January 11th, 2011
We are pleased to announce XTERRA WETSUITS as the official wetsuit and wetsuit rental sponsor for the 2011 Race Vermont events. As part of our partnership, race participants receive exclusive discounts on the XTERRA WETSUITS product line, including up to 50% off Vortex 3 and Vector Pro X2 triathlon wetsuits, and have the opportunity to win XTERRA WETSUITS at one of our triathlons. Visit www.xterrawetsuits.com and use coupon code R-VT to purchase or rent the best selling triathlon wetsuit in North America!
July 8th, 2010
If you are a woman who exercises you may be working out too hard…check out this new study out of Northwestern Medicine in Chicago on calibrating a woman’s heart rate.
June 15th, 2010
Between 1999-2007, the rate of Childhood Obesity in Vermont increased by 42 percent, according to the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. Kids need to move more and eat better- the question is how to make that happen.
1) Limit computer/ TV time
2) Introduce kid’s to healthy nutritious food
3) Keeps sweets out of the house
4) Hire a Personal Trainer to create a workout program for the kids.
5) Get the kid’s involved in some type of sport or group exercise program.
6) Parents need to demonstrate healthy habits
May 27th, 2010
The highlights of the article are:
1) Helmets reduce the risk of head injuries up to 88% and facial injuries by 65%
2) Low-priced helmets, as long as they have the meet the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. work just as well as high-priced ones.
3) Cheap helmets offer the same impact protection as high-cost helmets.
4) The helmet should fit snug and comfortable.
5) One fall per helmet. Helmets are lined with a polystyrene foam that will compress upon impact.
6) The materials in a helmet degrade over time, it is time to replace the helmet every five to seven years.
My comment- After reading this article-
1) I have had my current helmet for 6 years- time to trade it in for a new model…and now I know it does not have to be the top end modal to be functional and pricey as long as it has the C.P.S.C. federal approval.
2) No more recreational riding without my helmet. The risk is too great at 88% for some simple mishap to happen…I have a hard head but why try to prove it .
3) I will be a crusader for helmet safety.
Here is the link http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/22/health/22patient.html?emc=eta1