Many of you are working from home or on quarantine during the unprecedented U.S. government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Please don't forget to exercise while you're on quarantine. Lack of exercise leads to many chronic medical conditions and causes 30% mortality in men and 60% fatality in women.
Just a 20-minute brisk walk a day can lower the odds of an early death.
Let the late great Tony Brixx inspire you to get off the sofa with his easy low-impact exercises. Watch his workout video below.
With that said, your Auntie is taking a day off today. Enjoy your day. Be good to yourself and to others. And thank you for reading Sandrarose.com.
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Khloe Kardashian was spotted leaving a taping of Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens: Live show on a cold night in New York on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old reality TV star wore an eye-catching black and white leopard skin jumpsuit in frigid temperatures.
Despite undergoing numerous plastic surgery procedures over the years, Khloe tells People magazine she is "committed to living a healthy lifestyle."
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Magic Johnson's son, EJ, looks a like a new man after dropping more than 200 pounds. Not only did EJ lose weight but he also lost his feminine side.
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LeBron "King" James, the greatest basketball player on earth, has a lot more than basketball on his mind lately. His wife Savannah is expecting their 3rd child: a girl, and he is preparing for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA season with his old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. But James looks a lot different these days. His dramatic weight loss has fans concerned and wondering if he is on the same diet as his pal, hip hop mogul Jay Z.
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Tiffany Austin (pictured above) wanted to get back into shape after recovering from a recent car accident. So she joined a local gym after her doctor told her it was time to walk more.
But Austin says she felt "intimidated and harassed" after her first day at Planet Fitness in Richmond.
The reason? The gym staff told Austin her toned bod was intimidating to the other members.
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Media mogul Queen Latifah and her ex-girlfriend, fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins reunited on Latifah's talk show. The ladies discussed Queen Latifah's six week “Get Healthy Challenge” and Jenkins gave her audience tips on eating healthy. Jenkins stressed the importance of continuing an active lifestyle after the six week challenge is over.
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Actress Gabrielle Union, 41, is still struggling to overcome the public ridicule and shame she endured when it was revealed that her NBA boyfriend, Dwyane Wade impregnated a groupie.
In an appearance on Conan O'Brien's Show, Union said she is staying in shape with an exercise and diet regimen called the "Porn Diet." Gabby said she's taking exercise and diet advice from a few adult film stars she met at a local gym.
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Cher's daughter Chaz Bono, who suffers from Gender Identity Disorder (GID), lost 65 pounds after nearly a year on special diets and exercises.
Bono, who weighed 250 pounds at the start of her weight-loss journey, said the weight loss "makes everything easier."
"I just feel much more comfortable in my skin now," said the 44-year-old former Dancing With The Stars contestant. Chaz, who was born Chastity Bono, didn't feel so comfortable in her skin after living her life as a lesbian.
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My name is Branden Nicholson and I would "love" to be featured on your site as morning wood. I am a huge follower on your site, because you tell it straight up without sugar coating anything. I am 29 years of age and i am out of Southern California. I am a professional model/ fitness entrepreneur. I change "lives" for a living weather its via internet training, B.Nick Fat Blast Bootcamps or one on one personal training. My motto is "If I can change one life a day, then this job is for me." There is nothing better in life than to be able to get others up and going, from sick to healthy and fit. I do not consider myself a “trainer,” per say. I consider myself a life coach. What I do is NOT a phase, it’s a lifestyle. To God be the glory with every transformation I initiate. With Him anything is possible! With every life I continue to change, the more glory I will give Him.“
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Somewhere there's a gay guy who thinks celebrity blogger Perez Hilton's skeletal appearance looks hawt.
From the NY Daily News:
There aren't enough emoticons and MS Paint arrows to express the buzz that Perez Hilton incited as he walked the red carpet at the NewNowNext Awards. Perez, who is best known for his frumpy physique and childish commentary on celebrity photos, told the Huffington Post that his six-pack and trim figure is the result of lots of diet and exercise. 'It wasn't quick,' he told the site. 'And I worked for it! I'm STILL working for it! In fact, I'm working much harder on my fitness now than when I first started this journey.' The blogger reports that he's lost between 70 and 80 pounds since he first started focusing on his looks.
Who else thought Charles Barkley dressed in drag was Serena Williams at first glance?
In a visual that can only be described as disturbing, Hall of Fame power forward Charles Barkley dons a dress for his next Weight Watchers commercial, USA Today reported.
The theme is to "Lose like a man," with the message being that making an effort to drop weight is not just a female thing to do.
The Round Mound of Rebound said in December that laziness led to him gaining 100 pounds.
But Barkley is getting less round by the week, claiming to have already lost 42 pounds. The commercial, which sees Barkley in full catwalk attire, will begin running April 8. Source
The cast of the upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars" has been announced. If you were born after 1997, you probably don't know who most of them are. The list includes talk show host Sherri Shepherd, who bristled at the suggestion that she might be too old to bust a move on the dance floor. "It is fighting talk," said the 44-year-old mother of one. "When somebody throws down the gauntlet and says, 'You too old,' I was like, 'I got your crayons in my purse and a colouring book on my way out, I’ll leave them in my dressing room.'"
Shepherd joins other over-the-hill stars such as soul legend Gladys Knight (who turned 68 on Tuesday); former tennis champ Martina Navratilova, 55; former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert (47), and actor Jack Wagner (52). The geriatric set will compete with the youngsters such as 35-year-old Jaleel White ("Family Matters"); Extra presenter Maria Menounos, Disney's Camp Rock star Roshon Fega, Chelsie Hightower, Kym Johnson, Katherine Jenkins and Gavin DeGraw.
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Octavia Spencer should be on top of the world. Her many accomplishments over the past year make her the envy of her peers. But the 41-year-old actress, renowned for her portrayal of a sassy southern maid in 'The Help,' is worried, despite all the accolades.
"I am not healthy at this weight," said Spencer to the media assembled backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she won a best supporting actress trophy.
"Any time you have too much around the middle, then there is a problem. [And] when you reach a certain weight, you are less valuable," she said, referring to Hollywood's strict physical standards.
Spencer says that Hollywood should be more accepting of actresses of different sizes, including those who are thin.
"I feel for the overly thin women as much as I do for the overweight women. It ... has to change," she said.
Ms. Spencer indicated that her problem may stem from the fact that she overeats when she's feeling down: "If more women ate, they would be a lot happier. Let me tell you, I am a lot grumpier when I don't eat."
Troubled singer Rihanna is losing weight, but for all the right reasons says her personal trainer Ary Nunez.
Rihanna, 23, has ben working out with her personal trainer in Hawaii to get back in shape for the start of her world tour in February. “Rihanna is so connected to her body,” said Nunez, who is on call with Rihanna 24/7 when she is one the road. “She used to work out because it was part of her responsibility, but now she works out because she loves it!”
Nunez doesn't mention the drugs or alcohol that RiRi reportedly consumes between workouts. But he does make sure she fuels her body with the right combination of protein and amino acids to promote muscle growth and tone.
“It’s more about feeding her to perform,” Nuñez says. “She is big on protein. She loves it.”
Once again, kids, ignore those rumors of Rihanna hooking back up with troubled singer Chris Brown. That simply is not true. Rihanna may be immature and hard up for a man right now, but she has way too much pride to share a man with another chick - especially not a moron like Chris.