Middle East Map Quiz

Can you name all 22 countries in the Middle East? You have 6 minutes on the clock and the capital cities to help you. Want an extra challenge? Try to name every country correctly in one minute or less. To play, click here. Enjoy!

 

Middle East

How To: Squats

Wondering if you’re doing squats correctly? Watch the video below for quick tips on how to maintain good posture and form when doing your squat routine. Remember! It’s always better to do fewer repetitions using proper form, than more repetitions with a poor posture. Enjoy!

 

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The History of Tattoos

Whether you think tattoos are taboo or just plain cool, they’ve been around for quite some time (about 8,000 years to be exact). What’s more is that this type of body modification is universal across many regions in the world, including pre-historic Peru, feudal Japan, ancient Greece and even Victorian England. So if you want to learn about the ‘permanent’ history of tattoos, watch the video below:

 

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Go Nuts for Nuts

If you’re looking for a quick snack that has heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals, look no further than nuts. In moderation, nuts like almonds, cashews and pistachios are excellent for curbing your appetite while providing much-needed nutrients. The best part? They’re super easy to pack and are friendly for those who are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. To learn more about the health benefits of nuts, and what traps to avoid when buying them, click here.

 

Nuts

St. Patrick’s Day Facts

Did you know that 122 million Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Or that 40 lbs of dye is used to change the Chicago River green for the holiday? Or how about that approximately 650,000 American babies have been named Patrick over the past 100 years? For more facts about this Irish/International holiday, click here. And remember! No overdoing it with the Guinness this evening if you plan on celebrating. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

St. Patrick's Day

How to Use a Foam Roller: Upper Back

If you’re feeling tight or achy after sitting all day, try out a foam roller to relieve tension in your upper back and neck. Feeling a bit lost on how to use a foam roller for this area? No problem! Click here to watch a video for techniques for your upper back and neck. Remember, always modify your stretching and pressure to the level you’re at. Best of luck!

Foam Roller

Where do Superstitions Come From?

What do black cats, opening umbrellas indoors and the number 13 have in common? Well, they are all superstitions, that is, if you choose to believe in that sort of thing. But where do these beliefs come from, and why is it that we feel a little uneasy when we break “the rules”? As it turns out, many of these beliefs originate from religious practices that have died away, but continue to linger due to a cultural and societal tradition. To learn more about the origin of superstitions, click here.

23 Indian Food Recipes

There’s no doubt that Indian food is one of the most flavourful, aromatic and vibrant cuisines from around the world. With both vegetarian and meat options, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser for every palate. So if you’re in the mood for samosas with raita, palak paneer, chicken tikka masala or kulfi look no further! Click here for 23 Indian food recipes that will be sure to make you drool. Bon appétit!

 

23 Indian Food Recipes

Thumper Spring Sale

Spring is just around the corner, and in celebration, the Thumper team is having a 20% off sale for all products on our online store. To take advantage, click on the banners below. But be quick! The Spring sale ends on March 19th at 11:59 pm EST or while quantities last. Happy shopping!

 

Canadian customers, please click on the flyer below:

Spring Sale CAD

 

 

American customers, please click on the flyer below:

Spring Sale USA

Finish the Quote

Cinema has produced some of the most famous quotes of all time. When you see these stills, chances are you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. There are 20 stills of famous films throughout the decades. Your job is to finish the quote in the blank box above. You have five minutes on the clock. Click here to play and best of luck!

 

Finish the Quote