Wellness

How to Grow a Super-Athlete

As a species, we're living longer and having fewer children. And that's a fantastic development for amateur athletes—and society as a whole.

You've Been Recovering All Wrong

Forget RICE. Suppressing the body’s inflammatory response to exercise may actually delay healing. To recover right you need to move, eat, and move some more.

The Athlete's Guide to the Perfect Nap

A mid-day nap can be a great way to replenish your energy levels, especially when getting out the door for an afternoon run seems downright impossible. It can also be a preemptive tool for avoiding sleepiness later—say, when you get home from work and need to log your miles before dinner.

How Your Doctor Can Improve Your Performance

In the past few years, more than 100,000 patients have ditched their health insurance and moved to one of the 12,000-plus concierge practices now operating nationwide. By forgoing the traditional...

Read Your Way to a Fitter, Healthier You

Sometimes, you have to work your brain to work your body better. Turn your library into a gym and put your thinker through its paces with classic reads from wellness experts.

Sunscreen Won't Save You

No, don't stop using it. But add some more types of protection to your arsenal. After all, it's just not worth risking skin cancer, right?

The Shadiest Way to Run a PR

Lots of runners have eye problems, but few wear sunglasses when they run. Don't risk sunburned eyeballs, cataracts, and blurry vision—grab a pair of sleek prescription sunglasses instead.

Inside the Mind of an Ironman

Mark Allen, world-class triathlete, claims he isn't a freak of nature—it's not good genes that helped him demolish Ironman competitions, but a learned mentality.

What Science Really Says About Sleep

Even if you’re in bed for eight hours, waking up every two or three hours and sleeping through the night are two very different things, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.

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.

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?