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Hiking The Routeburn Track in New Zealand

The Routeburn Track is a 32km traverse through New Zealand’s Southern Alps that links Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Park. The trail weaves …

New Zealand

Master This Move: Swiss Ball Pike

Practice total-body pikes (and your proprioception!) on this inflated exercise ball to take your home workouts to a whole new level<p>Some pieces of …

The Strength Moves Every Runner Should Be Doing

Runners love to run. A crazy concept, right? And runners almost always <i>only</i> want to run. It’s hard enough to fit the daily miles into our schedule, so …

Workouts

The Top 10 Clean Foods to Keep on Hand for Healthy Pre-Workout Eats - One Green Planet

Pre-workout eats mean serious business — you’ve got iron to pump, miles to run (or walk!), yoga strength-training poses to do, and high intensity …

Nutrition

10 Stunningly Beautiful Places That Are Best For Hiking - Page 2 of 10

<b>9. New Zealand</b><p>Image Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/333055334918004259/<p>A perfect destination for hikers given its astounding landscapes and …

2015 : April : 6 incredible experiences in south america

New heat-recovery system makes Stanford one of world’s most energy-efficient uni's

For a campus that’s more akin to a small city, comprising of 8,000 acres and over 1,000 buildings totaling more than 15 million square feet (1.39 …

Clean Energy

Guide to Costa Rica During Green Season

Shares 231<p>Costa Rica has been at the top of my bucket list for years. The country seemed to have the right amount of beach-meets-adventure vibe that …

A guide to Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile

Posted by Zaid February 24, 2014 3 Comments 7025 views<p><b>Overview</b><p>Torres Del Paine National Park is located in the extreme south of Patagonian Chile.<p>It’s …

When Hospitals Move, Who Gets Left Behind?

A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing financial necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas.<p>BELLEVILLE, Ill.—Nearly as old as the railroad that slices through this southern Illinois city just east of the Mississippi River, St. …

Health Care

5 Yoga Poses That Build Total Body Strength

<i>Liz Arch was named one of MindBodyGreen.com’s 2015 100 Women To Watch in Wellness. She is the creator of Primal Yoga, a hybrid of yoga and martial</i> …

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.<p>Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.<p>And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have …

Microbiology

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks

Yoga for runners: what are the best stretches?

Yoga can help runners with both strength and flexibility in crucial areas. But which of the many types of yoga are best to keep your body in perfect shape for the road?<p><b>Why should runners do yoga?</b><p>Primarily to lengthen tight muscles but also to strengthen the core, feet and ankles; improve running …

Yoga

Mentally Ill in a High-Stakes Job

In medicine, law, and aviation—and other fields responsible for people's lives and livelihoods—strict regulations attempt to promote safety, but may discourage people from getting the help they need.<p>With the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, caused by a rogue pilot with a history of depression, …

Mental Health

Bank of the Underworld

Liberty Reserve was like PayPal for the unbanked. Was it also a global money-laundering operation?<p>In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation. The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo. Investigators believed he was a big-time identity thief who sold …

Corruption

The Benefits of Yoga at Men's Health.com

Yes, yoga links the mind and body, a concept that sounds a little bogus until you actually do it. But just as important, yoga boosts energy and speeds up your body's recovery. It can even help with back pain.<p>And you can do it without the trappings you may associate with yoga. Leave your Sanskrit …

South America

When Keeping A Secret Trumps The Need For Care

Dana Lam was insured under her parent's health plan until the end of 2014, thanks to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows young adults to stay on family health insurance until they turn 26.<p>The arrangement worked out well until she needed treatment for depression. Lam knew that if she …

Health Care

Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

Elite runners know the drill. When you run a marathon, you've got to consume extra amounts of carbohydrate — either from food or energy gels or energy drinks — in order to go the distance.<p>And if you don't fuel up enough? You may hit the wall during the big event, which, believe me, is pretty …

Marathons

I Learned The Hard Way That Concussion Isn't Just For The Young

I think I knew what was happening even before my head bounced off the hard kitchen counter on its way to the even harder stone floor. I was rapidly losing my connection with reality. My wife, Tabitha, later estimated that I was out for 10 minutes. When I emerged from unconsciousness I heard the …

The Brain

The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

There's no question mammograms can save lives by detecting breast cancer early. But they can also result in unnecessary testing and treatment that can be alarming and costly.<p>In fact, each year the U.S. spends $4 billion on follow-up tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

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What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

Famed doctor and medical educator William Osler once said, "A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient."<p>What, I wonder, does that say about us doctors who treat our own kids?<p>This past winter, my daughter got the flu. She was miserable: daily fevers, achiness, sore throat, stuffy head …

The 20-Minute Pilates Workout for Any Fitness Level

All the straps, springs, and moving parts of a typical Reformer class make Pilates seem almost scary compared to those yoga classes full of …

Workouts

The bright side of California’s drought: More solar power

As the four-year-long California drought goes from terrible to catastrophic, it’s hard to find any good news.<p>Love almonds? I’m so sorry for your …

Rapid global warming may be coming sooner than you think

A new study bolsters the case that a period of much faster global warming may be imminent, if not already beginning. The study, published Wednesday …