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Dietary Supplements in Sports – Smart or Unnecessary?

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Energy gels, BCAA, concentrated protein: find out whether athletes should take dietary supplements or not.

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QUIZ >> Bodyweight or Cardio – Which Workout Type Is Best for You

Woman looking at her phone to choose a workout
Not sure which workout plan would work best for your goal? Take the quiz to find out whether you are a better candidate for bodyweight strength training or cardio activities!

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What Cools You down Better After Exercise, Hot Drinks or Cold?

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Can warm drinks really help you cool down? Find out how to stay cool on hot days, especially when you are exercising.

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10,000 Steps a Day & a Healthy Lifestyle with These 7 Tips

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You want to get more exercise? Find out here how you can start leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Get an Extra Boost: Creamy Coconut Coffee Smoothie

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A pick-me-up: this creamy coffee smoothie with coconut and banana will give you strength for your day!

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Beat the Summer Heat with The 6 Best Foods for Runners

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Wondering what to eat in the heat? Run your best in the summer with these 6 great nutrition tips.

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Morning, Noon, or Night – Is There a Perfect Time to Run?

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Sometimes running is easier, sometimes harder. Could it be the time of day? Find out when you should go running.

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Neck Pain Relief: 5 Best Exercises

Learn some mobility exercises and release techniques to help you get rid of neck and back pain. Do these moves regularly and you’ll feel amazing.

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Cold Showers >> Top 4 Reasons Why They Are Good for You

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Do you prefer your showers hot? Try a cold shower next time and experience the amazing health benefits!

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-30 kg (66 lbs) “I shrank from size 46 (L) to size 36 (S)!”

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Find out how Mara lost 30 kg (66 lbs) with a bodyweight home workout plan and changed her life.

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MapMyFitness

How To Get the Most From Cycling in Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

There’s that great little phrase everyone tosses out without fail on a birthday that goes “you’re only as old as you feel.” While cliche, it’s a nice saying – as long as you feel good. In order to feel good and therefore young, health, fitness, and a concerted effort to fulfill your body’s needs at more »

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10 Workouts for Your Morning Commute

Whether you have kids you’re racing to get to school every day, are trying to blend your morning green goddess power smoothie while painting your nails and feeding your dog at the same time, or are doing a much needed morning shower power hour, the mornings are a bit hectic for most of us to more »

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National Women’s Health Week Recap – Tips for a Stress Free Summer!

This past May 11th – 17th marked National Women’s Health Week and we were a proud partner of this initiative. National Women’s Heath Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to empower women to make their health a priority. Sometimes it’s hard in those busy schedules to more »

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MapMyFitness On the Road: Bay To Breakers

The MapMyRun Tour from MapMyFitness on Vimeo. MapMyFitness has 24 million members all over the world and thousands that send us emails, Facebook messages, and tweets every day. We decided it would be fun to meet some of them face to face and see how they use their MapMyRun app to stay motivated and stay more »

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MapMyRide Father’s Day Giveaway

We all like the idea of owning something unique. When MapMyRide power user and artist Thomas Yang offered one of his limited edition pieces (he only makes 100 copies of each), we jumped at the opportunity to share his art with our community. 100copies is the brainchild of Singapore Creative Director Thomas Yang. An avid more »

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MapMyFitness Syncs with Walgreens Balance Rewards

Ever notice how the closest convenience store goes unobserved until you are in dire need of socks, allergy medicine, band aids, toilet paper, gummy vitamins – you name it? Then, as if it knew you needed it, Walgreens appears enveloped in soft glowing light and trumpets sounding marking the momentous save that just occurred. The MapMyFitness more »

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Be Smart – Run Far: The Science Behind Running a Marathon

Wheeoo wheeooo nerd alert ahead! The awesome PBS show, It’s OK to be Smart, did an episode on the science behind what the human body requires to run a marathon. Find out how the marathon got its name, why YOU are better than a cheetah, and how you can give those muscles enough energy to more »

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Sync Up With the Withings Pulse

Are you curious about your daily activity? How about your weight fluctuation? With the Withings Pulse and Smart Body Analyzer Scale – staying in tune with your body’s activity is getting a lot easier. The Withings Pulse is a “wear it your way” activity tracker to monitor your daily movement and sleep, read vital signs more »

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The Build Your Best Self Challenge

Fitness is so much more than hitting the gym or buying new running shoes. To build your best self, attention to a healthy diet, exercise, and the proper amount of sleep and recovery time between each workout is absolutely crucial.   Whether you’re new to running, lifting weights regularly, or even training for a triathlon, more »

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Welcome to the Refresh: Android 3.0

We’re excited to announce a long-overdue update to our Android apps: Version 3.0, available for download now in the Google Playstore. This update include more than just a face-lift. It has a whole new look and feel, including new functionality, especially for our growing MVP community. We’ll cut to the chase. So what’s new? Complete more »

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WebMD Health Channel - Fitness & Exercise

Fatigue Fuels Knee Injuries in Young Athletes
Teens have a higher risk of ACL injury after high-intensity aerobic activity, a new study says.


Sitting Tied to Risk of Death From 14 Diseases
The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it's clear that Americans are spending more time in their seats -- watching TV, working and playing on computers and smartphones


Just 1 in 4 Americans Gets Enough Exercise
Gender also mattered, as less than 19 percent of all women met HHS exercise goals.


Walk Briskly to a Longer Life
The researchers also found that people seemed to cut their risk of dying early from heart disease by 24 percent by walking at an average pace and 21 percent by walking at a fast pace, compared with walking at a slow pace.


