Fearless Forecast Week 11: 5 Rec, 64 Yds
Projected Points: 11.6
Fearless Forecast Week 11: 5 Rec, 64 Yds
Projected Points: 11.6
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Food can be confusing. One of our main goals is to simplify and make healthy eating as easy as possible. And there may be no simpler way of judging whether a meal or snack is healthy for you than by asking three simple questions: Where's my protein, where's my fiber, and where's my healthy fat? Asking yourself these three questions while cooking is our simple trick that will make any of your meals healthy every time.Put together a plate that provides all three, and we guarantee you've got a line on a leaner, healthier body that's functioning at the peak of its genetic programming. Hitting all three in one sitting means you're feeding your muscles. Eating a slowly absorbed, hunger-controlling meal maximizes the absorption of nutrients in your food to positively influence your genetics, and striking a major blow against cholesterol and elevated blood sugar. The three macronutrients will also help crowd out refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, added sugars, and other things that block you from reaching your health goals.So the next time you're putting together a meal, use this simple trick of asking these three questions and you'll make any of your meals healthy. Here's why, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.Where's my protein?Protein helps you burn fat in three ways. First, it's the building block of muscle, and muscle burns fat. Feeding your muscles helps them frow and fight back against the forces of fleshiness.Second, the very act of eating protein actually burns calories. About 25% of the calories you eat in the form of protein are burned up just digesting the protein itself (carbs and fat burn up no more than 10 to 15% of their calories).And third, protein keeps you fuller longer—in part because that intense digestive process means your body perceives you as being satiated. In a 2013 study published in the journal Appetite, women were fed low-, moderate-, or high-protein afternoon snacks. Those who ate the most protein had the lowest levels of hunger and waited longer before they chose to eat again than those who ate lower-protein snacks. So be sure to add protein and it will instantly make any of your meals healthy.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get healthy tips directly to your inbox!Where's my fiber?Stop thinking about "good carbs" or "bad carbs" and start focusing on fiber. If you're eating fiber, you're eating nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, beans and other legumes, and whole grains. That means you're packing your day with foods high in folate, vitamin B12, betaine, resveratrol, and sulforaphane—all critical nutrients that impact how active our fat-storage genes are. Fiber also allows the bacteria in your gut to produce the fatty acid butyrate, which influences the behavior of genes associated with insulin resistance and inflammation.Fiber plays a number of additional roles in keeping us slim, but the most intriguing is its ability to suppress appetite. In spring 2014, an international team of researchers identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that's naturally released when the fiber is digested. Acetate then travels to the brain, where it signals us to stop eating.Some scientists believe that the dramatic reduction in fiber in our diets is perhaps the number-one factor in our obesity crisis. Professor Gary Frost from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College in London, who was part of the team that put together the acetate study, estimated that thanks to food processing, the average Western citizen now eats about one-seventh as much fiber as humans did in the Stone Age. Makes you want to chew through a redwood, doesn't it?So stop thinking in terms of carbs or starches and start thinking in terms of fiber. You'll find fiber in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains like quinoa, oats, and brown rice—or these 43 Best High-Fiber Foods For a Healthy Diet. Follow the fiber to trip the off switch on genes related to obesity and inflammation.Where's my healthy fat?The greenest, freshest, most luscious salad in the world isn't as healthy as it could be if you don't add a splash of olive oil to it. The reason: healthy fats help our bodies to process the nutrients in other foods, to slow the pace of digestion—keeping us fuller, longer—and to improve our cholesterol profile and reduce inflammation. Olive oil, avocados, nuts and nut buyers, chia seeds, flaxseed, and cold-water seafood are all sources of healthy fats. Some healthy fats have an impact on obesity genes; all will help improve your overall health profile. Here are a few to focus on:Monounsaturated fats: Olives and olive oil, nuts (including peanuts) and nut butter, avocado, dark chocolate (at least 72% cacao)Polyunsaturated fats: Oily fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, or sardines), flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pine nutsPlant-based saturated fats: Coconut (no sugar added), coconut oil (not hydrogenated)Omega-3 fatty acids: Cold-water fish (wild salmon, tuna, sardines), grass-fed beef, flaxseed, walnuts, chia seeds.Though it may seem counterintuitive to add fat to a meal if you're trying to lose weight, eating a moderate portion of unsaturated fats, like the kind found in olive oil, avocados, and nuts, can ward off the munchies and keep you full by regulating hunger hormones.So if you can look at your plate and find all three of these things—protein, fiber, and healthy fat—you're guaranteed to make healthy meals every time. Start today with one of these 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.
