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Study compares walking to elliptical

posted: 04/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Walking and ellipticaling (which, if it is a word, should not be) are similar in some respects and quite different in others.

LOViT Traildogs complete project

posted: 04/21/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

MOUNTAIN PINE — Fifteen LOViT Traildogs finished building the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail on April 11, marched out of the woods and ate a cake.

Hold that sneeze? Not likely, Louise

posted: 04/21/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Of all the involuntary actions carried out by the human body, nothing rivals the sneeze.

Allergy ebb, flow still vexes the pros

posted: 04/21/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Allergies are mysterious, especially considering they affect more than 50 million people in the United States.

Program pairs visually impaired or blind runners with guide volunteers

posted: 04/21/2014 3:06 a.m. Discuss

What began in January in response to a common New Year’s resolution — to get healthier — quickly evolved into a way for those who are blind or visually impaired to widen their worlds.

PRACTICALLY ACTIVE: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, get back at it

posted: 04/21/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.

ON CHRISTIANITY

posted: 04/21/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Why were Jesus’ disciples so depressed after He was put to death? Hadn’t He promised them that He’d come back from the grave?

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

posted: 04/21/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Because you look for hidden meaning and seek deeper knowledge, you will learn what very few know and find a place of honor in this niche.

Power line UV sparks seen as addling critters

posted: 04/21/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

It’s surprising that more animals don’t crash into power lines. The wires don’t look like much of a barrier, yet scientists have found that animals will avoid them even after they’ve been in place for 30 years. This suggests it is not the human presence, noise or other construction-related disturbances that keep them away.

Pondering jogging? Helpful hints

posted: 04/21/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Running isn’t complicated. Open your door, step outside and hit it. But whether you take up running for exercise or competition, if you overdo at the outset, you’ll wind up in a world of hurt.

SLIM PICKINGS

posted: 04/21/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

WHAT: Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits STATS: Each pack of breakfast biscuits contains 230 calories and 9 fat, 33 carbohydrate, 4 fiber and 5 protein grams. For more information, visit naturevalley. com/snack-bars.

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 04/21/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week’s Sound Off: “Why don’t drug manufacturers put their products into containers that fit? The bottles for many medications are huge, only half-full and hard to handle for people with arthritis. It seems that the price of medications would be lower if the containers were smaller.” — F.A., Lebanon, Pa.

Super Quiz: Character creators

posted: 04/21/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

1. James Bond 2. Scarlett O’Hara 3. Mickey Mouse 4. Charlie Brown 5. Sherlock Holmes

MASTER CLASS: Shoulder raise and shrug adds sweat to workout

posted: 04/21/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The latest fitness trends seem to have one goal in common — function. Whether you’re attending a boot camp class or competing in an adventure race, today’s focus is all about accomplishing work as opposed to isolating single muscle groups to make them bulkier.

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.

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