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Exercise and Obesity
Rates of walking and cycling were analyzed in 14 countries. Rates were highest in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Spain, and lowest in the US, Australia, and Canada. Not surprisingly, the rates of diabetes and obesity were lowest in the countries where people did the most walking and cycling. (source: Am J Pub Health, Oct. 2010)

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Is That Really True?
If you don't know the answer to a question, how can you be certain that the information you're getting is correct? This is very important when it comes to fitness advice, as there are a lot of misconceptions out there. To learn more, read our review: "How Do I Know That's The Right Answer?"

Running Shoes
Running shoes have come a long way since Nike marketed the Cortez in 1972. Running shoes are now sophisticated orthopedic devices. It doesn't matter if you don't run competitively, you should have a good pair. Even walkers can benefit from wearing properly-fitted running shoes. To learn more about them read our review at: "Running Shoes"

Fluids and Electrolytes During Exercise
In the past, athletes and exercisers were encouraged to "drink as much as you can." Then, reports appeared of marathon runners developing "hyponatremia" (low sodium in the bloodstream). It's serious stuff.....several cases were fatal. So, how much should you drink during, and after, exercise? To find out, read: "Fluids and Electrolytes During Exercise"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "The Truth About Statins"
AUTHOR:  Roberts BH
LENGTH:  288 pages
LIST PRICE:  $7.99

If you think that statin-type cholesterol-lowering drugs are wonder drugs, you might want to read this book by cardiologist Barbara H. Roberts, MD. Read our review...

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