Mind & Body

Longevity Hacks
Longevity hacks

Cutting back on deli meats may lower your risk of this chronic illness

Why is everything delicious trying to kill us?

Longevity Hacks

One daily social practice could help stave off dementia

Isolation is a risk factor for dementia, like depression or smoking.

Longevity hacks

Asking yourself one fun question could help boost your well-being and longevity

It’s a pleasant part of the future you can control.

Longevity hacks

Feel tired after eating? Try this one easy activity to boost energy and health

Ultimately, any movement is good movement.

Longevity hacks

The first study to measure vitamin D in the brain could help reveal how to maintain cognitive health

The sunshine vitamin may be associated with slower cognitive decline.

Longevity hacks

How much salt is too much? Heart health study has a new answer

Looking at how frequently you add salt to meals could help tell your future.

Longevity hacks

This is how much you need to move to offset a day of sitting

Stand up twice an hour. That’s it.

Longevity hacks

This diet helps your mental health by boosting your gut health

Here’s why miso might put you in a great mood.

Longevity hacks

Meditation literally changes how your brain's neurons move

This is your brain on mindfulness.

Longevity hacks

One powerful breathing technique could boost a key factor for longevity

Do you even IMST, bro?

Longevity hacks

Going to bed before this time could boost your metabolic health

Sorry, night owls.

Longevity hacks

Eating at this hour is associated with lower depression and anxiety, study shows

If you work the graveyard shift, read this.

Longevity hacks

Brushing your teeth can protect brain health, new research reveals

Brush your teeth for your brain’s sake.

Longevity hacks

Microbreaks may be a ‘panacea’ for workday wellness

Anywhere between 8 seconds and 10 minutes does you some good.

Longevity hacks

This indispensable habit reduces your risk of getting Covid-19

Surprise — an exercise habit protects us against the novel pathogen.

Longevity Hacks

Research reveals the best way to exercise — and it’s surprisingly simple

Even a minute of lifting is beneficial.

Leg Day Observer
Leg Day Observer

Weight training: What is the ideal rep range for your goals?

Rep ranges, like most topics in lifting, can be explained by progressive overload.

Leg Day Observer

Why “micro workouts” can have significant mental and physical benefits

There are advantages to fitting short bursts of exercise into your day.

Leg Day Observer

Mindfulness plays a crucial role in lifting — here’s how to do it right

Research shows that mental training can increase gains at the gym.

Leg Day Observer

Is creatine necessary? A shortage of the cult-like supplement forces lifters to question its importance

While creatine has a long history as a strength and performance supplement, there’s still a bit of confusion around it.

Leg Day Observer

Do three-second lifts work? A sports science breaks down how much time you should actually spend lifting weights

A few seconds of lifting a day can lead to strength, but there’s a catch.

Leg Day Observer

How to start lifting at any age

Does strength fade as we age — or can we maintain it?

Leg Day Observer

Why is it nearly impossible to master the squat?

The exercise may take a lifetime to master.

Leg Day Observer

Is lifting weights good for runners? Yes, if you do it right

Strength training can help runners achieve faster times and prevent common injuries.

Leg Day Observer

How to set weight lifting goals and succeed: 3 expert tips to hit your benchmarks

Finding balance is key to following through on your goals.

Leg Day Observer

What are good weight lifting benchmarks? The science of milestones, explained

We all train to get somewhere, even if we don’t know where to.

Leg Day Observer

What time should you eat to gain muscle? The complex science, explained

Does meal timing affect muscle growth? Here’s what you need to know.

Leg Day Observer

Is coffee before workouts good or bad? The benefits of caffeine, explained

Leg Day Observer

How to get good at exercise: The secret is right in front of you

Here are the exercises to try again.

Leg Day Observer

Upper body strength: The exercises and stretches you need to try

Too many “leg days”? Here’s how to catch up your upper body.

Leg Day Observer

Does sprint training increase strength? What weight lifters need to know

Sprint training should be viewed as a type of strength training.

Leg Day Observer

Exercises for better posture: 2 hacks lifters should try now

Here's how weight lifters can improve one critical feature, their posture, and why that's critical for strength.

Gut check
Detox

Can spicy food boost our gut health? Here's what the science says

Foods that help the microbiome flourish could provide a host of health benefits.

