Boston Marathon’s ‘Fallen Man’ Still Running

Posted on 04/15/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your Life[Editor's Note: In the men's division of the 2014 Boston Marathon, run April 21, American Meb Keflezighi, 39, won with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. He was the oldest winner since at least 1930. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her women’s title, with a course record of 2:18:57.] As Boston transforms its annual marathon into an affirmation of strength, renewal and healing this year, I can’t help remembering last year’s “Fallen Man” who wouldn’t stay down. Blown …

What’s Better Than Winning a Race? Honoring a WWII Vet

Posted on 03/4/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayRunners in an 8-kilometer race in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday stopped to honor a World War II veteran watching the event in uniform, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Joe Bell, 95, was on the street encouraging participants in the race. You can see one or two runners shake his hand and thank him for his service. Then at least half the runners seem to detour toward the vet. The event raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which …

Running After 50: You CAN Do It!

Posted on 05/21/2013 by |Best of Everything After 50 | Comments

Beauty & FashionWhat’s the best work out for people of all ages? According to a recent study, it’s this: running. Researchers, who followed participants over a 30-year period, were amazed to discover that those who ran in moderation showed the greatest health gains and benefits when compared to those who ran faster and more often. The ‘sweet spot’, it seems, is running about 3 – 4 times a week at a slower pace, proving that the “less is more” philosophy really applies to …

William Staub: He Gave Us a Run (Indoors) for Our Money

Posted on 07/25/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyEven if you’re a dedicated walker or runner, there are days when the weather is way too yucky to go out. Or maybe you just want to catch the nightly news instead of going for a run. Fortunately, thanks to the indoor treadmill, you can get a vigorous aerobic workout without giving up either air-conditioned comfort or your TV show of choice — and, most amazing of all, without covering any actual ground at all. For that, we owe a …

Do You Need a Wellness Coach?

Posted on 05/24/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthWhen beginning my fitness makeoverseveral years ago, I was suffering from a torn hamstring. Knowing that I could easily reinjure myself with an overly aggressive exercise program or by undertaking the wrong kind of exercise, I hired a personal trainer. Until that point, I had considered personal trainers the exclusive province of the rich and famous. I was delighted to discover that personal trainers were affordable and available to work with ordinary persons like me. The use of personal trainers …

The Takeaway: Belly Fat, Beauty Bias, Benevolent Banks and Bluesmen

Posted on 08/31/2011 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayThink crunches for belly-fat are just the thing? Think again. The most dangerous type of belly fat—the kind that resides deep within the abdomen and sneaks into the spaces between internal organs—laughs in the face of your crunches, weight-lifting and resistance-training in general. A study of adults aged 18-70 found aerobic exercise such as jogging, however, can ‘significantly reduce’ this fat (also called visceral or liver fat), and decrease your risk of developing heart disease or diabetes.