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June 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant took to the Alter G treadmill as he works to rehabilitate his repaired left Achilles' tendon. On Friday, Bryant tweeted a picture from his off-season workout. Bryant recently shed his walking boot, getting custom-made Nike shoes to help protect his Achilles.    Walking in my "medical mamba" shoes made by Nike in 2 weeks with extra support for the Achilles… instagram.com/p/Z9RKR3xNo9/ - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 31, 2013 The Alter G treadmill enables Bryant to walk (and, eventually, to jog and run)
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Ayelet Waldman's "Love and Treasure" (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95, April 1) is a triptych novel that follows the lives of American and Hungarian Jews across the 20th century. A story of relationships, art and loss, it moves among a granddaughter trying to solve a puzzle, feminists in Budapest between the wars and European Holocaust survivors headed to Palestine. "When my book was being auctioned in Britain, one of the people who didn't bid on it said, 'This book is too Zionist for us.' And then my Israeli publisher, who did end up buying it, was like, 'Man, this is a really anti-Zionist book.' I got those responses the same day," Waldman says via Skype.
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SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant continued to push his way back from a torn Achilles tendon, releasing a video of his workout via Instagram on Monday. The clip shows Bryant running on the Alter-G, the weight-bearing treadmill. While he has been walking on the Alter G for some time during his recovery, Bryant has clearly increased his pace. The Lakers All-Star guard was injured April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day. While touring China, Bryant said he has "shattered" his recovery timetable, but more recently, Bryant said he's not sure if he'll make it back in time for opening night (Oct.
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp didn't run particularly fast or long Saturday, but that didn't matter to him. For the first time since he underwent an ankle operation four months ago, Kemp ran on something other than the anti-gravity treadmill. "I never thought running would be so fun," he said with a smile. The former All-Star was cleared to enter the next phase of his rehabilitation by his surgeon, who reviewed the results of a routine MRI exam Kemp underwent two days earlier. Kemp is hopeful he can play in the Cactus League, but in reality still has no idea when he'll be in a competitive game.
NEWS
November 3, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you should stop exercising, but how much is too much? A new study under way in Baltimore may provide some answers. Sixty pregnant women in their third trimester are hitting the treadmill at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore to provide information on the impact of exercise on developing babies, the Baltimore Sun reports. "We do know that not only can exercise be done, it should be done," Dr. Andrew J. Satin, professor and vice chairman of the department of gynecology and obstetrics for the Hopkins School of Medicine, says in the story "Hopkins looks into fitness guidelines for pregnant women.
NATIONAL
September 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Astronauts hitched a giant chest of drawers containing a freezer, a sleeping compartment and a treadmill named for a TV satirist to the International Space Station. The Italian-built chest -- nicknamed Leonardo -- was moved from space shuttle Discovery to the station via a hefty robot arm. NASA's $5-million treadmill is officially called the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill, or COLBERT for short. Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert ended up with an exercise machine named in his honor after he won an online vote for christening rights to a space station room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego researcher has developed a device that for the first time will enable scientists to study the physiology of large fishes at sea, collecting information that observers hope may prove useful in commercial fishing and fisheries management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1987 | Al Martinez
I work out a little once in a while. On afternoons when I have nothing better to do, I go down to the Pritikin gym in Sherman Oaks and spend about 27 minutes offering symbolic commitment to good health, much as a born-again Christian might pray for redemption after a lifetime of sin. First I get on the treadmill.
HEALTH
October 31, 2011 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
On a recent beautiful and sunny day, I strolled into my local gym to lift some weights. The gym is near Nose Hill Park, which is one of the largest municipal parks in North America. It has majestic views of the city of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains, which can be seen from endless miles of paths and trails. As I made my way toward the room full of heavy things I intended to pick up and put back down, I spied the double line of high-tech treadmills. Most of them were occupied. I looked at the indoor running enthusiasts and thought, Are you people on dope ?
SPORTS
December 24, 2009 | By Lisa Dillman
Forward motion is, as they say, a good thing. It's gotten so that not-so-bad news about the Clippers' highly regarded rookie power forward and No. 1 overall draft pick Blake Griffin actually falls into the good-news department. On the face of it, word from the team Wednesday about Griffin's being cleared by doctors to begin running on an anti-gravity treadmill is a positive development. Griffin received the medical clearance after a series of tests on his injured left knee Tuesday, including a CT scan and MRI exam.
