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Read about current health, fitness, and human performance related topics.

Sleep is important for your health

Bad news for night owls. Their risk of early death is 10% higher than for early risers, study finds - http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-night-owl-death-20180412-story.html

Are you an night owl or morning lark? According to this study, the combination of the two may not be good for your health. Like a regular exercise program, it is also important to get regular and enough sleep.

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Lifestyle habits - You are in control

In my previous blog, I referenced a study and article discussing the 5 factors for living a healthy life. They were: nutritious diet, maintain healthy weight, not smoking, drinking in moderation and exercising 30 minutes per day.

What is nice about these lifestyle habits is that each one is under our control.

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There is hope for damaged knees!

When the cure for osteoarthritis is found, it will save society billions of dollars and bring the knee replacement industry to a screeching halt. However, as the scientists and researchers look for this elusive cure what can we do to ameliorate or prevent this painful and debilitating condition?

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Fitness for health and sport or training for competition

"My general fitness is for me, because it's health and it makes me feel good." - "Then there's the elite-level fitness that I have to get to so I can compete well, I see that more as a job and it's not enjoyable." Bode Miller, Olympic Gold Medal skier. November 15, 2016. Max Berlinger.

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Deep water running with Bill Rodgers at Swymfit®

I have known Bill Rodgers for the last 12 years. He is a member of my health club and a regular participant in the Swymfit® deep water, movement based exercise program as well as lap swimming. When Bill and I first met, he was recovering from a leg injury and was working to overcome a gait imbalance. The deep water program I developed helped him to recover from this injury, improve his gait and continue running.

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ASCM 2013

This past week, I attended the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference. This is where much of the high level scientific research is disseminated in the health and fitness field. The presenters are generally MD's, PhD's and MD/PhD's. It is from this research and organization that the exercise guidelines are created for the health and fitness industry.

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Worn Out Knees

For the aging athlete or the active baby boomer, the words total knee replacement are words that no one wants to hear. Unfortunately, they are becoming all to common for many adults over 50. The following two links will give you some insight as to the current state of affairs with medical intervention.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/DelayTotalKneeReplacement/ArthroscopicKneeSurgery/prweb10379477.htm

http://www.stoneclinic.com/bioknee

What Use Water?

"You can work hard and feel good, while still getting yourself strong and healthy"

Water exercise is versatile. You can work in deep or shallow water:

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