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thank you for joining us. madeline stowe and lisa loeb. let me transition to the dancing and role it plays in music. madeline, how is that an issue for you? >> my mother is soon to be 90 years old, and she ballroom dances four times a week. and goes all over the place and does this. we come from a family of musicians, so i think that there is something in all of that, in music and in dance that enlivens people. you see so many of them live, long active lives. >> how about music itself? lisa, how does it make you feel younger or live longer? >> it's funny, it's an abstract thing. i was thinking about it, it helps you me tab lies emotions and feelings, even not necessarily the lyrics, or the lyrics, the feeling makes you live those experiences and sometimes if it's negative ones or exciting ones it helps enhance your excitement and be more joyous in life. necessarily the lyrics, or the lyrics, the feeling makes you live those experiences and sometimes if it's negative ones
or exciting ones it helps enhance your excitement and be more joyous in life. >> what i love about music is that it bypasses the cortex. the sounds go right into the part of your brain that processes them, so you don't get caught up in the thoughts. when you think about great music, you are in the moment. each of you in your own way describe so artfully, elegantly how you find that space. even when are you tired, the ability to get to the zen moment, you are in the moment, is ultimately i think what we in this country look for. helps us with sleep, helps us become aware of things and deal with stressors and focus on things that we talk about today to make it easier to do the right thing. >> the garbage can around the country for a whole year, i felt a lot better. singing and gigging again. >> i want to thank cindi lauper, lisa loeb and madeline stowe for joining me. >> thank you for joining me tonight and a big thanks to
piers for letting me fill in. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> we shouldn't be making a series of dumb, arbitrary cuts to things that businesses depend on. . >> but apparently, we did. while you were sleeping, the clock struck midnight and $85 billion have all but vanished. and the biggest to go broke. one american city's notorious distinction. the city is stepping in and maybe taking over. a brutal cross-examination of a suspected killer. but were these tears really genuine or all part of an act? it's saturday, march 2nd,
good morning, good morning, i'm victor blackwell. >> and i'm brianna keilar in for randi kaye. we start in washington with the spending cuts that were never supposed to happen. but they are happening. >> $85 billion in federal funding was slashed from the budget affecting everything from education to the fbi to food safety, national parks. the president is calling the cuts dumb and arbitrary. jessica yellin has more from washington. jessica. >> reporter: brianna, victor, the president has now signed the order triggering these forced spending cuts. administration officials acknowledge there was no kind of negotiating over a deal to avoid those cuts at a last-minute white house meeting with congressional leaders. they say the two sides are just too far apart. >> congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting left less than an hour later with no deal. soon after the president came to the briefing room to give his
side of the story. >> none of this is necessary. it's happening because a choice that republicans in congress have made. >> at issue, mr. obama wants to raise some money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want no new taxes. instead, replace these unpopular cuts with more targeted cuts. both sides are dug in. mr. obama insists he's done everything he can to reach a deal. >> what more do you think i should do? okay. i just want to clarify. you know, because if people have a suggestion, i'm happy -- it is a room full of smart folks. >> some in his own party have suggested the president could use the power of his office to pressure both sides to move past their lines in the sand. >> couldn't you just have them down here and refuse to let them leave the room until you have a deal? >> i'm not a dictator, i'm the
president. i can't have secret service block the doorway, right? i understand, and i -- i know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom floating around washington that i should somehow, you know, do a jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right. >> reporter: the president also tried to paint a picture of the spending cut's impact. >> border patrol agents, fbi agents, civilians who work at the pentagon all will suffer significant pay cuts and furloughs. >> the administration has come under fire for those warnings, including from new york's billionaire mayor. >> there's a lot of posturing, i'm going to lay off my employees today unless you do something. >> what do you say to the people like mayor bloomberg who think the effects of the spending cuts are being overstated by the administration. >> the notion that the army base
might be disrupted, that's an impact. that family will feel that impact. >> still a careful balancing act for the president who is trying to keep public sentiment on his side over what could become a fiscal crisis. >> this is not going to be an apocalypse as some people have said. it's just dumb. and it's going to hurt. >> reporter: don't expect to see the president crisscross the nation talking only about spending cuts. he'll move on to focus on immigration, guns, and other domestic priorities while the administration waits for congress to work out the fiscal mess. >> thanks, jessica. now, despite the cuts air traffic control towers will not be shutting down for now. an official had warned the cuts would mean more than 160 towers would be shut down next month, which could've resulted in airport delays.
