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tv   A Healthy You Carol Alt  FOX News  September 20, 2014 1:00pm-1:31pm PDT

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honey, haven't i asked you to please use the -- we don't have a reception entrance. [ male announcer ] ship a pak via fedex express saver® for as low as $7.50. welcome to "healthy you." i'm carol alt. have you ever looked at someone and said, how do you do it? you are in great shape and have a wonderful job and family? don't worry, we've all done it. but today we will share some secrets on how you can have a fit, healthy, and happy life, too. also, a few more secrets being shared on today's show. this time, how to age gracefully. it's possible. we're going to learn how to do it. but first, we're always trying to show you the newest and most popular fitness trends around from pilates to kick boxes.
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today's exercise works for everyone. it's great fun. okay. i'm talking belly dancing. and with me to demonstrate is the instructor from serena studios. okay. i have my belly dancing scarf. we're all set to go. so tell us, what is so great about belly dancing? >> it's so great, carol, because it's appropriate for women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. it's a dance for all women. women can embrace their femininity and really play up on their self-confidence and self-esteem while they are doing this dance. or if you're uncoordinated like me, you will make you feel even worse. let's make everybody feel good and show me how it's done. no laughing out there. >> we're going to make you very coordinated. >> okay. make me look good. >> we're going to start our feet
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with width hip apart. >> i like the music. >> yeah. >> it's based on the serena technique here in the city. so posture is nice, long, and lean. knees are soft. hands on slip. we're going to slide the hip to the right side. beautiful. slide the left hip to the left side. wonderful. one more time to the right. >> if you go as far as you can, you can feel the stretch. >> that's right. you can feel the stretch and a great isolation. >> we're going to pause it right here and stand in neutral position. >> excellent. >> and tilt the shoulders. beautiful. standing position again, we're going to arch our spine. nice, long, and lean and contract the tummy. fantastic. one more set, contraction and arch. we're ready to do a hip circle. are you ready, guys? >> i'm ready. >> let's start.
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>> knees are soft. slide your hips to the left. >> tilt the shoulders. there you go. nice. hip slide to the right. beautiful, carol. and tilt the pelvis. you've just done a beautiful hip circumstance kill. you look like a middle eastern dancer. >> terrific. >> if you want to engage the arms for a little more muscle workout, there you go. >> your hands are so beautiful. >> graceful fingers. >> and graceful arms. >> so when you go back, they are down and when you bring it to the front -- >> bring it forward. fingers are nice and relaxed and graceful. are you tapping into your femininity? >> i think i'm going to have to go the other way for a minute. unwind everything we just wound up. >> beautiful. you did that hip circle really well. let's start with hands on the hip, tilt your pelvis, knees are
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bent. contract your tummy, come out of that contraction and into a shoulder tilt and back. there you go. >> oh. >> i always wondered how they did that. there's a technique for everything, huh? >> there is a technique for everything. excellent, carol. that's right. >> i wish i looked like that, even pregnant you look amazing doing this. >> thank you. >> i can't do the endulation without turning my hips. >> you're doing a fantastic job. >> tilt forward into a contraction and release into a shoulder tilt. excellent. and back. >> one more. >> i'm already breathing hard. >> all of the guys are much waing this, i've got to tell you. >> all right. so okay.
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>> next it's called the shimmy. knees are nice and soft. you're going to alternate the knees. that's it. back and forth. >> we like this. >> that's right. >> and if you'd like, you can extend your arms. >> this is fun. >> this is the carol shimmy. >> and you can speed it up a little. >> i'm glad this music is not going any faster. look at you. look at that. you have to come in and show that. how fast are you going? >> this is called the shimmy. >> it's like you can't see it you're moving so quickly. >> it's a very, very small movement. it's very impactful. >> yeah. >> back to the hip circle. slide to the left. >> slide to the left. >> come back around. there you go. >> okay. add them all together. one more hip circle. one more hip circle.
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into an angulation. beautiful arms, beautiful curves with that angulation. >> the things i do for you guys out there, this show is a moment to remember. >> and shooft with a shimmy. >> bring your arms up nice and slow and slowly bring them down. >> you know what, this is great because you can do it in you're pregnant, if you're overweight, it gets your blood circulating. i'll actually sweating because if you do it correctly and as she just explained it to us, you actually get a really good workout and you can turn your man on at the same time. that was so much fun but it was embarrassing for me. >> thanks, carol. >> it's beautiful to watch you. >> don't go anywhere, when we come back, the busy man's fitness plan.
