Pass Drug Tests by Checking Test Clear Review

The first and most important consideration that you must have before you enter the point of testing is to determine the type of drug test you will have to be the part. The most common and most affordable type of drug testing is a urine test or analysis.

This test includes privately perform, in most cases in the workplace. The employers or physicians will provide you with a test strip and send you to the bathroom or 3rd party lab to submit a urine sample. If you go to 3rd party lab, you will get monitored by employees, so you should prepare for all scenarios possible.

That is why you should check testclear.com review because it will provide you a clear idea on which tests you should use and how to pass them without any additional problem. In some other cases, which are not entirely common, employers will conduct blood, hair or saliva testing to detect the presence of drugs.

Know What Type Of Drugs You’Re Tested For

It is essential to have in mind that weed stays the longest in your system, which means that CBD, THC, tincture, oils, and edibles will be detected in a drug test. At the same time, urine drug tests can detect amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, MDMA, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and many more.

How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?

We have mentioned in the previous paragraph that weed stays the longest in our system. Of course, everything depends on the individual, because everyone reacts differently to cannabis use. Primary factors that you have to look at our body fat, potency, how often you used it when was the last time you use it, metabolism and weight.

In case that you are a regular cannabis user, it will stay in your urine and blood for maximum 90 days after the last time you used it. In average, most people will cleanse themselves in 30 to 45 days. If you’ve smoked once a weekend with your friend, you will be able to get it out of the system for ten days.

Other drugs will stay in your system for a few days and in some extreme cases up to a month. You should have in mind that hair tests can easily detect substances such as THC and more harmful drugs in your body hair and head for months, and even years after usage.

Of course, everything depends on the test, but they will take you 1.5-inch sample of head hair, which will detect usage up to three months after last time. Click here to learn more on THC and its effects on human beings.

Cheating Drug Tests Is Risky

When you search online tech tips for passing drug tests, you can find various possibilities and examples where people provide options and guides for passing. But most of them are risky, can be dangerous to your health, and in some cases, they won’t work but convince you to buy something instead.

The most common and safest way …

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LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sell nutrition company to Openfit

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 25, 2020 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Ladder, a nutritional company found by basketball icon LeBron James and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been sold to technology fitness platform, Openfit, the companies told CNBC.

Openfit CEO Jon Congdon and an undisclosed group of investors purchased Ladder, buying shares from investors, including investment firm Main Street Advisors. Terms of the deal were not made available.

In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Congdon said James and Schwarzenegger would stay on as minority shareholders and help with future promotional content.

“We looking to grow the brand,” said Congdon, adding the company would integrate Ladder’s nutritional supplements in subscription offerings.

Openfit is a mobile application that monetizes private training and exercise classes through subscriptions. The packages range from roughly $40 for three months to $100 per year. The company says it has approximately 130,000 subscribers.

Congdon said the company is “profitable”  but didn’t divulge exact revenue. He said, “those numbers could be available in the not so distant future.”

Asked if that meant that Openfit is seeking an IPO, Congdon, the co-founder of the fitness company Beachbody (parent company of P90X in-home exercises), said he couldn’t comment. He didn’t deny the notion, either, adding “all possibilities are open for us, and we’re considering all possibilities.”

With the acquisition of Ladder, which is on pace for $4 million in sales for 2020,  it will pair nutritional supplements with its “live and on-demand fitness programs, personalized nutrition plans and virtual access” to certified trainers.

“We looking at 300% too 400% growth at minimum next year and even more than that in the coming years,” Congdon said. “We’re hoping that they are a huge part of our revenue base moving forward.”

NBA player LeBron James and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles, California.

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James and Schwarzenegger founded Ladder 2018, aiming to create nutritional products for athletes to combat cramping while in action. The idea stemmed from James’ severe cramping in Game One of the National Basketball Association’s Finals series in 2014.

“After pushing my body to its limits season after season, I needed a different level of supplements that I could trust to complement my workouts and aid in the recovery process,” said James in a statement. “With Ladder, we achieved that. We were able to work with experts to create an incredible line of certified, high caliber supplements for all athletes, but we always recognized that is just one part of the process.

“Now with the reach and resources of the Openfit platform, we’re excited about bringing this all together and creating a new level of training and nutrition that fits everyone’s individual needs,” James said.

