An F1 trainer explains how athletes survive the heat, stress, and g-forces during a race. Steering a car while strapped tightly into a seat as may look more like relaxation than exertion. But piloting
Our fat cells aren't all the same. White fat's role is mostly to hang around the body, storing caloric fuel that can be converted into energy if needed. But brown fat—so named for the red-brown color by
Full disclosure: I don't really get juicing. Don't get me wrong, I've slurped down some delicious veggie and ginger concoctions and done my fair share of shots of lemon and turmeric. But spending 10 bucks
Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body. Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient
For most people, the term "stiffness" has negative connotations. When you wake up in the morning complaining of a "stiff back," the remedy might include taking a hot shower, doing some yoga, swallowing
We've all been told that exercise is really good for us. Health professionals and fitness enthusiasts preach the benefits that physical activity has on one's well-being, particularly their cardiovascular
Another reason you should make yourself a frequent gym visitor We've all been told that exercise is good for us. It reduces stress, keeps our muscles and bones healthy, and makes our hearts stronger. the
Whether or not you’ve resolved to get into shape this January, Muscle Month is here to teach you a thing or two about stretching, contracting, lifting, tearing, gaining, and so much more. Welcome to PopSci's
Whether or not you’ve resolved to get into shape this January, Muscle Month is here to teach you a thing or two about stretching, contracting, lifting, tearing, gaining, and so much more. Talk of pelvic
Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength. UNTIL JUNE 2018, I HAD NEVER RUN more than 14 miles at once. I jogged often, and had a
Back in the ’90s, Adar Pelah was studying vision at the University of Cambridge when he noticed something funny at the gym: For the first few minutes after stepping off a treadmill, he felt like he was
Contact lens wearers beware: your daily habits may be riskier than you thought. According to a report published earlier this month, a 41-year-old woman in the UK recently lost the sight in her left eye
Apart from the 81-plus days on the road every year, it's pretty good to be a baseball player. You make a lot of money, you get to do something you love for a living, and you live significantly longer.
The weirdest things we learned this week: Feminist butter sculptures and America's first favorite pastime
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At the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander griped that too many home runs had been hit so far this season. He accused the league of altering, or "juicing,"