Whenever the iconic Junior's Cheesecake makes an appearance at Costco, word travels fast—and the cakes sell out even faster. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Costco is delighting fans once again with a seasonal flavor of the beloved cheesecake that screams, "Put me on your holiday table!"Junior's Pumpkin Layer Cake Cheesecake was spotted in the warehouse's refrigerators this past week, according to Instagrammer @costco_empties. And it promises to be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner line-up—no matter the size of your celebration this year. This cake is made up of layers of New York cheesecake and pumpkin spice sponge cake, with thick cream cheese icing on top. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback .) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Costco Empties (@costco_empties)You can score the 3.5-pound dessert at your nearest Costco location for only $15.99. That's a complete steal, considering the fact that cakes of this size sell for more than $45 on Junior's website. In case you were wondering, this hefty bake has 12 servings. (But you may wind up eating it all by yourself in one sitting, because all bets are off in 2020!)This is the fourth time this year that Costco is carrying Junior's baked goods. In February, the retailer sold adorable chocolate-covered cheesecake hearts—also at a major discount. In April, Costco shoppers were treated to delightful Easter-themed Junior's cakes shaped like eggs. And this fall, an Apple Crumble Cheesecake was spotted on store shelves right in time for apple-picking season. We are digging these seasonal collaborations, Costco and Junior's!Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest grocery news delivered straight to your inbox.
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Cannabis has seen an ever-increasing acceptance within society in the past few years. There are now 35 states that allow for at least the medical use of cannabis, with Mississippi and South Dakota being added to the list this year. Although many people believe there are great uses of cannabis, such as for pain or depression, there are obvious side effects. As an Emergency Physician, I see these side effects of cannabis use very often. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Nausea and Vomiting One of the most common side effects that is not well known is that it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. The condition, called cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, is usually seen with daily users but can occur in any patient. It is characterized by nausea and vomiting that can need IV fluids and anti-nausea medications. Most patients describe that these symptoms improve with hot showers or using creams made from the active ingredient found in chili peppers, capsaicin. Although the symptoms can be managed, the best treatment is complete abstinence from cannabis. RELATED: What Smoking Marijuana Every Day Does to Your Body 2 Anxiety Cannabis is used for some patients who have depression or anxiety. There is a subset of patients who will experience a paradoxical effect. Some patients will have severe anxiety and even paranoia after use. Most patients can connect the anxiety with the use of marijuana that contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Some patients find their anxiety is lessened with cannabis products that are higher in CBD or cannabidiol. If you are using cannabis for the treatment of depression and anxiety, it is important to work closely with a physician to ensure appropriate treatment. 3 Hunger It is difficult to see cannabis in popular movies or television that does not highlight the "munchies" that occur. For some patients, particularly cancer patients or AIDS patients, cannabis is specifically used for the treatment of their complete lack of appetite. Although helpful for some patients, increased hunger can lead to detrimental side effects, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. If you are going to be using cannabis for medical treatment, it is important to track your caloric intake and monitor your weight. 4 Sedation or Impairment As with many medications, there is the possibility of decreased attention and increased sedation with cannabis use. This can lead to dangerous conditions if the patient is operating heavy machinery or even driving. Consumer Reports published an article last year confirming that in states that have legalized cannabis usage, auto accidents have increased in comparison to their neighboring states. The article goes on to describe that possibly 50% of medical cannabis patients drove while under the influence. It is essential to realize the sedative features of cannabis and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.RELATED: Medical Marijuana Mistakes You Could Make, Warns Doctor 5 Psychiatric Health Concerns Depression and anxiety are certain diagnoses that proponents of cannabis use state are safely treated. There is data suggesting, however, that cannabis can be problematic in patients with other psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia. Some studies suggest there is a direct correlation between the usage of cannabis as a teenager and the development of schizophrenia later in life. 6 Dry Mouth Specifically, for patients who use cannabis by smoking, dry mouth can be a very common side effect. Although it seems more of a nuisance than a true side effect, dry mouth can have some major health concerns. Good oral health, such as gum and dental health, requires a moist environment. With drying out of the oral cavity, there can be a regression of the gums which can lead to tooth decay and even teeth falling out. 7 Decreased Sperm Health Cannabis has been found to reduce sperm viability in a number of different ways, one of which being the number of sperm produced. In a study in Denmark, weekly use of cannabis was found to reduce the number of sperm. Other studies have looked at the health of the sperm in patients who use cannabis regularly. There seems to be a correlation with cannabis use and sperm that do not have appropriate forward movement, or appropriate ability to contact and thereby fertilize the egg within the female reproductive tract. There has been a major push to legalize the use of cannabis for medical treatment of many different disorders. Although there is anecdotal evidence of its benefits, specifically in seizures and chronic pain, it is not without side effects. It is important to consult your physician before starting any medical treatment, including cannabis. As for yourself: To get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has a front row seat to the pandemic—not only is his state overrun with cases, but he's tested positive himself. "Although I'm not experiencing symptoms, many Nevadans do," he tweeted Sunday. "My heart goes out to all those who are sick with this virus, and to the families of the more than 2,000 Nevadans who died from COVID-19. Not a day goes by where I don't think about these families and their grief." He then went on to deliver the harsh reality: "Since the start of the pandemic, a quarter (24%) of ALL #COVID19 cases in Nevada were identified in the month of November," he tweeted. "We must take this seriously and act now." Sisolak called for a statewide "pause" that puts restrictions on certain businesses and activities. To see what's allowed and what isn't, read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.Gov. Sisolak Said Hospitals Were "Overwhelmed" and Something Has to ChangeSisolak compared the spread of COVID to a "wildfire." "As of today, 13 of 17 of our counties are flagged for elevated risk of transmission. In the beginning of October, only two counties were flagged," Sisolak, a Democrat, wrote. "Our statewide positivity rate is at a record 16.5 percent, and as I mentioned, we've surpassed 2,000 deaths.""All available models indicate that Nevada is in a 'red zone' and our health experts anticipate continued case growth based on current trends," he said. "In fact, 10% of all COVID cases recorded in Nevada since the beginning of the pandemic were reported in the last seven days. Every minute, a Nevadan is diagnosed with COVID-19….Our public health infrastructure is quickly becoming overwhelmed. And from the start I've made clear that in addition to saving lives, one of the main goals of our response is to protect our public health system and our hospitals from being overwhelmed."RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsWhat the Restrictions Entail"I am not issuing a shutdown order," the governor said. "My goal is to aggressively try to attack this spread, while maintaining some portion of our economy and our daily lives."The pause is effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and includes the following:Face Masks are RequiredYou must wear a mask at all times "when you are around someone who is not part of your immediate household, whether indoors or outdoors," the governor said. That goes for private gatherings, too. RELATED: Dr. Fauci Says Most People Did This Before Catching COVIDRestaurants and BarsThey will drop to 25% capacity, down from 50%. No walk-ins allowed. "I know the majority of our bars and restaurants are doing their best, but these settings have proved to be high risk because they allow the opportunity for people to remove their face coverings in indoor settings around people outside of their households. That's how the virus spreads," Sisolak said.Gaming and CasinosThese will also drop to 25% capacity, pursuant to rules issued by the state Gaming Control Board. Other Businesses Will Also Drop to 25% Capacity"Gyms, fitness, dance and martial arts studios, museums, art galleries, libraries, zoos and aquariums, arcades, racetracks, bowling alleys, miniature golf, amusement and theme parks also must go to 25 percent capacity," reports the Las Vegas Review Journal.Private Gatherings"Sisolak said private gatherings must be limited to 10 people or fewer, from no more than two households — whether indoors or outdoors," according to Fox 5 Vegas. "Face coverings must be in use with people from outside