Health and Fitness

Because managing your health can mean mountain climbing or meditating just as much as it means taking your meds.

No Pain, No Gain

Fitness instructor Leslie Nava teaches at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym to spite the rare disease which runs in her family... and to inspire her son, who was born with it.

Racing From Pain To Passion

When she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, Sarah McPherson thought she might never do sports again. Now an indomitable triathlete, they call her the Fearless Warrior.

Fighting Diabetes, One Water Bottle At A Time

When Rufus Dorsey found out he had diabetes, he didn't hide from it. He made it his life's work.

A Dance Class for Parkinson's

By teaching people with Parkinson's Disease how to dance, David Leventhal hopes to give students a chance to shed their identities as patients and become creatives instead.

That One-Leg Monster

How K.C. Mitchell, a combat-wounded Army veteran, became the strongest amputee powerlifter in the world.

The Tale Of The Long Island Mariner

Type 2 diabetes and weekly dialysis won't stop Peter Lamia from hauling in the bluefins whenever he can.

Don't Ever Try To Face This Thing Alone

When Lillian Gentry was diagnosed with breast cancer, her faith shattered, and she fell into a deep despair—until a new friendship pulled her back from the brink.

Rims and Hoops in Afghanistan

After he was paralyzed at 19, Jess Markt made it his mission to teach wheelchair basketball to young men in some of the most war-ravaged nations on the planet.

Feminism, Weight Lifting, and Crohn's Disease

Two years ago, Kate Montgomery was ashamed of her looks and could barely get out of bed. Now, she's the strongest and sexiest badass at the gym.