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Posted on 17. May, 2013 by roffermann.
When you eat yogurt or cottage cheese, don’t discard the whey—the watery part that separates out and sits on top. It contains B vitamins and minerals but almost no fat. Stir the whey back into the yogurt or cheese.
Posted on 08. May, 2013 by roffermann.
When you’re recovering from a muscle injury, begin exercising again as soon as you can. Try a few minutes at low intensity to test yourself. Go slowly—no explosive movements. If you experience pain, stop immediately. Afterward, ice the area for 20 minutes and exercise again the next day. You should be able to go a […]
Posted on 16. May, 2012 by roffermann.
If you’re not exercising at all, just try to fit in two 20-minute aerobic or weight-training sessions a week. Researchers at Oklahoma State University examined absentee records of 79,000 workers at 250 sites and found that those who did this minimal amount of exercise had fewer sick days than those who didn’t exercise at all.
Posted on 15. May, 2012 by roffermann.
If you have trouble falling asleep, look at the ingredients in any pain relievers you’re taking—several brands of aspirin and acetaminophen contain caffeine. Two of these tablets typically contain 130 milligrams of caffeine, as much as in a cup of coffee.
Posted on 07. May, 2012 by roffermann.
Follow this shadow rule for sun protection in the summer: If your shadow is shorter than your height, it’s sunburn time. In most parts of the country, this test will show that you can still get burned between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The sun is closest to directly overhead—and thus strongest—about 1 p.m. (Daylight […]
Posted on 06. May, 2012 by roffermann.
When shopping for onions, look for stronger-tasting varieties. The strong taste and smell come from antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, which may reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Western Yellow, New York Bold, and Northern Red onions are highest in polyphenols. Shallots, though milder in flavor, also rank high.
Posted on 03. May, 2012 by roffermann.
Keep your heels on the floor when you squat. If you can’t, your hip flexors are too tight. Try this stretch: Hold onto the sides of the squat rack and lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Return to a standing position, then repeat five times.