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High Intensity Exercise
New research is showing that short bursts of exercise (ie., several minutes), if performed at a relatively high intensity, can provide the same cardiovascular benefits as sustained exercise at moderate intensity.

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Today's Featured Topics

Exertional Rhabdomyolysis
Exertional rhabdomyolysis is the medical term for a severe muscle injury resulting from an exercise session that is too intense. It doesn't matter if you are sedentary, a weekend warrior, or an elite athlete. It can strike anyone who works a muscle group too hard. Learn more about this serious condition in: "Exertional Rhabdomyolysis"

Sports Drinks and Recovery Drinks
Recently, a new category of sports beverage has been marketed: "recovery" drinks. What's the difference? The simplest distinction is that recovery drinks contain protein, whereas other sports drinks don't. These products can get a little confusing. Read our review at: "Sports Drinks and Recovery Drinks"

Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?
Some may not equate balance with fitness, however balance is an important goal of an exercise plan, especially for older clients. Falls are the #1 cause of hip fracture in the elderly; balance training can help to prevent falls. Read more about it in: "Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Everyone's Guide To Distance Running"
AUTHOR:  Williamson N
LENGTH:  436 pages
LIST PRICE:  $16.95

Calling "Everyone's Guide To Distance Running" a "book" doesn't seem fair...."encyclopedia" might be a better description. It's over 400 pages long and is crammed with everything you want to know about distance running. Author Norrie Williamson is a former Scottish rugby player who has competed in more 100 ultra endurance events, including the 56-mile Comrades Marathon in South Africa. He once set a record for the most miles run on a treadmill in 24 hours.
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