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Why Food Is Beyond “Good” and “Evil” Recently, in response to a comment I made about the calories in fruit juice, a friend said to me that fruit juice is “evil.”

Why Food Is Beyond “Good” and “Evil”

I am a philosopher who does a lot of ethics. So “evil” means something quite severe to me. Hitler and Pol Pot were evil. Fruit juice, not so much. I checked back with my friend. Am I an Overpronator? Question: Am I an Overpronator?

Am I an Overpronator?

How do I know whether I am an overpronator? What signs show that you need motion control shoes to correct overpronation? Answer: Overpronators have a stride where the ankle rolls too much inward during each step. It is normal for the foot to roll slightly inward after the heel strikes, but then it straightens and reverses to roll slightly outward at toe-off. Running Shoe Basics. Although selecting the best shoe for you may seem a bit overwhelming, in reality it's not all that difficult if you have an understanding of how your feet move, and how the technologies in running shoes work.

Running Shoe Basics

How Feet Move Neutral movement: Feet turn inward slightly as they hit the ground, called pronation. Overpronation: Feet roll too far inward, the arches collapse and provide no support. Overpronators usually have low to flat arches. Pronation, Explained. If you have a normal arch, you're likely a normal pronator, meaning you'll do best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control.

Pronation, Explained

Runners with flat feet normally overpronate, so they do well in a motion-control shoe that controls pronation. High-arched runners typically underpronate, so they do best in a neutral-cushioned shoe that encourages a more natural foot motion. Normal PronationThe outside part of the heel makes initial contact with the ground. The foot "rolls" inward about fifteen percent, comes in complete contact with the ground, and can support your body weight without any problem. The rolling in of the foot optimally distributes the forces of impact. OverpronationAs with the "normal pronation" sequence, the outside of the heel makes the initial ground contact. UnderpronationAgain, the outside of the heel makes initial contact with the ground. 7 Bizarre Things That Science Says Make You a Better Athlete. When people think about how scientists can help them be better at sports, they're probably thinking about what cocktail of steroids they can take that won't show up on a urine test.

7 Bizarre Things That Science Says Make You a Better Athlete

After all, what else can a bunch of four-eyed nerds tell you about sports? Using iPad at night 'could trigger depression' Natural Remedies For The Promotion Of Hair Growth. Lengthening your locks naturally isn't impossible, but it also isn't instantaneous.

Natural Remedies For The Promotion Of Hair Growth

If you want to promote hair growth naturally, start with being smart about your diet and haircare habits. Both internal and external factors contribute to hair growth and loss, and your hair health can be a good reflection of your overall health. Though no individual miracle method will make your hair grow at lightning speed, you can take concrete steps toward keeping it hydrated and strong, which will help it grow at a healthy rate. Eating a diet rich in protein will help strengthen your strands and protect them from damage. Concentration Exercises for Training and Focusing the Mind. By Remez Sasson Concentration exercises sharpen the mind and improve the ability to concentrate.

Concentration Exercises for Training and Focusing the Mind

Read the article first, or go right to the concentration exercises below. These are mental exercises that will strengthen the power of your mind. The Power of Concentration - Practicing Concentration Exercises Sharpening the needle of concentration requires practice, like everything else in life. Heart disease prevention: 5 strategies keep your heart healthy. Strategies to prevent heart disease You can prevent heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Heart disease prevention: 5 strategies keep your heart healthy

Here are strategies to help you protect your heart. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Handwriting clue to heart disease. A graphologist is conducting a study to find out whether handwriting can reveal the early signs of heart disease.

Handwriting clue to heart disease

Christina Strang, from Wiltshire, compared handwriting samples of 61 cardiac patients from Swindon with those of healthy people. Ms Strang says that when writing we rest the pen for milliseconds and these so-called "resting dots" could show possible heart malfunctions. Her research showed twice as many "resting dots" among the cardiac group. Ms Strang, 53, has worked analysing handwriting for 12 years and is based in Chippenham. She was inspired to investigate the link between potential health problems and handwriting after learning about the work of Professor Alfred Kanfer. Professor Kanfer, born in 1902, was a handwriting consultant in the Austrian government who was sent to Dachau concentration camp during World War II and then lived in the United States. Top 12 Healthy Foods for Better Immune System.

The flu season is upon us.

Top 12 Healthy Foods for Better Immune System

Staying well while those around you sniffle and sneeze requires that you extract as much nutrition from your diet as you can, loading up on the foods that pack the biggest nutritional punch. Avoiding processed foods, grains, and sugar will go a long way toward strengthening your immune system. However, you can do even more by selecting foods that are loaded with specific immune-boosting nutrients. Eating a diet rich in the following foods will be far better for your health than loading up on handfuls of supplements, or worse yet, falling victim to vaccines that expose you to health risks far worse than influenza. How Spices Increase Metabolism. Spices can speed your metabolism by about 50% and keep the burn going for about 3 hours! That means that by adding low calorie or calorie free spices to your diet, you can actually burn more calories by doing nothing. They can also help you eliminate unhealthy food additives like salt and oil from your diet because they pack such a flavor punch.

Be sure you are adding these spices in conjunction with a healthy, balanced diet to really reap the benefits. Cayenne Pepper This spicy addition to tons of Mexican dishes has thermogenic properties, or the ability to heat up the body and increase your calorie burn. Ginger Ginger helps the cells in muscle tissue to utilize more oxygen. Cinnamon. 7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism — And Burn Fat Fast. Posted in: Exercise, Metabolism, Nutrition, Spotlight, Tips, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Tips Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just wanting to maintain your sleek physique, boosting your metabolism to a higher rate is always a good idea. There are several ways to give your metabolism an extra push — including exercising early in the day — but eating can also be a factor in its elevation. Increasing your metabolism means your body burns calories at a higher rate. Proper Knee To Toe Alignment For Exercise. Lunges are excellent dynamic strength exercises for the lower body but can cause pain if not performed properly.

Past knee injuries, poor core strength and tight muscles may also contribute to knee pain during lunges. If knee pain persists after improving technique, muscle strength and flexibility, consult your physician. Previous injuries that may cause knee pain with lunges include a knee sprain, meniscus tear, muscle strain, tendinitis and bursitis. Patellofemoral pain syndrome, IT band syndrome and arthritis may also lead to knee pain during weight-bearing exercises such as lunges. How To Survive a Breakup - Things To Do After a Breakup. How to Build Summer Abs.

Paved with crunches, every man with a gym membership would sport a six-pack. "But crunches only flex your trunk," says Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of . "To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need to train it the way it functions. " Or, more specifically, all the ways it functions. The more than two dozen muscles between your hips and shoulders are what allow you to bend and rotate your torso.

They also stabilize your spine as you mow the lawn, carry groceries, do pushups, spike volley-balls, and otherwise go about the motions of daily life. Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellent. Mosquitoes have complex methods of detecting hosts and different types of mosquitoes react to different stimuli. It’s no secret that mosquito bites can transfer a number of diseases to humans and animals, the most common of which are malaria, dengue fever, and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Most mosquitoes are active at dawn and dusk, but there are also mosquitoes that seek hosts during the day.

Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips. It’s mosquito season and I have buffalo sized ones zipping around the backyard as I type this. Printer. Who came up with the idea that we are supposed to drink orange juice at breakfast? How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body. 11 Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism. 15 Foods To Help You Lose. Boy or girl? See what your mother-to-be eats. 23 Apr 08. How To Make Your Voice Stronger. How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy - Magazine.

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