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Why Kids Need to Roughhouse

Kids have always loved roughhousing. Boisterous, physical play is ingrained in their DNA, and when you get two or more kids around each other for l...

The Shocking Phenomenon That Shows Just How Movement-Starved Modern Kids Really Are

The serene interior of an elementary school classroom. Sunlight streams through the windows as a teacher scribbles basic arithmetic on the board. Some...

Like a Lifeguard on the Beach: How Parents Should Watch Their Kids Play

Play isn't just fun and games. It's a critical part of the human experience that builds certain physical, mental and relational skills we'll draw from...

How America Killed Play—and What We Can Do to Bring it Back

In our last piece from our interview with play expert Dr. Peter Gray, we outlined the five criteria of play. For an activity to truly be considered pl...

Why Every Human Being Should Run Sprints

Raise your hand if you'd like to do at least one of the following: Lose weight Build muscle mass Increase your chance of living longer I...

Pinch: Finally, a Better Fiber Supplement for the Masses

Fiber. It's a critical component of a healthy diet, yet the average American eats far too little of it. According to the National Institutes of ...

Why Athletes Are at Greater Risk of Sleep Disorders (and How to Fix It)

It may seem counterintuitive, but many top athletes—people who are otherwise in great health—suffer from sleep disorders. Shouldn't an intense ...

Do Power Naps Actually Work? Here's What The Research Says

For most people, the word "nap" conjures images of drowsy toddlers and sleepy seniors. It doesn't exactly evoke chiseled athletes at the apex of hu...

Is Vegan Cheese Healthy?

Vegan eating has gone mainstream. Vegan options are now widely available on many restaurant menus, and a number of high-profile athletes (such as N...

3 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Body's Internal Clock (And Why It's Making You Feel Terrible)

The human body is a marvel. Every day, it goes through a stunning number of invisible functions and processes in an effort to keep you functioning ...

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