Alex Hutchinson

The Athlete's Guide to Probiotics

The human body is awash with microbes, inside and out. And scientists are now discovering just how important that is for athletes.

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Your Body on Brain Doping

A sharp bang, like a rifle shot, echoes off the walls of the converted warehouse. There's a brief silence, then everyone heads for their bikes, checking to see whose tire has blown.

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Supplements: The Good and the Bad

There's scant evidence for the effectiveness of most supplements. But here are a few to consider—and a few to shy away from.

In recent studies exercise has been show to counteract the ravages of air pollutio

Exhaust Yourself

Fact: Exercising in polluted air can increase your risk of asthma, stroke, and heart failure. But is it better than the alternative—avoiding a workout altogether?

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Land of the Lost

How do you pick an adventure in a country as big and boundless as Canada? We asked our favorite nomads to reveal the greatest hidden paddling, biking, and hiking spots, from Nova Scotia to the...

Stress is Good

Stress Tested

In our obsession with minimizing exercise damage, we may have lost sight of the reason we exercise in the first place: to force our bodies to adapt and get stronger

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