Hard exercise makes for faster and deeper breathing, meaning you take in more air—and everything in it. That exposes your body (and brain) to more toxins. Here’s how to breathe easier on your runs. Read the full article in Runner’s World.
If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you’ve got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or slightly less). Or you can get fast even faster with supershort, superfast efforts, sometimes referred to as high intensity interval training (HIIT). Read the full article in Runner’s World.
Is your Z-pak deadly? The common antibiotic—formally called azithromycin, or Zithromax—may cause a deadly heart rhythm problem, cautions the Food and Drug Administration. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Aspirin may fight more than the Irish flu. People who took the drug at least once or twice per week had a 20 percent lower risk of developing melanoma than those who didn’t, finds new research in the journal Cancer. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Fitness Scoop! for April 2013: Exercise can relieve anxiety–but only if you use it wisely. Also, find out what to do immediately after strength-training to speed your recovery, learn how to make running feel easier, and check out eco-friendly workout gear. Read the full page in Women’s Health (pdf).
If the Pope’s resignation wasn’t enough to shake your faith in authority, now there’s this: Your doctor may be wrong about your diagnosis. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
You might want to be choosy when it comes to your hospital. People with advanced head and neck cancer were 15 percent more likely to survive if they received care at high-volume hospitals (those that saw more patients with the same disease), according to new research in Cancer. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Optimism may ward off injuries; also, live longer through fitness, and burn calories with Latin dancing. Read the full page in Women’s Health (pdf).