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I always enjoy the Olympics and am sad to see them end. The USA did a great job and showed such fantastic competitiveness and remarkable athleticism. It truly makes me appreciate the hard work and dedication that is required to shine!

I'm sure the Olympians don't worry too much yet about looking younger but I recently came across an article that talked about the top 7 foods to make you look younger. More specifically, consuming these foods will fight wrinkles. Sounds out there but why not!

Here are the top 7:

~Best for softening skin...

Pomegranates

~Best for smoothing fine lines...

Blueberries

~Best for firming...

Kale and Spinach

~Best for reducing redness...

Cold-Water Fish

~Best for diminishing brown spots...

Green Tea

~Best for a dewy complexion...

Watermelon

~Best for a healthy glow...

Olive Oil

~Eat right and look younger.

It's as simple as that. Who knows, your new younger look may just be a spoonful away.

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Another interesting article by John "Roman" Romaniello was about "how to get a sexy body", tips for men and for women.

I've summarized the top 5 tips here, and I'll also give you the blog links if you want the full article (I recommend you check them out).

Let's get to it...Ladies first, of course...

For a sexy female body, Roman says...

1) Ditch the Lame Warm Up

Skipping rope and performing calisthenic exercises like jumping jacks work the entire body, and prepare you neurologically for the workout to come. This will allow you to get more out of each workout.

2) Don't Be Afraid to Lift Heavy

He suggest that all my females spend at least 2 days per month dedicated to heavy lifting (75% of 1RM in certain cases).

(Roman wrote a circuit that is posted on the blog.)

3) Fight Hormones with Hormones

Use the power of lactic acid to locally attack stubborn estrogen-based fat storage patterns.

4) Increase Training Density

Doing more work in less time has a number of incredible benefits:
increasing the rate of fat loss, aerobic and anaerobic training, and an increase in work capacity.

5) Focus on your Assets

When it comes to squatting for your booty, go wide. For lunges, go deep.

For more details, check out the full blog post here:

=> http://www.ttfatloss.com/fat-loss/sexy-female-body/

And for Men, John "Roman" Romaniello says...

1) Focus on Building an X-Shaped Physique

An X-shaped physique means: broad shoulders, a narrow waist, and strong, well-developed calves.

2) Push Less, Pull More

We should focus more on the muscles of the upper back: latissimus dorsi, teres major, trapezius, et al. These muscles, developed correctly, will help pull your shoulders back, helping to create the broad shouldered look that men find powerful and women find attractive.

To prevent imbalances and help to create such a look, try to maintain a 3:2 ratio of pulling exercises to pushing exercises.

3) Lift Heavy at Least 4 Days per Month

To achieve the increases, my clients all have at least 1 day per week dedicated to lifting near maximal loads. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, heavy training also leads to strength increases, which has obvious implications for training in the future.

4) Mix Up Your Training

For the purposes of getting lean, exposing yourself to consistently changing stimulus is an excellent way to ramp up metabolism and consistently increases the processes by which fat loss is made possible.

5) Tame Your Hormones

To aid in shedding the love handles and creating a body worth seeing naked, there are a few ways to improve insulin management via supplementation and diet. More details on the blog...

The full blog post is here:

=> http://www.ttfatloss.com/build-muscle/5-tips/

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Attention all golfers!!! My Rotary club, Phoenix Squaw Peak, is hosting our 22nd annual Skeeter McFee golf tournament on May 15th at ASU Karsten's. We not only need golfers but if anyone is interested in sponsorship packages, donating raffle prizes or live auction gifts, please go to www.facebook.com and search Skeeter McFee 2010. Feel free to call me with questions, or you can download the entry form here.
http://phoenixsquawpeakrotaryclub.org/images/Skeeter%20Entry%20Form.pdf
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The Great Greek Pizza




PER SERVING (entire recipe): 277 calories, 4.75g fat, 990mg sodium, 38g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 19g protein

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped spinach, thawed from frozen, squeezed dry
2 tbsp. crumbled fat-free feta cheese
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1 stick light string cheese
1 whole-wheat or high-fiber pita
3 tbsp. canned crushed tomatoes
2 thin slices red onion, rings separated and halved
1 tbsp. sliced black olives
4 slices plum tomato
Dash dried oregano or 1/4 tsp. fresh oregano
Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine spinach, feta cheese, and garlic. Mix well and set aside.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a food processor or blender -- blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and lay pita in center. Spread crushed tomatoes over the pita, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Evenly top with spinach-feta mixture, and then cover with shredded/grated string cheese.

Place onion, olive, and tomato slices on top of your "pizza," and sprinkle with oregano.

Bake in the oven for 8 - 10 minutes, until pizza is hot and string cheese has melted.

If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut into wedges, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING










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