Topic: what happens

Nasty Photos Of What Happens Inside A Smoker’s Body

Nasty Photos Of What Happens Inside A Smoker's Body

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and in honor of its 36th year of encouraging smokers to put down cigarettes for 24 hours–or forever, hopefully–we are taking a closer look at what happens inside the body of a smoker. Most people know that smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in our society, responsible for approximately 350,000 deaths every year. And most people know that smoking damages the lungs, hearts, mouths and skin of smokers–sometimes irreversibly. But do you know just how much? And what exactly that looks like? We’ve pulled together some shocking photos to show you. Take a look:
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This Is What Happens To Your Body After A Halloween Candy Binge

This Is What Happens To Your Body After A Halloween Candy Binge

This Halloween, Americans will spend a whopping $2.3 billion on candy. That’s $7.36 per person, on average, which may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that this will get you at least two jumbo bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, that can add up to a lot of sugar–not that we will eat it all in one night, but chances are, we indulge in more than we should. (But those bite-size candies don’t count, do they?)

Not to be a buzzkill, but all of this sugar is bad news. More »

Back To Fitness: What Happens If Your Instructor Is Fat?

Back To Fitness: What Happens If Your Instructor Is Fat?

A couple of years ago I walked into a spin class at the gym and was surprised to see the overweight woman who walked in with me take her spot at the front of the class–she was the instructor. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed and thought, “Oh great, we must be in for an easy workout.” But you know what? She kicked my ass. This woman was not only fit, she was strong, powerful and had an awesome energy about her. I walked out of there feeling like a schmuck for judging her so harshly and vowed never to do it again. More »

What Happens to Your Body When You Go On a Vegan Diet, According to Kathy Freston

What Happens to Your Body When You Go On a Vegan Diet, According to Kathy Freston

Vegan diets aren’t just for hippies in Berkeley anymore; even Oprah is on board, and so is her staff. She challenged her staff to eat a vegan diet for one week, and collectively lost over 400 pounds. Kathy Freston, author of Veganist and nutrition adviser to Oprah and her staff, spoke to the benefits of a vegan diet in this interview with CNN reporter (and very enthusiastic vegan) Jane Valez-Mitchell.

Freston says that when you switch to a vegan diet, you’ll start to see the following changes within the first month:

In one week you’ll start to lose weight, and may notice improved digestion. More »

Oil-Spill Fallout: What Happens When You Swim In Oil-Contaminated Waters

Oil-Spill Fallout: What Happens When You Swim In Oil-Contaminated Waters

There’s no question that the oil disaster in the Gulf will have long-term effects on the environment, but people are starting to wonder: What about the health effects of all that oil-contaminated water? From harming our seafood to raising the risk of cancer, everyone’s concerned with how the oil spill fallout will affect our health in years to come. So we asked Dr. Naheed Ali, author of Are You Fit to Live? and Diabetes and You: A Holistic Approach, about the medical and physical effects of swimming in oil-contaminated water.

There are serious and potential health hazards from swimming in oil-contaminated waters (shocking). Here’s what you could expect to happen if you took a daily swim in the Gulf right now: More »