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Kinesio Tape: Pain Abatement or Fashion Statement?

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If you’ve been watching the Olympics in London recently, you have probably noticed several athletes with colorful tape adorning different parts of their bodies in varying patterns.  The German beach volleyball team has been the most visible example, with Katrin Holtwick wearing the tape over her entire abdomen and her teammate Ilka Semmler wearing it on her buttock and sometimes ...

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Anthem 5k: The Importance of Pacing

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For those of you training and participating in the Triple Crown of Running, the first leg is now in the books.  We have been fortunate in Louisville to have a mild winter and get in some good outdoor February runs with temperatures in the 60s.  Race day for the Anthem 5K was not one of those days, however.  With temperatures just above freezing, it definitely made for a brisk morning run.  It is very interesting to see how runners dress ...

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KDF Mini-Marathon Training: My Progress

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In my last post mentioned that I was planning to train for the Kentucky Derby Festival mini-Marathon being held April 28.  I decided to share periodic updates on my training in order to discuss the ups and downs I experience along the way.  I hope other runners will find this beneficial, and I encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions either by commenting or through the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Since I used to be an ...

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Some Thanksgiving Thoughts

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.  I have a lot of things to be thankful for (like not being on call this weekend), and I wanted to take the time to write of some of the things that I’ll be giving thanks for this weekend.

My family, especially my parents, deserves most of my thankfulness.  I had ...

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Strength Training is Crucial for Bone Health

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Strength Training Builds Bone MassEveryone knows that exercise is an important component of staying healthy, but the importance of strength training is often overlooked.  Training with weights or other resistance is important for many reasons; building muscle mass helps to prevent certain injuries, control weight, and build stamina.  But resistance training has another very important goal: developing strong bones.

A rising health ...

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