Texas grandma Pearl Cantrell claims that eating bacon is the secret to a long life. Given that she’s turning 105-years-old, it’s not a statement we’re going to overlook.
Cantrell eats bacon everyday and credits her habit to keeping her young at heart. Bacon maker Oscar Mayer rewarded the centenarian with packages of bacon as delivered by the the company’s famous wiener mobile. Cantrell also got the opportunity to ride the famed hotdog on wheels.
With her as proof of bacon’s goodness, I will say: I’M GOING TO OUTLIVE ALL OF YOU! MUAHAHAHAHA!
Looking for a cool new way to make those otherwise dull and boring exercise routines more exciting? Try adding a cat!
Who says cats don’t care about their owners? Here we see Shorty and Kodi helping their owner get fit and healthy in this YouTube video that covers just about every basic workout. From squats, chest presses and even push-ups (how he got that cat to stay on his back I have no idea), there is a routine for every problem area. Who knew cats could be so useful?
The teens of Japan and South Korea have undeniably found the best way to party.
Groups of youths have descended onto their local McDonald’s where they order an overwhelming number of fries, dump them on the table and well, start digging in. Called “potato parties” (let’s workshop that name), they take pictures of themselves at their frie-laden tables before gorging all the deep fried deliciousness.
The fad began after a group of teens decided to buy unhealthy amounts of fries when the prices dropped to approximately $1.51 (USD) for all sizes during a promotion, according to The Daily Mail. One group in Okayama managed to eat sixty portions of fries — that’s roughly 30,000 calories.
Nutritionists may be quaking in their boots right about now but the forever hungry part of my brain is drooling. Thankfully, I know I’m not stupid enough to ever take part in this in the off chance the fad comes over to North America because:
a) I don’t want to die and
b) I feel like I’m dying after just trying to eat one of McDonald’s meals.
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I’ve seen you send Pitbull to Alaska. I’ve also witness you failed efforts to send Justin Bieber to North Korea. So, please can we please get The Body Break’s dynamic duo of Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod on The Amazing Race? Because this would make my day.
But just in case you haven’t had to fortune of growing up in Canada during the late eighties and early nineties, let me fill you in. Hal and Joanne were pretty much our Richard Simmons. But instead of working out in weird neon spanx, these two tried to get Canada to “keep fit and have fun!” with their tips on diet and exercise. Their segments were quick and painless as they filled us in during our morning meals. Needless to say, their own tips have down them well as they seem to have hardly aged.
The most important thing you must understand is that these two have been passing along their sage wisdom in such a stoic manner. To have them on The Amazing Race would be amazing because it could go two ways:
1) They stay positive throughout the whole experience or
2) They crack under pressure and Canada will finally see the two endure a more difficult hardship than not getting your daily dose of calcium everyday
Do you see where I’m going here? Good because if we’ve learned anything from the showers of hate coming down on Anne Hathaway post-Oscar win is that perfect doesn’t win everyone over. No, I don’t have a grudge against them. I actually really like Hal and Joanne; they’ve been this weird little staple of my childhood. But I would like to see a more human side to this seemingly perfect couple and for that I would watch every single episode of The Amazing Race Canada.
WATCH THEIR AUDITION BELOW:
Just in case you need more incentive to get them on the show, here’s a couple of episodes of The Body Break:
So, let’s get them on the show internet and voice your support!
Those who want to make a lifestyle change like Kelly Clarkson will be glad to know she doesn’t have any secret diet plans. All she needed to get back into shape was simply eat healthier.
“There’s no secret!” she says. “It’s just trying to eat a little better and work out a little more.”
Clarkson, who will be on a new show called Duets, reportedly saw how heavy she looked on TV. She was then inspired to get back into shape.
But keep in mind that Clarkson doesn’t care what size she is.
As she quips, “No matter what size I am, I love performing no matter how big or little I am! I feel good.”
I’m so proud of you, Kelly. We’re happy you’re taking on a healthy lifestyle, but we love it when you perform no matter what!
Rick Ross updated his fans on his health after suffering seizures two weeks ago on two different flights. Ross took to Twitter to let people know how he’s doing.
Rick said, “stronger than Ive ever been..” before closing out his comeback tweets with “richer than I ever wuz.”
There is also some big things happening for Rick. His protegé Wale is releasing his album “Ambition” on Tuesday. The album is highly anticipated.
We are glad to see Rick is back in the game!
Demi Lovato has a blog in Seventeen where she opens up about her life. In a recent post, Demi reveals how she keeps healthy while on the road.
“I try to make time for naps if I have to get up really early,” she says. “I also make sure to drink hot tea with honey when I am talking a lot during interviews or singing on stage every day. And luckily, dancing and staying active also helps me to feel healthy and happy. But performing takes a lot of energy so I have to make sure I eat enough and get plenty of sleep.”
“There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy,” Lovato, who battled eating disorders, says on an episode of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Tuesday. “I want to be that for a 13-year old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner, or an 18-year-old girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.”