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even more rewarding. ink from chase. so you can. managing a demanding career and family life while staying in stellar shape is pretty tough for most people. but for some it seems like a breeze. they seem to manage hedge funds, run car pools and endure a 90-minute commute. yet somehow these elite desk jockeys stay as fit as the pros. how does the guy who is sitting at the desk keep in shape? this is a tough one? >> that was the big question that we put to the elite athletes. how do we do this? do you find the time to exercise? >> and what did they come up
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with? >> we came up with five takeaway strategies and the first one is be efficient. when you break it down for people, it means making every minute of your day count. one who you spoke to lives in wall street, lives in connecticut and has two small kids. he's a long-distance runner. he found out on the commute home, instead of taking the subway to the commuter train, he would run eight miles across manhattan to catch his train. >> oh, my gosh. that's a good one. so you have to be a little bit organized and look at your whole day and figure out where you can fill holes with different exercises and things that make you achieve your goals. >> that's right. organized, disciplined creative. one of the other athletes talked about multitasking. it sounds very simple but for her she's a chicago lawyer and
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one of the top racers in the country and she's become a master of working out while at work. a conference call is the perfect time to do squats. >> so efficiency. what's the next thing you found out about your elite athletes? >> you need to set goals and then stick to them. setting goals gives you something to strive for and helps you pay really close attention to your overall health. you know, if you're just working out to work out, that's great. but at a certain point you're going to plateau. so you need to be reaching for something, have a goal, maybe a race in mind and then along the way when you have that goal, you're going to notice the factors that are holding you back. maybe it's sleep, nutrition, maybe it's stress and that goal helps you figure out the things that might be holding you back. >> i would actually think i would make putting a goal first so you know what you're reaching for. >> absolutely. i think it's a great way for a
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lot of people to improve their fitness. you can get a training partner. a lot of us when we're working out alone, we follow the same habits and fall into patterns and get into a bit of a rut. but if you have a training partner, maybe you go to the gym and they get you in the gym. that's going to help you address weaknesses that maybe you didn't know you had and then, of course, there's that all important shame factor. you're not going to sleep through your 6:00 a.m. workout if somebody is waiting for you. >> that's a good one. that's a very good one. and the next thing you found out? >> motivation. >> okay. >> one of the last things we had, and this is key, to eat smarter. nutrition is one of the things that can undermine everything else you might be doing right in your fitness. if you put the wrong kind of fuel in it, it doesn't matter. what do you put in your body
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before exercise, during exercise, after exercise that's going to help you perform? and the way to figure that out, experiment with your diet. learn what works for you. it's different for everyone. >> i think they should have fun changing their diet and looking for new things to eat. a lot of people fall into a rut with a diet because they buy comfort foods and go back to old habits that we know are not good. having a little education, trying new foods is a big factor in changing diet. what do you think? >> i think you're absolutely right. we work with some writers a few years ago and he did that. he stripped his diet down to basics and slowly started to experiment. he thougfigured out when he nee carbohydrates and you've got to experiment what works for you. you're exactly right. >> michael, i appreciate you
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welcome back. aubrey hepburn said true beauty is reflected in a soul. it's not always easy to follow. right now i'm joined by editor susan swimmer who has got the scoop on four different
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approaches to aging gracefully. there are many ways to grow old gracefully and many ways to mess that up. >> correct. >> let's start with what you think growing old gracefully is. >> first of all, everyone is going to do it in their own way and i am all for doing it in your own way. you've got to do what is comfortable for you. so for some women, they are going to use more intervention than other women and i kind of support whatever a woman wants to do. that said, we've all seen it go awry. and i'm not sure how you dial that back if you have fallen into that rabbit hole of revitalization. but i think we're seeing more and more women embrace who they are and what they are, being proud of their age, being proud of the lines that they've earned, being women of experience and i love if we all celebrated that as much as possible. >> i think one of the biggest problems is that nobody likes to
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have a no÷ fu person around the. they always want to have a yes man. when that happens, everything you do is okay and that can get you into trouble. i think you need to have someone who is honest with you who says, oh, man, those lips are a little too much. >> i agree with you. again, i don't know how many people are really indulging in the more drastic plastic surgery that we're seeing but women have a lot of choices and options. i would love it if we would all close our eyes and think of that one person -- i know my friend would tell me the real deal and if we would all think of that one person. it's hard for women. >> absolutely. >> we live in kind of a youth obsessed driven world. i think women are scrutinized by other women than men are scrutinized by other men for facial lines.
