January 23, 1993 |
Duquesne forward Mark Gilbert, who fainted during a basketball game against La Salle, was released from a hospital. Gilbert, who takes medication to control his heart rate, has an appointment with a cardiologist today.
March 15, 1992
During normal labor the fetal heart rate drops during contractions. This is considered to be a normal fetal reflex. The article by Pamela Warrick on Tanner Roberts' birth describes an increase in fetal heart rate during contractions--a change I don't believe has previously been observed or reported. Could you please clarify this discrepancy so as to allay anxiety among laboring patients and their significant others who might observe the fetal heart rate decelerations associated with contractions and, based on the implications of this article, think them abnormal.
March 23, 2013 |
Ready to kick-start your fitness routine but don't want to face the crowds at the gym? We've got you covered. The Los Angeles Times reviewed a recent crop of fitness DVDs and selected our picks of the best gym-free workouts for exercisers of different levels and interests. Whether you're trying to build muscle, protect your knees or just start moving your body, we've got a workout for you. You're an intermediate exerciser looking for a new challenge: If you haven't tried kettlebells, you're missing out on a super-efficient workout that builds strength and blasts fat all at once.
June 7, 1999 |
Dear Readers: Timothy Gower starts this month as the new writer of the Healthy Man column. He has written for various publications, including Esquire, Health, Men's Fitness and Men's Health magazines and is the author of "Staying at the Top of Your Game" (Avon Books, 1999). * I know what you're thinking. Who's this clown? Another fitness Nazi with a word processor who's going to scold and call me a girly-man if I don't do 150 chin-ups before breakfast?
November 11, 2002
Think of it as a personal trainer on your wrist. The benefit of a heart-rate monitor, besides the simple satisfaction of knowing how the old ticker's doing, is that it makes every workout count. It helps you stay in "the zone," a heart-rate pace fast enough to increase fitness, but slow enough to prevent burnout and injuries. Basic monitors start at about $50. Spending more gets you zone alarms, calorie counters and other gizmos that you may or may not need.
September 1, 2012 |
Slave to your email? Wonder what would happen if you had to do without it? UC Irvine informatics professor Gloria Mark was curious - so she recently led a study that separated 13 people from their email for five days and recorded what happened when they unplugged. Mark spoke with The Times about the joys and sorrows of ditching email and why the Army is interested in her research. What made you want to see how people fared without email? That was way back in 2005. I had this crazy idea that people were addicted to email.
June 13, 2005 |
Fitness enthusiasts don't really need an oxygen testing program to be fit, but the test can help tailor workouts to a specific fitness level. Oxygen consumption testing, or VO2 max testing, has long been used to determine elite athletes' cardiac fitness. It can be applied to everyone, says Conrad Earnest, director of the Center for Human Performance and Nutrition Research at the Cooper Institute in Dallas.
July 8, 1989 |
Football has always been a way of life for Guy Liggins of the San Francisco 49ers. But after surgery Monday to temper a rare heart disorder, the former Castle Park High and Southwestern College receiver feels fortunate just to be living. And he is through with football. On June 26, Liggins, 23, was working out with a friend at San Jose State when "it just happened," he said. "My heart rate speeded up. It made me feel real dizzy, and I felt like I was going to pass out."
July 4, 2005 |
Some personal trainers say that obtaining biofeedback is the best way to get the most out of your cardio training. Consisting of a chest strap that uses electrodes to detect your heart rate and a wristwatch readout that displays it as beats per minute, a heart rate monitor encourages you to stay in a heart rate target zone that is challenging enough to increase your fitness, but easy enough to avoid injury or exhaustion.