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Eric Heiden

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  • Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling

    Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling
    At the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, you're likely to see the fruits of a training technique Olympic athletes have practiced for literally thousands of years. Though it's relatively unknown to the public, the technique is one anyone can use to...
  • The benefits of a high-performance heart

    The benefits of a high-performance heart
    Flat abs and bulging biceps are improvements brought on by exercise. Less visible but more significant are the structural improvements aerobic exercise make to your heart—improvements that can take you from feeling like a junker car to purring...
  • Start weight loss with two-week diet

    Start weight loss with two-week diet
    If you're overweight, you're not alone. According to research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Losing weight is a goal of nearly everyone who exercises, and...
  • Play may be the best brain workout

    Play may be the best brain workout
    The link between learning and exercise is now well established. As kids return to the classroom this fall, and as more parents discover that school recess and P.E. have been cut back or eliminated entirely, families are making exercise an after-school...
  • Practice really does make perfect

    Practice really does make perfect
    Improving performance and reducing the risk of injury during exercise is not just a matter of building your strength or endurance. Efficient movement also plays a role, and that comes only with repetition. In that sense, practice does make perfect. When...
  • Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability

    Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability
    Any exercise you do requires two things: muscle contraction and energy. You train your muscles with exercise, of course, but did you know you also train the mechanisms that provide the energy? All cellular activity is fueled by adenosine triphosphate, or...
  • Does your doctor know you're an athlete?

    Does your doctor know you're an athlete?
    Despite the health profession clamoring for everyone to exercise, primary-care physicians are often responsible for quashing the very fitness efforts they purport to embrace. Many people report having gone to their personal physicians to seek treatment...
  • A personal trainer can be a good investment

    A personal trainer can be a good investment
    There are certain places you might expect to see a recommendation to hire a personal trainer — say, in a muscle-magazine ad or on late-night TV. But one of those places is probably not a publication by one of our nation's most venerated medical...
  • Risk factors shouldn't stop you from exercising

    Risk factors shouldn't stop you from exercising
    Even people with risk factors need exercise. In fact, people with risk factors stand to see the greatest gains from regular exercise, including a potential reduction in the very risk factors they once viewed as an impediment to it. According to...
  • Weighing yourself can be misleading

    Weighing yourself can be misleading
    Jen had been obese, had gastric bypass surgery and lost 80 pounds. She was walking five or six times a week — about 25 miles — and had started doing marathons. Then she started lifting weights twice a week to add some resistance training to...
  • Exercise lowers blood pressure in kids, adults

    Exercise lowers blood pressure in kids, adults
    More and more kids are being diagnosed with what was once thought to be an almost exclusively adult malady: high blood pressure. These children join the large contingent of American adults — estimated to be 25 percent of the population — who...