Wednesday, December 1, 2010

MSN Launch Fitbie site for fitness

MSN Launch Fitbie site for fitness

MSN launched a new fitness content site with media company Rodale.
Fitbie, the latest addition to MSN's Lifestyle portfolio of Web sites, has just gone live at, and partners MSN and Rodale say the interactive multimedia Web site will enable people look, feel, and live better by helping users make better diet and fitness choices.

Goals on Fitbie cover a wide range of topics, from finding time to work out to looking good naked.

With subpages on how to get fit, lose weight and eat right, as well as personalized plan and goal setting, Fitbie is clearly trying to be to personal health what is to personal finance

Content is culled from several Rodale publications, including Women's Health, Prevention, Runner's World, Bicycling, and Men's Health. A sampling of articles on launch day covers such topics as the best marathons for beginners, nine reasons to get off the treadmill, 30-second weight loss tricks, and a handful of weight loss success stories.

Fitbie also features free two-week meal and fitness trial programs, including physical assessment and advice from diet and fitness experts.

"Working with MSN to launch Fitbie is a perfect fit for Rodale," says Steve Madden, vice president of Rodale's Creative Services & Digital Product Development, in Microsoft's news release. "Our mission is to improve personal health, and teaming up with a digital pioneer as respected as MSN to introduce this new property puts us squarely at the forefront of the digital health revolution."

Lifestyle in a Modern World

"Health is Wealth".

Lifestyle-- healthy in a Modern World...

During the recent years many people have started doing exercise, taking yoga classes and also following strict diet in many countries. The reasons behind these activities are many, like work-stress, people suffering from diabetes, people taking lots of fats in their food and due to the pollution and the ongoing urbanization. Most of the people living in the cities suffer from heavy pollution due to heavy intakes of carbon monoxide in their bodies. Due to this heavy intake there are many side effects involved in this process.

Most of the people are also addicted to smoking and alcohol, recent studies by an organization out of 100 people 60 percent drink significantly more than is healthy. Also in most of the countries even the percentage of the female population abusing alcohol is increasing. Due to this many of the doctors suggest people take regular exercises and also play sports in their leisure time. In the last ten years heart diseases has increased enormously from 35% to 70%. In recent years most of the children are born with diseases, a result of their parents poor health and lifestyle. So in these times it is necessary to follow some rules so that our health as well as our younger generations will be healthy.

Keeping healthy is nothing but keeping our body clean with healthy habits like taking regular exercise. First of all a regular jog of 2 km is enough for an individual of an average age. During the school days till college everyone is involved in one or other sport, but when people find a job they forget about health and they soon become busy in their work. One should consult their doctor every 3-4 months for a regular checkup's. They should not be stressed - if they find stress they should take yoga classes every day, so that their blood pressure will be normal. Otherwise that would lead them to hyper blood pressure or hypo, which may lead to heart disease. Most of the corporate companies in USA as well as rest of the world are employing dietitians, physiotherapists, and also good doctors to take care of their employees.

The next thing I want to discuss is the diet because the intake food which we are taking is responsible for all the fats, carbohydrates,proteins and necessary enzymes which will be useful for the energy conversion or utilization in the human body. We should follow the diet very strictly by avoiding the junk food available in the market. A recent survey states that most of the people fall ill by consumption of junk food. A food with little fat is advisable because by taking more fat content the fat will be accumulated in the veins and arteries in the human body which result in high blood pressure which may lead to heart disease. In order to reduce the fats in the human body we should take less oil or cheese or butter in our food there by controlling the fats in the human body. Regular exercise will be helpful to control the fat in the human body.

By playing sports it will be a good exercise in the human body. Swimming is also a good sport. We should maintain our body weight according to our height. There we can reduce our health problems to most of the extent. I conclude my discussion to the above topic by saying that a regular exercise or yoga and a strict diet and playing sports and regular check ups we can keep our body healthy after all there is an old saying "Health is Wealth".

Fast-Casual Restaurants Continue to Gain U.K.

Fast-Casual Restaurants Continue to Gain U.K.
“Consumers are frequenting fast-casual concepts for a number of reasons, but it really comes down to how these restaurants appeal to a consumer's lifestyle, offering a small upgrade from traditional quick-service, with healthier, fresher menu items.”