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  • Exercise May Reduce the Risk of Colds and Flu

    Things are heating up for those of us headed to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I am looking forward to being there as team physician for the U.S. Speedskating team. In that role, I take care of team members' injuries and their basic medical needs....
  • Shani Davis, unplugged, after stunning loss

     
    Shani Davis was classy in defeat, paying tribute to 1,500-meter gold medalist, Dutch speedskater Mark Tuitert. “Today, I crowned him the king of speedskating,” said Davis, who won the silver. “To me, the 1,500 is a kings race.” Davis talked......
  • Shani Davis wins silver medal in men's 1,500-meter speedskating

     
    In an upset, Shani Davis, the reigning world champion and world-record holder in the men's 1,500-meter long-track speedskating, won the silver medal, not the gold, in that event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Saturday. The gold medal went to......
  • Racing against history: Shani Davis vs. Eric Heiden

     
    In a theoretical head-to-head 1,500-meter speedskating competition, current world-record holder Shani Davis would beat famed 1980 Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden by 14.4 seconds, nearly half a lap....
  • How to Get Your Own Gold Medal High

    How to Get Your Own Gold Medal High
    The 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...
  • Sarah D. Morris: a love affair with short-track speedskating

     
    Apolo Anton Ohno tied for the most medals won by an American Winter Olympian on Saturday. His longevity in short-track speedskating has helped give the sport added popularity around the world. Wednesday, Ohno can become the most decorated American Winter....
  • Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?

    Which Sport Fits Your Body Type?
    As 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...
  • Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance

    Strategic Rest Key to a Powerful Performance
    As anticipation for the Olympic Games in Vancouver reaches a crescendo, many assume the athletes are also in a frenzy. They picture speedskater Shani Davis or alpine skier Lindsey Vonn putting in the hardest workouts of their lives in the days leading...
  • Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling

    Maximize Fitness Gains Through Scheduling
    At 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...
  • Shani Davis will not compete in every individual speedskating event at Olympics

     
    American speedskater Shani Davis, who is favored to win multiple gold medals at next month's Winter Olympic Games, will not be competing in all five individual events. Davis had initially planned to become the first American since Eric Heiden to......
  • 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....