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Eric Heiden

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  • Treat These Athletic Injuries at Home

    Treat These Athletic Injuries at Home
    The Tour of California bike race, which has attracted a large field of world-class cyclists this year, started last weekend. In the first stage, a number of cyclists crashed just before the finish line. As one of the BMC Racing Team doctors, I was working...
  • How to treat muscle soreness

    How to treat muscle soreness
    Muscle soreness 24 to 48 hours after you exercise is a good sign. It means that you have challenged your muscles and are getting stronger. This is called delayed onset of muscle soreness, or DOMS, and everyone experiences it, even elite athletes. Here's...
  • Fitness More Than Mind Over Matter

    Fitness More Than Mind Over Matter
    This time of year, everyone is talking about their fitness goals for the summer. It's a pleasant reprieve from all the news about rising obesity levels and our nation's lack of attention to fitness, no doubt. I get worried, however, when I hear about the...
  • Healthy workout takes smart meal planning

    Healthy workout takes smart meal planning
    Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet. Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways — metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical —...
  • Poor Performance, Fatigue May Signal Problems

    Poor Performance, Fatigue May Signal Problems
    A top athlete who is exhausted and underperforming but experiencing no other symptoms will nonetheless be tested for allergies or exercise-induced asthma and offered treatment. As is the case with many advances in sports performance medicine, however,...
  • How to treat exercise injuries

    How to treat exercise injuries
    The Tour of California bike race, which attracted a large field of world-class cyclists this year, was held recently. In the first stage, a number of cyclists crashed just before the finish line. I was working the race, and I'm happy to report that...
  • Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights

    Broaden Your Horizons by Lifting Weights
    Weight lifting is an effective—if often overlooked—exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight YOU, in...
  • Broaden your fitness plan with weights

    Broaden your fitness plan with weights
    Weight lifting is an effective — if often overlooked — exercise for achieving a number of different fitness objectives. It can help you lose weight, build endurance and strength, or serve as an aerobic workout. The ideal weight that you, in...
  • Keeping Fit on the Road

    Keeping Fit on the Road
    When summer vacations roll around, folks often leave their exercise routines behind with their cares. But studies show that after 10 to 20 days without exercise, most people begin to display symptoms of detraining on all physical fronts. So it's important...
  • Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?

    Can exercise slow stress-induced aging?
    The biological life span of any species is roughly six times the stretch between birth and maturity. Using this formula, the human life span is about 120 years, which is borne out in the record books. The oldest people who have ever lived all topped out...
  • Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise

    Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise
    When I was skating, we skated exclusively on outdoor ice, and there was ice for only a fraction of the year. As a result, we had to do a lot of cross-training to stay in shape: lifting weights, running—which I discovered through Allan Claremont,...