Wellness

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?

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?