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Runners: Drop the goods; Experts say holding something in your hands is detrimental

Ben Opipari
Mar 24 2014 - 4:10pm

Running used to be a simple endeavor. All you needed was a shirt, shorts and shoes. Now, it's far more complicated. We are a nation of accessorizers, even in our exercise. We carry water bottles, music players, phones and activity trackers. And although we use them to make our runs easier, here's the bad news: They could be slowing us down.

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On health: 94-year-old still running; JFK's advice lives on

Nancy Szokan
Mar 3 2014 - 4:40pm

Canadian track star Olga Kotelko started late. At age 77, a dozen years after retiring as an elementary schoolteacher, she began running, jumping and throwing competitively. Now 94, she holds 26 track and field records. As Bruce Grierson points out in "What Makes Olga Run?" (Henry Holt and Co., 2014), she has won some of these titles because she...

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Power in your punch: Former Olympian shares workout

Vicky Hallett
Feb 17 2014 - 5:17pm

With her debut DVD, "Power Boxing Workout," 24-year-old flyweight Marlen Esparza, who brought home a bronze medal from the 2012 Olympics, introduces viewers to the technique and lingo of boxing and her training philosophy."It's how I throw punches. It's how I learned," says Esparza, who was drawn to her dad's favorite sport at the age of 11.With...

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VIDEO: Looking for time to work out? Take inspiration from these hardy souls

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 31 2013 - 11:19am

OGDEN -- In the past week, it's likely most of us have put off making New Year's resolutions, preferring to scarf down holiday treats and to play with new gifts.

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Exercise the best defense against brain drain

Christie Aschwanden, New Science
Dec 16 2013 - 5:24pm

It has long been accepted that exercise cuts the risk of heart disease, and recent studies suggest a raft of more general benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and even preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Now it seems that gym junkies can also expect a boost in brainpower, too.

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Yoga's good, but watch out for hip injuries

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 26 2013 - 10:08am

Orthopedic surgeons at the Mayo Clinic say they are seeing an increase in hip injuries among women.The injuries, known as femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI, stem from repeat grinding of the hip socket by the upper thigh bone. Women are disproportionately affected, due to their wider range of motion and elasticity, and often need more attention...

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VIDEO: Training for Labor Day -- and beyond

Kristen Hebestreet, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 28 2013 - 4:19pm

Unfortunately, pregnancy is not a nine-month pass to sit on the couch and eat.Labor nurse Shauna Cheshire says pregnancy is more like training for a marathon."Labor is an athletic event and we should treat it as such," she said. "You are committed to doing that event. You know the pregnancy will end. It's a question of whether you will drag...

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Some apps track what you’ve done

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Tim Davis wears his FitBit (green) and Nike FuelBand (black), devices he uses to track his physical activity and habits.

Annie Flaherty
Oct 21 2013 - 12:56pm

WASHINGTON -- Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?Turns out, there's an app or gadget to test all of that.

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Runners: Drop the goods; Experts say holding something in your hands is detrimental

Ben Opipari
Mar 24 2014 - 4:10pm

Running used to be a simple endeavor. All you needed was a shirt, shorts and shoes. Now, it's far more complicated. We are a nation of accessorizers, even in our exercise. We carry water bottles, music players, phones and activity trackers. And although we use them to make our runs easier, here's the bad news: They could be slowing us down.

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VIDEO: Looking for time to work out? Take inspiration from these hardy souls

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 31 2013 - 11:19am

OGDEN -- In the past week, it's likely most of us have put off making New Year's resolutions, preferring to scarf down holiday treats and to play with new gifts.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 31 2013 - 11:28am


VIDEO: Training for Labor Day -- and beyond

Kristen Hebestreet, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 28 2013 - 4:19pm

Unfortunately, pregnancy is not a nine-month pass to sit on the couch and eat.Labor nurse Shauna Cheshire says pregnancy is more like training for a marathon."Labor is an athletic event and we should treat it as such," she said. "You are committed to doing that event. You know the pregnancy will end. It's a question of whether you will drag...

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Love of pickleball quickly growing in Top of Utah

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Mary Ray, of Layton, lets a ball headed out of bounds go by as she plays the intermediate doubles championship match with her partner, Nadine McKay, during the Ogden Pickleball Association’s summer tournament last weekend at Mount Ogden Park in Ogden.

Stephanie Chambers
Jul 20 2011 - 11:26pm

OGDEN -- Pickleball is becoming a big deal around here, with a growing Ogden Pickleball Association, dedicated courts and the area's first pickleball tournament held last weekend.

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VIDEO: Looking for time to work out? Take inspiration from these hardy souls

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 31 2013 - 11:19am

OGDEN -- In the past week, it's likely most of us have put off making New Year's resolutions, preferring to scarf down holiday treats and to play with new gifts.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 31 2013 - 11:28am


VIDEO: Training for Labor Day -- and beyond

Kristen Hebestreet, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 28 2013 - 4:19pm

Unfortunately, pregnancy is not a nine-month pass to sit on the couch and eat.Labor nurse Shauna Cheshire says pregnancy is more like training for a marathon."Labor is an athletic event and we should treat it as such," she said. "You are committed to doing that event. You know the pregnancy will end. It's a question of whether you will drag...

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Love of pickleball quickly growing in Top of Utah

(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner) Mary Ray, of Layton, lets a ball headed out of bounds go by as she plays the intermediate doubles championship match with her partner, Nadine McKay, during the Ogden Pickleball Association’s summer tournament last weekend at Mount Ogden Park in Ogden.

Stephanie Chambers
Jul 20 2011 - 11:26pm

OGDEN -- Pickleball is becoming a big deal around here, with a growing Ogden Pickleball Association, dedicated courts and the area's first pickleball tournament held last weekend.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jul 20 2011 - 11:36pm


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