Devon Jackson

The Cyborgs Among Us

The people who crowded the second-annual Biohacking Conference may be drinking snake oil or actually onto something. One thing is certain: This is one of the fittest, most attractive group of...

No, All Energy Drinks Aren't Sports Drinks

Even though most of the evidence is anecdotal and the studies—which continue to pile up—don’t yet know exactly why, the link between energy drinks and a racing heart (or worse) seem pretty...

The Rules of Running Drunk

According to a recent paper in the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, running while drunk is no more taxing on the body than sitting while drunk.But really, even though it may not be the...

Stop Buying Into the Antioxidant Myth

By now, it’s become a given: your multivitamin is useless and the right amount of stress, even in our recovery obsessed world, is good.

Is Gear a Performance-Enhancing Drug?

Athletes keep breaking records, but improved fitness is only part of the equation. So before we start congratulating ourselves, let’s take a look at the tech that’s made us faster.

Your Food Is Poisoning You

Despite being treated like Bigfoot believers by their opponents, pesticide ascetics are inching their way toward credibility. Introduced by Monsanto in the early 1970s under the trade name Roundup...

Is Skechers the New Nike?

Meb Keflezighi sporting a pair of Skechers at this year’s Boston Marathon was like Nicole Kidman showing up at the 1997 Oscars in her John Galliano dress—only better.

How Far Fitness Has Fallen

You're pathetic. Really. According to the latest research, human fitness has decreased so dramatically in recent years that even the strongest of us would consider ancient men to be, well, monsters.

What We Don't Know about Exercise

For years, athletes, particularly those of you known to scientists as EEs (Extreme or Endurance Exercisers)—marathoners, ultramarathoners, triathletes—have tended to eat whatever you damn well...

The One Diet That Works

Despite what you hear in the media, the science of healthy eating is well-established. Instead of following the fads, rely on the fundamentals: stay away from processed foods and eat lots of...