Health & fitness writer who lives what she writes as a NASM certified trainer, USA Cycling coach, Pn1 certified nutrition coach, pro licensed off road racer, and All-American Ironman triathlete
Bicycling Magazine’s Gravel! prepares you with everything you need to know to crush it, including:
- Must-have bikes and gear
- The types of terrain you’ll likely encounter, and exactly how to ride it
- What to eat
- How to train
- Where to ride
- And much more!
ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one
Drop pounds (and your rivals!), get fast, put more power in your pedals, and gain know-how that will make even the hardest hills feel faster. Bicycling fitness columnist Selene Yeager has experienced and enjoyed the transformative power of climbing-and she has made it much of her life's work to learn the secrets to riding uphill. In CLIMB!, she shares not only her own hard-earned expertise but also wisdom and advice from exercise physiologists, cycling coaches, nutrition experts, and top amateur and professional climbers to help you.
Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life's story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.
The editors of Reader’s Digest have teamed up with the experts at Project CBD to bring you a reliable, easy-to-understand guide to all things CBD. Drawing from peer-reviewed research and medical studies, as well as interviews with neuroscientists and doctors, this book debunks common myths and rebuffs pseudoscience. Divided into three sections, you’ll learn the basics of what CBD is and how it works, how it can be helpful against more than 30 health conditions, and how to pick the type...
En español | You don't have to go to Margaritaville to see people in their 60s and older having nightly rounds of pungent cocktails. Heavier drinking is on the rise among older Americans.
Surveys of about 40,000 U.S. adults taken in 2001-2002 and again in 2012-2013 revealed that the percentage of adults 65 and over who drank shot up by 22 percent — the biggest jump of any age group. High-risk or “binge” drinking, defined as more than five drinks in a sitting for men and four in a sitting for ...
If you still have 20/20 vision by the time you are 20 years old, you likely won't need glasses for another 20 years.
You should stay 20 feet away from the television to maintain 20/20 vision.
You should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to prevent eyestrain while working on a computer.
If you can read the fine print 20 inches away, you still have 20/20 vision.
Editor's note: This quiz was originally published on January 28, 2019. It has been updated with additiona...
De-Stress for More Energy
I'm sitting in the office of David Yaden, a mind-body health expert, at the Community Biofeedback Clinic in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, my right hand splayed on a wood-paneled countertop. One by one, he clips little white sensors to my fingertips. I stare at the multicolored lines and bars dancing across the computer screen. We're monitoring changes in my skin temperature, heart rate, blood volume, and skin conductance (amounts of sweat secreted by my eccrine glands)...
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Followers of the paleo philosophy claim to draw their nutritional guidelines from Neanderthals. But stark differences in geography and agriculture, thousands of years of evolution, and a contemporary food industry stand in the way. Mounting evidence, including a recent study that analyzed dental plaque from the Pale...
About a year ago, I set a goal to achieve a lifelong dream: to compete in an Ironman triathlon. I signed up for the race in Louisville, Kentucky, and trained for eight months. (The race was August 31.) I won my age group and finished 16th overall among women, including the pros. The road I traveled to this amazing destination was long, sometimes bumpy, and very educational. Here's what I learned.
You are your only obstacle
I could think: "Look how slow you're riding today. In Louisville, ever...
Eighty-one? I shook my head and surreptitiously leaned over to get a better look at the number Sharpie’d on the calf of the tall, lean, and considerably older woman setting down her running shoes in the transition area next to mine. Yep, I’d read right. She was 81 years old. I was 26, at my very first triathlon. My primary goal was just to survive. The next: grow up to be that woman, still lacing up and toeing the line in her ninth decade of life.
Turns out, that’s not such a far-fetched goal...