When Lovato finished treatment, she decided to be outspoken about the pressure she was facing.
“It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine, and that’s what I was looking up to,” she says. “That’s what I had to idolize. I don’t want that for young girls to idolize.”
However, she is grateful she received help.
“But if I hadn’t gone into treatment,” she continues, “I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I’d be alive today.”
Demi Lovato has reached out to Catherine Zeta Jones via Twitter, after the star announced she was entering a rehab facility for her Bipolar II disorder.
Lovato, who also entered a rehab facility this year for an eating disorder, tweeted “I don’t know Catherine Zeta-Jones personally but what she has decided to do it SO brave.. And SO difficult but worth it… I’m proud of her.”
Jones’ publicist announced earlier this week that “after dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”
It’s a fresh change to see younger starlets reach out to older stars – something you don’t see very often. I commend Jones for being so public with her disorder, it’s definitely nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about. I just feel bad for her, from her husband Michael Douglas going through cancer to now dealing with this, she hasn’t had a great year. Jones is a fabulous actress and a respected member of the film scene though, so I’m sure she’ll bounce back in no time.
PEOPLE reports that Bret Michaels continues to be hospitalized and is under “intense observation.”
A rep tells PEOPLE “There are several incorrect reports on Bret’s condition. Bret remains in critical condition … Further tests are being ran and information will be updated in the coming days.”
Michaels recently had an emergency appendectomy after feeling ill before a show. He later blogged about his health.
“This was a wake-up call to be a little bit more diligent on keeping control of my health,” he told fans. “I want to still have a great time, but … I need to find something healthier to do on my day off then going out and finding a club to go hang out at. It’s part of finding balance in my life.”
Natalie Cole is recuperating following a successful kidney transplant.
The 59-year-old singer received the kidney from a deceased organ donor and was “resting comfortably” in a Los Angeles hospital, her spokeswoman said in a statement Wednesday.
The statement also confirmed that the singer has postponed a planned summer tour in order to recover.
After going under the knife for a weak heart, Robin Williams underwent a successful aortic valve surgery on March 13, and is now recovering at Ohio’s renowned Cleveland Clinic.
“Mr. Williams’ operation went extremely well and we expect him to make a full recovery,” said the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgeon A. Marc Gillinov. “His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do.”
According to E! News, Williams is already showing signs of his gut-busting sense of humor.
“A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh,” said his doctor.
The King of Playboy is 83-years-old and still a trooper.
After Fox News reported earlier today that Hugh Hefner “looked far from his normally alert and healthy self” at Saturday’s Kandykaneland Masquerade Ball at the Playboy mansion with his new girlfriends Crystal Harris and 19-year-old twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Hefner said that he’s doing more than fine.
FOXNews is reporting that Michael Jackson has lupus.
However, there are conflicting reports. Spin on the story goes that Jackson’s nanny, Grace Rwaramba, is the one who has lupus. But a source for FOXNews insists that that story is a cover up for Jackson.
Jackson’s health has been the subject of much public discussion when his skin began to pale due to Vitiligo.
Rwaramba currently lives with Jackson in Washington, D.C. as she cares for his three children.
The results of a survey released last week by Certain Dri show that more than 3 million teens between the age of 12 and 18, sweat uncontrollably or above normal amounts, while 14 million teens claim their perspiration is a problem. Statistics already show that as much as 3 per cent of the U.S. population is diagnosed with hyperhidrosis, which is when the body produces more sweat in various places on a person’s body.
“Perspiring is a normal body function, needed to regulate body temperature and keep us cool,” explains Michael Spigarelli, M.D., an adolescent medicine specialist and member of the Society of Adolescent Medicine. “In warmer weather, our body works harder to do this, usually resulting in more noticeable perspiration. Some teens produce more sweat than others, even in a cooler environment.”
“This excessive perspiration or perception of excessive perspiration can be harmful to self-confidence in adolescents and teens,” he adds.
The study revealed that 11 per cent – both male and female – say that the types of clothing worn is directly related to the amount of perspiration their body produces.
“Our bodies — particularly in hot weather — can lose up to a quart of fluid per day, but this is just the average for those individuals who have ‘normal’ perspiration,” explains David Bank, M.D., dermatologist and director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, and medical consultant to Certain Dri(R) Antiperspirant Roll-On.
“Someone with excessive perspiration, or hyperhidrosis, as it’s called, will perspire even more. For the millions of people (teens and adults) with this perspiration condition, the summer months and the skin-bearing wardrobes that come along with the season are a dreaded time.”
Dr. Bank suggests teens try some or all of the following techniques to help tame the sweat:
- Wear loose clothing
- Do not sit in direct sunlight
- Apply a cornstarch based body powder
- Participate in relaxation activities such as yoga
- Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle
More information regarding the survey and how to help fight excessive perspiration, visit http://www.certaindriteen.com/