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3 Tips to Fit Fitness in Your Schedule from Fitness Expert J.J. Virgin

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People often say that they just don’t have time to fit a workout into their schedule.
Acclaimed fitness and nutrition expert J.J. Virgin—who appears Wednesday at 2 pm EST on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show—says you can fitness into your busy day.
JJ Virgin—the author of the new book, Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy—kindly offered you 3 tips so you can make time to work out. Or better yet, she figured out a way for you to fit fitness in wherever you can.
1. “Set your phone or timer to go off on the hour, and take an energizing 60-second burst break using a jump rope, a nearby flight of stairs or an X-iser, which is my favorite no-excuses burst trainer. A 60-second burst break will crank your metabolism and boost fat burning. (To learn more about an X-iser, join me on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show Wednesday. http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
2. “Roll and go…this is why I love to work out at home. You can roll out of bed in your jammies and head into your home gym to whip up 10-20 minutes of resistance training exercises. Be sure to warm up for a few minutes before you start lifting to get your blood flowing.
3. “Multi-task pre-dinner. Okay, so you are cooking (or like me mostly assembling), but let’s face it, there are still some time gaps here and there when things are steaming, sautéing or defrosting. Use that time to throw in your bursts, do some squats or power up some push-ups.
Remember… it all counts!”
JJ is a wealth of great information. Listen to this eye-opening program she did, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
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What questions do you want to know about exercising?
What are you eager to know about fitness?
What would you like to know about how to tone up your
arms?
Send me your questions now and I’ll answer them Wed. at 2 pm EST for my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show with JJ Virgin. (You can listen live or later.)
Join us Wednesday: http://tinyurl.com/FitnessSecretsJJVirginGabGurus
Get JJ’s new book now, too.

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Get Secrets to Becoming Slim, Sexy & Sleeveless with Celebrity Wellness Expert J.J. Virgin

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Often, I hear from many of you with questions about how to get fit, toned and lose weight.
It’s time to get your exercise questions answered.
It is my honor and privilege to interview celebrity wellness expert J.J. Virgin next Wednesday, May 12 at 2 pm EST on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
JJ — whose clients have included Hollywood elite, Olympians and CEOs — will tell you how to get fabulous arms such as she has.
She also will share some of the secrets she shares in her new book,Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: The 5-Stop Plan to Sleek, Strong, and Sculpted Arms.
I also invite you to sign up for a recent program JJ conducted. You can listen now still. Just sign up to catch a replay of this fabulous program, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
In her free program — which you can listen to at any time — JJ will reveal how your exercise program may be working against you!
She also shared insider secrets on the most effective way to work out for the quickest and most dramatic results, and promote the release of your “young” hormones! And the best part is, it takes far less time than you think, and you don’t even have to go to the gym!
Feel free to spread the word. Just send your friends to http://tinyurl.com/JJExerciseSecrets
And make sure to mark your calendars for next Wednesday when JJ shares more secrets to being slim and sexy on my Gab with the Gurus Radio Show.
Got any fitness questions? Ask them here.

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7 Simple Steps to a Sweeter You & Sweeter Life (Article)

