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May 27, 1996 | By Faye Flam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
British-based physiologist Adar Pelah would never have thought of his latest experiment if he had not felt the need to get more exercise and picked up a treadmill at Sears during a recent trip to the United States. "I observed this funny sensation after getting off of it," says Pelah, who works at Cambridge University in England. It was an effect familiar to thousands of experienced treadmill runners - walking on the ground felt much faster than it really was. The feeling is like walking on one of the horizontal escalators found at airports.
NEWS
August 3, 2008 | By Gerald Eskenazi FOR THE INQUIRER
Suddenly, India seemed to glide by instead of assaulting our senses. It is a country that invades the imagination beyond anything you conjure watching those Discovery Channel moments showing people hanging onto the sides of buses, cows walking the streets, fabled temples carved into the sides of mountains. What we learned was how to relax on vacation. I believe the lesson can be applied to every intense vacation any of us will ever take. So many times we had roared through countries - Turkey, Thailand, China, South Africa, even benign Costa Rica - and had come home, flopped on the bed, and waited for jet lag to pass.
SPORTS
February 8, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Winter continues to drag on through our region, bringing snow and ice and ice again, making outdoor running unpleasant if not dangerous. That means, for some runs, the treadmill is a better option. To me, the treadmill - which I call the dreadmill - is boring. But if my only options are a treadmill run or no run at all, I'll pick the treadmill every time. Here's how to get through those stationary runs - without annoying your fellow runners. Distractions When I retreat to the treadmill, I try to get on the machine in front of the TV that's showing The Price Is Right, which is a lot more entertaining than cable news shows.
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Whenever I get on a treadmill, I feel as if I'm not running quite right - as if I'm running slower, and that my running motion isn't the same as when I'm out on the road. This isn't just a gut feeling brought on by my aversion to running inside without going anywhere. Your stride really does change on a treadmill. In a recent study published in Sports Biomechanics, British researchers had 12 people who ran at least three times a week run on both a treadmill and outside. They used an eight-camera motion-analysis system to record movement of the hips, knees, and ankle joints of those runners.
NEWS
March 30, 1988 | By Robert Strauss, Daily News Staff Writer
If you haven't had a heart-to-heart lately with that set of auricles and ventricles inside your left side, it may be time for a stress test. The stress test, otherwise known as an exercise cardiogram, is the safest and most painless procedure for determining whether your heart is pumping properly. You merely have your chest hooked up to a sophisticated electrocardiogram machine (by means of electrode patches in 12 strategic places) and walk on a treadmill that speeds up and goes on a greater incline at regular intervals.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE 76ERS paid more than $16 million (and dealt a lot of players) to have Andrew Bynum on their team this season. We know that hasn't turned out very well, as he's been sidelined with knee injuries, basically since being acquired in August. To try to quicken his return, the organization invested in a state-of-the-art, anti-gravity treadmill that will alleviate up to 80 percent of the person's body weight. The estimated cost of that piece of equipment has been guessed to be close to $60,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013
IT MAY look all innocent sitting down there in your basement, but your treadmill may be deceiving you. The fact is, you can't always believe the "calories burned" totals that appear on workout equipment. Each manufacturer uses its own algorithm to calculate duration and intensity, so calorie estimates are just that. Depending on the equipment and the manufacturer, the numbers can be off by 20 to 30 percent, according to some reports. Besides that, the number of calories you burn during your workout depends on variables like your sex, age, weight, body-fat percentage and metabolic rate.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in King of Prussia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment. "I couldn't stand being the owner/manager and a customer coming up to me and saying, 'Don, when is that treadmill going to be fixed?' and me trying to get a service manager on the phone. " Finding someone to evaluate a malfunctioning treadmill or elliptical machine and fix it quickly often was as sweat-inducing and tortuous as a 10-mile run uphill.
NEWS
June 17, 2012 | Freelance
The ElliptiGo is a portable road bike you don't pedal the usual way. A hybrid between a bicycle and an elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGo is powered by long flat pedals you push your feet up and down on while standing (there's no seat). That action is easier on the joints than regular bike pedaling, and takes advantage of gravity, while providing a good cardio workout on the road. Available in three models, ranging from 3- to 11-gear systems, the bikes have adjustable and removable steering columns and removable front wheels for storage and transport.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
Q: I'm new to the treadmill and want to get the most out of it. Should I keep it flat at one steady pace or go all uphill? - Mr. Treadmill A: That's a good question. As a person of moderation, I think that somewhere in the middle is usually best. Since you're new to the treadmill, you might want to try walking 5 minutes flat at your comfortable rate, followed by 2 minutes at an incline that is challenging for you. Then alternate back and forth. As you become more and more fit, you can up the challenge.
