Weightloss

Drinking Water and Weight Loss

Water is important, but a lot of people don’t know just how important it is. Not drinking enough water can affect your kidneys’ ability to function properly and is even the leading cause of kidney stones. Drinking plenty of water is one of the easiest ways to avoid UTIs (urinary tract infections) as it flushes… Continue reading Drinking Water and Weight Loss

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Fitness

Muscle Burns More Calories than Fat, But How Much?

Most of us have heard the statement that “muscle burns more calories than fat”, but just how many more calories does muscle burn than fat, and what does that mean? Let’s start with the numbers: Calories burned per day by fat: 2 calories per pound of fat Calories burned per day by muscle: 6 calories… Continue reading Muscle Burns More Calories than Fat, But How Much?

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 8

Read Chapter 7 here   It was a Tuesday, and I was originally driving to work, on two hours of sleep after staying up all night when Mike* threatened to kill himself. I spoke to my Mom on the phone and told her that he’d hit me the week before. I told her I was… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 8

Weightloss

Does 3500 Calories Really Equal 1 Pound?

If you believe everything you read online, you’d know that KFC deep-fries rats, there are hot singles in your neighbourhood waiting to meet you, and 3500 calories is equal to 1 pound. Hang on, that last one actually sounds interesting. This is actually science; 1 pound of fat is the equivalent of 3500 calories of… Continue reading Does 3500 Calories Really Equal 1 Pound?