Fitness and Health

Amount of Calories Burned by Different Sports

The fine folks over at Nutristrategy have calculated the calories burned per hour of various sports and athletics. Below is the list of how many calories are burned from performing each sport or activity.

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10 Reasons Why Running Sucks Even More Than You Already Think It Does

A friend of mine recently posted an article on facebook by HelloGiggles.com titled, “10 Reasons Running Doesn’t Suck As Much As You Think”. Upon reading it I immediately knew a counterpoint must be written.

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10 Fitness Fads for Tennis Players

Tennis players often look to fitness to enhance their game. CrossFit, P90x, Pilates, boot camps, ballet barre…how many different ways to exercise are there? How many are just passing fitness fads? How does one even choose? There are endless ways with hardcore loyal believers in each of them. Here are a few that are getting […]

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Finding Relief From Tennis Elbow

It’s easy to blow off initial soreness, but as pain gravitates to the outside middle of the playing arm, discomfort makes it nearly impossible to, say, grab a half gallon of milk out of the refrigerator. Tennis is basically out of the question, rendering a pastime to a past life.

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How Much Water Is Enough?

Water constitutes about two-thirds of muscle tissue, 25 percent of fatty tissue and acts within each cell to transport nutrients and dispel waste. It regulates body temperature to allow heat to evaporate from the body in the form of sweat. In one hour of exercise, the body can lose more than a quart of water, depending on air temperature and the intensity of exercise.

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Review: Shakti Vinyasa Power Yoga Studio

Last November, I signed up for the Intro Series at Shakti Vinyasa in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood…mainly because it was nearby. I thought I would try it and see how it goes. Before starting yoga I imagined a room full of people sitting for hours with their hands together going “Ooooooooommmmmmm” while listening to music featuring sitars. Thankfully this is not the case. Well, part of the case but my initial concerns proved wildly inaccurate.

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Tennis First Aid – Eye injury

The folks at Boing Boing shared some medical advice originally posted on Slate. Q: What should I do if my eyeball pops out of its socket?

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