Physical Health

The Value of Holding Yourself Back

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I was struggling. I was in my competitive running days, in the best shape of my life, knocking out workouts…

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We Are Entering an Age of Ultra-Processed Information

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Last week, OpenAI unveiled an incredible new technology that allows you to type in simple prompts and get high-definition videos…

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5 Lessons on Life From the Greatest Sporting Event

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What can the world’s greatest sporting event teach us? A lot, even outside of sport. But wait…we’re not talking about…

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Don’t Rush the Lift

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Something I’ve been working on in the gym is not rushing my deadlift. Especially as the weights get heavy, there…

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Choosing Well in a World of Ultra-Processed Everything

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A 2018 ​study​ from Stanford University found that, surprisingly, diets can actually work. What kind of diet? All different kinds,…

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In Defense of Performance: A Manifesto

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When we started writing about performance nearly a decade ago, there was much to be said and done. We built…

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You Need Rituals and Routines Now More Than Ever

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The philosopher Byung-Chul Han opens his book The Scent of Time by observing that life has become more rushed and…

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The 15 Best Books of 2023 for Sustainable Excellence and Well-Being

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Welcome to our annual reading list. If you are familiar with our work, you’ll know that it integrates ideas, research,…

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To Perform Better, Be Joyfully Deliberate.

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What does a high-performance environment look like? Depending on where you go to answer this question, you might be met…

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