FDA Nukes Yet Another B.S. Weight Loss Pill…YES!

[ Note: Your health and fitness are important. These articles were written by my friend Jon Benson. I have his permission to share them with you. ]

I took a big, huge, massive sigh of relief today.

Finally… the FDA did something right when it comes to bogus “magic” diet-fatburn pills.

A panel of experts reviewed Vivus Inc.’s new wonder-pill “Qnexa” today.

They gave it the thumbs-down.

Why?

Oh… pesky little reported side-effects like… (are you ready for this?)…

Heart Attacks
Stroke
Increased Risk of Suicide (yikes!)
Memory/Concentration Loss

You know… “minor” stuff like that.

GEEZ. What the hell are these drug companies thinking?

Oh, right…

Quick-Fix =
Big-Bucks

Got it.

So, I am going to believe that YOU are much smarter than the morons who tried to get this drug past the FDA.

I’m going to assume you want a solution to this obesity pandemic and your own fatloss issues (if you have them) that do NOT involve risking your life for a thinner you.

“Oh, Marge… she looks so thin in her casket…”

THIS IS NOT A GOOD EULOGY! : )

Listen: I get it. I really do.

I’m an athlete and we are always looking for tricks to help increase our performance. But your body is simply too smart for these fatloss-pills people are trying to pass off as “a break-through medical discovery.”

Nonsense… more like heart-breaking medical waste of time.

One day… perhaps even in my lifetime… someone will invent a chemical that actually works to shed bodyfat without harming the body. That will be a great day for all of us.

Even so, I can all but promise you that this chemical will have its nasty side-effects and/or be limited in duration or power.

Nothing, repeat NOTHING you can pop in your mouth will give you the JOY that managing your dietplan and bodyweight can give you.

NOTHING!

It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world.

And here’s a fantastic clue for you: The reason we want to be thin is because of the FEELING it gives us. Most everything we do is based on feelings.

Quick-fixes negate the most powerful thing about feelings: Earning the right to have them!

Think of it this way: Would you feel more alive and powerful if you climbed a mountain or if you took a helicopter ride to the summit?

Sure, the helicopter is easy… but which is more personally rewarding?

Think of your own body transformation goals as your personal mountain to climb.

No helicopters… just really good guides (I volunteer) and solid climbing tools (like a great real-world dietplan, solid workouts that work WITH your schedule, and realistic but exciting goals.)

Your goals will become your base camps along your summit of your personal journey to the best you possible.

Color me silly, but I think that sounds FAR more empowering and rewarding that popping pills.

As you probably know I wrote one of the top books in the world on “real-world” weighttloss (spelled that way so the spambox won’t eat your email… : ) I made this dietary System as easy as possible… but NO plan is “easy” and there is NO quick-fixes out there without serious pricetags.

That said, I have some “rebel tricks” to share with you today… and they won’t put you six feet under before your time.

Just click on the page below and then click on “Articles”… then you’ll see it. It’s the first article, “3 Diet Secrets Revealed”.

Go here:

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You can’t sell this stuff in a bottle… but it works to get the bodyfat off and keep it off.

Remember:

Don’t Quit… Get Fit.

Sincerely,

J O N B E N S O N

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P.S. If you pick up my dietplan (on the article page above) you’ll find in the Member’s Area three supplements that actually DO work to help you burn-off-fat… but they do not work like magic. They work like they’re supposed to: Realistically, and without harming your body. I take them. So should you.

Healthy Eating Habits: For Healthy Skin

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In the world of advertising, there are millions of ads and product placements of beauty products. A major source for this occurrence is that we all want to look beautiful because it is associated with success, and thus we are ready and available to spend money on different products to achieve that. However, we forget that nothing is as effective as the nourishment that we can source from food that can give us healthy and flawless skin. Continuing to read this article can help you learn how to have better eating habits to gain better skin.

Drinking Right: An important fact that we typically forget to face is that drinking water helps rejuvenate your skin more than any eating habits do. Drinking large quantities of water keep skin elastic, soft and glowing. Most of our body is made of water; therefore, it is necessary to keep it hydrated by drinking water all throughout the day. Drinking a lot of water keeps skin fresh and avoids it appearing or feeling dry or dull.

 Vitamins: Including adequate amounts of vitamins in your diet will keep skin healthy and beautiful. Vitamins are the most essential nutrients that your body requires to keep skin looking good. This includes vitamins A, C, and E in your diet. Your skin will naturally glow without make up. Furthermore, vitamins help neutralize free radicals that damage skin regularly. Vitamin proficient foods include fruits, dry fruits, and green vegetables on a regular basis.

