FITNESS ARTICLES

Think You Know What Being Aerobic Is?
Your Brain Might be Telling You One Thing, but Your Body is Saying Something Different
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Endurance Athletes: No Immunity from Heart Disease
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In Search of the Perfect Running Shoe
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UPDATE: Stretching versus Non-Stretching

Right Coast vs. Left Coast: Do You Run In Pain or Run to Have Fun?

Two runners, two writers, one from The New York Times, the other from the Los Angeles Times. The one on the East or Right Coast wrote about pain; the one on the West or Left Coast blogged about having fun during a half-marathon. Read more.

Want Speed? Slow Down!
Download an update of the classic article.

Are Women's Max Heart Rates Higher Than Men's?

Amenorrhea: A common problem for female athletes
A column by Coralee Thompson, M.D.

Heart Rate Variability and How It Helps with Training and Racing

The Sun: Vitamin D and Athletic Performance
-- How the sun can help your training and racing!

Joining a Gym?
Read Bill Katovsky's article first.

Sports Music: Your Brain & Athletic Body. William Katovsky Interviews Dr. Phil Maffetone
Currently, one of the hottest fields in medical science is research into the brain -- how it functions, what is consciousness and memory, biofeedback, behavior modification and prediction, and physical self-repair. It will also be the new frontier in sports medicine.


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Read Vera Stek's article, "Runner's High" with quotes from Dr. Phil on the phenomenon.
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What's in the Sports Forum?

Questions from athletes about training, nutrition, diet, heart rate monitoring and many other topics--and answers.

A Question from Virginia, USA: Why is no adjustment of the max aerobic heart rate necessary for different sports? Lactate threshold heart rates are typically 5-10 bpm slower from cycling than running, and swimming lactate threshold heart rates are typically 15 bpm slower than running. Wouldn’t it follow that the max aerobic heart rate should vary between sports as well?

More questions and answers in the Forum under Sports.