Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

When working out is too much of a good thing

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By  Dorene Internicola Constantly thinking about the next workout? Upset about missing a exercise class? Fitness experts say more is not always better and overworking a workout can sap strength and invite injury. “We have fit people and deconditioned people who overdo it,” said Geralyn Coopersmith, national director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute. Read(read more)

Study finds being a sports fan is good for your health

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By: Melanie Yuill When you think of sports fans, do you think of couch potatoes with a bag of chips in one hand and a beer in the other?  Well, the stereotype, could be just that, a stereotype.  A new study out shows that sports fans are actually pretty healthy. The study written by a(read more)

Is Marathon Running Bad for the Heart?

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By Gretchen Reynolds When word circulates that a runner has died of a heart attack, as the inexhaustible ultra marathoner Micah True did last month during a solo wilderness trail run, many people begin to wonder about the healthiness of prolonged strenuous activity. Could marathon training and racing perhaps have damaged the heart muscle of(read more)

Fitness and Fun: Bicycling`s Best Kept Secret

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By: Brent Cohrs  Have you ever noticed that you don’t see bicycles advertised on television? You’ll see ads for health clubs, home fitness equipment, and workout programs, but you won’t see a single commercial touting bicycling as a form of fitness.  Late night and early weekend hours are filled with infomercials making dubious claims about(read more)

Extreme endurance exercise carries risks

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By Nadia Kounang The old adage, “all good things in moderation,” may be true, especially when it comes to exercise. In an article in this month’s Mayo Clinic Proccedings researchers looked at an emerging body of papers that point to the fact that even exercise can have diminishing returns. Read the full article here.

Center designed for fitness enthusiasts with disabilities

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By: Luci Scott At age 14, Nick Springer was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he came down with a bout of meningitis that left him a quadruple amputee. But that hasn’t deterred him from participating in sports. Now a world-class athlete, the Phoenix resident is a member of the U.S. National Wheelchair Rugby Team, which(read more)

Americans spend only about two hours each week in sports and fitness activities

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Americans spend, on average, only about two hours each week participating in sports and fitness activities, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Maryland who examined U.S. government data from the American Time Use Study. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults aged 18 to 64 get about(read more)

10 Ways to Fit in Fitness

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Treat it like business “Schedule your workout on your calendar like you would a work meeting,” says Laura Lee Bloor, a holistic health coach based in San Clemente, Calif. “My clients are ambitious, professional women. They wouldn’t skip an important business meeting, so the key is to treat exercise with the same mentality.” “Take your(read more)

Running shoe debate heats up with the weather

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Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all,(read more)

Local shoe experts focus on runners’ fit

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Every day, more people lace up their sneakers and set out on the open road. But new runners might not realize that if their shoe doesn’t fit or provide the right support, it could hurt their feet, knees and hips in the long run. Local sock and shoe retailers said people often buy the wrong(read more)