Can listening to the Black Eyed Peas be deadly? Researchers at London University used the performance-monitoring MotorMate app to analyze video of folks behind the wheel and concluded that high-energy, uptempo tunes (e.g.: hip hop, metal) caused speeding and erratic driving. Apparently, the optimum tempo of a song for safe driving should mimic the human heartbeat — 60 to 80 beats per minute. Here are the best and worst songs to drive to, according to the study.
Cutting calories and increasing physical activity aren’t the only factors when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. Scientific studies are increasingly pointing to the role sleep — or the lack of it — plays in maintaining a healthy body weight.