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The Heat Is Your Biggest Fitness Foe

On average, nearly 700 people die each year from extreme heat. It's the most serious threat to your outdoor summer workout, but heat stroke doesn't have to kill you if you're careful.

The Six-Pack Abs Sham

For years, we’ve been discussing the media’s role in distorting female body image. Dozens of studies and campaigns have fingered Photoshopped images in women’s emotional, mental, and physical health...

Why Bigger Isn't Faster at Badwater

In December 2013, a temporary moratorium was placed on all sporting events in Death Valley to conduct safety assessments on running and cycling competitions. While races like Badwater are still going...

What if Sitting Doesn't Kill?

Think you’re “resting” at your desk job? A new study says that every hour you sit, you lose eight percent of your fitness gains from each hour you worked out that day. Sound really depressing? We...

You Don't Need the Gym

In this #WickedWednesdayWorkout, you’ll work on upper- and lower-body strength and mix it in with some high-intensity spurts. In the final stretch, you’ll have to push your body when it’s already...

Our Latest Fitness Obsessions

With that in mind, we combed through the most influential sports science journals to find their top-cited articles over the past five years. Here's what all that research has to say about our health.

The Radical New Guard of Fitness

They want to rethink the way we workout, build our gyms, fuel, and collect data. And they're coming for you next.

The Fittest Real Athletes in America

Serious careers? Check. Committed to their families? Check. Able to beat the pros at their own game? You know it. Five hard-charging desk jocks who manage to do it all share the secrets of their...

Your Body on the Blood Drive

My office is holding a blood drive, but I'm concerned that taking part may compromise my scheduled workouts. Should I schedule giving blood around my training schedule, or vice versa?

Does "Organic" Mean Anything Anymore?

Walmart, already one of the country’s largest distributors of organic foods, will gobble up additional market share this summer, thanks to a deal it struck with Wild Oats to carry more than 100 of...

Faster Than Lightning at the Hardrock 100

In a race that saw altitude, stormy weather, and course conditions take down some of the best endurance runners on the planet, Kilian Jornet sauntered to a new course record at the storied Hardrock...

Yes, You Should Be Running to Work

Biking to work? Old news. Running to work may not get you there in the most presentable condition, but it'll sure spice up the morning grind.