“It’s in the right hands,” added Schwarzenegger in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday. “It’s the right move to make.”

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Watch Out Fitbit, The Wyze Watch Fitness Tracker Only Costs $20

Smart home tech company Wyze has announced a feature-rich fitness tracker that costs just $20.

The Wyze Watch is available for pre-order today, and will ship from February 2021.

A $20 price encourages low expectations, but the Wyze Watch has an almost baffling amount of tech and hardware considering the cost. It has a 1.75-inch LCD screen — more like that of a smartwatch than a budget fitness tracker — an aluminium frame rather than a plastic one and a blood oxygen saturation sensor.

Wyze’s Watch comes in two sizes, 44mm and 47mm, and the smaller version has a 1.4-inch screen. Wyze claims the watch lasts up to nine days between charges, and its optical HR sensor will keep an eye on your heart rate 24/7.

This is a little less of a departure for Wyze than it may initially appear, as the Watch can be used to control the company’s existing smart home gear over Bluetooth. Wyze makes home security cameras and a thermostat, and it released a basic fitness tracker earlier this year, the $25 Wyze Band.

Still, a Wyze Watch will count your steps like a normal fitness tracker, and the data can be sync’d with either Google Fit or Apple Health. It can also receive notifications from apps including Gmail, WhatsApp and Instagram.

What are the drawbacks? The Wyze Watch is only water resistant to 2 meters, or IP68, not the 5ATM some rivals offer.

And as the screen uses an LCD panel rather than an OLED one, there’s unlikely to be an “always on” watch display option.

The Wyze Watch also lacks GPS and there’s no mention of full activity tracking, where you might, for example, manually start tracking a run rather than letting the watch passively count your steps. It won’t replace a Garmin, but to expect that for $20 is unrealistic.

At the time of writing the Wyze site suggests it has sold over 38,000 Watches. And as the $20 offer is listed as a “pre-order” price, you can expect the cost to rise when the pre-order allocation has run out. A leather strap accessory is available for $10.

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Roy Thompson, DDS Named The Most Professional Murfreesboro Dentist

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Murfreesboro, TN – Roy Thompson, DDS has set a standard that remains unparalleled in the dental world, especially in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The dental practice promises a 5-star dental experience to all patients. By combining the most professional staff both dental and administrative, the use of the latest dental technologies and procedures, as well as a clean and hygienic dental practice, Roy Thompson, DDS has been able to deliver the very best experience to patients.

Patients who come into the dental practice know that they will enjoy the very best dental experience. From the moment patients walk into the dental practice, they are presented with a service that stands out among the competitors.

New patients are offered all of the help needed to go through the registration process without hassles. The administrative team will prove helpful by guiding new patients through the simple and straightforward paperwork and also assist with any questions they may have regarding the practice, insurance, payment options, financing, and more.

Roy Thompson, DDS operates from a comfortable and relaxing environment. With a relaxing waiting area for patients to wait ahead of their appointment, the dentist guarantees that a patient’s time will be respected.

The [To enable links contact MENAFN] Murfreesboro dental office offers a private consultation room where the patient can discuss their dental problems with the dentist. Dr. Roy Thompson, DDS is a great listener, will ask relevant questions, and carry out required dental examinations aimed at uncovering dental problems and a diagnosis.

Patients will be offered all of the information that they need to know about their diagnosis and the dentist will also offer a range of treatment options for the patient to choose from based on their oral health goals and budget.

At Roy Thompson, DDS, patients can rest assured that all of their oral health care and treatment needs will be addressed under one roof. The dental practice offers a range of dental solutions including general or preventative dentistry aimed at protecting the natural teeth from dental problems and diseases that can compromise their strength. As part of the general dentistry procedures offered, patients will have access to dental health screening, dental examinations, protective treatments like fluoride treatment and dental sealants, early dental alignment consultation for children, as well as advice on how to care for the teeth.

Those who have lost one or more of their teeth due to different reasons including physical trauma, oral diseases, or genetic predisposition to gum disease can rest assured that the dental practice offers solutions in the form of [To enable links contact MENAFN] Murfreesboro dentures, dental implants, dental fillings, as well as dental bonding.

Those who suffer from conditions like TMJ can come into the practice for therapy aimed at addressing the condition head-on.

