Fear Not the Drive Thru

Fear Not the Drive Thru

Sure, coworkers and friends on health kicks will give you a hard time if they see you with a fast food bag clasped in your hands. However, it's them that should be given the good-natured ribbing. Let's face it, with our busy schedules and on-the-go lifestyles, eating something other than fast food during the work week is next to impossible. Luckily, Men's Health has revealed ways to make your fast food trips not only healthy, but leaving you full and satisfied too. Here are a few examples of ways to keep fast food meals under 500 calories at some of your favorite burger, sandwich, pizza, taco, and donut places.

Bedroom Workouts

Bedroom Workouts

No, not like that. Let's face it: most mornings, dragging yourself out of bed is hard enough. Layer a workout routine on top of that? Now you're just talking crazy. Thankfully our friends over at MSN Health have developed a neat little round of stretches for the recently awaken. From the comfort of your own cozy bed, you can kick off the day with a routine to start feeling fit before even leaving the mattress. No need to dread the cold hardwood floors. Follow these simple comfortable contortions and you'll be feeling fit each and every morning.

Romantic, Fun, and Active Date Ideas

Romantic, Fun, and Active Date Ideas

With Valentine's day just a few hours away, we're sure your plans are already set in stone. At least, they better be because finding a reservation now at a restaurant that is even remotely romantic will prove difficult. But for all of you that weren't quick on the draw, there are still plenty of romantic, fun, and most importantly, physically active date ideas to surprise your partner with.

Fat Burning Foods.

Fat Burning Foods.

It seems most everyone is concerned with trying to drop a few pounds and achieve some sweet tone around the abdominal area. Sure, with moderate to intense exercise routines, this is totally doable. But isn't a two-pronged attack even better? Sure it is! In addition to the exercises melting the pounds away, EzineArticles gives us some foods that can actually burn the fat off in your body!

Kicking Cancer to the Curb

Kicking Cancer to the Curb

2008 statistics show 1,437,180 new cases of Cancer among both men and women as well as 565,650 reported deaths. And although there is no cure for Cancer, and in recent studies smoking marijuana has been linked to testicular cancer, there are ways to avoid it.

Eat This, Not That: Valentine's Day Edition

Eat This, Not That: Valentine's Day Edition

With the holiday of love rapidly approaching, wanting to adorn your special someone with a feast worthy of royalty is normal, not to mention the pounds of chocolate and candy you will undoubtadly shower them with... It's easy to forget on Valentine's Day about that New Year's resolution. But nothing ruins a romantic feast like ordering like a bird. "She can have whatever she wants. Me, on the other hand...I will take the Ceasar Salad, dressing on the side, no cheese, and could you please make sure the chicken is extra lean?" Thankfully, our friends at Men's Health have compiled a handy little list of healthy foods that are romantic, too!

Oh, Peanuts.

Oh, Peanuts.

With peanut recalls through the roof, the FDA has uncovered startling new evidence behind the salmonella outbreak. Recent developments show that the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) knowingly shipped salmonella-laced products as far back as 2007. A peanut plant in Georgia shipped out chopped peanuts that they knew to be contaminated and continued to ship product before results of a second test were produced.

Gyms: Going the Way of the Buffalo?

Gyms: Going the Way of the Buffalo?

While there seems to be no end in sight for the economic strain and with gas prices on the rise again, belts across the nation are tightening and Sunday morning paper coupon clipping is becoming a family activty. We're trying to save dollars and cents any way we can. And while we're all figuring out what's important budget-wise, gyms have perhaps become one of the "frivilous expenditures" versus "necessities." Spending close-to or over $100/month to work out is not topping many lists anymore. If you've found this the case in your day-to-day, fear not. Here are 10 at-home exercises to keep every part of you slim, while hopefully adding some weight back to your wallet.

Advancements in Modern Health

Advancements in Modern Health

It's hard to stay healthy this day and age. With our increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the common fatigue after a hard day's work, strapping on the workout clothes and heading to the gym seems somewhat a foreboding mission. Leave it to the folks at Nintendo (yes, the video game company) to remedy the situation with their video game-based workout system, the Wii Fit. The buzz surrounding the Wii Fit was palpable this past holiday season, when consumers found it next to impossible to get ahold of one. Now that a little time has passed, they are readily available online and in electronic stores. So let's see what this "exer-gaming" is all about.

