Lifestyle

Anabolic Steroids: Risks, Not Rewards

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Baldness, heart failure, acne, testicular shrinkage, “man boobs,” low testosterone, and even sudden death are just some of the side effects of anabolic steroid use. Learn more about how steroids work, who’s actually taking them, and all of the side effects that can happen when you “juice.”

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6 (Medical) Tips for Better Sleep

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1 in 3 adults get fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation is linked to car accidents, work accidents, and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and even all-cause mortality. If everyone knows that sleep is important to your health, why are people so bad at getting the sleep they need? Here are 6 tips for a better night’s sleep that don’t involve sleep medication. You’re welcome.

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Is Red Meat Bad For You?

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As nutrition science advances, the health benefits of red meat are increasingly coming under the microscope. And it’s not great news for meat lovers.

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Why is Meditation So Good for You?

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As more research points to powerful psychological and physiological benefits, doctors are starting to integrate meditation and mindfulness techniques into cardiovascular and stress treatment. And the best part? No negative side effects. Meditation is free, easy to do, customizable to your needs and physical limitations, and effective—even in small doses. All you need is 15 minutes and a few deep breaths to start improving your cardiovascular and mental health.

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Want to Lose Weight? Stop Exercising

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Bad news, America. Exercise isn’t the key to weight loss—diet is. While exercise is absolutely essential to overall health (and happiness!), it has almost nothing to do with weight loss. We have a fundamental misunderstanding about how our bodies use food, and the importance of diet. But don’t trust me. Let’s look at the science behind calories, energy use, and weight loss to understand why exercise isn’t the key to losing those last 10 pounds. If you want to lose weight, it’s time to get real about what you put into your body.

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6 Things that Happen When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

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Some pretty bad things happen to your body when you don’t get enough sleep. Learn how sleep deprivation is connected to weight gain, hormone imbalance, low testosterone, heart disease, stress, and more

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Friends Can Help You Live Longer: The Science of Social Connection

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Loneliness is bad for you. No, really. Learn how the science of social connection can help you lead a healthier, happier life by connecting with your community, family, and friends.

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Sexy Supplements: The Vitamins that Affect Erections

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Vitamins and minerals are one of the most popular supplements to maintain health and prevent disease and increase overall health. But there’s a one big problem with the vitamin gold rush. Not a lot of people really know what vitamins supplements actually do.

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The Strange Science Behind Why (Some) Aphrodisiacs Actually Work

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Everyone wants the secret “cheat code” to great sex. And they’re willing to do anything to find it, including eating some pretty interesting aphrodisiacs. Here’s a brief history of aphrodisiacs including some (surprising) medical evidence for why they sometimes work.

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6 Heart Healthy Foods You’ll Actually Eat

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It seems like there’s a new superfood every week. Acai, matcha, soylent, kale, goji berries—it’s hard to keep track. But what you eat matters, especially to your heart. Both the American Heart Association…

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