Metabolism

Ancient Planet Hides Inside Earth for 4 Billion Years

Ancient Planet Hides Inside Earth for 4 Billion Years
Curiosities
year ago

You take off from Earth and park your spacecraft somewhere near the Moon. You’re now almost 240,000 miles away from your home planet. That’s almost 100 widths of the United States. Now, you take out a giant hammer and an enormous chisel using the robotic arms of your spaceship. You place the chisel at the Earth’s North Pole and strike its head with the hammer. Earth splits open like an eggshell, and you see it... Another planet.It’s Theia. And it’s hiding inside our planet like a yolk in an egg. You’d need to go back in time 4.5 billion years to find out how it got there. This beautiful nebula will soon become our Solar System. Colored dust and various space debris are slowly coming closer toward the common center. Soon this jigsaw puzzle of debris becomes too heavy and dense. The temperature inside the giant is rising. Soon, it gets so high that it triggers a nuclear chain reaction.

What Your Body Fat Type Is Telling You About Your Health

What Your Body Fat Type Is Telling You About Your Health
Health
year ago

Although we often think of fat as something unwelcome, it has remarkable significance in our bodies. Fat tissue not only releases hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite but also has a surprising influence over insulin sensitivity. But beware, excessive calorie consumption can lead to the expansion and multiplication of fat cells, fueling chronic inflammation and disrupting healthy metabolism. Unravel its secrets with us and seize control of your well-being.

Much of What You Heard About Sleep Is Just a Myth

Much of What You Heard About Sleep Is Just a Myth
Health
8 months ago

Does hitting the snooze button give you extra time to rest? Uh-oh, myth alarm! Not only is it untrue, but hitting the snooze button can also reduce your sleep quality. Those 10-minute intervals of sleep you get aren’t the good type of sleep. It’s fragmented. If anything, it will make you feel more tired during the day.

25 Proofs Your Body Does Really Weird Things

25 Proofs Your Body Does Really Weird Things
Curiosities
9 months ago

Nobody really knows why we need the appendix, but it’s always at the back of the book. Wait, wrong appendix. Some researchers claim the human appendix helped our ancestors process the tree bark and whatever they were eating at that time. As we have a much more balanced diet now, the appendix can disappear from our bodies without any consequences.

If You Fall Asleep Instantly, It’s Not a Good Thing

If You Fall Asleep Instantly, It’s Not a Good Thing
Curiosities
10 months ago

You’re just about to fluff up your pillows and get dressed in your favorite pajamas. You then set your alarm for the next day — it’s gonna ring in 8 hours. That should do the trick, isn’t that what the doctor suggested? But as the alarm starts ringing the next morning, you wake up feeling more tired than you were when you got into bed. Are those 8 hours of recommended sleep just a myth?

9 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Why You’re Always Tired, and What to Do About It

9 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Why You’re Always Tired, and What to Do About It
Health
year ago

Fatigue is becoming more and more common today. In the US alone, about 20% of people claim it interferes with living a normal life. And, as it turns out, it’s not just high levels of stress that can lead us to feel sleepy and tired all day. 20%-60% of cases are the result of various physical rather than mental issues, many of which are not that easy to spot.

14 Ways to Reduce Belly Fat and It’s Not All Exercise

14 Ways to Reduce Belly Fat and It’s Not All Exercise
Health
11 months ago

Enjoying the comfort of your couch a little too much? Doesn’t matter what level you’re at, cardio is the easiest and best way to burn that belly fat. You can walk, run, or jog that fat away. There’s not much danger of you hurting yourself, it’s low impact which is good for your bones, and best of all, it pushes up your metabolism and heart rate. Get some quality shoes and start off slow. Some people in Japan practice “slow-jogging”, and even that burns a bunch of calories. Apart from losing weight, you’re getting fresh air, seeing more of the world, and getting a mental break, you deserve one! Don’t we all?

A Person to Live 1000 Years Is Already Born

A Person to Live 1000 Years Is Already Born
Curiosities
11 months ago

Hey there, Bright Siders. My name is Tom, and today I welcome you to have a peak into the future. Let’s imagine it’s your Birthday, and the entire family is here to celebrate. It’s a nice group of 562 people. Perfect — it takes a village to put down 1,000 candles. You cooked that 40 layer cake and built that house yourself. With the new average life expectancy, you have enough time to master any hobby in the world.

Why Feet Are Sensitive to Legos but Not Hands

Why Feet Are Sensitive to Legos but Not Hands
Curiosities
11 months ago

Your feet are home to around 7,000 nerve endings. They have to be this sensitive to keep you balanced and not flip over. All those nerves constantly send information to your brain. It uses more power to process it than on the data from your entire torso. So, when anything happens to your feet, like extra pressure, change of temperature or stepping on something sharp like Legos — it really hurts a lot!