Processed Foods: To have the fresh and lively looking skin, avoiding certain foods is also necessary – like processed food. Today, fast-paced life makes people feel relaxed consuming readymade processed food. However, consuming such food is harmful for your body and especially skin. Such foods are high in sugar and artificial ingredients that are harmful to health. Natural and organic foods are better for glowing and great skin, compared to pre-packaged food, saturated in fats.

Consume Raw Foods: While avoiding processed foods, one must turn to consuming raw foods to stay full and healthy. You will not spend your hard earned money on make up products if raw foods are regularly consumed for great looking skin. When food is cooked, even steamed, we lose many of its valuable nutrients. Therefore raw foods retain all nutrients present in a vegetable or fruit. Raw food in the form of a salad, for example, keep the body system clean with lots of fiber and contribute to healthy looks.

Avocado: Trying to incorporate avocado in your diet can keep glowing and healthy skin. Avocado is a fruit rich in essential oils and b-complex vitamins that help pamper skin on the inside and out. The most prominent nutrients are vitamin b3 and niacin, both of which are good for healthy skin and smoothing blotchy areas of skin. Avocado can be incorporating in many recipes, such as with yogurt or berries to give you vibrant and youthful skin.
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Boomers More Physically Active

A Baby Boomer is someone born between 1946 and 1964; they make up 29 percent of the U.S. with a population of over 79.1 million. AARP states that every seven seconds a Baby Boomer turns 50! Moreover, Boomers make up approximately one-third of Americans who take part in sports activities.

As the generation of Boomers grows older, they’re experiencing more injuries than the generations before them. This is due to their hard work to keep their youth and vitality by staying healthy with physical activity.

There were 1 million sports injuries to persons between the ages of 35 and 54 in 1998, according to a US Consumer Product Safety Commission report, which is a 33% increase from the same statistics of 1991. However, many sports-related injuries are minor aches, strains and sprains that can be prevented or treated with self-treatment methods. The following tips may help you stay fit, while easing strain on your body, whether you’re a weekend sports warrior or lifelong athlete.

Make sure to warm-up before attempting stretching or a rigorous activity. Muscles will have a lesser chance of tearing if they are warmed through slow-paced pre-exercise such as jogging or walking.

Next, stretching is important before and after exercise to help you stay limber and flexible. The best preventive measure against injury is stretching.

In addition, it is critical to get fitted with a proper work out shoe. Running, hiking, and cross training require appropriate footwear to further prevent injury and bodily stress. A staff person at a sportswear store can analyze your walk, arch, and how your foot turns in or out during activity. Each body type needs a different amount of support or cushioning – they can fit the right shoe for you. This preventative measure alone can significantly reduce the occurrence of injury.

Daily conditioning is a great way to inhibit injury. Any kind of daily activity will assist in conditioning your body for more strenuous exercise.

Another way to lessen bodily strain is by adding low-impact activities to your routine. This includes: Elliptical Trainer, Recumbent Cycling, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Spinning.

Add strength training to your weekly work out. Stronger muscles mean less stress and longer lasting joints, while achieving a more toned and energized body.

Create an active program with balance: combine stretching, cardiovascular exercises, and strength training to maintain your body.

Use R.I.C.E. – Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation – if pain does afflict your body after playing a sport or activity. Using the technique of R.I.C.E. will immediately reduce inflammation. Don’t use heat in the first 48 to 72 hours after an injury occurs because this will increase the chance of swelling and bruising. R.I.C.E. can make the difference in a fast, effective recovery.

Try to incorporate massage for tight, stressed muscles. Massage therapy can be a relaxing and helpful treatment for minor aches and pain. Legs, ankles and feet can even be easy to self-massage.

Lastly, a cognitive behavior therapy is suggested because it works on the concept that you can reprogram your mind to help performance or decrease pain triggers, incorporating relaxation and visualization techniques. Professional athletes use it to rehearse a winning performance in their mind before an event.

Physical activity can be a challenge for Baby Boomers, but inactivity is a greater threat to health. A sedentary lifestyle is typically a catalyst for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and some cancers. Regular physical exercise helps Boomers strengthen muscles, stabilize joints, increase flexibility and keep age-related diseases away. Better to be a buff Baby Boomer than a middle-age couch potato!

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Always consult with your physician in the event of a serious injury.