The cover story of our latest issue of Scientific American Health & Medicine explores this sweeping new study
Mind and body benefit from two hours in nature each week
It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters
How does drinking coffee help your body and your brain?
If you’re not sleeping well, you may not be reaching your life goals, let alone your fitness goals
Individuals who scored higher on an optimism assessment were likely to live significantly longer lives, a new study finds
Is a malfunctioning metabolism really why you can’t lose weight and keep it off?
This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let’s explore the science behind the hype
Amino acids enhance workout performance, promote recovery, and help build muscle. But do we need to buy supplements to keep on hand during workouts?
If creatine is important for brain functioning, and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on cognitive function?
Get-Fit Guy interviews Will Ahmed, CEO of a recovery device called WHOOP, to examine and quantify sleep, recovery, and strain
First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective
Feeding infants allergenic foods may be the key to preventing allergies
A lab analysis found that even an all-beef frankfurter had very little skeletal muscle, or "meat." So what’s in there? Christopher Intagliata reports.
People who spent at least two hours outside—either all at once or totaled over several shorter visits—were more likely to report good health and psychological well-being. Jason G...
Mice that were fed bacteria isolated from elite athletes logged more treadmill time than other mice that got bacteria found in yogurt.
As widespread as the BMI method of body measurement is, the ever-growing consensus is that this one-size-fits-all approach may be flawed
Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. But what if you can't eat seafood? Can omega-3 enriched eggs or peanut butter provide the same health benefits?
The annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 13th year
Some of the scary things you may have heard about nuts and aflatoxins are probably exaggerated. Nonetheless, these are not imaginary concerns