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Friends and followers, here’s an article I wrote that I hope will help you. This piece is designed to inspire all of you — including, of course, sugar addicts (for whom I offer my Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program) — and those who are immune (or relatively unfazed) by sugary temtpations.
7 Simple Steps to a Sweeter You & Sweeter Life By Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC
With spring here and summer on the horizon, this is an ideal time to take stock of where you are and where you’d like to go. In other words, it can be invaluable to take a probing look inward and make some moves in the direction of your dreams. Ask yourself:
* Are you the kind of person you’d like to be?
* Are you achieving your heart’s desires?
* How can you be kinder, better and sweeter?
* What traits and skills can you develop or cultivate to get to where you want to go and to be the person you know you can be?
* And how can you have a sweeter life?
Let’s also put it another way: It’s time for some internal spring housecleaning. Since we’re human, each of us can always find something about ourselves to improve.
My clients have found that doing this kind of taking stock, assessing and goal setting helps them to build confidence, achieve inner joy, fall in love with themselves and be endearing to others.
Here are 7 areas to explore that can lead you to personal growth and transformation so you become a person you like, admire and respect — and, of course, a person others find sweet.
1) Take delight. Do you view the glass as half full rather than half empty? Do you feel joy, delight and glee when you view a sunset, when you see trees, when your child looks at you with adoring eyes, when you first bite into an organic apple, when you walk down the street, or when you’re immersed in a project? Make yourself look at the bright side of things. No one wants to be around a killjoy so concentrate on fostering that part of you that’s childish, innocent, sweet and fun. Become the kind of person people (and you would) love to be around.
2) Listen with zeal. Do you pay close attention to other people when they speak? Do you care about their worries, goals and fears? Or are too wrapped up in yourself? There’s nothing more annoying than someone who cuts you off in the middle of saying something. Challenge yourself to really focus on what people are saying. That way others will want to share with you more. Besides, you’ll like yourself better, too.
3) Cultivate gratitude. Lately, thankfully, giving thanks has been given good play—and not just around Thanksgiving. Being appreciative is something we should do on a daily basis. Have you thanked God or the universe lately for your loved ones, your home, your job, your friends, your innate skills and talents, your material possessions, etc.? If not, begin a gratitude journal or take stock on your computer every morning and/or evening.
4) Get enough zzz’s. Lack of sleep seems to be an American hobby, if not an obsession, and I confess, I’m one of the worst offenders. (I’m working on it!) Many of us seem driven by all that we have to do, whether it’s answering e-mails, cleaning the house or catching up with a friend. But recent research suggests that sleep-deprived people may be more likely to be overweight. Not getting enough rest also may make you grumpy, brain foggy and unproductive. Even more frightening, sleep deprivation may increase your risk for heart attacks, strokes, colon cancer, breast cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
5) Enjoy food that lives. One of the most effective ways to become a healthy, energetic, kind, successful, loving person is to eat superior, nutritive carbs — the kind that grows out of the ground or from trees (vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds) and turn your back on those health-harming culprit carbs. Are you a sugar junkie or a carb craver? Do you grab chocolate, soda or donuts just to get through the day? As my book SUGAR SHOCK!, explains, overeating sugary foods and refined, much-like-sugar carbs (processed breads, pasta, crackers, white rice, etc.) could send you into sugar shock and lead to some 150 ailments, including obesity, depression, heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, mood swings, infertility, low libido, failing memory and premature aging.
6) Get moving. As we all know by now, physical activity can work wonders. If you’re feeling like a zombie—that is sluggish, listless and unmotivated, there’s nothing like getting off your derriere and dancing or just plain walking to energize you. It’s well documented, as the Mayo Clinic points out, that exercise improves your mood, combats chronic diseases and can even put the spark back in your sex life. So put on your sneakers now. (In fact, I’m off for a fun bike ride myself now.)
7) Break free of clutter. The road to self improvement doesn’t always have to be complicated. In fact, just getting rid of your “stuff” can give you a tremendous breakthrough experience. Cutting out clutter is one of those simple, but uplifting projects that can quickly bring you to a better place. It is exhilarating and exciting to discard excess documents, old clothes and undesirable doodads. (Earlier today, I got rid of some excess stuff. Feels darn good, you’ll find.)
Don’t these 7 Steps to a Sweeter & Sweeter Life sound easy? Don’t waste any time—pat yourself on the back because you’ve considered taking such important action. Now, start moving those goal-setting muscles and select one step to concentrate on each day of the week. I’m willing to bet that within three weeks, you’ll already become more happy, content and self-fulfilled. So get going—start building the foundation for a sweeter you and a sweeter life.
Connie Bennett, MSJ, CHHC, CPC is a former sugar addict and author of SUGAR SHOCK! (Penguin Group), which has been praised by Dr. Mehmet Oz, who says it “spills the beans” and bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman (UltraMetabolism), who said it “could save your life.” Connie is a certified holistic health counselor, a certified life coach, sugar-liberation expert, speaker, frequent TV and radio show guest (“CBS News Sunday Morning,” “Oprah & Friends Radio,” etc.). She maintains her Sugar shock Blog, hosts the weekly Gab with the Gurus Radio Show and holds Sugar-Liberation Secrets seminars and teleseminars such as Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks. Connie also is an experienced journalist and columnist, who has been published widely in print and on the Web. To learn how to release your sugar habit, find out about Connie’s Break Free of Your Sugar Addiction in 6 Weeks Program. Copyright © 2010, Connie Bennett, Stop SUGAR SHOCK!, www.SugarShockBlog.com
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My Friend JJ May Have Saved my Life; Now She Can Save Your Body

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Whenever I think of my wonderful friend JJ Virgin, I feel respect, admiration and profound gratitude.
To make the long story short, JJ — a celebrity health and nutrition expert — helped me bounce back quickly from a severe illness two summers ago. Not only that, but because of her insights and insistence, my disease was diagnosed quickly.
(It turns out that a tick had given me Lyme disease, and JJ may have saved me years of misery. In fact, she may have saved my life.)
Now, whenever JJ speaks, I listen. And today, she is offering an amazing program, “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
If you’re unsatisfied with your body, you need to pay attention.
In her free program today (which you can listen to later), JJ — who works with hot Hollywood celebrities — will reveal how your exercise program may be working against you!
JJ will share her insider secrets on the most effective way to work out for the quickest and most dramatic results, and promote the release of your “young” hormones! And the best part is, it takes far less time than you think, and you don’t even have to go to the gym!
Discover JJ’s proven strategies so you can get your dream body… FAST.
Reserve your spot on this complimentary call today.
FYI, I’ll be there, too, of course. I’m making time for this important call even though I’m on back-to-back deadlines. “See you” there?
Feel free to spread the word. Just send your friends to http://tinyurl.com/JJExerciseSecrets

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Get Your Dream Body With Celebrity Nutrition & Wellness Expert J.J. Virgin

