| Feb 9, 2012
Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola from MTV's "Jersey Shore" is known, along with her castmates, as a party girl.
On TV, she's been a part of much drama while the cast has stayed in Seaside Heights, N.J.; Florence, Italy; and Miami Beach. The fifth season,...
| Feb 9, 2012
Endurance training is “one of the worst forms of exercise there is,” Dr. Joseph Mercola recently wrote in his online newsletter.
Mercola, who operates a popular alternative health Web site and runs a supplement business, cited a recent...
| May 2, 2011
Forrest Gump discovered his passion for running on the spur of the moment, when a bunch of Alabama bullies were chasing him and his leg braces broke off. But for most of us, developing a commitment to running, cycling or some other form of exercise...
| Aug 22, 2011
You're so vain. You probably think this column is about you.
Carly Simon may be down on vanity, but I'm cool with it, so long as you don't go off the deep end. (I'm talking to you, Heidi Montag.) The desire to look good can be a powerful motivator for...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:05 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tempted to join the barefoot running craze?
Begin with baby steps, experts say. Turning those tender feet into all-terrain vehicles takes time.
"The question isn't whether you can become barefoot walker or runner. The question is...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Who needs an ambulance when you can actually run to the hospital? That's exactly what one man did. His is a story of surprise and survival. A marathon runner in seemingly perfect health having a heart attack. And believe it or not, doctors say the sport...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:54 PM
It's no secret that childhood obesity is a major problem in the United States. In fact, over the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Given the advancements in science and medicine during that same time frame, not to mention improvements...
| Oct 31, 2011
On a recent beautiful and sunny day, I strolled into my local gym to lift some weights. The gym is near Nose Hill Park, which is one of the largest municipal parks in North America. It has majestic views of the city of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains,...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Sep 5, 2011
Welcome to another exciting installment of Fun With Math!
Today we're going to use basic addition and subtraction to show how running is better than walking for fat loss, no matter what your doctor says. I have no idea where the myth that walking a...
| Sep 12, 2011
When I was 22, my boyfriend "Jim" asked me to take a little exercise class with him at the local junior college. At the time, I had no idea that this simple request would mean so much to me 28 years later.
I still can't figure out what possessed me to...