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Blood Pressure During Weight-Lifting
The highest BP recorded during weight-lifting was an astonishing 480/350 mmHg. It was measured in the brachial artery of a male during leg press. (MacDougall JP, et al. 1985)

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

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Motivating Kids to Exercise with Technology
Sadly, many health problems seen in adults as a result of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are now beginning to appear in children and adolescents. Many blame the TV and video games. But, is it possible to get kids moving by using video games? The answer appears to be "yes"! Read about it in this fascinating review: "Motivating Kids to Exercise: Is Technology the Answer?"

Bicycle Seats
Riding a bike is great exercise. But, supporting most of your body weight on a bicycle seat (saddle) can definitely cause some medical problems. Manufacturers have come out with a variety of new designs in attempt to take pressure off of the body's center line. Read more about it in our review: "Bicycle Seats"

Sunscreens and the Athlete
Some athletes spend a lot of time in the sun: cyclists, marathoners, triathletes, beach volleyball players, tennis players. It's important to use sunscreens that block UV-A rays as well as UV-B rays. This review will explain the best ingredients and how to use sunscreens properly. see: "Sunscreens and the Athlete"...

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Core Performance Endurance"
AUTHOR:  Verstegen M, Williams P
LENGTH:  238 pages
LIST PRICE:  $27.95

Mark Verstegen is a nationally-recognized trainer. He runs a training facility for serious athletes in Tempe, Arizona and writes a column for Men's Health magazine. This is his third book in this series. In "Core Performance Endurance" Verstegen recommends that elite endurance athletes incorporate strength training and more rest and recovery in their training regimens. Many athletes who do that will likely see a dual benefit: improved performance and reduced injuries. Read more...

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