WSi Healthcare: Staffing Experts

WSi Healthcare: Staffing Experts

WSi Healthcare Personnel has been in the medical staffing industry for well over 20 years, and with the way things are going currently, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. We have developed strong relationships with clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region that are in need of skilled, motivated and qualified candidates for various positions. However, we felt that this “various positions” tag was a bit vague. That being said, here is a rundown of said various positions WSi staffs:

Social Networking Do's and Don'ts

Social Networking Do's and Don'ts

It's no lie that the Internet has become the primary form of communication what with email, the endless number of websites full of information, and the vast world of Social Networking. Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn being some primary sites where people are now connecting for a plethora of reasons - meeting new friends, finding a special someone, reconnecting with old acquaintences, or finding employment. However, it is not only those looking for work that scan these social networks. Employers are now looking to them when considering new applicants. Keeping this in mind, if you belong to any/all the social networks, know that employers are looking for you. Here are a few Do's and Don'ts when it comes to your personal social network profile:

Good Morning, Sunshine. The Earth Says "Hello"

Good Morning, Sunshine. The Earth Says "Hello"

Yesterday, Denver, CO was named "Most Desirable City To Live In" by a U.S. survey. First, Denver places 4th on the Nation's Fittest Cities list as reported by Men's Fitness (link). Then it ranks among the Coolest Cities list as seen by MSN (link), and now this (link). 2009 is shaping up to be a good one for the Mile High City. Perhaps, the reason for all this praise is that Denver clocks in over 300 sunny days a year on average, more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach. So what? So, everything. Not only does the sun make Colorado's forests green and mountains sparkle, it also keeps the citizens healthy. Here's how

Meat - In Vitro

Meat - In Vitro

What do you think of when you hear the term "in vitro"? The first thing would probably be in vitro fertilization and test tube babies. What if we told you scientists at a nonprofit research consortium called New Harvest are using this "in vitro" method to develop new meat substitutes. Their hope is that these new discoveries and advancements would reduce the need for farm animals, slow the spread of avian influenza, and reduce the meat industries already-enormous environmental footprint.

Junk Food That's Not

Junk Food That's Not

Sick of being shamed for eating what some call "Junk Food"? Yeah, it gets tiresome what with all the taboo about preservatives, trans fat, artificial sweetners, colors, flavors, etc. This list goes on... Well, next time you find yourself enjoying some pork rinds and someone starts hassling you to eat a carrot instead, you have cause to retort and defend yourself.

Denver Named Among Coolest Cities

Denver Named Among Coolest Cities

MSN.com released, yesterday, its list of the 15 Coolest Cities in North America. On that list? Denver, CO! First we're deemed 4th healthiest in the nation by Men's Fitness and now this? It's a good time to be a Mile High resident.

WSi Takes Over Castle Rock, CO

WSi Takes Over Castle Rock, CO

On January 17th, WSi Healthcare Personnel celebrated the holidays / the ringing in of 2009 / and another successful year at the Augustine Grill in gorgeous downtown Castle Rock, CO. The food was rich and scrumptious, the conversation boisterous and positive, and the company enjoyable. With the crisp night air whipping the Pines outdoors, WSi and guests were warm inside being treated to speeches from their fearless leaders, as awards for excellence during 2008 were handed out, and jokes and good-natured jests were exchanged.

Habitual Changes

Habitual Changes

We've discussed dietary changes and workout routines to help jumpstart the ever-popular "This is the year I get in shape" New Year's resolution. While making those adjustments in your life are beyond important, even the slightest changes can be of ultimate benefit to you!

Fasting Diets vs. Lasting Diets

Fasting Diets vs. Lasting Diets

It's easy to get caught up in a fad diet, especially when it gurantees and sometimes delivers instant results. You've seen the infomercials for pills and miracle products showing before and after pictures of "success stories." Sure, taking a pill and not eating will take some inches off your waistline but at what cost to your health and for how long?

UPDATE: Clif Bar Peanut Butter Recall

UPDATE: Clif Bar Peanut Butter Recall

Because of a possible salmonella outbreak, Clif Bar, purveyor of energy and supplement bars has issued a voluntary recall on many of its products. From the Clif site: