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Laird Harrison
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Laird Harrison is a writer based in Oakland, California.
Laird Harrison is a writer based in Oakland, California.

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Live broadcast on #minimal #shoes for #running by Laird Harrison, CPT.

If you do any sports that involve running, please tune in to my live broadcast on minimal shoes, Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. PST/ 8:30 p.m. EST on Zubia. I will explain how minimal shoes can help prevent joint pain. I’ve been using them for a few…

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@Fitkicks make great shoes for a treadmill desk.

Ever since I got a treadmill desk, I’ve been looking for the ideal shoe to go along with it. With the new Fitkicks, I’ve come very close.

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Have you ever wished you could buy workout clothes made with good environmental credentials? Me either. Don’t get me wrong. I worry about climate change. I try to reduce the carbon fuels burned for my transportation, home heating and food needs. I just…

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Normally a boxer shorts man, I now wear @Bloke_Undees for sports.

This will be a brief review. After all, how much can I say about underwear in a sports performance newsletter? Just a few main points. First, I’ve been wearing Bloke Undees when I play soccer or run. And second, this is a departure for me. I grew up…

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The death of my #Nishiki touring #bike has made me think harder about maintenance.

My Nishiki touring bike passed away a few weeks ago, after a full and happy 28 years. Reliable, comfortable and endowed with a certain red-and-yellow panache, it carried me over thousands of miles of errands and commutes. The end of this machine has led…

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New mouse study finds supplements beat age-related #muscle loss. #sportsmedicine

Does it seem just a little bit harder to run, jump, swing a racquet and do all the other sporting things you used to do? It’s not just your imagination. According to some estimates, we lose  an average of 1% of our strength every year after age 30. That…

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#Sleep affects #sports performance, but not in the ways you might think. #sportsmedicine

During a week of canoeing in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, something odd happened. I had only a thin inflatable pad between me and the rocks and roots. My mosquito bites itched. And some of my companions snored. But getting away from the hum and glow…

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New survey examines what people want from personal #trainers.

by Karen Ashley Personal trainers are playing a large role in Americans’ exercise routines, a new survey shows. The survey of 300 people in the United States who work out at least three times a week found that 43 percent have used the services of a…

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Activity monitors have a high error rate in measuring #weightlifting, a new study shows. #sportsmedicine

If you’re trying to lose weight, an activity monitor can help by telling you how many calories you’re burning. Some are more accurate than others, but in general the monitors work pretty well for walking and running. If you want to compare activities on…

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How much #exercise pain is too much?

A friend of mine ran into a disappointment recently. She had to drop out of a 100-mile race because her kidneys hurt for 30 miles. And she was peeing blood. Still, she came in second in the 100-kilometer (62-mile) division of the race. Me, on the other…
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