Renovated UO Student Rec Center Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — No excuses for for students at the University of Oregon resolving to exercise in 2015. Back from the holiday break, a new rec center awaits them. University staff is holding a grand opening Monday, giving tours and showing off the new building. Lots of people are using the facilities, which is why … Continue reading »

Top Treadmills and Ellipticals

(CONSUMER REPORTS) —  You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons  people skip their workouts. Consumer Reports just tested treadmills and ellipticals for your home, which will save you commute time to the gym. But you want one that you’ll keep using for years to come. Consumer … Continue reading »

Marathons: Train Without Pain

EUGENE, Ore. – Running season is just beginning and if you’re training for a race, local doctors want to make sure you cross the finish line injury-free. Running a marathon is a challenging and ambitious goal so you may think you’re doing the right thing by training hard, but doctors say doing too much too … Continue reading »

Turn Down the Heat for Weight Loss

(CNN) — Trying to lose a few pounds? Don’t have time for the gym? Well, one research paper says that along with diet and exercise, turning down the thermostat may help trim your waistline. We tend to keep the temperatures at home and work fairly constant from day to day and season to season. But … Continue reading »

Doctors Explain Exercise Benefits

(CNN) — If you want to live longer, stay leaner, boost your mood, and keep your mind young, grab your tennis shoes and get moving. Try this weekly exercise prescription from the Cleveland Clinic. Get 30 minutes of resistance training a week. “General physical activity, 10,000 steps a day, 20 minutes, three times a week … Continue reading »

Exercising in the Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — The wet weather certainly didn’t discourage runners, from getting out. A number of people Monday said they don’t care it if it’s raining, they still brave the cold to get a good run in. Runners say there’s never going to be a perfect time to run during the fall and winter in … Continue reading »

Staying Smart as You Age

(CNN) — You may be getting older, but don’t fret–you can help keep your brain young with some simple lifestyle changes. “A moderate amount of exercise, eating well, managing your stress,” said Dr. William Hu, Emory Neurologist. Exercising three to five times a week increases blood flow to the brain, which keeps it working smarter … Continue reading »

Exercising in the Air

(CNN) — You don’t have to be a circus performer to glide through the air with the greatest of ease and get a great workout at the same time. A new high flying fitness trend called aerial fitness is a combination of dance and strength training while hanging in the air. “It takes you back … Continue reading »

Walking After Meal Reduces Diabetes Risk

(CNN) — Going for a walk after you eat may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, scientists say, especially if you’re older. Moving helps control blood sugar levels, which is important for keeping diabetes at bay. Researchers at George Washington University had a small group of older Americans go for a short walk a … Continue reading »

What to Eat for Your Workout

(CNN) — Before running a half marathon last year, Gouthami Rao consulted a dietitian to create the best diet for her training. “Striking a bigger balance between carbs and protein, which I think is a huge battle for pretty much everybody when they eat,” Rao said. So why do protein and carbs pack the right … Continue reading »

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