America's Fittest City: Arlington, VA
The city received an overall score of 77.7 on the college's annual fitness index -- just half a point ahead of Minneapolis and 3.7 points ahead of neighboring Washington, D.C.


Abandoning Your Workouts May Bring on the Blues
The research included 152 adults who stopped exercising after doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week, for a minimum of three months.


Sports 'Sponsorships' Hawk Junk Food to Kids
Overall, 76 percent of foods were deemed unhealthy, and over half of beverages were sugar-sweetened.


Even Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health
The finding runs counter to federal guidelines that say activity must last at least 10 minutes in order to help stave off disease and premature death.


Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later
New research finds that being physically fit around age 50 lowers a woman's risk of developing memory-robbing dementia by almost 90 percent.


Exercising Yourself to Death: The Risk of Rhabdo
Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome involving muscle breakdown and damage. When muscles are injured, they release their contents, including a muscle enzyme, into the bloodstream. The disorder is dangerous but rare. In one study, 22 people out of 100,000 were known to have it.


Exercise Safely When It's Frightful Outside
With winter's chill upon us, it's become increasingly important to check the weather conditions -- including the forecast and wind chill -- before starting out


Live Close to a Gym? You're Probably a Bit Trimmer
In a new British study, middle-aged adults and seniors  who had homes close to gyms and other exercise facilities tended to be trimmer than those who didn't.


Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?
In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill


Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts
Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends.


Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Desks
People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests.


Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found


Even a Little More Activity Could Save Millions
Think of walking to work or cleaning as low-cost preventive medicine


Take a Stand Against Sitting Too Much
Couch potatoes might help cut their risk of early death by getting up every 30 minutes, study finds


'Fat But Fit' a Myth?
Extra weight linked to extra risk, even if blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol all normal


Study warns: Yoga can hurt if not done right
Still, two-thirds feel better from this ancient form of exercise, study finds


Why Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for You
Mind-body interventions reverse DNA reactions that cause stress, study suggests


High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels
Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says


Electric Shock Drowning: A Silent Killer
This news article offers advice on how to protect yourself from electric shock drowning in lakes and pools.


Compression Tights Won't Trim Running Times
While they kept muscles from vibrating, fatigue still set in, study finds


Kevin Hart Goes All In
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart talks fitness, family, and fans.


Men's Journal

5 Stylish Picks to Grab From the Amazon Prime Day Sale
The Amazon Prime Day Sale is in full swing and there’s no shortage of pieces to pick up to upgrade your style. The perfect time to add some stylish pieces to your closet, the sale is a great excuse to stock up on both basic closet essentials and stylish finds. Everything from comfortable kicks, denim […]


How a Big-wave Photographer Caught This Epic Surf Shot of Kai Lenny
Fred Pompmayer chases big waves around the globe. As a top surf photographer, he constantly monitors the forecast and ocean conditions to time his outings. No matter whether big swells are breaking in California, Fiji, or Tahiti, “if the conditions come together, I’ll be there shooting,” he says. Such was the case one January morning at […]


Watch Tom Cruise Break His Ankle Shooting Incredible ‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ Stunts
Over the Mission: Impossible film series, each movie has upped the ante from its predecessor when it comes to stunts. From the infiltration of the CIA in the first film, to scaling the Burj Khalifa in Ghost Protocol, and hanging off a flying plane in Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise hasn’t been afraid to put himself […]


How to Have the Best Summer Ever
We’ve dedicated a big chunk of time to helping you figure out how to crush the year’s best season: summer, of course.     “Summer School” takes an encyclopedic, A to Z approach, trumpeting both the classics (F is for fireworks) and the soon to-be classics (S is for switchel), with some genuinely helpful info […]


10 Essential Pieces of Gear to Take to the Lake This Season
Whether you’re headed out for a weeklong cabin retreat or a few hours in the wild, the right gear can make or break your excursion. Here’s the stuff worth hauling.


The 5 Best Exfoliators for Men
Face facts: For smooth skin, you need an exfoliant. There’s one for you, even if you have only 30 seconds to spare.   Here are the best ones to consider adding to your grooming routine.


Why Spielberg’s Masterpiece, ‘Jaws’, Is More Than Cheap Thrills
My mom scared the shit out of me more than the shark did. In the summer of 1975, I was too young to see Jaws in theaters, but her story about spending half the movie hiding in the lobby kept me away long after most of my friends had already seen it on VHS. By […]


Why Your Next Road Trip Should Be in an Airstream
Marion Byam disliked sleeping in a tent. She also wasn’t a fan of cooking in the woods without a real kitchen. So in 1929, her husband, Wally Byam, an entrepreneurial media man, started tinkering with a Model T chassis and soon created perhaps the most recognizable vehicle the world has ever known—the Airstream.   The […]


5 Best Gear Deals to Shop on Amazon Prime Day
If you’ve been waiting to pick up that new fitness tracker or smart TV, Amazon Prime Day is the day to do it. Whether you’re looking for workout gear, kitchen essentials, or anything in between, you have tons of options to choose from right now. But buying the best pieces of gear can sometimes leave a […]


The Best 20-minute Bodyweight Chest Workout
Some guys can’t imagine an effective chest workout without a bench and a set of dumbbells. After all, such gym staples can build a 50-inch, suit-busting slab of granite that anchors an impressive physique. But it’s possible to blast your chest with just your body weight—even if that weight currently hangs on a scrawny, 36-inch […]