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Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Running Nearly Killed Me, But Being a Runner Saved My Life

“Don’t paddle him!” my significant other demanded. “His resting heart rate is normally 34,” she explained to the surgery team as they were preparing to hit me with their charged shock plates. I was in the emergency room of a Denver Hospital, having been rushed there by an ambulance that had met my plane on […]

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In Defense of Your Regular Morning Routine

My morning routine looks a little like this: wake up, hit snooze ten times, roll out of bed, head out on a half-conscious jog wearing a mismatched outfit. When I reenter my apartment, it’s a mad scramble to down coffee, shower, and open my laptop. (I forget about breakfast until roughly 10 A.M.) Despite the […]

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What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise? Our Editors Compare Notes.

When it comes to exercise, are you an early bird or a night owl? For years, scientists have tried to determine how physical activity at different periods of the day impacts our bodies, and a recent New York Times piece tackles the topic. A February 2022 study had lab mice jog on tiny treadmills (cute!) […]

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What Protects Better: Sunscreen or Protective Clothing?

When I visited my dermatologist recently, she noticed a few suspect-looking moles and recommended that I get serious about covering up with sun-protective clothing and start wearing sunscreen. I’m wondering: Which protects better? —Afraid of the Sun Dear Afraid: For any outdoors person, the sun is an ever present force that must be reckoned with. […]

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Can “Brown Noise” Help With Focus and Relaxation? The Experts Weigh In.

If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you’ve probably heard about brown noise, the alternative to white noise that’s popping up all over the internet as the potential secret to better sleep and improved concentration. In one recent video, a girl documents her reaction to hearing the frequency for the first time: “Is this real?,” the […]

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One Woman’s Wholesome Mission to Get Naked Outside

Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. —Genesis 3:25 My boyfriend, Dan, has a childhood memory that’s as vivid and warm as the day it was formed. He is four years old, running on Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, naked. As he runs he holds a plastic grocery bag above […]

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