Are you a doctor examining an older patient? Do you want to be pretty sure you would notice if your patient had mild dementia? Then you can ask some simple questions, like whether the patient can recognize a drawing of a lion and memorize a list of five words. If, however, you want to know whether a president is fit…
Buddying up can help you reach your fitness resolutions—or whatever goal you happen to be chasing. But you don’t have to work out together to help each other (couples, breathe a sigh of relief). Try one of these to support your friend:
You cough. You sniffle. You think you might feel a fever coming on. It’s a bad flu year—every year seems to be a bad flu year—and so you fear the worst. But is it really the flu?
Were you afflicted by the devastating epidemic, first recognized less than a decade ago, of people bending their necks to look at their phones? Then you had “text neck,” a disease that almost certainly never existed in the first place.
As much as we are connoisseurs of life hacks here at Lifehacker, we don’t all use every single tip every single day. We also tend to write about things that are fun to try, or that we’re only excited about until the next great life hack comes along. So for the real inside scoop, I’ve surveyed our team about the tips…
When I took a dance class with my husband years ago, the instructor told us that any couples in the class should split up and dance with others. “We have a tendency to say things to our partner that we wouldn’t to other people,” I remember her saying. “Like, ‘Honey, you’re doing it wrong.’”
The journey from zero pull-ups to one pull-up is long, difficult, and may at times seem insurmountable. And then once you get there, victory is fleeting: every set you attempt contains one measly rep. Either way, you’re going to need some ways to bring that lofty exercise down to earth.
Whether you resolved to eat healthy or just have a general sense that your life needs more broccoli and fewer potato chips, these recipes will help you eat better.
Ready to try a group cycling class? You’ll need to set up your bike and learn how to connect your shoes, but once you’re in the saddle the instructor will tell you exactly how to work your butt off. Here’s what you need to know for your first time.
We’re a few days into the new year now. How’s that resolution going? Not so great, huh? Look, some resolutions are just bad. Yours is probably one of them.
Welcome back to Burning Questions. Today’s letter writer just wants to take care of their skin health—but one of their moles is in a very private location.
There’s a new flu shot every year, to match the particular flu strains floating around. This year’s shot is only an okay match, 30 percent effective against the strains that are circulating. (Don’t believe the 10 percent number that’s been making the rounds; it’s based on a misunderstanding.) Even so, the flu shot is …
Some of us obsess a little too much over numbers. Perhaps most of us. Unfortunately if you step on a scale every morning to figure out whether or not you’re losing weight, there’s a number right there in front of you. If it’s a little lower than usual, congrats! If not, well, you’re a failure now, aren’t you.
In a recent Black Mirror episode, one character (it’s not a spoiler if I don’t say who, right?) attempts to end another’s pregnancy with emergency contraception in her breakfast smoothie. Folks, EC and abortion pills are two totally different things.
I love a raw carrot. Crunchy and sweet, you can dip it in hummus or ranch dressing. Raw apples have a similar charm, and raw red onions give salads a happy kick. I’m also a fan of raw honey’s gritty sugar crystals. You know what all these things have in common? They are perfectly healthy to eat raw. Unlike the latest…
Pull-ups are hard, but together, we can make them a little more possible. Welcome to the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, where we’ll have a new goal each month for exercisers of all levels.
We asked about your fitness goals for the coming year, and it looks like 2018 is going to be full of awesomeness as you try new things and take your current habits to new levels. Here are some goals to inspire the rest of us.
January is the perfect playground for any habit you’d like to try to establish or take to the next level. One popular option for people who love yoga: start a daily practice. Here are some of the best guides for a 30-day yoga challenge, and some tips on how to keep it manageable.
It turns out a bunch of you did get Fitbits last year—or even longer ago—and have managed to keep using them ever since. Here’s your best advice.