The Senate Armed Services Committee this week heard more about the Pentagon's plans to defend against cyberattacks. The Department of Defense wants to expand its authority beyond its military networks.
Avoid gym workouts that require sitting on machines, such as seated chest presses, and go for more full-body exercises, such as push-ups, fitness expert Josef Brandenburg says. His tips for a better workout also include getting enough sleep, tracking progress, exercising consistently and doing resistance training first when energy levels are highest.
A study of 945 adults in PLoS One indicated that trans-fat intake might be linked to irritability, impatience and aggression, according to U.S.-based researchers. "We need to keep in mind that food labels tend to not differentiate between manufactured and natural trans fats. These are chemically different, and research is needed to clarify the roles of each type on behavior," said Dr. Karen Davison, who was not part of the research.
Taking a daily supplement containing unroasted- or green-coffee-bean extract resulted in an almost 11% reduction in body weight, according to a small study presented at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting. However, the research has not been published. Registered dietitian Lona Sandon at the University of Texas Southwestern said there were not enough details to draw any conclusions, and that just because the supplement may have led to weight loss, it was not necessarily healthy.
More than 40,000 people worldwide are part of the Edible Schoolyard Project, which encourages the inclusion of food and nutrition in school curriculum and engages youths and adults in planting, harvesting, preparing and eating sustainable organic food. This month, the project launched a website that includes tips for starting school gardens and resources for school nutrition professionals.