Working out at home is convenient, and the price is right. But if you’re lucky enough to live in one of those $200,000-a-month Manhattan studios—or if your kids and their junk have oozed into every square foot of your once-spacious home—you may not have room for all the ski-fitness equipment you desire. Fear not. Here are four items that are easy to stash and serve up everything you need to stay in prime ski shape. The first three are also ideal for travel.
Try these five ski-specific exercises that target multiple muscle groups. You'll get a full-body workout, plus you'll have the strength, endurance, balance and coordination you need to make every run count this season.
iPhone app charges you for every workout you skip and pays you for every one you don't.
Think you'll get to the gym every day this week? Willing to put your money where your mouth—and butt—is? A team of Harvard behavioral economists created an iPhone app that lets you do just that. Every week, you can use the GymPact app to log your workout commitment: how many days you'll visit the gym (or yoga studio or tennis court or swimming pool) and how much you'll pay if you flake out. The theory: The only thing harder to resist than a "Mad Men" marathon or happy hour at T.G.I. Fridays is cold hard cash.
Study concludes what potheads have always hoped: Marijuana in moderation won’t damage your lungs.
No, this isn’t The Onion. Or an ad from a marijuana advocacy group. The New York Times posted a controversial story this week citing a large government study that found that regularly smoking pot—one joint a day—over a period of 20 years didn’t impair lung function. Researchers with the National Institutes of Health followed over 5,000 stoners, er, subjects, in four U.S. cities starting around the age of 25.