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- Everything I Learned Inside A Sensory Deprivation Tank
- Top 10 Myths And Misconceptions About Sleep
- How I Found The Perfect Running Shoes
- Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits With The Domino Effect
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- How To Sleep In Any Position When You Have Back Pain
Your calves and ankles are under-appreciated muscles that work hard to keep your body steady and balanced while you’re standing, walking or running. You might already be stretching your calves, but GMB shows you how to do them properly.
If you hear that your kid (or one of their friends) has head lice, your first reaction might be a mixture of disgust, panic and an urge to disinfect everything in your house. That would be overkill. Head lice aren’t a health hazard, and even medication-resistant “super lice” can be eradicated with proper treatment.
The new big thing hitting our supermarket shelves is ‘A2 milk’. Not only has this resulted in a great debate about whether it is any better for us than regular cow’s milk, but also a bitter feud over labelling between the big dairy companies in the Federal Court. So is A2 Milk really better for us? Let’s find out.
Picking your nose probably won’t kill you, but it’s not exactly a healthy habit either. Not only does picking your nose look gross, it could be leaving the door open for dangerous bacteria that want to call your nose home.
Floating is an increasingly popular form of sensory deprivation therapy that involves lying in a pitch black tank of salted water. This may sound like your worst nightmare, but since the invention of Sensory Deprivation Tanks in 1954 they have been praised for their health benefits, particularly in regards to relaxation and stress relief. Here’s what I learned after spending 90 minutes on the inside.
For decades, public health guidelines around the world have recommended adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week. This is roughly equivalent to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity. So it surprised, and perhaps dismayed, many to read headlines last week claiming “we need to do five times as much exercise as we’ve been told“. Is this true? We take a closer look.
iOS/Android: Nike’s running app has long been one of our favourites. Its latest update brings a new name and colour scheme, and ditches its training plans for a new virtual coach that lets you build a personalised plan for the running goal of your choice.
Windows/Mac: There are plenty of excellent apps for tracking your running or cycling data, but using a service like Strava or Runkeeper means you’re giving away a lot data. If you’d prefer to track and visualise your exercise without uploading data to a service, GoldenCheetah might be just what you need.