Diet usually matters more for weight loss than exercise, but it turns out that Biggest Loser contestants who managed to keep the weight off have to exercise a lot. But if you and I aren't Biggest Loser contestants, does that mean anything for us?
Not all mattresses are made equal. Likewise, not everyone has sex the same way. If you're wondering whether a particular mattress can handle how you conduct your business, sleep blog Sleep Like the Dead has your back.
Some people exercise solely to improve and maintain an already-fabulous physique. Others just want to make their bodies look presentable by shedding visceral fat.
If you're looking to get your BMI down as quickly and efficiently as possible, this explainer from an exercise physiologist will help to steer you in the right direction.
The cautionary reports seem to resurface every year just before Halloween: "Don't let your little ghouls and boys be tricked - with poisoned sweets that could kill them! Stay tuned for the full story on News at 11." I've heard the same warnings ever since I was a kid trying to breathe through a plastic Big Bird mask.
Halloween is taking off in Australia, and with it come the sweets. Lollies are either the best or second-best part of a kid's Halloween, depending on how much they love costumes. But what do you do when your kid brings home mountains of gut-busting, tooth-rotting sugar? Here are your options for shrinking the pile without sucking all the fun out of the holiday.
In long-term, cohabitative relationships, there sometimes comes a point when your first reaction to receiving a text or email from your partner transitions from sweet giddiness to WHAT NOW. Your online messaging channels turn into a running list of schedule confirmations and daily task reminders - necessary, but highly unromantic.
Here's a cool thing. When you're sick, or allergic, or something flies up your nose, and you spasm and expel mucus, it's polite for anyone around you, including complete strangers, to call attention to it. In English-speaking countries they say "Bless you," in most of Europe they say "Health."
In almost every culture, the polite response is "Thank you." As in "Thank you for calling attention to my embarrassing bodily function." As in "Thank you for making me thank you while I'm probably still dealing with how something inside me is now outside me." As in, "Thank you for alerting me that for the next three months, I'll be having impromptu two-line conversations with strangers, because my body thinks flowers want to kill it."
Whether you're powering through your last mile or taking a relaxed walk around the block, most of us rely on the power of music to carry us through our athletic endeavors. But nothing pulls us out of the zone faster than having our earbuds get tangled up and yanked out of ears. Thankfully, you can end your cable-catching woes with FRESHeBUDS' new Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, and they're on sale for 75% off!
A startup called Mother Dirt has developed a “AO+ mist” — a spray containing a type of bacteria called AOB that you put on your skin, which may restore it to a natural, healthier state. If the company can be believed, the spray renders traditional "hygiene-obsessed" routines unnecessary.
To test its veracity, I attempted to forgo showering or bathing for a whole week. Here's what happened.
We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway -- those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...
Hello friends, and welcome back to Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Today we're sous vide-ing an iconic, spicy and saucy little number: the famed chicken wing.
There's nothing like hitting the beach or the pool on a hot day and soaking in some rays -- that is until you get home and realise what you've soaked in is an epic sunburn. Sunburns suck, take way too long to get rid of and can make you the joke of the office come Monday when you show up looking like a lobster.