Sarah Fecht
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017
Fitness // 

Americans are spending $200 billion a year to treat their back pain, and most aren't even happy with the treatment they're getting. They're often stuck relying on addictive pain meds or spending a fortune on physical therapy.

Sara Chodosh
at 12:34 PM Jun 23 2017
Fitness // 

Vitamins seem something you can't have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard, but the limit is so high, and what's the worst thing that happens anyway? And unlike ice cream, we know that vitamins help keep us healthy.

Marlene Cimons
at 09:30 AM Jun 17 2017
Fitness // 

On a recent Sunday morning, 93-year-old Bernie Fowler laced up his white sneakers and waded into Maryland's Patuxent River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, just as he has done every June for the past 30 years. He was conducting his annual test of water clarity by seeing how deep he could go and still see the tops of his shoes.

Claire Maldarelli
at 09:29 AM Jun 5 2017
Fitness // 

Researchers at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center used motion sensing technology to study how compression tights affect vibration and fatigue.

Adam Alter
at 09:58 AM Mar 23 2017
Fitness // 

Katherine Schreiber and Leslie Sim are experts on exercise addiction who believe that tech advances encourage obsessive goal monitoring. Schreiber and Sim loathe wearable tech. “It's the worst,” Schreiber says. “The dumbest thing in the world,” says Sim. Schreiber has written extensively about exercise addiction, and Sim is a clinical child adolescent psychologist at the Mayo Clinic. Many of Sim's adolescent patients have twin exercise and eating disorders, which tend to go together.

Sara Chodosh
at 08:56 AM Mar 17 2017
Fitness // 

Exercise is hard. That should go without saying, but it's worth acknowledging. It's difficult enough to instill a new habit without all the things that make exercise uniquely unpleasant at first. You generally have to go to a crowded place full of cranky strangers, share equipment in close quarters, and sweat and shower alongside them. But on top of that, oh yeah, it's hard. A lot of the movements are weird and awkward for newcomers. Maybe you have to stick your butt up in the air, or wiggle around like a wet noodle in overpriced, stretchy clothing. It's not surprising that so few people stick to a regular workout regimen, because to some degree, if it's not hard, you're not doing it right.

Sara Chodosh
at 11:28 AM Feb 1 2017
Fitness // 

The Nima device with a capsule inserted at the top, alongside a view from the app showing a crowd-sourced map

 
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