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6 Ways Your Health Suffers When You Stop Working Out

Hitting pause on your workout plan can do more than just make you paunchy

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths

Chances are some bogus training advice has wormed its way into your fitness regimen. Time to root it out. Here are the ten performance myths holding you back, from pre-race stretching to the evils of high-fructose corn syrup. Plus: Three truisms that are still up for debate.<p>Myth #1: Stretching …

Physical Therapy Following an ACL Reconstruction : Expert Series #3 - Howard J. Luks, MD

Physical therapy is the most critical aspect of your overall recovery from an ACL rupture.<p>Why do I need physical therapy after my ACL …

Why Losing Control of Your Life Is a Good Thing

Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray, concrete road. I don't know about you, but every time I dream that I'm about to die, I wake up in a cold sweat. My heart pumps hard and when I wake, I'm relieved to find that I was …

Is It Better to Run for Miles or Time?

A look into which one will make you better and faster when you're training<p>I’m training for the Chicago Marathon this October, and I’ve been known to run circles around my block at the end of a run, furiously monitoring my Garmin, willing it to hit the exact number of miles I set out to do that day. …

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Why am I Still Single?

<b>Many of us have had more than one relationship in our lives.</b><p>We may have been married, perhaps we're serial monogamists or something of a player.<p>At times love may have eluded us and appeared to have been lost. So, navigating the somewhat turbulent waters of <i>dating</i> can feel like we're going around in …

11 Tiny Life Changes That'll Bring You Major Bliss

You don't need to go on a tropical getaway to feel happier ASAP

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

5 Mental Skills You Need to Get Through ANY Workout

You've got more in you—here's how to find it.<p>When you're dripping sweat, your heart is pounding, and your legs are on fire, finishing a workout is <i>tough</i>. Whether it's trucking through that last mile, squeezing in that last rep, or staying in that yoga pose for 10 more seconds, we've all been …

Stop Ignoring Everyone: Why you Should Talk to Strangers

Ten months ago I started a project.<p>The idea is simple: talk to at least one stranger every day for a year. Workdays or holidays, good mood or bad mood, rain or shine I would stop focusing only on myself and be more aware of the people around me. Then, I would let them know I noticed. That's really …

The Truth About What Time of Day You Should Work Out

Morning? Afternoon? Evening? Here's the real deal.<p>If you could give your body an edge, burn more calories, and get more health benefits simply by hitting the gym at the perfect time, you probably would, right? Unfortunately, that perfect time isn’t so clear-cut; research tells us there are benefits …