Nicole Wetsman
at 10:57 AM Oct 23 2017
Fitness // 

Before the mile run each year in middle school, on the dreaded walk down from the classroom to the course, my classmates would argue over the best way to prevent a side stitch. More so than turning an ankle or coming in last, that repetitive stabbing pain is what the majority of us dreaded most. Our cures ranged across the map from taught techniques, like breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth and not eating for three hours prior, to my favorite: Punching yourself in the stomach at the slightest hint of pain (don't try it, it doesn't work).

Rob Verger
at 11:36 AM Oct 5 2017
Fitness // 

Last week I splashed into an underground university pool with an Apple Watch Series 3. As the company's wearable has matured, Apple has marketed it more and more as a fitness device, one that's, thanks to a partnership with Nike, particularly well-suited as a running companion. But the Apple Watch also tackles something more dynamic and varied than your morning jog: exercise in the water.

Sara Chodosh
at 15:53 PM Sep 20 2017
Fitness // 

The trouble with alcohol is that it's everywhere. We don't treat any other drug the way we treat alcohol, marijuana included, and in part that's because we mostly don't think of it as a drug. It's what you down a shot of to loosen up on the dance floor, or to ease your social anxieties at your company's holiday party. You know it's not good for you, sure, but it's a part of daily life. It's easy to stop thinking of alcohol like a drug—but it is one. And like any drug, you can become addicted to it without even realizing.

Sara Kiley Watson
at 10:11 AM Aug 15 2017
Fitness // 

It's no secret that exercise makes your heart bigger in a healthy way, helping it to pump blood more efficiently and lessening the potential for heart failure. Figuring out a way to mimic the way exercise manages to do this could be an extremely beneficial way to treat certain types of heart conditions. A study out this week shows how a protein called cardiotrophin 1 might in fact do this: have the same positive effects on the heart, minus the actual exersise part.

Sara Kiley Watson
at 10:02 AM Aug 1 2017
Fitness // 

Ever woken up the day after a workout and wondered what you did to deserve such pain?

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.

 
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