March 19, 2007 |
THAT leggy friend who looks better than you in shorts also burns fuel more efficiently while walking or running, a researcher has found. Herman Pontzer, a biological anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis, made this discovery while testing a mathematical model for calculating energy costs for locomotion. He found that a tall person walking the same distance as a short person of identical weight and gait burns fewer calories, because longer legs are more efficient.
April 8, 1998 |
When it comes to leg of lamb, my tastes are fairly specific. After countless attempts and more than a couple of pretty obsessive experiments, I have determined that the ideal internal temperature is 140 to 145 degrees. Racks, of course, can be cooked to a somewhat lower temperature, 130 to 135 degrees, because they don't have as much sinew and connective tissue. So how do I explain that the best leg of lamb I've had lately is cooked to an internal temperature of 205 degrees?
July 3, 1999 |
Charismatic continues to improve from surgery for leg fractures suffered in the Belmont Stakes that could have proved fatal. "In terms of severity, and on a scale of one to 10, it was a 9," said Dr. Celeste Kunz, whose quick reaction help saved the life of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. "The fracture was dangerously displaced," she said Friday at news conference at Belmont Park. "If it had broken through the skin, the prognosis would have been lowered significantly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2001
One of the milestones in a child's life is the first day of school. The early years shape children's lives forever, determining among other things their life's work, income levels and chances for opportunity and success. That's why Santa Ana Unified School District Supt. Al Mijares' realistic proposal to add one more year of kindergarten for students who need the extra preparation is so important--and deserving of serious consideration.
September 3, 2005 |
Backup quarterback Jeff Garcia of the Detroit Lions will be sidelined at least six weeks after breaking his left leg during Friday night's 21-7 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park, N.Y. Lion Coach Steve Mariucci said X-rays revealed Garcia broke his fibula, but he also fears the player might have severely hurt his ankle.
February 26, 2007 |
Here's a good core move that exercises the muscles in your back and abdominals while stretching your hips. When starting out, do this exercise with bent knees. As you get stronger and feel more comfortable with the move, progress to straightening your legs. --- 1) Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides so that your body forms a T position. Turn your palms up. Bend your knees toward your chest or straighten your legs for more intensity.
April 17, 2007 |
Gov. Jon Corzine underwent another operation in Camden on the leg that was broken in a highway crash. The hourlong surgery at Cooper University Hospital, performed to clean out the 6-inch wound created when his left femur broke, was "uneventful," said Andrew Poag, a spokesman for the governor. Corzine remained in critical but stable condition. He also broke 12 ribs, his collarbone and chest bone and suffered some other, more minor injuries in Thursday's accident.
March 8, 2007 |
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia showed no leniency toward Bud Black, his former pitching coach who is in his first year as San Diego's manager. Scioscia played what is expected to be his opening-day lineup for six innings of the Angels' 6-4 exhibition victory over the Padres on Wednesday. Howie Kendrick had a triple, and his run-scoring double capped a four-run sixth inning. Orlando Cabrera and Vladimir Guerrero each doubled.
March 13, 2005 |
Sacramento King center Brad Miller will be out at least a month after breaking his left leg during a light shooting drill Saturday. Miller, a two-time All-Star, missed Sacramento's last six games because of a bruised calf. He was expected to return for today's game against Houston but broke his fibula in a non-contact drill. Team doctors say the bone will take up to six weeks to heal. The playoffs begin in six weeks, and the Kings aren't sure whether he'll be ready.