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Health Risks and Metabolic Syndrome
A man with metabolic syndrome has the same risk of heart attack as a man who has already had one. However, as aerobic fitness increases, this risk decreases (Diabetes Care, Feb. 2005).

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

This update -- Version 3.0 -- offers more restaurants, over 5000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions.


Today's Featured Topics

Energy Bars
Nutrition bars, meal-replacement bars, energy bars....aren't they all the same thing? No, definitely not! If you're in the middle of a century ride or triathlon, you don't want something that contains fiber, minerals, or a lot of fat. To help keep them all straight, read our review: "Energy Bars"

Hiking Gear
Having the right gear on your hike can be the difference between an enjoyable (and safe!) hike and something much worse. There's a ton of cool stuff available. Here are some suggestions. Read our review...

Sports Creams
Sports creams are used regularly by athletes and non-athletes alike. But, many people -- even physicians and athletic trainers -- may not realize the potential toxicity of methyl salicylate, an ingredient found in many sports creams. Read the details in: "Sports Creams"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Food For Fitness"
AUTHOR:  Carmichael C, Rutberg J, Zawadzki K
LENGTH:  414 pages
LIST PRICE:  $25.95

For the average person, about 10% of daily calories should come from protein, and no more than 30% from fat. But, when you consume 6000-8000 calories per day, like Tour de France cyclists do, then these guidelines no longer apply. In "Food For Fitness", elite cyclist and coach Chris Carmichael reveals what serious athletes need to do to fine-tune their diet for optimum performance. Recommended reading for elite athletes and serious weekend warriors.
Read our review...

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