Archives for August 2017

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

Match the Author to the Book Quiz

Think you’re a literary buff? Accept our match the author to the book quiz challenge. You have 30 books and 30 authors, but just 60 seconds on the clock. To play, click here. Good luck, and remember, no cheating!

Author to the Book Quiz

Why Do We Hiccup?

We sneeze to expel irritants that have made their way to our nose lining. We cough to clear our throats and breathing passages. We hiccup because… actually, why do we hiccup? To find out, watch the video below:

 

 

The Top 100 Workout Songs

Many people think that exercise encompasses only physical training, but oftentimes, it also requires a great deal of psychological strength as well. The motivational ‘uphill’ battle or the boredom of running on a treadmill is often the reason why so many people skip out from doing their daily routine. But any challenge is all about mind over matter. To help combat a lack of motivation and boredom from your training session, we’ve found 100 songs to get you pumped up and set to finish your routine on a high note. Click here for the 100 best workout songs that will keep you movin’ and groovin’. Happy workout!

100 Best Workout Songs

Find out How Glasses Help us See

It is estimated that around 500 million people have some form of vision impairment. Luckily for most of the Western world, most people have access to glasses, contacts, or even laser eye surgery to correct their vision. Glasses are by far the most popular with approximately 64% of Americans using them every day. But how exactly do glasses help us see? How can two lenses focus an image in HD? To find out, watch the video below.

Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad

Want something light and refreshing for lunch? Or how about something to accompany your entrée for dinner tonight? Look no further! Try out this amazing cucumber, tomato and avocado salad. It’s nutrient packed, tastes great and best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to make. Click here to enjoy!

Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad

Quiz: Attractions in European Cities

 
Select the five attractions that belong to each European city. There are 50 places of interest, 10 cities, and 7 minutes on the clock. Want an extra challenge? Play in teams and see which group finishes first and with the most correct answers. And remember, no cheating! Click here to play.

 

Attractions