Running as the Thinking Person’s Sport

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Running seems to require a greater amount of high-level thinking than most of us might imagine. The sport seems to change how the brain works in surprising ways, according to a new report (more…)

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Where to Start When You Want to Get Back In Shape

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As the Men’s Health Fitness Director, BJ Gaddour gets dozens of questions every day from readers about specific workout moves and training strategies. But the most common question he receives is also the simplest: “Where do I start?”

Gaddour’s answer: Start with the fitness basics. 

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Is Being a ‘Weekend Warrior’ Actually Good For You?

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Federal guidelines recommend that you spend at least 2.5 hours a week on moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes on vigorous exercise. But what happens if you’re so swamped during the week that you only have time to squeeze in your workouts on the weekend? (more…)

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Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

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I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the street, and the way his red hat flops to the side. I pass dry-looking trees and plump geese gathered in the grass next to the trail, and a couple kissing on a rock overlook. I notice the way the water ripples as a racing shell cuts cleanly through the center of the Schuylkill River and glides away from me.

Would you guess that I’ve been meditating this whole time?

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Men: Feel Young and Frisky–Again

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Start running.

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4 Things Young, Active Guys Do That Ruin Their Joints

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It used to be that joint problems were something only older guys had to worry about. (more…)
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This is How Much Exercise is Needed to Combat Sitting all Day

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Most people know by now that sitting all day is bad for them, but what’s a gainfully employed desk jockey to do? Quit? Buy a standing desk? Become a feral creature of the woods? (more…)

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Ask a Doctor: Should I Exercise When I’m Sick?

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If you’re sick but still want to work out, ask yourself one question: Are your symptoms above or below your neck?

Should you workout if your symptoms are above your neck?

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Do You REALLY Need to Do a Cooldown After Your Workout?

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When you finish your workout, you’re probably anxious to get on with your day. You’re not alone in wondering: Do you really need to cooldown? (more…)

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The 7 Questions You Should Ask Before Joining a Gym

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Not all gyms are created equal. Some employ less-than-qualified trainers, or fail to employ a cleaning staff at all. Others get so packed you can wait all night for the squat rack.

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