Roy Thompson, DDS is focused on delivering the very best dental experience for all patients. Visit the dental practice at 122 Heritage Park Dr. Suite 300, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129, or call 615-896-1330

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CGHS beneficiaries to avail health benefits of traditional medicine systems also

All CGHS beneficiaries—serving as well as pensioners— will now be able to avail the health benefits of alternate traditional systems  with the Union Health Ministry approving a proposal to empanel such Centres of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy under the Government health scheme.

“Private Day Care Therapy centers of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy will be empanelled under the CGHS shortly, in a manner similar to empanelment of similar day care centres of conventional (Allopathy) medicine already provided under the CGHS,” said an official from the Ministry.

Initial empanelment of  day care therapy centres will be undertaken on pilot basis for Delhi and NCR for a period of one year and subsequently would be considered for other places.

The official said that the step has been taken keeping in view of the growing popularity of AYUSH system of medicines amongst the public at large and all CGHS beneficiaries. The aim of the scheme is to improve the health and wellbeing, reduce health care expenditure and provide excellence in service delivery, efficiency, and comfort to the patients.

The treatment procedure requiring a short duration of stay in the Day Care Therapy Centre, ranging from a few hours to less than a Day will be made available to CGHS beneficiaries under this scheme.

“As the treatment procedure does not require overnight stay in the unfamiliar environment, it is extremely convenient for children and elderly patients,” said the official.

At present treatment of approved procedures like Panchkarma and Abhyanga etc. is given only after hospitalization in CGHS empanelment hospital.

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Regenerative Medicine Market measure with Report In Depth Industry Analysis on Trends, Growth, Opportunities and Forecast till 2026

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Dec 02, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The latest report on ‘Regenerative Medicine market’ collated by Market Study Report, LLC, delivers facts and numbers regarding the market size, geographical landscape and profit forecast of the ‘Regenerative Medicine market’. In addition, the report focuses on major obstacles and the latest growth plans adopted by leading companies in this business.

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The Regenerative Medicine Market is anticipated to reach over USD 79.23 billion by 2026 according to a new research. In 2017, the cell therapy dominated the global Regenerative Medicine market, in terms of revenue. North America is expected to be the leading contributor to the global market revenue in 2017.

The regenerative medicine market is primarily driven by the increasing number of individuals suffering from cancer, rising need to monitor and treating these chronic diseases in the limited time. Furthermore, stringent government policies, proper reimbursement policies, and increasing government healthcare expenditure for developing healthcare infrastructure to also boost the market growth in coming years. Also, rising number of organ transplantation, and increasing number of products in pipeline that are waiting for approval create major opportunity for the regenerative medicines in the coming years. However, some of the ethical and religious concerns for the use of stem cells, and lack of proper regulatory for the approval of various drugs would impede the market growth during the forecast period.

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North America generated the highest revenue in the Regenerative Medicine market in 2017, and is expected to be the leading region globally during the forecast period. Increasing number of patients suffering from chronic diseases, improved healthcare infrastructure and health facilities, accessibility of healthcare facilities, are the primary factors driving the market growth in this region. While, Asia Pacific to be the fastest growing region in the coming years. The growth in this region is majorly attributed to the developing healthcare infrastructure of the countries like India, & China, and rising awareness for the use of regenerative medicines as an effective treatment option for chronic diseases.

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medicine that regrows, and repairs the damaged cells in the human body. These medicines include the use of stem cells, tissue engineering, that further helps in developing new organ that function smoothly. These medicines have the caliber of developing an entire organ as these cells are multipotent. The cells are majorly isolated from bone marrow, and umbilical cord blood.

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The key players operating in the Regenerative Medicine market include Organogenesis Inc., Vericel Corporation, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., Stryker Corporation, and NuVasive, Inc., Medtronic Plc., Acelity, Cook Biotech Inc., Integra LifeSciences, and C.R. Bard. These companies launch new products and collaborate with other market leaders to innovate and launch new products to meet the increasing needs and requirements of consumers.

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Gulf Medical University College of Medicine and ScholarRx Announce Medical Education Partnership

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Gulf Medical University College of Medicine (GMU) and ScholarRx announced a collaboration to further the College’s educational mission. GMU has adopted the Rx Bricks online service from ScholarRx, a revolutionary digital learning platform that supports the curriculum and enhances pre-clinical instruction.

