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Swimmers: Don't Worry About Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Cue the chilling background music: Flesh eating bacteria can lurk in your favorite swimming spots. But don't panic. For most people, even those in affected regions, the water is still safe—especially when you're using common sense.

Solving Exercise’s Most Metallic Mystery

Sometimes when we work out hard, we get a weird, metallic taste in our mouths. The problem is widespread, and the reason for it is surprisingly elusive.

Only Fitness Fools Cut Carbs

Before Dr. Robert Atkins launched his low-carb diet in 1972, there was Banting, the fat British man who needed to slim down, so his doc put him on a high fat-low carb (HFLC) diet. Presto change-o, he...

This Workout Will Get You Ready for Anything

Cross-training for explosive running means more than changing activities—you need to change environments, too. To truly challenge your lower body, swap the track or trail for the basketball court and...

The Painful Truth About Running Fast

When Outside Gear Editor Meaghen Brown toed the line of her first Marathon this past May, she wasn't thinking "just finish"—she was thinking "finish fast." Meaghen's run many longer...

Your Workout Playlist Needs a Remix

The workout soundtrack can be a very personal thing. Certainly there's no perfect pump-up song, but there is science behind getting the most out of your exercise playlist. And it applies whether your music library swings toward rap, indie, country, classical... You get the picture.