News: And the beat goes on!

And the beat goes on

Why does Zumba still sizzle while other fitness trends fizzle?

June 09, 2011|By Taryn Plumb, Globe Correspondent

Step through the flung-open door and you might think you’ve entered a nightclub.

Inside, kaleidoscopes of color dazzle the walls. Latin music booms, deep bass penetrates to the bone. Silhouettes — mostly women, one or two men, tall, short, some with enviable bodies, others not so much — move more or less in unison.

Step-step-step-right-knee-clap. Hip shake.

Step-step-step-left-knee-clap. Hip shake.

Arms flutter, feet pendulum, booties wiggle — every move accented by whoops and yelps and high-pitched, energetic trills.

Read more: Link to the Boston Globe.

Drinks: Do Diet Sodas Make People Gain Weight?

Do Diet Sodas Make People Gain Weight?

It’s every dieter’s worse nightmare: The food or drink they thought would help their efforts may instead be contributing to their weight challenges. For diet soda drinkers, new research suggests that this nightmare is, in fact, a reality.

Two new studies found that drinking diet soda is associated with increased waist size and poorer overall health. Both studies were conducted by teams of researchers at the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio and presented earlier this summer at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Read more: Link to ACE Website.

Eats: The Truth Behind the Greek Yogurt Craze

The Truth Behind the Greek Yogurt Craze

By NATALIE DIGATE MUTH, M.D., M.P.H., R.D.

This summer, Greek yogurt giant Chobani will open its first-ever Greek yogurt frozen yogurt shop in New York City. Meanwhile, the grocery-store demand has exploded as Greek yogurt, once a little-known product sold in specialty stores, has become a widely available household favorite. With sales increasing more than 100 percent every year for the past three years, Greek yogurt is credited with single-handedly boosting the hurting American dairy industry. But is this Greek yogurt craze just another fad, or is there really something to it?

Read more: Link to the ACE Website.

Greek yogurt is one of my favorites!!  I love to put sliced almonds and honey with it.  What about you?  What’s your favorite Greek yogurt mix in?

Zumba Gold on Today!

Zumba Gold on Today

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43822831#43822831

Zumba Gold®Zumba Gold® – Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.