Getty ImagesAzmanJaka Technically, your metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down food and converts it into energy. Un-technically, it's that thing that you want to speed up as much as possible to help you lose weight. For that, we're here to help. Research shows some foods, behaviors, and activities can raise or lower your metabolism, and therefore change the amount of energy your body burns during a specific period of time. Here, 30 of those science-backed metabolism boosters. View Gallery 31 Photos 1 of 31 Lift weights Pumping iron increases your calorie burn long after you stop working out. But that doesn't mean those 3-pound dumbbells are going to cut it. According to a study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine, people who grab heavier weights and aim for shorter breaks between bouts of lifting increase their metabolic burn by up to 452 calories over the next 24 hours. People who used lighter weights and took longer breaks burned only … [Read more...] about 31 Simple Ways To Rev Your Metabolism
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Born in Augusta, Georgia, Virginia Willis loved her grandmother's Southern classics. When her family moved to Louisiana, she fell for Cajun cooking, too. After college and culinary schools in the U.S. and France, she began a multifaceted career as a chef, cooking show producer and prolific author of six cookbooks – including a winner of the James Beard Award. Her latest, "Secrets of the Southern Table," was published just this month. Here are some of Willis' recipes from "Secrets of the Southern Table": Garlic-Rubbed Skirt Steak and Vidalia Onions with Pecan Romesco You can also substitute the pecans with peanuts in this recipe. In this age of seasonless grocery stores, where strawberries and squash are always available, Vidalia onions remain a spring treat, with a harvest from late April through mid-June. Every spring, without fail, many Southerners buy a big mesh sack of these sweet onions and store them knotted in pantyhose in a cool, dry … [Read more...] about The Dish: Virginia Willis’ recipes from “Secrets of the Southern Table”
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For too long, men have been silent about mental health and it’s literally killing us. We can change that. Our Healthy Mind, Healthy Body series shines a light on mental health issues that everyone should be talking about. Share your own moment of #HowIGotHelp and let your voice inspire other men. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Chris Marvin had a secret morning ritual that he practiced in college. Sunlight creeping through drawn shades, he'd roll out of bed around 7 a.m. with a pounding head. After making sure his door was locked, he'd rummage through drawers and the depths of his mini fridge. Then, on a white marble desk that would have been pristine if not for the Thrasher and Mayhem stickers, he'd line up everything he needed to get through the day.First, he'd pop a caffeine pill to feel alive; then he'd chase it with a couple of painkillers — a preemptive strike against the grind of training two hours a day, seven days a … [Read more...] about Why Do So Many Men Have Eating Disorders?
Maggie Michael, Associated Press Updated 11:20 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Now Playing: The baby twitches his legs in pain. He's crying but he is so dehydrated his eyes can't produce tears. His belly is inflated as taut as a balloon. He's a victim of Yemen's three-year civil war. (May 3) Media: Associated Press ADEN, Yemen (AP) — The young mother stepped onto the scale for the doctor. Even with all her black robes on, she weighed only 84 pounds — 38 kilograms. Umm Mizrah is pregnant, but starving herself to feed her children. And her sacrifice may not be enough to save them. The doctor's office is covered with dozens of pictures of emaciated babies who have come through Al-Sadaqa Hospital in Aden, casualties of a three-year war in Yemen that has left millions of people on the edge of famine. Mothers like Umm Mizrah are often the only defense against the hunger that has killed thousands. They skip meals, they sleep to escape the gnawing in their stomachs. … [Read more...] about Starving Yemen mothers skip meals to save their children
MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Thursday that going-out-of-business sales will begin Friday in 212 stores and e-commerce websites under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson's, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.The sale includes local Carson's locations in Southlake Mall in Hobart, the Marquette Mall in Michigan City and in Hammond, where the three-story store is all that remains of the once-thriving but now largely demolished Woodmar Mall.The liquidation sales are expected to run for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Bon-Ton currently has 250 stores, 38 of which are already in liquidation from a previously announced store closure process.The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday approved a liquidation agreement.Additional customer information regarding the going-out-of-business sales is available on the company’s restructuring website at bontonrestructuring.com.More on NWI business openings and closings … [Read more...] about Everything must go: Region Carson’s stores among Bon-Ton locations to have going-out-of-business sale starting Friday