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Saturated Fat Good For Your Sex Drive, Study Says

According to the American Association of Dietary Studies, an ample level of saturated fat in your diet can lead to a healthier sex life.kissing couple

In a study of 1,500 men and women between the ages of 35 and 50, 92 percent reported having heightened sexual prowess. After the study, the male subjects claimed have much more stamina, while the female participants felt a heightened sense of pleasure with their mates.

“While you may increase your risk of heart ailments, diabetes, and other afflictions associated with saturated fat, you sure will be a lion or lioness under the sheets”, says Dr. Melvin Honus, the lead researcher and professor of health and human studies at St. Raphael College.

Dr. Honus says he has plans for the release of a follow-up study entitled, “Fitness: Too Much Exercise Diminishes Brain Cell Count.”

“Do you think Albert Einstein was training for a marathon or doing squats during his research that brought us the theory of relativity?” says Dr. Honus. “Besides, I have two words for you: Stephen. Hawking.”

Really? Happy April Fool’s Day from DietsInReview.com!

Don’t Exercise, it’s Bad for Joints and Morale

shoulder painAs more and more people hit the gym to try to lose weight, researchers point out they might be doing more harm than good. All that running on treadmills, lifting heavy weights, jumping rope like school girls and doing endless crunches might help you burn a few pounds, but researchers want to you to ask yourself one question – is that worth your smile?

A breakthrough study involving one man and one woman over the course of six days found that the more time they spent in the gym, the more their bones were achy, the more irritable they were, and the more likely they were to pout. Stretching before the workout only made it worse.

“We decided it’s just not worth it. We’d rather be fat and happy,” said Ken, who represents 50 percent of the test group.

The good news, especially for those who love the gym or those just getting excited about exercising, is that we’ve totally made-up this story. So, happy April Fool’s Day from DietsInReview.com!

Research Says Being Fat Makes You Happy

New research is suggesting that our characterization of St. Nicholas as a jolly elf with a belly that bounces like a bowl full of jelly when he laughs may be very accurate. laughingThat is not to say that ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause;’ but rather the research is suggesting that those who have extra fat around their midsection get more pleasure out of deep belly laughs.

Laughing is good for you mentally and physically. Research has shown that laughing reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, elevates mood, increases immune system functioning, improves brain functioning, protects the heart, is relaxes your body and mind, increases energy, and helps you connect to others. Laughing can stimulate your brain, abdominal muscles, and dopamine receptors. The simple act of contorting facial muscles into the shape of a smile, stimulates your brain to release chemicals that make you feel happy; imagine the power of laughing.

There are many types of laughter: snickers, giggling, snorts, chuckles, guffaws, taunting, near hyperventilation, and belly laughs. Apparently not all laughs are created equal. What the research is suggesting is that to get the longest lasting effects and feelings of jolliness, one must laugh with an intensity that vibrates the fat pad that lies over the abdominal muscle wall. When your belly shakes like a bowl full of jelly, the vibrations extend and intensify the chemical effect of laughter.

If you would like to be as jolly as St. Nick, especially if you have a rounder belly, don’t hold back with your laughter. Allow your joy to be a full body experience and it will last long past the joke that you originally found entertaining. Learn more about this research at Happy April Fool’s Day from DietsInReview.com!