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New study: Organic does matter

Friday, July 11, 2014

Access to fresh fruits and vegetables doesn’t necessarily mean healthier eating habits. (Associated Press Photo)

PULLMAN, Wash.—The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.   The study looked at an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality... 

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Chris Blackwell teaches stretching exercises to Philip Rosell at the  JC in Albuquerque. Dean Hanson/Journal,

No Excuses: Be your best at 20, 30, 40 and beyond

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Chris Blackwell teaches stretching exercises to Philip Rosell at the JC in Albuquerque. Dean Hanson/Journal,

No matter the age, whatever the goal, fitness is an achievable and worthy pursuit: That’s the message personal trainers and their clients around Albuquerque offered for our “fit at age” roundup. No excuses are accepted, by the way. Never exercised before? Doesn’t matter. Age 85 with replacement parts and a bad back?... 

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Brady Lavigne of Albuquerque shows the “Ascend” trail running shoe from Mizuno ($104.99) along with “Red Chile” socks from Defeet ($9.99).
Coren Anderson of Albuquerque wears a Brooks “Run Happy EZ” tee ($33.99), a Brooks “PR” mesh skort ($51.99).

Feet first

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The fun socks (they have grippy stuff on the bottom) Jaime Dispenza/For the Journal

Mile after mile they stand – or, rather, move – between us and the pavement, absorbing tremendous force and impact. Yet often it’s not until runners suffer from blisters, pain, swelling or, worse yet, stress fractures that we start paying attention to our Herculean workhorses: our feet. To keep our feet healthy, several local foot and ankle specialists... 

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Get ready to saddle up

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Just like other athletes hone their bodies and minds away from their sport, riders need to work on specific muscle groups and skills – before they swing into the saddle. That holds true for serious equestrians in competition or causal riders hitting the trail. Even first-time riders will benefit from exercising before they get on horseback; they’re less likely to fall off.   That’s the message fitness expert... 

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Training through a race

The swim leg of a triathlon can be chilling. (AP File Photo)

The swim leg of a triathlon can be chilling. (AP File Photo)

Have you heard the term “training through a race.” What does this mean? I am training for the Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3, but I want to race a local Olympic Distance event this weekend? First, because I just want to race and secondly because you need to support the local... Read More


Gaining speed during a tough season

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Why can’t I improve my speed during the season? The truth is you can peak your speed and refine your race strategy to give yourself a chance to run faster off the bike. When an athlete races every twoweeks, the fitness levels actually declines, while the ability to race at higher speeds increases. When... Read More


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Dam to Dam run


The Dam to Dam Run is a must for any novice or seasoned runner. The run begins just west of Starbucks and Albertson’s (Academy and Tramway) and heads north — out and back — along the dam arroyos with scenic views of the city and majestic Sandia Mountains. The route includes a moderate climb (after […]


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Fun is biggest part of exercise success

Washington Park Biker

It’s a common rookie mistake, but plenty of diet-and-exercise veterans make it, too: With an act of will, you muster yourself to the gym or the track, and you gut your way through an arduous workout. When you sit down to dinner or go to the break room later that day, you say to yourself, […]


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Downshifting –Keeping on after an injury

Kathleen Stabler with No Limits Fitness Company works with Jane Cudney-Black  as she does a straight leg dead lift with a kettle bell working the lower back,hamstrings and glutes. Jim Thompson/Journal

Injuries can set you back, but offer an opportunity to focus better on your fitness goals


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10-Minute Fat Blaster


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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