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Tribune Media ServicesThe athletes in the Winter Olympics have repeatedly displayed athletic exhilaration that goes beyond winning. Folks who feel that intense love of exercise have "engaged the dopamine reward pathway," according to Michael Lardon, M.D., an award-winning...
Tribune Media ServicesPeople 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....
Tribune Media ServicesAs you watch the Winter Olympics, it's easy to see that no single body type represents the "ideal" athlete. Folks in ski jumping, short track speedskating and freestyle skiing tend to bulge with muscle, while those in the biathlon and Nordic combined tend...
Tribune Media ServicesAt 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...
Tags: Fatigue, Yoga, Swimming, Sports, Speed Skating
Associated PressVANCOUVER, British Columbia - Boxed out by the South Koreans, with all hope of a medal appearing lost, Apolo Anton Ohno could only count on the freakishness of short track to pull it out. When two skaters ahead of him went sliding into the padding,...
Tribune Media ServicesLonger 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...
Tags: Physiology, Science, Sports, Adults, Obesity
Christine Thorburg, a physician, came to see my colleague Max Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us to...
Tribune Media ServicesThe 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...
Tribune Media ServicesIt's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
Tribune Media ServicesThis 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...
Tags: Surgery, Sports, Obesity, Orthopedic Surgery, Marathon
Tribune Media ServicesWeight 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...
Tags: Plastic Surgeons, Weight Loss, Weightlifting, Surgery, Sports
The biological life span of any species is roughly six times the stretch between birth and maturity. Using this formula, the human life span is about 120 years, which is borne out in the record books. The oldest people who have ever lived all topped out...
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