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Journal EntryGo to “workout hour!”
Hanging out with your friends doesn't have to be unhealthy.
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Journal EntryEat a PBJ post-workout
Want a great post-workout meal?
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Journal EntryFluid replacement during operations or exercise
Staying hydrated is important, but is there a "best" way to hydrate?
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Journal EntryJump rope for fitness
Jumping rope is a good way to maintain fitness, particularly in confined environments such as on board a ship. If the pace is fast, the energy expenditure can be similar to running.
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Journal EntryCount calories one step at a time
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Journal EntryTrain in warm weather to improve performance anytime
Science Daily reports on a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that indicates training in warm weather not only improves heat acclimation and performance in the heat, but also improves performance in cool conditions.
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Journal EntryExercise to avoid catching a cold or flu
A study shows that regular exercisers are less likely to fall sick with a cold or flu.
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Journal EntryThe barefoot running question
The book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall has been a primary catalyst for the rapid expansion of the population of “barefoot runners” over the past year.
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