Wellness Articles

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…

Also posted in Health, Lifestyle, Mathematics, Science | Tagged , , , , , | By Aimee Parrott Comments closed

How Long Does It Take for Carpet to Dry?

Anybody whose living space includes carpet or rugs knows that keeping them clean can be a challenge, particularly if more than a quick vacuum is required. Washing a carpet may be necessary after a spill or if the carpet is in a high-traffic area frequented by children or pets. When you need carpet to be […] Read More…

Also posted in DIY, Home & Garden, Lifestyle | Tagged , | By Aimee Parrott Comments closed
Father & Son in a Museum

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…

Also posted in Health | Tagged , , | By Charlotte LoBuono Comments closed

What is the Average Half Marathon Time?

26.2 miles. That’s how long a marathon is, and for some people, the thought of tackling that distance with just their own two feet can seem like an insurmountable task. With the right mindset and training, anything is possible, but many might prefer to start their foray into long-distance running with something a bit more […] Read More…

Also posted in Lifestyle, Sports | Tagged , , | By Cindy Brzostowski Comments closed
friends toasting with cocktails

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…

Also posted in Health, Lifestyle | Tagged , , , | By Aimee Parrott Comments closed

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…

Also posted in Health, Lifestyle | Tagged , | By Cindy Brzostowski Comments closed
cooking scale raw vs. cooked weight

What is Raw Weight Vs Cooked Weight?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, looked over the menu and noticed items with their weight listed underneath? (Or, even as part of the dish name?) For instance, maybe you’ve seen a quarter-pound burger or a ten-ounce steak. Knowing this information can help you count calories or make sure your order will fill you […] Read More…

Also posted in Cooking, Lifestyle | Tagged , , | By Emily DiFabio Comments closed
Dean Drobot // Shutterstock

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…

Also posted in Health, Sports | Tagged , , , | By Kiersten Hickman Comments closed
Man working at a standing desk

What are Exercises to Do at a Standing Desk?

With many people working in front of a computer or at a desk, being able to exercise and keep your body moving is helpful, especially when 16 percent of all global workers are remote. One way to move your body is to elevate your desk and do some simple exercises.   What is a Standing Desk? […] Read More…

Also posted in Health | Tagged , , | By Emily DiFabio Comments closed

What Should Gastric Sleeve Calorie Intake Be Post-Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is designed to help people who have struggled with obesity to lose weight and live healthy lives. According to the Mayo Clinic, people who qualify for a gastric sleeve have a BMI of 40 or higher and have not found traditional diets to be helpful. The gastric sleeve shrinks the stomach, making […] Read More…

Also posted in Health, Lifestyle | Tagged , , , , | By Aimee Parrott Comments closed