True or False? The United States sells 200 million condoms a year.
False—the number is much higher. Condom sales are over 500 million per year.
True or False? Condoms are electronically tested to make sure they are effective.
True. Every single condom goes through this test.
True or False? The best place to store condoms is next to where you’re going to have sex.
Next week is Women’s Heart Week, a time to remember to take care of our tickers. Heart disease is one of the top killers in America. Here are 6 ways you can help celebrate this week.
6. Eat a Healthy Meal
And then eat another, and another… Make healthy eating a good habit. Just start with one today—replace your bacon and hash browns with some oatmeal. Or use one of these heart-healthy ideas. Whatever you do, just keep it up and you’ll be surprised at how quickly it becomes a part of your normal routine.
5. Move It, Move It
It's winter, which means it's cold and flu season. Ergo, at least one out of every eight of you readers are experiencing some kind of viral misery at this very moment. It also means that TV commercials and Internet banner ads are doing their best to sell you some kind of tincture, pill or spray that promises to make your life while sick a breeze, if not outright cure you. Sorry, folks. If there was a cure for the common cold it'd be in lockdown in some billionaire's heavily fortified mansion waiting for customers who are willing to pay a small fortune for the convenience. For the rest of us, battling that blasted rhinovirus requires some time, a little know-how and some positive thinking. Here are some tips to put you on the mend as fast as modern technology will allow.
It’s very important to keep a healthy weight for a variety of reasons. It will save you money, help you find clothes that fit easier, sometimes allow you to live a longer life, save you from various health complications, etc. That said, the average size for women in this country is now a 14 and clothing departments have yet to reflect that. As times change, people change and evolve, and it’s important to change our thinking with that.
This doesn’t mean that we should abandon efforts to live a healthy lifestyle; on the contrary, we should all strive for a weight and lifestyle that allows us to be happy, healthy, and to function to the best to our abilities. However, this doesn’t mean that we should kill ourselves doing that—or that the media or other people should have the right to down us because of the way we look, either.
Making the most out of exercise.
Get a juicer. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s also well worth it if you love to have fresh juice. You can also use it to make juice out of vegetables, something your body will love. The pulp from the juice also works great as healthy filler in foods like muffins and meatloaf.
It’s really no surprise that January is National Fat Free Living Month. It is the month of resolutions, dieting, and starting over, after all. But is fat free living really plausible?
Sure, most of us could use with a little bit of fat-cutting in our diets. I’m always onto my dad about reducing his whole milk to 2% milk, but he always makes a face and says that it doesn’t taste as good. “Whole milk is for baby cows!” I stubbornly insist as he pours the fatty liquid on top of his Count Chocula.
Then again, who am I to talk? I eat more than my own fair share of pizza and cheese—both of which could use some definite fat-cutting. During National Fat Free Living Month, we should all definitely strive for a little less fat in our diets.