Diet and Fitness
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How to Succeed at Intermittent Fasting
The Keto Craze: Does the Diet Live Up to the Hype?
10 Things That Affect Your Weight Besides Food and Exercise
How Many Miles Are In 10,000 Steps?
7,000 Steps Is the New 10,000 Steps
How Many Calories Will the Tour de France Winner Burn?
What time of day is best for an office workout?
10 Office Exercises You Can Do Secretly
5 Quick Office Exercises
Climb Stairs Instead of Guzzling Caffeine for an Energy Boost
5 Tips to Finally Achieve Your Fitness Goals
Bigger Muscles Don't Mean Stronger Muscles, Ya Meatheads
Do men really have more upper body strength than women?
Tips From Greg Vanvakaris, DC, CSCS
Tips From Stuntman Dave Lea
Are Minimalist Running Shoes the Key to Fewer Injuries?
Is Runner's High Even Real?
Surprising Number of Marathoners Had Kidney Damage in Small, New Study
Have People Ever Really Eaten Tapeworms for Weight Loss?
Is Apple Cider Vinegar the ‘Secret’ to Weight Loss?
Is there a real way to lose belly fat?
Yes, Hot Yoga Can Still Be Hot at Home
Namaste: It Doesn't Just Mean Yoga Class Is Over
Yoga Makes People Super Emotional. But Why?
Some runners swear by them, but others not so much. Can wearing minimalist running shoes improve your running — for life? We talked to an Olympic marathoner to find out.
The winner of the Tour de France has to eat constantly to generate enough energy to complete all 21 stages of the grueling race. But just how many calories will the winner burn in the end?
Sitting on your butt all day can do a number on your health. Calisthenics, which is resistance training using your body weight, is a great way to stay in shape.
The rumor mill says that if a person were to intentionally swallow a tapeworm their excess pounds would simply melt away. But what's the truth about the 'tapeworm diet'?
Hypertrophy is just a super-science-y way to say you're building muscle. And there are lots of ways to do it.
By John Donovan
The keto diet is high in fat and low in carbs — ideal for quick weight loss, but not necessarily for keeping it off.
By Shaun Chavis
They're probably the bane of your middle school memories. So why do we still subject kids to these humiliating physical fitness tests?
Lots of people believe that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day helps to speed weight loss. But what does science say?
By Dave Roos
A quick workout before or between flights would be a nice way to get energized, especially if there was a gym conveniently located at your terminal. So why aren't there more gyms inside U.S. airports?
By John Donovan
Workout trends are changing, as younger people are less into the gender divide of classes for women and weightlifting for men.
By Alia Hoyt
Take the stairs instead of the elevator on your way to the office, and you might not need that morning cup of joe for energy. (You'll probably still want it, though.)
People who take on the 26-mile run may be prone to acute kidney injury, a condition that can cause swelling, pain and even seizures.
Links between inactivity and heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer are still solid though.
By Julia Layton