When Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson took home $250,000 on Tuesday night’s The Biggest Loser, Twitter lit up with criticism of the former high school swimmer. She’d shed 150 pounds over seven months to get down to a 105-pound frame. That was almost 60 percent of her body weight – the biggest percentage body weight loss in the show’s history.
With just a cough or sneeze, it can hit you from six feet away. So cover your mouth and wash those hands, because flu season is back in Minnesota.
Many viewers of the Vikings game Sunday may have taken in some adult beverages; perhaps a beer or two. So, we thought this would be a good time to answer a question from Bruce in Blaine: How much does beer contribute to a beer belly? Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler says beer bellies are a bit of a myth. “Culturally speaking, men tend to drink a little more beer than women, and it’s the perfect nitus to get fat because it’s a lot of carbohydrates,” Dr. Baechler said.
It seems a far cry from those dreary winter days when the flu bug is biting, but under September’s sunshine, the influenza season is on the minds of many as they walk down Nicollet Mall.
One vitamin often mentioned as a way to help fight cancer is Vitamin D. We know sunshine is the key to D.