Can you choose what to dream about? Maybe not exactly, but a new study has found that it is, in fact, possible to influence the content of your dreams, and it all depends on how you fall asleep!
Study author Calvin Kai-Ching Yu, PhD, an associate professor at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, says your sleep position can affect what you dream about. However, there’s one position in particular that leads to the weirdest, scariest and sexiest…Read full post
One in three U.S. adults suffer from some type of joint discomfort, but there are things you can do to ease discomfort and stop joint pain before it starts!
1. Lose weight. Carrying excess weight means extra stress on your joints, especially your knees. Losing just ten pounds can make a big difference in joint comfort.
2. Exercise! It will help you lose weight, which will decrease the stress on your joints, but will also strengthen your…Read full post
(PCM) Olympic lifter Holley Mangold weighs nearly 340 pounds, and she couldn’t be more proud of it. In fact, she can’t understand why everyone doesn’t feel good about themselves!
Mangold told MSN that helping people gain confidence in themselves just might be her true calling – after taking on the Olympics, of course! She says she runs into a lot of “small people” whose confidence is “so low that it makes me feel really bad for…Read full post
Fifty-one percent of children’s food products have fruit on the box but no fruit inside. Surprised? Probably not. It turns out, even though U.S. food companies are making children’s cereals slightly healthier these days, adding more whole grain and slightly less sugar, they are also increasing advertisements of their unhealthiest cereals.
A study from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity assessed the “Cereal Facts” and found that although cereal makers are increasing the fiber…Read full post
There might be, and it’s probably somewhere in your fridge right now!
Sure, there’s no such thing as a magic pill for weight loss; no matter what kind of supplement you take or diet pill you’re prescribed, long-term weight loss has to be a combination of a healthy diet and exercise. However, new research from the University of Minnesota has found that eating foods rich in vitamin D can help speed weight loss by 70 percent. Now…Read full post
(PCM) Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 U.S. children play video games, or that the average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games by age 21!?
Video game addiction is a real problem in this country, especially for boys, with more than 3 million children in the U.S. suffering from the addiction. Check out these startling statistics, and if you think that you or someone you know could be suffering from video…Read full post
(PCM) 1. Skip the bread basket and tortilla chips at restaurants. A few buttered rolls or mindlessly snacking on tortilla chips can add hundreds of calories to your meal before your main entree even arrives! Ask your waiter not to bring it to the table, and order a bowl of broth-based soup or a side salad if you can’t wait.
2. Choose thin crust pizza over regular, and vegetable toppings over meat. This can save you up to…Read full post
(PCM) Oh, come on! 7 out of 10? That means that 70 percent of women actually take the time to apply makeup before their sweat session, and that doesn’t even count the women who go to the gym straight from work who probably don’t take their makeup off, either. And why would they when other women are getting all dolled up for the occasion?
(PCM) Curious about tofu but not quite sure where to begin? You’re not alone! Jumping into the world of tofu can be a frightening experience – is it firm like chicken or soft like pudding? Its chameleon-like characteristics can be confusing at first, but it’s oh, so rewarding once you master it! There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!
Tofu is a staple in most vegetarian and vegan diets – it’s one of the most versatile…Read full post
(PCM) Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi is a shooter from Malaysia who will compete at the Royal Artillery Barracks Saturday morning. Oh, and she’s also 8 months pregnant!
“Since I started shooting in 1997, I’ve been dreaming of going to the Olympics,” she said. In fact, she thinks it might even give her a bit of an advantage! “Now I have balance at the front and the back,” she adds. “So the stability is there.”
“I just want…Read full post