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Women in clinics hit stride for May 5K

posted: 04/14/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The rubber has hit the road for 60 Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinics across the state, with thousands of people more than halfway toward their goal of doing a 5K footrace May 10.

Happy Trails: Two Rivers Park Western Loop

posted: 04/14/2014 2:35 a.m. Comment 1

TWO RIVERS PARK WESTERN LOOP Location: Take Little Rock’s Cantrell Road 2.65 miles west of Interstate 430, turn on Pinnacle Valley Road. Go 1.55 miles to County Farm Road, then straight 1.56 miles to park entrance. Park at the Learning Circle.

Devices put coach in a box

posted: 04/14/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Millions of plodding, athletically challenged, wannabe jocks scour YouTube clips for coaching tips, enroll in sports lessons from local pros and buy bizarre and, frankly, embarrassing instructional aids.

Workout in the garden

posted: 04/14/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Gardens, as Rudyard Kipling said, “are not made by singing, ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.” All those neat rows of flowers and vegetables require, well — gardening, and gardening is work. But does gardening count as exercise ?

Bike riders, prepare: Jasper Disaster, straight ahead

posted: 04/14/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

It’s not every bike rider who’s up for the Jasper Disaster, a 58-mile ride through Jasper and Harrison that’s the most challenging part of the Tour de Hills.

ON CHRISTIANITY

posted: 04/14/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why didn’t Jesus take advantage of His popularity and allow the people to proclaim Him their king? With such strong support He could’ve done a lot of good, it seems to me. — K.B.C.

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

posted: 04/14/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Opposing forces have made you stronger, and this month brings an easy win.

SLIM PICKINGS

posted: 04/14/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Simply7 chips

Ankle replacement a rather new option

posted: 04/14/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Q: People can replace hips and knees, so why not ankles?

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 04/14/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READER: Here is this week’s Sound Off: “I don’t like it when people complain about accommodations when staying at other people’s houses. Instead of complaining about free accommodations, why don’t you do something nice for your host? You are not entitled to complain about old pillows, etc., as a guest in someone else’s home.

Super Quiz: Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals

posted: 04/14/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

1. “My Favorite Things” and “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” 2. “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Younger Than Springtime”

MASTER CLASS: Core work scales new peaks with mountain climber

posted: 04/14/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas provides a magnificent landscape for outdoor exercise and activity. Hiking, climbing and biking in the tremendous natural environment can be physically and mentally refreshing.

New study reaffirms the value of vegetables

posted: 04/14/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

People who reported eating seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day appeared to reduce their risk of dying from a wide variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consumed less than one portion, according to a large study that followed 65,000 people for 12 years.

Yard chores vary in vigor, ability to burn off calories

posted: 04/14/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Gardening burns calories. How many? It depends on the gardener and the job at hand — or hand in muddy glove.

No apple, orange comparison done here

posted: 04/14/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Metabolic Equivalent of Task — or MET — is a way of measuring how one activity compares to another in terms of how much energy it takes.

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