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Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

Immune System

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Switzerland

The Swiss Alps, or Central Alps, represents just a small portion of the entire Alps range however it is home to Europe’s greatest concentration of …

Paragliding

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint for RockMyRun

A number of years ago Adam Riggs-Zeigen embarked on a training schedule for an upcoming half marathon. Initially, he did what most people do and …

San Diego

Why you should run a mile instead of a marathon

Good news: You can stop feeling guilty about not starting to train for it yet.<p>As it turns out, you can get some of the same benefits of long-distance running and other types of endurance training without ever passing the five-mile mark.<p>That's right. Running fast and hard for just five to 10 minutes …

Exercise

This cozy Danish custom could help cure your winter blues

A couple of months ago, as the weather started getting cold in New York and I began my annual ritual of wondering why I live here, I received an …

These "wind trees" could generate green energy in cities

A couple of weeks ago, someone on Twitter asked CityMetric’s editor about the longest possible UK train journey where the stations are all in …

World's Best Fitness Vacations

Lacking motivation to stay in shape this summer? Maybe you just need an incentive, like, say, surveying Africa from 20,000 feet up or having the …

Fitness