If you’re trying to eat healthy, you should choose white meat over dark, right? Not necessarily! A new study suggests that dark meat may actually help fight off heart disease – the number one killer of Americans.
Dark meat does have more fat and calories than white meat, but aside from just tasting better, it may also contain taurine, a potential heart-protecting nutrient! The study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that taurine, which is a naturally-occuring…Read full post
If you have high cholesterol, you’ve probably been avoiding eggs for a long time now. But there’s good news: you don’t have to!
Only 20 percent of the body’s cholesterol comes from diet, according to Cleveland Clinic heart specialists Steven Nissen, MD, and Marc Gillinov, MD. The rest of it is made by your liver! Moreover, saturated fat and trans fat are the big culprits here, not dietary cholesterol. You should avoid fatty cuts of meat and full fat…Read full post
Platinum-selling multi-Grammy winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat will take time out from promoting her latest album, All of You, to perform at The Humane Society of the United States’ 26th Genesis Awards on March 24, 2012! Known for her dedication to the animal protection cause, Colbie will sing one of her signature songs at this annual event considered by many to be “The Oscars”® for the strongest animal portrayals in news and entertainment media. The 26th Genesis Awards…Read full post
He’s the toast of this year’s award season, now Uggie, the Jack Russell star of this year’s Academy Award-winning silent film The Artist, will walk the red carpet and serve as a presenter at the only major award show where animals take center stage – The Humane Society of the United States’ 26th Genesis Award! The event will air on Animal Planet on May 5, with an encore presentation on May 6.
Honoring the news and entertainment media…Read full post
Think you don’t have anything in common with A-list celebrities like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Michelle Williams? Think again! Avalon Communications honored the 2012 Academy Award nominees with gift bags full of must-have, functional and fashionable products including Chesapeake Candles and Lilly Beck Originals, and now YOU have the chance to win one too!
Valued at over $100, the gift bag includes products from:
· Chesapeake Candle Company – Synonymous with stylish design and unique, nature inspired fragrances, Chesapeake Bay…Read full post
A lot of people turn to high-protein/low-carb diets when they want to lose weight, but how effective is the weight loss trend? Protein is an important part of the weight loss formula, but for the most part, any diet that cuts out an entire food group is going to be difficult to stick to; that includes Atkins and South Beach. Eliminating carbohydrates from the diet may help you lose weight initially, but in the long run, you’ll probably gain it back…and…Read full post
Just one 45-minute high-intensity workout can help increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate) by 37 percent for up to 14 hours post-exercise, a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggests.
You can do 45 minutes! Just lace up your sneakers and head outdoors for a run. It’s okay if you can’t run the whole time, but make sure you’re heart rate is up; you want to be working out at about a 7 on a scale from 1-10! Or,…Read full post
Carrie Underwood is no stranger to working out, and now she’s sharing her fitness secret: it’s all in the cards! The country star keeps exercise fun with a card game she’s made up herself, saying it’s more fun when “you’ve designed the workout yourself.”
She shared her workout game with Self, explaining:
“I have a game I love for when I’m working out on my own, without a trainer. I take a deck of cards and assign each suit a…Read full post
The mild winter – the fourth-warmest on record - has been a pleasant surprise, but along with above-average temperatures comes an earlier spring and a longer allergy season. Combine that with higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and you get a longer season of more potent and allergenic pollen. In other words: get ready for a rough allergy season ahead.
The trees have started budding and releasing pollen earlier, so if you suffer from spring allergies it’s time to start stocking…Read full post
Skittles just launched a new online video campaign – the WTF series – and it’s definitely worthy of the name. I’d really love to know who came up with these bizarre, almost unhygienic ideas! Whether it’s Virgil’s Skittles spilling ears, Billy’s Skittles Pox or Abby’s Rainbrow, I now look at Skittles in a whole new, uncomfortable way!
Bottom line: I can’t stop watching, so I guess mission accomplished! Check out the videos for yourself!
Billy has contracted Skittles Pox. This rare affliction is as contagious as…Read full post