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Physical Activity and Dementia
A 5-yr study of elderly subjects (mean age 75 yrs) showed that those who were most active during the day (doing chores, etc.) had the lowest rate of cognitive impairment (Arch Intern Med, 2011).

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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.

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

Pain Medications and the Athlete
Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike use pain meds for minor aches and pains. But what are the recommendations on how to use them properly? These questions, and more, are discussed in our review: "Pain Medications and the Athlete"

Measuring Fitness: Body Composition
Many people are concerned about their weight. However, measuring your body fat and BMI provide a lot more useful information than simple body weight. Learn more about this topic in: "Measuring Fitness: Body Composition"

The Power of Suggestion
You're too smart to fall for the claims made in infomercials, right? What about marketing claims for dietary supplements? Even highly-educated people can be fooled quite easily by their own beliefs and expectations. This affects what they think about the effectiveness of a product. Read more about this important topic in: "Don't Underestimate the Power of Suggestion"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Bigger Faster Stronger"
AUTHOR:  Shepard G
LENGTH:  209 pages
LIST PRICE:  $21.95

This book is mainly intended for serious athletes. According to the Intro, more than 9000 high schools have implemented the Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) Program. And more than 300 of those high schools have won state championships in football after participating in BFS clinics. This book is easy to read and contains a ton of black-and-white photos of athletes (of various ages) demonstrating specific technics.

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