Sleeping Burns More Calories Than Watching TV

(PCM) Did you know that you burn more calories when you’re sleeping than when you’re awake watching television? Believe it or not, it’s true; in fact, you burn twice as many calories when you’re asleep compared to laying on the couch being a couch potato!

Sleeping isn’t considered a huge calorie burner (you’re not exactly working up a sweat in your sleep), but you might be surprised to learn that the average 150 pound woman burns about 63 calories an hour sleeping – more if you have greater muscle mass (another reason to get in the gym!). During sleep the body is using energy to restore and repair itself, unlike when you’re sitting watching TV.… Full Story

Christina Aguilera: I'm Unbreakable

Hollyscoop Exclusive: Aha, so now we know why Christina Aguilera is calling her upcoming album “Lotus.”

Comparing herself to the lotus flower, Christina tells Hollyscoop exclusively at the American Music Awards nominations announcement event, “[The album cover] represents to me the lotus, the unbreakable flower that withstands the test of time, through the harshest weather conditions or any of the roughest roads, it thrives and it survives.”

Take a look at the album cover – It features a nearly nude X-Tina that dissolves into white light, and yeah, she does look like the flower. But was she afraid to bare all?… Full Story

Is Your Favorite Beverage Affecting Your Bone Health?

(PCM) Bone health isn’t just a concern of aging, it’s important to keep them strong and healthy now and as you age. Bones are continuously being broken down and built back in tiny amounts, but after the age of 30, the bone building balance in the body shifts and more bone is lost than gained…by age 30!

Most people know the essentials for proper development and strength of bones: Make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D, don’t smoke, and exercise. But did you know that certain beverages can also affect bone health? Believe it or not, coffee and alcohol can either hurt or help your bone mass.… Full Story

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Get Involved!

(PCM) In the time it takes you to read this, at least one woman in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it could be someone you know. Almost every one of us has a mother, sister or friend who is affected by this disease, a disease that more than 300,000 women were diagnosed with in the United States in 2011 alone.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a perfect time to get involved and join the ranks in the fight against breast cancer. Join a race, help out with a fundraiser, donate, or even get your company involved in the cause!… Full Story

Not Losing Weight? You Might Be a Victim of This

(PCM) One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to exercise is overcompensating when it comes to calorie burn. Gym-goers often overestimate the amount of calorie they burn in a given workout, which isn’t so hard to do with all those generous cardio machine readouts; in fact, studies show these calorie counters can be off by up to 40 percent!

Unfortunately, most people also underestimate the amount of calories they consume. Put the two together and you’re looking at a very frustrating situation! It’s easier than people realize to quickly eat back all the calories – if not more – that you just burned off (think about how easy it is to eat 300 calories than it is to burn it off).… Full Story

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