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2 days ago
Go from post-workout pump to sleep status with the playlist that's scientifically proven to get you there. More
3 days ago
Your knees have a thankless job. They bear the brunt of your body weight while helping you walk, run, and move seamlessly—all without much complaining. But if you find that your knees are starting to speak up, specifically when you run, it's important to pay attention to what they're trying to tell you. Here, the most common reasons for running-induced knee pain and what to do about it. More
6 days ago
Forget the age-old eight-hours-a-night rec. Here's how to determine the optimal amount of sleep your body needs—down to the exact minute. More
1 week ago
Cholesterol is the perfect example of getting too much of a good thing. On one hand, your body needs this waxy, fat-like substance (fun fact: it makes up every cell of your body). But excess—especially LDL (low-density lipoproteins)—can build up in your blood vessels, causing blockages that can hamper blood flow to your heart and brain, increasing your risk of cardiovascular events, like heart attack and stroke. Good news, though: Tiny tweaks—like the ones we've featured here—can lower cholesterol and protect your ticker. More

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2 weeks ago
If you really want to sleep better, you need to do more than just relax before bed. Find out how to sleep better at night, starting from the very moment you wake up. More
2 weeks ago
From stiff joints to inflammation, dealing with arthritis can be a pain (literally). Luckily, hitting up your doctor for a heavy-duty prescription isn't the only solution. There are a number of all-natural remedies for arthritis (not to go all crunchy granola on you) that experts agree can bring you some relief. Even better: Many of these are probably already in your kitchen cabinet. More
2 weeks ago
Every time you exercise, you put microscopic tears in your muscles. That's what's behind that next-day hurts-so-good soreness. And after your body repairs these tears, you become stronger, faster, and fitter. But if you stretch a muscle too far, lift too much, or are working out with a muscle imbalance, you might not just have microscopic tears to deal with. You could literally tear your muscle into pieces. We have your solution. More
3 weeks ago
A new study shows that chowing down on a high-calorie breakfast proves to have massive health benefits, especially if you're diabetic. More
3 weeks ago
You thought you were being so smart, taking swigs from your BPA-free water bottle between sets at the gym. "No endocrine disruption for me!" you probably told yourself. But it now appears that even the "healthier" plastics used to make baby bottles, baggies, food storage containers, and more contain something just as icky—it's called, uncreatively, BPS. (Bisphenol S, 4,4'-sulfonyldiphenol, if you want to get technical.) And chances are it's in your body as we speak. Here's what you need to know. More
1 month ago
Does a new study give followers of a wheat-free diet permission to eat pasta? We investigate. More
1 month ago
This diet could slash your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. Find out which foods can help you live a long, AD-free life, and which foods to eat in moderation. More
1 month ago
About a third of the population is deficient in the sunshine vitamin. Know these 8 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, and see your doc if you're questioning your levels. Your bones will thank you. More

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