of the household."RELATED: 7 Side Effects of Wearing a Face MaskSchools…will remain at full capacity. "Let's be honest: Our casinos, hotels, restaurants, and bars are open with strict restrictions so that we can protect our economy," Sisolak said. "Meanwhile, the majority of our school buildings across our state are closed and our kids are suffering as a result. Our education system and our economy are not mutually exclusive — they are tied together."The Governor Said "It's Time to Act"Explaining the restrictions, the governor laid his cards on the table. "Let me explain this quickly: whether you believe in the science of COVID or not, the reality is this – COVID is filling up our hospital beds and that threatens all Nevadans. If hospital beds continue filling at this rate and staffing shortages continue to increase as they are now – that means ALL Nevadans will have limited access to the care they may need. It's not just for COVID –if you get in a car accident, or have a heart attack, or break a wrist…you won't be able to access care if our hospitals are full and there isn't enough staff. This is our biggest threat. You saw it in New York, you can see it in El Paso right now. This can't become our reality. There is consensus on one inescapable conclusion: we are on a rapid trajectory that threatens to overwhelm our health care system, our frontline health workers, and your access to care. So it's time to act.""From the start of this pandemic," he continued, "there aren't any decisions that don't have negative consequences. Weighing the loss of jobs and businesses versus the loss of health and lives is painful, without a perfect solution. While prioritizing the health and safety of Nevadans, I am also balancing the significant ramifications that further restrictions will have on our suffering economy. No state struggles with this more than Nevada due to the lack of diversity in our economy. I've mentioned this high wire act before – this great balancing act – and I feel like we've been living in this no-win situation for nearly nine months."Those in his state will have to balance some more. And no matter where you live, to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
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Face masks are effective, period, at protecting you and others from COVID-19. The CDC has said so. WHO has said so. The Department of Health and Human Services has said so. They are even better than previously thought. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, recently, excitedly, called face masks a "two-way street." They protect you from spreading droplets but now, "recent data has now shown that as a matter of fact, there's also the added benefit to protect you from droplets and virus that's coming your way," Fauci said. So: How do you wear one comfortably, without any side effects, so you can do your part and save the world? Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Your Glasses May Fog Up With your mask on, and covering your mouth, your warm breath is looking for somewhere to go—and so it escapes upward, leaving condensation on your glasses lenses. For some, it can feel that both halves of your face is covered.The Solution: First, make sure your mask isn't releasing too much air. "You want to make sure your mask fits securely over the nose. With glasses, a mask with a nose bridge will keep warm air from exiting up to your glasses as opposed to other face coverings," Aaron Hamilton, MD, tells the Cleveland Clinic. Or use the trusty soap and water trick. "Simply wash your lenses with soapy water and shake off the excess liquid," says the Clinic. "You can allow your lenses to air dry or gently wipe them off with a soft cloth before wearing your glasses again. Why does this method work? The soap leaves behind a thin film that acts as a fog barrier." 2 You May Have Difficulty Understanding Someone When They Talk Through the Mask During a Three Men and a Baby virtual reunion this weekend, Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg laughed about rehearsing while wearing face masks and face shields—they couldn't hear what people were saying. It's clear how much we were depending on "lip reading" as their hearing's gotten worse in old age, joked Danson. No shame here. "About 70 percent of people over 70 have some hearing loss, whether or not they own it," Jan Blustein, M.D., a professor of health policy and medicine at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, tells AARP. Face masks don't help make voices any louder.The Solution: Simply ask the person you're talking to to speak louder, or to use a white board, and blame it on the mask. Or consider a clear mask for those around you, or, per AARP, "for those with mild hearing loss, it helps to try to eliminate background sounds from, say, a dishwasher or a fan, which can mask the sound signal from someone's voice, Blustein says. Similarly, it's important to turn down the volume on a TV or radio or to close a door in order to shut out noise from an adjacent room." 3 You May Experience Anxiety It's natural