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  • 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...
  • 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 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'...
  • 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,...
  • Prevent Falls With Exercise

    Prevent Falls With Exercise
    Balance rarely receives a lot of attention, but it's one of the four key components of fitness (the remaining triumvirate being aerobic ability, strength and flexibility). A person who is fit is strong in all of these areas. You may wonder why balance...
  • Recipe for Fitness Success

    Recipe for Fitness Success
    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—says...
  • 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...
  • 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...