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4 Good Reasons (from a Doctor!) to Buy New Sneakers

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It might seem like a ploy to get you to buy new kicks more often, but the materials in athletic shoes actually do have a shelf life—they break down with use and over time. “The soft, bouncy materials that make up a shoe are designed to provide cushioning and support,” says Jordan D. Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician and author of...

4 International Ideas to Get Moving

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For my book The 5 Factor World Diet, I traveled the globe and observed some of the food and fitness habits of the world’s healthiest nations, and learned a great deal. As one of the most overweight countries in the world, the United States could learn a few things from places like Japan, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, and Greece, where more...

What to Do When Your Pain Doesn’t Go Away

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Everyone has experienced an instance of acute pain—it’s generally sharp and comes on fast. Maybe you sprained an ankle while running, threw out your back picking up a box, or burned your hand on a hot pan. Most acute pain lasts roughly a few moments to a few months, and it goes away when the source of the pain heals or is treated. Chronic pain...

11 Ways to Squeeze More Movement Into Your Day

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Finding time to do a full workout on a daily basis can be tough. Stay in better shape by getting on your feet more often with these simple little life-hacks. 1. Drink Up Sipping water throughout the day keeps you hydrated and creates mini-breaks. Bathroom stop, anyone? 2. Explore the Building Walk to the bathroom on the other side of the floor...