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  • Workouts at your workstation

    Workouts at your workstation
    You don't need to be a Mayo Clinic researcher to figure out that being glued to an office chair all day makes people fat, but that's what it took to start a revolution. A few years ago, the clinic's Dr. James Levine theorized that raising one's metabolism through low-level, daylong movement could burn at least as many calories as a conventional workout at the end of an inactive day. He proved it by grafting a treadmill to a desk — his test subjects got healthier and walked off dozens of pounds without breaking a sweat at a 1 mph pace. Naturally, that led to the Levine-designed $4,199 Steelcase Walkstation, followed by a host of lower-cost, move-while-you-work accessories, some of the best of which are reviewed below.
  • Forgot why you went upstairs? Don't worry — it's exercise!

    Forgot why you went upstairs? Don't worry — it's exercise!
    You know the feeling. You trudge up the stairs and can't remember why you're there. So back down the steps. Then . . . you remember. So you retrace your steps, kicking yourself for being such a dope. I was always mad at myself for all this wasted...

    Opera review: New 'Tosca' opens Metropolitan Opera season

    Women arrived at Lincoln Center on Monday night decked in flowing gowns, flashing jewels and patrician smiles. Men made sure their tuxedos didn???t obscure their oversized gold or platinum watches. A crowd came out to admiringly gawk at an aristocratic...

    Conductor James Levine out of commission until December

    James Levine, the ailing music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is having back surgery for a herniated spinal disc this week and has announced that he is withdrawing from conducting engagements this fall. The...

    Monster Mash: 'Lion King' heads to Singapore; Earhart hair just a thread; Levine talks injuries

    --Juggernaut: Julie Taymor's "The Lion King" is set to open at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore next year. (Variety) --Whoops: The International Women's Air and Space Museum in Cleveland has learned that what it believed to be a hair...