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Journal EntryThe hidden danger of extreme workouts
Are high-intensity fitness programs safe?
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Journal EntryWhich is better: 30 minutes of swimming or running?
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) has an interesting piece on which activity is better for you – swimming or running?
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Journal EntryKeeping fit while deployed at sea
Marines and sailors rely on creativity and enthusiasm to keep fit while at sea.
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Journal EntryWho wants to wear "toe shoes"?
Vibram’s line of FiveFingers shoes, or VFFs (also known as toe shoes), has become the most controversial item in military running.
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Journal EntryHigh-intensity versus long, steady workouts for losing weight
The Montreal Gazette examines this burning question.
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Journal EntryStudies look at the effect of running has on your knees
The October 13, 2010 Health section of the New York Times has an article discussing recent research on knees, arthritis and vigorous exercise.
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Journal EntryArmy recruit goes from couch potato to Warfighter
A former couch potato turned disciplined army recruit gets into fighting shape.
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Journal EntryOverweight recruits make it tough to fill military ranks
There have been a rash of articles in the news recently focusing on soldier fitness (or lack thereof).
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Journal EntryMilitary medical researchers develop blood for screening concussions or mild traumatic brain injury
Can a blood test detect a concussion or TBI?
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Journal EntryFollow-up article questions the validity of military's blood test screening for concussions/TBI
Wired Magazine questions the Army's research on concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
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