The Future’s Green! Why Drink Green Tea?

We’re pretty sure that you’ve all heard that drinking green tea is better for your health. But what is it? And what is it that drinking this stuff actually does? What is it? All tea is made (other than herbal teas) from dried leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The lighter the colour, the less … Read more

The Perfect Explanation to Why We Hate Crossfitters

Doing Crossfit is a giveaway that you are a huge douche-bag. You guys want to know how to be able to tell if someone does Crossfit? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. In fact, they will make sure to tell you within seconds of meeting you, and then they’ll proceed to talk about Crossfit and nothing … Read more

Just Adding Sugar to Water is as Good as or Better Than Energy Drinks, Study Finds

There’s an awful lot of money spent marketing sports and energy drinks as if they’re a vital, ‘scientifically proven’ component in any self-respecting athlete’s track bag – but do you really need to guzzle bottles of coloured liquid to ensure you’re maximising your performance? Not really, according to a new study by researchers in the … Read more

Veganism Could Save More Than 8.1 Million Lives by 2050

Good news vegans! According to a new study, you might be saving a lot of lives! The Oxford University study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says that eating less meat and more fruit and veggies could prevent several million deaths by 2050. Research also points out that eating vegan could … Read more

Here’s What Scientists Agree On About Eating Fat

Media coverage of dietary fat has been confusing and contradictory over the years, as seen over the years on Time magazine covers. Back in the 1960s, the magazine suggested that everyone should lower their total fat intake, which turned out to be bad advice. (Many of the replacements for fat — mainly refined carbohydrates — were … Read more

Here’s What Eating a Big Mac Does to Your Body in an Hour

Fast food is incredibly convenient, and usually very tasty too, but it’s not always the best option for refuelling our bodies. Over at comparison site, Fast Food Menu Price, there’s a detailed infographic that shows the effect of eating one of the most iconic on-the-go meals of all time: the McDonald’s Big Mac. For the … Read more

The Evolution of Exercise: What Kind of Fitness is Best?

Over the decades, fitness regimens have had their fads and discoveries. One of the latest controversies over fitness however is Evolutionary Fitness. Evolutionary Fitness calls into question our paleolithic ancestors and the way our first homo sapiens cousins exercised on a daily basis. Trends that have manifested out of these analyses include barefoot running (and … Read more