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3D printing to create biomaterials used in research and medicine.
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It’s the largest muscle in the buttocks and it helps move the thigh.
The smallest muscles that makes up the glutes.
It can cause personal distress and added stress in a relationship.
Running can help you lose weight, reduce stress, and generally keep you in shape — but the benefits of running outside may be even greater.
Experts share the warning signs that your lack of sleep may signal a greater health problem.
To start losing weight, you need to cut around 500 calories a day, but if you're doing that and still not seeing results, you may need to take inventory of your diet.
Cardio and strength training are both essential for weight loss, but if you're unsure how much and how often you should do them, here's a good rule of thumb: aim to work out more than you rest, or four out of seven days each week.
If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably doing it to look and feel good, but shedding belly fat, specifically, can also improve your health.
If you want to lose weight, but you don't have the time or money to hit the gym, go for a run. Even 30 minutes can help you shed unwanted pounds, Kelly Borowiec, an ACE-certified personal trainer, told POPSUGAR — especially if you're just starting to work out and you commit to cleaning up your diet at the same time.
The Summer brings a whole slew of new worries when it comes to your kids. Making sure they have enough SPF on to prevent sunburn, they're staying hydrated, and finding the right non-toxic bug repellent to keep them itch-free are just a few. But one of the biggest concerns that should be top of mind as you get into the thick of those long, hot Summer days is car safety – specifically remembering to never leave your kids in the car without you.
You can't choose where you lose fat first (like from your thighs or belly), but if you want to shed it quickly, "you must expend more calories than you ingest," Charles Seltzer, MD, DABOM, CEP, a board-certified bariatric physician based in Philadelphia, PA, told POPSUGAR.
If you want to lose fat while building or maintaining muscle mass, you'll need to do more than cut calories. Eating enough protein is key, because protein — or more specifically, a type of protein called amino acids — serves as the building block of muscle, Torey Armul, MS, RD, LD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told POPSUGAR.
Why do our immune systems always seem to take a hit when our lives are at their busiest, leaving behind a cold that makes us want to curl up in a ball on the couch despite looming deadlines and family or friend commitments?
It seems intuitive in the colder months that you need to be proactive about your health, from religiously washing your hands to prevent catching a nasty bug to making sure you've got the right amount of layers on to stay warm and protect your skin. But it's important to be proactive about your health during the Spring, too. Here are three things you should work on now so that you're ready to embrace lighter, warmer days ahead.
Taking chances in your 20s — when much of your life is already unstable — can feel scary, but the risk can be well worth the reward. One of the biggest chances you should take is to trust yourself to be okay once you stop smoking.
It's responsible for carrying lower body blood back to the heart.
It causes a lump in the testicle but often goes away on its own.
The artery responsible for circulating blood through the lower limbs.
Whether you’re training for your next Spartan Super, Beast, or Ultra you know staying hydrated is essential. In fact, your performance in the race is directly linked to it.
The current trend in running and training sneakers: minimalist zero drop shoes. Thing is, there’s no one-size-fits-all (or one-style-fits-all) solution when it comes to fitness footwear. Here, we break down the details on zero drop sneaks, what type of training they’re best for, and how to know if they’re the right shoes for you.
Whether you’re doing a Spartan race with your co-workers, family, or friends, the team you train with has put in many miles, hours of sweat, and maybe even some blood (if you’ve had a misstep on an obstacle or two). Not to mention the tears along the way (real talk: we’ve been there, too).
Training for a Spartan race can do a number on your body if you’re not smart, which is why you make it a point to make the right choices from your nutrition to your recovery days. But what you may not be taking into account is whether or not you have low electrolytes, and this can have a direct influence on your performance.
Whatever your reasons for going vegan, there are a number of ways you can expect to benefit from that decision. "Eliminating animal products will typically make a diet very low in saturated fats, which can be beneficial for heart health," Rebekah Blakely, a registered dietitian nutritionist for The Vitamin Shoppe, told POPSUGAR.
A cherry angioma (also commonly called cherry hemangiomas, Campbell de Morgan spots, or senile angioma) is a bright red or purple spot made up of blood vessels. They often appear on the torso of the body, though they can develop anywhere, including the arms, legs, chest, and even the scalp. Cherry angiomas are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths and are extremely common in adults after the age of 30 years old.
It's no secret that diet plays a much bigger role than exercise when it comes to weight loss, including shedding dreaded belly fat. It isn't a quick fix, though — and that's a good thing.
While any form of exercise can help you burn calories and lose weight — including shedding stubborn belly fat — there's nothing simpler than running. After all, you don't need a gym membership to lace up your sneakers and head outside, nor do you have to worry about working out on someone else's schedule. But if you want to see results, you'll need to be disciplined.
