by Jessica Matthews for SHAPE.com
How many calories per minute does CrossFit burn!?With nearly 10 million CrossFitters worldwide-60 percent of whom are women-many people can attest firsthand to the benefits of this high-intensity style workout program, yet little scientific research has looked at how effective it is. So the American Council on Exercise® (ACE) enlisted the research team at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to examine two workouts of the day (WODs) to see just how these short yet challenging sessions really stack up.
Sixteen men and women completed two different WODs-Donkey Kong and Fran-each preceded by a warm-up and followed by a cool-down. Donkey Kong consists of three rounds of burpees, kettlebell swings, and box jumps, with stair-climbing between exercises. Repetitions decrease each round, starting with 21 reps the first round, 15 the second, and nine the third. Fran-one of the most popular WODs in the CrossFit community-consists of just two exercises, thrusters and assisted pull-ups, and is performed in the
- SHAPE magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:57 PM EDT
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- DuJour | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:31 PM EDT
Are As a Manhattan-based IT consultant for Fortune 500 firms, 39-year-old Lizette Stephens was constantly on video conference calls with CTOs from around the world. So were her chins. "I didn't think I had a double chin-I never noticed anything when I looked in the mirror-but all of a sudden there they were," she says. Stephens spent hours practicing different angles on video chat and even more de-tagging her chins as photos popped up on Facebook. "I had to look at myself all day long," she says. "Soon, my double chin was all I was thinking about."
The advent of virtual offices, and doing business by Skype, has brought saggy chins to the forefront-and has led to a boom in one segment of plastic surgery: chin implants, or "chinplants." According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic-surgery category for both men and women and across all age groups, up 76 percent from 2010 to 2011-that's more than lipo, Botox and breastRead More »from Are "Chinplants" the Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?
The weird new risk to your waistlineRemember when the biggest threat in the school cafeteria was having your lunch money stolen? These days, the biggest threat to kids may be the lunch money itself.Read More »from Is Your Wallet Making You Fat?
According to a new Cornell University study in the journal Obesity, kids buy more healthy food when they pay in cash, and much more junk food when they pay with debit cards.
"When they have the debit card rather than the cash, we know that it causes them to think about it slightly differently," says David Just, PhD, lead study author and professor at the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. Debit cards give kids access to a pool of funds--$150 at once, let's say, instead of the daily $5 that parents might give them for lunch. That leaves a lot of room to purchase more unhealthy à la carte items like cookies and chips.
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Among the 2,314 public school students studied, the
Some things from that decade of your life-scrunchies, anyone?-are better left in the past. But that effortlessly slim waistline? Definitely worth reclaiming. Try these tips to slide right back into your favorite pair of skinny jeans. By Cathy Garrard, REDBOOK.Read More »from 6 Proven Ways to Get Your 20s Metabolism Back
Plug in your coffee pot
Caffeine not only gets your brain clicking on more cylinders in the morning, it may help bolster your metabolism, too. A Danish study found that caffeine increases the number of calories you burn at rest by as much as 25 percent for three hours after it's ingested. Other research discovered that caffeine also makes you inclined to eat less, meaning your body will have fewer stored calories to burn.
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Eggs benny, anyone?
If you've always been a bagel girl, switching to eggs for your morning meal may help you slim down. Dieters who ate eggs for breakfast five days a week had a 61 percent lower BMI, a 34 percent smaller waistline, and 16 percent less body fat than those who
The next time you find yourself jonesing for the sweet stuff, reach for one of these good-for-you alternativesYou know that candy's bad for you, but sometimes a Snickers bar or a bag of Skittles is just calling your name. So what's a girl to do when a craving hits? Simple: Instead of hitting the vending machine, reach for one of these nutrient-packed alternatives suggested by Brooke Alpert, R.D., founder of B Nutritious.Read More »from 7 Healthy Ways to Beat Your Candy Cravings
DID YOU KNOW: What Your Food Cravings Say About Your Health
You're Craving: Reese's Cups
The Healthy Swap: 1 oz dark chocolate + 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
about 250 calories
You'll get lots of healthy antioxidants, some filling protein, and way less sugar.
You're Craving: A Snickers Bar
The Healthy Swap: 1 oz raw almonds + 1 tsp hot cocoa powder
about 200 calories
The hot cocoa mix adds just enough sweetness to the almonds, which are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fat.