You Are Not Doomed to Age Like Your Parents, Here’s Why

You Are Not Doomed to Age Like Your Parents, Here’s Why
Curiosities
10 months ago

Imagine being born old and getting younger for the rest of your life. Well, we’ve seen this movie before, haven’t we? Benjamin Button taught us some valuable lessons. As we get older, our body changes. Our habits, our likes and dislikes, our emotional intelligence, all of this changes with time. But what exactly is aging? And how come every living being on the planet is subject to it?

6 Small Movements That Can Help You Burn Calories From Your Chair

6 Small Movements That Can Help You Burn Calories From Your Chair
Health
year ago

With so many people sitting for most of their days due to their work, health issues are starting to appear in people at younger ages. Problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and excess body fat around the waist are very likely to appear. That’s why it’s vital to move after prolonged periods of sitting or, if possible, sporadically throughout the time you have to stay seated. There are even exercises that you can do while you’re in your chair that can help you boost your metabolism and burn calories.

8 Everyday Things We Do That Are Actually Harmful for Us

8 Everyday Things We Do That Are Actually Harmful for Us
Health
year ago

Life is full of surprises, and some of them can be quite jaw-dropping. For example, when the things you’ve been doing daily for years turn out to, slowly but surely, take away your health points. Who’d have ever thought those seemingly harmless things could put you at risk. Well, better to find out late than never.

5 Things That Can Happen to Your Body If You Start Taking Cold Showers

5 Things That Can Happen to Your Body If You Start Taking Cold Showers
Health
2 years ago

Immersing your body in cold water is nothing new, since people have been doing hydrotherapy for centuries. However, you can’t do this at home — you have to go to a specialist who can help you. But anyone can take cold showers at home and enjoy the resulting benefits. They might not be the most comfortable thing in the world, but you can try and see how showering under cold water affects your well-being.

What Can Happen to Your Body When You Chew

What Can Happen to Your Body When You Chew
Health
2 years ago

Something as simple as chewing can make a big difference in our bodies and improve our overall health. The process of chewing up food mixed with saliva helps absorb all the nutrients we need more easily, which is why it’s best to chew your food slowly and thoroughly — about 32 times each bite. That goes to say that you are not only what you eat, but also how.

What Happens When You Eat Before Going to Bed

What Happens When You Eat Before Going to Bed
Health
2 years ago

When you want to lose weight, one of the first things you plan to banish is night snacks. Although many people believe that eating before you go to sleep may cause you to gain weight, it actually works the other way around. In fact, hitting the snack drawer on an empty stomach might be one of the reasons it takes you so long to burn that stubborn belly fat.

6 Ways to Burn Calories While You Sleep

6 Ways to Burn Calories While You Sleep
Health
2 years ago

Weight loss can be tough, and while keeping a healthy diet and following a workout routine will surely help you stay fit, there are some easier ways to burn fat. In fact, with a few lifestyle changes, you can burn calories at a faster rate, even in your sleep.

What Might Happen to Your Body If You Eat Just Once a Day

What Might Happen to Your Body If You Eat Just Once a Day
Health
2 years ago

Eating once in 24 hours sounds like mission impossible, yet lots of people practice it. OMAD (which stands for “one meal a day”) is a form of intermittent fasting that is believed to help you lose weight. Of course, not everyone pursues weight loss goals; some just want to be healthier or spend less money on food. Whichever group you relate to, we found some things that happen to many people after they change their diets drastically.

5 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important for Fat Loss

5 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important for Fat Loss
Health
2 years ago

How much sleep you get may be just as important as exercise and what you eat. If you don’t get the necessary sleep your body requires, your brain will search for energy elsewhere, such as high-calorie foods and sugars. There are 2 hormones that control your appetite, one of which is known as the hunger hormone (ghrelin), and the other, as the fullness hormone (leptin). These 2 buddies are there to balance out your cravings, but lack of sleep makes them unbalanced.

6 Ways to Naturally Prevent Facial Hair Growth

6 Ways to Naturally Prevent Facial Hair Growth
Health
year ago

Having a little facial hair is common and normal. But in some cases, dark, coarse hair may appear on your face, and you might find yourself reaching for the tweezers on a nearly daily basis. This unpleasant condition is called hirsutism, and it’s often caused by a hormonal imbalance. Although waxing and laser hair removal can help to get rid of unwanted hair, there are some natural ways to reduce it that might be just as effective.

6 Ways to Burn Extra Calories Without Hitting the Gym

6 Ways to Burn Extra Calories Without Hitting the Gym
Health
year ago

While exercising and eating healthy will surely help you to stay fit, there are other, more unusual ways to burn calories. Most of them won’t take much time, and when done regularly, they’ll help you stay in shape without spending hours at the gym.

What Might Happen to Your Body If You Sleep Too Much

What Might Happen to Your Body If You Sleep Too Much
Health
2 years ago

Many of us dream of a good night’s rest and a beautiful morning without the sound of an alarm. It seems like all we need is sleep, and life will instantly get better once we sleep as much as we want. However, sleeping can actually turn from our friend to foe if we indulge in it without any limits.

