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Elite Rowers Help Researchers Improve Heart Health Diagnostics

US Rowing Youth Nationals ChampionshipsJune 2013 Listen to the cheers from shore or watch the focused determination of the athletes, and it’s easy to see that youth rowing is a sport with heart.  Teens stay in top condition by cross-training and practicing long hours, with a select few earning a spot at US Rowing’s Youth […]

Continue Reading By on June 17, 2013 in athletics, cardiac, family, fitness, health, heart, medical, outdoors, parenting, research, science, simple living, sports, summer

Uniquely Athletic Moms Start Crowdfunding for Sports Wheelchair

Melissa Peplow and Vicky Wallace It’s a beautiful day and Melissa Peplow is watching the time as she and her training partner approach various points on  their morning route. Vicky Wallace has driven them to the lakeside trail in their hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  “She has the wheels all the way around,” joked Peplow […]

Continue Reading By on May 31, 2013 in encouragement, faith, fitness, health, mother, motivation, parenting, sports, wheelchair, women

Busy Lifestyle Food Choices at Co-op

Too busy to cook?  Still in college?  Single and don’t care about family meals?  You might find your healthiest food-on-the-go options at your local food co-op! In Knoxville, Three Rivers Market boasts of being the only independent, locally-owned food co-op in Tennessee.  The extensive salad bar offers luscious organic selections of greens, legumes and meats, all […]

Continue Reading By on September 22, 2011 in conscious consumerism, eating better, fitness, food, local, shopping, sustainable

Resources for Child and Family Fitness

Looking for more ideas to get your children active and fit?  We’ve been hearing this week from educators who tell us that physical fitness is key to a child’s development and may even help with academics.  Here are a few other sources of information on child and family fitness: PBS Parents offers suggestions on building confidence […]

Continue Reading By on September 14, 2011 in children, fitness, outdoors, parenting

Kid Fitness Camps Tracking Real Results

2011 Tri-Masters Youth and Coaches Chicago director Bernard Lyles (center of middle row) IronMan World Champion, Wendy Ingraham is Pro on Staff (second from right on front row) Photo courtesy Tri-Masters Chicago parents concerned their kids are becoming couch potatoes have been turning to Bernard Lyles for a motivational alternative.  They’ve been signing up children […]

Continue Reading By on September 13, 2011 in children, education, fitness, outdoors, parenting