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By Robin Rudner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Robin Rudner weighs in on goal-setting. Jan. 1 has come and gone. If you made a resolution to improve your health and fitness (and you're serious this time), have you evaluated your progress? Do you have a plan? Consider SMART goal setting, an approach often used in corporate training.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Ravens players Jacoby Jones and Justin Tucker and crowds of local children for a workout at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday - and it was broadcast on national television. The crowd was challenged to run up and down 10,000 of the stadium's steps, part of a yearlong campaign to promote health and fitness in Baltimore on NBC's "Today" show. The show's "Shine a Light" campaign, in which on-air personalities champion causes, chose Baltimore in part because of the city's high rates of diabetes, obesity and residents who smoke.
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HEALTH
By Georgia Carroll and By Georgia Carroll | May 29, 2014
The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Washington, D.C., placed highest, while Memphis, Tenn., was ranked last on the AFI, which was established in 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine and the WellPoint Foundation.
HEALTH
By Georgia Carroll and By Georgia Carroll | May 29, 2014
The American Fitness Index has ranked Baltimore 25th of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in terms of overall fitness. The annual index measures city health based on preventative health behaviors, levels of chronic disease, access to healthcare and community resources and policies that support physical activity. Washington, D.C., placed highest, while Memphis, Tenn., was ranked last on the AFI, which was established in 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine and the WellPoint Foundation.
FEATURES
March 14, 1995
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FEATURES
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Ravens players Jacoby Jones and Justin Tucker and crowds of local children for a workout at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday - and it was broadcast on national television. The crowd was challenged to run up and down 10,000 of the stadium's steps, part of a yearlong campaign to promote health and fitness in Baltimore on NBC's "Today" show. The show's "Shine a Light" campaign, in which on-air personalities champion causes, chose Baltimore in part because of the city's high rates of diabetes, obesity and residents who smoke.
NEWS
June 20, 1996
Dr. Benjamin Carson, an internationally recignized Johns Hopkins Hospital pediatric neurosurgeon, will speak Sunday at Rising Sun First Baptist Church's first Baptist, Church's first Health and fitness Day.The service, which will have a health and fitness theme, will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, at 2211 St. Lukes Lane in Woodlawn.There will also be a health fair on the church grounds.Pub Date: 6/20/96
NEWS
February 2, 2003
Home & Family is expanding its health and fitness coverage. In addition to the regular health and fitness articles that appear each Sunday, look for new features in the coming weeks such as a Fitness Q&A, a roundup of new medical studies you should know about, and a calendar providing information about classes, workshops, screenings and support groups. For calendar listings, send typed news releases to Ellen Hawks, Health, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278. You can also fax calendar information to 410-783-2519, or send an e-mail to health(at)
NEWS
November 1, 2004
The Sun's health and science news is moving to Friday. Starting this week, The Sun will offer expanded coverage of medicine, science, health and fitness in a new weekly section. In addition to the latest news, Health & Science will offer fitness and diet tips, reviews of books and health care products, and listings of the top medical and science TV shows of the week.
NEWS
May 2, 1991
During the week of May 1, faculty and staff membeers at Coppin State College will walk for 20 to 30 minutes at lunch-time to celebrate National Employee Health and Fitness Day, which is being observed nationally May 15.Employees will follow a fitness "trail" on the campus.The purpose of Fitness Day is to emphasize the need for employee fitness. For more information, call 383-5859 or 383-5885.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
NBC's "Today" show and Baltimore officials launched a year-long campaign Sunday to help improve the health and fitness of city residents. The "Today" show asked viewers across the country to nominate a city for the public service campaign. The morning show selected Baltimore in part because of the city's high rates of diabetes, obesity and residents who smoke. "We looked through thousands of Facebook comments and Tweets from viewers telling us about their communities," said Dee Dee Thomas, the executive producer of Weekend Today.
HEALTH
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade - part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce. Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working as a civilian on the garrison staff at Fort Meade, is one of thousands of federal workers who participate in health and fitness programs designed to lower the government's health care costs, increase productivity and better recruit and retain employees.
HEALTH
By Robin Rudner, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Robin Rudner weighs in on goal-setting. Jan. 1 has come and gone. If you made a resolution to improve your health and fitness (and you're serious this time), have you evaluated your progress? Do you have a plan? Consider SMART goal setting, an approach often used in corporate training.
NEWS
By Bloomberg News | September 8, 2006
Five simple health tips may help prevent 62 percent of fatal cardiac events and heart attacks suffered by men, researchers said. Men shouldn't smoke, become overweight under U.S. standards or have more than two alcoholic drinks a day, the study said. They should exercise at least 30 minutes daily, and follow federal food pyramid guidelines when they eat. "A healthy lifestyle, defined by these five factors, is associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease, even when men are taking medication to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol," said lead author Stephanie Chiuve, a research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health's Department of Nutrition.
NEWS
By Janet Cromley and Janet Cromley,Los Angeles Times | September 8, 2006
In the pantheon of wacky fitness contraptions, the Power Plate deserves a place of honor. The pulsating, vibrating exercise machine promises to jiggle even the semi-indolent into shape without so much as a lunge or squat. In the four years since its introduction in the United States, the device has struck a responsive chord among slackers and elite athletes alike. Madonna reportedly used it to whip her 48-year-old body into its current Mighty Mouse condition. A gaggle of other celebrities and models - such as Sean "Diddy" Combs and Heidi Klum - unofficially have been linked to it. An increasing number of gyms and trainers report using them: More than 20,000 of the machines have been sold worldwide since 2002.
NEWS
By ALICIA ROCKMORE AND SARAH WELCH and ALICIA ROCKMORE AND SARAH WELCH,MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE | July 21, 2006
How many times have you shown up for a doctor's appointment and been handed a stack of multicolored double-sided forms to fill out? You scan the information and realize that you don't remember when you had your tonsils out or the name of the medicine that caused you to break out in hives five years ago. Having complete and accurate records for everyone in your family isn't just a nice thing to have, it's essential. The good news is that getting them in order is a straightforward organizational task.
NEWS
April 18, 1991
Lois M. Shofer, an administrator at Essex Community College, has been approved for a second term as president of the National Association of Governors' Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports.Shofer has been a volunteer member of the Maryland Commission on Physical Fitness for the last 10 years.Upcoming on the national association's agenda is the observance of National Employee Health and Fitness Day May 15.This date will be marked locally with the mailing of information packages to local employers.
NEWS
May 21, 2006
The Western Howard County Senior Center, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy, will participate in the 13th National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Exercise-class demonstrations, vendors and screenings are planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31. Those who want to participate in an exercise class should wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Lunch will be available at noon for a suggested donation of $2. The menu is Tuscan bean soup, an Italian meatball sub, spinach, marinated cucumbers and onions, and sliced pears.
NEWS
November 1, 2004
The Sun's health and science news is moving to Friday. Starting this week, The Sun will offer expanded coverage of medicine, science, health and fitness in a new weekly section. In addition to the latest news, Health & Science will offer fitness and diet tips, reviews of books and health care products, and listings of the top medical and science TV shows of the week.
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