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Articles on health, fitness and well-being. Tips on staying fit and controlling your weight by using calculators to estimate your caloric / energy requirement, water intake needs, target heart rate when training, and so on.

How to Sleep 8 Hours in 4 Hours

Sleep plays an essential role in both physical and mental health. While most adults know that, most don’t get enough sleep to meet minimum recommendations. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of all Americans don’t get enough sleep every night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, then you may wonder what you […] Read More…

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Can You Change Eye Color With Laser Surgery?

People may want to change their eye color for all sorts of reasons, and one of the easiest ways to do it is with colored contact lenses. But, that’s only temporary. What about those who want to change their eye color permanently? Can you change your eye color with laser surgery? And, should you? Laser […] Read More…

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How to Convert Shoe Sizes From Mexico to USA: (and Vice Versa)

One of the best parts of traveling is shopping for unique products specific to your destination. They can serve as a reminder of the trip for years to come. The trick is learning what’s necessary to buy the right thing to avoid purchasing items that simply don’t fit. In Mexico, shoe sizes are different than […] Read More…

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How Human Height Has Changed Over Time — And What Might Be Behind It

Changes in average height in a population say a lot about how nongenetic factors can affect human development. GigaCalculator examined data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration to see how average height has changed globally over time. Read More…

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How Much Sleep Do Kittens and Puppies Need?

Thinking about the possibility of adopting a kitten or puppy? Knowing what they need is vital for giving them a safe and healthy home. Just like human infants, puppies and kittens require a great deal of sleep in a 24 hour period.  Both puppies and kittens require more than 16 hours of sleep per day. […] Read More…

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How Many Calories Do Kettlebell Swings Burn?

The use of kettlebells has grown in popularity in the last few years because it gives a great—and quick full body workout. However, kettlebells as a recreational exercise tool have been used for the past 200 years.  So, what is a kettlebell? A kettlebell is a round weight with a flat bottom and handle at […] Read More…

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What Type of Tea Has the Most Caffeine?

Tea has been a popular beverage choice for many across the globe for centuries. For some, grabbing a tea over a coffee is preferable because there is less caffeine. Or is there?  Tea has been drunk in China since before 2000 BC. Back then, it was not yet used as a milder way to wake […] Read More…

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How to Track Alcohol Macros

Tracking macronutrients is something that people do for a variety of reasons. They may do it because they want to lose weight or because they’re training for an athletic event. People who have diabetes must track their macros, too, particularly carbohydrates and sugars. While most of the things we eat or drink are easy to […] Read More…

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Does the Sauna Burn Calories?: What You Need to Know

Picture sitting in a hot, quiet sauna, letting all the worries of the day you just had wash away. For some countries and cultures, sauna is more than just a wellness option at the local gym or spa—it’s a way of life. Take Finland for example: In 2020, the Scandinavian country’s sauna culture was added […] Read More…

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Handball, Jai Alai, and Other Activities That Burn A Lot of Calories

Gigacalculator used data from the Wisconsin Department of Health to determine which activities burn the most calories. The analysis includes the number of calories burned for a 130-pound, 155-pound, and 190-pound person for sports like team handball, boxing, squash, jai alai, uphill cross-country skiing, and more. Read More…

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