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Eric Heiden

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  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cross-training in the off-season

    Cross-training in the off-season
    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,...
  • Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix

    Dehydration, exercise and heat don't mix
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable fracture...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stepping stones to fitness

    Stepping stones to fitness
    The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a report recommending that adults do muscle-strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. That's on top of at least 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 minutes of...