Tanya Bednarek

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What happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania - the "Chocolate Capital of the World" - doesn't help either of us.<p>But Andrew is braver than I am. Last year, he gave …

Neuroscience

Lots Of Cardio & Dieting But Not Much Fat Loss? – Fitness Volt Bodybuilding & Fitness Magazine

What You’ll Takeaway<p><b>A diet that creates a calorie deficit causes someone’s metabolism to drop and slow.</b>• <b><br>A further drop in metabolism is observed above</b> …

Exercise Helps Improve Brain Growth and Regeneration

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Scientists have been linking physical exercise to brain health for many years. In fact, compelling evidence shows that physical …

Drug for overactive bladder may help people lose weight, too

Brown fat, which burns energy, is hitting mainstream drug development in a big way<p>A drug the US Food and Drug Administration has already approved to treat overactive bladder may also help patients lose weight, a small study shows. The compound is called mirabegron, which is sold by Astellas Pharma …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

The Best Things for Your Relationship

Teen girls have different brains: Gender, neuroscience and the truth about adolescence

It’s indisputably true that in adolescence there are real differences in some brain functions with males, females<p>The first talk I ever gave on the teenage brain was in 2007 at my sons’ school, Concord Academy. The principal, guidance counselor, and teachers had been so good to my kids and really …

10 Butt Exercises for a Tighter, Firmer, Extra Bangin’ Booty

Whether you want to tone and lift, firm and shrink or just want to get a little healthier and build up some more muscle, here are 10 exercises that will target your butt until you’re dying to sit down again. But trust us, the burn is worth it if you want to get your best butt ever.<p>1. Cosmopolitan’s …

Workouts

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

The secret to permanent weight loss can be found in your daily decisions. It's about switching from diets and quick fix solutions to permanent lifestyle change. We all know someone (maybe it's you?) who wants to lose weight but quit after two to four weeks. Results didn't happen fast enough. Or it …

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

The best wedding songs of 2014

I’m just going to come out and say it: it was a great year for music. The entire last year of 2014 was a milestone for weddings in general (sequined …

4 Ways to Torch More Fat with Cardio

• Thrilling Thirties: Alternate 30 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Nasty Nineties: Alternate 90 seconds of high and low intensity<br>• Dirty Two-Thirties: Alternate 2.5 minutes of high and low intensity<p><b>Distance</b><br>"Maintaining a conversational pace for a long period of time is great for overall calorie …

21 Ways to Melt Your Gut

Shrink your flab in no time flat with these expert-approved waist reducers<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>RIVERS CUT CANYONS. CONTINENTS DRIFT. THE GUY IN SEAT 23F</b> hogs the armrest. Before we even notice, subtle shifts can add up to big changes. Social scientists call this phenomenon "creeping normalcy." It's bad news …

Fitness

Here's What Science Taught Us About Love This Year

Photo: Getty Images<p>Love is complicated; it doesn't take a Facebook status or a scientific study to confirm that. Still, psychologists try to make a little more sense of the L-word for our benefit, and what follows is a recap of their findings this year. Brace yourself, because it's extensive, …

Calorie Count: Not All Calories are Created Equal | Runner's World

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard this rule: It’s just a matter of calories in, calories out. That is, simply burn more calories than you consume, and the pounds will melt off. Right? Well, not exactly.<p>If you are trying to lose weight, then you know that it’s not that …

Nutrition

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

Workouts

Is Depression a Brain Disorder? Yes and No

3 comments<p>Thirty years ago, I submitted a manuscript for publication and received the following response from the editor: “There is nothing new here, …

Psych Central Personality Test

Based upon the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)<p>Everybody is curious about their personality, so psychology to the rescue!<p>Our personality …

Psychology

The Most Important Things We Learn About Love, We Learn From Our Parents

My parents got married when they were twenty-three; my mum had only been twenty-three for four days. In a few weeks, they will celebrate being …

Which is a Better Workout, Running or Walking?

Photo by Timothy Takemoto<p>By Katie Koerner | Greatist<p>There are many reasons why people start running: to stay slim, boost energy, or snag that …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

Northwestern University

Apps for Happiness and Personal Development

<b>BE MEASURING</b> for more Happiness and Personal Development<p>When I first wrote the Year of Personal Development series my focus was on free printable …

20 Weird Facts About Sex and Love

Discover what's happening to your body and your mind when you're falling in love or doing the deed.

Alzheimer’s drug could cure people of binge eating addiction

A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s could cure binge eaters of their addiction.<p>Binge eating affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK and is …

Neuroscience

Strength and Conditioning: The Way Arnold Would Do It

Walk into a gym these days and you'll find people doing exercises that look more like advanced gymnastic routines than weight lifting. While there is …

Muscle 4 Hardgainers — Get Ripped and Toned, Fast

Following through with your workout can be one of the hardest parts of committing to a better body. Sometimes all you need is the right approach. M…<p>A …