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Death Rate Due to CVD
In 2006, in the US, an adult died of some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 38 seconds. By 2013, very little improvement had been made: 1 death every 40 seconds (source: AHA Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics)

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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

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"

Energy Bars
Nutrition bars, meal-replacement bars, energy bars....aren't they all the same thing? No, definitely not! If you're in the middle of a century ride or triathlon, you don't want something that contains fiber, minerals, or a lot of fat. To help keep them all straight, read our review: "Energy Bars"

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:  "Caffeine for Sports Performance"
AUTHOR:  Burke L, Desbrow B, Spriet L
LENGTH:  205 pages
LIST PRICE:  $18.95

Authors Burke, Desbrow, and Spriet review current science on how caffeine affects athletic performance in "Caffeine for Sports Performance". It was published in 2013. Read our review...

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