Food & Drink
Food & Drink
Farting never really gets the “adult discussion” treatment.
It’s a hot topic at middle school recess, makes a comeback in college dorm rooms and maybe, depending on the partner, is openly acknowledged in romantic relationships. But in the public sphere? Absolutely not. Too silly, too smelly.
That’s a true shame, though, because flatulence is an effective bellwether for understanding various aspects of one’s fitness. The frequency and potency of your farts can illustrate everything from the efficacy of dietary decisions, to the risk of disease, to even mental health concerns.
Broadly speaking, there are a few rules you should know:
Great, you’re probably thinking, as you sit at a shared bullpen in your office, post-coffee and a banana. It’s true — the amount of time we spend with other adults gets in the way of letting farts fly. But it’s up to you to find times and situations (the bathroom, a midday walk, etc.) where you can release excess gas and give your gastrointestinal tract a chance. If you’re still predominantly working from home, well, take full advantage.
In general, however goofy or unpleasant it may sound, try to stay attuned to your toots. If you’re not processing lactose the same way you did as a kid, your farts will let you know after a few slices of pizza. Plus, particularly foul-smelling gas could also be an indicator of irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, or giardiasis; in this case, a doctor might help you develop an “elimination diet” to get to the root of the problem.
Meanwhile, flatulence can also be the sign of a healthy gut and balanced food choices. While fiber consumption does increase the build-up of gas and lead to farting throughout the day, keep in mind that regular farting is a good thing. It’s a sign that the digestive system is working. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates with fruits, vegetables and grains will give you a nice and diverse microbiome, alongside all sorts of other benefits (a healthier heart, a stimulated brain) that should supersede your fear of farting.
Remember: there are situations where farting will naturally become more common, like pregnancy, or old age (when you’re predisposed to more operations and illnesses that induce gas), or stressful events. It’s unfortunate, for that last one, that we’re at our gassiest when the stakes are at their highest, but “butterflies” in your stomach are actually a sign that gas production has ramped up in response to stress, anxiety or depression. The muscles in and around the stomach tense up, slowing down the entire digestive process.
One trick for keeping inopportune farting at bay — slow down while eating. The faster we eat, the more air comes down our gullets alongside the food. More air equals more gas. That’s another reason why carbonated beverages and chewing gum have also been linked to flatulence. The most important thing you can do, though, is embrace your farts. Let them out, take note if they smell absolutely insane (did you stress-eat last night?) and move on. It’s completely natural, much as we work to pretend that it isn’t.
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Woman recounts shooting outside of Defined Fitness – KOB
Updated: January 10, 2022 09:42 PM
Created: January 10, 2022 04:29 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An early morning workout ended with panic and tears in southwest Albuquerque Monday after someone fired a gun outside the Defined Fitness on Central Avenue.
A woman – who wanted to stay anonymous – said it started around 9 a.m. with a loud bang. It didn't take long to realize it was a gunshot, but it's what happened next that has her questioning her membership.
“I'm still shocked just because it could have been someone who, who could have died in there,” said the woman.
Hearts were pumping at the Defined Fitness near Central and Unser – but not because of a workout.
“We were starting to warm up, we heard a loud pop. And we thought maybe it was the speakers or the light bulb that busted. So we go and we take a look. And we hear the instructor scream and say, ‘Oh, my goodness,’”
She said that's when they noticed a bullet hole the size of a quarter in the wall and then, more gunfire.
“We start hearing more bullet shots. And so at that time, everybody just panicked and round ran out of the room.”
Albuquerque police confirmed there was a shootout between two cars behind the gym and a stray bullet hit the building. The woman says she's thankful no one was hurt, but is worried not enough people knew they were in danger in the first place.
“They should have evacuated and notified the members that something's going on, and please evacuate. Put more alert out there, versus letting everybody just sit there and continue to work out.”
Defined Fitness sent KOB 4 a statement saying the incident was unrelated to the gym and says it’s still a safe place for its members. But this is not the first time gym-goers have voiced concerns about safety at this location.
Back in November, KOB 4 spoke to a woman who said someone broke into her car in broad daylight and claimed Defined Fitness was not doing enough to keep its members safe.
Both women said they are not sure if they'll ever return to this location.
“I think I'm taking a little break from this gym, just so I can refocus and find my comfort again. So it'll be a while before I returned to this location.”
An APD spokesperson said the gym's security footage has been reviewed and there are no leads on a potential suspect.
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Fitacular 2022 with Planet Fitness – ABC27
Get Fitacular in 2022 with help from Planet Fitness! With several locations in our area it’s easy to get into better habits and make the right choices for your physical and mental health.
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WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — The moment the roof collapsed into a York County skating rink was caught on camera Sunday night in West Manchester Township.
It’s still unclear what started that fire that firefighters fought for several hours in the snow, then pouring rain.
DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) — After the heavy snowfall, you can find 11-year-old Mason Torbert working hard shoveling snow so he can save up money to play his favorite sport, football with his friends.
“I want to work for it and get it done, so I can go play tackle because I love that sport,” Torbert said.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that is raging around the world.
Sheba Hospital last month began administering a fourth vaccine to more than 270 medical workers — 154 who received a Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine and 120 others who received Moderna’s. All had previously been vaccinated three times with the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.
Jadakiss Explains Why Living “Healthy Is Gangsta” – Vibe
“There’s nothing corny about wanting to live.”
By DeMicia Inman
Staff Writer, News
Jadakiss offered his definition of a gangster during an episode of the Facebook Watch series The Pull Up. In a clip shared on the rapper’s social media, he explains how his lifestyle choices has made being healthy the cool thing to do, and why everyone should take a similar route.
“I think healthy is gangsta,” the 46-year-old rapper exclaimed.
He continued, “Everybody want to be tough guys and this and that, and rich. If you not healthy, you can’t be alive to spend your money. If you not healthy, you can’t enjoy the party, you can’t enjoy the perks of life, you won’t be here to see your kids graduate, to see ’em score they first touchdown, to see things like that. So health is more important than anything.”
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He continued to share how his fellow members of The Lox all maintain a health-conscious lifestyle.
“My brothers, Styles, and Sheek… Sheek been working out forever. Styles been on us to eat right and live right. So it’s a collective lifestyle that you gotta live and there’s nothing corny about wanting to live.”
The rappers not only encourage healthy habits among each other but have created space for others to do the same. In February, Styles P discussed the importance of why he decided to open Juices For Life in the Bronx with Good Morning America.
“It is important that you take care of the forgotten. Obviously, this started with us being because we’re from a Black and brown community,” said Styles. “We’re from a poverty community, but why does that mean we don’t have to eat right?”
He continued, “It’s not about being a vegan, it’s not about being plant-based, that’s not what I’m pushing on people, we push balance and health,” said Styles. “It’s about the people.”
View the full episode of Pull Up with Jadakiss featuring Lil Cease below.
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