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Great Legs, Gross Teeth: Endurance Runners and Tooth Decay

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners have a contagious energy, an unusually positive outlook on life, and let's face it -- they look good in their spandex shorts. But, according to dentists and health professionals, runners and other endurance athletes are more prone to tooth decay and dental problems than the rest of the population.

The 2013 Kona Ironman: Witnessing Humanity at Its Best

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

There is no requirement for people to cheer others on they don't know, but you see it happening along the whole of the race course. I observed the best of what we call "human." It affirmed for me that within humans reside compassion, generosity, thoughtfulness, and concern for others.

Cuba: One More Time

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Four summers ago, 2009, I made the decision to attempt to swim the epic passage from Cuba to Florida. The motivation wasn't so much to set a maverick athletic record. The idea was to stir my soul.

If I Managed Money the Same Way I Trained for LA Marathon, I'd be Broke and Living Out of a Box

Casey Bond | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

The similarities between distance running and money management are astounding when you think about it: The planning, the patience, the determination.

The Habit of High Performance

Dominic Irvine | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Dominic Irvine

I travel a lot with work. In fact I'm drafting this in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., killing some time before a meeting. Hours are spent at airpo...

The Role of Biking and Hiking in Mathematics

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 04.03.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

"I often come up with theorems in dreams, or while swimming or walking," says Schneider. "I once thought of a heuristic proof of the Prime Number Theorem on a walk, when I saw spring flowers falling froma tree."

15 Yoga Classes in 5 Days

Charles Scott | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles Scott

Given my interest in endurance challenges, I suppose it was inevitable that I would look for a way to test my limits with yoga.

Exercise for Life -- Not Looks!

Michael Boblett | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Boblett

Humans are fairly good at lots of things -- and extremely good at several things. What are these skills? And what do they have in common?

Forging a Soul of Iron

Jeff Wise | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Wise

Duffy's story offers a perfect example of a profound, but often overlooked truth about human toughness: Even the most physically punishing feats of endurance are less about the body than about the mind.

I'm With Stupid: Even Dolphins Don't Do So Many Dolphin Kicks

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

A few months ago, we here at "I'm With Stupid" brought you the unbelievable but true stories of Stefaan Engels, who ran a marathon every day for a yea...

Marathons: In the Literal Long Run, It's Training That Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Just about anyone can complete a marathon if they put their minds and bodies to the effort. However, anyone also can be badly injured if there is a failure to take training seriously.

To Exercise Longer, Try Beetroot Juice

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

LONDON — When Chris Carver ran an ultra-marathon in Scotland last year, which challenges athletes to run as far as possible within 24 hours, he ran ...