Plan a fun and safe hiking trip with a little help from this REI infographic. Our illustrated map gives you a bird’s-eye view of the United States’ 11 National Scenic Trails which measure more than 18,753 miles combined. You’ll also find tips on what to bring and trail trivia (source).
Olympians from the 1912 games seem a bit shorter, a bit scrawnier, a bit more … average. Over the past century, elite athletes’ bodies have changed a lot, and this evolution has been propelled by the laws of physics. (source)
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Men’s Health | This Is Your Brain on Exercise.
“A strong body makes the mind strong,” Thomas Jefferson once said. Apparently TJ was on to something: Aerobic exercise and weight training improve brain function in a variety of ways, according to a review of more than 100 recent studies by University of Illinois exercise scientists. Continue.
WonderHowTo | 11 Exercises to Do While Sitting at Your Computer.
If you are sitting in front of a computer all day for your work, make the most of it by exercising your different muscle groups even while you are finishing a PowerPoint presentation or filling out cells in an Excel worksheet. Continue.