Can your address predict your premature death?

6 days ago

( CNN) Like real estate, when it comes to your health, it’s all about place, locating, location.

The 2016 County Health Rankings, released Wednesday, compare health disparities among almost all the counties in the country on the basis of more than 30 factors, including education, housing, exercise and commuting day. The report proves dramatic differences between rural and urban counties on a number of measures, most notably premature death rates.

Here’s What You Require To Know About Running Out When You Have PCOS

12 days ago

Polycystic ovarian syndrome( PCOS) is a health problem that affects one in 10 females during their childbearing years. It’s typically caused by an imbalance of hormones and can lead to issues like ovarian cysts, weight gain, irregular or absent periods, acne, excessive hair growth, and in some cases, infertility. Hormonal therapy, such as family planning, is often recommended to treat the condition, but some evidence indicates other lifestyle factors — including a proper diet, stress reduction, and even working out with PCOS — can make a world of difference in easing the symptoms.

And easing the symptoms is all we can really do when it comes to treating the diagnosis, as the exact cause of PCOS is still unknown, and there is currently no remedy for it. But an early diagnosis and a proactive posture toward building these lifestyle changes early on can reduce the risk of developing more serious, long-term health complications, such as heart disease or form 2 diabetes.

One of the best tools for managing PCOS is exert, but it seems that many of the available online sources don’t precisely dedicate women with the condition a guide on to exert. Too many of these resources focus on telling women with PCOS they need to work on losing weight in order to manage their symptoms effectively. But, as two experts on the subject have told us, there’s much more to it than that.

Elite Daily spoke with Alisa Vitti, a functional nutrition and hormone expert and best-selling author of the book, who has some advice on how to find healthier ways to balance fitness and a PCOS diagnosis.


Vitti encourages women to remember that working out , not harder, is essential when it comes to this hormonal condition.

She tells Elite Daily,

Keep in mind that with PCOS, you have some degree of inflammation, micronutrient depletion, adrenal overload, and blood sugar sensitivity synergistically slowing down your metabolism.

If you are getting a cycle, then the first half of the month, do 30 minutes of cardio maximum, and the second half of the month, keep it to short[ with] seven- to 20 -minute high-intensity interval training sessions.

If you haven’t gotten a cycle in months, then stick to 30 minutes of walk-to and seven-minute tabata educate to rev up your metabolism without exacerbating the underlying causes of your PCOS.

Vitti also says the MyFLO app can help you sync your workouts to your cycle and understand what foods to eat to get your hormones on track.

Certified health and wellness coach Nicole Granato wholeheartedly agrees with Vitti on the “less is more” mentality when it comes to exercising with PCOS. Granato was diagnosed with PCOS at a young age, but when her doctor recommended the traditional hormonal therapy to treat her symptoms, she decided to opt for a more holistic approach instead.


Granato claims she “reversed” her diagnosis( and was actually “undiagnosed”) through wholesome nutrition and gentle exercise.

Granato says it’s all about less, rather than less motion, when it comes to exercising with a PCOS diagnosis. She explains to Elite Daily,

I believe in doing more nourishing exerts that are gentler around the reproductive area.

It’s important not to stress or overwork your body when you have PCOS, which is why I recommend exercisings like pilates, walking, low-impact operate, and yoga.

The inspiring health and wellness coach says these workouts promote healthy circulation and nourish the reproductive system. She recommends maintaining these workouts to about an hour a day, and furthermore, Granato explains, a proper sum of restful sleep can really help in relieving stress and achieving a happy hormonal balance.

She adds,

If we train our bodies to balance themselves naturally, then we have control as women. It’s about healing ourselves , not’ treating’ an issue.

The[ birth control] pill merely devotes us more issues, and we become dependent on it. When you decide you want a family, it will only be harder to find that nourishing balance.

Granato says her personal favorite healing exercise is walking, an underrated kind of motion that, in her eyes, simply doesn’t get the credit it deserves. She also enjoys pilates, which she believes offers a great mixture of gentle motion and strengthening workout that’s perfect for women with PCOS because it helps build muscle in a slow, yet sustainable way.

So, whether it be a light jog or a restorative yoga class, when you have PCOS, it’s important to detect stress-free different forms of movement that your body loves, and that you’ll actually look forward to doing every day.

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Nutella defends its use of palm petroleum, deemed a ‘potential health concern’

15 days ago

( CNN) Palm oil is considered royalty among vegetable fat because it attains food easy to spread. Derived from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, it is ingested worldwide in baked goods, convenience food( including chips, snacks and frozen foods) and candy, usually as a vegetable oil, shortening or margarine additive.

It’s been get some attention from the highly popular hazelnut spread Nutella. The maker of the Italian confection is depicting concentrate to how it uses the product, which it says dedicates Nutella its creamy texture.

Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times

20 days ago

The urge to belong is universal. So would a better understanding of it help tackle loneliness and explain why stalkers, spree killers and jihadists turn their pain on others?

Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times

At the threshold of pomp and circumstance

29 days ago

( CNN) Commencement address season has, well, commenced. Every spring, on every college campus across the nation, wisdom is blooming. And the cream of these graduation speeches rises to the internet for us all to glean and enjoy.

Mixed metaphors are a common component of these pithy final college lecturings. “Wisdom is like frequent-flier miles and scar tissue, ” author Barbara Kingsolver told the 2008 graduating class at Duke University, “If it does accumulate, that happens by accident while you’re trying to do something else.”

