October 2, 1990
Too injured or too tired to perform your usual running or walking routine? Consider strapping on AquaJogger, a deep-water exercise belt, and heading for the pool. Manufactured by an Oregon company, the cushioned $50 belt "keeps you in a vertical position and out of the water from the shoulders up," said Linda Gosch, a spokeswoman for AquaJogger (information: (800) 922-9544). With the belt, even non-swimmers can work out in deep water.
March 8, 1989 |
Canadian Coach Charlie Francis, who claimed that sprinter Ben Johnson's urine sample at the Seoul Olympics was spiked with a banned steroid, told an acquaintance in Seoul that Johnson had worried that he might test positive. Lynda Huey, who was at Seoul working for NBC-TV and as a physical therapist for some American athletes, said Tuesday that Francis had bragged to her about Johnson's preparations for a showdown against U.S. sprinter Carl Lewis.
October 9, 1991 |
Bo Jackson's agent is once again denying reports that the two-sport star will not play football this season because of the hip injury Jackson suffered last January with the Raiders. CBS Sports reported Tuesday night that medical authorities in Los Angeles will recommend to the Raiders that Jackson not play football again. CBS reported that cartilage in Jackson's injured left hip "has not regenerated, and in fact, has gotten worse."
April 28, 1991 |
Howard Barsky loved his tap-dancing class, but he wanted variety in his exercise routine. So one night Barsky decided to join his wife, Nina, in her exercise program--an aquatic workout. Barsky took it easy, splashing through the warm-up moves and jogging gently in the water. Slowly, he followed the instructor's lead in exercises meant to tone the hamstrings, quadriceps and other muscles. He relaxed and breathed deeply during the cool-down.
June 29, 1993 |
After 32 years in the wholesale carpet business, no one would blame Max Simon if he just kicked back and enjoyed life. But at age 75, this feisty entrepreneur is working harder than ever to launch his Mt. Clemens Mineral Products Co. With the help of a free-lance chemist, Simon has developed a line of health products containing the mineral-laden water that once made Mt. Clemens, Mich., a mecca for invalids. Between 1873 and 1950, Mt.
October 11, 1991 |
An unfortunate but foregone conclusion became official Thursday when the Raiders announced that Bo Jackson had failed his physical examination because of a serious hip injury suffered in a playoff game last January. Raider executive Al LoCasale said that although Jackson's personal physician, James Andrews, has held out hope that Jackson might return to football in 1992, Raider team doctors were not optimistic.