How To Get Ready For The Ski Season While Stuck In The Office

The white stuff is finally falling in the Snowies and Alpine types are getting ready to strap on their boots and skis and head for the slopes. But sitting in an office one day and plummeting down a mountainside the next is asking for injury. Experts recommend six weeks of preparation, so here’s how to get thighs of iron and buns of steel and get the most out your winter holiday.


Why Food Variety Matters Much More Than Blockbuster Nutrients

Turmeric is said to be the latest “blockbuster nutrient“, helpful for “everything from heart disease to Alzheimers, asthma to arthritis.” But is there any scientific evidence behind this claim, or is it just another example of the tendency to get hyped-up about certain food components, which may be doing more harm than good?


Easy Ways To Refresh Your Run And Make It More Fun

Running is one of the best cardio workouts, but it can also be repetitive and boring. Whether you’re an experienced runner, new to running or looking for a reason to start running, these tips can get you on your feet.


Why Your Back Pain Has Nothing To Do With The Weather

Lower back pain sufferers often blame their aches and pains on sudden changes in temperature. However, a new Australian study has found weather conditions are largely blameless. Temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation played no role in acute episodes of low back pain.


FitRPG Turns Your Fitbit Into A Game You Play With Friends

Android/iOS: Your fitness tracker can be a great source of motivation to get active, but if you need a little extra push, FitRPG takes data from your Fitbit and turns it into a game — complete with loot, levels, quests and some friendly competition.


Roll Your Own 30-Minute Interval Cycling Workout With This Graphic

If your preferred workout involves getting on a stationary bike and cycling, this 30-minute workout can help you get the most out of the limited time you have at the gym. It comes complete with a warm up and cool down, and three cycles of single-leg and full-intensity riding.


Find A Legit Self-Help Program By Looking For These Signs

Self-help programs can range from intense (and dangerous) experiences like a sweat lodge to more conventional talk therapy. If you’ve ever been curious about checking one out, Scientific American breaks down what to look for to make sure a program isn’t completely bogus.


Sleep In The Nude To Boost Self-Confidence

Okay, so this life-hack might not be particularly enticing in the middle of winter, but those who are willing to brave bedtime in the buff will have a newfound confidence to go with their chill. (If you share a bed with your partner, it can also lead to more nooky. Hurrah!)


How To Make A Loved One's Time In The Hospital Easier For Everyone

A hospital stay — especially an unexpected one — is tough on the person in the bed, but it’s hard on everyone else too. If the patient is someone you love, you’ll want to go the extra mile to make everything easier on them and on friends and family. Here’s how.


Set Aside An 'Honesty Hour' For Better Family Communication

In relationships, sometimes we’re afraid to say how we feel. Try instituting an “Honesty Hour” with your significant other so you can say what you feel without fear of reprisal.