The Archives of Internal Medicine recently published results from a Harvard School of Public Health and University of Athens Medical School joint study regarding the potential benefits of napping.
Researchers followed 23,000 Greek adults over six years and measured their diet, physical activity, and whether they napped (a) never (b) occasionally - defined as 1-2x/week for less than 30 minutes (usually on weekends), OR (c) frequently - defined as 3 or more times per week for 30 minutes or more.
The results showed that occ
A week or so ago Jim took a trip north to cover/watch the end of the Tour of California. What he did not relay was his "Hollywood" moment with none other than Mr.
In Hong Kong, at the California Fitness Club (owned by 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide), ?power training? takes on a whole new meaning. Members can simultaneously pedal for fitness and help the environment. The club has rigged a number of its stairmasters and ellipticals to create electricity when being used. The generated energy is stored in a battery and used to power the club?s lights etc.
The March 1st WSJ ran a detailed article describing California Fitness? creative energy saving program.
Some of you emailed, begging us to take bike photos while at the Tour of California. We didn't let you down. Take a gander at some of the hot bikes seen at Stage 7 in Long Beach:
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Levi-less Gerolsteiner was the first team we came across:
The 2007 Amgen Tour of California didn't disappoint. The World's top riders and best teams turned out for another year of racing and the California crowds showed up in support. Over seven days, 1.6 million spectators lined the streets and towns across the Golden State to witness what is quickly becoming "The Tour beyond France."
Race organizers hope to add a few more stages (making 10 total) to the 2008 event and we hope San Diego is chosen as a Stage host city.
Just a quick note to let AMT-ers know that we will be at Stage 7 of the 2007 Amgen Tour of California tomorrow (Sunday).
The final stage will feature 10 laps around a 7.5 mile flat course through the heart of Long Beach.
We'll be sure to take a lot of photos and grab a few interviews, so check in for our post-race coverage on Monday.
As our subscribers know, in our "Eat Well" section, along with the restaurants, cafes and farmers markets, we also identify grocers and markets that offer prepared, ready to go foods. The Athletic-Minded Traveler staff often dines at a Whole Foods or Wild Oats when we're home and on the road. We love both. (My salads usually top out at about $14!)
Anyway, today's news announcing that Whole Foods is buying Wild Oats immediately caught my eye. And as a stock owner I was happy to see that shares of both companies are up.
This may be old news to some--the promotion has been ongoing at many participating McDonalds for a while--but we are surprised to learn that at many Mickey D's the promotion for its new Premium Blend coffee continues. Every Monday through April 2007, it's free!!! No gimmicks...no catch...no requirements to buy a Big Mac...just plain and simple free coffee.
And before you poo poo Ronald's "joe", we understand that it tastes pretty darn good since they modified their brew last year.