Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge

Ever wonder why fashion models and fitness buffs are perpetually dining on fish and veggies??á

Because?áSeafood is healthy!

Not only is it full of protein, Omega 3s, vitamins and minerals- it typically contains fewer calories and fat grams than other protein sources (i.e. poultry and eggs).

With all of this positive information letÔÇÖs take a minute to ponder how lucky we are to live in New Orleans, Louisiana- a veritable wonderland of seafood!

OK. Minute is up.

Now itÔÇÖs time to take action and join the Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge!

Started by Bobby Hebert (former New Orleans Saints Quarterback) and his WWWL SportÔÇÖs Talk co-host (Deke Bellavia), Louisiana Seafood Fitness Challenge ?áwill follow these men as they see who can lose the most weight in 40 days simply by incorporating more seafood into their diet. The best part? Anyone can join this challenge.

Take the pledge, submit your healthiest seafood recipe and?áshare your inspirational seafood success story all in the name of encouraging all of?áLouisiana to eat their way to health . . . with Louisiana Seafood of course!

Get Ready for National Women’s Health Week 2009!

This year the 10th annual National Women?óÔé¼Ôäós Health Week kicks off today!?é?á It is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services?óÔé¼Ôäó Office on Women?óÔé¼Ôäós Health (OWH). This year?óÔé¼Ôäós theme is ?óÔé¼?ôIt?óÔé¼Ôäós Your Time?óÔé¼?Ø.

Some tips to increase physical and mental health include:

Locally there are a few events that are taking place:

Taking it to the Streets ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ A City Walk and Lunch promoting women?óÔé¼Ôäós mental and physical health (

Ask your Health Provider ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ Clinical screening & exam, HIV & STI treatment and/or prevention, Taking the Pledge! (

So far, Louisiana only has 6 women who took the pledge and is trailing far behind Missouri which has 155 pledges, so take the pledge today!

One week, not enough?

If you?óÔé¼Ôäód like to continue the Woman Challenge there is an eight-week online activity program that allows you to track your progress, so sign up today!

For more information please visit .

Get Fit!

Who remembers the President’s Fitness Challenge from grade or high school? The pull-ups were my most hated event.

president fitness challenge

president fitness challenge

President Obama has reiterated that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. There are guidelines for adults, seniors, teens, and children. I’m willing to try the Physical Activity Guidelines, just so long as no on makes me do pull-ups ever again.