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  1. Your Body Recovers When Rested - Let It!

    Even with the assistance of modern medicine and virtually infinite scientific studies into sporting injuries, athletes are getting injured more than ever before. Have you ever seen so many professional baller's tear their ACL's? Nope. The surge is real. Derrick Rose isn't too much of an aberration anymore. Players are running themselves into the ground as a result of constantly pushing their body beyond its limits. Guys are so frequently sidelined that last year Nerlens Noel was drafted #1 in the 2013 NBA Draft and he wasn't expected to play at all in his rookie season due to a torn ACL in his one-and-done year at Kentucky.  A big injury in college used to be a huge red flag for any NBA scout and a torn meniscus or ACL, used to be a "good luck with getting drafted" flag. But, not anymore. This year, Joel Embid underwent surgery for a broken navicular bone - his hand was broken. Big guys in the NBA need their hands more than a farmer needs his shovel, but Embid still was drafted

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  2. Get Your Walk On!

    Alright, I’m that person, the one out there fast-walking, talking on my cell phone. I used to roll my eyes when I saw those people, so connected to the hip by their devices. But let me explain. I have this “date” with my best friend Meg, to go walking every Wednesday at 7:00 PM, no matter the weather. (You may have read about this on my blog before.) And we are really good at keeping our date—except she’s had to travel for the past few weeks. She’s had weddings to attend, and family to visit. If she’s not here, how can we keep our date? When this has happened in the past, Meg being out of town, I simply got my workout by walking alone, taking pictures with my camera or just looking at the scenery. But I missed Meg, and she wasn't at the wedding last Wednesday night, just in Chicago after the wedding, visiting family. So we kept our date. She walked with her phone, in Chicago, I walked with my phone, in Cleveland. To us “older” folks

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  3. Sarah's Fitness Blog

    There was a cool, light misty rain all evening Wednesday, and it would have been so easy to stay inside, maybe even turn on the heat or sit under an electric blanket (I’m in Cleveland, by the way), but I didn’t want to break my “walk” date with Meg, so after dinner I drove to her house and we bundled up, put on the rain parkas and rain boots, and headed off toward Shaker Lakes. It’s getting darker earlier as it always does in the fall, and the sidewalks are slick with rain and newly fallen leaves. That time of night, the side streets were mostly deserted, so we walked there, avoiding the slippery slate sidewalks. Acorns crunched under our feet, as if we were walking on popcorn. We had a lot of catching up to do; stories from work, stories about our friends, a trip to Maine to plan, descriptions of sweaters we’d bought, etc., and along with all that, the constant, “Oh, look at that tree,” or “Look at that bird,” or “L

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  4. Sarah's Blog Is Back: Friendships & Walking

    I have found that the best way to get outside and go for a long, healthy walk is to make a date with my best friend, Meg.  Every Wednesday evening we get together and walk for an hour, no matter the weather, even if it’s raining or snowing.  It’s catch up time, and a commitment to our friendship and our health—so we can live long lives and be around into old age to tell tales of our adventures, our kids, and someday our grandchildren. I've had to say no to all sorts of other offers on Wednesday nights, things I would have liked to do, a dinner, a movie or even extra income from giving a talk or a workshop.  I got this idea from another friend of mine, one of the healthiest people I know, who makes a date with her husband once a week—a date that can never be broken—to walk to dinner somewhere. They are one of the happiest couples I know.  I always admire their commitment. I walk and exercise with my husband, but we fit these times into

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