Workout While You Watch–Super Bowl Sunday Fitness Challenge

Workout While You Watch–Super Bowl Sunday Fitness Challenge

Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States, only behind Thanksgiving? About 125 million pounds of chicken wings are sold during Super Bowl week and nearly 50% of people are stuffing their face at home watching the game with family. Add up all the calories just one person in your family consumed for just one day and you’ve eaten enough calories for two days worth.

To combat your Super Bowl Sunday weight gain, show some team spirit and keep moving all game long, Certified Personal Trainer and ISSA Director of Wellness John Rowley shares his Super Bowl Sunday Fitness Challenge with Late Night Parents. Bring the competition and heat all the way from Arizona right into your living room!

We’ve included exercises that are a part of John’s Super Bowl Sunday Fitness Challenge.

John’s Super Bowl Sunday Fitness Challenge

  1. Quarterback Sack Crunches
  2. Field Goal Lunge
  3. First Down High Knees
  4. Fumble Push Ups
  5. Penalty Planks
  6. Celebration Touchdown Dance


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Game Day Snack Stats

Game Day Snack Stats


Get ready for Super Snack Sunday — the peak day for many popular snack/junk foods

  • Last year, Super Bowl Sunday was the biggest pizza day of the year (up 67% from average).
  • It was the second biggest beer day (up 90% from average) — right after July 4th.
  • It was also the biggest day of the year for tortilla chips (up 200% from average) and wings (up 327% from average).

Pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly.

  • Consumption of pizza and beer over the course of 2014 was correlated at .85 — that’s super high! If you’re eating pizza, odds are, you’re also drinking beer.
  • Interesting notes:
    • Pizza and beer both peak every weekend and drop during the week.
    • It’s also fun to look at the places where they *DON’T* move together — places where the dots fall far from the trend line in the scatter plot.
      • When are people eating  lots of pizza without beer? Halloween. Second biggest pizza day of the year, but beer is down from average.
      • When are people drinking lots of beer but not pairing it with pizza? July 4th and Thanksgiving.

Who’s eating (and drinking) what?

  • Men drank 144% — almost 2.5x — as much beer as women
  • But women drank 25% more wine than men.
  • Men ate 15% more pizza and 37% more wings.
  • Although 20 somethings have a bad rap for binge drinking, people in the 21-30 age range drank 18% less beer than people 31-60.
  • The older you are, the less pizza you eat.
  • People over 70 eat 61% less pizza than people 18-20.
  • Do winners drink more than losers? Last year, people in Seattle drank 12% more beer than people in Denver. (BUT looking at the year before, the trend doesn’t hold — the losers ( SF ) drank 6% more than the winners in Baltimore.
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3 Proven Steps to Make Sure Your Student’s Application Stands Out @StudentTutorUSA

3 Proven Steps to Make Sure Your Student’s Application Stands Out @StudentTutorUSA


It’s a daydream you’ve had for years.

Your high schooler, several years older, walks up to you with a gleam of maturity in their eye. They’re wearing a traditional cap and gown, holding a ceremonial rolled-up-diploma in one hand. They throw their arms around you and say, “I did it! I can’t believe I’m a Princeton graduate!” Then they look at you tearfully. “Thanks for everything.”

For any parent (and you’re no different), it would be so wonderful to see your child succeed so wildly.

First, they’ll need to get into that prestigious college.

Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Johns Hopkins, MIT–they’re all super-competitive schools. And they get thousands of bright, shiny, highly-qualified applicants.

And I’m sure your child is also bright and shiny and qualified. Here’s how to make sure your student’s application stands out–broken down into three neat steps.

Click this LINK to read the remainder of this post. 

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Can IcyHot’s SmartRelief help you during the #BlizzardOf2015?

Can IcyHot’s SmartRelief help you during the #BlizzardOf2015?

smartrelief_product_big1Nearly 31 million Americans are plagued by lower back pain – but when “Snowmageddon” strikes the Northeast tonight, we’re guessing that number might spike. If a day stuck inside the house isn’t enough to stiffen your back, shoveling 2-3 feet of snow will likely do the trick. When doctor’s offices close and it seems impossible to get to the chiropractor in the middle of the storm, having an instant treatment on hand can be a lifesaver.
America’s No. 1 trusted pain reliever brand, IcyHot™ recently launched the IcyHot SmartRelief™ device to combat this medical problem that will plague so many of us over the next 46 hours. IcyHot SmartRelief™ packs the power of a doctor’s visit or physical therapy session into a portable pad that can be applied to the area of pain. This unique device uses advanced TENS technology and can be adjusted to 63 intensity levels depending on the severity of pain.

Other benefits to IcyHot SmartRelief™ include: 
• Compact in size (smaller than a credit card)
• Drug-free, over the counter availability
• Easy to use and remove and requires no assembly
• Safe to use all day and will automatically shut off after 30 minutes
• Allows users to rebound from back pain and stay active
• Affordable price range (SRP: $38.99)
• Available across the U.S. at grocery stores, drugstores and large retailers like Walmart and Target


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DIY Step-By-Step Heart Foam Art

DIY Step-By-Step Heart Foam Art


I’m sure you are familiar with the popular coffee trend, foam art, then you know that liquid physics + a lot of practice + creativity = impressive art with your morning jolt of caffeine. Here’s an infographic featuring step-by-step tips on how to create the perfect heart foam art courtesy of George Kim, of Caffebene.


