All workout and no play? That's no way to build an effective exercise habit. Here are just a few ways to mix up your routine and reinvigorate your approach to fitness.
Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. But when it comes to staying healthy, following the same routine for too long will eventually stop paying dividends, especially as we age. Here's how to keep it fresh for continued progress from your 20s through you twilight years.
We spent a morning with with Jesse Jacobs, founder of San Francisco's famous Samovar Tea, who kindly shared his advice on tea, health and meditation tips, and iced matcha (our new favorite energy drink).
Names like Jesse Owens, Bo Jackson, and Deion Sanders come to mind, but the conversation starts with Jim Thorpe.
Adventure writer Austin Bennett capped off his two-month road trip with an epic day in the Canadian mountains, and came away with three lessons:
1) Sometimes you just have to go for it
2) Two ascents are better than one
3) Bears hate The Beatles
James Bond started his day with a cold shower in Ian Fleming's novels. Aside from making you feel like a badass, the practice has health benefits you can experience immediately.
Does coffee aid in post-workout recovery? Does it help prevent disease and promote heart health? Hollywood writer/producer John Bobey has no idea, but he knows that first sip is all he needs after a long beach run.
Become a better athlete and all-around more productive person by applying the lessons lived by one of the most influential runners of all time.
John Bobey is a writer/producer whose work includes The Today Show, Huffington Post, Saturday Night Live, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He recently moved from New York City to Venice Beach and adjusted his wardrobe accordingly, including picking up a pair of the Myles Everyday Short. This is how he puts them to work.
It's been said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." Here are a few books that have caught our interest as a source of information, inspiration, or simply a great story.
Some guys pound a post-workout protein shake. Others favor sports drinks. Us? We’ll take a shower beer.