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Fitness experts agree that sit-ups are worthless — here are 9 moves they recommend instead

The Army is phasing out sit ups, and other exercise pros say they can make your mid-section appear bigger, not smaller, while putting extra strain on your back. Fortunately, there are much better ways to strengthen your core and get killer abs. Here are the hottest tips from the pros.

How to start running, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

These tips that can help anyone interested in running, whether they're a beginner or in the midst of training for a marathon. If you're really coming "off the couch," it may be worth considering a training program. But feel free to push yourself.

The shocking number of calories Tour de France cyclists burn each day

Each day participants ride, on average, about 110 miles and burn some 6,071 calories. Here's how many jelly donuts you'd have to eat to generate enough energy to keep up with a Tour de France cyclist on race day.

There’s a sea change coming for the $1 billion marijuana-based industry you’ve never heard of — here are some of the most popular pr...

A small but blossoming corner of the marijuana industry is set for a boom. The roughly $1 billion CBD industry is already shifting into high gear, with retailers selling everything from CBD teas and beer alternatives to CBD dog treats and coffee.
Giant hogweed was just discovered in Clarke County, Virginia, for the first time. The plant's sap can cause severe burns.

A Virginia teen suffered third-degree burns after touching an invasive weed that can cause severe burns, blisters, scars, and blindness — here&#...

Giant hogweed sap makes skin extremely sensitive to the sun and can lead to third-degree burns in a short period. Scars can last for years. And the sap can cause blindness if it gets in an eye.

How a 29-year-old went from dropping out of college to leading digital strategy for America’s largest health insurer

Grant Verstandig, CEO of Rally Health and chief digital officer of UnitedHealth Group, is helping health plans better use technology to connect with their members.
The keto diet lets people eat lots of fat, but very few carbohydrates.

Silicon Valley’s favorite diet can lead to kidney trouble — here’s how to go keto without getting sick

The popular keto diet has people fueling up on fats and limiting their intake of sugar and carbs. But if you're not careful, it can be a recipe for kidney damage or even long-term arthritis. Here's what to know.

A battle is brewing over the future of meat, and it could mean the US fumbles on a revolutionary new market

The race among startups to create the first meat without slaughter needs a referee, and there's a battle raging over who it will be. In a letter, congressmembers said they were upset that the USDA was not included in an FDA meeting on clean meat. The controversy could prove too much for startups.

A fertility startup made a free quiz that tells you your chances of getting pregnant this year — and you can try it right now

Celmatix, a startup that created the first genetics test for fertility, just unveiled a 14-question test called My Fertility Compass to tell you your chances of getting pregnant within the next year, based on peer-reviewed scientific research.

8 free fitness apps that can help you get in shape — and what they’re best for

If you're looking for a free fitness app that provides a good overall workout or can help you build up aerobic endurance, strength, or flexibility, here's what research indicates are the best choices.