metabolism

1.28.19

Lemon Water Will Not Boost Your Metabolism

We set out to debunk and/or extol the virtues of drinking lemon water. The news is mostly sour.

12.6.18

Just How Bad Is It to Eat Before Bed?

Researchers take a close and dispassionate look at what happens when we consume food late at night.

7.13.18

Why Does My High Last Longer Than My Friends'?

Most people return to reality after five or six hours, while my brain gets flooded with epiphanies all night. I asked an expert why.

6.27.18

Losing Weight Doesn't Have to Get Harder as You Age

Your metabolism slows as you age, which makes it harder to lose weight. Here's how to fight those effects.

6.6.18

This Is Why Running Doesn’t Always Get Rid of Stomach Fat

Even seasoned marathoners can still have the dreaded runner's paunch.

5.30.18

Working Out a Lot Doesn’t Always Increase Your Appetite

Why have I felt far hungrier on days in which I’ve eaten twice the amount of calories and performed very little exercise?

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5.18.18

The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In

In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.

5.10.18

People Are Paying to Work Out in Cold Temperatures

Could working out in cold weather actually be good for you?

3.1.18

Scientists Told Me to Stop Working Out So Hard if I Want to Burn Fat

This test says that I—and maybe you—have been doing cardio wrong since forever.

12.28.17

Thin People Don't Understand the Truth About Dieting

"Diets do not work."

12.15.17
12.6.17

Women Are Naturally More Fit Than Men, Study Says

It comes down to differences in how our bodies process oxygen.

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