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Problem areas in women range from thighs and buttocks to belly and arms. Exercising in the gym and dieting will help eliminate these problem areas over time. Meanwhile, there are ways you can instantly get a flat tummy, lean legs, tight buttocks and toned arms. To learn more check out this week's article on, Beauty tips to camouflage the flab.

Victoria Secret Model, Miranda Kerr joined us for a special interview to disclose her diet & fitness secret. In her words" Congratulations to Women Fitness for encouraging women all over the world to live their best and educating them on how to enjoy a long healthy life!". Don't forget to check out the interview, this week.

In fitness,

Hot Fitness Tip of the week

Regular exercise improves the heart because it is a muscle and just like all muscles if you exercise it regularly it becomes stronger, and a strong healthy heart is probably the single most important factor in preventing disease - In fact it can literally save your life and you can ask no more of any muscle than that. Target for a higher metabolism. Well if your metabolism stays higher for a longer period after training like it does with circuit training for example, then you will burn more fat and the less fat you have, the less your heart will have to work to lug you around.

The reason muscle mass is important is because the more muscle you have the more calories you will burn to maintain it meaning once again that you will carry less fat. By the way don't forget progressive weight training for it builds the muscles around the chest and this can help prevent certain heart diseases such as angina.

The short bursts of rapid heart rate followed by a minutes rest is good for accustoming your heart to work at a rapid pace if necessary and finally weight training will maintain and build muscle mass which helps control your weight because as mentioned before the more muscle you have the more calories you need to feed it. 

Words of Inspiration

Believe in What you Feel

Once Morrie and her friend tried this exercise. All were to stand, facing away from the classmates, and fall backward, relying on another student to catch him/her. There is no denying of the fact, that most of us are uncomfortable with this, and we cannot let go for more than a few inches before stopping ourselves. We laugh in embarrassment.

One student, a thin, quiet, dark-haired girl who crossed her arms over her chest, closes her eyes, leaned back, and did not flinch, like one of those Lipton tea commercials where the model splashes into the pool.

For a moment, it appeared as if she was going to thump on the floor. At the last instant, her assigned partner grabbed her head and shoulders and yanked her up harshly.

 “Whoa!” several students yelled. Some clapped. The girl finally smiled. “You see”, you closed your eyes, That was the difference".

 Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too – even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling.

Source: "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom

Success Quote

"Dream is Not that what You See in Sleep…. But, Dream is the thing which does not allow you to sleep."

 – Abdul Kalam

Healthy Recipe

Healthy Recipe

Quick Italian Chicken with Roasted Peppers

Makes: 4


  • 2 red bell peppers (or use roasted jarred peppers)

  • 2 green bell peppers (or use roasted jarred yellow peppers)

  • 2 tsp. olive oil, plus additional if roasting fresh peppers

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 16-oz. can no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 Tbsp. dried Italian seasoning

  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped (regular parsley maybe substituted)

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 cup low fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 3/4-1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)


  1. If roasting peppers, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove stems and seeds from peppers, cut lengthwise into eight pieces and brush pepper pieces with olive oil on both sides. Arrange on cooking sheet or baking dish, pressing down to ensure they are relatively flat and being careful to place them without overlapping.

  2. Bake peppers for about 12 minutes. Use tongs and turn them over and bake an additional 12 minutes or until they start to char. [Note: monitor carefully since time will vary depending on how close to the heating element they are.]

  3. Set them aside uncovered.

  4. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in large skillet. Sauté garlic and red pepper flakes for about 1 minute. Add onion and continue cooking until translucent and tender, about 4 minutes.

  5. Stir in tomatoes, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper, and broth.

  6. Add chicken breasts to skillet. Increase heat to medium and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes. Turn chicken breasts and continue simmering for an additional 10 minutes or until sauce is reduced by about half and chicken is cooked through. (Meat thermometer should read 170 degrees when inserted to center of breasts.)

  7. Add roasted peppers to heat through, about 3-4 minutes.

  8. Serve, ladling remaining sauce over chicken and garnish with almonds.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:

 calories 217 Kcal

 total fat 4.5 g (saturated fat 1 g)

 carbohydrate 15 g

 protein 30 g

 dietary fiber 4 g

 sodium 109 mg.

Source: AICR

Article of the Week

Beauty Tips to Camouflage the Flab

There is no denying of the fact that all of us have problem areas in our body. Nobody is born perfect!

Problem areas in women range from thighs and buttocks to their belly and arms. Exercising in the gym and dieting will help eliminate these problem areas over time. Meanwhile, there are ways you can instantly get a flat tummy, lean legs, tight buttocks and toned arms.

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