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  • 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'...
  • 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...