sports

Phys Ed

The Length of Your Ring Finger Can Help Predict Your Athleticism

There's more than two decades of evidence to draw from.
Grant Tomkinson
Makailah Dyer
7.30.18
Phys Ed

This Is the Effect Working Out Has on Your Bones

How active you are as a kid affects your bones forever.
Matt Jancer
7.20.18
mental health

How to Control Your World Cup Anxiety

“There’s a higher incidence of things like heart attacks in certain countries during their games.”
Rajul Punjabi
7.10.18
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
Phys Ed

Working Out Until You’re Exhausted Is a Bad Idea

Burnout can get the way of your gains. Here's how to find balance.
Allie Volpe
4.30.18
anxiety

A Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman Deals With Anxiety Before Every Game

"One time I got so sick I was laid up in the hospital for 24 hours."
Eric Spitznagel
4.27.18
Doctor's Note

The NBA May Be Pushing its Tallest Players to the Point of Injury

A doctor's theory about this season's injury epidemic.
Jalal Baig, MD
4.27.18
Seeing Is Believing

Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.
Shayla Love
1.11.18
sports

Major League Baseball Sued Over ‘Failure to Protect Fans’

Jay Loos was hit with a foul ball and might lose his eye. He's suing for more protective netting
Jesse Hicks
10.10.17
Phys Ed

Watching Hockey Raises Your Heart Rate as Much as Working Out

Relatable to anyone who’s yelled “OH COME ON” at the TV.
Jesse Hicks
10.5.17