Saturday, August 29, 2009

Drink Green Tea To Increase Metabolism

Green tea has been clinically proven to increase metabolism, but did you know that green tea also is a detoxifier? A detoxifyier's main role is to remove all the "bad" chemicals in your body including those leading to dull skin, pimples in the face or back, and it improves the toning and elasticity of the skin. To learn more about green tea, log on

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Melting Fat Tip: Rain, Rain, Go Away!!!

For most kids, rainy days are fun filled days, for adults with arthritis rainy days are another story. Arthritis usually starts and originates in the joints which have joint cartilage to help us move. It helps us move by proving a smooth surface that is about 5 times slicker than ice. Composed of over 80% water, joint cartilage begins to pop, creak, and hurt when the body doesn't have all the water it needs. Over time, as the joint cartilage wears away it can't heal as quickly and that is when arthritis really sets in. How does this tip help you burn fat? By drinking half your body weight in ounces every day you will feel fuller, but another benefit is that you hydrate your joint cartilage and prevent or ease the symptoms of arthritis so you can move without pain. If you can move without pain or reduced pain, then you will be more inclined to participate in activities that melt fat away!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Melting Fat Tip: Cook With Olive Oil

Cook with olive oil! Instead of covering those veggies or that bread in butter, try using olive oil and seasoning instead. It will bring out the flavor in your food and cut back on the fat.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

How To: Egyptian Hip Drop/Hip Drop Kick

As always, your will start with both of your knees will be slightly bent. With your weight on the standing foot (in this example, let's make it our left foot), bring the other foot (your right foot) in front of the standing foot with only the ball of your foot touching the floor. At this point, over 90% of your weight should be in the standing foot. To help your balance, you can lean back slightly, but you must keep your back straight. Now lift your hip up and towards your waist and "snap"/drop it down once on the beat. To perform the "hip drop kick" action, the next time you drop your hip, kick your heel out. Alternate with your foot touching the floor, foot kicking in the air, touching, kicking, etc... Remember, don't bounce.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bellydance Movements Executed Slowly Build More Muscle

Did you know that one pound of muscle burns through 75 calories per day? By comparison, one pound of fat burns through 2 calories per day. Bellydance movements executed slowly build more muscle and help you burn fat while you are resting because it increases your metabolism. So S-L-O-W-L-Y shake it!