BEWARE: The Time You're Most Likely to Binge
You're Craving: Junior Mints
The Healthy Swap: mint tea latte
about 60 calories
Add about half a cup of steamed 2 percent milk to your favorite minty brew
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:27 AM EDT
There's nothing sexy breast cancerEarlier today, while walking in Brooklyn's Prospect Park with my family, I passed a man wearing a black tee shirt with "I love ta-tas" emblazoned in pink across his chest. This wasn't totally random. The park was hosting the 12th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.Read More »from I Hate "I Love Ta-Tas" T-Shirts Because There's Nothing Sexy About Breast Cancer
"Gross," my wife whispered.
"That's how it goes now- guys can objectify women's breasts as long as they do it in the name of breast cancer awareness," I told her. "Haven't you heard about those guys who offered to donate $20 bucks for breast cancer research for every women they motor boated?"
My wife, having good sense as to what she spends her time reading online, hadn't seen this, and wasn't quite clear what motor boating meant either. For the sake of clarity: the guys placed their faces between a woman's cleavage and went "blrb-blrb-blrb" while shaking their heads and salivating. They copped a feel while doing it as well. But hey! They raised over $2000 for charity!
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- Details Magazine | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
By: K. Aleisha Fetters
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Look around any bar and chances are you'll spot some epic beer bellies. But you'll probably also see trim, toned guys knocking back drinks sans weight-gain regrets.
What gives? Well, it's a quandary that has left researchers volleying studies back and forth since before anyone ever heard of a healthy happy-hour habit. The good news (at least for those wanting to shed a few) is that we have control over alcohol's role in our weight. It's all about how often-and how hard-we hit the bar.
According to a 2011 study published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, moderate drinkers tend to be thinner than teetotalers. Why? Ethanol-whether it's in wine, on the rocks, or in a pilsner glass-improves your body's response to the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. Keep your blood sugar in check and you can prevent your body from shuttling glucose straight into your fat cells. One Harvard School of Public Health study even found that having one to twoRead More »from Can Alcohol Help You Build Muscle and Lose Weight?
antibioticsWe hear over and over again in the news that doctors may be over-prescribing antibiotics to patients. This in turn may be one of the factors leading to new strains of antibiotic-resistant illnesses, from strep throat being spread around a classroom, to MRSA, to bacterial diseases that are being spread in some hospitals.Read More »from Are PPMOs the Next Generation of Antibiotics?
When my son was a baby he had recurrent ear infections. Any parent who has dealt with this knows that ear infections mean antibiotics, and when a child continues to get ear infections, he or she gets more rounds of antibiotics. After having had nine ear infections in his first two years, we had tubes inserted in his ears, and the ear infections subsided. He does still get strep throat from time-to-time, which means yet another round of antibiotics.
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As a parent having seen him take so many rounds of antibiotics in his young life concerns me tremendously, fearing that one day he may contract an infection that
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 10:59 AM EDT
Kim Kardashian has found herself at the receiving end of a large amount of negative criticism from fans after posting her revealing "selfie" of her post-baby body in a white swimsuit. She uploaded the photo on Instagram last week, with the hashtag #nofilter.
The picture - of Kim, with her famous derriere turned towards the mirror, in a VERY revealing white swimsuit - sent shockwaves through all of social media, with many feeling that it was "inappropriate" behavior from a new mother. One Twitter user commented, "Kim Kardashian should stop taking inappropriate pictures & start taking care of her baby." Another said, "This photo is desperate. This photo is sad. This photo is inappropriate." Those who disapproved of the photo suggested that as a new mom, there should be cut-off point to posting such pictures, and that Kim had overstepped the mark.
Kim has made no secret of her attempts to regain her post-baby curvaceous figure, admitting that she has followed the Atkins diet toRead More »from Why There is Nothing Wrong with Kim Kardashian's Racy Selfie
- The Editors of Runner's World | Healthy Living – Tue, Oct 22, 2013 10:52 AM EDT
Jonathon Brunot, Courtesy of the Brunot familyThere are thousands of inspiring stories in every marathon. We asked our readers to share the stories of runners about to take on the 2013 NYC race. Below are two profiles our readers submitted.Read More »from Inspirational Runners in This Year’s New York City Marathon
Name: Jonathan Brunot
Age: 24 years old
Residence: Wappingers Falls, New York
Occupation: Special Needs Student (Severe Autism)
Previous marathons and highlights: The 2013 NYC Marathon will be his 11th marathon.
Number of NYC marathons: 4 completed NYC Marathons; 5th was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Jonathan's story, as told by his older brother Verlaine Brunot: "Growing up with a sibling with autism can be extremely challenging at times. Throughout Jonathan's adolescence; my mother contacted many different special needs programs to enroll Jonathan in as many extracurricular activities as possible. Since Jonathan wasn't capable of telling us what new things he wanted to try, we effectively had to 'throw him in the deep end,' so to speak, and immerse him in everything.
We signed him
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