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Are you tired working out and not getting the results that you desire?
Are you frustrated because you’re gaining weight and even losing your sex drive after exercising?
My friend J.J. Virgin, a respected celebrity nutrition and wellness expert, will help you to learn what you’ve been doing wrong in a free teleclass on April 22 at 1 pm Pacific (4 pm Eastern).
She’ll talk about: “Is Your Cardio Workout Making You Age Faster, Gain Fat and Lose Your Sex Drive?”
J.J. will reveal little-known information about how your workout may actually be working against you, and how you can achieve far better results in less time, without even going to the gym!
She will even share with you time-tested techniques that she has used successfully for over two decades with top athletes, celebrities and CEOs.
In a hurry? Just go here to sign up.
http://tinyurl.com/JJExerciseSecrets

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Conquer Your Sugar Addiction With Me, Starting Jan. 5, at the New York Open Center

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Since the new year is coming soon, if you live near New York City, I invite you to plan now to break free of your sugar habit so that you may be able to:
* Lose weight
* Finally make peace with sugar and refined carbs
* Feel free
* Get more energy on a consistent basis
* Become more productive
* Walk your talk by consuming only healthy foods and drinks
* Tap into your spirtuality
* Be unfazed when desserts and sweet snacks abound
* Feel exhilarated and excited about your many projects
* Relish moving your body in a way you’ve never done
* Enjoy more enriching, satisfying relationships
* Boost your libido
* Learn to meditate away your sugar desires
* And much more
New York Open Center – 04 – Meditation Reserve your space now for Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 6 pm when you can get inspired and educated during my free introductory class at the New York Open Center.
Now, sign up for the four-week course at the New York Open Center from Jan. 12 to Feb. 2.
Let me know if you’ve signed up for this program, because I have special gifts for people who’ve enrolled to help you get through the holiday season.

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Stairways to Health & a Slim Backside Like Beyoncé

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Soon after the romantic drama "Love Happens" begins, renowned grief guru and bestselling author Burke Ryan (played by Aaron Eckhart) purposefully strides up several flights of stairs to get to his hotel room in Seattle, where he's teaching a seminar to hundreds of fans. Burke's affinity for stairs doesn't sit well with his overweight manager/promoter […]

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Sneaker Saturday: Join Us & Spread the Word on Twitter, Facebook & Beyond in this Fun, Worldwide Exercise Event

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Do you work out regularly or are you one of those who neglects to move your wonderful body even though you know that it’s good for you?
Well, the weekend is almost here, and a group of us are starting a fan new exercise event, which you can do wherever you live.
It’s almost time for the first ever Sneaker Saturday!
What’s that, you’re probably wondering.
Sneaker Saturday — which I encourage you to promote on your blogs, on Twitter and Facebook using this #SneakerSaturday — is about whatever you want it to be.
It’s your choice as to how you celebrate Sneaker Saturday. The only recommendation is that you slip on a pair of your favorite sneakers and get out and exercise. Your body needs physical activity, and if you’ve been a couch potato all week, it will will be grateful to get out and about!
So what do you plan to do on Sneaker Saturday? Share what you’ll do. That’s what this is about — for us to inspire, excite and encourage each other to get out there.
For me, Sneaker Saturday will mean hopping on my bike (wearing my New Balance Sneakers — love those shoes!) — and riding down to the Statue of Liberty, weather permitting.
On Sneaker Saturday, I’ll also probably pop by the gym to do some weights and working out on the elliptical machine. I’m excited, because I’ve been sick for over a week and finally have my energy back.
How did Sneaker Saturday come about?
Well, earlier this week, after attending day one of this amazing 140 Characters Conference, the idea hit me while having dinner with a bunch of amazing people, including Renowned blogger and social media expert Robert Scoble, #140conf organizer Jeff Purcell, “Adventure Girl” Stephanie Michaels, PR whiz Candice Best, comedian Heather Gold, Ari Rabban of Phone.com and other hip tweeters.
That night (Saturday), I rushed home to reserve the domain, www.SneakerSaturday.com and www.SneakerSaturdays.com (site to come), and by Sunday, I became even more excited.
So will you join me in spreading the word and in helping to evolve this fun fitness event, which you can do anywhere around the world?
Just share what you’re planning for Sneaker Saturday. Or talk about what it means to you.
Please help me to make this a fun, worldwide 52-week phenomenon.

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Obesity: All Americans May Become Obese by 2048? Absurd!

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According to a frightening new study in the research journal Obesity , by 2048, all American adults may become overweight or obese.
A whopping 100 percent of us in the U.S. obese? What an absurd notion!
Despite the fact that the projections are based on national survey data, etc., I just don’t buy this outrageous idea. There’s just no way that all of us will allow ourselves to become fat!
Millions of us care way too much about being at optimal health, putting quality food into our bodies and getting or staying in shape to let ourselves fall prey to flab.
Just go to any gym and you’ll see the exercise-driven people, who would never let themselves become obese.
My workout buddies and any fitness enthusiast would simply scoff at this projection.
After all, every year, millions take drastic measures to peel off pounds — in particular, they buy diet products and diet books to get slim bodies. (In fact, I’m hoping that my upcoming book, The White-Out Diet(TM), will become a major bestseller. Soon, I’ll be asking you for your help to make this happen.)
What do you think of these nightmarish projections? Would you let yourself become obese?