Fill in the Blank: Songs from the Beatles

Are you a bona fide Beatles fan? Prove your musical knowledge by completing the titles for these 60 songs from the Beatles. You have 7 minutes on the clock, and remember, no cheating! To play, click here.

Fill in the Blanks Beatles

Exercise without spending a dime

Exercises that include gross motor movements such as standing, running, pushing, and more – without any special equipment – is called calisthenics. You might not be aware of the name, but you may have already done some lunges, push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, squats… and the list goes on.

 

Calisthenics is often performed rhythmically and it is generally the most common form of physical exercise that people often start with when they want to begin a new healthy lifestyle. It is simple to do since there is no equipment needed, and you can incorporate elements in your environment to change up your calisthenics routine.

 

Find out if calisthenics support your health and fitness goals:

What if You Stopped Sleeping?

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of maintaining overall health. Regularly sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night will boost a person’s physical and psychological state. But with too much or too little sleep, a person runs the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and even potential brain damage. But what if you stopped sleeping entirely? What would your body and brain look like if you went without sleep for hours, days or even weeks? To find out more, watch the video below.

 

Pizza Crust Recipe

Have you ever made homemade pizza before? Well if you haven’t, you’re missing out. For a quick and easy pizza crust recipe, click here. Add whatever toppings you love and watch your beautiful creation come to life! It’s a great activity for kids or for date night and the best part is, you can keep all the ingredients healthy and wholesome. Enjoy!

 

Pizza Crust Recipe

From Thumper: Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The Thumper Team would like to wish a happy Labor Day weekend to Canadians and Americans! We hope you enjoy this long weekend and we hope that you get a chance to spend time with family, friends and neighbors. Be the king of the barbecue, the queen of entertaining, or the jester at the table! But whatever you’ll be up to, make sure to enjoy the last hot weekend of the summer. Enjoy!

 

Happy Labor Day

Finish the Movie Title

So you think you’re a movie buff? Test out your cinematic knowledge by finishing the movie title. You have 5 minutes on the clock and 40 titles to get through. Looking for an extra challenge? Try finishing the quiz in two minutes with a perfect score. Click here to play.

 

Movie Title

5 Most Effective Calf Stretches

Our calves are the muscles we rely on the most when we climb an incline or go down steps. They help propel us forward and keep us from falling on our faces. This muscle group is also the most likely to get tense and tender after finishing a rigorous cardio routine. If you want to show your calves a bit of love, try out these 5 effective calf stretches. Set aside five minutes as a cool-down stretch session after running on the treadmill, and trust us, you’ll be thankful you did. Click here to see all of the poses you can try. Happy workout!

 

Calf Stretches

Survival 101: The Jellyfish

Jellyfish may seem like funny little blobs, but their history (and future) are far from boring. Jellyfish consist of 95% water, do not have a brain or spine, and primarily rely on the currents of the ocean to move around; yet, there are over 1,000 species of jellyfish, some of which have been around for 500 million years (making them older than the dinosaurs). With ocean temperatures rising, many sea creatures are facing extinction, but somehow, these medusae just keep on swimming. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

Things You Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

When we think of bipolar disorders, we often imagine a person with temporary, yet amplified mood swings. While it is true that individuals with this type of mood disorder do exhibit ecstatic highs and depressive lows, the condition is more serious and can lead to consequences that are extremely debilitating. Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million American adults in any given year. It is a mental health issue that can impair a person’s quality of life and for those who live around them. To learn more about bipolar disorder and other depressive disorders, watch the video below:

Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Have you ever tried stuffed peppers with Quinoa? You’ve got your veg, protein and even carbs all in one. But if you’re looking for a healthier (and dare I say more exciting) version of this classic recipe, look no further than these quinoa stuffed peppers. They’re vegan, gluten-free and utilize many traditional Mexican ingredients like black beans, corn, salsa, avocados and lime juice. So what are you waiting for? Click here to see cooking directions. Bon appétit!

 

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers