Muhammad Ali always abstained before hitting the ring. Even Plato said Olympians should avoid sex before competition. But science suggests doing the deed won't actually zap all that energy or be a distraction during the kick-off. In fact, an orgasm may help combat muscle pain for ladies, while a testosterone boost could even help build strength for menTestosterone dose-dependently increases maximal voluntary strength and leg power, but does not affect fatigability or specific tension.
Share on Pinterest Sugary, high-alcohol drinks can pack a powerful caloric punch. Stay on track with drinks made from fresh fruit, seltzer (instead of sweet club soda), and just one shot of booze at a time. Mix pomegranate juice, lime juice, and a few splashes of champagne together for a festive Pomegranate Fizz cocktail.
There's something comforting about miso soup. It could be the fact that it's scientifically proven to help cure hangovers, or it could be that light, warm soup literally warms the soul (err, belly). But enjoying miso doesn't have to be limited to takeout or only paired with seaweed. It tastes great with just about everything-even chocolate-and adds a savory touch that's unlike any other flavor.
We've got good news and bad news. The pasta-is-good-for-you study that grabbed headlines this week had several flaws: It was partially funded by Barilla. They claim there was no conflict of interest, but it begs the question: Why else would a pasta company pay to research the nutritional value of pasta?
If chicken makes an appearance on your table a least once a week, you've probably got a few go-to chicken recipes up your sleeve already. But if you're getting tired of the predictable chicken salad/grilled chicken breast routine, it might be time to change the pace a bit-both literally and figuratively.
Share on PinterestIllustration by Irene Goddard It's another full moon! This time our guiding constellation is the passionate (read: headstrong) Aries. If you don't speak woo, allow me to translate: Full moons are a time of releasing and making room for the new. And with a fiery zodiac like Aries, you might find yourself a little on edge, clinging to resentment or struggling to move on.