Monique Ryan

Five Supercharged Whole Grains

Five supercharged whole grains and grainlike foods you can substitute into your diet without feeling like a health-food nut.

Sunlight: good for vitamin D, not for skin

The Missing Ingredient?

Vitamin D may turn out to be a wonder nutrient for your health and performance. If you're not getting enough—and you probably aren't—you need to start.

Triathlon

Fun & Gains

It's a lot easier than you think to train for an Olympic-distance triathlon. And if you follow our newbie-friendly plan, it's also a blast.

The Empty Beach

PORTSMOUTH ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA - On a weekend last summer, while the rest of the beachgoing world descended upon overrun sand traps like Nags Head and Virginia Beach, I took a 4x4 and a shortboard...

Bahamas

Island Action

Nine Caribbean playgrounds heavy on the sports—and dead serious about kicking back

Eat to Win

Know why, when, and how to fuel with our complete guide to the athlete's diet

Shaun White and Tony Hawk

The Birdman vs. the Flying Tomato

How does a goofy-looking snowboarder become America's most coveted corporate pitchman? If you're Shaun White, you win Olympic gold, stick to your guns, and seek career advice from the king of...

Go With the Grain

Despite years of carbohydrate bashing in the diet industry, most athletes still know the value of a good bowl of brown rice. And the newest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which call for a minimum of three...

Kristi Leskinen & Dana Flahr

The Hot List

Dispatches Special: 2006 Ski and Snowboard Report

Drink and Thrive

After years of faithfully guarding against the much-hyped perils of dehydration, recreational athletes were hit with some startling news this past spring: Drinking water can kill you. A recent study...

sugar

Raising Cane

ADDED SUGARS—the myriad sweeteners that sneak into everything from ice cream to salad dressing—pile up in the diet of the average American to the tune of more than 95 pounds a year. And...

The Haute Cuisine Route

Our one-month plan (and some inspiring recipes) will help you elevate your fitness goals

Aspen, Colorado

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

Our big roundup of supercool North American ski hills serves up 20 rides of your life—and tells you where to kick back in style

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