Wellness

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?

Exercise Always Makes You Sharper

No matter how smart you think you are, getting some exercise might just make you a bit sharper. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that being out of shape could mess with your...

How Sex Affects Concussion Recovery

Sex could affect the amount of time it takes a patient to recover from a concussion, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Bull Riders

The PBR is a rotating circuit of bucking bull rodeos that has exploded in popularity in the past ten years. Part of that’s because the added prize money—from $8 million in 2005 to more than $10...