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  • 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,...
  • Exercise lowers blood pressure in kids, adults

    Exercise lowers blood pressure in kids, adults
    More and more kids are being diagnosed with what was once thought to be an almost exclusively adult malady: high blood pressure. These children join the large contingent of American adults — estimated to be 25 percent of the population — who...
  • Practice really does make perfect

    Practice really does make perfect
    Improving performance and reducing the risk of injury during exercise is not just a matter of building your strength or endurance. Efficient movement also plays a role, and that comes only with repetition. In that sense, practice does make perfect. When...
  • Keeping Fit on the Road

    Keeping Fit on the Road
    When summer vacations roll around, folks often leave their exercise routines behind with their cares. But studies show that after 10 to 20 days without exercise, most people begin to display symptoms of detraining on all physical fronts. So it's important...
  • Testing could save athletes young and old

    Testing could save athletes young and old
    It'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—...
  • Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration

    Avoid the Dangers of Dehydration
    When Tour de France cyclist Cadel Evans wanted to press on after fracturing his elbow in a fall in Stage 8, BMC Racing Team physician Max Testa, M.D., made the call. Seeing no risk of permanent damage, Testa gave Evans the green light. "It was a stable...
  • Does your doctor know you're an athlete?

    Does your doctor know you're an athlete?
    Despite the health profession clamoring for everyone to exercise, primary-care physicians are often responsible for quashing the very fitness efforts they purport to embrace. Many people report having gone to their personal physicians to seek treatment...
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  • Start weight loss with two-week diet

    Start weight loss with two-week diet
    If you're overweight, you're not alone. According to research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Losing weight is a goal of nearly everyone who exercises, and...
  • Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability

    Aerobic exercise boosts fat-burning ability
    Any exercise you do requires two things: muscle contraction and energy. You train your muscles with exercise, of course, but did you know you also train the mechanisms that provide the energy? All cellular activity is fueled by adenosine triphosphate, or...