now the faa says that warning wasn't authorized. but many air traffic controllers will be forced to take unpaid days off as a result of the cuts. some environmentalists are outraged. it says the pipeline would not have a significant impact on the environment. now, remember, the pipeline would run through the heartland of the u.s. from canada to the gulf coast and carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day. the new report sets the stage for president obama to decide how to proceed. >> more importantly, what happens if you've got the obama pipeline. now it's the obama pipeline and it leaks. his legacy could be the worst oil disaster in american farmland history, he's got to make a tough choice. >> well, supporters of the pipeline say it will create 5,000 jobs and could reduce reliance on imports from other countries. peter king is slamming marco rubio for fund raising in his
home state. king says new yorkers shouldn't give a penny to the senator because he originally voted against aid for victims of superstorm sandy. >> senator rubio voted against it, never came to new orleans to inspect the damage, never spoke with governor cuomo or bloomberg, he just voted no as if this is like accepted policy that national republicans can vote against new york. that's bad enough. then i understand he's in new york trying to raise money apparently for his presidential campaign. i was thinking in my case, if i had voted against aid to louisiana after katrina, i wouldn't have thought of going to new orleans to raise money. or if i refused aid to florida, i wouldn't have thought of going to miami to raise money for myself. it's time new york to send the signal, we've had enough. we're not going to allow this to go on where politicians can attack new york, vote against new york, and we're not looking for a bridge or tunnel or some special project, this is life
and death we were talking about. >> rubio later voted in favor of aid for sandy victims. the man charged in last july's movie theater massacre may plead not guilty by reason of insanity. in court papers made public yesterday, lawyers for james holmes say they can't make a final decision on the plea until a judge rules on their motion challenging the constitutionality of colorado's insanity defense. they must expose incriminating information. that could include his mental health records plus a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist. in about an hour, rescuers will resume a search for a man swallowed for a sink hole. >> the house just fell through. >> okay. and what happened to the house? >> the bedroom floor just collapsed and my brother-in-law was in there and he's underneath the house. >> okay.
hold on one second. let me connect you with ems. >> okay. >> that was the 911 call made to police early friday morning. witnesses say they heard a deafening sound and then a sink hole opened up under jeff bush's bedroom. his brother tried to save him but was unsuccessful. and jeremy broke down in tears as he spoke to anderson cooper last night. >> i'm so sorry for what you're going through. and -- what happens now? i mean -- where are -- >> there's a picture of my brother right there. there's a picture of my brother right there. the man i love. the guy i always -- he's my brother, man. he was everything to me. that's him. >> officials say the sink hole is still expanding and could eventually take the whole house with it. overseas now, hugo chavez is fighting for his life according
to his vice president who says chavez is being treated at a military hospital in caracas. chavez recently returned to venezuela after undergoing cancer treatment in cuba. his health kept him from attending his own inauguration in january when he was elected to a second six-year term. and president obama has nominated the first female superintendent of the air force academy. michelle johnson is currently nato's deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence. she graduated from the academy where she was the first female cadet wing commander. johnson's appointment still needs to be confirmed by the senate. the birthplace of the u.s. auto industry is on the verge of bankruptcy. will someone step in to bail them out? and did the nfl go too far during this week's scouting combine? we'll tell you why league officials are now investigating some of their own members. you can spot an amateur from a mile away... while going shoeless and metal-free in seconds.
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one of america's largest cities is just about broke. so the state of michigan is stepping in to take over detroit city government. if you go across the city and talk to people, there's probably no city more financially challenged in the entire united states. if you looked at the quality of services to citizens, it's ranked among the worst. so we went from the top to the bottom. over the last 50 or 60 years. >> that was michigan's governor rick snyder at a news conference yesterday. he announced the state is taking drastic action and appointing an emergency manager to run the city government. that manager will have the power to cut spending and throw out city contracts if necessary.
