Health & Fitness

The latest Planet news and features about skating, fitness and health, listed in reverse order of publication.

Jan. 9, 2008
Rx for Slim Kids: Skating
A new report cites inline skating and other wheeled sports as the best ways to prevent childhood obesity.
Planet story

Dec. 18, 2007
20 Tips for Active Aging
These tips will help fuel a healthy lifestyle no matter what age you are.
20 Tips

Dec. 6, 2007
Gifts to Get Kids Moving
The key is giving gifts, (e.g., inline skates) that get the whole family moving, says child fitness expert.

Purdue news release

Dec. 5, 2007
'Fitness Made Fun'
A Twin Cities TV station touts the health benefits of rolling the Dome.
KARE video

Nov. 7, 2007
On the Forum
'Skating Gave Me My Life Back'
Indiana man credits skating with helping him recover from years of back pain and addiction to pain killers.

Nov. 5, 2007
'Exercise Is Medicine'
The American College of Sports Medicine calls on doctors to prescribe exercise to their inactive patients.

Oct. 19, 2007
Virtual Cross-Training
Coming this winter, Nintendo's Wii Fit will be a full-body video game, featuring aerobics, muscle conditioning, yoga and balance games.

Oct. 3, 2007
Exercise Cuts Cancer Risk
Study indicates that women who exercise vigorously are less likely to develop breast cancer.
ACSM announcement
More health news

Aug. 1, 2007
More Reason to Skate
New report recommends moderate exercise at least five times a week or vigorous exercise at least three times a week.

More info
More Health News

June 26, 2007
Inline Burns It Up!
"Rollerblading" burns a "whopping" 840 calories an hour ("about 1 3/4 cups of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream) to lead Diet Detective's list of alternative exercises.

Diet Detective

May 31, 2007
Morning Workouts for Healthy Lungs

Due to the threat posed by air pollution, doctors suggest morning, rather than afternoon, workouts for outdoor athletes.
Planet story

May 22, 2007
Vacation Hazard
Your fitness won't suffer from a short break in your exercise routine, but your motivation may.

Planet story

May 8, 2007
Stop Dieting, Start Moving!
That's the advice of fitness guru and endurance athlete Sally Edwards.

Planet story

March 23, 2007
Is Bottle Water Better?
Not necessarily, says the American College of Sports Medicine. In fact, some of it contains more pollutants than tap water.

More info

Feb. 8, 2007
Drink What's Right For You
The American College of Sports Medicine's new hydration guidelines stress the need to tailor hydration regimes on individual differences and environmental factors.

Go to announcement.

Oct. 19, 2006
Six Minutes a Week May Be Enough
Staying in shape doesn't necessarily require long, hard hours on the trail. Six minutes a week of intense exercise may be enough.

Go to Planet story.

Sept. 14, 2006
Rolling to School Makes for Healthier Kids
Walking, biking and skating to school significantly boosts fitness levels for children, especially girls, according to a new study. "Active commuting is one way to get school-aged children active without it being competitive, scheduled or complicated," says the president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Go to ACSM press release.

July 25, 2007
Skating in the Heat
Are scorchers scuttling your skating? ... Here's how to keep on rolling even if it is the hottest summer on record.

Go to Planet story.

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