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | Rene Lynch
Is it time for a standing desk? To be honest, there is debate about whether a standing desk - in and of itself - can help reverse a sedentary lifestyle. But experts say it's a step in the right direction. At the very least, a standing desk can serve as a constant reminder to weave more activity into our everyday lives, said Dr. James Levine, an obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic who encourages businesses to embrace healthier workplaces. Before you spend a penny, why not just find an empty box or milk crate and turn it upside down?
BUSINESS
November 7, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy that was fueled by bargain hunters on social media. Many products were listed at more than 90% off, with televisions and computer monitors supposedly going for $8, video games for $18, treadmills for $33. Word of the deals spread quickly. "Spent $300 on $5800 (retail pricing) of product on the Walmart ordeal. Hopefully it goes through.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
BEIJING -- Kobe Bryant was still reluctant to provide a timetable for his return but hinted he could play ... sort of. He planned to run on the court Monday, the day before the Lakers played Golden State. "After I get out there today and run around a little bit, I might have a better idea," Bryant said. "If today was a playoff [game] or NBA Finals, could I play? Probably. I don't know how well I would play, but I'd get out there and do something. " Bryant, though, has said he needs three weeks of conditioning before practicing with the team.
SPORTS
August 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant continued to push his way back from a torn Achilles tendon, releasing a video of his workout via Instagram on Monday. The clip shows Bryant running on the Alter-G, the weight-bearing treadmill. While he has been walking on the Alter G for some time during his recovery, Bryant has clearly increased his pace. The Lakers All-Star guard was injured April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day. While touring China, Bryant said he has "shattered" his recovery timetable, but more recently, Bryant said he's not sure if he'll make it back in time for opening night (Oct.
SCIENCE
June 18, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
“Get off your butts,” the nation's doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace. Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you , the physicians group is now urging employers and others to make alternatives to sitting available to workers - standing work stations, isometric balls that allow the core to remain engaged while a person sits, and...
SPORTS
June 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant took to the Alter G treadmill as he works to rehabilitate his repaired left Achilles' tendon. On Friday, Bryant tweeted a picture from his off-season workout. Bryant recently shed his walking boot, getting custom-made Nike shoes to help protect his Achilles.    Walking in my "medical mamba" shoes made by Nike in 2 weeks with extra support for the Achilles… instagram.com/p/Z9RKR3xNo9/ - Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) May 31, 2013 The Alter G treadmill enables Bryant to walk (and, eventually, to jog and run)
HEALTH
February 21, 2014 | Rene Lynch
Is it time for a standing desk? To be honest, there is debate about whether a standing desk - in and of itself - can help reverse a sedentary lifestyle. But experts say it's a step in the right direction. At the very least, a standing desk can serve as a constant reminder to weave more activity into our everyday lives, said Dr. James Levine, an obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic who encourages businesses to embrace healthier workplaces. Before you spend a penny, why not just find an empty box or milk crate and turn it upside down?
HEALTH
May 5, 2012 | Roy M. Wallack, Wallack is a coauthor of "Barefoot Running Step by Step" and "Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100."
Time does not pass quickly when you're going nowhere fast. Suddenly, however, a new crop of stationary cardio exercise machines has livened up the indoor workout world, adding everything from Internet compatibility to ecology aids to creative new movement patterns. Here's some innovative aerobic body blasters worth working up a sweat for. -- It runs on you Woodway EcoMill: Curve-shaped manual treadmill with no motor, no buttons and a running surface made of 60 tank-tread-like rubberized slats that travel around a track, rather than a conventional, continuous tread belt pulled over a hard deck by two rollers.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
His name is Earl. His game is struggling. The darling of the Lakers a month ago, Earl Clark has faded recently, failing to hit double-digit scoring in six of the last seven games while trying to adapt to the biggest opportunity of his NBA life. If a player can hit the rookie wall in his fourth NBA season, it's happening now. He started his 23rd consecutive game Friday against the Toronto Raptors and finished with two points and two rebounds in the Lakers' 118-116 victory.
SPORTS
December 17, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
PHILADELPHIA - The Lakers finally found someone as messed up as they are. Not exactly in a pitying mood, they clubbed the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers, 111-98, Sunday at Wells Fargo Center. There were ridiculous moments (a Kwame Brown chant), predictable ones (76ers fans booing Kobe Bryant during introductions), and some neither here nor there, like the Lakers finishing 2-2 on their Eastern trip. Had they won in Cleveland, they might be more excited. Had they shown anything in New York before Carmelo Anthony was injured, people might even talk about a resurgence.
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