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Everything You (Maybe Didn’t) Want to Know About How Working Out Makes You Poop

There are few things more distracting on that final set than realising the most powerful muscle movement you’re about to make is in your sphincter. Still, if you work out regularly — especially with endurance or high-impact strength training — you’ve no doubt felt it: Your abdominals cramp; your gut starts...

Does Berating Yourself Actually Work as Motivation?

There have always been cultures, groups and individuals — sports, the military, fitness freaks, the hyper-successful — who claim that negative self-talk is motivating for them in a way positivity can’t touch. But can that ever really be a good thing? I asked Chicago psychologist Jacqueline Duke. “For some, the use of shame...