Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine
Jam packed with important nutrients like protein, iron and zinc, steak can definitely be a healthy choice as long as you choose a lean cut. And with 29 lean cuts of beef out there to choose from, it shouldn't be hard to find one of this superfood that you enjoy. Wanna know what makes the beef so darn super? Check out its starring nutrients below.
Iron: This important mineral helps to carry oxygen to your brain and muscles and is an essential protein component for metabolism and maintaining overall health. One 3 oz. portion (approximately the size of your palm or an iPhone) of lean beef provides 12 percent of your daily value--three times the amount found in a cup of spinach! In order to reap the most benefits from the iron in your steak, serve it with a vitamin-C rich salad (think strawberries or bell peppers): Vitamin C helps your body more readily absorb more iron from foods. Score.
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- Gretchen Rubin | Healthy Living – Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:35 AM EST
I don't have much time to write, because I'm leaving for L.A. in an hour-I'm going to be on The Talk on Tuesday, which will be a lot of fun. Tune in! I'll also get to see my sister and her family, which will be a real treat.
I was very intrigued by this observation in Jennifer Senior's piece in New York magazine, Why You Truly Never Leave High School:
Give a grown adult a series of random prompts and cues, and odds are he or she will recall a disproportionate number of memories from adolescence. This phenomenon even has a name-the "reminiscence bump"-and it's been found over and over in large population samples, with most studies suggesting that memories from the ages of 15 to 25 are most vividly retained.
Fascinating! It reminded me of a passage from Robert Southey, which I quoted in Happier at Home:
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when weRead More »from Do You Have the Most Vivid Memories from Your Life from Age 15 to 25?
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Want to know the places inside a gym that are most likely to get you sick? Sure you do!
Barbells, dumbbells, and weight plates. A basic sneeze can send 100,000 infectious particles into the air at 200 miles an hour--when someone catches those buggers with their hand instead of a tissue (or even an elbow), they can transfer easily to handheld gym equipment. Before you lift weights, spray down the equipment (gym etiquette says to do this after you're finished with your set, but how many people really follow that?).Read More »from Is Your Gym Making You Sick?
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Water fountains. A study from the University of Arizona found that 28 percent of gym surfaces are gym havens, and water fountains scored high on the list. One way to head off those bacteria? Bring your own water bottle!
Locker room floors. The moist floors are ripe for fungal and wart viruses (ew). Bring your flip-flops for showering, and never reuse the sweaty socks you've just
By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
You'll have to forgive us. The last time we talked self-help, we may have gotten a little bit snarky about a few dating books that we found somewhat ridiculous insulting. Calling our bluff, you guys (rightfully so) asked us to name the self-help books that we would recommend. Not wanting to disappoint, we rounded up our staff picks for the smartest, wittiest, and most profound self-help books that have helped us through some darker times, encouraged us to get in touch with our emotions, and even kick our relationship problems to the curb.
The self-help section may have a negative rap (and yes, there are some flat-out bad picks out there), but there are also some smart works that we'd never boot off our bookshelves. No matter what ails you, there's a book out there to ease your mind, warm your heart, and even inspire you to achieve your biggest goals. Move over, Chicken Soup - these are the self-help books for now.
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Evolution and Behavior found that women who wear heels are perceived as more feminine than those who wear flatter shoes.You already know that those four-inch heels make you look sexy and now science substantiates that: A recent study published in the journal
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And with spring coming earlier this year (according to Groundhog Day, anyway) paving the way for shorter skirts, a slew of sexy exercise classes seeks to help you enhance your gait even more by offering group sessions to women who want to work out in, you guessed it, high heels.
More on Yahoo! Spain's Annual High Heel RacesOne such class is designed and taught by certified fitness instructor Kamilah Barrett, 35. Called "Heel Hop" the class is a low-impact hour of strength-training that helps women develop cardiovascular strength and the confidence and skill to rock high-heeled shoes. Participants pay $15 for a weekly class to learn Barrett's 10-signature moves that include Read More »from Would You Exercise in High Heels?
