Some 10 million people have watched “How the sun sees you” as it reveals shocking sun damage to skin with UV camera footage. The hidden spots, splotches, and face-consuming freckles are enough to incite SPF 100 sunscreen showers and urban sombreros, but don’t freak out. While the Scared Straight! (for sunscreen) montage, shot by photographer Thomas Leveritt, illuminates the unseen creep of sun damage, it ignores the health boon of regular UV exposure. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits and how to reap them safely:Read more:
The 9 Best Foods for Athletes
Sure, carbo-loading’s important—but for top-notch performance, it’s just part of the story. Supplement your training with these healthy eats that will help you build strength, sustain energy, and recover faster. read more By: AMANDA MACMILLAN
Always remember, it is possible!
Two of the primary observers and critics of existing anti-doping approaches are Professors Paul Dimeo of the University of Stirling in Scotland and Verner Møller of Aarhus University in Denmark. This duo has produced a number of recent papers essentially arguing that in the wake of the systematic doping scandals of the past, a sweeping anti-doping hysteria has created what economists refer to as “moral panic” — a perceived crisis which threatens the existing social order. Worried that these scandals could effectively destroy the sport, its leaders have often and impulsively addressed the doping problem in zealous, arbitrary and even irrational ways. Møller and Dimeo argue that differing objectives and an uncoordinated alliance between WADA, national anti-doping agencies, law enforcement authorities, sports organizers, and the media has led to an often confusing and disastrous situation — resulting in an array of unintended consequences, inconsistent and inequitable application of the rules, and a situation where anti-doping efforts may actually be doing more harm than good. Read More
Ever since his teenage days competing in ski and cycling races, and then as a college athlete, Ken Lubin has had a drive for physical and mental excellence. This passion, in accommodating a growing career in the financial services executive recruiting industry, as well as increased family demands, has evolved into frequent participation in adventure and multi-sport challenges. “I won some fairly big races, and thought, there’s got to be other guys like me,” who want to perform at their very best, both in the boardroom and on the mountain, he says. The ‘fairly big races’ Lubin refers to are no less than the 2013 Spartan “Death Race,” (he tied for the win), and the 2011 Tuckerman Inferno, where he placed first, both of which require massive mental and physical fortitude, and can last for up to 60 hours! read more
The majority of us will never end up on an Olympic podium or win the Boston marathon, however, this doesn’t stop people from wanting to compete, and participation in endurance sports has blown up globally in the last 20 years. Amateur athletes compete for the joy of the experience, the sense of accomplishment, and the rush of adrenaline and excitement that comes with race day. There are many, hidden within the amateur ranks though, who do train like the pros, and on a perfect day, just might have a shot at the podium in some major amateur events. For those athletes who are not pro, but wouldn’t turn down a green backs for racing well, here are eight of the richest endurance races that can still be won by a non-card carrying pro athlete! read more