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Can Michael Phelps Win Again?

There is nothing we’d like more than to see the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps, return to the five-ringed stage. Can he make it happen at age 31?

High-Performance Pizza

Ordinarily, pizza makes us think of a half-assed meal or an indulgent snack (either, according to how much you've had to drink, or how much you'd rather it be one over the other), but what if it were...

Daydream Yourself to a New Personal Best

It’s six in the morning on a Saturday and your alarm is blaring. Will you sleep in or get after it? According to the latest research from the University of New Hampshire, daydreaming about your last...

Nope, Running Isn't Going to Shorten Your Lifespan

Couch potatoes everywhere were overjoyed to learn—courtesy of a recent study—that running is actually dangerous. But a closer look at the science suggests the smirks are seriously misguided.

How Bad for You Is Insomnia, Really?

I have trouble falling asleep often, and probably don't get nearly as much shut-eye as I should. But I feel fine, most of the time. So is it really hurting my health?

No, Eating Fruits and Vegetables Isn't Bad for You

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...

The Upside of Injury

Desiree Davila Linden can get any runner through an injury.

A Cup (or Two) of Excellent Health

The good news about your morning cup(s) of Joe keeps pouring in. Drinking two or more cups of coffee daily reduces your risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 percent.

Go Fast to Get Faster, Marathoners

If you’re lining up in the marathon corral without having used starting blocks, you’re doing yourself a serious disservice. True speed work—training your maximal velocity—belongs in every runner’s...

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