Is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) the most efficient way to w…

Modern life has a way of making us feel time-crunched and under pressure to find the most efficient ways of using the precious hours when we’re not working or sleeping. The trendy fitness regimen called high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is the embodiment of this feeling. HIIT promises the best workout in the least amount of time. Runners have used interval training for more than 100 years, alternating between sprints and jogging to improve their endurance. But HIIT didn’t…

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Looking beyond the conventional car

WASHINGTON — When Sheryl Connelly was growing up in Metro Detroit, she worried that the ease of newfangled power steering was going to lull Americans into oblivion. “I had this vision as a little girl that there’d be a bunch of drivers that were sleeping behind the wheel,” said Connelly, the in-house futurist for Ford Motor Co. Prediction is perilous work, and that scenario failed to come to pass (though the November arrest of a sleeping California driver in…

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Fun ways to get fit when it’s frigid outside

Despite our best intentions, it’s hard to get moving in winter. Freezing temperatures, accumulating snow, and short days conspire to keep us inside by the fireplace, hot chocolate in hand. The long, dutiful workouts can wait. Then we think, “What’s happened to us?” How did we allow ourselves to become so sedentary? Maybe it’s time to put the fun back into our exercise routines. Gyms and fitness centers offer various classes designed to keep us moving, from spin to…

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Keep your resolutions without going broke

Photo illustration of post-it notes with New Year’s resolutions in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Photo illustration of post-it notes with New Year’s resolutions in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Photo illustration of post-it notes with New Year’s resolutions in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Photo illustration of post-it notes with New Year’s resolutions in San Francisco, Calif.,…

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Oregon State men’s basketball looks for its first 3-0 league start in …

CORVALLIS – It’s not unusual to see college basketball players trickle onto the floor an hour to 90 minutes before a game to get up a few shots or get in a brief workout. But it was noticeable last Saturday how involved Oregon State became in working out at Matthew Knight Arena, about an hour before tipoff against Oregon. “We had a good hour to warm up. We were locked in and focused. Had a good sweat,” OSU forward…

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CC Sabathia cleared for baseball activities

The Yankees got some good news on Tuesday: CC Sabathia has been cleared to work out and begin baseball activities. After having a heart procedure in December, Sabathia underwent a scheduled follow-up stress test Tuesday and was cleared, the team announced. That gives the veteran left-hander plenty of time to get ready for Spring Training. The Yankees got some good news on Tuesday: CC Sabathia has been cleared to work out and begin baseball activities. After having a heart…

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Sun, fun, stay, weigh in: Residents rankle at Bakersfield’s low rating…

Getting fit isn’t exactly easy. That’s why it’s such a common New Year’s resolution. But in addition to the hard work of working out, it’s possible that where we live might be making it even more difficult. That’s according to a recent WalletHub study, which named Bakersfield the third worst city for an active lifestyle. Comparing 100 of the most populated cities in the country, the study looked at factors across two dimensions: “Budget & Participation” and “Sports &…

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How To Set Smart Goals For 2019

I’ve never been a fan of New Years’ resolutions. Many are made in the throes of revelry during parties, are responses to dares or simply statements of aspirations with no real plan for achieving them. But this year, I decided to take a crack at setting a couple of specific goals for 2019. I had a birthday over the holiday period and that was also an opportunity to think seriously about where my life is heading. This is what…

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Paul Feely’s City Hall:Muscle Beach, Manchester-style? | City Hall

Muscle Beach, Manchester-style? Janet Horvath, the city’s Recreation and Enterprise manager, has informed aldermen that the National Fitness Campaign has contacted Manchester officials about possibly locating one of its Fitness Courts in the Queen City. According to Horvath, the Fitness Court would consist of a workout area measuring 32 feet by 35 feet where adults can use circuit training fitness equipment to complete a series of full-body exercises in seven minutes. The service would be available to all at…

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How to get the most out of it, according to a sports scientist

Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, are likely to improve fitness levels, maybe shed a little excess weight – and will make you feel at home in the gym Published 10:00 AM, January 05, 2019 Updated 10:00 AM, January 05, 2019 WORKOUT. Are you getting your money’s worth? Image from Shutterstock CrossFit, circuit training, group exercise, functional training, resistance training, cardio training. Feeling dizzy yet? Never before have…

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