Health Radar

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BANG THE GUM
Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s favorite guilty pleasure snack is the Gummy Bear. The gelatin-based confectionary packs 8.7 calories per bear. Ludwig will put his gummy cravings in hibernation until he fights Josh Neer at UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

TEA TIME
Research suggests that green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is a compound found in most green teas, has been shown to limit fat absorption and enhance your ability to burn fat. Next time you’re at Starbucks, go with the China Green Tea instead of the Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

86 THE EXTRAS
Feeling a little bottom-heavy? Scrap the mayo and cheese on your next sandwich to save approximately 140 calories. For more 100-calorie cutters that you can make in the New Year, scoot over to page 86.

6.22
The average number of strikes per minute that Nick Diaz lands.

2.61
The average number of strikes per minute that Carlos Condit lands.

(statistics courtesy of FightMetric)

PILLOW TALK
A recent study at Oregon State University concluded that people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise a week. Hit the heavy bag, skip rope, or jog around the park for 25 minutes each day and you’ll sleep like a marmot.

IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG
Wanna increase your rotational power so you can deliver Donkey Kong punches ala Mark Munoz? Grab a sledgehammer and an oversized tire and start pounding. Remember to keep your abs flexed and knees slightly bent as you use your legs, core, shoulders, and arms to drive the hammer down.

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