Felisa Enriquez

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8 Ice Pops to Make This Summer

Ice cream is great, but—and we're not trying to throw down any gauntlets here—ice pops are unequivocally awesome. Ice cream melts fast. Ice pops don't—better for savoring lick by lick. Ice cream, unless it's on a cone, isn't portable. You can take ice pops wherever you might meander—upstairs, …

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21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

When Exercise and Supplements Don't Mix

Another study finds that resveratrol interferes with the benefits of exercise.<p>Back in July, I wrote about a study in which it appeared that resveratrol (a much-hyped antioxidant) seemed to block the fitness benefits of aerobic training. A group of men exercised, half took resveratrol and the other …

Aerobic Exercise Better for Overweight Girls than Strength Work

Running, elliptical machine lowered health risks for teen-age girls, study finds.<p>In the ongoing battle against childhood obesity, new research suggests that aerobic exercise might be better than resistance training at cutting health risks for overweight girls.<p>Researchers at Pittsburgh's Children's …

How Much Energy Does Your Achilles Tendon Store?

Stiffer tendons help you run more efficiently, but it's not clear how.<p>Your legs are like springs. When you run, you stretch those springs -- in particular the Achilles tendon, and to a lesser extent the arch of the foot -- and store energy that's then released to power your next stride, as the …

Short v. Long Intervals

Two sides of the same coin, or completely different workouts?<p>Here's an interesting graph to consider:<p>It comes from a paper by Nigel Stepto and his colleagues, then at the University of Cape Town, back in 1999. This particular version of it is redrawn in a review on physiological adaptations to …

After the Marathon, Beer

In New York City, happy finishers mustered the strength to raise a glass. Or two.<p><b>Name:</b> Greg Cowley<b><br>From:</b> Long Island<b><br>Finishing Time:</b> 3:06<b><br>Location:</b> The Playwright Tavern, 49th Street at 7th Avenue<p><b>What are you drinking?</b> "Bud Light."<p><b>Oh, no.</b> "You have a better suggestion?"<p><b>How was your race?</b> "Good. I felt …

Vigorous Exercise Less Affected by Air Pollution

Intensity affects the balance between exercise's benefits and pollution's risks.<p>Timing is funny. I was in New York for the past few days, and on Tuesday morning I went for a run from my midtown hotel, weaving a mile through the traffic-clogged streets to get to Central Park. But just as I got …