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Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor, Gulf Medical University states, “Gulf Medical University’s partnership with ScholarRx ensures that the content of the medical curriculum is benchmarked with similar top U.S. medical colleges using the same program. The Rx Bricks of ScholarRx provide our students with up-to-date medical knowledge through educationally sound courses delivered by expert faculty. As a leading medical university in the Middle East, Gulf Medical University will contribute to the continuous development of ScholarRx by integrating its Virtual Patient Learning (VPL) technology in the Rx Bricks, conducting research, and evaluating the educational impact of ScholarRx.  I am sure our students and faculty will appreciate the value of ScholarRx.” 

GMU uses the innovative Rx Bricks digital learning platform from ScholarRx to better engage and align medical students with the curriculum. This has become especially important as more learning is taking place online. With this new set of resources, faculty teaching GMU students can:

  • Assign specific Rx Bricks through their learning management system
  • Use question banks accompanying the Rx Bricks for both formative and summative assessments, and
  • Provide foundational support to their virtual patient learning sessions.

“Collaboration with ScholarRx has enriched and added value to our existing online learning resources, as the College of Medicine has been able to seamlessly integrate the Rx Bricks in the medical curriculum. Faculty and students alike have embraced it with ease due to the user-friendly nature of the resource,” said Prof. Manda Venkatramana, Vice-Chancellor Academics and Dean, College of Medicine at Gulf Medical University.

“GMU has developed into a leading institution for medical education in the Middle East under the visionary leadership of Chancellor Hamdy and Vice-Chancellor Manda,” said Dr. Tao Le, Founder and CEO of ScholarRx. “We are pleased to support their remarkable work in digital curricular innovation.”

About Gulf Medical University College of Medicine
The vision of the university is to be a leading international academic healthcare institution through the integration of quality health professions education, research, healthcare, and social accountability for sustainable community development. The College of Medicine, in existence since 1998, has managed to not only impart quality medical education, but has also created a network of healthcare services, a conducive research milieu, and developed unique related avenues for professional development, policy, and leadership to meet the healthcare needs of the nation and the region.

About ScholarRx
ScholarRx is a mission-driven education organization currently serving over 150,000 medical students and physician learners annually.  ScholarRx has developed a revolutionary componentized, multi-competency curricular platform that empowers medical schools and their faculty to rapidly develop high-quality education experiences, even in resource-poor environments.

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The 9 top health and medicine breakthroughs of 2020

Despite the upheaval the coronavirus pandemic has brought, uneasy times also set a course for innovation. Pharmaceutical companies have pivoted to vaccine development, while biotechnology laboratories at major corporations and universities have become laser-focused on developing accurate testing devices, including an easy-to-use, fast, reliable, and extremely cheap test for COVID-19; personal protective equipment, like a prototype for a reusable N95 mask; and technologies to ensure people have access to the best possible medical care during trying times. And in spite of these difficult days, better treatments for existing challenges such as myopia, migraines, sleep apnea, and acne have prevailed, helping this year’s top health advances provide the glimmer of hope we all need.



a screenshot of a video game remote control: The year's most important developments in the world of health.


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The year’s most important developments in the world of health.



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The BinaxNOW COVID-19 test displays a positive result within 15 minutes.

Grand Award Winner: BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card rapid antigen test by Abbott Laboratories

A fast, ultra-cheap coronavirus test

Diagnostic tests to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can take days to deliver results. But that limbo time between is crucial. Spotting the novel virus as early as possible can signal infectious people to isolate themselves, and help contact tracers identify and notify anyone they’ve been in close quarters with. Since March, countless new offerings to evaluate the population’s infection rates have hit clinics, but one rises above the rest: Abbott’s BinaxNOW rapid test, which received emergency-use authorization from the FDA in August. It detects COVID in fifteen minutes for around $5 per test—and without the need for specialized lab equipment.

