Got some cauliflower at my local Farmer’s Market today! There were all types of colors. Which ones have you tried?
Why, exactly, does any of this matter? Well, the researchers worry that if people don’t detect their weight gain, it will mean they won’t try to lose weight. There’s also the concern that doctors will assume their patients understand they’re overweight, when they may actually not. But don’t fret, my pets. For one thing, one-third of women may not have noticed a weight gain of five pounds, but that leaves two-thirds of women who totally noticed. And, similarly, three-quarters of people who gained nine pounds picked up on it. So the unaware ladies are in the minority. But even if all of us stopped paying attention to our weight ups and downs, would it be the end of the world? Probably not. Would gaining five pounds over the course of half-a-year kill you? Nope. Even a gain of ten pounds is not life altering. The bottom line is this: if a woman has gained enough weight to actually endanger her health over the long-term, you can bet that the vast majority of them will have realized it. And for the rest of us, the less we feel compelled to pay attention to small fluctuations in our weight, the more time we have for other things—like giving killer BJs and cooking breakfast while wearing only our boyfriend’s dress shirt. (I kid, I obviously meant curing cancer.) —
This is why I love Jezebel.
You Probably Haven’t Noticed, But You’re Getting Fat(via sarahfit)
The Official Blog of MadSweat: Did You Know -
You should be increasing the intensity, frequency and/or duration (acute variables) of your exercise over periods of time in order to improve your results (Periodization).
You can use some activities to fulfill more than one of your basic exercise requirements. For example, in addition…
Man Ordered to Post Facebook Apologies to Wife to Avoid Jail -
On February 11th more than 5,000 developers and bloggers gathered in Yangon, the main city of Myanmar, one of the world’s most tech-starved places. The star speaker was the country’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. — Myanmar’s government continues to surprise the world with its new-found tolerance for change. The country has lowered its firewalls and opened access to social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. (via theeconomist)
The Official Blog of MadSweat: Moves to Help You Improve: Madsweat Trainer Crystals Favorite Fat Blasting Exercise -
Sagittal Plane Lunge, Reach, Curl to Overhead Press: 1-Arm
1. Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead and placed shoulder-width apart.
2. Hold a dumbbell in your hand, hanging at your side.
3. Lunge forward, landing on…
Under the clouds
Running clears my head
Instead crossing to other side
Staying true to the course
Exciting promise of the next run
Nonpasteurized Dairy Products, Disease Outbreaks, and State Laws—United States, 1993–2006
Top Figure.. Number of dairy product–associated outbreaks, by year and pasteurization status of product, United States, 1993–2006.
(From CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases. Authors: Adam J. Langer, Tracy Ayers, Julian Grass, Michael Lynch, Frederick J. Angulo, and Barbara E. Mahon.)