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Keep Your Feet Happy, Every Day

What feels better than stepping outside into the spring air after a long, cold winter stuck inside your house? If you have tired, achy feet, staying on the couch might feel a lot better. But with advances in comfortable footwear, that walk in the park can feel a lot more like, well, a walk in […]

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Core Strength

Pilates builds strength, flexibility and endurance.   Want to flatten your tummy, strengthen those shoulder blades, and build better posture? Pilates might just be the thing for you. Pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates in the mid-1920s, pilates builds strength, flexibility and endurance without adding bulk to muscles or increasing risk of injury. Pilates has […]

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Why Do Golf Balls Have Dimples?

Accidental discovery is why golf balls travel farther than any other ball.   Last fall, we asked you, our readers, to submit sport-related questions you wanted answered. Out of the many responses, we chose one from Alex Wheatley of Flushing, Michigan. Alex wanted to know why golf balls have dimples. The simple answer is that […]

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The Cubs vs. The Curse

The baby bears bested a goat and brought a championship to Chicago.   It was September 2016 and the Chicago Cubs were cruising toward a National League Central title with the best record in baseball and an insurmountable lead. The Cubbies looked like a sure bet for a pennant and World Series title. Yet their […]

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A Better Game Awaits

New Equipment From Leading Manufacturers Can Help You Improve Your Score.   For golfers, there’s nothing like the prospect of spring. After hours in the gym and the indoor range, studying golf magazines and watching instructional videos, we’re ready to take the game to the course. To help you improve both your score and your […]

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Make Your Own Madness

A Guide to Home Basketball System.   Everyone who’s shot at a hoop in the driveway has done it. You shoot a 3-pointer, trying to replicate one of the most exciting plays in all of sports: the buzzer-beater. THREE! TWO! ONE! And everyone screams out the iconic final horn sound.   As spring gets into […]

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Five Spring Stars

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Some of the great joys of spring line the produce aisles of you local produce store or farmers market. Along with the delicious spring harvest comes some great opportunities to up the nutrition content of your diet, while enjoying it more! Fresh, seasonal produce reaps the most nutritional value. We’ve […]

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Sleep

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Busy schedules, stress, family, and medical issues can wreak havoc on your sleep schedule. Four common problems that arise from lack of needed sleep are depression, memory loss, weakened immune system, and a lower tolerance for pain. Now, recent research indicates that the health costs of sleep deprivation is greater […]

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Children and Cardiovascular Health

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We have watched with dismay in the last 30 years as the rates of childhood obesity more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents. Now we find there is more to this story. Recently published studies have found that kids are about fifteen percent less aerobically fit than their […]

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Memory Walks

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Do your brain a favor … make walking a part of your regular routine! Evidence that regular walking benefits brain health continues to pile up. If you’re not a walker, this should convince you to start!   A recent study from The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois involving […]

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