Becky Lee Warren

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How Much Protein Can Your Muscles Absorb In One Sitting?

Here’s what you should really do if you want to maximize your gains<p>It would seem logical that the more protein you pack away during a meal, the bigger your muscles would grow.<p>But your body doesn’t work that way. There’s a certain amount of protein your muscles can absorb in one sitting.<p><b>Related:</b> …

Nutrition

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Dementia

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.<p>But the …

The Brain

9 Stunning Coastlines You May Not Even Know About

Need some inspiration for a scenic bay to explore or a coastal drive set out on this summer? There are plenty to choose from, but only a small slice …

Amalfi Coast

The world’s best backpacking destinations – as voted by you | Travel Feature

6. Bolivia<p>While it can be more of a challenge to get around, landlocked Bolivia is always worth the work – in fact, it’s all part of the fun. Surreal …

Playing with Recipes: Pasta, Risotto-Style

Emma's popular post on the best way to cook pasta triggered a vague memory of a no-boil method I had read about years ago. A few minutes of internet …

50 Impossibly Easy, Slightly Lazy, 100% Reliable Summer Dinners

Dragging open a can of anchovies. Cubing cold, snappy vegetables to toss in a mustard jar vinaigrette. Spooning anything at all onto toast, with pepper and cheese and salt. There's something wonderfully languid about making summer dinners, the kind that come half-prepped right from the produce bag …

Cooking

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

Three-Act Tasks: Modeling Addition

Kindergarten teacher Kristin Alfonzo at South Shore PK-8 School in Seattle engages her students in three-act tasks to solve addition problems. …

An Easy Guide to Ayurveda

<i>From Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Noel Graupner, whose approach to working with patients is education-based, in that she teaches her patients about their</i> …

Nutrition

Creatine supplementation in the aging population: effects on skeletal muscle, bone and brain.

2016 Aug;48(8):1793-805. doi: 10.1007/s00726-016-2239-7. Epub 2016 Apr 23.<p>1Applied Physiology in Nutrition, Exercise and Genetics Research Group, …

This one change could keep your brain young

Want to keep your mind sharp and brain young? A recent study in the journal NeuroImage sheds new light on one way to do that.<p>While normal aging leads …

Best foods to protect your aging brain

The aging of America means more cases of Alzheimer's disease. Experts predict the number of people with the condition is expected to nearly triple by …

Holistic Medicine

Ageing in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical

It’s never too late to pick up a musical instrument. In fact there are many reasons why it’s a great idea, particularly in old age.<p>We normally hear …

Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Damage to Aging Brain

<i>Summary: According to researchers, a complex dietary supplement has shows anti-aging properties that appear to prevent, and even reverse brain cell</i> …

How to Save Your Brain

When it comes to aging, life can be cruel. There's plenty to...well...let's come right out and say it: think about. What will happen to my looks? …

How older people learn: Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit but age-related brain changes cannot be undone

Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit but age-related brain changes cannot be undone<p>As a person ages, perception declines, accompanied by …

The Brain

Why You Get Shin Splints—and How to Get Rid of Them

You’re absolutely right: They are the worst.<p>If you’re a runner, shin splints are pretty much your worst nightmare (aside from tripping and eating pavement). They make every step excruciating and—if you’re training for a race—remind you that those dreams might be over (for now). Seriously, eff those …

Marathons

7 foods and drinks that are bad for your blood pressure

In the United States, nearly one out of every three adults has high blood pressure. For a much scarier number, we’d like to translate “one out of every three” to a cold, hard 70 million American adults with hypertension. Another 70 million or so adults have prehypertension; this means that, while …

Introducing Orange Wine, The Bright Beverage Shaking Up The Drinks Industry

It's perfect for summer ☀️<p>Forget red, white or rosé because there's a new wine in town - and it's an oh-so-summery colour.<p>Experts have said orange …

The Secret Mindset For A Successful Retirement

When it comes to retirement success, visions of financial stability can vary from person to person. Some people dream of a million-dollar 401(k), the capacity to travel the world on a moment’s notice, or the ability to relax in different homes in order to take advantage of the seasons. While money, …

Retirement

Amazing Things A Hug Does To Your Brain That You Never Expected

Who Doesn’t Love A Hug?<p>Giving or receiving a hug is one of the best ways to feel better quickly, but have you ever stopped to wonder exactly how …

7 surprises that shrink your Social Security check

When Social Security payments form the backbone of your monthly budget — as they do for many retirees — it would be nice to accurately anticipate how …

Retirement

Saving 15% of Your Income Can Save Your Retirement

<i>Editor's pick: Originally published June 16.</i><p>If you're having a tough time figuring out how much money you'll need to retire, sometimes just having an …

Retirement

10-Minute Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)

There are a select few really good meals in this world that take just 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. This is one of them. And it isn’t …

Food

Can green tea boost your brainpower and treat disease?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The images that come to mind when thinking of green tea are likely associated with calmness, purity and relaxation.<p>The ancient beverage has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine as a means to relieve people from various ailments, but more recently the tea -- and its extracts -- have …

The Strange Power of a Medieval Poem About the Death of a Child

The medieval poem “Pearl” was written by someone whose identity we do not know, and is set mostly within a dream. Neither of these facts is unusual in medieval poetry. Authorship is often unclear for works from that period, and dreams were popular as literary devices: then, as now, dreams allow …