Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 11:38 AM Jul 24 2017
Fitness // 

We know that dust can make us sneeze, but can the scourge of clean homes everywhere also make us gain weight? Possibly, according to a recent study in Environmental Science and Technology. In a manner of speaking, anyway.

Kendra Pierre-Louis
at 10:07 AM Jul 18 2017
Fitness // 

Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn't really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think vegetarian or vegan) included a lot of processed foods, such as sugary beverages and French fries, were more likely to develop heart disease or die during the study period than people who avoided processed food—even if that meant eating a little meat.

Sara Chodosh
at 10:07 AM Jul 18 2017
Fitness // 

If you're gonna call something “diet,” it should have to actually help you lose weight. But like dieting itself, diet foods don't work as well in practice as they do in theory.

Claire Maldarelli
at 12:04 PM Jul 4 2017
Fitness // 

Despite its worldwide popularity as a form of exercise, running—whether it's long-distance or sprinting—is grueling. It not only requires an incredible amount of mental focus and a high pain tolerance, but it's also extremely taxing on the body. Unlike sports such as swimming or cycling, running is a high-impact activity. With each stride, your foot collides with the ground. This impact sends vibrations to every muscle you've got. Over time, that can lead to muscle fatigue and injury.

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.

 
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