athletes

mind

Trying to Be a Perfect Athlete Isn't Worth It

Perfectionism is associated with many psychological problems, including anxiety and depression.
Christine Ro
7.5.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Having Sex Affects Your Athletic Performance

Some coaches tell their athletes to avoid having sex before a big game.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.21.18
Phys Ed

The Little-Known Advantages of Being an Older Athlete

The way athletes like Roger Federer and Tom Brady think can help explain why they remain dominant.
Jeff Bercovici
5.8.18
disability

It's Really Hard to Give Disabled Athletes a Level Playing Field

A British sprinter recently returned her medal, feeling that an inaccurate classification had given her relay team an unfair advantage.
S.E. Smith
12.14.17
MARIJUANA

A Former NHL Fighter Is Now One of Hockey's Biggest Weed Advocates

“The players are already quietly doing it. They’re way ahead of the game.”
Troy Farah
12.13.17
Phys Ed

People Who Work Out Shouldn’t Wear Heels

Really, no one should.
Nick English
9.19.17
Phys Ed

Meditation Can Make You Better at Sports, Psychologists Say

They've got a method, too.
Brian Sabin
8.31.17
longevity

Tom Brady Is Having Concussions Nobody Knows About, Gisele Says

"I mean, we don't talk about them, but he does have concussions."
Dan Roe
5.17.17
Phys Ed

Mouthwash Makes You Run Faster

Gargle, spit, gargle, spit.
Sheherzad Preisler
2.16.17
fun with science

Can Analyzing Your Spit and Blood Make You a Better Athlete?

Maybe—but the science still has some catching up to do.
Christine Yu
1.27.17
You're Smarter Than That

This Week in Bad Science: Men Crack Under Pressure More Than Women

A new study wants you to believe that male athletes lose their cool when the game is on the line.
Dan Roe
11.18.16