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  • Cardio isn’t dead yet

    Why exercise for more than 10 to 20 minutes at maximum intensity (AMRAP, for time!) when CrossFit tells you that’s all you need? Why work out for more than seven minutes when “science” says that…

  • Sitting is harmful to your health

    WASHINGTON — The emerging research on the health consequences of sitting is shocking. This is a different world these days. Your body was not made for current lifestyles. In this world, you sit for long…

  • Meal-delivery company delivers at-home ‘restaurant crawl’

    WASHINGTON — It’s no secret that eating restaurant-prepared meals and eating healthy don’t always go hand in hand, but one local business is working to change that by giving customers access to local chefs and…

  • Cheaper alternatives to gym memberships

    Are you sick of the same monotonous routine of going to the gym? I’m not one to dismiss gyms because they do serve a purpose and many do see results. I have many family and…

  • Food that helps burn body fat

    Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer

  • Florida man pleads guilty to selling unapproved drugs

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs not approved for human consumption for bodybuilding. Sixty-five-year-old Gregory Tamborello of Lutz, Florida, pleaded guilty to selling misbranded drugs in federal court…

  • Live chat with Fairfax Hackley

    Personal trainer Fairfax Hackley answered questions about fitness and nutrition on Jan. 12, 2015.

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Weak growth forecast, sales slump send stocks lower NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sliding and bond prices are rising following some discouraging news on the U.S. economy and a weaker forecast of…

  • FDA approves appetite-zapping implant for obese patients

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain. The Maestro Rechargeable System uses electrodes implanted in the abdomen to…

  • How to stick to your resolutions with yoga

    If you’ve already dropped the ball on your New Year’s resolutions, or if you’re at the point where the mere idea of resolutions makes you cringe, it’s time try a new approach. Yoga is the…

  • Mistakes to avoid when starting a new year fitness plan

    Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer

  • Think Americans are getting healthier? Think again.

    It’s the start of a new year, when many Americans make resolutions to get healthier. Over time, however, what constitutes the term “healthy” has become skewed. Much of the nutrition and health information disseminated to…

  • Court orders Nevada to say what’s in prison food

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A convicted pedophile’s complaint about Nevada prison food has the state Supreme Court ordering an accounting of what’s in unnamed sack lunches and “chef’s choice” dinners given to inmates, and whether…

  • 5 things to look for as govt writes new dietary advice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government’s dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine. Whether individuals…

  • A former NFL pro tackles weight gain on ‘The Biggest Loser’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a huge weight off Scott Mitchell’s shoulders — or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366…