Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTCalvert County will partner with the College of Southern Maryland to build the county's first indoor aquatic center, the Calvert commissioners announced this week.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTAmong the many benefits of serving as Crew Chief is the opportunity to investigate fitness matters I would never pursue for my own benefit -- for instance, the question of exercising during pregnancy, one of the queries we receive most frequently during our online chats. An Internet search on the topic yields pages of information, much of it (I learned) misleading, alarmist or wrong.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTClasses, Workshops and Seminars
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTAre you prone to sitting around soaking up the sun on a summer afternoon? Likely to while away a winter day channel-surfing? Haven't been on a stimulating hike or riveting boat ride in years, if ever? Are you basically lazy?
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTOne of the beauties of Prince William County is that it has almost all the eclectic restaurants of a big city without a drop of big-city pretension.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTRyland O. Chapman III likes to give his students at Glenelg Country School a handshake on their birthday and a pin shaped like a red dragon, the school's mascot.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTTwenty years ago, Liz Torbert of Cathedral Heights noticed she was shrinking.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTToday's maddening puzzler: Short on time as always, you enter the gym, dutifully warm up with 10 minutes of light cardio then hit the weights. You've heard you need rest between sets to maximize your strength training benefit. But the clock says you're late again. So: Do you skimp on the rest periods? Or do you cheat yourself out of a few exercises?
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT"I hate working out indoors," Dean Karnazes tells me as we jog along the bike path in Rock Creek Park on a cool, rainy, windy day. "I hit the gym now and then, but I'd always rather be outdoors."
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTOkay, you bought a treadmill a few months back and here it is, late March, and your routine is stale. That once-sleek, addictive toy has become the Dreadmill. Here's your ticket off the plateau.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTMoving Crew
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTCurves for Women circuit training gyms are among the stickiest fads in recent fitness history. But how much exercise does the workout really provide? An adequate but unspectacular amount, according to a small study conducted by university researchers on behalf of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). The typical workout burned off about as many calories as in half a Krispy Kreme.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTOften called the "lazy man's yoga," the Thai massage promotes longevity and flexibilty by manipulating the body into a series of yoga- like postures and stretches.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTHeart Matters
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTFitness advocate John F. Kennedy famously encouraged citizens to ask what they could do for their country. But here at The Moving Crew we dare to ask the tough, unpopular questions. Like: What is government doing for you? More to the point, what is the government doing to help a nation of increasingly inert, ill and overweight citizens? Is the proudly fit President, who so diligently protects his own exercise time, investing in our healthy activity, too?
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTThe FitNut program targets adolescent African American girls who are overweight or at risk for being overweight.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTMy alarm blared at 7:15 a.m. last Saturday. Outside temperature: 18 degrees. My mission: Running. I could have dozed on, but I rose, applied layers of high-tech outerwear and headed out. Why? I needed column material.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTPersonnel changes and visits to the Hill are part of a campaign to mend relations with the Bush administration and with congressional critics who have questioned Secretary General Kofi Annan's fitness to lead the organization.
Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMTDear Extra Credit: