All My Life’s an Interval

I workout in high-intensity intervals to maximize my excess post-oxygen consumption. My daily consumption requires eating in four-hour intervals to achieve optimum metabolic fitness. My fitness tracker zaps me when my movement intervals are not up to snuff and my dog snuffles me when I let the go-for-a-walk interval stretch too long.  Year intervals are nothing new, but I smile …

Huff & Puff Longboards Cruising to Success

At 21, Bremen resident Andrew Huff has kept focus on a long-term, longboard business “Many boarders understand the sport aspect of it, but they don’t understand the business side. I’d say I hit it a lot more serious than most. I knew I wanted to makeHuff & Puff boards happen.”  Andrew Huff, owner         Like many of …

Do My Knees Feel Better Because I Run?

“The pressure (or pounding) of each stride helps harden the bones and improves bone density. That pressure will also strengthen and improve flexibility of the joint because the ligaments and muscles that support the knees are reinforced by the stresses of running, improving the knees’ mechanics.” Dr. Edith Cullen, musculoskeletal and sports medicine specialist with OSMC Question From your editor: …

Taking Hip Pain to Heart

“One goal of early intervention is hip preservation. Treating some of these intra-articular problems can help slow and possibly eliminate the need for a total hip replacement in the future.”   Dr. Thomas Akre, orthopedics and sports medicine, Allied Bone and Joint         The holiday season is here and the Cubs have won the World Series. All …

Sugared Cranberries that POP!

Among the world’s healthiest of foods is the cranberry — packed with phytonutrients that offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a very good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid. I couldn’t find quite as much to say about the sugar that …

A Few of My Favorite Things

For six years I have let myself have a little fun with the last issue of the season. The annual RPM Gifts for the Fit guide is intended to be just that—fun— ideas and what’s new from our local experts, and a few suggestions I dig up on my own. Here are some of my favorites things. (Photos included in …

Make it A Tradition!

   Michiana Thanksgiving Day races attract more than 6,000 participants annually, which, next to Sunburst, makes it our second biggest running day of the year. Nationwide, it’s the country’s largest race day! The tradition is becoming as set as pumpkin pie. Giving back with Awareness             Mike Perez, resource and development director for Faith Mission …

Train Like a Professional Today

Beacon Sports Performance Center will offer science-based, high performance sports training “We are coaches, not trainers. As in a professional setting, we will work together in a team-based culture and reward success as a group because together we have one goal–athletic achievement.” MISHAWAKA, IN—The Beacon Sports Performance Center will offer a new route for athletes who want to improve. Powered …

Overcoming HAV, aka Bunions!

Bunions can strike anyone and any time in life. For athletes, visible changes in the feet can be a signal that other aspects of the lower extremities aren’t operating at optimum efficiency. By Dr. Randall Kline, Allied Bone & Joint         According to a study published six years ago, 23 percent of adults aged 18 to 65, and 36 …

Inspiring Fun Fitness

PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Bryant RPM’s  Oct.-November Out of the Gate athlete highlights Paula Turk, Ironman and owner of Stone Soup Promotions in Elkhart, IN.    “Overall, good health is the ultimate currency.” Paula Turk Lives in—Elkhart, IN Most competitive sport—Triathlon, has participated in three Ironmans Must-do supplemental activities—“I am big on swimming because we can do that into our 90s. Even when …