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you can see it in other women's faces, that up and down thing. we're very tough on each other. but you think one of the big things is confidence and it's funny, i was thinking about that today. it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it. it's confidence. >> absolutely. counting your blessings. i think gratitude starts on the inside and comes out in your face. i think both those things put together make for a woman who feels good in the world and feels great about who she is. okay. that said, truthfully, i'm not in favor of doing nothing. i'm not in favor of letting it all go, because we as women, if we want to be heard in this world, if we want our voices to matter, we need to show up and look the part. >> bring it. >> bring it. >> i love you. >> that's diet, exercise, it's not easy to look like that. it's not easy to look like this.
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>> as we just discussed, this is a team of people. >> right. >> this is lighting and great production. >> but underneath all of that, yes, you can put the great dress on and hair and makeup on, but if you're not eating well, your skin is not going to look right and if you don't exercise, you have flab. it's about exercise and a good mental attitude and start your day with affirmations and say what you can do instead of what you can't do. >> i agree. i think women have this unique ability to sort of pull themselves up. women are strong. women can accomplish a lot. women can do so much in the world. i think we have this unique ability to sort of muster those senses and feel great about who we are. you know, that said, as we say in "more" magazine every month, if you want to doll it up every
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day, you can do that. if you want to be more natural, you can do that. we just try to embrace all those different choices that women make. >> again, you've got to be very careful about the choices you make and think twice, don't be impulsive. i find sometimes when you're impulsive, it might be what you think the right decision in that minute with long-term consequences. if you do plastic surgery, there are long-term consequences from these things and everybody needs to be very careful about the choices they make. try the natural choice first and if they don't go, the best kind of plastic surgery to get is the kind that doesn't look like you did anything. >> i think a lot of women have had a nip and tuck but people don't know that they had it. >> for day in and day out, stay out of the water, drink water, they affect our skin, our face, our hair. and i don't think our attitude, i really do think like that old
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saying that, you know, you are what you eat and -- it really is so true. the women i see who are aging gracefully and aging beautifully are taking care of themselves and are really feeling good about who they are. >> and you see them upclose because you shoot them for "more" magazine. >> we do. >> i think this is all about commonsense. up next, we have a very special "ask carol." ir is perfe. so's his serve. but like up to 90% of us, jim falls short in getting important nutrients from food alone. jim, here's $2 off one a day multivitamins to get key nutrients you may need. go to oneaday.com for savings. research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health.
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welcome back. today's "ask carol" segment is a little different than usual. instead of answering a question from you, i wanted to take the opportunity to read some viewer e-mails, all stories of personal triumphs as a result of what they've learned watching our
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show. for example, mart tea from wyoming says, thanks for the program on oil pulling. great results with an infection on my gum and i swear by it now. and thanjust wanted to let you how much i enjoy your show. two years ago before my 60th birthday i started juicing after following joe cross, a recent guest of yours. i've lost 24 pounds two years ago and i've kept it off. and "this book saved my life." i watched your show on fox and i was 247 pounds at 63 years old. i've lost 27 pounds and my blood pressure went from 158/85 to
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128/75. thank you for the change of life. the logic and simple delivery of information made me understand what is wrong with me." finally, we heard from one of our past convince me guests and she says, "because of my segment on the show with the bodyworks ball, a military mom reached out to me and donated bodyworks balls. it's because of carol and all of the amazing producers at fox news, that combat military medics in afghanistan are now using the product to provide pain relief to our military troops. it's because of you. and because of our viewers. thank you all for giving me the opportunity to spread the importance of the health. if you've experienced a healthy breakthrough, send it our way.
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that's it for today. i hope you've enjoyed the show. see you next time. a massive manhunt now under way in eastern pennsylvania where police are searching for a man suspected of ambushing two state troopers last week, killing one of them. hello, everyone. welcome to "america's news headquarters." the alleged gunman is eric frein. he's described to have a major grudge against law enforcement. brian is live in pennsylvania. brian? >> reporter: this started as an acre's long search and finally police zeroed in

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