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HEALTH
September 15, 2012 | By Dana Sullivan Kilroy
Patrick Dempsey, the actor also known as "McDreamy," just committed to two more seasons on the hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy. " But it's when the camera isn't rolling that Dempsey, 46, is really busy. He's riding bikes and parenting three children with his wife, Jillian, raising money for a cancer charity that he helped found to honor his mother, and racing cars. (In a case of art imitating life, Dempsey expects to start shooting the film adaptation of the bestselling book "The Art of Racing in the Rain" soon.
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HEALTH
January 11, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein
If the journey toward fitness begins with a single step, make sure it's counted with a pedometer. These little step-tracking gadgets now have a solid track record when it comes to motivating people to exercise. And their popularity is growing. Inside this small-as-an-egg device are the keys to exercise success that have eluded far more complex and expensive fitness programs: accountability, goal-setting and being able to monitor progress. If the objective is to reach 10,000 steps in a day (the recommended amount)
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
Six years after California instituted a statewide effort to pare fat and boost fitness in its schoolchildren, the kids haven't reversed the trend of growing obesity in their ranks. But they are fitter and, as a group, have slowed the growth of obesity, according to a new study. The first comprehensive assessment of a pioneering statewide campaign to fight child obesity found that between 2003 and 2008, the rate of obesity among children in grades five, seven and nine grew by .33%.
HEALTH
October 5, 1998
Health Watch, Vitals, Fitness, the People's Pharmacy, Simplify Your Life, Humoropathic Therapy and On Nutrition are taking the day off.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
It's about time someone paid attention to the fact that eating disorders are not just a feminine issue "Silence and Guilt," (May 23). As a personal trainer/fitness consultant for the past 15 years, and a marriage, family, child therapist intern for the past three years, I have witnessed the effects of eating disorders that run rampant throughout the lives of men and women alike. People need to know that they are not alone and they can get help. Of equal importance is for the fitness professional to be aware of the signs of someone who is in trouble--both physical and verbal cues.
OPINION
November 24, 2003
Re "Campus Crowding Can Make PE a Challenge," Nov. 19: According to the state Department of Education only 16% of L.A. Unified seventh-graders meet minimal fitness requirements. Your story is accompanied by a photo of Virgil Middle School students taking a warm-up lap. There are approximately 65 students, of which about 10 are actually running, to judge by their postures. The rest are walking. Do the math, Angelenos. Ten out of 65. A picture is worth a thousand words. Kurt Rightmyer West Covina
NEWS
March 29, 1993 | Lauri Lappin
CENTER STAGE: Instructors Linda McHugh of Sports Club Irvine and Susan Foley of San Juan Capistrano Family Fitness recently released an aerobics video titled "High! Low! and Step to Go!". . . . It's sold through instructor journals and at fitness conventions internationally. "Orange County has really good talent, but it doesn't always get seen, because it's overshadowed by L.A.," McHugh said.
HEALTH
January 4, 2010 | By Melinda Fulmer
If you're like many of us, you overindulged your way to a few extra pounds during the holidays. When you're ready to start on those New Year's fitness resolutions, we've got the videos for you. We've compiled a list of programs to help you burn calories and whip that body into shape regardless of your fitness level. 10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix This DVD, with personal trainer Amy Bento, is for people who crave variety in their workouts but have little time. Known for her intense video exercise programs, Bento delivers five challenging workouts that will get your heart rate up and sculpt muscle at the same time.
OPINION
January 6, 2008
Re "Outdoor gyms aim to reduce health woes," Dec. 28 Los Angeles County is heading in the right direction by installing outdoor fitness centers at some parks. Because the centers are too costly to put in all parks, the county ought to consider the outdoor gymnastic apparatus that the city of Los Angeles has had in most of its parks for 60 years. They are much cheaper, require less maintenance and are used by many adults to develop a high level of fitness or learn and maintain basic gymnastic skills.
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