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Greta Blackburn is a world renowned fitness and anti-aging expert who wants everyone to be fit, happy, and beautiful.
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Mar 15, 2010
Hey, take it easy when opening those Christmas gifts. Each year an estimated 300,000 people visit the hospital as a result of lacerations incurred from packaging. This peaks, of course, on Christmas day and the following couple days. Here's a great example of what NOT to do: Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at GretaBfit
Terrific video from Dr. Ron Klatz, who is one of the founders of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Do yourself a big favor--watch this before taking your next flight! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at GretaBfit
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This is an important video. Nearly 1/2 the adults in the United States are deficient in Vitamin D and this deficiency has been linked to cancer and other diseases. I want you all to get educated about this, get your vitamin D levels tested, and take a Vitamin D supplement, particularly during the Winter months. Dr. Joseph Mercola, by the way, recommends adults take 5,000 units of vitamin D daily. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2009 at GretaBfit
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Guest column by Sandy Alcide: First there was green tea, touted for its ability to help lose weight and destroy free radical damage (free radical damage is generated from environmental factors like sun exposure and pollution, that causes premature aging of skin.) But, credible research discoveries prefer "white tea" as being three times more effective for the skin than green tea! For those of you who dislike wearing sunscreen but love your outdoor activity: white tea protects the skin and helps to reverse some of the damage from staying out in the sun too long. And for those who are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at GretaBfit
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Dear Friends, We are putting the final touches on a mini-brochure for the camp as well as a lot of new website stuff. Meanwhile, why wait for this when I can send you a letter! Camp this year will have a terrific anti-aging focus that will be the underpinnings for ALL of us as time marches on. We all want to stay young and healthy for as long as possible, right? For this reason, we picked the theme: NUKE AGING! For those of you who are personal trainers, it will give you the inside edge when it comes to having... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2009 at GretaBfit
Ann Arbor, Mich. — If obesity trends continue, the negative effect on the health of the U.S. population will overtake the benefits gained from declining smoking rates, according to a study by U-M and Harvard researchers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Obesity plays a large role in life expectancy,” said co-author Allison B. Rosen, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. “Despite the fact that we are smoking less, body-mass indexes (BMI) are going up. These increases in obesity are overtaking these changes in smoking behaviors.” Using a technical analysis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2009 at GretaBfit
My cute little red poodle, ROMEO, has great compassion for pets who are less fortunate than he is. He insisted I post this inspiring video on my blog. By the way, if you want to follow the exploits of ROMEO, you can become his fan on Facebook Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2009 at GretaBfit
I'll be co-chairing the Manhattan Beach Project along with Maximum Life Foundation founder Dave Kekich this coming November 13-15 in you guessed it, Manhattan Beach, California. Thirteen of the very top scientists in the life extension field, including Aubrey de Grey, William Andrews, Ray Kurzweil, and Peter Voss will be mapping out a scientific strategy to end the disease of Aging by the year 2029. This will be a very exciting, historical conference. You can check out their website at manhattanbeachproject.com and sign up for the webinar which will be broadcast on November 21 and 22. If you simply have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2009 at GretaBfit
I’m all about health and wellness and age management. I’m also all about travel. I am on the go-whether for business or pleasure- MUCH of the time. People always ask me “How do you do it” Don’t you get jet lag? Don’t you get tired of it?” I must say that jet lag is rarely an issue for me and for whatever reasons (genetics, proper exercise, good luck) I have a tremendous supply of energy. What I like least about travel are the little annoyances that crop up all too regularly and threaten my sense of sanitation. Herewith, my personal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2009 at GretaBfit
Can we talk about how happy I am that Summer is over and Fall has arrived? No more tempting beaches bathed in sun. No more white mini skirts that cry out to be worn over tanned legs In short: the lure of the tan no longer calls. As a former bathing suit model and sunscreen commercials actress, I was known for my golden bronze and my livelihood depended on it to a large extent. I never knew when I would be called to some far off shore to shoot a bathing suit ad. I needed a year-round base tan not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at GretaBfit
Losing weight is a simple matter, so how come it is so hard to do? On a daily basis, if you burn off more calories through exercise and just being active than you consume through eating, you'll lose weight. Being active and exercising is easy for me, but I love good food so keeping the calories down is the biggest problem. The trick is to eat less. How do I do this? Here's 10 tips that work for me: 1. Learn that you are full before you stop eating. Left over from more primitive days, we all have a human... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2009 at GretaBfit
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Did you know that your body contains approximately 400 types of bacteria weighting approximately 3½ pounds? Sounds nasty, I know, but most of these bacteria live in your gastrointestinal system where they play the vital role of metabolizing the food you eat. Less than one percent are pathogenic or toxic. My good health, and yours too, depends upon maintaining a proper balance between various groups of bacteria, what scientists call "intestinal flora." Stress, the onset of a cold or flu, taking antibiotics, alcohol, bad food and even lack of sleep can throw off this balance. Even harmful things in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2009 at GretaBfit
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There's nothing like a juicy slice of watermelon to refresh you and cool you down on a hot summer day. Now there's all the more reason to enjoy this tasty fruit. The American Heart Association has certified watermelon as one of the heart healthy foods that can carry their official "heart-check mark." All I can say is what took you guys so long? A generous slice or wedge of watermelon (286 grams) is packed with vitamins A and C, and provides potassium and fiber while only adding up to 85 calories. Scientists from the USDA have found watermelon also contains... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2009 at GretaBfit
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I want to hit you with an amazing fact. We laugh at those funny “male enhancement” commercials on TV yet that industry generates 9 billion dollars a year preying on male insecurities. More amazing is the fact that there is a 50 billion dollar a year industry surrounding weight loss that is based mostly on female insecurity. It’s another one of those women are from Venus men are from Mars scenarios as is clearly demonstrated by snacking behavior and over all concern for weight and body image between men and women. Simply put we as women obsess far more about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2009 at GretaBfit