1.) Tonight, Major League Baseball’s All Star game will be played in New York City, a game that’s expected to take more than 3 hours to play. But how much action will there be during the game? The Wall Street Journal has done an analysis on how much actual action there is during a typical baseball game and it turns out there’s only 18 minutes in the average 3 hour game. However, baseball can take comfort in the fact that America’s most popular sport has even less action. The Journal analyzed the average football game and found it contains only 11 minutes of actual action.
2.) Over the past 50 years, the television has been linked to our poor fitness. Now, in the 21st century, our new death-to-health device is our smart phone. New research conducted at Kent State University has linked high cell phone use to poor fitness in college students. According to the study, the students who spent the most time on their phones were more apt to spend their leisure time engaged in other forms of digital media, such as playing video games or watching movies. Meaning that they were less inclined toward exercise in the first place.
3.) Ladies, if your husband or boyfriend is stressed and you want to help him find relief, leave your Victoria's Secret catalog out. According to Carnegie Mellon University, men de-stress from looking at sexy pictures. Their study found that not only did looking at these pictures make stressed men feel more relaxed, but they performed almost 50% better on the math portion of a test. It seems that stress produces cortisol which excites your nervous system and disrupts the "simple math" portion of your brain. Erotic images seem to be the ultimate cortisol fighter.