| Feb 1, 2012
| 1:49 PM
During an exercise session, vigorous cardiovascular workouts such as running or biking can typically torch more calories than resistance or strength training.
But what happens once the workout is over?
Exercise scientists have long debated the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29.
Vigorito asked Joan Benoit...
| Oct 3, 2011
In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type hailstorm in Calgary, and my little Acura got hammered. Now I drive a car that looks like it has cellulite.
I'm cheap, and I don't need an overpriced and rapidly depreciating midlife-crisis-mobile to boost my...
| Oct 17, 2011
You drew me to your website with promises of rapid muscle gain and even faster fat loss. I know we're friends because that's the first thing I saw at the top of your home page: "Dear Friend." That makes it official, doesn't it?
And now I'...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:37 PM
It's hard to appreciate just how large Bryant McKinnie truly is unless you've stood next to him.
McKinnie weighs upward of 350 pounds and stands just three inches short of being seven feet tall. He's not fat, despite what you have heard. He's just...
| May 16, 2011
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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,...