Endurance

The Fast & the Fit

Remember Bob Kennedy, the last American-born middle-distance medal contender? We forgive you. After all, U.S. running has suffered through two decades that we'd kindly call subpar. But all of a...

Mick Fanning

For years, Australian Mick Fanning was known as the best surfer in the world not named Slater or Irons—a huge talent whose lack of focus kept him from winning it all. But Fanning, 26, was so...

Hang Time

IT WAS IN LOS ANGELES while training pro athletes and celebs in 1993 that Jon Hinds decided there was something wrong with the American gym and its emphasis on machines and mirrors. So the...

The Move

Breath-hold training will boost your freediving bottom time and improve your chances of surviving a water-related emergency. Heed these guidelines to safely practice in a pool. ...

Elevated

SO THERE I WAS, climbing Mount Everest with what might fairly be described as one righteous stiffy. Not that I was particularly excited about the climbing just the opposite: I was nervous and...

Tune Up

Prescribing exercise for your heart is like buying wine for a dinner party. You know it's a good idea, but what kind? How much? The good news: Even a small amount of aerobic activity yields some...

Test Your Ticker

Here are two easy ways to get a quick measure of heart health....

Lower Your Risk

Of all the idiot ways to bite the dust, heart disease ranks right up there with BASE jumping into a strong headwind. In both cases, poor choices are almost always to blame. A 2004 study called...

Live Well, Live Long

You've eliminated the obvious risk factors, improved your diet, and maxed out your cardio training. Now what? The best thing you can do for your heart, we're happy to report, is take a nap....

Eat Like a Greek

One more reason to envy homeowners on Santorini: The incidence of coronary-artery disease in Mediterranean countries is among the world's lowest. Researchers think diet is one of the reasons ...

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