to feel anxious during a pandemic. A face mask can exacerbate this in a few ways—every time you put one one, it's a reminder life is not normal; a face mask can feel constricting; they can make half the face of the world disappear. It's OK to feel worry each time you grab one.The Solution: UW Health, the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has some really good tips for managing anxiety around face masks. Here are just a few:"Call it out: Identify that you are experiencing anxiety and it is a normal response. Practice saying calming statements such as 'this will pass' or 'I am safe and I will get through this;' find what works for you.Regulate your breathing. Take slow, deep breaths in your nose and out your mouth.Focus on the present. Anxious thoughts might cause you to worry and think about the 'what ifs' of wearing a mask or being in public in one.Get comfortable with your mask. Practice wearing it at home for short periods of time and taking breaks if you feel anxious. Try building up to longer periods of time.Find a mask that is the right style and fit for you." 4 You May Have Difficulty Breathing Masks, when worn properly, do not inhibit oxygen flow. Doctors have proven it. So if you're having difficulty catching air while wearing one, it's possible your mask doesn't fit right—it's too tight, perhaps—or it's in your mind. "Most of us aren't used to wearing face masks, and the sensation of having a mask on your face might make someone anxious or uncomfortable," Christopher Ewing, a lung specialist based in Alberta, Canada tells Discover Magazine. "Although much of our breathing is unconscious and driven by our respiratory center, it can also be influenced by the mind. When we're feeling discomfort, even subconsciously, it can change the way we breathe."The Solution: Try the Box Method. "The best strategy to reset our natural breathing pattern is something that is common in yoga and also something that the U.S. Navy Seals use," Ewing tells Discover, which adds people can "visualize a box and trace the outline of the four sides in their mind's eye as they inhale and exhale slowly. Following the outline of the box, users breathe in slowly for four seconds, pause, breathe out completely, and then pause again." "This method helps us regulate our breathing in a more conscious way, and it also reduces stress and anxiety by activating the parasympathetic nervous system," says Ewing.RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study Finds 5 You May Find it Difficult to Exercise You might have gotten out of breath exercising even before the pandemic. Now, running in a face mask? "It's safe to wear a mask while exercising, but considerations should be made," reports the Mayo Clinic. "For example, it's recommended that you perform low- to moderate-intensity exercise rather than vigorous exercise while wearing a mask. This is because of the decreased airflow allowed through the mask which can affect breathing and your ability to properly regulate body temperature."The Solution: The Mayo Clinic provides examples of moderate-intensity exercise:"Walking briskly at 2.5 MPH or fasterRecreational swimmingBicycling slower than 10 MPH on level terrainRecreational tennis, particularly doublesActive forms of yoga, such as vinyasa or power yogaExercise classes, such as water aerobics" 6 You May Get Acne Acne caused by a face mask—or "maskne"—" is commonly caused by heat and friction—like your face and a mask rubbing together," reports Gunderson Health System. "When there is an external irritant that causes rubbing, in acne prone people skin cells tip in under the skin and this causes acne," says Gundersen dermatologist Abigail Taub, MD.The Solution: Gunderson offers some tips:"Cleanse your face with a product containing benzoyl peroxide. This tip is especially useful for anyone who has oily skin, but beware: You don't want to overdo it and strip all the natural oils from your face. 'It is normal for there to be oil on the skin, and if too much oil is stripped the skin's defense is to make more oil, which can lead to a vicious cycle,'" Dr. Taub says.Wash cloth masks frequently. Use a fragrance-free laundry detergent and consider rinsing your masks an extra time to ensure anything that could irritate your skin is removed. Do not use dryer sheets."RELATED: Dr. Fauci Says Most People Did This Before Catching COVID 7 You May Find Your Skin Irritated or Ears Hurting "Wearing a mask for multiple hours at a time or several days in a row can lead to irritation on the backs of your ears (for those wearing ear-loop masks) or cause sensitive facial skin in general," said Ohio Health. The Solution: "Fear not!," says Ohio Health. "Numerous options exist to relieve pain. Check out these ideas. Also, consider what your mask is made from. Natural materials like cotton are less likely to cause irritation than synthetic fibers. Still, it's important to select a tightly-woven material to prevent the spread of viruses if you are making or purchasing homemade masks." And to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.