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The manufacturers of Norvelo, a European emergency contraception pill, just announced that they'll be adding a warning label stating that the drug is completely ineffective for women weighing over 175 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness for anyone over 165 pounds. (Mother Jones) That's a huge deal for anyone on this side of the pond relying on Plan B, which is virtually identical in dosage and chemical makeup to Norvelo, as emergency contraception!
Also known as the "morning after pill," Plan B is currently available in the US to everyone (no matter how old you are) without a prescription. It's meant to be a backup method for preventing pregnancy in case your normal birth control method (condoms, The Pill, etc) fails (CDC). At the moment, the FDA is still reviewing whether or not a similar warning label needs to be placed on Plan B and generic versions of the same pill (CNN).
In the meantime, the Centers for Disease Control is stressing that Plan B should be used as a backup method, not as your main method of preventing pregnancy, stating: "The best way to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy among women who are sexually active is to use effective birth control correctly and consistently." (CNN)
Have more questions about birth control and pregnancy? Check out some of these resources:
How To Deal With A Pregnancy Scare
What Birth Control Is Right For You?
Need an easy on-the-go breakfast or a perfect post-practice afternoon snack? Try this yummy smoothie from Lauren Conrad! Don’t let the bright green color scare you—it’s insanely delicious and fruity, we promise!
Since this smoothie is packed with good-for-you ingredients that have the nutrients your body needs, it will keep you full, too!
1 cup raw spinach
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 teaspoon organic flax seed (you can find this at most grocery stores!)
1 teaspoon dried coconut flakes
1 cup almond milk
1. Add almond milk, spinach, peaches, banana, pineapple, and flax seed to your blender.
2. Blend all ingredients until it's liquid and smooth.
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try this better-for-you candy!
September 18, 2013 at 4:45:00 PM by Macey Hall0 Comments
If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, we have good news for you: There’s candy out there that’s much better for you than the traditional, processed stuff.
Do your body a favor and ditch the junk food when you’re craving something sweet, and instead grab some candy that’s made with only whole, organic, all-natural ingredients!
Amy’s (who already sells ah-mazing organic convenience and frozen foods) just announced they would be marking their 25th anniversary with Organic Andy’s Dandy Candy Bars, which are free of high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, preservatives, and GMOs—so basically all the bad stuff. Three of the four bars are even gluten-free!
Another awesome candy option is UNREAL Candy, which was started by a 13-year-old boy in an effort to “unjunk” the candy world. His line has the same sweet treats you can’t get enough of—like peanut butter cups and candy-coated peanuts—except it's way better for you!
Similarly to Andy’s Dandy Candy, all of UNREAL Candy’s is made without corn syrup, artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or hydrogenated oil. (Your body will thank you later!)
With so many better (for you!) options out there, there’s no reason to reach for the other stuff when you get a sugar craving mid study-sesh or during movie night!
Andy’s Dandy Candy Bars are sold at grocery stores or online at Amys.com, and you can find UNREAL Candy at Target and major grocery stores nationwide.
What do you think of these better-for-you candy options? Let us know in the comments!
Tags: candy, healthy candy, unreal candy, sweets, amy's, andy's dandy candy
why exercising makes you smarter!
September 16, 2013 at 5:45:00 PM by Macey Hall0 Comments
Exercising makes your heart healthier, but new research suggests it actually makes your brain healthier too. Say goodbye to the dumb jock stereotype!
A cool new study from the University of Illinois just found a correlation between physical fitness and brain functionality. Basically, the study found that the more physically fit you are, the better you do on tests that require memorization—score!
To test it out, researchers examined two groups of kids: Fit ones and unfit ones. The fit ones far outperformed the unfit kids on memorization and short quizzes—by almost 20 percent!
But why exactly? Studies show that exercise can enhance prefrontal cortex activity in the brain—where your working memory is.
So if you’ve been having trouble memorizing all the verbs for your Spanish class or the elements on the periodic table for Chem, just get moving!
Do you think you perform better in school when you're in shape? Let us know in the comments!
the 7 minute workout that will totally shape your body!
