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If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last? A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Well, here’s your answer…
Exercise has long been thought to have memory boosting capabilities, but a new study suggests that delayed physical activity might be the best way to take advantage of those perks.
Push-ups are awesome for building upper body strength. The downward dog is equally great for stretching your calves, shoulders and a few other areas. Combine them and you’ve got a great warm-up or “rest day” movement that helps increase range of motion in your upper back, while making you stronger.
If you’re using a personal lubricant, either for sexy times or for something mundane like inserting a menstrual cup, you probably aren’t thinking about whether it’s potentially unhealthy for you. But some lubes on the market are best left untouched — and not, as Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP suggested, because they’re “toxic”.
Rest between sets and exercises has as large an impact on your fitness as the number of sets and reps do. If your breaks are too short, you rob yourself of their benefits, or worse, increase your risk for injury. If they’re too long, you’re not exercising hard enough. The sweet spot is based on why you work out, and the exercises you do.
If you’re trying to develop a healthier diet, learning to manage your portions is an important step. This simple rule of thumb from a nutritionist who works with pro athletes can make visualising appropriate portions easier.
No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily — but we certainly do. Australians discard up to 20 per cent of the food they purchase, which equates to one out of every five bags of groceries they buy. Plenty of that food is discarded while still safe to eat.