Fun & Useful Health Tips from Magazines

Earlier today I shared that sometimes I take pictures of stuff I see in magazines for reference later... well, correction: I do that ALL the time! I found this bunch of photos in my phone this weekend and it's clear I have a problem!

I thought it'd be fun to go through and actually share the information I store, since that's the reason I take these photos in the first place!

Let's start with this fun fact about jumping rope curbing appetite! Does that mean if I don't have a jump rope handy and I'm fighting a craving I should just jump up and down? :) 

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I've been meaning to blog about Strivectin for awhile - it's a skin-firming cream that's also been shown to reduce fine lines and stretch marks! It's a little pricey but powerful! 

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This fact about baking soda working as a hair detox didn't surprise me! Have you heard of the campaign against poo? (Shampoo, that is!) Some people just use baking soda to wash their hair! Baking soda seems to have a multitude of awesome uses- I've heard it's great for teeth whitening, too. 

2014-04-13_0011I really liked this 7 Days of Slimming Workout Routine to incorporate strength training, cardio and flexibility:

2014-04-13_0015 I also love that it included these FAQs about popular workouts and how they should be fit into the routine! Of course I was thrilled to see CrossFit mentioned! 

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I can't say I agree 100 perfect with the notion that a lighter workout day should follow a CrossFit day. I actually feel my best when I string CrossFit workouts together- going 3 days in a row and then having an active rest day. But that's just me!

Speaking of CrossFit, there was another advice article with some things to expect at your first CrossFit workout. I thought these insights were spot-on! 

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I also like this piece of advice to "Let yourself suck." A year into CrossFit and this is still my mantra! 

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Alright, so, am I the only one who knows apple cider vinegar is really good for me, but still hasn't started taking daily shots of it? OK, good. Thought that was just me! I know Karlye (our resident fit-mom) adds a shot to her morning tea! I think that's an excellent way to sneak it in! 

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Again, am I the only one intrigued by DIY beauty treatments, like this fruity face peel? Don't be surprised if you see a post on this soon! 

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I always take photos of recipes I want to try and since I've been a major mint kick lately, this mint + ginger tea really jumped out at me! 

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I also had to snap a picture of this bit of science that backs something I've encouraged on the blog! Read "Write on" and you'll see that our challenge to log food is for a good cause! Although, this suggests journaling - not just logging - has a big impact on weight loss! I've always thought journaling was helpful, hence, this blog! :) 

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And, probably the most important bit of information I have to share with you: eat more chocolate.

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Joy to the world, indeed!

So there you have it: eat chocolate, drink apple cider vinegar, do CrossFit (well, suck at CrossFit), wash your face with berries and your hair with baking soda! :)

Haha! Good thing I gathered all this important information for you guys. Lol!

Tell me, have you ever tried a DIY face mask? 

What's your workout regimen like? Do you follow the heavy-light pattern or do you go for several days and then rest for several days? 

Did have your 1.5 ounces of chocolate yet today?