Energy Drinks Linked To Lethal Heart Problems

According to new scientific research, the consumption of energy drinks can lead to serious heart problems when dancing or exercising. This is because caffeine within energy drinks affects the heart’s ability to contract and to use oxygen which can lead to everything from irregular heartbeat to sudden death.


Ask LH: What's The Right Combination Of Diet And Exercise?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve recently started going to the gym, but I’m finding it difficult trying to find a good workout/diet combination. What’s the best combination for someone aiming to get rid of a bit of fat and putting on some muscle?


Parents Can't Tell If Their Kids Are Too Fat Any More

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time. “She looks as young as the day I met her” husbands say of their wives 50 years into married life, or “haven’t they grown”, people tell me of my children. How about “it wasn’t even hot” said the frog, realising too late that he had sat unawares in the pot while the water slowly crept up to boiling point.


Playboy's Flowchart Teaches Decent Human Beings When To Catcall

Playboy is best known for being one of the main media sources of pictures of unclothed women in the pre-Internet era. In the actual Internet era, it’s the source of this guide detailing the very limited set of circumstances where “catcalling” might be OK.


What To Eat After Exercise For The Best Recovery

Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac before an Olympic marathon run. Thankfully, today’s nutrition strategies are more scientific and properly researched.


This Graphic Helps You Choose The Right Fitness Class For You

Going to the gym is no picnic, but you can make it more fun by taking a fitness class. Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi and other group classes are fun and keep you motivated. This graphic explains some common choices. While it’s not exhaustive, it can help you pick one that may work for you.


Pro-Rider Tips For How To Avoid Saddle Sores

Saddle sores are something of a taboo subject among cyclists but they can be very serious. They’re basically inflamed hair follicles that can become infected and develop into an abscess.


Avoid Drunkenness With The 'Half Glass Full' Rule

A scientific study has found that drinkers who consistently follow the same pouring rule tend to stay sober for longer. Applying the “half-glass” rule or “two-fingers-from-the-top” rule can cut down on your drink size by as much as 20 per cent.


The Health Benefits Of Standing Versus Sitting

It seems the world is finally coming to terms with the fact that humans evolved to stand, not to sit — well, health researchers, savvy office workers and many commuters, at least.


Argue Over Email If You're Too Angry To Talk In Person

We’ve all been in an argument and said things we regret. If you’re prone to this, consider emailing your spouse or partner.