the mayor, maybe not surprisingly, disagrees with the decision. >> the state has not been as good to detroit as i think they should have been. because we lose revenue sharing based on our population loss. and so there's just a myriad of things right now and most of it revolves around revenue and, you know, we can't cut our way back out of this problem. i think we've cut as much as we can cut. we've got to think about how we can raise revenue again. >> now the question is how long will it take to turn the city around? the governor told wolf blitzer this won't be a quick fix. snyder says he already has a top candidate for the manager post. things get harry for hagel, and honey boo boo, she's going worldwide. here's a look at the week that was. >> the battle of hagel's nomination is over. >> that's a reality. >> the red shoes of a pope gone. >> it's got to be done because
otherwise this guy could make himself pope again by clicking his heels together three times. >> honey boo boo child is a massive hit overseas. >> honey boo boo goes overseas, and did members of the nfl go too far? >> after a bitter confirmation, chuck hagel has now been sworn in as u.s. defense secretary. >> it wasn't easy for chuck. >> republicans had delayed his vote and objected over his views of iran among other things. >> like some of his past affiliations. >> is he a member of the al qaeda kids club? >> after all that at the pentagon, it's now charles in charge. at the nfl combines this week -- speed was a factor. so was agility. and so was sexual orientation. wait, what? >> nfl draft prospect says that teams asked him if he likes girls. >> according to one prospect.
asked if you have a girlfriend, are you married, do you like girls? >> that's a big no-no. >> any federal, local, or state law says you cannot base employment on someone's sexual orientation. >> the nfl is investigating the allegations. >> as you know, the pope a couple years ago was fired. >> i'm sorry, come again. >> they caught him stealing communion wafers. >> not exactly, but he did resign and said good-bye to something else. >> he'll dispense with his signature red prada shoes. >> he will trade in the red ones for brown ones. >> he'll no longer be able to transport himself to kansas. >> the shoes he had to give back, but we should expect to see more of them. >> like most catholics, he'll be back for christmas and easter. >> honey boo boo is going worldwide. >> you better recognize. >> that should be good for our reputation abroad. >> tlc announced the hit show is already number three in poland. >> in other countries it would
be called cheese monsters type ii diabetes. >> italy, sweden and latin america all in the next month. >> which means the show will be translated in spanish, arabic and maybe some day english. >> and that's a look at the week that was. >> i didn't take you for a honey boo boo fan, but i totally busted you when that package was running. >> well, i watch the show. it's not something i'm proud of. but, you know, if you watch it, you know that june loves her children and -- >> she sure does. >> and sugar bear loves that family. >> sugar bear. >> he's my favorite character. i don't watch every episode, but when it's own and i can't find the remote, i'll watch an episode. >> can't find the remote, classic excuse. >> do you watch the show? >> i have seen the show. >> now it's all about victor watching -- >> i have seen it from time to time. i'm not going to lie. >> there aren't many episodes. so from time to time is the probably the whole series.
>> it's fun. >> all right. let's talk about golfing phenom rory mcilroy, he stormed off the course. >> went right from the course straight to his car. we'll tell you why. oh, hi thehey!ill. are you in town for another meeting? yup, i brought my a-team. siness trips add to family time. this is my family. this is joe. hi joe! hi there! earn a ton of extra points with the double your hhonors promotion and feel the hamptonality. your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ male announcer ] join the nearly 7 million investors who think like you do. face time and think time make a difference. at edward jones, it's how we make sense of investing.
stepson is set to appear before a judge this weekend. hubbard is being held without bound pending his court appearance. a grand jury near atlanta has indicted him of first-degree homicide by vessel. police say hubbard was piloting the jet ski that collided with glover last july and glover suffered severe brain injury from the accident and was taken off life support. actress bonny franklin has died. ♪ this is it ♪ this is life -- >> you may remember her role as a single mother on the show "one day at a time." she broke into the entertainment industry 60 years ago. her role in "applause" won her a tony award. she passed away of pancreatic cancer. the '90s hit tv show matlock made a comeback in cleveland
this week. executives at the local nbc station aired a two-hour matlock movie special in replace of regular programming repeats. it beat shows on competing networks like abc's "scandal." the viewers wanted more matlock after the academy awards left the late andy griffith out of their oscar night tribute. we start with a story that has the golf world talking. rory mcilroy, the top player in the world walked off the course yesterday in the middle of the honda classic. his excuse, a tooth ache. jared greenberg is here with more in this weekend's bleacher report. he won the tournament a year ago, this is contrasting to that, a year ago. >> yeah, what a difference a year makes and this is the third cut he's missed so far this season. a wise man once said no pain no gain. well, rory mcilroy would tend to disagree. he says he's in pain and he's out. the world's best golfer has not
