In 2012, Xopher (as he’s known among the dance game community) was told by a doctor that if he didn’t lose weight, he’d be needing a heart transplant. So began an intensive and life-saving exercise program built around the arcade game series Dance Dance Revolution. Growing up in central Arkansas, Xopher has struggled with obesity most of his adult life. But in the year 2000 he got very into DDR when a local arcade installed a DDR 3rd Mix machine. “I would play as often as I could”, Xopher tells Kotaku, “but the closest machine was 30 minutes from my house and I could only go there with friends. We would gather up in the car of the only friend who had one, and make road trips to the arcade.” It was a fun time, but as the popularity of the game began to wane a couple of years later, Xopher also left town to go to college, and while he kept playing DDR on his travels (for six years he played the same machine at a local cinema), his obesity was … [Read more...] about Dance Dance Revolution Helps Man Lose 125 Pounds
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We are all unique. Put a thousand people on the same weight-loss diet, and you’ll see a range of outcomes. Some people will lose a lot, some will lose a little, and a few unlucky folks will even gain weight. Science still can’t tell us why some people lose weight more easily than others. Maybe we each have our own ideal diet, and we just have to find it. Maybe the people who gain weight on the Mediterranean diet just need to give keto a try, and vice versa. In truth, few diets are successful long-term, but we all keep looking: “Maybe I just need to find the diet that’s right for me.” Perhaps the key to who’s who lies in our DNA. Scientists are constantly finding links between genetics and nutrition. For example, Inuit people from Greenland have genes that may help their bodies process their culture’s traditional high-fat diet. Meanwhile, many of us have a variant of a gene called FTO that makes us more likely to be overweight. Studies have … [Read more...] about Can a DNA Test Really Help You Lose Weight?
Midway through her first-round match at the Australian Open this year, world No. 10 CoCo Vandeweghe refused to return to the court until someone brought her a banana. “I’m waiting for the banana. How are they not on court? I mean, c’mon, that’s not my fault,” Vandeweghe told chair umpire Fergus Murphy. “Let’s play!” an annoyed Murphy said into his microphone, clearly fed up with Vandeweghe. “Well now they’re here,” said Vandeweghe, noticing that a fresh batch of fruit had finally appeared courtside. “Mind if I take a bite?” “No, you don’t have time now,” Murphy warned, but a defiant Vandeweghe had already started eating one of the bananas. “Code violation: delay of game. Warning, Miss Vandeweghe.” Vandeweghe was roundly mocked in the press for holding up the match this way. “CoCo goes bananas,” read one ESPN headline. People couldn’t understand how a … [Read more...] about The Banana Has What It Takes To Defeat Gatorade
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: The EV Credit Won’t Die Without A Fight A lobbyist fight, that is. As the Trump Administration seeks to end the $7,500 tax credit that comes with buying a new electric vehicles, automakers are scrambling to change their mind, and that means some big lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. As we’ve previously reported, this comes at an especially unfortunate time for automakers, most of whom are beginning big pushes into electric vehicles—in some cases for the first time ever. And while killing the tax credit probably won’t do much to hurt sales of luxury EVs like the Tesla Model S and Model X, it could well dampen sales of more mainstream-priced cars like the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf. From Automotive News: The loss of the tax credit could complicate the industry’s efforts … [Read more...] about Automakers Fight To Keep The EV Tax Credit From Getting Axed
On Saturday, March 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Deontay Wilder, one of the worst heavyweight champions in boxing history, will successfully defend his WBC title by first-, second-, or third-round knockout of Cuba’s Luis Ortiz, the best and most dangerous heavyweight fighter today. The win will set up a title unification bout later this year against WBA Super World and IBF title holder, England’s Anthony Joshua, who will hold up his part of the deal by taking the WBO belt from its current title holder Joseph Parker at the end of this month. Wilder’s reward for his win will be the right to be ritually sacrificed in front of nearly 100,000 screaming zealots in the highest-grossing heavyweight title fight ever. He will earn upward of 20 million dollars for his involvement, which should take up under 10 minutes of his time, one-minute rest breaks included. The end of something is better than its beginning. Patience is better than pride. But Let’s … [Read more...] about Boxing Is Going To Get Deontay Wilder-Anthony Joshua If It Has To Fix The Entire Heavyweight Division