Easy Food Swaps for Weight Loss

Sure, losing weight is a careful balance of eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. But what does “eating healthy” mean, exactly? You could be eating plenty of food you think is good for you only to find out it’s sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Finding the right foods to eat can just be a matter of making simple swaps. As these photos show, you don’t even have to give up your favorite foods — just make these tweaks, and you can save hundreds of calories, dozens of grams…

Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict

(Reuters Health) – Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents’ battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests. Researchers found that feelings of insecurity and other psychological problems stemming from regular exposure to family conflict were common in seventh-graders who had low-quality bonds with their siblings. With close sibling bonds, kids were less likely to experience these effects later in their teenage years. “Close and warm sibling relationships can help offset the distress that many kids experience following repeated exposure to interparental conflict,” lead…

How Many Calories Should You Eat in a Day?

If you asked 10 people how many calories you should eat in a day, you would probably get 10 different responses (and be even more confused than when you started). It’s not an easy question, yet everyone seems to think they know the answer. Instead of turning to an online macro calculator or fitspo Instagrammer, I took this question straight to an expert, Dr. Preeya Alexander. Dr. Alexander, also known as The Wholesome Doctor, is an Australia-based general practitioner who is passionate about prevention and enjoys a glass of wine…

Which Foods Have Carbs? | POPSUGAR Fitness

Carbs have long been demonized as cheat foods or indulgences that will make you gain weight. But the truth is, there are carbohydrates in more than just bread and pasta. There’s a difference between good (complex) carbs and bad (refined) carbs; one contains more nutritional value than the other. In fact, complex carbs are actually necessary to boost your metabolism, aid weight loss, and provide energy. Online fitness coach Sarah Duff set the record straight on her Instagram with the photo above. “FYI the only thing that makes you gain…

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

LONDON (Reuters) – Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. FILE PHOTO: Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, sit outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil, which is a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo GW Pharmaceuticals, which…

Comics About Anxiety | POPSUGAR Fitness

It’s a comforting feeling to know that there are people out there who just get you. When I stumbled upon Janie Stapleton’s artwork about anxiety, it was like she was reading my mind (which, to be honest, is a pretty hectic place). She shared her comics on Bored Panda, and included a note about her inspiration for them, saying that the art is “a way to cope with anxiety and process the world around me.” I went down a rabbit hole on her Instagram page where she displays more of…

Bulgaria reports first outbreak of ovine rinderpest in EU

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria on Thursday reported the first outbreak in the European Union of the highly contagious Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), on livestock farms in the village of Voden in southeastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Turkey. The disease, also known as ovine rinderpest or sheep and goat plague, can have a severe impact on livestock, killing between 30 to 70 percent of the infected animals. Once introduced, the virus can infect up to 90 percent of an animal heard. The virus does not infect humans. Samples…

Why I Still Eat Carbs

Many diets like Atkins and South Beach say that we should eliminate carbs or eat them very sparingly to lose those excess or vanity pounds. I’ve done that — and it’s worked. Before my wedding, before vacations to the beach, and even after having children, I’ve done my best to cut out carbs. And finally, in my mid-30s, I’ve decided: it’s just not for me. I’m not going to cut carbs out of my diet again. It’s just not worth it. Yes, every time I’ve gone carb-less, I have lost…

Workout For Abs, Butt, and Thighs

It’s time to get specific and target a couple of body parts that rarely see the sun: the abs and glutes. This workout only takes about 20 minutes from warmup to cooldown, so it should be a breeze to fit into your day. In the first circuit, we recommend using 10-pound weights, but these moves will still be effective with lighter weights or no weights at all. Source link