5 Ways to Improve Your Body Shape Even While Sleeping

5 Ways to Improve Your Body Shape Even While Sleeping
Health
2 years ago

The correct lighting in your bedroom, the right types of exercises before bedtime, and even the clothes you sleep in — all these things can serve as helping hands for those who want to stay in shape, even while they’re cozily snoring under a warm blanket. Surprisingly, there are even more ways that we either don’t know about or just ignore, that help us fight those extra pounds, even while at rest.

What Can Happen to You If You Sleep With the Lights On

What Can Happen to You If You Sleep With the Lights On
Health
2 years ago

We can all probably remember a time when we’d fall asleep with the lights on when we were children. It was the only way to protect ourselves from the closet monsters. What’s more, some adults might prefer to leave the lights on as well, and not because of darkness. But it turns out that the real danger has been hiding in the lights all this time.

What 9 Winners From “The Biggest Loser” Look Like Now

What 9 Winners From “The Biggest Loser” Look Like Now
People
3 years ago

Weight-loss TV shows are not just good entertainment for many viewers, but also a nice example of how people can reassess their lives. However, the methods used in these shows that allow the participants to achieve their amazing results are often criticized. They say that a strict diet and extreme physical exercise are done just to impress viewers and that they actually lead to bigger weight gain in the future.

What It Means When Your Nose Feels Cold

What It Means When Your Nose Feels Cold
Health
3 years ago

We might think that having a cold nose is just a sign of frostnip, but it might not always be the case, as it’s possible to experience having a cold nose even in warm environments. When this happens, it may be a sign that your body needs some extra attention. It got us thinking here at Bright Side, so we searched for other reasons why we might get a chilly nose aside from the weather.

How to Calculate the Number of Calories You Should Eat in a Day

How to Calculate the Number of Calories You Should Eat in a Day
Health
2 years ago

Whether you want to maintain your weight or lose or gain a certain number of pounds, you first need to determine how many calories your body burns in a day. There is a very easy formula to determine this. You take your basal metabolic rate and you multiply it by a number that states your level of activity. If you’re wondering what a BMR is and how to calculate it, we’ll explain it all.

20 People Who Prove You Are Never Too Old to Reinvent Yourself

20 People Who Prove You Are Never Too Old to Reinvent Yourself
People
3 years ago

As you get older, you might think it’s too late to try to lose weight. And it’s true that, with age, your metabolism can become slower and the change in your hormones can make you gain fat faster. However, this shouldn’t keep you from trying to get healthier, no matter how old you are. Because it definitely didn’t stop 20 Reddit users in their 40s, 50s, or even late 60s, from turning their life around!

Why We Shouldn’t Wait Until We’re Hungry to Eat

Why We Shouldn’t Wait Until We’re Hungry to Eat
Curiosities
3 years ago

Hunger may be a great sign that your metabolism is turned on and your body is working the way it’s supposed to. Yet, while natural, hunger shouldn’t be the only signifier that it’s time to begin eating. If you eat only when extremely low on fuel and your body’s begging you to fix it, the consequences can be dire.

3 Body Types and How to Build Muscle Faster for Each of Them

3 Body Types and How to Build Muscle Faster for Each of Them
Health
4 years ago

Your body type can reveal a lot about the inner-workings of your metabolism, as well as your eating habits and your nervous system. There are 3 distinct male body types that all possess unique physical traits: endomorph, ectomorph, mesomorph. There are also combined body types, for example, ecto-mesomorph or endo-mesomorph. No matter which category you fall into, with the appropriate combination of diet and exercise, you can attain the physique you’ve always wanted. We at Bright Side have searched for the most efficient ways of muscle-building that correspond to each of these body types.

Why Eating With Chopsticks Can Be Good for You

Why Eating With Chopsticks Can Be Good for You
Health
2 years ago

Eating with chopsticks may look like a tough task to take on at first glance, but they’re a blessing in disguise for your metabolism. The way you have to hold them and how they handle the food can make you slow down while you eat, which can be a solution for fitness problems and weight control.

7 Bedtime Habits That Can Help Us Lose Weight

7 Bedtime Habits That Can Help Us Lose Weight
Health
9 months ago

During the night your body burns between 300 and 400 calories! This almost equals the amount of energy you waste on an hour-long run. Experts claim that quality sleep can contribute to weight loss, just like physical exercises. If you want to make it work, it is important to adhere to certain habits that can boost your metabolism in your sleep.

9 Easy Health Life Hacks to Make Your Body Feel Like New

9 Easy Health Life Hacks to Make Your Body Feel Like New
Health
9 months ago

Most of the time, we think that being healthy takes a lot of effort, time, and money. But in reality, you can turn your life around and feel healthier simply by incorporating a few new habits into your daily routine. For example, you can whiten your teeth using fruit and enjoy an extra cup of hot coffee for a healthy gallbladder. In this article, we’ll show you how many natural and affordable ways there are out there to treat yourself.