First of all, congratulations! You just completed a marathon. While the hard work is over, there is still some work to be done: recovery. Postrace recovery is kind of like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get. There are a host of variables that can affect your marathon recovery such as the intensity of the race, the elements, your health, and training season. Every recovery is different. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below That said, there are several strategies you can employ postrace that will aid in speeding the rate of recovery so you won’t be limping around or avoiding stairs all week. Just Keep WalkingCross the finish line, get your medal, have your picture taken, and keep walking. Although the first instinct may be to drop to your knees and thank the gods that you’ve finished, that isn’t the best way to go. Think about it: You’ve just asked your body to run 26.2 miles. It’s still in marathon mode when you … [Read more...] about How Should I Recover Post-Marathon?
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David and Sarah Bentley don't mind saying this: They look better today than they did on their wedding day nearly nine years ago – and so do Sarah's parents, Steve and Debbie Hoffman. All four were overweight on that momentous occasion, and continued to gain weight for several years afterward. The Hoffmans said they were fooled into thinking that the processed "health" foods they were eating were good for them. Four years ago, Steve weighed 400 pounds; his wife, 270 pounds. The Bentleys pushed into a life that would include two children. "We were the eat-out, take-out people. We never cooked," said Sarah, who weighed as much as her mom when she decided in early 2014 that enough was enough. Her husband weighed nearly 350 pounds. Each of the four Western New York family members has since dropped at least 100 pounds – 447 pounds in all. They used a program called Advocare to shed weight, and recently were featured in the company's 25th anniversary issue magazine. Advocare is a … [Read more...] about Mom, dad, daughter and son-in-law each lost 100 pounds – Here’s how
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE I can drink dairy milk with impunity. I can eat all the saturated fat I want without gaining extra weight, although it would probably clog my arteries. And I have at least some of the muscle power of an elite athlete, even if I haven’t made good on that genetic promise. Genetic tests promising to help you guide your diet and lifestyle are becoming widely available. Thousands of Americans bought them as holiday presents over the winter, and some are now being marketed as the perfect Father’s Day gift. But what can they really deliver? To report this story, I took four of the tests on the market, sold by 23andMe, Vitagene, Helix and Orig3n. I can only report on the results from 23andMe and Vitagene; Helix and Orig3n say they lost my results. DNA tests can tell people if they have rare genetic conditions or if their children risk developing certain … [Read more...] about I took a batch of DNA tests so you don’t have to
Kim Kardashian-West posted a now-deleted Instagram ad this morning for Tummy and Co.'s "appetite suppressant" lollipops, and the ad quickly drew backlash across TwitterThe lollipops use a saffron extract called SatierealRegistered dietitians say there's no silver bullet for weight loss, and that a lollipop can't reverse poor eating and exercise habits Advertisement - Continue Reading Below If you've ever been on Instagram, you've probably seen influencers hawking products—usually weight-loss related—that promise unbelievable results to their thousands and millions of followers. Social media celebrities charge brands big bucks to promote "miracle" products like hair vitamins and detox teas that have not been FDA-approved—and the latest viral health product is being marketed by none other than Kim Kardashian-West, who is reportedly paid over $250,000 per Instagram post.Kardashian-West took to Instagram this morning to promote "appetite-suppressant" lollipops from the … [Read more...] about PSA: Kim Kardashian’s ‘Appetite Suppressant’ Lollipops Are Not a Smart Weight Loss Tool
Published 9:59 am, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Photo: This content is subject to copyright. Used with permission. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: This content is subject to copyright. Used with permission. Bipolar I Disorder - It's More Common Than You Think 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - Bipolar I disorder is a condition that equally affects men and women, regardless of age, race, or ethnicity.1 Approximately 1.5 million adults in America are living with this disease, yet it’s a condition that’s still chronically misunderstood and often misdiagnosed.2 In fact, people with bipolar disorder may struggle an average of 10 years before they receive an accurate diagnosis.1 That’s why knowing and understanding the symptoms is so important. “One of the biggest difficulties with … [Read more...] about Bipolar I Disorder