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July 24, 2016 | By Francesca Serritella, Columnist
I don't think my body was made for running. I took a human evolution class in college, and the professor presented his theory that early humans evolved as a species because our bodies were uniquely suited to long-distance running. Our quick-cooling slender body shape, our flexible cervical spine keeping our heads steady with our body in motion, and other traits allowed us to successfully hunt large prey animals, like zebras, by simply chasing them for long distances in the hot sun until they collapsed from exhaustion.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Of all the workouts Don Powers endured in a 20-plus-year career focused on exercise, the one he hated most was when members of the gym he ran in King of Prussia would press him hard about a broken piece of equipment. "I couldn't stand being the owner/manager and a customer coming up to me and saying, 'Don, when is that treadmill going to be fixed?' and me trying to get a service manager on the phone. " Finding someone to evaluate a malfunctioning treadmill or elliptical machine and fix it quickly often was as sweat-inducing and tortuous as a 10-mile run uphill.
SPORTS
March 14, 2016 | By Bob Cooney
THAT NICE BREEZE you felt wafting through the Delaware Valley over the past couple of days wasn't because of anything involving El Nino, or a high pressure system that came up from the south and settled near here. It was the collective sigh of relief coming from the 76ers organization when the result of the CT scan performed on rookie Jahlil Okafor's right knee revealed that there was only a small tear of the meniscus, and not something more serious. It means Okafor will miss the last 23 games of the season, as he hasn't played since Feb. 28 and will not be able to resume basketball activities for six weeks, following what the team labled a minor surgical procedure.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By David Becker, For The Inquirer
If you asked 100 random people on the street whether they would like to be in good physical shape, most would answer with a resounding "yes. " Though many people want to exercise, too many of us reason our way off the treadmill and onto the couch. Spring is here and summer is approaching, so I have compiled a list of the top 10 excuses I have heard from patients, and how to overcome them. 1. I don't have time. Planning out time to exercise at the start of the week is crucial.
SPORTS
April 2, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pete Blumenstein is the only human to defeat the Iron Crusader. But could he design a robot capable of doing the same? "No," said the Father Judge senior, who recently triumphed over machine by finishing two miles on a treadmill in less than 12 minutes with 25 of his schoolmates watching. "It would be way too slow. " Few would know better than Blumenstein whether a robot programmed to rattle off 60 perfect push-ups might struggle to finish a nine-second shuttle run and still be functional after jumping rope for 10 consecutive minutes.
SPORTS
February 8, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Winter continues to drag on through our region, bringing snow and ice and ice again, making outdoor running unpleasant if not dangerous. That means, for some runs, the treadmill is a better option. To me, the treadmill - which I call the dreadmill - is boring. But if my only options are a treadmill run or no run at all, I'll pick the treadmill every time. Here's how to get through those stationary runs - without annoying your fellow runners. Distractions When I retreat to the treadmill, I try to get on the machine in front of the TV that's showing The Price Is Right, which is a lot more entertaining than cable news shows.
SPORTS
December 16, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Whenever I get on a treadmill, I feel as if I'm not running quite right - as if I'm running slower, and that my running motion isn't the same as when I'm out on the road. This isn't just a gut feeling brought on by my aversion to running inside without going anywhere. Your stride really does change on a treadmill. In a recent study published in Sports Biomechanics, British researchers had 12 people who ran at least three times a week run on both a treadmill and outside. They used an eight-camera motion-analysis system to record movement of the hips, knees, and ankle joints of those runners.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013
IT MAY look all innocent sitting down there in your basement, but your treadmill may be deceiving you. The fact is, you can't always believe the "calories burned" totals that appear on workout equipment. Each manufacturer uses its own algorithm to calculate duration and intensity, so calorie estimates are just that. Depending on the equipment and the manufacturer, the numbers can be off by 20 to 30 percent, according to some reports. Besides that, the number of calories you burn during your workout depends on variables like your sex, age, weight, body-fat percentage and metabolic rate.
NEWS
August 13, 2013 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amid the thousands of obscure tropical specimens piled in a University of Pennsylvania office - silvery moths, wasps the size of a speck of dirt, butterflies with more patterns than a fabric store - a lean, bearded fellow marches on a treadmill. Daniel H. Janzen and his wife, Winnie Hallwachs, brought the insects here from Costa Rica. He strides on the treadmill while working at an elevated desk - logging nearly 20 miles on a good day so he can stay in shape to go back for more insects.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013
Q: I'm new to the treadmill and want to get the most out of it. Should I keep it flat at one steady pace or go all uphill? - Mr. Treadmill A: That's a good question. As a person of moderation, I think that somewhere in the middle is usually best. Since you're new to the treadmill, you might want to try walking 5 minutes flat at your comfortable rate, followed by 2 minutes at an incline that is challenging for you. Then alternate back and forth. As you become more and more fit, you can up the challenge.
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