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Boxtera Smart Snack Review

To Boxtera, or not to Boxtera!

Boxtera tangerinesSo you want to eat healthier, and you just learned that snacks are an important part of that goal. But not just any snacks, you want smart healthy treats for snacking on the go, at home or in the office.

Let’s see what Diana, the Round Lady, has to say about the new Boxtera smart snacks delivered to your doorstep, monthly.

Learn more about Boxtera!

Basic Rebounding Moves

Begin Bouncing

Learn the three basic rebounding moves Diana does every day. They are perfect for for beginners or advanced bouncers to warm up.

Diana’s Favorite Mini-Trampoline: http://tinyurl.com/czeapka

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Exercise to Burn Off Mayo

Mayo Lovers Be aware

This creamy addition to many culinary concoctions, such as on a sandwich, in a dipping sauce or mixed up in egg or chicken salad, is often overlooked as extra calories.


What to do

Here’s the deal. You can either burn off mayo with exercise or switch to mustard. You can also switch to mustard and still get exercise and be that much farther ahead.

If you still don’t know what to do, imagine eating a tablespoon of mayo every day– 770 mayo-filled calories in a week. If that is your mode of eating, then consider switching to mustard at least half the time and add aerobic exercise to your day.

Exercise Equivalents


Next time you dip into some mayo, picture yourself exercising and ask yourself if it is worth it. Then ask yourself if you will really do the exercise needed to burn it off. If the answer isn’t an immediate and truthful YES, then switch to mustard, 1/4 avocado, olive oil or nothing at all. Know that if you are going to eat calories, you will feel best if you make them nutritious or low calorie ones.

20 Reasons To Rebound or Jump on a Trampoline

Fitness TrampolineIn a nutshell, rebounding or fitness trampolining is known as possibly the most effective exercise yet devised by humans. Or in Sheen verbiage–Winning! Duh!

You may find that you no longer have much to complain about. You’ll want to get up and go, and you’ll have stamina. But most of all, you’ll need great lipstick since you’ll be smiling a whole lot more.

The Jumping Twenty!

  1. It stimulates your metabolism to minimize your chances of obesity.
  2. It tones up your thyroid to increase its output — you need this for energy and weight control.
  3. It improves coordination throughout the body, so you will be less likely to fall and break something.
  4. It promotes increased muscle fiber tone, and that gives you a a more tighter, more toned body.
  5. It subjects your body to gravitational pulls ranging from zero at the top of each bounce to 2 – 3 times the force of gravity at the bottom, depending on how high the person is rebounding.
  6. It increases your capacity for breathing, something that you need to do all day, everyday.
  7. It circulates more oxygen to the tissues, which keeps you feeling healthy and strong.
  8. It helps combat depression, so that you can avoid taking all those pills.
  9. It helps normalize your blood pressure, so that you can avoid yet more pills.
  10. It helps prevent cardiovascular disease, which means you are likely to live a longer life.
  11. It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells, all to keep you strong, vibrant and rosy-cheeked.
  12. It aids lymphatic circulation and blood flow through your circulatory system, which strengthens your immune system.
  13. It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and this will make your doctor happy.
  14. It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise — so expect to have less to complain about.
  15. It enhances digestion and elimination processes, and we all like that combination.
  16. It allows for easier relaxation and sleep, so you can wake up and feel relaxed, rested and ready to jump and bounce all over again.
  17. It results in a better mental abilities, with sharper learning processes so you can try out for Jeopardy.
  18. It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women, and that is a super huge relief for all.
  19. It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
  20. It tends to slow down aging — need I say more!!!

First Fitness Hero Jack LaLanne Dies at 96

Jack LaLanneAll Around Hero

Jack LaLanne inspired the TV viewing world to get off their butts and into the gym over half a century ago. He walked his talk his entire adult life. He was a fitness fanatic who made it his mission to make sure everyone ate healthy and exercised.

LaLanne died Sunday afrom respiratory failure due to pneumonia. LaLanne credited a sudden interest in fitness with transforming his life as a teen, and he worked tirelessly over the next eight decades to transform others’ lives, too.

“The only way you can hurt the body is not use it,” LaLanne said. “Inactivity is the killer, and, remember, it’s never too late.”

His workout show was a television staple from the 1950s to the ’70s. LaLanne and his dog, Happy, encouraged kids to wake their mothers and drag them in front of the television set. He developed exercises that used no special equipment, just a chair and a towel.

