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Eric Heiden

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  • 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...
  • Inner Goals Insulate Athletes from Failure

    Inner Goals Insulate Athletes from Failure
    Exercise makes us healthier, but the rewards of improved health aren't always sufficient motivation. I know that without other rewards, sure enough, there are days I would come up empty, motivation-wise. For those days, we need other payoffs to put a fire...
  • Flexible Approach Best When Stressed

    Flexible Approach Best When Stressed
    Everyone involved with the Winter Games is feeling pressure right now. But you don't need to be competing in - or hosting - the Olympics to feel stressed out. Exercise relieves stress, and, golly, do I look forward to that release after a long day in...
  • Braving the Cold

    Braving the Cold
    When I started skating seriously, we did all of our skating outdoors: on the lake in front of my grandparents' house, at the place near Milwaukee where we trained, even at the ovals where we competed. Living in Park City, Utah, I still prefer...
  • Home Cooking Aids Weight Loss

    Home Cooking Aids Weight Loss
    People often embark on an exercise program with the goal of losing weight but fail. Research shows that those who fail frequently have one rather surprising factor in common: a lack of time. Everyone seems to be squeezing every moment from every day....
  • How to Select a Gym You'll Actually Use

    How to Select a Gym You'll Actually Use
    I've always enjoyed exercising outdoors, but I can't deny that working out indoors also contributed a great deal to my best performances. Today, gym workouts are as much a matter of convenience as anything, especially right now, when the days are short...
  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
  • 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...