September 26, 2017

Category Archives: Healthy lifestyle

How Zach the Chemist Lost Over 100 lbs

How Zach the Chemist Lost Over 100 lbs

Meet Zach – a huge goober and nerd, and a formulation/polymer chemist. For you non-science nerds, this means Zach makes coatings for magnet wires and gets to play mad scientist at his job. I can’t speak to the quality of his maniacal laugh, though. Zach’s story isn’t like some of our other heroes – there wasn’t a specific moment from a doctor’s visit or a ‘call to action’ where he drew a line in the sand to get healthy. In fact, Zach thought everything was fine: “About a year ago I thought that I had life figured out, but I was very much overweight and just topped the scales at 300lbs. I thought I was…Continue Reading

Player One: You are about to die.

Player One: You are about to die.

Are you wasting your most valuable resource?  Imagine I told you today that you had a wallet with $1,000 in it. You could spend it on whatever or whoever you want. But you wake up again tomorrow with a new $1,000, whether you spend none or all of it. What would you choose to do? I’d guess you’ll spend it! You might spend it on an experience, something you’ve always wanted to buy, or maybe you’d spend it on others. Right? After all, if it’s gonna disappear tomorrow might as well spend it. If you haven’…Continue Reading

German City Gets Creative With Traffic Lights so Smartphone Users Never Have to Look Up

German City Gets Creative With Traffic Lights so Smartphone Users Never Have to Look Up

Smartphones aren’t just dangerous to use while driving; their use poses risks while walking, too. German pedestrians are known to strictly abide by traffic light warnings, even when no cars are on the road. But lately they’ve been looking down at their smartphones instead of up at the signals, leading the city of Augsburg to embed traffic lights in the pavement. The move came on the heels of a tram killing a 15-year-old distracted by her hand-held device as she was crossing the tracks. “It creates a whole new level of attention,” Stephanie Lermen, a spokeswoman for Augsburg, told Germany’s n-tv. Not everyone agrees with…Continue Reading

Here Are The Best Moments From The New Anthony Weiner Doc On His Sexting Scandal

Here Are The Best Moments From The New Anthony Weiner Doc On His Sexting Scandal

The most shocking thing about Weiner, the upcoming documentary on Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal and 2012 New York mayoral campaign, is how much access Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin (his wife, and Hilary Clinton’s right-hand aide) gave to the filmmakers. It’s not as surprising once you learn that Josh Kriegman, a co-director to Elyse Steinberg, once served as Weiner’s chief of staff when he was a New York congressman. This was, of course, before Weiner would accidently posted a photo of his underwear-clad member to his public Twitter profile in 2011, triggering a scandal that would force him to resign from office. This is where the documentary begins, at the launch of his 2013 mayoral campaign, as Anthony Weiner embarks on an ill…Continue Reading

Why You Should Eat More Walnuts

Why You Should Eat More Walnuts

We know from earlier studies that walnuts are beneficial for heart health. New research from Yale now indicates that eating walnuts can prompt beneficial improvements in diets. Investigators recruited 112 people at high risk of diabetes (based on their weight, blood sugar or blood pressure levels). Half the participants added about two ounces of walnuts per day to their diets for six months and then stopped eating walnuts for six months. Half of all the participants received nutrition counseling, including the instructions to cut calories from other sources to offset the walnuts added to their diets. The other participants had no nutrition counseling. During the study the researchers checked all the participants’ cholesterol levels, blood vessel function, blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat and BMI. They …Continue Reading

How Standing, Not Sitting, Benefits Health

How Standing, Not Sitting, Benefits Health

We’ve heard a lot lately about the toll excessive sitting – at work, in traffic, at home in front of the TV or computer – can take on health. Now a study from Australia has shown that replacing sitting with two hours of standing or stepping (which includes walking and running) can help improve your health. Researchers at the University of Queensland investigated the effects of spending more time on their feet among 782 men and women, ages 36-80. All the study participants were provided activity monitors that can accurately determine how long each one spent sleeping, sitting, lying down, or standing and stepping. The participants wore the monitors on their thighs for 24 hours a day for seven days…Continue Reading

From Fitness Obsession to Body Acceptance

From Fitness Obsession to Body Acceptance

Read on for nine inspiring links and resources to get you fired up to be your healthiest (and happiest) RIGHT NOW. From fitness obsession to body acceptance. —Superfit Hero Free inspiring internet series? Oh, yeah! (And we’re a speaker!) —Naturally Fit As a Fiddle Two awesome new podcasts for runners. —Runner’s World Now these dogs know how to work out. Dang! —Purina Pro Plan Hey, that’s our girl, Kristen! —Pasta Fits Janae tells her honest and brave story. —Hungry Runner Girl Get fit and do good for pets everywhere! —ResQwalk Why working out more isn’t always the answer. —Refinery 29 Ten minutes …Continue Reading

Ups and Downs of My First 5K

Ups and Downs of My First 5K

Just tuning in? Check out Part 1 of this article! ; BANG! The race began and the whole pack slowly moved forward, like a casual Black Friday crowd (if there was such a thing). The faster people weaved around the slower people making their way towards the front, while the slower people began to fall back. I felt pretty good at first. But it wasn’t long before I felt my body say “Whoa, girl, what are we doing?!” I told myself to keep moving! Pretend you’re in the Hunger Games and if you stop you’re toast! So my legs kept trudging forward. … The post Ups and Downs of My First 5K appeared first on Fit Bottomed Girls.Continue Reading

Is “Metabolic Damage” a real thing?

Is “Metabolic Damage” a real thing?

Hey guys! Most people start off on an innocent health and fitness journey wanting to lose some weight and tone up a little bit. You start changing your diet, eating less food, and exercising more. You start to see results! Weight loss! It gets exciting. You feel “happier” and you get motivated to keep going! And you think you can keep going forever. BUT, did you know that after you restrict calories for so long, your body becomes tired, you’re hungrier, you’re crankier, and you’re more likely to plateau? It’s frustrating to hit a plateau because the thing that once motivated you to push harder (the constant leaning out of …Continue Reading

Fave Places to Eat & Visit in Oahu, Hawaii!

Fave Places to Eat & Visit in Oahu, Hawaii!

Hey guys! I just got back from Oahu last night. I was a little sad to be leaving the beautiful island, but work is fun too, so I’m not upset at all 🙂 This was a half work – half vacay trip, which are always the best kinds because I feel like I get 2 things done with just one flight! Great for someone like me who despises planes and the act of traveling. Although, the flight was actually very nice. The plane was supposed to be filled to 220 or so passengers, but there were only 70! Got to spread out and lay down…Continue Reading