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2009-08-31 15:05:02

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Baby Jogger City Mini strollers due to a fall hazard. About 41,000 jogging strollers were imported from China by Baby Jogger LLC of Richmond, Va., and sold nationwide from November 2007 through July 2009 for $220 to $400. The restraining belt buckle could break or unlatch, posing a threat to a child in the stroller, the commission said. The strollers come in a variety of colors, but all include the words City Mini...

2009-08-05 13:59:25

Italian authorities said a woman who collected a state disability pension by claiming she was a complete invalid was caught jogging with her dog. Police in the city of Monteforte Irpino said the 62-year-old woman was being monitored by police for some time before her arrest July 29. She had been repeatedly seen jogging with her dog and tilling land on her farm, ANSA reported Wednesday. The woman, who had received a state disability pension as well as state support for a personal caregiver,...

2009-03-29 13:34:14

A Florida man who developed a cult following through years of running says reaching his 100,000-mile milestone may mark the start of a second chance in life. Robert Raven Craft, 58, of Miami Beach who was expected to run his 100,000th mile Sunday, said after 34 years of relentless jogging, he may use his milestone as an impetus for serious life changes, The Miami Herald reported. ''People ask if I have any regrets, and to be honest, I do,'' Craft said. "I've been doing this for a while and I...

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2008-12-11 15:40:00

People who use weight training to ease their lower back pain are better off than those who choose other forms of exercise such as jogging, according to a University of Alberta study. The study, done in conjunction with the University of Regina, showed a 60 per cent improvement in pain and function levels for people with chronic backache who took part in a 16-week exercise program of resistance training using dumbbells, barbells and other load-bearing exercise equipment. In contrast, people...

2008-12-01 04:20:00

SCHERERVILLE, Ind., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Question. What would happen if we could clone running with a strength and muscle-building exercise? The fitness world would certainly never be the same. 1. Gyms with their high membership fees would have to close. 2. Phony exercise infomercials and their gurus would be non-existent. 3. We would never have to spend another dime on our fitness goals. The fitness industry's take-home pay is now estimated at 35 billion dollars annually, yet they...

2008-11-24 08:58:29

A deer struck by a car outside the city of Guelph, Ontario, was thrown on top of a passing jogger, but the man wasn't injured, police said. The car was traveling on a road outside a preservation park Sunday when the deer bolted in front of it, police said. The animal, thrown from the vehicle, knocked down an unidentified 38-year-old man who was jogging on the sidewalk by the forested area, the Guelph Mercury reported. The jogger declined medical attention. The unidentified driver of the car...

2008-09-02 12:00:06

By CARY ASPINWALL It's what you're burning when you're not at the gym that counts Slow and steady doesn't win the race when it comes to cardiovascular exercise and weight loss. Short bursts of high- intensity intervals mixed into your usual cardio routine will give you better results faster, said Clint Howard, exercise physiologist and owner of Fitness Together locations in south Tulsa and Bixby. "Most people are kind of old school -- they think you're supposed to do long, slow cardio...

2008-09-01 12:00:14

A NEW men's city jogging group has been set up. The group, which will meet at The Annexe in Stewartville Street, will be part of the jogging network of Men's Health Forum Scotland and jogscotland. Leader Steven Kendrick said: "Unlike many running clubs it is aimed at beginners, will be suitable for men of all ages and is free to join. The focus will be on having fun and building fitness. For more info, e-mail stevenjameskendrick@ ntlworld. com. Originally published by Newsquest Media...

2008-08-15 09:00:21

By DOUG KREUTZ "Interval training is a great fat-burning workout." Fred Harvey Director of track and field and cross-country at the University of Arizona Elite athletes offer two words of wisdom to those of us who want to rev up our workouts and make big fitness gains: Interval training. It's a technique - suitable for runners, cyclists, swimmers and others - that calls for alternating bursts of high-intensity effort with intervals of lighter activity. Athletes credit the method...

2008-08-05 06:00:10

By Doug Kreutz, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Aug. 5--Elite athletes offer two words of wisdom to those of us who want to rev up our workouts and make big fitness gains: Interval training. It's a technique -- suitable for runners, cyclists, swimmers and others -- that calls for alternating bursts of high-intensity effort with intervals of lighter activity. Athletes credit the method with increasing aerobic capacity, building speed, burning fat and reducing boredom. "Interval...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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