Whether you are a professional, amateur or even a weekend-only athlete, the food you consume is a major factor in how well you perform. For athletes at any level, food is fuel for the body, and consuming the right types and amounts at the right time is key. Eat healthy, …

Warm-ups and cool-downs are essential for every workout, whether you’re training for the marathon or soccer. According to Sports Injury Clinic, warm-ups increase blood circulation, oxygen demand and the range of motion in your joints, which better prepares you for activity. A cool-down gradually decreases body temperature and reduces the …

Ion thrusters. Scanning tunneling microscopes. The Large Hadron Collider. At first glance, it seems like the coolest inventions are all things you¡¯ll never get your hands on. But it would be a shame to overlook the coolness of everyday tech like the handheld fabric steamer. No, no — just stick …

You’re a giant, angry robot. Oh look, there’s a 40-story office tower in front of you. One swipe of your hand and that office tower is now a dusty pile of rubble. Impressed with your own handiwork, you jump over your destruction. Your landing triggers a near-earthquake that ends up …

Rope jumping is a challenging and fun exercise for training your cardiovascular system and burning calories. Jumping rope engages your whole body, with emphasis on your leg muscles, particularly your calves. Incorporating rope jumping into your workout program can speed fat-burning and boost stamina, while sculpting lean legs and a …

The first official rules of soccer were drawn-up by the English Football Association in 1863. These rules, known as the Laws of the Game, are now governed by the F¨¦d¨¦ration Internationale de Football Association, commonly known as FIFA. There are 17 rules currently listed by FIFA; the seventh law deals …

Yoga is well-known as a stress-busting workout, and many people in the workforce with financial worries during the U.S. economic downturn have taken advantage of its benefits. Here, a yoga class takes place by the ocean in Miami Beach, Fla., in 2008.