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LindaÂ SoneÂ cycles two-three hours to work, works 24 hours as a fire fighter, and cycles two-three hours home. Â Not only does she save money every day, but cycling has also helped her with work:
“Your body adapts to carrying around all that heavy gear with your air tank and boots, or holding a charged hose. Your shoulders and legs definitely get stronger, and you also use cardio to be able to chop through walls or roofs.”
She was also one of the fire fighters that responded to the I-35 bridge collapse in Minnesota.
Commentary, General Fitness, Nutrition »
In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enacted the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. At this time, the â€œlow fat dietâ€ was in full force, and every package in supermarkets proudly proclaimed, â€œLow Fat!â€ or â€œLight.â€ The FDA stepped in and created guidelines for what terms like â€œlow fatâ€ actually meant. They also enforced a mandatory ingredient list on all food products as well. It wasnâ€™t until 1992 that the Nutrition Facts labels became a requirement on most packaging.
Following on the heals of the Nutrition Facts …
General Fitness, Nutrition, Training »
Back in the early twentieth century, a scientist by the name of Otto Meyerhof made a breakthrough discovery that changed the face of sports training for years to follow. Meyerhof did a test where he cut a frog in half, and placed its rear section in a sealed jar, away from oxygen. He then sent an electric shock through the legs and watched them twitch for a few seconds before slowly coming to a stop. Afterwords, Meyerhof found the legs to be saturated with lactic acid. From …