| May 18, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Once tipping the scales at 412 pounds, commercial driver Glenn Horack now carries two precious things in his Peterbuilt truck to help with weight loss: His wife, Karla, — who keeps him honest — and a slow cooker.
But Horack, who has dropped...
| Sep 10, 2010
Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day.
Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
| Jul 16, 2010
What made Larry Brown's addiction acceptable was that it was, at least on the surface, good for him.
He was in his early 40s and running an impressive 50 miles a week. So what if it consumed him; if he thought about it even when his feet weren't...
| Jun 25, 2010
Let's start with a premise: There's a reason for sneakers. Pavement is hard. Heels get spurs, and shins get splints. So in order to run properly, you need shoes that soften the pounding blows with built-up heels and super-duper technology.
| May 26, 2010
This time of year, everyone is talking about their fitness goals for the summer. It's a pleasant reprieve from all the news about rising obesity levels and our nation's lack of attention to fitness, no doubt.
I get worried, however, when I hear about the...
| Aug 6, 2010
When Libby Jones, who is four months' pregnant, posted on Facebook that she was going to take a Zumba class, a comment immediately popped up:
"It will get your heart rate waaaay up there, so be careful!" To which Jones, 30, replied: "Oh, I didn't know...
| Apr 7, 2010
Christine Thorburg, also a physician, came to see my colleague Massimo Testa, M.D., and me after she had knee ligament reconstruction. She'd run cross-country in college and had done some recreational cycling at age 30, but that was about it. She asked us...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:08 PM
Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park.
The 5-year-old gelded son of Not For Love owes that in part to...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:32 AM
The indie film Answers to Nothing, directed by Matthew Leutwyler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Gillian Vigman, will be released in theaters nationwide Dec. 2, but will also be available on Video On Demand if it is not available theatrically in your...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Say what you will about Kate Gosselin - we couldn't run a marathon....
| Nov 8, 2011
| 4:36 PM
In the same club-level room where last year he had introduced Don Mattingly as the Dodgers’ new manager, owner Frank McCourt held a Tuesday morning meeting to address his employees for the first time since he announced he would be......