Have you been watching the news lately? I watch every day and am constantly amazed at the dumb dumb DUMB headlines that I see.
Skechers To Pay $40 Million To Settle FTC Claims It Lied About Shape Upshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/skechers-ftc-shape-ups_n_1521224.html
Summary: Skechers claimed that you could lose weight and tone up with their "Shape Up" sneakers simply by walking around in them. These shoes run for approximately $100. The premise is that they have an unstable bottom and that simply by walking or standing you are exerting more energy. This in turn leads to you to burn more calories and tone up.
My take: If you bought those shoes you deserve to lose that money. Seriously? You would need to walk miles and miles a day in order to see a change. But you would see that change anyway just from the walking. I sit on an exercise ball at work. It is my chair. It is the same premise. It is unstable and forces me to use my muscles all day. However, this is simply for toning. I am not going to drop my belly from this and I sit on it 8 hours a day.
Did you see the Kim K commercial for Shape Ups? I almost tossed something at the tv. She's "giving up her trainer now that she has her shape ups". Excuse me while I throw up. The hell she is. Your $100 just went to Kim K. Did you ever see her wearing them outside of the commercial? Nope. I checked. Whenever she is working out she has regular sneakers on.
Don't buy into the quick fix. I'm glad they are getting busted on this, but I don't think it's going to make a difference.
Most Fast Food Kids' Meals Don't Meet Nutritional Standards, Study Says
Summary: A study reported that only 3% of fast food kids meals meet the nutritional guidelines. And this 3% all included milk as the beverage, fruit as the side, and a deli sandwich as the main meal.
My Take: Well color me surprised! NOT! Where is the iron? Where is the calcium? Where are the vegetables? Where? Where? Where? Keep looking because they aren't in most of these meals. I can't believe there was even money on a study for this. Common sense!
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