Be a Frugal Eater – Add Life to Your Years Rather Than Just Adding Years to Your Life

We all know people who eat like horses yet are as skinny as rakes, while others seem to pile on the pounds just thinking about food. At the heart of the difference is metabolism, the sum of the chemical reactions occurring in the body at any given time. Clearly there is more to it than a simple balance between calories eaten and calories burned through exercise. Regardless of whether your metabolism is fast or slow, our bodies are designed to store excess energy in fat cells. So if you eat and drink more calories (energy “intake”) than your body expends (energy “output”) you will gain weight. On the other hand, if you eat and drink fewer calories than are burned through everyday activities (including exercise, rest and sleep), you will lose weight.

How Eating Healthy Can Make You an “A” Student

Today, there is strong correlation about healthier diet positively affecting students’ grade in school.

 Nutritious meals make better grades. The better a student eating habit the less likely he or she was to have failed.

Every academic exercise is physically demanding. To excel, a student must physically attend classes regularly, collaborates with his colleagues and concentrate effectively on the various tasks or assignments at hand without minding the side effects.

Over 24.5% Yield-to-Maturity with GNC Holdings, Bonds Mature August 2020

This week’s bond focus takes a third look at a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products. Durig Capital’s last review of GNC discussed the Harbin China deal. While that deal is currently awaiting regulatory approval, GNC has since reported its second quarter results. The company continues to report successes in several areas.

 

  • Q2 international segment sales increased 11% year-over-year.

  • E-commerce sales increased by 8.3%

  • The company’s myGNC and ProRewards customer loyalty programs grew 14% and 8.8% respectively over Q1 levels.

  • Q2 interest coverage was a healthy 1.8x.