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This Man Just Ran 50 Ironmans. In 50 States. In 50 Days!

James Lawrence knows his insane feat didn't break any actual records. Instead, he was motivated by something much more meaningful<p>James Lawrence holds the world record for most Ironman races completed in one year, at 30. It’s a bonkers achievement—and he just shattered it.<p>Dubbed the “Iron Cowboy” …

Nonprofits

More Exercise Is The Key To Fighting Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

A study out of Louisiana State University has designated lack of physical activity as the most prominent indicator of childhood obesity.<p>The findings, …

Aerobic Fitness and Thinner Gray Matter Linked to Better Math Skills in Children

<b>A new study reveals that 9- and 10-year-old children who are aerobically fit tend to have significantly thinner gray matter than their “lower-fit”</b> …

The Brain

5 Completely New Ways to Use Dumbbells

Tone up your body—effortlessly<p><i>This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com.</i><p>Everyone knows that weightlifting can get boring fast. But that's a pretty lame excuse to avoid the weight room—especially since strength training is one of the most effective ways to sculpt your body. And …

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Why Food, Sleep and Exercise Are Critical to Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How we care for our bodies affects our performance at work. Skipping your twice weekly workout because you believe you are strapped for time leads to negative habits that impact your overall happiness and productivity. …

Bill Gates

12 fitness 'truths' that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to hit the gym in the morning or at night?<p>Whether you want to tone up, slim down, or simply boost your mood, you've likely come across these questions, …

The 20-Minute Workout to Help You Get Fit, Get Toned, and Get On with Your Day

Whip your body into shape with cardio bursts and Capoeria-inspired exercises that burn big calories in just 20 minutes<p>1. Run and Sprawl<p>A<p>B<p><b>A.</b><p>Run in …

Workouts

An ‘outback’ like no other on Earth

Its national parks encompass awe-inspiring glaciers and sawtooth peaks, granite massifs and verdant forests. South America’s trademark camelids – the …

South America

Cyclist breaks record by 'climbing Everest' over three times in 48 hours

Californian Craig Cannon cycled up the same hill again and again to clock an astounding 29,146 metres of ascent - the equivalent of cycling up Mount Everest three and a half times<p>A dedicated amateur cyclist has broken the world record for cycling the most ascending metres in 48 hours.<p>Craig Cannon, …

Top Ten Outdoor Adventures in the Philippines for Mid-2015

There’s a thrill-seeking explorer in everyone just raring to come out. But for the lot of us with “normal” jobs, our days are usually spent behind a …

The Yoga of Aloha

In physical yoga practice, we focus on alignment in our postures and connection to our breath, in order to cultivate tranquility of body, mind and spirit. As a Yoga Therapist on the island of O'ahu, I am reminded of the alignment and connection between yoga and the spirit of aloha that is so …

Why Yoga is Changing Schools | Goop

For the better part of three decades, Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa—an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate …

Yoga

7 Yoga Poses to Help You Wake Up

Unless you're a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed morning person who hops out of bed with the sunrise, getting up in the morning can be tough. With the alarm going off, the day's agenda jolting us awake and the morning routine underway, we often start our days in a stressed out state.<p>Instead of making your …

Brain Signals Link Physical Fitness to Better Language Skills in Kids

<b>Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers</b> …

USA Pro Challenge 2015: Preview

As the USA Pro Challenge, which starts Monday in Steamboat Springs, enters the fifth year of what CEO Shawn Hunter has called the race’s five-year …

How to Make Oatmeal Raspberry Energy Bars

If I'm going on a ride long enough that I'll need to bring food, I prefer my mom’s raspberry bars over packaged energy snacks. I’ll make a pan full, wrap them in butcher’s paper, and share them with friends on the ride. Here’s the recipe.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>I prefer real food on …

Dessert

How To Get Started Trail Running

<b>Treat Your Body Right</b><p>Steep inclines and declines, sharp twists and turns, and a highly variable running surface mean that your body will be …

Weight Loss

Great American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that’s how you imagine …

Hiking

Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park …

Hiking

The Best Protein Sources We Always Forget About

You know you can easily meet your daily protein requirements with a steak or a platter of sashimi, but you can get the essential nutrient from these …

Running Just 5 Minutes A Day Adds Years To Your Life

Do you love to run? Even just for 10 minutes at a time? Well keep it up, because for any type of runner (from the most recreational jogger to the …

Fitness Expert Says the Best Workouts Are Simple and Free. Here's Why

Training doesn't have to be expensive or complex to increase your gains<p>I have moved a few times in my life. Dragging fitness equipment over multiple state lines is very expensive and can be a royal pain. Through the years, I have bought and re-bought several Olympic bars, collections of smaller …

Tropical Green Smoothie

I read somewhere that the average person weighs the least on Friday and the most on Monday. And as I’m thinking about everything I ate over the …

Why Walking is Important for Exercise

Walking is the ideal form of exercise for those just starting out.<p>Many aspiring runners dismiss “walk” as a four-letter word, as if it’s cheating, quitting, or not <i>really</i> exercising. But walking is actually the ideal form of exercise for most people who are starting out. It’s free, and you can do it …

Walking

The Best Form Of Cardio Just Keeps Getting Better

It turns out that one of your favorite schoolyard games doubles as one of the best cardio workouts.<p>A jump rope weighs next to nothing and can fit in your pocket, and when you start using it, you can burn approximately the same number of calories you would when running an 8-minute mile. It is …

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Avocados

<i>Photo credit: Tashka2000 via Getty Images</i><p>You know they make a killer eggocado and are beloved among guacamole aficionados. You might also know you can feel good eating one, thanks to healthy fats and loads of nutrients. But the mighty powers of the avocado stretch farther than you probably</b> …