In 1927, the world population was two billion. Now the world has more than two billion humans who are overweight, half of whom are obese. According to data from the World Health Organization, obesity has tripled in the last half-century. This should alarm everyone. Given these rates of obesity in humans have not been observed … Continue reading GOING TO WAR WITH THE REAL PANDEMIC
Each person's body is an incredible organism, capable of myriad impressive feats—if we so allow, that is. Unfortunately, because the human body is all about adaptation, it quickly deteriorates when neglected. But the counter to that is we have a lot of control over how healthy our bodies are, and that opportunity should not be … Continue reading 7 Simple Daily Habits for a Functional Body
Some of the world's best tennis players grunt almost religiously on their big hits. Often distinct, its nuances reflected in the type of shot, the grunt was an extension of the player; a piece of their personality—one which critics have claimed is unnecessary and a tarnish on an otherwise quiet, gentlemanly sport. Studies, however, confirm … Continue reading HIYAGH! THE GRUNTING SPORTSMAN’S EDGE
The Rider was written by Tim Krabbé in 1978. Although not translated to English for decades after, it is now considered a must-read among cyclists. One review for British daily The Guardian went so far as to suggest that "nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing." (Madly enough, this … Continue reading Quotes from Krabbé’s “The Rider” Every Competitor Will Understand
To generate a return, first you have to invest. And that means challenging yourself. Here's why, and here's how.
On the whole, regular physical training is among the greatest things we can do for our body and mind. When performed correctly, weightlifting is incredibly safe, despite the cynics. In fact, anyone who considers resistance training to be dangerous is downright wrong. It is indeed a greater risk to be sedentary. Not going to the … Continue reading Why Absolutely Everyone Should Hit the Gym—Let’s Go!
Humans are in a position where we don't really have to worry about nature—the threat of wild animals, severe weather, or starvation are practically fictional … Continue reading Three Proven Methods to Boost Mind, Muscle, and Mood