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Super Bowl XLIX By The Numbers w/ @WalletHub.

Super Bowl XLIX By The Numbers w/ @WalletHub.

The Super Bowl is a game of numbers, from the Roman Numerals that denote each contest to the millions of people and billions of dollars that are engrossed in it each year.

Given the societal importance of the Big Game, the emphasis it places on social media, and the fact that it’s a global symbol of capitalistic extravagance, it only makes sense for WalletHub – the first social network built from the ground up around personal finance – to audit the figures that make the game tick.

That’s exactly what we did, and you can check out the resulting Super Bowl XLIX by the Numbers infographic below. We also interviewed a panel of leading economics and sport management experts about the economics of the Super Bowl, the state of the game and, of course, who will.


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Communities In Schools, Microsoft Provide One Million Students Free Office 365

Communities In Schools, Microsoft Provide One Million Students Free Office 365

CISCommunities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, announced that one million students and CIS staff in 26 states and Washington, D.C. will receive Microsoft Office 365 at home, for no cost to them, thanks to a three-year collaboration with Microsoft and technology partner COMPAREX.

This represents the largest software and services partnership for Communities In Schools to date. The suite of Office 365 Pro Plus includes: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Lync, plus OneDrive with access to cloud storage giving students and site coordinators the ability to use leading technology tools at any time and from anywhere to better prepare them for the modern workplace. Students will also have access to training and certifications via Microsoft’s IT Academy.

“This unprecedented collaboration will allow our national network of 200 affiliates to provide their students with technology that can help close the achievement gap and better prepare students for real jobs,” said CIS President Dan Cardinali. “Moreover, by relieving affiliates of the burden of hardware, software and IT costs, we can effectively free up resources that can be used to help more kids stay in school and succeed in life. We are grateful to our technology partner, COMPAREX for brokering this effort with Microsoft.”

“We are deeply committed to working with CIS and COMPAREX to harness the power of technology to provide students with equal access to digital resources,” said Jamie Harper, General Manager, U.S. Education, Microsoft Corporation. “At-risk youth are often unlikely to have broadband internet and other tools for learning at home, so we see this program as one step forward in the larger mission to bring all students the skills and certifications to better prepare them for college and the modern workforce.”

COMPAREX recently completed the successful migration of the CIS National office to the Microsoft Cloud. Nicholas Vossburg, Director of Cloud Services for COMPAREX, said, “We were pleased to be able to serve Communities In Schools.  Last year, our firm was designated as Microsoft’s 2014 US Education Cloud Platform Partner of the Year.  We serve all types of organizations but are thrilled to help mission-centric organizations with national impact like CIS.”

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ERICSSON’s 10 hot consumer trends for 2015: connectivity integrated into daily life

ERICSSON’s 10 hot consumer trends for 2015: connectivity integrated into daily life

These are the 10 hot consumer trends for 2015 and beyond:

1. The streamed future. Media use patterns are globalizing. Viewers are shifting towards easy-to-use on-demand services that allow cross-platform access to video content. 2015 will be historic as more people will watch streamed video on a weekly basis than broadcast TV.

2. Helpful homes. Consumers show high interest in having home sensors that alert them to water and electricity issues, or when family members come and go.

3. Mind sharing. New ways to communicate will continue to appear, offering us even more ways to keep in touch with our friends and family. Many smartphone owners would like to use a wearable device to communicate with others directly through thought – and believe this will be mainstream by 2020.

4. Smart citizens. The idea of smart cities is intriguing – but a lot of that intelligence may actually come about as a side effect of the changing everyday behaviors of citizens. As the internet makes us more informed, we are in turn making better decisions. Consumers believe traffic volume maps, energy use comparison apps and real-time water quality checkers will be mainstream by 2020.

5. The sharing economy. As the internet enables us to efficiently share information with unprecedented ease, the idea of a sharing economy is potentially huge. Half of all smartphone owners are open to the idea of renting out their spare rooms, personal household appliances and leisure equipment as it is convenient and can save money.

6. The digital purse. 48 percent of smartphone owners would rather use their phone to pay for goods and services. 80 percent believe that the smartphone will replace their entire purse by 2020.

7. My information. Although sharing information when there is a benefit is fine, smartphone owners see no point in making all of their actions open to anyone. 47 percent of smartphone owners would like to be able to pay electronically without an automatic transfer of personal information. 56 percent of smartphone owners would like all internet communication to be encrypted.

8. Longer life. Smartphone owners see cloud-based services of various kinds giving them the potential to live healthier and longer lives. Jogging apps, pulse meters and plates that measure our food are believed to help prolong our lives by up to two years per application.

9. Domestic robots. Consumers are welcoming the idea of having domestic robots that could help with everyday chores. 64 percent also believe this will be common in households by 2020.

10. Children connect everything. Children will continue to drive the demand for a more tangible internet, where the physical world is as connected as the screens of their devices. 46 percent of smartphone owners say that children will expect all objects to be connected when they are older.

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