If I’m Getting Back in Shape, Should I Lose Weight Before Trying to Build Muscle?

Is cardio the only real way to burn fat, or can pumping enough iron do the trick, too?

A Very Hot, and Very Bothered History of the Sauna Suit

For more than a century, its manufacturers have made numerous overheated claims — from the suit’s ability to ward off illness, to how easily it can burn fat. But in recent decades, its usage has become much more life and death

How a Nasal Decongestant Became the Biggest Appetite Suppressant of All-Time

Early cold and sinus medication had a curious side effect — a lack of hunger. It didn’t take long then for the diet industry to co-opt the active ingredient in these medications for its own purposes

When America’s First Family of Fitness Duped the Country with Its Bogus Weight-Loss Device

Without a doubt, many of the products sold by Joe Weider, his brother Ben and his wife Betty were totally reputable. But in the 1970s, their mail-order ‘Body Shaper’ landed them in considerable hot water