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Spinning might look about the same as outdoor cycling or riding a stationary bike, but in many ways, it’s a far more intense workout—and one of the easiest to overdo. First, there aren’t many (if any) breaks in spin class. “When you’re biking outside, you have to be aware of road dangers like water and …

For such a simple habit, drinking water has caused us far more than its fair share of confusion. How much do you really need? And how can you make sure you’re getting enough? Well, not to burst your bubble, but you can start by forgetting that whole eight glasses thing. As we’ve written before, that …

Creepy proportions in this drawing aside, does this look like a happy future? We eliminated measles in the U.S. in 2000. Somebody should tell the measles. Because even though the virus has no permanent home stateside, it keeps getting in—more and more, it seems. If you were born in the U.S. after about 1968, you’ve …

Many people believe that getting cancer is purely down to genes, fate or bad luck. But through scientific research, we know that our risk actually depends on a combination of our genes, our environment and things to do with our lifestyle, which we’re more able to control. Cancer is caused by damage to our DNA, …