Can exercise — and especially long and intense sessions — compromise our immune systems?
I find myself in a conundrum I’ve faced many times before: Should I lance the blister or leave it alone?
I recently ran a marathon. Do I need to worry that, at least in the short run, this kind of effort will leave my body more prone to illnesses like Covid-19?
During a recent marathon, a friend stopped briefly to pose for a photo with family and friends. But when he did, he felt faint and nearly passed out. He went on to finish the race and reports no further problems. Is this something he needs to explore further with his doctor?
When I was a kid, I spent countless hours swimming. At the township pool. In the lake behind the yellow house we rented each summer in New Hampshire. Or on Long Island Sound, where we’d pack lunches and head to the beach during visits to my grandparents. After tiring of trying to keep myself afloat, […]
Cheating is about as old as the Olympics themselves. Can we trust the gold medals are won without performance-enhancing drugs?