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6 Training Tips From Tennis Pros

Every August, as summer slowly slips away, tennis, too, closes its season. And this historic sport's going-out party is packed with prestige. The fourth and final Grand Slam—the U.S. Open—marks, for some, a chance of a lifetime; for others, an opportunity to show the world you're still the best; and for many, a soiree of sport and leisure: Arthur Ashe lit up in the New York skyline. see more

Diet News: Spend More, Weigh Less

In the battle of the bulge, it turns out you've got to pay more to lose more. see more

Kayak Dodgeball: A New Sport Is Born (and Not Just in Brooklyn)

The idea of marrying the smarting pain and public humiliation of the grade-school game of dodgeball to kayaking in the Hudson River might not be how some people would craft America's next great sport, but Randall Henricksen has merged the two worlds anyway. see more

Men, Bare Your Soles

There is too often an inverse relationship between the appearance of men's bodies and their feet. The more work dedicated to toning beautiful arms, abs, and glutes, the more damage—think blisters, calluses, ingrown toenails, and fungal infections—suffered by the feet. see more

How Accurate Are Fitness Tracker Devices?

The question: I'm constantly looking at my fitness tracker. But how much can I really rely on what it's telling me? The expert: Ray Browning, Ph.D., director of the Physical Activity Energetics/Mechanics Lab at Colorado State University The answer: It depends what, exactly, you're tracking and which brand you're wearing. see more

Watch: How to Get a Swimmer's Body

Every body—and every fitness routine—could benefit from more water. see more

What Do You Eat Every Day? Doctors, Nutritionists, and Personal Trainers Weigh In

There's a reason online grocery stores come with a "favorites" list: Because no matter how much our taste buds love variety, we're creatures of habit. Just take a look into your fridge. It probably packs the same foods it did last week and the week before that. So we polled the experts—from nutritionists and personal trainers to physicians—on the foods they eat as often as possible. You might want to consider adding them to your healthy-eating routine. see more
Food + Drinks

The 92-percenters: Are You in the Clean Plate Club?

The Clean Plate Club isn't just something desperate parents talk about to get kids to eat their dinners. A new Cornell University study finds that the average adult eats 91.7 percent of whatever he piles onto his plate. see more

We Want It: A Lightweight Shoe That Goes the Distance

Sylphlike sneakers often mean less cushioning (and more knee pain), but the Swiss engineers of the On Cloud running shoe ($110; made an airy model (6.98 ounces) that can and should be worn on longer treks. Cofounder David Allemann explains: see more

The New Wave of Plant Waters

Once synonymous with palm trees and beaches, coconut water took on new meaning—as a recovery aid and health-promoting super-drink—a few years back when it caught the attention of the wellness community. The hallowed drink then monopolized the workout beverage industry, ousting other sources of hydration, even though its superiority is increasingly called into question. Even so, new plants are itching for the limelight, making their way into water bottles. Maple is moving away from pancake stacks. The prickly plants of the desert, cacti, are promising to hydrate, too. Even artichokes have their own drink. see more
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