Sarcopenia: What a Waste
Sarcopenia, a muscle wasting disease, could shorten your life and is alarmingly prevalent. Why are so many people unaware it exists?
Big Man, Little Boat
Crossing the Atlantic in a 3.5-foot boat is a risky trip that will be punishing on the body. Andrew Bedwell is stoked.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.
Surprising new science on the benefits of heat therapy for peak-performing athletes—and people in hospitals.
Replace Your Used Body Parts With a Bionic Upgrade
A soft robotics researcher says bionic limbs that imitate living tissues could be viable within a decade.
Rewilding Is Good for the Environment—but It’s Good for You, Too
Adopting a “back to nature” approach to life could offer stress reduction, stronger social connections, and improved health.
Designer-Drug Detection Levels Up with AI
A growing wave of novel substances for performance enhancement or just getting high hits the streets weekly.
The Allure of the Ice-Cold Plunge
Here are scientific reasons why you should consider a polar bear swim.