Carbs aren't the only cause of belly fat, but if you eat a lot of them, they can certainly play a role. "If you eat any type of macronutrient in excess, you will gain weight," Robert Milanes, MD, founder of Luminary MD in Irvine, CA, told POPSUGAR. Still, the way carbs are digested makes them particularly risky when you're trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
Getting restful sleep on a hot, humid night can be challenging, especially if you have no way of cooling your room down. "Too warm of a sleep environment can lead to sweating and sleep disruptions throughout the night," Sujay Kansagra, MD, Mattress Firm's sleep health expert and director of Duke University's Pediatric Neurology Sleep Medicine Program, told POPSUGAR. "If you're uncomfortable, you may not get into the deeper stages of sleep and will wake up unrefreshed."
If you're gaining weight while intermittent fasting (IF), it's probably not because you need to cut calories — because unlike traditional diets, IF doesn't require calorie counting or eliminating any one food from your plate in order to see results. The only exception is alternate-day fasting, in which you eat no more than 500 calories every other day, but this method usually isn't effective in the long run, in part because it's so challenging.
You might think fatigue is the price you pay for a packed schedule, but stress is unlikely to cause that type of exhaustion, especially in young women. In fact, there are a few underlying medical issues that are worth discussing with your doctor, Janette Nesheiwat, MD, a family and emergency medicine physician in New York City, told POPSUGAR.
By the time you're one month out from your wedding, you've likely done everything except take care of yourself. Enter this workout plan from Juliet Kaska, an NASM-certified personal trainer and fitness expert for the Vionic Innovation Lab.
How this test and its results can help with treatment.
Preemptive lab results could help patients get faster, more effective treatment.
Help patients enjoy their summer by diagnosing their symptoms faster.
If you’re prone to just peeling a banana before a workout, you might be wondering if there’s something more you could be doing to help boost your strength and endurance. That’s where pre workout supplements may come in handy. But not all supplements are created equal. Here’s how to find an effective, safe pre workout supplement—and figure out whether they’re really right for you.
There’s nothing better than having a pair of perfectly broken-in sneakers, which fit like a glove (err, or a sock?) and help you train and compete seamlessly. Yet there is such a thing as a running shoe lifespan — your sneakers can only stand so much, and there comes a point when your broken-in sneaks become a little too broken in, leaving you at risk for foot and ankle problems if you don’t swap them out.
Oat bran is a piece of an oat grain. An oat grain is processed to remove the inedible exterior body of the grain. This leaves behind the oat groat, and oat bran is the outer layer of this oat groat kernel, which is right underneath the inedible grain portion.
Soy is a product that comes from soybean, a legume that is prevalent in East Asia. It is found in many foods including milk, tofu, and processed foods like breads and cereals. Soy is most commonly eaten as a plant protein as it has all the amino acids that act as the building blocks of protein.
Copper sulfate is an inorganic compound that combines copper and sulfate. In its liquid or powdered form it’s most commonly called basic copper sulfate, BSC copper fungicide, CP basic sulfate, or tri-basic copper sulfate. In its solid, crystal-shaped stone form (known as a pentahydrate) it’s known as blue stone or blue vitriol for its blue color. In this form, it’s a popular raw material for producing other types of copper salts.
Lycopene is a natural compound that is found in bright red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit. Lycopene is a carotenoid, which are yellow, orange, or red pigments that give this color to its plants. Lycopene has been linked to many health benefits, including disease prevention and protection.
If you have no trouble falling asleep but find yourself randomly waking up in the middle of the night for seemingly no reason at all, you're not alone. In fact, it isn't unusual or concerning, as long as you're able to fall right back to sleep. "It's normal to wake up at the end of a sleep cycle, typically every 90 to 120 minutes during the night," Brandon Peters, MD, who specializes in sleep medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, told POPSUGAR. "If less than five minutes, these awakenings may not even be remembered."
Steal a few of these hacks the next time you find you’re strapped for time.
If you're strapped for time, you might wonder if you should even bother working out, but 30 minutes is really all you need to maintain a healthy weight and even shed a few pounds. In fact, shorter bouts of exercise may make you more likely to stick to a workout routine, and consistency is key.
Here's how quickly you can plan on seeing results.
Sure, alcohol is delightful in sunny weather. But it can have consequences if you're not careful.
Experts share tips for soothing neck pain, as well as the red flags that could signal that it's something more serious.
If you've just started following a Paleo diet — or wondered whether it's right for you — you may find the idea of eliminating grains and legumes particularly challenging. After all, carbs are fuel, and there are few sources more virtuous than black beans or quinoa. So, is the Paleo diet low-carb?
Feeling the urge to light up right before a big meeting? Learn how to curb those feelings quickly.