To administer the test, a healthcare worker opens a card—which is about the size of a driver’s license—and adds a few drops of a liquid called a reagent. That solution contains chemicals that react with the SARS-Cov-2 nucleocapsid antigen, which is the most abundant coronavirus protein in infectious individuals. Then, using an included swab, the provider takes a nasal sample, inserts it into the card, and folds the paper. A positive result—displayed as two pink lines on the outside of the card—will become evident in about 15 minutes. The system correctly identifies patients with the novel virus 97.1 percent of the time, on average, and provides an accurate negative test 98.5 percent of the time, making it a reliable and speedy assessment of COVID-19.



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Aklief is the first novel retinoid cream in more than 20 years.

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A retinoid acne product that’s easier on your skin

Acne vulgaris (meaning “common”) affects up to 85 percent of teens and young adults in the US, according to a 2013 study in the British Journal of Dermatology. A regularly used group of medications called retinoids help alleviate the condition by binding to retinoic acid receptors (RAR) on the skin’s surface, which in turn stimulate and speed up cell growth, causing old cells to rapidly shed and give way to newer, healthier ones. But this process often leads

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Heartbreak after flowers laid in memory of dentist who died with Covid are removed by council

The partner of a much-loved dental surgeon who died after contracting coronavirus said he was left “heartbroken” when the council removed floral tributes laid outside the practice in her memory.

Dr Grazyna Pawlak had travelled to Poland for an operation on her shoulder in July, but ended up staying longer than anticipated to care for her elderly mother.

She had been due to return home to Prestatyn last month, but was unable to fly back due to covid restrictions.

The 69-year-old, who worked at My Dentist on Prestatyn High Street for 14 years, contracted coronavirus and passed away with breathing difficulties last week.

Her devastated partner Kev Thomas arranged for a small memorial to take place outside the practice, where her colleagues laid bunches of flowers on a nearby bench to pay their respects.



June Carter Cash et al. posing for the camera: Dr Grazyna Pawlak with partner Kev Thomas


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Dr Grazyna Pawlak with partner Kev Thomas

But they were removed on Tuesday by Denbighshire Council, who have since apologised for the “error” and pledged to replace them.

Kev, who lives on Anglesey said: “It broke my heart. I wanted to do something nice to pay tribute to Grazyna.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out the council had removed the flowers. I was devastated, as were Grazyna’s colleagues.

“She was very highly thought of in the town and people just wanted to pay their respects as she’d worked in the practice for 14 years and had over 6,000 patients.

“It’s hard enough losing your partner, especially at this time of year, but not being able to go to her funeral and then having this happen too just set me back.”



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Floral tributes were laid outside the dental practice in Prestatyn

Kev said he and Grazyna would video call each other every night since she left for Poland, but her health went downhill while she cared for her 94-year-old mother, who also caught coronavirus but recovered.

Sadly, Grazyna, who had one daughter and two grandchildren, died on November 25.

Kev described his partner of three years as someone who would “go out of her way for anyone” and “always put others first”.

She had been a dentist for over over 40 years, spending the first 28 years of her career in the city of Wroclaw.

Tributes have been paid to Grazyna on social media from members of the Prestatyn community.

One said: “Such a tragedy, lovely lady.”

Another wrote: “Very sorry for a big loss.”

One added: “May she rest now, lovely lady will be missed.”

One of Grazyna’s patients said: “Aw no, so sad she was my dentist, she was starting to teach me Polish. Love to all her friends and family.”

A Denbighshire Council spokesman said: “We would like to offer our condolences to Mr Thomas and all those affected.

“The flowers were removed in error.

“The council has spoken to Mr Thomas and apologised for the removal.

“A letter of apology will be written to staff at the dental practice and the council will replace the

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6 Best Fish for Brain Health, According to a Top MD

When I picture myself in my older years, I like to hope that my mind will be just as sharp as Sophia on Golden Girls. Sure, I still want to be able to go for walks around the neighborhood and get in on any shuffleboard games going on, but I definitely want my brain to still be strong, too. As with any health goal, preparing for the future means thinking in the present.

Functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman, MD is passionate about brain health, too. He talks about it a lot in his books, specifically focusing on how food can benefit brain health both in the immediate and long-term. And this week, he revealed his number one favorite brain-boosting food on Instagram. Can you guess what it is? Fish!