Mind and Body

Scientists recommend 5 minutes of walking to combat your worst habit

Exercise snackies anyone?

Detox

Prescription poop could be the future of medicine

A recent FDA approval is likely only the start of a promising future for prescription poop.

Detox

Microbiome home test kits are the wild west of gut health

Direct-to-consumer gut microbiome tests are increasingly popular, but experts argue they may do more harm than good.

Longevity hacks

This diet helps your mental health by boosting your gut health

Here’s why miso might put you in a great mood.

Mind and Body

Gut health in space: How zero gravity could wreak havoc on the microbiome

Safe travel through the far reaches of space depends on a vast community of in-house microorganisms.

Microbe swap

Does owning a pet boost your gut health?

The bond between pet and owner runs deeper than love, all the way to our (and their) microbiomes.

Open wide!

Look: This tiny robot could change medicine forever

It’s hard for us to absorb certain drugs into our bloodstream — but scientists have a solution.

Mighty Bugs

Your gut microbes can help fight cancer, new research reveals

Gut microbiome research is still relatively uncharted territory.

Detox

Peeing Red: What is beeturia and who gets it?

If you ate beets last night and are seeing red, don't panic.

Hold the sugar!

One common misunderstood ingredient could be damaging your gut bacteria — study

Artificial sweeteners are failing at their one and only task.

Catch them all

Fugitive gut bacteria can disrupt our immune systems. Here's how we can capture them

Your friendly, neighborhood antibodies are the key.

Gut check

Bacteria-eating virus cocktails may effectively treat gut inflammation — study

Two huge breakthroughs could change the game for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

gut check

Genetically engineered gut bacteria boost long-term metabolic health — mouse study

This technique could eventually help treat human metabolic conditions using our own genetically-engineered bacteria.

Longevity Hacks

Unripe bananas have a hereditary cancer prevention property — study

Finally: a reason to eat more starch!

A chemical switch

Why this pervasive immune chemical may be behind pain in IBS

For some people with IBS, blocking histamine may lead us to some potent pain relievers

More Mind & Body
Detox

Is alcohol bad for your health? Here's what the science actually says

U.S. dietary guidelines for alcohol intake are two drinks or less per day for men and one drink per day or less for women.

Detox

Can spicy food boost our gut health? Here's what the science says

Foods that help the microbiome flourish could provide a host of health benefits.

Sunday Scaries

Cyclic breathing: Why experts say just 5 minutes a day can reduce stress

Inhale, exhale.

Mind and Body

Do detox diets work? A dietician breaks down the murky science

What you should know to avoid a slew of negative side effects of detox diets.

Opinion

Procrastination study suggests a link to shoulder pain, bad sleep, and more

The study included 3,525 students. Here’s what it revealed.

Mind and Body

Research confirms a fact about the clitoris the Ancient Greeks understood

The genital organ was misunderstood for centuries.

Mind and Body

Can we transform cancer cells back to normal cells? This therapy could pave the way

How cells become cancerous is a process researchers are still trying to fully understand.

Longevity Hacks

One daily social practice could help stave off dementia

Isolation is a risk factor for dementia, like depression or smoking.

Opinion

Study reveals one brilliant brain hack that can unlock your creativity

To test the link between creative thinking and emotional reappraisal, we surveyed 279 people.

Sunday Scaries

The power of “non-negative” thinking

A negative self-schema can be changed through evidence.

Book Excerpt

How much microplastic are we inhaling? Scientists still aren’t sure

Any plastic product you interact with, be it a trash can or coffee maker, or lamp, is jettisoning little bits of itself as it ages.

Covid-19

XBB.1.5 is spreading rapidly across the U.S. Here's why you shouldn't panic.

Don’t panic, but do take precautions.

Sunday Scaries

Covid-19-related stress caused some young people’s brains to age too fast — study

It’s unclear how long the changes might last.

Opinion

Practicing one whimsical activity may stave off brain aging — study

Opinion: Interventions like social ballroom dancing are a promising, noninvasive, and cost-effective path toward staving off dementia.

Opinion

Is Dry January effective? An expert explains the problem with trendy sobriety

As a substance use researcher and therapist, I’m troubled by some of the trends around Dry January.

Check, please!

Do bananas cause headaches? A food scientist peels away the myth

It’s all relative.