Chocolate and Switzerland

Chocolate and Switzerland

Since the 17th century Switzerland produces great amounts of chocolate every year, as it is considered to be a place with international reputation for high quality. It was after the Second World War, when Switzerland started outsourcing production and today…

John Nash

John Nash

Mathematician John Nash, who died May 23 in a car accident, was known for his decades-long battle with schizophrenia — a struggle famously depicted in the 2001 Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind.” Nash had apparently recovered from the disease later…

Lifetime sleep

Lifetime sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital for every human being to survive. Given that an average a person sleeps for 8 hours in a day, that means that an average person will sleep for 229,961 hours in their lifetime or…

Basketball with soccer balls

Basketball with soccer balls

A game that started with eighteen men in a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts, has grown into a game that more than 300 million people play worldwide. The man who created this instantly successful sport was Dr. James Naismith. Under…

Bridge: a power up exercise you should know about

Bridge: a power up exercise you should know about

As an individual that is involved in any form of physical exercise it is important you supplement your workout routine with additional training to build strength and prevent injury. This exercise can help keep you strong, healthy and injury-free. Lie…

Great fire of London

Great fire of London

The Great Fire of London swept through the central parts of the English city from Sunday, 2 September to Thursday, 6 September 1666. The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman city wall. It threatened but…

Vitamin E for a healthy immune system

Vitamin E for a healthy immune system

This is the most important antioxidant for an athlete. Aerobic exercise increases the rate of respiration which leads to a net increase in the rate of production of free radicals in the body. Thus, increasing the body need for antioxidants.…

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, also called MS in short, is a form of disorder where the system that is supported to keep you healthy stars attacking the vital parts of your body. As a result of this attack, the protective covering of…

Meteorites

Meteorites

To date, there have been nearly 1,100 recovered falls and nearly 40,000 finds. It is estimated that probably 500 meteorites reach the surface of the Earth each year, but less than 10 are recovered. This is because most fall into…

Why is phosphorus important in your diet?

Why is phosphorus important in your diet?

Phosphorus is the second most plentiful mineral in your body. The first is calcium. Your body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering of wastes and repairing of tissues and cells. You need phosphorus to keep your bones strong…