Wellness

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?

Why We're Obsessed with the 10,000-Hour Rule

Americans are in love with the 10,000-hour rule. First proposed in 1993 by Florida State University psychology professor, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the rule held that it takes 10,000 hours of...

The Right Way to Recover After the Crash

When a skull makes contact with a hard surface, damage control happens in a rush. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often require immediate surgery, and even during the slow recovery process an urgent...

The Coffee Enema Is Not Your Friend

The act of butt chugging gained nationwide exposure in 2012 after a frat guy at the University of Tennessee was rushed to the hospital with a blood alcohol content level of .40 percent. Even worse...

When to Show Your Feet Some Love

I've noticed that I get calluses on my feet more frequently than my non-runner friends. Should I have them removed, or do they serve a purpose?

Eat Your Sunscreen!

Summer may seem like the best season for your skin. But under that well-tanned surface, the sun is actually wreaking havoc on your cells. By adding antioxidant-rich foods to our diets, however, we...

Will Squat for Selfies

A #fitness selfie now qualifies as a training tool. Go ahead and be vain. You probably think this story's about you, don't you?