your doctor discuss is healthiest and safest for you. But I am telling you Metagenics Wellness Essentials for Pregnancy is what I take every day, and I am thrilled. As a company, Metagenics used to only be available through doctors, but they’re universally available now and really high quality. The pregnancy pills come in easy, pre-sorted packets I can take with me on the run. Each packet has 2 Advanced Prenatal tablets, 2 Calcium/Magnesium tablets, 1 Choline softgel (a nutrient that is helpful to baby’s brain development and may improve his/her learning and memory down the line) and, 2 OmegaGenics EPA-DHA 720 softgels (also crucial for proper brain development, and helps ward off some of the symptoms of forgetful “pregnancy brain” in mom), all color coded. Click the link below to read some more of the product reviews online and order for yourself.

There are only two negatives I can think of: first, they are a tad pricey ($63/month), but that is worth it to me for convenience and peace of mind – and all the other pills I had been taking were by no means inexpensive. Second, they are roughly the size of horse pills. Swill them down with lukewarm water, follow with a little warm pregnancy-safe tea (I love rooibos…another post on that coming soon) if you like to help everything dissolve and relax your throat, and you’ll be fine. Make sure you take the packets in the morning with breakfast since multivitamins especially can aggravate the stomach and/or cause nausea if you haven’t eaten recently. And there you have it!

Most of my posts aren’t going to be this long, promise…but I had a lot to say! And I know, as a first-timer myself, I’m so curious about everyone else’s best practices and favorite products, so I wanted to share the knowledge I’ve been gathering with you. Hope you enjoy! Tweet me @daphneoz if you have any thoughts/questions/just wanna chat.

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Michelle Obama & Dr. Oz Jump Rope & Dougie Dance!

Michelle Obama on the Dr. Oz Show! Jumping Rope & Dancing the Dougie!

DR. OZ & MICHELLE OBAMA! On the MOVE! (Original Broadcast Sept. 12th/12)

Did you see that?! The Dr. Oz Show had an unforgettable episode, featuring the “Arms of a First Lady” Mrs. Michelle Obama! This was an energized show featuring our First Lady, unlike any other First Lady we have ever seen in the history before! She had a few exciting new announcements to make about the Let’s Move Initiative! However, let’s begin with the quick Hip-Hop dance lesson called the “Dougie” that was performed in Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” music video for our First Lady’s campaign! Dancing with her daughters Sasha & Malia, has become a favorite activity to work out & get moving by turning on the radio to perform the latest dance moves! Dr. Oz, who is always a great sport, allowed Mrs. Obama to teach him the dance moves! He was very entertaining to watch but, just how well did Dr. Oz dance? In case you missed it, see this video clip for yourself and let us know what you think!

Let’s Move! BIG Announcements!

Our First Lady is a healthy lifestyle advocate with her “Let’s Move!” anti-childhood obesity campaign. The goal is to improve the federal guidelines for school lunches and she is doing just that with a brand new School Lunch Program! Change is taking place for the first time in 15years, this fall! It will consist of specific portion sized meals with healthier food choices including: fruit, veggies and whole grain items! Burritos will soon become multi-grain turkey sandwich with colorful, crisp veggies. Hot dogs will be swapped for whole grain pasta and a roll with vegetables. Pizza will be modified with a whole grain crust & fried tator tots will be switched to healthy baked sweet potato fries. White milk will replace with sweet chocolate milk and it was kid tested and approved right on the Dr. Oz Show! Should we make mention that Michelle Obama is making history with Disney’s healthful advertising changes for 2015!

Secondly, a whole new physical fitness test will be introduced to schools and no longer will the old gym tests be used. This test will now be personalized for individual goals to be achieved and the large group intimidation factor will now be removed. This will help children to not compare themselves to their peers and it will provide more motivation to focus on self-improvement! Mrs. Obama also stressed the point that she always has with her Let’s Move campaign that they does not focus on body image or weight. The focus will always be the health of a child.

How Do You Get Michelle Obama’s ARMS?

Dr. Oz asked Michelle Obama the golden question! “What is the workout secret for those great looking arms?” She just has an overall 3 strategy system of nutrition, cardio and flexibility. Luckily all of these strategies can be found on the “Arms of a First Lady” fitness DVD mentioned on CNN.com from a White House official, Personal Trainer. Learn about the “Watch Your Mouth!” nutrition in the kitchen features and the “Get a FitLife” training system.

Mrs. Obama also explained that she takes her skipping rope with her, during the election campaign and jumps rope! In this rare moment and exciting moment & Michelle Obama puts Dr. Oz to the test and jumps rope with him and she out performed America’s favorite Doctor by going double speed! It seems no matter TV Show Michelle Obama appears on; she seems to physically excel past all of the TV Hosts, in a classy and graceful manner! Normally, our First Lady does 2-minute intervals of this jump rope routine, while changing after each 30 second interval with a different step movement! Wow!

