Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/9/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic
If you’re just beginning to shop organic, start with these 12 fruits and veggies, as they’ve got the most pesticides.

Michelle Obama promises childhood obesity plan
It’s clear that Michelle Obama is making healthful eating by children her signature issue. Here she outlines the her plan to combat childhood obesity.

The Ultimate Triceps Workout
With the warm weather comes tank top season! Try these de-jiggling arm moves from Self Magazine.

Slideshow: 24 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
The top foods for heart health go beyond cholesterol busters to edamame, nuts, salmon, even coffee. Check out this slideshow to learn more.

Childhood obesity prevention should begin early in life, possibly before birth, study finds
Efforts to prevent childhood obesity should begin far earlier than currently thought—perhaps even before birth—especially for minority children, according to a new Harvard study.

Walk Off a Size in 4 Weeks!
Not big on running? (Me neither!) Try this walking workout to flatten belly, tone up, and power off the pounds!

I want to gain weight. What’s the healthiest way?
There’s a lot of information out there on losing weight. But what if you need to gain weight? This nutritionist explains the healthiest way.

10-Minute Anywhere Spring Workout
The eternal conundrum: You can steal 10 minutes away from your crazy, hectic day — but what exactly can you do to sculpt and strengthen every muscle group in record time? This workout, of course!

Fight Cravings With Low-Cal Treats
Got a craving? NY1’s Kafi Drexel shows us how to cure a snack attack with treats that are 100 cal or less.

Study: Women who walk 2 hours weekly at 30% less risk of stroke
Need another reason to get active? According to a new study, women who reported walking at least two hours a week at any pace had a 30% lower risk of stroke.