One of these is never enough.If your eating habits are anything like mine, they might look something like this: Healthy breakfast, hurried lunch, afternoon boredom-induced unhealthy snack, healthy dinner, candy, candy, cookies, more candy…and then, sadness.
By Natasha Burton
Try as I might, I'm still a bonafide binger when it comes to sugar. (My fiancé-and roommate-on the other hand, has no interest in the sweet stuff, which is super annoying.) But it turns out that I may not able to help myself: According to new research, women might simply be wired to binge eat. Which sucks, but also kinda makes me feel better about my lack of self control. (Hat tip to Jezebel for finding this cool study.)
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Studying rats, researchers at Michigan State University observed that females were six times more prone to binge eating than their male counterparts. (To test this, scientists did a two-week feeding experiment in which they systematically replaced food pellets with delicious
One of these is never enough.If your eating habits are anything like mine, they might look something like this: Healthy breakfast, hurried lunch, afternoon boredom-induced unhealthy snack, healthy dinner, candy, candy, cookies, more candy…and then, sadness.Read More »from Are Women Wired to Binge Eat?
Every day, you can take a few key steps in your life to rid yourself of the stress that all too often falls on your shoulders.
Here are five ways to get rid of - or at least reduce - the stress you face.Read More »from Simmer Down: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
1. Immerse Yourself in Nature
They say that one of the best ways we can reduce stress is by getting out into the beautiful world around us. Indeed, nature is a great way to get the endorphins going, and to kick your stress to the curb. Whether it's a beautiful park, a pristine botanical garden, or just a hotel balcony with a view, find nature and go there. Now.
2. Dream. Hope. Love.
Positive emotions like hope are key to making sure your stress is as low as possible. Every day, think of a way you can better tap into these key emotions and cultivate the side of your heart and mind that love to hope, dream and -- yes -- love.
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obsessed with looking younger, but we're in awe of the people who live to see their 100th birthdays and beyond. To what do these centenarians attribute their long, long lives? The answers may surprise you.We may be
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Pearl Cantrell, 105, attributes her long and healthy life to bacon. "I love bacon, I eat it everyday," she told NBC affiliate KRBC. "I don't feel as old as I am, that's all I can say." Cantrell, who lives in central Texas and has outlived three of her seven children, spent her life doing hard labor outdoors; she still sews, goes to church, and goes out dancing on Saturday nights. ("It was country dancing, waltzing, and two stepping," she says.) Her most-recent birthday was a three-day-long celebration with more than 200 guests. Bacon, however, is what really kept her going; Oscar Meyer recently sent her a delivery of the smoked-and-cured meat, and she ended up riding around town in the iconic
- FitSugar | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:25 PM EDT
There's a fine line when it comes to heating and icing an injury. While some injuries are acute (a sudden sprain or strain) and others chronic (often long-term as the result of overuse), there are specific ways to go about heating and icing for maximum recovery. If you aren't so sure when to grab the frozen peas or plug in the heating pad, use this guide during your rehab to keep you strong and performing at your best.
If you are stiff, sore, or have a chronic injury - bring on the heat! A heating pad or hot compress is ideal to relieve the aches and pains of overused muscles because it increases the elasticity of joint tissues and stimulates blood flow. About 20 minutes of heat also helps to loosen tissues and relax injured areas, meaning it's very beneficial before workouts that often irritate reoccurring injuries. One rule of thumb: do not heat a new injury! When an injury first occurs,Read More »from Recovery Rules: Should You Ice or Heat Your Injury?
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As we transition from cold and flu season to allergy season, it can be challenging to determine why your nose is running - is it a cold or is it allergies? Sorting through symptoms to determine what is causing your runny nose, a virus or pollen, will help you better manage your symptoms. Here is the list comparing the symptoms of the common cold with those that accompany seasonal allergies that should help you figure out what is going on with your nose.
Itchy nose: Although allergies and colds both produce a runny nose and congestion, allergies create the uncomfortable and persistent itchy nose. The itch generally occurs in the back of the nose and is difficult to "scratch." Folks suffering from nasal pruritus (the fanciest way in the world to say "itchy nose") often scrunch up their faces, like a bunny, to try to alleviate the discomfort.