Impressively, our First Lady’s focus is to get kids excited about moving making activities fun, similar to the City Gym Boys with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem & SusieQ FitLife. Michelle Obama urges parents to speak with their child’s pediatrician in order to guide their child to get a FitLife!

Does the First Family have a FitLife?

Nothing was off limits to be discussed including Barack Obama’s dietary habits! The public was able to ask the First Lady a few questions via Facebook about her regular meals. She mentioned broccoli (better known as Barack-oli) as the family favorite veggie! She also dishes on the president, being caught in photos with ice cream & pizza, “When he goes out on the campaign trail and somebody offers him ice cream, you don’t say no,” she said. “We learned that growing up. If somebody offers you a fried Twinkie, you take a bite. You don’t diss somebody else’s stuff.” She also mentions, that Barack exercises everyday and eats healthy meals for the most part. “Truly, in our household it’s about moderation,” she says, also calling the president “one of the healthiest people I know.”

Initially the Obama’s eating habits at the White House hadn’t been as healthy as Mrs. Obama would have liked it to be. She began making a few simplified changes by increasing the family’s vegetable intake by planting a vegetable garden and eliminating sugary drinks & processed foods, while increasing frequent physical activities! Reducing the amount of screen time a child has sitting in front of a television, computer or hand held device; to avoid the sedentary lifestyle, is our First Lady’s aim for her own children. Similar to the FitLife philosophy, she explained that the goal is to create balance when it comes to nutrition and not deprivation, similar to the “Watch Your Mouth!” campaign.

Michelle Obama’s personal and biggest health fear is her father’s being diagnosed with multiple scleroses, where she spoke about her father’s passing in 1991. “If I’m honest with myself, I think probably because my father had MS and he contracted it at the prime of his life – I worry about those sudden illnesses that may be genetically linked that you don’t have any control over.” As she spoke with Dr. Oz, it was clear that this was a painful battle that her father faced!

Second Presidential Term for Obama 2016!

Dr. Oz expressed that he feels the greatest national security that we have is obesity. Michelle Obama, replied that she spends a great amount of her time working with military families on military bases. She said the number one reason that young people from the ages of 17-24 are prevented from qualifying for the military is obesity! The good fight will continue and SusieQ FitLife is working efficiently on joining forces with Michelle Obama to empower this mission!

Incredible changes have been made in Health Care by Barack Obama and he will leave behind an incredible legacy; although he will still be in office for a second term with this 2012 Presidential Election throughout 2016!

Be on the lookout for Michelle Obama to deliver another dynamic as she did at the Democratic National Convention; upcoming is the Congressional Black Caucus Event & a glamorous benefit, hosted by Jay-Z & Beyonce in support of the Obama campaign! There are many great things to look forward to as we all “Get a FitLife!”

PS: Watch Michelle Obama on the Dr. Oz Website Here! Be sure to see Beyonce’s Move Your Body video featuring The City Gym Boys with the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem with SusieQ FitLife at the link below! Help encourage & inspire the children around you! Let’s Move & Get a FitLife!

Move Your Body VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/v/uL-4olYYDv4

Can You Reach Your 2014 Fitness Goals with a 7-Minute Workout?

Based on the latest scientific findings, these unique 7-minute sessions will burn body fat, boost your metabolism, build muscle and stimulate life-giving oxygen and feel-good endorphins. Varying workout modes from cardiovascular to hypertrophy training, body sculpt, core and ab training all in just 7 minutes helps you get rid of that stubborn fat belly fat.

2014’s hottest friends trends—using your own body weight in time-efficient workouts—are the cornerstone of the 7-minute phenomena. They can be done anywhere, anytime, alone or in group fitness classes. Find out for yourself: try them for free, for seven days at https://www.facebook.com/sevenminuteworkout.

And on the eighth day you can train with Green and Booker, this year’s hottest personal trainers, LIVE on you-tube at www.youtube.com/user/RazorHybridFitness.

The Science of 7

It’s a scientific fact that intensity, not duration, is what causes the body to go from aerobic to an anabolic state promoting muscle growth and strength, bone density, improved metabolism and a hormonal boost to start giving you a brighter, more positive look on the day.

The human body is programmed to go into super mode—the fight or flight response—in milliseconds. That’s how the 7-minute workouts produce mega-results in minutes.

Unlike some hi-intensity workouts that overwork a muscle group, the 7-Minute Workout uses short durations of compound exercises that vary intensity and resistance to produce similar results, but at a completely safe pace.

“Our system is designed to increase your cardiovascular capacity, strength, speed and endurance,” says Booker. “You’ll see vast improvement in your core strength and balance. Combined with a healthy lifestyle it’s all you’ll need to accomplish and exceed your 2014 fitness goals.”

To get 7, 7-minute Workouts and a 7-minute live workout with Booker and Green, text the word “seven” to 96000 or sign up at https://www.facebook.com/sevenminuteworkout and have your workouts sent to your computer or mobile device. You’ll receive one workout per day.

Video with caption: “Day 1 of 7 minute week.” Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KjHqmRGWnI

SOURCE Fitness Media Community

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