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  • The Right Shoe Is Good For Your Sole

    The Right Shoe Is Good For Your Sole
    During my speed skating career, my Achilles heel was my feet. I lived with blisters. Skates are extremely tight and a little fold in a sock or a bad fit could cause a blister that lasted for months. I always had to be ready with tape or moleskin whenever I felt a blister starting.
  • Lift Weights Lose Weight

    Lift Weights Lose Weight
    When I was speed skating, we cross-trained year-round by lifting weights a couple of times a week. I found weight lifting so satisfying that even today, no matter how busy my schedule gets, not a week goes by that you won't find me out in the garage...

    It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands

    It's Hard to Resist Resistance Bands
    In last week's column, I talked about how much I like weight lifting, as an athlete and as a physician. The more scientists study weight-bearing activity, the more value they find in it, not only in building our bones but also in boosting our metabolism...

    Sports That Fit Your Type

    Sports That Fit Your Type
    People often mention the size of my thighs back when I was speed-skating competitively, and, gosh, I can't deny it - at one time my thighs measured 27 inches. This feature was an advantage to me in speed skating. Ironically, my long-time professional...

    Extrinsic Rewards Provide Motivation for Exercise

    Extrinsic Rewards Provide Motivation for Exercise
    "What's the trick for sticking with an exercise program?" That's a question I often get from patients and from folks at book signings and other events. I guess people believe that since I was good at something, I must also know some secret way to make...