Laughter Is Good Medicine!
(BlackDoctor.org) — Is laughter the best medicine? BlackDoctor.org and the NMA invite you to find out.
On Saturday, July 23, 2011, join the hilarious actor/comedian DL Hughley, Adele Givens and Don “DC” Curry for a night of sheer fun.
This is a cannot-miss event that the NMA is prescribing just for you!
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC
Get your VIP or General Admission tickets now by visiting www.nmanet.org or calling (202) 347-1895 today.
You do NOT want to miss this!
Some Healthy Facts About Laughter…
• Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
• Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
• Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
• Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
To read more about D.L. Hughley and his exclusive one-on-one interview with BDO, click here.
Steve Harvey’s Weight Loss Journey
(BlackDoctor.org) — Steve Harvey, the King of Comedy, actor, and celebrated host of his own top-rated, nationally syndicated morning radio show, has long been known for these things: His extremely toothy, 1,000-watt, gleaming-white grin; his impeccably trimmed, unconventionally high afro; and his curiously long, baggy, and colorful zoot suit-inspired apparel. Indeed, this is the Steve Harvey you expect to see when you hear his voice which explains why his weight loss transformation made jaws drop to the floor.
It’s a fitness and weight loss transformation, revealed just recently, his fans are appreciating. Now Steve Harvey hopes middle-aged men who’ve traded in their fitness exercise program in the gym for an unhealthy diet plan will embrace his fitness and weight loss journey and choose to embark on their own fitness exercise program journey. The comedian’s head-to-gut alteration is part of his new “50 and Fly” campaign, in which he and Haney, now a fitness trainer and fitness exercise and nutrition expert, are encouraging men ages 40 and older to tone up, lose weight, eat the right diet plan, and, most importantly, stop using age as an excuse to skip doing any fitness exercise program.
To jump-start the weight loss plan and fitness exercise program campaign, Harvey and his fitness trainer Lee Haney created a “50 and Fly” DVD on fitness exercise, a fitness exercise program book, and a fitness exercise Web site featuring Harvey documenting his fitness exercise program and weight loss transformation and demonstrating Haney’s fitness exercise and nutrition weight loss program designed specifically to boost the health, strength, endurance, and metabolism of the seasoned set. The “50 and Fly” headline: If Steve Harvey could put down the fork, pick up a dumbbell exercise equipment, and wind up with the best set of guns and abs he’s ever had in his 51 years on this here Earth, then any man can.
“The middle-aged guy that’s been sitting around, getting a little fat, getting lazy, not keeping toned, not stretching, stopping at the fast-food joints, making mashed potatoes and lacing everything in butter? I was that guy,” says Steve Harvey, who’s been doing his fitness training exercise program with Haney since last November. “But I can tell you that we can make some better food choices in our diet plan, we can get on a weight loss and fitness exercise program that’s smart for a guy our age—even a guy in his 30s. All you need is weight bench exercise equipment and a set of dumbbells exercise equipment and you can change the way you look.”
For sure, Steve Harvey’s fitness exercise crusade was born of vanity the day he turned the Big 5-0 last year. His son called him an “old man,” and a Steve Harvey Morning Show call-in listener blithely proclaimed him “over the hill.”
Steve Harvey says, he had run through every fad weight loss plan imaginable—the cabbage weight loss diet plan, the lemonade and cayenne pepper weight loss diet plan, the grapefruit weight loss diet plan, Atkins weight loss diet plan, Body for Life weight loss diet plan—with little success. And he couldn’t stick with any one particular fitness trainer because they insisted on putting him on a fitness training exercise program like he had the body of a 20-something.
He met his fitness trainer, Haney last summer at an event in Atlanta, where fitness trainer Haney runs his fitness exercise program and nutrition and diet plan business. When Haney offered to put Steve Harvey on a weight loss plan and fitness exercise program, Steve Harvey immediately got on board to start his fitness exercise and weight loss journey. “Right there, I walked in with an instant amount of respect; he’s the eight-time Mr. Olympia,” Steve Harvey says simply.
Steve Harvey followed his fitness trainer’s two biggest directives: “Eat for what you’re about to do, not what you’ve done.” Which means, if you’re about to undergo a fitness exercise program, eat carbs on your diet plan; if you’re about to go to sit on your butt, eat a small meat-and-vegetables-only meal diet plan. And, “Stimulate, Don’t Annihilate.” Which means you don’t have to tear up your muscles to see results of your fitness exercise program.
Changing his diet plan has been Steve Harvey’s biggest challenge especially because of his busy schedule. He admits that he still cheat on his weight loss diet plan from time to time, but now, he knows that screwing up his diet plan doesn’t mean his weight loss program is over. “I just put in some extra time on the treadmill fitness exercise equipment, and if I miss a fitness exercise program session, I do it the next time and go back to eating a clean diet plan.”
Steve Harvey also still has the tendency to go overboard with his fitness training exercise program, a product of getting fitness exercise advice and direction from less experienced fitness trainers who insisted on putting him through a fitness training exercise program meant for men half his age.
If his fitness exercise program was any indication, Steve Harvey is beyond functional. During the course of an hour, Haney put Steve Harvey through a serious circuit fitness training exercise pace, constantly moving him between aerobic exercise and core stimulation exercise (on the treadmill exercise equipment and doing crunch exercise and lunge exercise) and some hardcore lifting exercise (exercise equipment military dumbbell presses, bent over rolls and lateral and frontal raise combos, and lat pull-downs). No breaks. Always on his feet, in stances that simulate real-life movement.
The fitness training exercise program, Steve Harvey says, has upped his strength, endurance, and metabolism, made him lose weight, and made him so sexy and virile. “It’s a virtual fountain of youth,” adds fitness trainer Haney. “Age management at its best.” “He’s not only healthier, he’s truly functional, he looks good physically, and he can handle his business,” fitness trainer Haney adds.