These speeches also contain inspiration, warnings, hope, calls to action, apologies for being an unworthy and/ or boring speaker, inside gags about the school or college life in general, “didactic little parable-ish narratives, ” as author David Foster Wallace put it to the Kenyon College class of 2 005, and insightful quotes by others — which build these speeches Russian nesting dolls of profundity.

Jim Carrey get teary and serious

Harvard graduate’s unique speech goes viral

I have cancer. Don’t tell me you’re sorry | Elizabeth Wurtzel

1 month, 13 days ago

Everyone else can dislike cancer. I dont. Everyone else can be afraid of cancer. I am not, writes Elizabeth Wurtzel

Celebrate Humanity’s Wonderful Weirdness By Learning About Global Superstitions

1 month, 19 days ago

Nothing speaks to the uniqueness of a nation and its people quite like superstitions. These nonsensical behaviours become normalized over period, but the second we shift our gaze to another culture’s superstitions( just after hurling salt over our shoulders , no doubt ), we’re confronted with their inherent strangeness.

By exploring superstitious behaviors from around the world, we’re able to position our own rituals and faiths through a more objective lens. From whistle etiquette to chopstick placement, these global superstitions celebrate humanity’s wackiness in all its glory.

Well, I guess hair stylists in India get a nice break every Tuesday! While superstitions are always illogical, they speak volumes about cultural heritage. So go ahead and avoid those fissures in the sidewalk. You don’t want to send Mom to the hospital, do you?

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The changing reasons why women cheat on their husbands

1 month, 27 days ago

One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel’s new volume, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, goes near the beginning.

Since 1990 , notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percentage, while the rate among humen has remained the same.

More women than ever are cheating, she tells us, or are willing to admit that they are cheating — and while Perel expends much of her book examining the psychological meaning, motive, and impact of these affairs, she offers little insight into the significance of the rise itself.

Craig Sager’s battle with cancer

2 months ago

( CNN) The U.S. men’s basketball squad missed having NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager at the Olympics in Rio. So they sent him a special message during the broadcast in the early stages of the games.

“We wish you were here, human. We’re gonna try to win this gold for you … you know you’re a part of our family, ” said starring forward Kevin Durant.

Women’s rights are on the retreat yet again. Why? | Barbara Ellen

2 months, 4 days ago

Donald Trumps ruling attaining it easier for companies to opt out of providing free family planning highlightings the need for vigilance

When modern females are ultimately fitted with their regulation compulsory chastity belts, dare one dream that they’ll come in a range of fairly colours, delightful the documentation and snazzy designs? Or would it simply be the old-school medieval iron trad models? Hey, little ladies, do you think we’d be allowed to choose?

I muse facetiously because, in the US, President Trump has issued a ruling that makes it far easier for companies and insurers to opt out of free birth control to employees on the grounds of religious and moral beliefs, rolling back a key feature of Obamacare. Now that it will become easier to opt out, many more will do so, with the health risks to affect 55 million females. The American Civil Liberties Union( ACLU) and the National Women’s Law Center have announced that they will sue the government over the decision.

Obamacare provisions also encompassed treatment for gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Now, many girls will be worried about being able to afford such therapies. However, these unfortunate girls probably just count as collateral injury. Apart from the huge amount of money that big business will save, the real target there are sexual autonomy, doubtless all sexual independence, but specifically the female kind that a certain mindset have all along wanted to control.

Contraception, though imperfect, was one of the chief liberators of women, taking much of the dread out of sex. Thus, this removal of free family planning could only be about putting the dread back into sexuality. At the least, putting an end to the corporate bankrolling of the more liberal, humanist, proactive and protective approaches to sex.

It should come as no surprise that among the reasons cited for the change were findings that access to contraception incited” risky sex behaviour “. Eh? One would have thought that reduced access to contraception was far riskier and that, for both sexualities, access to barrier contraception would be the least “risky” of all?

However, even believing like this is to participate in the delusion that this is about people enjoying themselves safely. Take away the figleaf of social responsibility and this becomes about stopping people being able to enjoy sexuality when they want, with whom they want, without anxiety of the results of unwanted pregnancy. And when I say ” people”, I mainly mean women.

Not that things are so peachy for reproductive rights back in Europe. Even as an Irish abortion reform referendum is under discussion for next year, a poll has revealed that only 24% of Irish people are in favour of legalising terminations in nearly all cases. Meanwhile, Prof Lesley Regan, the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, has argued that parts of the 1967 Abortion Act are outdated and that females need faster, safer access to abortion, without the necessity of achieving the approval of two separate physicians- thus far to no avail. The lesson seems to be that it will never be over- there will always be laws that need to be updated and, where needed, protected. Where the Trump contraceptive ruling is concerned, it’s scary enough that it’s such a backward step- yet scarier that it has been so slyly done.

It’s an example of how a quite subtle shifting of legislative emphasis- simply making something easy( the opt-out) that had previously been difficult- could be enough to undermine, or even destroy, major sociopolitical progress, with far-reaching repercussions for women. The imminence of chastity belts or not, this appears to be an era when there’s a real need for women to stay alert- when hard-fought gains could be eroded in an instant with the quiet swish of a departmental pen.

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