November 2012: Stay Strong

November 2012: Stay Strong



Worth the Wait: Why Patience Pays Off

The case for cultivating patience — today and over a lifetime. …continued



Show Me How: Cutting Winter Squash (Video)

Hard-shelled winter squash can be intimidating to cut, but not with these tips from chef…continued

How I'm Doing It


Letting the Sunshine In: Susan Zemke’s Success Story

How correcting a serious vitamin-D deficiency helped one woman transform her life.…continued



Receiving a Serious Diagnosis (Audio)

Writer Jon Spayde talks in depth with Jessie Gruman, PhD, about coping strategies after…continued

Expert Answers

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Expert Answers on Saunas for Weight Loss, Sore Achilles’ Tendons and More

Fitness editor Jen Sinkler asks the experts if saunas can help lose weight, why Achille's…continued

Honestly, Dara


Ghosts in Your Machine

Our bodies are haunted by millions of microbes, many of which are essential to our health.…continued



When Your Doctor Says, “I Have Bad News”

How to cope with a scary health diagnosis — without getting caught up in the chaos of…continued


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Game of Life: Lessons We Can Learn From Sports

Three athletes share wisdom they’ve gained from their respective sports. …continued




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The Case for Intermittent Fasting

How intermittently halting our food intake can improve health and metabolism — with zero…continued

On the Cover

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A Legacy of Her Own: Laila Ali

The boxing champion and daughter of Muhammed Ali shares her insights on strength, courage…continued


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Behind the Scenes With Laila Ali (Video)

Former champion boxer Laila Ali talks courage, confidence and pursuing passions.…continued


The Older the Better

The Older, the Better

Wise advice on how to get healthier, happier and more attractive with age. …continued

Letter From the Founder-Perspective

Stronger by the Year

Commit to doing one or more feel-good athletic events annually, and prepare to see your…continued

The Workout


10 Sets, 10 Reps: German Volume Training

Looking for a no-frills way to get strong, fast? Try Charles Poliquin’s modified German…continued

Thoughts From the Founding Editor

Powerful Choices

Editor in chief Pilar Gerasimo on holistic strength and pushing your limits. …continued

Head Out


Milestone Adventures

Honor the significant accomplishments in your life with a vacation to remember. …continued


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Repair Your Thyroid

Millions of people suffer the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction without ever knowing why.…continued

Confident Cook

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Winter Squash: Recipes, Techniques and More

Winter is the perfect time to cook winter squashes — and to treat your body to their…continued

The Nourished Self


Ready to Glow: A Q&A With Latham Thomas

Maternity lifestyle expert and author Latham Thomas on the importance of love, self-care…continued