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Posted by: pshields on Sunday, September 21, 2003 - 09:43 AM
Run to be a successful businessman: Study
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2003 03:07:28 PM
WASHINGTON: Striving to become a successful entrepreneur? If a new study is
to be believed running regularly can help small business owners to stay geared
up and learn valuable lessons about how to operate a successful business.
The study showed entrepreneurs who run on a regular basis report more
personal satisfaction, independence, and autonomy than those who do other
exercise, such as weight lifting, or don't run. And small businesses managed by
runners report better sales than those directed by non-runners, according to a
report in WebMd.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, September 20, 2003 - 04:50 AM
Runners sweat out the summer
Local runners must fight heat to stay in shape
By MATT DASILVA
The spell of humidity that has been cast on the area throughout the summer
That, in turn, could spell relief for Delaware's runners as they make their
transition from summer's grueling dog days into a competitive - and hopefully
more comfortable - fall season.
"It's been a brutal summer," said Dave Farren, director of the Oct.
12 Delaware Distance Classic, a 5K race at Frawley Stadium. "We haven't had
a break, and it makes a big difference on your training.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 04:06 AM
A feat for fast feet
Assistant Sports Editor
September 17, 2003
Chico State cross country running shoes are changed almost as frequently as
the tires on a racecar -- every three hundred miles.
Seniors Tyler Graff and Vernon Ruiz came to the Chico State cross country
program with many goals. In order to accomplish them, both runners felt they
needed to do one thing: run 100 miles in a week. Now that they have, it's all
downhill from here.
Head cross country coach Gary Towne said he believes runners who achieve this
training regiment possess three main qualities: a strong body, natural talent
and a willingness to push their limits.
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 04:01 AM
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 04:41 AM
Eating right for a marathon
In this second and final article offering advice
to marathon runners, JOHN VELZIAN a race director of the 1996 Olympic Marathon
in Atlanta, discusses diet and your preparation for the big day.
Diet is a vital
consideration in running the marathon, yet I find all too often that maybe our
athletes pay no attention to it at all. This is possible since they can get away
with it because the basic Kenyan diet contains a great deal of carbohydrates,
but there are other important considerations as well.
Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 04:09 AM
Walking away from cancer
Huge study finds even mild exercise reduces the risk
of breast cancer
CanWest News Service
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
One of the largest-ever studies of exercise and breast cancer shows that
while running and kickboxing may be all the rage, plain old walking gives women
the edge against the disease.
Even a brisk, half-hour walk three times a week is enough to lower a woman's
breast cancer risk by about 20 per cent, the study found.
The research is the latest to suggest regular physical activity can lower
levels of estrogen and other suspected tumour-hastening hormones in women.
Posted by: pshields on Monday, September 15, 2003 - 04:04 AM
THE DIET DETECTIVE: Motivate To Exercise
By Charles Stuart Platkin
Sep 10, 2003, 18:45
I exercise every single morning, without fail -- I'm not even sure how I keep
doing it each day, but it's part of my morning routine, just like you brush your
teeth, shower, and go to work. With recommendations these days advising 30 - 60
minutes of exercise every day, I'm often asked, "How can I stay
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, September 14, 2003 - 04:40 AM
Fitness trainers may have to meet new standards
By LINDA STAHL
Would-be personal trainers may face a rigorous academic-based workout in the
There is a major effort under way to standardize instruction for such fitness
The American College of Sports Medicine has been granted the authority to
define and establish two new allied health occupations.
They are "health and fitness specialist," which would require a
bachelor's degree, and "clinical exercise specialist," which would
require a master's degree.
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, September 13, 2003 - 04:09 AM
This is a runners' paradise
By DAVID MACHARIA and SOLLO KIRAGU
Arithmetically, Marakwet people form the
formidable force that has seen Kenya dominate athletics in the international
Talk of a Kenyan winner in any major athletics event in any part of the world
and the chance is that this person is a Marakwet from the remote, hilly district
found in the North Rift region.
A simple look at the runners who represented Kenya at the August 23 to 31,
19th World Athletics Championships held in Paris would reveal that people from
Marakwet district dominated the team. This district, with some parts rising up
to 2,800 metres above sea level, enjoys a fair share of world class athletes.
Posted by: pshields on Friday, September 12, 2003 - 04:19 AM
Marathon Runners Get In Gear With Cross Training Training Not All About
POSTED: 5:56 p.m. EDT September 5, 2003
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Training for a marathon can involve more than
running. Some runners gear up with cross training.