Last year, a law went into effect that should allow cancer patients to pause their federal student loans while undergoing treatment and for six months afterward. But there was no way to actually request a deferment—until now.
I was a runner first. Then I started bike commuting. When I learned to swim, it wasn’t long before I thought: this is the missing piece! I can be a triathlete! (Never mind that I wasn’t particularly good at any of these disciplines.)
Today we’re going to tackle the iconic behavior of a Gym Asshole: dropping their weights. BOOM. Blech sums up the question that many of us have found ourselves thinking:
The CDC recently announced that it’s found over 150 people with serious respiratory illnesses and a history of vaping. We don’t know yet whether vaping caused them to get sick, but an investigation is ongoing. Here’s what you need to know.
People who go to the gym every day tend to be happy with their habit—that’s why they keep coming back. But plenty of folks aspire to do that, and haven’t quite figured out how. Since I am one of those people (I even work out on vacation, sorry) I’d like to help you learn to love the gym—but it depends what kind of…
Recently WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers, introduced a “health coaching” app for kids called Kurbo. It’s obviously meant for weight loss, even though dieting isn’t appropriate for many kids, and can lead to disordered eating. Healthy approaches to managing kids’ weight should focus on building…
Recently the Trump administration changed the rules for Title X funds, and this week Planned Parenthood decided to stop accepting the money. As a result, free and sliding scale birth control, STD testing, and other services may become harder to access. Here’s what you need to know.
A roly-poly pup or kitty can be an adorable little chonker, but if your pet is big enough that the vet says it’s time to lose weight, it can be hard to figure out exactly how to put your furry friend on a diet. Here are some tips to follow through on your plan, without ruining their diet every night when they start…
If you’re at a house or business, it’s easy enough to communicate where you are: just give an address or a google-able name. But if you’re trying to meet someone at their blanket on the beach, or telling a friend where in the woods you’re lost, that’s a harder problem.
Have you been taking some dips in the pool for this month’s swimming challenge? If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t quite figured out where to start.
It’s smart to get your pet microchipped so you can be reunited if they’re ever lost, but don’t forget that there’s another step in that plan: keeping your information up to date so that whoever finds your pet can actually contact you.
Most humans don’t need to take a vitamin supplement, and most pets don’t, either. But Vox reports that the pet supplement industry is roughly as large as the “pumpkin spice industrial complex.” While some pets certainly have a medical need for supplements, many more are getting vitamins just because companies like to…
Here’s a topic that generated some spirited discussion in our call for gym etiquette questions: when is it okay to tell someone they’re exercising wrong?
You wouldn’t think we’d need the FDA to tell us not to drink bleach, but here’s the world we live in: if you try to look up alternative treatments for cancer or autism, sooner or later you’ll likely hear about a “Miracle Mineral Solution.”
Hookahs are growing in popularity, but if you’re interested because you’ve heard that they’re “safer” than other ways of smoking, we have bad news for you: They’re probably not.
It’s no secret that doctors sometimes can’t look past body weight when seeing larger patients. If you think your real health problems are being ignored, it’s worth seeking a second opinion.
Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation. Travel can be stressful, some types of it especially so. Family vacations have drama built in, for example, no matter how nice your family is. So here’s your getaway tip: go to the gym every morning.
If you check your Fitbit or Apple watch every morning to see how well you slept, I humbly submit that you should stop that right now. There is a better way to use that data, and it involves ignoring it for a little bit.