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  • Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    Gear: A step up in home ellipticals
    The elliptical trainer and its smooth oval foot pattern was a hit the moment it arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s, but a good one that could stand up to regular home use without rattling apart has never come cheap. That's doubly true of some of the expensive new sub-categories that have arisen recently, such as the seated elliptical, which gives older exercisers a safer all-body workout, and the suspended elliptical, which has a free-form, variable movement that is a favorite of high-performance exercisers. Fortunately, the market has finally responded with newer, high-quality and affordable alternatives, such as the models below.
  • Fat cats up for adoption -- at a discount -- at Ohio shelter

     
    A central Ohio animal shelter with an abundance of chubby cats is having a sale on its fattest felines, hoping a discount entices potential owners to take one home. The Capital Area Humane Society says the fat cats are on...

    ‘Hobbit’: Stephen Hunter on Bombur’s blubber, dwarf boot camp

     
    One of the most memorable dwarfs in “The Hobbit” is Bombur, described by J.R.R. Tolkien as “immensely fat and heavy.” ...

    Smoking, obesity rates high among Pacific Islanders

     
    Nearly half of Pacific Islanders reported being smokers, a rate that was three to four times higher than for other Californians, according to research released Monday by the University of Michigan. About 46% of Pacific Islander adults said they were...

    Growing obesity in Africa could worsen infant mortality

     
    As obesity becomes a bigger problem in much of Africa, babies already at high risk in the region could face new and added dangers, a new study published Wednesday in the Lancet has found.