been on his a-game. while playing on the ninth hole yesterday, he had enough walking off the course. first he told reporters he was in a bad place mentally, then in a statement mcilroy apologized for his sudden withdrawal saying a sore wisdom tooth wouldn't allow him to concentrate. by the way, tiger woods is seven shots off the lead heading into today's third round. from super bowl mvp to the richest contract in the nfl, not a bad month for joe flacco. the ravens have awarded the championship quarterback with a new deal worth $120 million. well, how about a few million bucks for a few dunks or at least just $1 million. that's what magic johnson is offering lebron james if he'll enter next year's slam dunk contest. of late, lebron has turned the lay-up line into a must-see event. friday night, he provided this gem in his first ten seasons in the nba. lebron has declined an invite to participate in the nba all-star
weekend slam dunk contest. this has become basketball's version of batting practice. fans are now arriving early to see lebron put on a show before the game even starts. look at lebron throwing it down. player of the year candidate on the diamond, not baseball season yet, well think again, brett williams laying out full extension does his version of a cart wheel and most importantly, williams makes the catch. not sure if the gymnastics coach has given williams a call yet after seeing that, but maybe the olympic team should check him out. the huge college hoops game between duke and miami, check out bleacherreport.com. and one footnote to that joe flacco story, brianna. and this will make you feel really, really good. he'll make nearly $170,000 a day during the regular season. >> holy cow. now that cart wheel was
unbelievable. >> this early in the season, college baseball is in full swing. and now it's your turn. do you think you can do that? >> i don't know. i can't do a cart wheel like that. jared greenberg, thanks for that. victor? $1 million just to enter the dunk contest. he doesn't have to win. >> that's it. because they know everybody's going to tune in, that's who they want to see, victor. >> i'll do it for like $150. i'll enter. >> cheap. hey, those forced spending cuts, they were designed to be so ruthlessly extreme that congress would have to compromise to find another option. well, that didn't happen. and today what's known as sequestration begins. for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away.
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30 minutes after the hour. welcome back. i'm victor blackwell. >> and i'm brianna keilar in this morning for randi kaye. thanks for starting your day with us. here are the five stories we are watching. a nightmare in florida where a sink hole opened up beneath jeff bush's bedroom swallowing him alive. his panicked screams on friday were the last anyone's heard of him and he's now presumed dead. officials say the hole which is under the house is as wide as 30 feet across and it's expanding taking the house with it as it opens up. in about 30 minutes, crews there are expected to resume the search for jeff's body. in london, europe's horse meat scandal widens. fast food giant taco bell has
taken beef totally off the menu in the three uk outlets after tests on ground beef found traces of horse meat. a spokesman said the company had voluntarily ordered testing of the beef products in light of last month's scandal. train may best be known for songs like "marry me" and "jupiter." ♪ tell me, did you say across the sun ♪ >> but now the pop band's making news for their politics refusing to perform at the boy scouts national jamboree until they drop the ban on openly gay members. last month scout leaders put off a vote until may at the earliest. the jamboree kicks off july 15th. it was a picture perfect liftoff, but there was trouble for the spacex "dragon" capsule on friday. spacex said three of the four thruster pods on the capsule, which are needed to get to the space station were not working at the time. the unmanned spacecraft is
carrying supplies to the space station. the problem has been fixed but it will delay docking with the station by about a day. and today kicks off the $85 billion in forced spending cuts that will take place over the next seven months. president obama signed the order last night after the white house and congressional leaders failed to come up with an alternative. defense spending will be impacted the most. congress will take another stab at replacing the cuts with another less severe plan later this month. hey, have you noticed there's a new side to the president we're seeing one we haven't seen before. the commander in chief is more relaxed, more emotional, more open. one person thinks he knows why. >> reporter: president obama has been showing his softer side lately. from tears of joy, speaking to campaign workers the day after his reelection. >> i'm really proud of all of you.
>> reporter: to tears of sadness after the newtown shooting. >> beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> he's not just showing his emotions, he's sharing them too. >> i wish i'd had a father who was around and involved. >> reporter: having some fun here with the miami heat. >> i think part of the reason they came back today, they want another shot at the old guy. >> reporter: and going off script about republican tactics. >> we're just going to try to shove only spending cuts down, you know, well -- well, shove spending cuts at us. >> reporter: what a difference four years makes. first term obama was known for his cold, detached style. early in his first term, he failed the empathy test with this california teacher about to
be laid off. >> i got my notice on saturday. >> i'm sorry, you got what notice? >> my rift notice, which means i'm going to be intention to be laid off. >> a pink slip. >> yes, a pink slip. >> now the president's more likely to wear his heart on his sleeve. >> this is where michelle and i met, where we fell in love. >> reporter: and using passion for political effect too. >> gaby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> he once saved that kind of emotional rallying call for campaign style events outside the beltway. no longer. the president's biographer says it all changed after he won reelection. >> i think we've all seen since the day after his reelection a more relaxed barack obama.
