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Eric Heiden

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Track Your Training Intensity

    Track Your Training Intensity
    Many exercise physiologists believe that the intensity of an activity is more important than how long you exercise or how many times you repeat an exercise. But gauging exercise intensity can be difficult—what's low intensity to one person can seem...
  • How much is fat and how much is muscle?

    How much is fat and how much is muscle?
    The vast majority of fitness-seekers, even those who are quite knowledgeable, have no idea how to properly gauge their body composition — how much of their body weight is fat and how much is muscle — which is so important to truly measuring...
  • Improve your fitness and find your balance

    Improve your fitness and find your balance
    Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas. You may wonder why balance plays such a...
  • Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you

    Exercise-induced asthma could sneak up on you
    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,...
  • Faster, Better, Stronger

    Faster, Better, Stronger
    I grew up during the 1950s and '60s in Madison, WI, in a family that lived and breathed sports, and I don't mean watching sports. We played sports, outdoors: hockey, cycling, tennis, hiking, golf. My grandparents lived on a lake so we were always...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...