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Calvert to Get Indoor Pool After Long Wait

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Calvert County will partner with the College of Southern Maryland to build the county's first indoor aquatic center, the Calvert commissioners announced this week.



The Pregnant Question: How to Exercise?

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Among 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.



CALENDAR

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Classes, Workshops and Seminars
ADOPTION
May 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac. A seminar, sponsored by the Datz Foundation, for anyone interested in international or domestic adoptions. To learn more, call 703-242-8800...



A World of Fun in Prince George's County

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Are 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?



Where the City Meets the Country

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

One 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.



Glenelg Country Marks Half-Century of Growth

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Ryland 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.



Something of a Stretch

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Twenty years ago, Liz Torbert of Cathedral Heights noticed she was shrinking.



Don't Just Rest Between Sets -- Do Something

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Today'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?



At Play With a Madman

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."



On the Treadmill: Keep Hope Alive

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Okay, 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.



This Week In Health

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Moving Crew
Measuring Curves University researchers explore the fitness question of the 21st century: Just how much good does a Curves circuit workout do, anyhow? F3



Calculating the Curves

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Curves 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.



Feeling the Pull of Thai Massage

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Often 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.



This Week In Health

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Heart Matters
Arterial Procedure: A Clearer View A device used to clean arteries during a heart attack doesn't improve patient outcomes. F2



Does Bush Put His Budget Where His BMI Is?

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Fitness 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?



Making Girls Fit

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

The FitNut program targets adolescent African American girls who are overweight or at risk for being overweight.



Out of the Running? Friends Can Help

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

My 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.



Repairing Ties With U.S. Is Key, U.N. Officials Say

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Personnel 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.



Passing P.E. Can Be (Almost) No Sweat

Thu, 5 May 2005 16:08:33 GMT

Dear Extra Credit:
Why are freshmen not allowed in the National Honor Society?