Super Fitness Trend
Feel like Superman — or Superwoman — with the latest high-flying health trend, aerial fitness!
Aerial fitness is a total-body workout that challenges you to assume various positions while suspended mid-air from long strips of fabric. “When you’re dealing with your body weight and gravity, fitness [is taken] to a whole other level,” says Michelle Bolong, aerial artist and owner of Fly Studios in Manhattan Beach, California. “Anyone can do this. We can take you 2 inches off the ground, or we can shoot you up [even higher].”
Lesley, an aerial fitness coach at Fly Studios, teaches The Doctors how to perform the high-flying workout!
“What I love about this is that it’s fun!” health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels says. “Because fitness can be so monotonous and it can feel like work.”
• Jillian reveals her secrets to getting super sexy abs!
Super Foods that Can …
Are you among the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches, or the 28 million Americans who experience painful migraines? A common kitchen staple may ease the pain.
“Mushrooms may help you beat them,” plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says. “They’re packed with riboflavin, [also known as] vitamin B2. Medical research has shown that if you add mushrooms to your diet, the frequency and duration of headaches may be cut nearly in half.”
• Learn more about migraines.
More than 75 percent of people complain of serious fatigue at some point in their lives – and iron deficiency may be to blame.
OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains that women are prone to iron deficiency because of their monthly cycle. “We lose blood, along with tissue,” she says. “Especially if you have heavier periods, you have to really check and make sure you’re not anemic, and also make sure that you eat foods that are going to help keep you [from feeling fatigued].”
To combat fatigue, try The Doctors’ Fatigue Fighting Super Salad!
• Kale: This leafy green is loaded with iron.
• Papaya cubes and strawberry slices: These fruits are high in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron.
• Peaches: Packed with iron.
“We only absorb [about] five to 35 percent of the iron we eat,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “The best way to absorb iron is through animal sources, and that’s why vegetarians have to keep track of [how much iron they consume]. Even with vitamin C, you’re probably not absorbing as much of the iron as if you [would by] eating a steak.”
Another common cause of fatigue is insomnia, and one in three Americans experiences the sleep problem. For help falling asleep, eat pumpkin seeds, which are a good source of magnesium. Studies show that magnesium relaxes the body, helps you fall asleep faster and may provide better-quality rest.
• Endocrinologist Dr. Eva Cwynar shares more ways to fight fatigue and increase energy.
• Tips for a better night's sleep.