Can Fitness Be Virtual Reality’s Long Awaited Killer App?
VR workout apps like Supernatural are inviting an older, more gender-balanced audience to join the virtual world.
Palm Cooling Comes of Age
Elite athletes have used this tech for years, and now it’s going mainstream—but does the science back it up?
The Lure of Self Experimentation
These innovators are using their own bodies to build evidence for their hypotheses.
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
Nike Designed a Running Shoe to Smash Records, Not Quash Injuries
The biggest shoe design innovation in a decade is great for elite athletes, but maybe not so good for the weekend warrior.
Sarcopenia: What a Waste
Sarcopenia, a muscle wasting disease, could shorten your life and is alarmingly prevalent. Why are so many people unaware it exists?
Big Man, Little Boat
Crossing the Atlantic in a 3.5-foot boat is a risky trip that will be punishing on the body. Andrew Bedwell is stoked.
Orthorexia and Other Manifestations of Body Shame
An emerging obsession with “clean eating” may be fueled by a less than healthy fitness culture.
Surprising new science on the benefits of heat therapy for peak-performing athletes—and people in hospitals.