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Living Longer Requires Making Lots of Small Changes

Living Longer Requires Making Lots of Small Changes

Maybe it is something about creeping up on 60 that is making me take note of the ever-growing research on healthy aging. And there is lots to consider, especially when it comes...

3 Rules to Follow to Work Out Safely When You Have an Injury

3 Rules to Follow to Work Out Safely When You Have an Injury

INJURIES SUCK. There's no getting around it. Especially when you're unable to use one of your limbs—whether you're in a cast, a brace, or just limited by a doctor's...

Fighting Chronic Inflammation - IDEA Health & Fitness Association

Fighting Chronic Inflammation - IDEA Health & Fitness Association

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? And that obesity can lead to alterations in the composition and number of immune cells related to chronic...

Muscular Endurance Is Key to Holding a Perfect Plank (Among Other Exercises)—Here's Why

Muscular Endurance Is Key to Holding a Perfect Plank (Among Other Exercises)—Here's Why

When a person has great muscular endurance, it means they can use their muscles without getting fatigued quickly. This is how some people can run marathons without killing their...

Exercise Snacking Is the Genius Way to Trick Yourself Into Being More Active at Home

Exercise Snacking Is the Genius Way to Trick Yourself Into Being More Active at Home

Mindless snacking has gotten a bad rap in the health world. But when I heard that bite-sized workouts — also known as "exercise snacks" — could be the antidote to my Zoom class...

How Much Does Weight Matter on the Bike?

How Much Does Weight Matter on the Bike?

Carrying less total weight can absolutely affect your cycling performance, which is why many cyclists aim to have the lightest bikes and the best riders have very lean bodies....

Why You Should Rest—a Lot—If You Have COVID-19

Why You Should Rest—a Lot—If You Have COVID-19

Until recently, running was a major part of Emma Zimmerman’s life. The 26-year-old freelance journalist and graduate student was a competitive distance runner in college and,...

Inn-to-Inn Hiking Will Be Your Favorite Way To Get Active This Fall — Eat This Not That

Inn-to-Inn Hiking Will Be Your Favorite Way To Get Active This Fall — Eat This Not That

Planning a fall adventure is not only a fun plan to do with friends or family, but it's also an activity that will provide extraordinary health and wellness benefits. If you...

Shin Splints? Ankle Pain? Achilles Aches? Learn how to prevent the most common lower leg ailments. 

Shin Splints? Ankle Pain? Achilles Aches? Learn how to prevent the most common lower leg ailments. 

You’re fresh into a trail run and start to feel a twinge in your lower leg – is it shin splints, a tight calf, or something more? Lower leg injuries are common in trail runners,...

The Difference Between Tolerating Pain, Suffering and Performing - The Growth Equation

The Difference Between Tolerating Pain, Suffering and Performing - The Growth Equation

Since the release of Do Hard Things, the questions I’ve received most are some variety of “What about the David Goggins, be a badass and ignore your limits, approach?” In what...

Aerobic Intensity Changes How Exercise Affects Our Minds

Aerobic Intensity Changes How Exercise Affects Our Minds

A new study from Dartmouth College sheds light on how easy to moderate aerobic exercise affects the human mind differently than high-intensity workouts over a full calendar...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Tracker

How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are just tools for gathering data. But how reliable is that data? We asked experts for help. The quest for optimal health probably dates to the first...