September 9, 2013 at 6:25:00 PM by Macey Hall3 Comments
Say goodbye to marathon gym sessions—now all you’ll need in there is seven solid minutes!
Sound too good to be true? Buh-lieve it! The American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal recently found that a seven-minute trip to the weight room for interval training (combined with some cardio like a run) will pretty much have you covered!
But these seven minutes will not be easy—you should experience “steady discomfort” for the duration of your workout, AKA it will be seven minutes of really. hard. work. Get ready to sweat!
What exactly is interval training? It’s super intense activity, combined with brief periods of rest—so, 30 seconds of squats or lunges, with a ten-second break in between reps. Allowing your body to rest and then kicking it back into gear forces you to work much harder than if your heart rate stays at a steady pace.
The new study found that for optimum results, you’ll do 12 exercises, and all you’ll need is a chair and a wall—you use your body weight in place of dumbbells. (This means you can even do the workout in your room or dorm room, if you can’t make the trek to the gym!)
"The scientific seven-minute workout is good if you'er short on time and need a high intensity full body training session," said Jay McLeod, who trains Bella Thorne. "Combine it with cardio, a resistance training program, and a healthy diet!"
Check out the full workout here. The bad news? It will be seven minutes of hell. The good news? It will be over in just seven minutes!
Would you try this new workout? Let us know in the comments!
uanne is a Fitness Australia registered Exercise Professional. In furthering her knowledge in the area of Nutrition, Suanne is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine. Sharing her knowledge with up & coming Personal Trainers Suanne also lectures the Certificate III & Certificate IV in Fitness at a leading College in Brisbane. Her list of credentials include: Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Australian Institute of Fitness Master Trainer, Accredited Heartmoves Leader, Eat It Program Facilitator, Pelvic Floor “Safe Exercise” Trainer, Children Trainer (Blue Card Registered), Older Adult Trainer, Thump Boxing Instructor Level 1 & Advanced and Senior First Aid Qualified.
Suanne has always enjoyed health and fitness and has a strong desire to assist in the promotion of health and wellbeing to others. She endeavours to help people understand and experience the benefits of living a fit and healthy lifestyle by incorporating a balanced diet with exercise.
Suanne designs client-specific programs with nutritional guidance and closely monitors their progress. All her sessions are fun, interesting and personalised to ensure clients do not lose motivation or focus.
One of her passions is helping people who suffer from Chronic Disease live a healthy & active life. Suanne – a Chronic Asthma sufferer, shared her story on growing up with the Disease in the March 2013 newsletter. Check it out here: Suanne’s Story
Fran is a Registered Personal Trainer, and completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness in 2011. In her training experience, Fran has run corporate bootcamps, small group sessions and 1-on-1 PT sessions. She is also a qualified Punchfit instructor.
Prior to being a personal trainer, Fran was a junior dance teacher and has danced for fifteen years. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Dance, and her passion for fitness has definitely stemmed from living a very active life from a young age. Her experience as a dancer, combined with her personal fitness journey, has helped her develop a very creative and energising style of training. Each client is guaranteed to have a session that is not only catered to their specific needs, but also keep you motivated and excited about training!
Fran specialises in functional fitness, weight loss, lifestyle fitness and flexibility, and lives by the motto that ‘Movement is freedom’.
Cassie is a Registered Personal Trainer and has completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness. Cassie has a passion for fitness and anything to do with improving her clients health, body image and fitness capabilities. One of her key strengths is to help people fulfil their goals such as weight loss, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and toning.
Cassie is currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science and has coached and motivated many individuals, most of whom have achieved and continue to achieve their health and fitness goals. Cassie works with her clients, getting them out of their comfort zone and assisting them to reach their personal aspirations.
Darren has 25 years’ experience in contract management & has worked with clients in the Resources, Department of Defence, Local Council, Banking and Education sectors. Darren has a passion to make FITNESS FOEVER a leader in the industry by providing professional management solutions for your lifestyle programs. No matter what industry you’re in, Darren will ensure you get value for money and a solution to your operational requirements.