something that took a lifetime for him to get to this point. we've really seen a new obama. >> the new obama is going where the first term president generally wouldn't dare. talking about his biracial identity in a eulogy for his childhood senator. >> here i was a young boy with a white mom, a black father, raised in indonesia and hawaii. and i was beginning to sense how fitting in to the world might not be as simple as it might seem. >> remembering his troubled teenage years, speaking to kids back home in chicago. >> when i crewed up, the consequences weren't as high as kids on the south side screw up. so i had more of a safety net. but these guys are no different than me. >> in his first term, the
president was far more cautious about his past. on most topics, he just didn't go there. now, as the president himself points out. >> i've run my last election. >> reporter: he's free of the pressure to lure swing voters. bringing a more complete personality into focus. >> i don't think one ever knows the real him. but i think that it's closer to being the private and the public obama coming together in a clearer way. >> don't take our word for it. even he admits he's changed. check out his humble brag. >> the longer you're in it, the more humble you get. and the more you recognize your own imperfections. >> reporter: humility he can afford after winning a second term. >> president obama is never going to be the i feel your pain
like bill clinton type of president, but he's getting closer. >> reporter: during his 2008 campaign, president obama used his biography to connect with audiences and sell himself as the melting pot embodied. now he seems increasingly comfortable doing that again. cnn, the white house. >> i don't like it when i don't get invited to a party. but not invited is what chris christie is and he says he doesn't care. that's the sentiment from the governor not incited to the cpac conference. they said he was not invited because of his support of a medicaid expansion were not conservative enough. but republican congressman peter king tells cnn that cpac's decision was a mistake. >> that's a suicidal death wish. cpac to me loses all credibility. you have a governor who is conservative, balanced it will budget, taken on employee
unions, and yet a 74% favorable rating in a democratic blue state. here's a person who has shown that blue collar conservatism works that it appeals to working men and women, that it appeals to women. and these are the areas where we've been suffering. chris christie is doing the job, but they say because he fought for the aid for new jersey, which he was entitled to, the same aid that every other state has gotten, he won't be accepted. >> as he said, he's got plenty of invitations to speak at other places. >> i like getting invited to the party, though, myself. it smarts when other people are invited and you don't get to go. >> and you see the instagram pictures the next day. >> i didn't want to go anyways. >> you should have been there. she cried, she lied, she killed. >> and now the prosecution is hammering away at jodi arias' story. to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot
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jodi arias' defense team. they're going to have their work cut out for them when she returns to the stand on monday. did you watch this week? it was a week of intense cross-examination. she confessed to lies, to cover-ups, graphic sexual acts, confessions some say have damaged her credibility. and now it is arias' turn to prove she killed her ex-boyfriend in self-defense. here's randi kaye with more. >> the state of arizona versus jodi ann arias indictment, count one, first-degree murder,
premeditated murder. >> reporter: january 2nd, a trial more than four years in the making finally begins. >> this is not a case of two done it. the person who done it. the person who committed this killing sits in court today, the defendant, jodi ann arias. >> jodi arias was very confident that first day. >> "in session's" beth karas has been in the courtroom every day of the trial. >> what was the forensic evidence that the prosecution said linked jodi arias to the crime scene? >> blood. fingerprints, palm print and hair. >> jodi loved travis. and so what would've forced her to have to take travis' life on that awful day. >> the defense team argued that a lifetime of physical and mental abuse by family and boyfriends had reached a tipping
point for jodi arias. >> and on june 4th of 2008, it had reached a point of no return. and sadly, travis left jodi no other option but to defend herself. on that horrible day, jodi believed that travis was going to kill her. >> can you speak to how much contact you had with ms. arias? >> the defense began with a friend of jodi's. >> it probably at minimum of once a week we would touch base with each other. >> she was always very well spoken, a little bit timid, a little bit shy. >> reporter: a former boyfriend. >> i know jodi because we were in love. >> reporter: and even friends of travis. >> how did travis treat jodi when it was just the four of you. >> very well. >> and what do you mean by very well? what did he do?
>> they just seemed happy to be with each other, very cuddly and very much a couple. >> please be seated, the record will show the presence of the jury, the defendant, and all counsel. >> reporter: then on the trial's 14th day, a deceptively routine order from the judge. >> ladies and gentlemen, i'm going to ask that you go back to the jury room for approximately three minutes and then return. ms. arias, you may come forward and take a seat, please. >> all of a sudden i see jodi arias walk across the courtroom toward the witness stand. >> reporter: minutes later, as they filed back in, an extraordinary moment for jurors. seeing without warning the accused gazing at them from the witness stand. >> well, jurors filed in and are used to seeing her sitting over at counsel table. and it took a second to realize she's in the witness box. she's going to be telling her story.
