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Trained Fat

Scott LaFee on

A: A popular answer is a) the tongue because it's all-muscle, extremely agile and always moving. But strength is not easily defined, and there is no single answer. The glutes of your buttocks provide enduring stability to stand, walk and run. The muscles of the jaw can apply up to 125 kilograms of force in a single bite. The heart must work throughout your life or there is no life, beating an estimated 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime.

Fit to Be Tried

There are thousands of exercises, and you've only got one body, but that doesn't mean you can't try them all: A bridge kick engages the whole lower body from the core down. Lay on your back with your knees bent up. Your ankles should be in line with your knees. Place a cushion or pillow in between your knees and squeeze to keep it in place. Lift up through the belly button and squeeze the glutes to engage the core. Push your arms and hands down into the ground as you pull your hips upward. Once you reach this bridge position, keep your glutes engaged as you kick out your left leg. Lower down and repeat on the right side. Make sure you keep your kicks slow and controlled.

Curtain Calls

 

A hospitalized 88-year-old woman in Brazil died when a nursing technician allegedly injected soup into a vein rather than into her feeding tube. She died 12 hours later of a pulmonary embolism, though hospital officials disputed that the soup error was the reason.

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