September 2013 Articles

September 3, 2013
It's the most wonderful time of the year.  Football season is back, which means pre-game tailgating! There are hundreds of articles about how to host a tailgate party—what to bring, the food to eat,...
September 3, 2013
Strength training is absolutely appropriate for kids, starting around age 7. Whoa! Kids in the gym, lifting weights? That can’t be good for their little bodies, can it? My neighbors’ mechanics’ wife’s son’s babysitter...
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September 3, 2013
What is it? A stroke is a disease that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. This lack of blood flow causes brain cells to die because they stop getting the oxygen...
September 3, 2013
When I was in school, I sat on the last row, just behind a girl who wore a small, pink ribbon in her hair every single day. My desk was directly in the center...
September 3, 2013
Upon warm-up, I was struck by the size of the course: Wide roads, towering buildings, and huge, illuminated billboards made the women's field and me look and feel tiny. On Saturday, jarring engine roars gave way to the whisper of carbon wheels and delicate clicking...
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September 3, 2013
Extreme endurance races offer the chance for racers to experience an adventure, but danger is inherent to any real adventure. Extreme endurance races are growing in participation every year, but many people are concerned...
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September 3, 2013
As we become more connected by technology, let’s not forget to unplug every once in awhile and take care of the mind/body connection that makes us who we are. In this year’s Mind/Body Guide,...
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September 3, 2013
It is very rare in nature to find muscles that are vertical; the majority of muscles throughout the body either have a horizontal or diagonal orientation. This means that our functional, global movements are...
September 3, 2013
Are you looking for better health, more energy and less stress? Do you want to fight obesity, strengthen your core and restore your balance so you don’t slip and fall easily? The Z-Energy Wake Up Exercise...
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September 3, 2013
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and having healthy, strong nails can often be overlooked. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your at-home manicures...
September 3, 2013
You’re an athlete. You love your sport. The people who encourage you and keep you going mean the world to you. Competing with other athletes or with your own record fuels your passion. Testing...
September 3, 2013
Assignment: “I’d like for you to float for an hour in a shallow tank of water that has about 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in it. Oh, and by the way, there will...
September 3, 2013
There's a news story that has recently gone viral about a female runner who was captured on film pooping in someone's yard…more than once! Like any normal suburban-dwelling, Whole Foods-eating fitness addict, my first...
September 3, 2013
With summer officially in the past and school back in session, it’s a safe assumption that for most kids, sand volleyball season is over. While these kids are probably missing the sand and casual...
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September 3, 2013
In the open water swimming world, Lynne Cox is indisputably one of the sport’s greatest. Known for her record-setting feats in water temperatures in which most humans couldn’t survive—let alone swim—there are few people...
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September 3, 2013
The inner cool associated with yoga does not, on the surface, seem to compliment the fiery power associated with competitive athletics. But combining these disciplines improves flexibility, increases focus, and prevents injury. Although the...
September 3, 2013
Summer is the perfect time for potato salad, and this month’s recipe is a delicious twist on the classic dish. Nutrition Calories: 160 Protein: 4 g Fat: 4.5 g Fiber: 3 g Cholesterol: 0...
September 3, 2013
What do you do when you’re a former elite athlete whose physical abilities are limited by chronic injuries? And how do you restore your inner peace after waging a battle with cancer? For Christine...
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