The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen painting by Van Gogh

Van Gogh Painting from 1884 Stolen from Dutch Museum

April 11, 2020

Art thieves stole a Van Gogh painting from a museum in the Netherlands, NPR reported. The painting is titled “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring, 1884” and was painted that same year. Van Gogh’s work was Post-Impressionist and very influential. […]

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Looking for Your Ideal Body Composition? Learn to Use Metabolic Flexibility

April 10, 2020

Do you find yourself snacking on cereal while you’re sitting at your computer? Often we reach for carb-filled snacks when we’re bored, but this isn’t the best strategy for obtaining our ideal body composition. Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains how to choose the fuel that’s right for your activity. […]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race with the Oxidative System

April 9, 2020

In the oxidative system, unlike the other two energy-producing systems, you burn energy through light to moderate activity—even just sitting. However, you still need to exercise to get the most bang for your buck in this system, as Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains. […]

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Coronavirus News

Coronavirus, Like Common Cold, Sometimes Includes Loss of Smell, Taste

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus can have a symptom other respiratory infections do—loss of smell and taste, BBC News reported. However, researchers said it’s not common enough to add to a list of key symptoms, nor should those with diminished senses of taste or smell assume they have the coronavirus. Both senses function biochemically. […]

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Exactly How Pain Is Gain in the Anaerobic Glycolytic System

April 8, 2020

When your legs start burning as you complete your first lap around the track, you may believe you have lactic acid buildup. In fact, as Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., explains, lactate is actually a good thing. He also discusses the role of carbohydrates in fueling your body. […]

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Coronavirus News

As Coronavirus Myths Spread, A Skeptic’s Look at Health News

April 8, 2020

A debunked rumor says holding your breath for 10 seconds proves you don’t have COVID-19, “USA Today” reported. Experts say many young people with the disease could still do so, while many older people with clean bills of health couldn’t. Stories like this often outpace fact-checking. […]

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Fuel without Oxygen: Understanding Creatine

April 7, 2020

You may be familiar with creatine supplements, but our body also produces creatine naturally. It is part of a system that helped our ancestors escape from wild beasts, and today it assists in climbing flights of stairs and lifting heavy weights. Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., discusses the benefits of this anaerobic system. […]

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