The sneeze: Sneezing frequently, and sometimes quietly, is common with allergies. Allergy sneezes are
Source: Breakfast Mistakes That Lead to Weight Gain
Skipping out on the first meal of the day to save calories and lose weight? Not exactly the best plan, since saying no to breakfast can slow down your metabolism and cause your body to hold on to fat. But it's not only important to eat in the morning - make sure you avoid these four breakfast mistakes as well.
- I'll eat when I get to work: You wake up at 6 a.m. and are in such a rush to get ready, pack your lunch, and get to your nine-to-five job that you figure you'll sip coffee on your commute and just eat when you get to your desk. It's important to eat within an hour of waking, because just like skipping breakfast, it messes with your metabolism. Avoid eating too late by making these meals the night before. If you don't have time to sit down and eat, pack a portable snack the night before that you can quickly grab and nibble on the way.
- I'll grab a drink with my breakfast: Liquid calories get you every time!
By Carolyn Hsu, Beauty High
If there's one thing universally agreed upon by beauty experts everywhere, it's this: The best thing you can do for your skin is to wear sun protection. In fact, we'd be pretty surprised if you didn't already know that you should be applying it on a daily basis all year round - but for something that is supposedly "beauty common sense," there is a surprising amount of misinformation surrounding the topic. To clear things up, we consulted with Birmingham, Alabama based dermatologist, Julie Harper, to discuss all things related to sun protection.
Read on to get the facts on SPF, product labels, UV rays, Vitamin D, and what to do if you just want a little color this season.
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Source: What Gives? Reasons Your Exercise Plan Isn't Helping You Drop Pounds
You've been exercising regularly for months but you've barely lost any weight and your clothes don't fit any better. Exercise is supposed to help you burn calories and lose inches, so what's the deal? Before frustration causes you to give up and drown your sorrows in a brownie sundae, here are four reasons your exercise plan isn't working.
- You still look cute after a workout: While going for a walk or taking a gentle yoga class are relaxing ways to exercise, they're not exactly major calorie-burners. Kick up the intensity level of your workouts so your heart is pounding, you're huffing and puffing, your muscles are burning, and you're sweating buckets. Choose workouts such as running, jumping rope, bike riding, or these other huge calorie-burners.
- You work out when you feel like it: Your sweat sessions depend on your energy levels, so one week you feel like exercising five days and the next you
- FitSugar | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 1:37 PM EDT
POPSUGAR FitnessSource: Let's Get Cooking: 30 Healthy Tips For Your Kitchen
If you grew up in a house where red meat and butter always took center stage in your kitchen and on your plate, then healthy cooking techniques might feel a bit foreign. Whether you're a seasoned chef looking to make conscious changes or a kitchen novice, there's a healthy and helpful tip on this list for everyone.
- Swap in Produce For Carbs: Loading up on bread products isn't the best tactic for a balanced diet. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to swap in produce for carbs. For a tasty wrap, Swiss chard leaves hold things together nicely, and cucumber slices are far more refreshing than the standard crackers.
- Consider the Smoke Point: It's important not to heat olive oil (or any cooking oil) over its smoke point, the temperature at which a cooking fat or oil begins to break down and the oil smokes or burns, giving the oil (and food) an unpleasant taste. Olive oil begins to lose its health benefits and unique
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are rejoicing this week, the kin of another Cleveland woman, Ashley Summers, are struggling to keep hope alive under the heavy weight of disappointment.While the family members of recovered kidnapping victims Read More »from Ashley Summers, Fourth Missing Cleveland Girl: Is She Connected to Kidnapping Case?
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Summers went missing in 2007 at the age of 14, and on Monday, before third woman Michelle Knight was identified, her aunt Debra initially thought she was among them.
“I called my mom, I called my sisters, I called everybody,” she told CNN, standing in front of her house with tears in her eyes, agreeing that she was crushed when Ashley was not one of the saved women. “I was upset, but I was happy at the same time that they found the third girl,” she said. “We’re hoping that it’s connected, and they knew where she was. We’re hoping for a miracle.”
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