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Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
So how much good will it do if you get more exercise, consume less salt, ramp up on potassium, eat the DASH way, give up smoking, take up meditation? Does it all add up to some impressive total that will knock your doctor's socks off the next check-up...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYou may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true. Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDenise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get moving. For more than 25 years, the San Pedro native has watched the fitness world transform, cheerleading along the way. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in...
If watching Alaska women in leotards gyrating in front of snow-capped mountains doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, then you probably won't see the art in the Found Footage Festival, running tonight and Friday at Hollywood's M Bar. But for Joe...
Booster ShotsYou've taken your share of cardio dance classes, even tried some Zumba and Yoga Booty Ballet to mix things up. But despite the great exercise, you still don't feel like you've found a workout that allows you to really let......
Re: [“Is It a Safer Call?” June 30], you cite scientists who claim that drivers' attention and processing capacities are "often stretched beyond safe limits when someone juggles the complex tasks of negotiating traffic and conversing with...
Special to The TimesWHEN you're lying in bed and can't keep food down, muscle metabolizes first. Dr. Zhaoping Li, my UCLA clinical nutritionist, says the rate is two to three pounds of muscle wasted for every pound of fat. Bug-eyed and big-bellied with fluid after four...
Does having a relatively rapid resting pulse rate (say 90 beats or so per minute) make aerobic exercise more stressful on the heart and respiratory system than having a slower resting pulse rate? CAT St. Petersburg, Fla. In most cases, a high resting...
Special to The TimesMy usual walking routine is to trek briskly for at least an hour a day, up and down the neighborhood hills. I find this to be the perfect way to ward off osteoporosis and scare away extra pounds. It's also good for my mental health. As my feet pound the...
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Special to The TimesIn the fall of 2005, psychiatrist J. Anderson Thomson Jr. was treating an 18-year-old college freshman whom he describes as "intensely depressed, feeling suicidal and doing self-cutting." A few years before, Thomson says, he would have interpreted her...
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