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By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Our fitness editor reconnects with her heritage through virtual Persian dance classes.
Desmond Howard

In sports and in life, the ability to be coachable is a helpful trait that can take you far. NFL veteran Desmond Howard shares his inspiring insights and personal experience around why being coachable matters — and ways to open yourself up to it.

Cullen Jones
By Cullen Jones
A near-death drowning experience inspired this Olympic gold medalist to boost representation and help others learn to swim.
A group of people high five and clap outside
By Heidi Wachter
Meet athletes, coaches, and advocates who are working to make outdoor activities accessible and welcoming for all.
Katie Boue with rock climbing gear
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
The climber, educator, and outdoor advocate wants us to let go of preconceived notions of what it means to be "outdoorsy."
Marcus Samuelsson

Food provides a window into our culture. Celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about the soul of American food, specifically Black food traditions, and how the origins of what and how we cook both influences and connects us.

headshot of Marcus Samuelson
By Courtney Helgoe
The celebrated chef talks about Black food traditions, community kitchens, and the soul of American food.
Several women are peacefully protesting with signs.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor talks about how activism has helped — and challenged — her mental health.
a black man sits in a hospital bed
By Michael Dregni
Here are just a few sobering statistics.
Head shot of Latham Thomas
By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
How this wellness advocate, birth coach, and yogi is bringing wellness to marginalized communities.
composition of Angela Windberg
By Angela Windberg
How one woman found purpose in the fitness industry — and found acceptance — after coming out as bisexual in her Puerto Rican-Mexican-American Catholic family.
Seven women of various ages and ethnicities gathered in a work environment.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
March is Women’s History Month. Discover ways you can support your colleagues and celebrate their success, plus seven ideas to be your own best advocate at work.
composite of wellness inclusion advocates
By Junauda Petrus-Nasah
The world of yoga, meditation, and other wellness practices has not always felt welcoming to those who are marginalized. Meet eight visionary teachers and healers who are changing that reality.
Two people clasp hands through a closed window.
By Craig Cox
Why has COVID-19 claimed such a disproportionate share of lives in nursing homes with predominantly minority populations? New research suggests it may be a natural consequence of a highly segregated industry.
illustration supporting the black community
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
For both Black and non-Black individuals, there are myriad ways to celebrate and honor African-American culture during Black History Month. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to learn and uplift.
Courtney Opdahl holding three kettlebells
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
Our managing editor attends a size-inclusive retreat and unlocks her inner strength and the benefits of a body-positive mindset.
Two building blocks spell out ANTI RACISM
By Kara Douglass Thom
It's not enough to not be racist. Learn what you can do for yourself, your social circle, and your community to promote anti-racism — and why it matters for health.
Bahram Akradi, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Life Time — Healthy Way of Life.
By Bahram Akradi
When we work toward seeing the bigger picture, we have the chance to discover our collective potential.
Joe Delagrave plays wheelchair rugby.
By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
After a boating accident left him paralyzed at 19, one athlete found his passion in wheelchair rugby — and encouraging others to overcome obstacles.
A Black woman looks out the window while holding a coffee cup.
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Self-care is not escapism: It’s a way to remain present, connected, and committed. Here's how to battle burnout if you're an activist.
Allyson Felix headshot
By Molly Tynjala
The Olympic champion shares what she’s learned so far about motherhood, success, and adapting to uncertainty.
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