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What Are the Best Virtual Races?

For motivation and love of sport, there's nothing better than toeing the line with other athletes. But what if there aren't any upcoming events near you?

Can I Train to Recover Faster?

As you exercise, your aerobic fitness improves, allowing your body to meet the demands of increasingly difficult workouts. These same aerobic adaptations also teach your muscles to repair themselves...

Can Thinking About Strength Training Make Me Stronger?

Research suggests that if you are in a situation in which you literally can't move a muscle—because you’re injured, not because you’re lazy—simply imagining yourself in motion can help you retain some of the strength and function you'd otherwise lose.

The New Science of Concussion Recovery

New therapies are helping athletes recover from concussions previously thought untreatable. But chances are, your doctor doesn’t know anything about them.

Which is a Better Workout: Skiing or Snowboarding?

According to the non-profit trade association Snowsports Industries America, alpine skiing burns approximately 500 calories an hour while snowboarding lags slightly behind at 450, not counting time spent on the lift. But there's more to it.

Embarrass Yourself... Once a Month

Something about messing up has us tip toeing around mistakes. But embarrassment can actually help us get ahead by making risk-taking seem a little bit less risky.

Take a Sick Day When You’re Feeling Great

We know what you’re thinking. I don’t even use all my vacation days. Why should I fake being sick? How’s this even a good habit? Two answers: You are going to use all your vacation days this year,...

Have Your Morning Coffee

There are two ways of washing the dishes, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanah writes in The Miracle of Mindfulness. You can wash the dishes for the sake of making tea. Or you can wash the dishes for the sake...