“Seafood is one of the best dietary sources of protein around, and it’s chock-full of nutrients like iodine, selenium, vitamin D, and B12,” Dr. Hyman wrote in the caption of his post. “But the biggest health benefits of fish comes from the two omega-3 fatty acids that we get from them and nowhere else.” He adds that these polyunsaturated fats—specifically DHA and EPA—are strongly linked to benefitting both the heart and the brain.  (Love a multitasking food.) “Large studies have found that omega-3 fats also protect you from type 2 diabetes, inflammation, autoimmune disease, and even depression,” Dr. Hyman adds.

Of course, there’s a lot of fish in the, er, sea so the next question becomes what type of fish to buy. Dr. Hyman’s favorites are sardines, anchovies, mackerel, herring, rainbow trout, and wild salmon—all of which have the highest amounts of DHA and EPA. He recommends minimizing the amount of tuna, swordfish, king mackerel, catfish, Chilean sea bass, and tilefish you consume because they tend to be higher in mercury.

It’s also important to consider sustainability when shopping for fish, and there are some helpful labels that can help. The main one to look for is the Marine Stewardship Council, which takes into account codes and guidelines provided by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ISEAL, and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI). These standards require fisheries to combat overfishing, have a minimal impact on the environment, and other requirements.

Even if you’re not going grocery shopping as often, you can still stock up on brain-healthy fish by buying frozen seafood, which will last longer and also tends to be less expensive. “Fish can be even more nutritious when frozen,” registered dietitian Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD previously told Well+Good. This is because it’s typically frozen almost as soon as it’s caught, which preserves nutrients at their peak.

Will taking fish oil supplements give you the same benefits as eating seafood? Watch the video below to find out:



So next time you’re at the grocery store and want to fill your cart with something you know will benefit your brain, you know what to do: go fish.

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Your Ultimate Xmas Wish List

It’s said that giving is better than receiving, but the maxim has a flaw: it assumes that the giver and the receiver are never one and the same. We all know that generosity feels good, and there’s sound scientific basis for it: research shows that the act of giving activates the neural networks associated with pleasure – the same ones triggered by food or drugs – in a phenomenon known as the “helper’s high”.But that doesn’t mean you can’t help yourself. After all, receiving gifts feels pretty good, too, and no one is more familiar with your taste, habits and predilections than, well, you. Besides, you’ve had a tough few months and, as any good psychologist will attest, work is not its own reward. Self-care doesn’t come naturally to us all, however. So, if you can’t quite find it in you to love yourself, we’d advise cutting out the following pages and giving them to a relative with the relevant items clearly marked. You’ve been a very good boy this year, after all.

1

Fitbit Sense Smartwatch

Fitbit
fitbit.com

£299.99

This new smartwatch from Fitbit doesn’t just clock the movements you make but how your body responds to them. Along with the usual tick list (including 20-plus exercise modes), the Sense evaluates your electrodermal activity and heart rhythm to assess your stress levels. Its six-day battery life is handy, too.

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Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Personalised Sound

Nuraloop
amazon.co.uk

£169.00

Scientists believe that the shape of your ears is as unique as your fingerprints, and the way they process sound is personal, too. NuraLoop’s gym-friendly, sweat-resistant in-ear buds address this by fine-tuning their output to provide a truly personalised sound. They also offer 16 hours

of battery life and highly effective noise cancellation

3

Nike Metcon 6 Training Shoe

Nike
nike.com.uk

£114.95

If you’re serious about raising your bar in 2021 – while reducing the stress on your back – you need kicks that are fit for the task. Nike’s peerless training shoe is designed for workouts of any intensity, from heavy barbell work to pacy plyometrics and even (short) runs. They’re breathable and light, and the closest thing you’ll get to stealing kit straight out of an athlete’s locker.

4

Pixel 4A Android Mobile Phone

Google
amazon.co.uk

£349.00

The Pixel 4a packs the best of Google’s smartphones into one box of tricks. The 12.2-megapixel rear camera takes top-notch HDR+ photos and videos, with free unlimited storage on Google Photos. Its battery learns which apps you use the most, reducing the power used by the others.

5

BOOM 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears
amazon.co.uk

£99.00

From back-garden WODs to sprints in the park, outdoor training has been the default for many of us this year. But don’t let winter’s somewhat less clement weather throw you off your game. This wireless portable speaker has 15 hours of battery life and a fully weatherproof casing. The myBOOM Studio even allows you to customise the fabric pattern, so you can match it 

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