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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?
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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!
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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!
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Walker was born in Wrightsville, Georgia to Willis and Christine Walker. He was raised as one of the 7 children in a blue collar family. Walker said that as a child he was overweight and had a speech impediment. Walker’s mother taught him not to use these problems as excuses in life.
In high school Walker was a football standout, he played for the Johnson County High School Trojans in Wrightsville, Georgia from 1975–1979. In 1979, he rushed for 3,167 yards, helping the Trojans to their first state championship.
Herschel played running back for the University of Georgia, where he was a 3-time All-American and winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. He is the only player in NCAA history to finish in the top 3 in Heisman voting every season he played football, winning it his junior year. He is also the only player in the NCAA to be in the top 10 in rushing yards and have only played 3 years. During his freshman season in 1980, Walker set the NCAA freshman rushing record and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. Also, Walker was the first true freshmen to become a first-team All-American. He also would play a major role in helping Georgia go undefeated and win a nation title during the 1980 season, his freshman year. He has been named by ESPNU as the greatest college running back of all time.
Walker left Georgia a year early electing to play football in the USFL, a start-up league who would take players after there junior year, at the time the NFL would not. He would sign with the Ney Jersey generals where he would play 3 seasons winning the league rushing title in two of those years. He holds the professional football record for single-season rushing yards with 2,411 yards in 1985.
Walker was drafted in 1985 by the Dallas Cowboys who suspected the USFL would fold, which it did. Herschel would have his best NFL years in his first stint with the cowboys, most notably rushing for 1514 yards in 1988. He would then go on to play in Minnesota, Philadelphia, New York Giants, and finished his NFL career back in Dallas. His combined rushing numbers for the USFL and the NFL (13,787 yards) would place him 5th All-Time on the NFL’s career rushing list. He is the only player to gain 4,000 yards three different ways: rushing, receiving and kickoff returns.
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If you think Herschel Walker is some kind of weight room warrior you would be wrong, Herschel has never been into weightlifting, all of his exercises are body weight exercises. He started doing sit-ups and push-ups as a kid, as many as 5000 a day and still to this day he does 750-1500 pushups every day as well as 3000 sit ups. He also mixes in 1,500 pull-ups, 1000 dips, and 1000 squats every day. For cardio he will run up to 8 miles and do sprints as well. He also does a regimen of martial arts and MMA after he has completed this workout every morning.
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