The Best of Vitals
10+ most popular Vitals articles, as voted by our community.
A health, fitness, grooming, and medical science blog from the team @Lifehacker.
Vitals on Biohacks
Tech CEOs' Biohacks, Rated
It seems every few weeks there’s a new interview about how a tech bro spends their morning. We totally get wanting to mine the habits of successful people for life hacks—you’re looking at the home of…
Vitals on Fitness
How to Work Out When You Can't Go to the Gym
Whether you’re self-quarantining, your gym has canceled events as a social distancing measure, or you just want to be cautious, it’s nice to have options for working out besides going to your usual…
Try These Real Food Substitutes for Gels, Sports Drinks, and More
Gels, bars, sports drinks, and shakes are all wonderful inventions, letting us get the right nutrients in our bodies at the right times while we’re working out. But regular plain old food works just…
Vitals on Positive Thinking
Why Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Counterproductive
Acknowledging the positives is a way to remember all that is good about life. However, as with everything, there can be too much of a good thing. This includes what is called toxic positivity, which…
Vitals on Relaxation
Try This Military Meditation Routine to Fall Asleep Fast
Need to fall asleep fast? One mid-century relaxation technique, developed in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, supposedly works within minutes. It may not be magic, but it seems like a pretty good way to relax your body and mind.
Vitals on Running
How to Start Running, Even if You're Bad At It
If you want to start a fitness routine, running is one of the easiest—and cheapest—things you can do. But how do you start running, especially if you really, really suck at it? (I’m talking “running…
Vitals on Self Care
To Feel Better About Yourself, Learn A Small New Skill
So much of self care is self-focused, whether it’s an indulgence like a nice bath or work like making yourself a doctor’s appointment. But what happens when you take the focus off yourself for a…
Vitals on Skincare
Lifehacker's Essential Science-Based Guide to Skin Care
I never had a skincare routine until last year. I washed my face in the shower, and only applied sunscreen if I was headed to the beach. But now I’m kicking myself for not starting earlier. It turns…
Vitals on Stress
How to Help Your Memory When Stress Is Taking Its Toll
If you’ve been extra forgetful lately, you are not alone. Chronic stress, as well as anxiety and depression, can cause forgetfulness, confusion and difficulty concentrating. But before you resign…
Vitals on Weight Loss
How to Eat Healthy
Eating healthy is good for you, no matter who you are or what your goals. But it can be tricky to know where to start (especially if you don’t have a weight loss focus), so here are your basic…
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Exercise Shouldn't Feel Horrible
Suffering is not a necessary part of exercise, nor is it a measure of a good workout.
How to Finally Start Working Out (Even If You Hate It)
Hating exercise isn’t the same as being lazy. Exercise motivation is a complicated subject, but if getting off the couch is the hardest part for you, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to finally start…
How to Avoid Burnout in the Middle of a Pandemic
Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged stress. Given the nonstop barrage of stressors these past few months, many of us are probably well on…
Tweak Your Work-From-Home Life for Better Health
In this weekend’s assignment for our October health reset, we’re going to look at the place where you spend most of your day: your workspace. Health isn’t just a thing that happens when you’re away…
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