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Artist hikes River Trail with an eye and a sketchbook

posted: 08/18/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Every day, people go to the Arkansas River Trail to test themselves physically: They whiz down the paths on bikes or skates, or jog long distances to test their endurance. On the other end of the spectrum is David Paul Cook.

Bike manners part of preride training

posted: 08/18/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Before 2,600 able bodies clamber onto bicycles and elbow their way into the thick of the Big Dam Bridge 100, Chainwheel and LeBorne Coaching want to teach at least some of them how to behave during Arkansas' largest group ride.

Race pace review: Women beat men

posted: 08/18/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

During marathons, women pace themselves more evenly than do male competitors, according to a study of thousands of racers.

Fit Lines: Many feet to meet, run, then eat for Easter Seals

posted: 08/18/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

What better way to kick off a summer Saturday morning than in the company of dancing cows and a few hundred good friends?

Marathon coaches set introductory meeting

posted: 08/18/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

If 2015 is definitely going to be the year you run or walk 26.2 miles in the March 1 Little Rock Marathon --

MASTER CLASS: Tweaks during 'muscle activation' raise efficacy

posted: 08/18/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Muscle activation is a regular topic of conversation in fitness circles.

Slim Pickings

posted: 08/18/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: ProTings protein crisps

Super Quiz: Mesoamerican Civilizations

posted: 08/18/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

1. Which society's capital city was named Tenochtitlan?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/18/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Fun activities could become your work. A new way of thinking will alter your perspective in September. Give back to society in October and soon you're on a trajectory that helps make the world a better place.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/18/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about public restrooms:

On Christianity

posted: 08/18/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I don't think God really cares what happens to us. The universe is so huge and we're so small, so why should He worry about us? He's too big to be interested in what happens to us, and we ought to be honest enough to admit we're on our own.

High-fidelity mannequins essential in hospital simulation training

posted: 08/11/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Bobby Hughes, 14, was at baseball practice when he took a line drive to the chest and collapsed. Now at Arkansas Children's Hospital, he is surrounded by beeping machines and determined voices, as a handful of doctors crowd around his bed administering CPR and pharmaceuticals. Darrell Hughes, 49, hovers over his son.

Foil germs that flake: Use bump not shake

posted: 08/11/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Since ancient days when warriors shook hands to show they weren't about to pull out their swords, the firm handshake has been a hallmark of polite manners. But research suggests a rowdy high five or a fist bump would be more considerate.

Commentary: Food/work ratios are bogus 'science'

posted: 08/11/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a food-focused consumer advocacy group that aims "to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being," inaugurated its annual Xtreme Eating awards in 2007. The sardonic awards call out a handful of chain restaurant menu items that are particularly high in calories, saturated fat, sugar or sodium.

Fast 5 minute run extends life clock

posted: 08/11/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Running for as little as five minutes a day could significantly lower a person's risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality. The findings suggest that the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise may be much greater than experts had assumed.

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