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Eric Heiden

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  • 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...

  • Fitness More Than Mind Over Matter

    Fitness More Than Mind Over Matter
    This time of year, everyone is talking about their fitness goals for the summer. It's a pleasant reprieve from all the news about rising obesity levels and our nation's lack of attention to fitness, no doubt. I get worried, however, when I hear about the...
  • A personal trainer can be a good investment

    A personal trainer can be a good investment
    There are certain places you might expect to see a recommendation to hire a personal trainer — say, in a muscle-magazine ad or on late-night TV. But one of those places is probably not a publication by one of our nation's most venerated medical...
  • 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...
  • Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls

    Avoid These Weight-Loss Pitfalls
    Quite a buzz was generated this spring by a Harvard study showing that losing weight via exercise is more difficult than previously thought. One of the pitfalls was an insufficient amount of exercise. The study, published in the Journal of the American...
  • Experience the After-Burn

    Experience the After-Burn
    Many fitness programs promote the idea that you lose weight simply because you burn a certain number of calories while you're exercising. But you also continue to burn calories after you exercise. We call this phenomenon exercise after-burn. For the Tour...
  • Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise

    Breathe Life Into Off-Season Exercise
    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,...