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Better Memory: What Food is on Your Plate?

Better Memory: What Food is on Your Plate?

My mom still does the newspaper crossword puzzle. I don’t think she enjoys it, but she’s fully convinced that by crossing words in her mind will keep her brain sharp. She sometimes struggles to find the right words while she eats a familiar Venezuela food: tequeno—fried dough with cheese. Of course, I am shocked looking...
Can Your Diet Boost Aerobic Capacity?

Can Your Diet Boost Aerobic Capacity?

If your goal is to finish a marathon you think carbohydrates. If your goal is to increase body mass then lean protein rich food sources and healthy fats come to mind. But is there a diet that specifically boosts aerobic capacity? Improving your aerobic capacity means greater oxygen delivery to your muscles, which translates to...
Lose That Bloating Feeling

Lose That Bloating Feeling

We’ve all gone through stomach problems at one time—that fullness sensation accompanied by a gaseous feeling, the need to burp and/or pass gas, or even an abdominal distension known as a hard stomach. It’s commonly referred to as “feeling bloated,” and it is more common than you might think. Up to 35 percent of the...
Think About Being Fit

Think About Being Fit

“Imagine the thighs melting downward into the blankets,” says a yoga instructor. “Think like if you were pinching a pen to fully contract the muscles around the scapula,” says a trainer.  “Keep your hands as if you were holding an egg,” says a runner coach. What do all these guidelines have in common? Beyond the...
Men At Work (And In Pain)

Men At Work (And In Pain)

Last week, I talked about common women injuries. This week the men get their turn. It no surprise that active men often battle some kind of nagging aches and pain. With 10 times more testosterone than women, men want to prove they are the next “Rock.” At the gym, I notice some guy trying to...