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Who knew? Spring flu

Friday, April 4, 2014

The intrepid sun has finally beaten the frost into reluctant retreat. The croci have gathered enough confidence to venture their tender shoots outside the earth’s blanket. After months of hibernation, you step outside to take a deep breath of warm, sweet, fresh air and . Hack. Wheeze. Gasp. Shiver. Moan. Back to bed you go. Influenza B, the annual spring flu, is on the rise. With its cruel sense of timing, the virus has hit the nation with slightly more virulence than usual. “Influenza B is theoretically a milder disease than influenza A,” said Neil Fishman, an infectious-disease... 

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How many times must we tell you? Eat your veggies

Thursday, April 3, 2014

People who eat seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day may reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consume less than one portion, according to a new study by British researchers who tracked the eating habits of more than 65,000 people for 12 years. The study, released Monday evening in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, found that at any point over that period, people who ate seven or more portions of fruits and vegetables dropped their risk of death from cancer by 25 percent and from cardiovascular... 

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Mammogram risk higher than once thought

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mammography’s benefits are substantial, but its potential harms may be greater than previously realized, which should prompt physicians and patients to make decisions about the screening test based on women’s individual risks and preferences, researchers concluded in a study Tuesday.   Lydia Pace and Nancy Keating, both associated with Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said women should move away from guidelines that call for them to begin having mammograms at a particular age — 40, in many cases — and be screened at frequent intervals. Instead, they should... 

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North Korea Pyongyang Marathon

Runners of the world, unite

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap.   Tourism companies say they are getting inundated by requests to sign up for the April 13 event, which this year will include amateur runners from around the world. The race includes a full marathon — with a handful of world-class, invitation-only athletes — a half marathon and a 10-kilometer run.   The opening of the race to recreational runners is in keeping with the North’s... 

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This is a tri-geek vacation

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The alarm went off at 5 a.m. I really could have used a few more hours under the heavy down comforter. Once I discovered sleeping with the windows open and a heavy blanket, I am sleeping so well. My wife isn’t happy with a ultra cold room, but it is my therapy. When I don’t get my 8 plus hours, I can still feel yesterday’s workout. The joys of aging, recovery becomes a true process. Back to 5 a.m. and the kids are running wild and Heather is reminding me we have... Read More

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When enough is enough

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Being a swim parent allows me the opportunity to watch young athletes, like a scientist observing their rats in a lab. I know, how cruel to view children as an experiment, but it is the best way to gauge race results based on practice times and regulated volumes. I have known for a long time that consistency of training yields immediate results. We talk about the newer athlete making huge gains within the first few months. Of course, the training plan has a impact, but when an... Read More

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Santa Fe Century May 18

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Come with us on Santa Fe’s 29th Annual Ride.   Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, across the mineral rich Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains, across the Estancia Valley through the villages of Cedar Grove and Stanley […]

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As city cycling grows, so does bike tax temptation

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Chicago, a lone cyclists navigates the bike path along Lake Michigan at the North Ave. beach. An early bone-zapping blast of snow and ice hasn't stopped a surprising number of cyclists from spinning through the slush in Chicago this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. A city councilwoman's recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike lanes and bike programs a signature issue, believing it makes downtown an attractive place for bright young people and innovative companies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven’t stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. The snow-clearing operation is just the latest attention city […]

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As seen in FIT

Mix and match

Heather Winkeljohn demonstrates The Front Kick with the help of Nohime Dennisson holding the bag at Wink's Gym on December 10, 2013:

Starting position: Right  foot forward and left foot back. Movement: Push off the ground on your right leg, picking up your left knee and kicking left foot forward so that your heel or the ball of your foot makes contact with your target.  Return to starting position.
Benefit: Demands effort from your quadricep and gluteal muscles. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Combining kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and Japanese wrestling, MMA is a power workout

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10-Minute Fat Blaster

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Let’s resolve not to use the “I’m too busy” excuse not to exercise any more! Cedar McCrary, owner of Cedar Fit Personal Training and Bootcamp in Albuquerque, says exercise is like other maintenance you must perform. “Are you too busy to change the oil in your car? Too busy to brush your teeth and wash […]

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