Our genes are continually in a state of flux and are regulated or switched by our food, physical activity and the environment in which we live. Planet Fitness is known for only having various machines and dumbbells, so the following workout will focus on exercises which utilize those pieces of equipment. SexuWellness is taking a break! Our monthly sexual and reproductive health drop-in night for women and TGNC folks is currently on hiatus and will resume in 2020 on the South Side. You can still access all the same services at our clinics across Chicago – just call 773.388.1600 to make an appointment today. Safe sex , also known as safer sex, is when you have sex with the lowest risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV , herpes , and syphilis It can make your sex life better by improving communication and trust among you and your partners. Exercise involves engaging in physical activity and increasing the heart rate beyond resting levels. It is an important part of preserving physical and mental health. There’s some good news for people undergoing cancer treatment. In one study, aerobic exercise performed five days per week for 30-35 minutes for six weeks at 80% of maximal heart rate reduced fatigue in women being treated for cancer. In another study, 10 weeks of aerobic exercise at 60% of maximum heart rate for 30-40 minutes, four days per week, reduced depression and anxiety in female cancer patients. Aerobic exercise isn’t a panacea when it comes to cancer, but evidence suggests that it certainly can help. The difficulty arises from the fact that we have become used to the taste, texture and convenience of the foods we have learned to make with wheat, corn, sugar and other highly processed, carbohydrate-dense foods. These have become our staple foods, and we miss them when we eliminate them from our diet. Take wheat, for instance. Obviously the main ingredient of bread, pasta, pizza, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pastries, pies and other baked goods, it is also a hidden ingredient in many other foods and dishes. Here are just a few: gravy and white sauces, sausages, burgers and other processed meats, soups, stews and casseroles, cereals, hash browns and roast potatoes, savoury snacks and coated nuts. Along with these fatty acids, there are also trans fats and cholesterol in your diet. Trans fat can be found in some margarines, vegetable shortenings, cookies, crackers, snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils. Unlike other fats, the majority of trans fat is formed when food manufacturers turn liquid oils into solid fats. A small amount of trans fat is found naturally, primarily in some animal-based foods.