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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 04:09 AM 1166 Reads
Experts Who Can Talk About Health Related Issues
1. Healthy path to finish first marathon includes rest
2. Expert aids in search to find health club
3. Exercise etiquette, manners at health clubs
4. Getting fit starts with changing frame of mind
HEALTHY PATH TO FINISH FIRST MARATHON INCLUDES REST
Those pledging to run their first marathon as a New Year's resolution need to realize that rest is an important component to help them cross the finish line safely, says a Purdue University exercise physiology researcher.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 04:31 AM 1205 Reads
Run Healthy All Year
by John Hanc and Dave Kuehls and Martha Schindler
Presenting 52 expert tips for running, eating, and feeling better throughout 2004
For some people, staying healthy is actually pretty simple. It amounts to fighting off the smaller stuff (colds, flu, infections), and avoiding the larger stuff like cancer and heart disease. Call it a 2-point "avoidance" plan.
Runners are different. Our standards are higher. We demand to be healthy on many fronts. We want to run well and consistently, to eat right, and to feel energized and optimistic about life. For us, the pursuit of good health isn't just about avoidance. It's about being proactive in four important categories: injury prevention, general health, nutrition, and mental outlook.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 04:04 AM 1154 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, December 07, 2003 - 05:17 AM 1297 Reads
The long haul: Marathons have become goal for everyday runners
SEATTLE - At 34, Bill Brewster never considered himself a runner. But with some time to train and copious advice from his runner friends, he had the goal of running his first marathon in Seattle last weekend - and finishing.
He wasn't alone. The field of more than 3,000 runners was dominated by recreational runners like Brewster, many of them first-timers. Marathons, which once were races for elite runners built like gazelles, with iron constitutions and a taste for pain, have become long jogs for the masses.
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, December 04, 2003 - 04:08 AM 2084 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Monday, December 01, 2003 - 04:01 AM 1034 Reads
Finding a good personal trainer
By Charles Stuart Platkin
I know that even the thought of questioning the value of a personal trainer makes fitness centers and personal trainers cringe. Why? Because while many of the more than 62,000 personal trainers in the United States are excellent, the majority are just looking to get some of your hard-earned money without offering the right expertise.
"The majority of personal trainers are not qualified to give expert advice," says Dr. Walter Thompson, professor of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University. Unfortunately, there is no regulation for the personal training industry -- so it's basically a free-for-all. "A high school dropout can study for one hour and pass an exam and call themselves a personal trainer -- not very comforting," adds Thompson.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 04:11 AM 1325 Reads
Sun, sand and two crazy White men
They answered the challenge of a six-day run through the Gobi desert - and survived
By Wei Koh
SOME people say that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
What would they have to say about two men who willingly plunged themselves into the heart of the Gobi desert to run a six-day ultra marathon beneath the blazing sun - while carrying their tents and food on their backs?
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 05:12 AM 1396 Reads
The truth about muscles
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
For maximum health and results, do strength training the right way
By Anna Roufos / Special to The Detroit News
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