He also founded a chain of fitness studios that bore his name and in recent years touted the value of raw fruit and vegetables as he helped market a machine called Jack LaLanne’s Power Juicer.

When he turned 43 in 1957, he performed more than 1,000 push-ups in 23 minutes on the “You Asked for It” television show. At 60, he swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco – handcuffed, shackled and towing a boat. Ten years later, he performed a similar feat in Long Beach harbor.

“I never think of my age, never,” LaLanne said in 1990. “I could be 20 or 100. I never think about it, I’m just me.”

Fellow bodybuilder and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger credited LaLanne with taking exercise out of the gymnasium and into living rooms.

“He laid the groundwork for others to have exercise programs, and now it has bloomed from that black and white program into a very colorful enterprise,” Schwarzenegger said in 1990.

In 1936 in his native Oakland, LaLanne opened a health studio that included weight-training for women and athletes. Those were revolutionary notions at the time, because of the theory that weight training made an athlete slow and “muscle bound” and made a woman look masculine.

“You have to understand that it was absolutely forbidden in those days for athletes to use weights,” he once said.

The son of poor French immigrants, he was born in 1914 and grew up to become a sugar addict, he said. The turning point occurred one night when he heard a lecture by pioneering nutritionist Paul Bragg, who advocated the benefits of brown rice, whole wheat and a vegetarian diet.

Soon after, LaLanne constructed a makeshift gym in his back yard, changing his lifestyle and life forever.

What To Expect in 2011

What to Expect in 2011This is the year Roundorama and RoundTV branch out and reach out!

New Step-by-step healthy Eating Videos

Diana will have a new series that will make you feel as if you have a diet buddy there with you. She will step you through the Round way of eating and exercising for anyone who wants to lose weight, maintain, or just eat healthier in an easier and more fun way.

More Fitness Rebounder Routines

As a Fitness Trampolines jumping enthusiast, Diana will be partnering with other like minded jumpers to show you more exercises you can do on your own trampoline.

Live and Online & in person Q & A

If you have questions for Diana and want to speak with her, but you don’t live in California, you will have a chance to see and chat with her live online. Also keep your eye out for personal appearances outside of California. Stay tuned for details.

Grooving With AliciaNew Events

Expect to see and hear Diana on the radio (such as Grooving with Alicia), in magazines, and at in-person events (local and not so local). You can get all the details as they occur right here or on Twitter, as well as RoundTV.

Guest Speaker

As a speaker on healthy eating and fitness, Diana will be holding speaking engagements to meet her viewers and answer their questions in person. Stay tuned to meet Diana!

If you would like Diana to speak for an event, at your company , a school or other entity, email Diana at roundlady@gmail.com.

Also, expect some surprises and more details on that as 2011 unfolds. And be sure to visit Roundorama often!

One Minute Fitness Trampoline Inspired Exercise Tip

One Minute ShowExercise in The Morning

In this second episode of the new One Minute Show series on Round TV, you’ll learn about a quickie get yourself moving tip that will get your day on track before you step out your front door.

One Minute Fitness Trampoline Inspired Exercise Tip Watch One Minute Fitness Trampoline Inspired Exercise Tip!


Brain Fitness Even A Blond Can Do

Grow New Brain Cells

New studies show that exercise improves memory, especially aerobic exercise, also known in the Round world as Sweaty Roundercises. It turns out that people should treat their brain like they do their heart. In other words, get your blood circulating so that you can give your brain the oxygen it needs to promote healthy brain cells — even if your head is covered with blond hair.

Scientists are pleased to find out that by exercising and getting your brain fed with fresh air, that you can actually create what they are calling baby brain cells. This is news to the scientific world, for it was previously thought that we had all the brain cells we were allowed for a lifetime. But hallelujah — as little as 3 days of brisk walking a week can grow you some new baby brain cells and a lot of preserved thoughts and thinking skills.

Brain Fitness Inspirations

You can also inspire your brain to stay in shape by using your mind in new and different ways, like doing puzzles, learning a language, or even walking backwards. Experiment with some new brainercises and see for yourself — if you can remember to do so.

Check out Roundercises and RoundTV. If you want to know more about the brain, check out braininfo.org that happens to be the brainchild of a family friend and one of the foremost authorities on brains.

So get yourself out in the world and exercise your brain and your heart at the same time, or you can think of it as gaining brain cells while losing pounds. It is a win win for your body and your mind!