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Eric Heiden

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tennis May Serve Up the Perfect Workout

    Tennis May Serve Up the Perfect Workout
    Growing up, my parents taught us that the best activities are the ones that you can enjoy your entire life. As the senior tennis champion of Madison, Wis., my mother set a good example. According to a meta-analysis published in The British Journal of...
  • 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...
  • If You Don't Snooze, You'll Lose

    If You Don't Snooze, You'll Lose
    Longer days -- at least for me -- mean time for long evening workouts, but I need to be careful. Enthusiasm for exercise is fabulous, but athletes can sabotage their fitness goals if it causes them to hit the sack much later. While you sleep you are...
  • 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....
  • 'Immunize' Yourself Against Exercise Discomfort

    'Immunize' Yourself Against Exercise Discomfort
    In the world of fitness, practice doesn't just make you perfect, it also makes you more comfortable. As you first dig into a new fitness regimen, as many people do this time of year, the discomfort of exercise can be, well, uncomfortable. The burning...
  • Get Set for Success

    Get Set for Success
    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...

  • How to Select Home Gym Equipment

    How to Select Home Gym Equipment
    I like the convenience of working out at home. The upside is that once you eliminate the travel time to a gym, a lot more opportunities to exercise open up. The downside is that, 90 percent of the time, those opportunities never seem ideal for one...
  • 5 Factors Behind Exercise Discomfort

    5 Factors Behind Exercise Discomfort
    Exercise can be uncomfortable when beginning any new type of training or when getting back in the saddle after a long break. In last week's column I talked about the discomfort of exercise when starting out and also when competing at the elite level. It'...