Column | Jun 22, 2011 | 1:58 PM
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Column | Dec 27, 2010You 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.
Story | Nov 7, 2011 | 4:33 PM
Artist Ai Weiwei says thousands of supporters have donated more than $800,000 to help him pay off a tax bill and fine imposed by the Chinese government. An investor in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is suing over a theater fee.
Story | Dec 3, 2011 | 4:32 PM
How the Boston Symphony Orchestra changes over time.
Story | Dec 10, 2011 | 9:33 PM
James Levine will not be back the rest of this season or next season to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera. James Levine underwent surgery for a spinal injury after a fall in August.