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Feb 4, 2013 3:13 PM EST
flight attendant. Soon after, she was hospitalized, unable to move, speak or swallow, and given the shocking diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare condition that affects only about 1 person in 100,000.One day, 29-year-old Gemma Flanagan was partying in Las Vegas during a stopover in her job as a
“To be honest I had no idea what it was—I couldn't even pronounce it,” Flanagan, who lives in Liverpool, England, told the Daily Mail, which first reported her story. “But I wasn’t too worried. Doctors told me it was a mild case and I’d be home in three days.”
What followed has been a remarkable tale: many difficult months of hospitalization, total paralysis, and the eventual beginnings of recovery—with Flanagan turning her-near death experience into a tenacious turn at modeling with an agency that features disabled models.Read More »from Rare Syndrome Paralyzes UK Flight Attendant: Know the Signs
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:58 PM EST
So, single yoga is sort of a thing!Lord. I already feel guilty enough that I dropped the yoga ball I so gladly picked up in wake of my divorce and that I haven't yet brought my daughter to Mommy and Me yoga -- something I've been meaning to do but that has always felt cost-prohibitive. Now you tell me "singles yoga" is a thing? So says Smiley Poswolsky, of The Hairpin, who published a charming piece today about trying to meet a cute girl to make out with at a singles yoga class.Read More »from Strike a Pose: Why 'Singles Yoga' Classes Are the Next Dating Hot Spot
I can't imagine trying to meet someone in yoga class -- just because of the farts alone. I mean, come on! Who doesn't fart at least once during a 45-minute yoga session? I don't care if your farts smell like flourless vegan chocolate cake. I just don't want to meet you when your butthole is in the air, you know?
But a friend thinks attending a yoga class is a great way for men to meet women. She told me she thinks singles yoga is an unnecessary gimmick. "Honestly, all men have to do is go to a regular yoga class" to meet ladies, my friend
- FITNESS Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Feb 4, 2013 12:27 PM EST
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If you find you're more eager to sleep than have sex on an everyday basis, your sex drive may need a booster shot. But that doesn't mean you have to go out and buy out the nearest Victoria's Secret. All it takes is adding a few key foods into your diet to boost libido and get back in the mood. Here, 10 foods to rev up your sex life, plus three that will stop it in its tracks.
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Both the berries and the seeds will transform your mind-set for getting in the mood, so pop in a handful a day to keep bedroom boredom at bay. "This phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido and sexual endurance," say Drs. Anna Maria and Brian Clement, authors of 7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality and directors of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. Consume 10 black raspberries or a tablespoon of seeds a few hours before getting busy.
Raw, sautéed, or cooked, toss this vegetable in with your salad or
Now that we're in the midst of cold and flu season, every sneeze threatens to leave us cooped up in bed for weeks. Protect yourself (and your family) with these foods recognized for their immune-boosting powers. Plus, super-simple ways to eat them every day.
Studies show that live-culture yogurts are powerful immune-boosters. The good bacteria in yogurt stimulate the production of immunoglobulin A, which protects the body against pathogens.
Look for: Yogurts with "live active cultures" and avoid brands with lots of added sugars.
Try it for...an easy weekday breakfast: Granola-Yogurt Parfait
Blueberries Blueberry pancakes
Blueberries are rich in vitamins A and C, which help strengthen your immune system. Heart-healthy bonus: a Harvard study that followed 100,000 women over a 20-year period found that those who ate more than three servings of blueberries or strawberries a week were less likely to suffer a heart attack.
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by SHAPE Diet Doctor Mike Roussell, phDRead More »from How Can Shift Workers Lose Weight?
Weight-loss tips for paramedics, nurses, and more shift workers.Men and women who work in shifts who want to lose weight have to get creative, because traditional weight-loss strategies may not work for them as well as they do for the nine-to-five crowd. The big problem with shift work is that shift work itself is hazardous to your health. Researchers speculate that the disruption of circadian rhythms (which impact metabolism), decreased dietary quality, and lack of good sleep when it comes to both quality and quantity are the driving forces behind the negative health and body weight effects of shift work. You can't do much about the disruption of your circadian rhythm, but you can fix your sleep and diet.
Getting adequate rest should be a major priority for you because insufficient zzzs-particularly the level of sleep debt that can accrue with shift work-is a major metabolic problem. Research is consistently showing that poor sleep habits create a hormonal environment that conditions your fat cells to be
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