>> so was jodi arias a domestic abuse victim or a cold-blooded killer? from disturbing phone sex recordings to her stunning testimony, the riveting courtroom drama continues to slowly pull back the curtain on the violent murder of travis alexander. watch the "ac 360" special report, sex, lies and audiotape, the jodi arias trial tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. it was seven days dominated by a murder in mississippi and wikileaks admissions. here's your crime in 60 seconds. >> a shootout in california leaves two police detectives dead. gunned down sergeants on tuesday, when the police found him, he was killed in a gunfight. a mayoral candidate was found dead near a levee miles from his car. police have arrested lawrence reed, age 22, the local sheriff's office says reed faces
murder charges. the parents of a transgender first grader have filed a lawsuit against a colorado school district. the parents say the school discriminated against their child when they refused to allow him to use the girls' bathroom. the school district says it acted reasonably and fairly in the matter. and on thursday, army private first class bradley manning pled guilty to 10 of the 22 charges against him. he did not plead guilty to the most serious charge aiding the enemy. and that's your week of crime in 60 seconds. >> i know if we were not here doing the news, we would be working out, right? >> oh, yes. crunching it out. >> so as you ponder whether to hop on the treadmill or the weight machine, crank out those reps on this saturday morning, allow us to help you decide. >> if you're really thinking about it, you're probably not going to do it. only if you're planning are you going to go. the jumping jacks and all that. yeah, you need them, but there's
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march is national nutrition month, and this morning, we're talking about how to prolong your life expectancy. we all know that exercise can help decrease the risk of disease, but if you mix that in with a healthy diet, you'll be on a long road to a healthier and hopefully longer life. fitness and nutrition expert desiree nathanson is here to talk about how we can extend our life expectancy. good to have you back. >> good to be here. >> so we know if you eat right, you can do well. but are there exercises that can extend a lifetime? >> well, there was actually a study done a few years ago that showed doing just 15 minutes of
activity a day could increase your life expectancy by 14%. and it could also increase your life expectancy by three years. so just 15 minutes a day. >> of what? >> so, for instance, i have a quick circuit you can do anywhere. you pick four exercises, you do it four times through and you do 45 seconds on 15 seconds off. so you can do 45 seconds of dips or push-ups, 45 seconds of squats, which we've done before. >> many times. >> 45 seconds of a plank and 45 seconds of jumping jacks, but rest for 15 seconds in between. that's 16 minutes, that's your 15 minutes a day. >> it's simple. >> it is very simple. >> there was a new study that came out that made everybody excited. >> yes. >> the mediterranean diet can extend your life, right? what's a part of this diet. we've got some of the food here. >> and we've known that the diet is beneficial for your health, but this study proved it lowered your risk of cardiovascular disease, which in turn will
extend your life expectancy. >> if the heart still works, you're still around. >> that's an important part. >> it is. >> it's mainly the fruits and vegetables, the whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes. that's what you want the base of your diet to be. top that with a mediterranean diet, you want fish, fatty fish like salmon, tuna -- >> i've started eating roasted eel. >> that's seafood, so three times a week. >> and if you're going to have meat, you want to substitute red meat with poultry. and you want it to be a small serving, perhaps a deck of cards and maybe just one or two times a month. >> hard to stick to. >> yes. and then low fat dairy products, yogurt, milk, and a fun part of the mediterranean diet is the olive oil. this is a big component of it and it's extra virgin olive oil. so substituting butter with olive oil. dipping your bread in olive oil, use it in cooking, that would be huge. >> and i thought you were going to say the fun part is the
chocolate. >> yes, that is the fun part. so sweets are optional. and you want to do them in moderation. but if you have dark chocolate, you can melt it and eat some fruit with it or have it on its own. and wine, let's talk about wine. just because it's in the mediterranean diet, does not mean you can have a bottle a day. it's one glass a day for women and up to two glasses for men under the age of 65. >> okay. >> and that doesn't mean you can have seven glasses on saturday night if you haven't had any more. >> good mix. thank you. >> thank you, victor. so joan rivers and heidi klum, they're friends, why are some people demanding rivers apologize for what she said about heidi klum. hear rivers' comment and decide for yourself in the next hour. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004.
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