Exercise- Induced Hearing Loss?

Exercise- Induced Hearing Loss?

By Sarah Klimasewski, Au.D    Hart Hearing Centers  Whether you’re hitting the pavement or hitting the gym, if you’re like most people, you’re probably “plugged in” to your music.  You may be paying a price for that fit body, however: old ears! Today’s personal listening devices, such as iPods and MP3 players, have the ability to produce sound levels as high as 120-125 dB when at full volume. Listening at this level would cause hearing loss...

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Why do humans do this?

Why do humans do this?

Aliens from another planet go into a gym are puzzled as they watch humans running full speed on treadmills, and others, lifting heavy weights again and again. They wonder; “since no other creature in nature expends energy without a reason, why do humans do this? Does it get them “high”, or obtain them food, or sex?” Us regular exercisers know the answer. Working out is therapy, both physical and mental. And the rewards we get are worth the...

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You snooze, You lose !

Can lack of sleep cause obesity? Compared to sleepers who got seven to nine hours of sleep per night, those who got less than 4 hours were 73% more likely to be obese. And, sleepers who got just 6 hours sleep were 23% more likely to be obese. That is what a Columbia University study of 18,000 people revealed. So why does number of hours in the sack influence belt size? Hormones. Lack of sleep disrupts levels of the hormones; leptin and ghrelin...

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Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Original Post 1/25/13 Do you think you can lose 10 pounds by Valentine’s Day (3 weeks)? That’s waht I asked myself on January 24th. I don’t know if I can either, but I’ve committed myself to doing just that. And, one of my trainee friends has committed to it also, in fact we have a small “fun” bet going (and I’m gonna win!). The way I will do this is to cut all junk out of my diet, and believe me, there is a lot to cut. High sugar...

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Who in the world is Carmen Basilio?

Carmen Basilio 1927 – 2012 Standing in line at Irondequoit Wegmans a few years ago, I was delivered a series of punches to my ribs! Thinking “what the heck?!” I turned around to see this old man, smiling up at me. He asked “do you know who I am?” and I confessed that I had no idea. He said “I’m Carmen Basilio, champion fighter”. I told him I was happy to meet him and we shook hands. We talked for a few minutes as he told me a bit of his...

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Missing Muscles

Missing Muscles

Five muscles we don’t need I’ve always assumed that all humans have exactly the same muscular system. That is; the same number of muscles, all located in roughly the same places in the body. In reality, some of us came up short in the muscle department. Most likely the result of genetics, there are five muscles that can be completely absent from some of us. But it doesn’t seem to make a big difference in our every-day living. Nature has...

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Un-Believable! (wish it were)

Below are a few sentences from an article I read that should tick off every one of us. 1) Hundreds of thousands of Americans have state income taxes withheld from their paychecks that never go to the government. They don’t know it, because the law doesn’t require telling them this. Once the taxes are withheld, the state regards them as having paid their taxes. It then lets the companies they work for keep these taxes. 2) America...

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Humans are AMAZING !

We have changed the face of the earth. We are never satisfied. We push, and we test the limits of our environment, our inventions and, our minds and bodies.   Consider: the Ironman Triathlon (From Wikipedia) Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run, raced in that order without a break. Now… many athletes do the Ironman every year. But I had never...

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A good training partner is worth his weight in parakeets.

A good training partner is worth his weight in parakeets.

. Article originally published in Fitness Motivation Newsletter of July 2008 . I was probably 12 years old that Sunday morning as I sat in church with my family. Like many youngsters, my mind was everywhere except on the sermon. That is until the moment when the priest mentioned something that made my ears perk up. He told the congregation to imagine a strong-man lifting the very heaviest weight that he possible could. In my mind I could see...

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