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What Americans will Look Like in 2050

What Americans will Look Like in 2050

I definitely agree with Lise Funderburg’s opinion: “We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white.” On parks, playgrounds, and on numerous university campuses, you’ll hear bush-league terms as Chicanese, Filatino, Blackanese, and Korgentinian–signifying many Americans’ relatively new (and somehow, positive) attitude towards multiracial people. Now, we even have coined words for us to refer to them.

What’s more, all the current statistics reveal–interracial relationships are trending. In fact, it’s just a matter of time and we’ll have (to borrow a term from Zak Cheney-Rice from his article “National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It’s Beautiful” on PolicyMic.com) Tindered, and mated ourselves into one giant serving of chop suey mega-race. By that, I mean we’ll have produced a super-amalgamated race.

Look at a photo of the average American by the year 2050:

Average American

    Image Credit: National Geographic

    More striking photos here:

    Average americans_2

      Image Credit: National Geographic

      Some more beautiful people:

      Average americans_3

        Image Credit: National Geographic

        I assure you, these are not photoshopped pictures of people from the figment of an artist’s imagination. These are real people.

        Original Source: The Changing Face of America by Lise Funderburg, Photograph by Martin Schoeller via National Geographic and National Geographic Concludes What Americans Will Look Like in 2050, and It’s Beautiful by Zak Cheney-Rice via PolicyMic

        Featured photo credit: The Changing Face of America by Martin Schoeller/National Geographic via ngm.nationalgeographic.com

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        Last Updated on October 14, 2019

        10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

        10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

        When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

        1. Stand More

        Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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        2. Gamify Your Life

        Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

        3. Eat Your Veggies

        Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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        4. Eat Protein

        This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

        5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

        Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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        6. Spice Up Your Meals

        Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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          7. Drink Caffeine

          No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

          8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

          I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

          9. Do Intermittent Fasting

          It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

          10. Use Cold Exposure

          For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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