Tour of California Video Interview Fun

Our Athletic-Minded Traveler video crew had a blast interviewing cyclists, mechanics, fans, and even the podium ladies at the Tour of California's final stage in San Diego. Everyone was happy to talk to us, even the time-crunched and focused riders.

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Do Swimmers Live Longer than Runners?

Results from a recent University of South Carolina study lead by Professor Steven N. Blair may create waves in the running community.

After thoroughly examining medical and physical activity data on 40,000 men (ages 20 to 90), Dr. Blair and his crew have concluded that in addition to having 53% lower mortality rates than their sedentary peers (no big surprise there), swimmers ALSO have a 49% lower mortality rate than runners!

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Clif and Luna Bars Recalled - Costco on Top of It

Clif Bar is voluntarily recalling its products due to the salmonella/peanut butter outbreak. Click here for the FDA Notice.

Surprisingly, I learned of the recall from Costco. An auto-call system telephoned my home notifying me that Costco records showed I recently purchased Clif Bars from them and I should be aware of the recall. How's that for customer service and data organization!!

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Mumbai Athletic-Minded Connections

One of my friends was in Mumbai for the Grand Opening of India's first Bikram Yoga studio. Bollywood stars and local dignitaries (along with approx. 25 American representatives) gathered at the Mumbai Marriott hotel for a 10pm Bikram Yoga demonstration and party to follow on Wednesday night. Grenades exploded and guns were fired at the nearby domestic airport just as the yoga festivities began (airport shootings were not covered by the media).

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Special K Cereal - Cure for Restless Leg Syndrome and More?

Over the past few years (and after thousands of bike and run miles), I've battled with a mild case of Restless Leg Syndrome.

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Pop Quiz: What are the top 10 health foods according to the Mayo Clinic?

The Mayo Clinic recently released its top 10 "best bets" for eating well. They are in alphabetical order (bummer, we'd prefer rankings!).

Here they are:

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Cheap yoga clothes no more. Marika Group files for bankruptcy.

One of our favorite listings under our Gear Up tab for San Diego was the outlet at the Marika Manufacturing facility. Fitness fanatics could find workout apparel for as little as $5! I don't think I've paid more than $10 for an item ever!

So several weeks ago when I heard that the outlet was going out of business, I wondered what that meant for the Group and the manufacturing facility based here.

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Ignorance is NOT bliss. Get healthy with knowledge. Yum is doing it.

Yesterday Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill requiring chains with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts and other key nutrition data on menus AND indoor menu boards by 2011. California is the first state to implement this requirement. New York City passed a similar law in April.

Many restaurants already provide information on their web sites, but having the info front and center while ordering is a BIG change--and one we applaud.

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AMT Partners with Hyatt Hotels for Custom Run Route Cards

We're very excited to announce our latest partnership!

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Active parents equal healthy kids

Ugh. More bad news on the kid front. A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrates that once kids hit the teen years, physical activity drops significantly. Specifically the study suggests that less than a third of teens get even the minimum recommended daily amount of exercise -- ONE HOUR. And walking, playing, swimming, bicycle riding, all count.

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