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Sept. 2, 2009
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USA Swimming's 2009-2010 National Team Roster Announced
from the Examiner
USA Swimming released its 2009-2010 National Team roster on August 26, 2009. This list is made up of 110 swimmers; the top six swimmers in each Olympic event swum in 2009. Qualifying meets included the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, the U.S. Open, World University Games and FINA World Championships. More    E-mail article

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Resistance Training is Important for Weight Loss
from the Examiner
Are you a cardio junkie? Do you keep promising yourself that you're going to work out with weights but jump onto your cardio machine or into your favorite aerobics class out of pure habit? If this sounds like you, and you're wondering how to boost your weight lose efforts, read on! It is beneficial and down right crucial to incorporate weight bearing exercises into your fitness routine a minimum of 2 times per week. More    E-mail article

Dara Torres Eyes One More Olympics
from the Times of Malta
Olympic swimming hero Dara Torres pauses as she stares at a tiny puddle of water that has splashed out of the pool. The inspirational 42-year-old Floridian badly wants to compete at the London Olympics in 2012 but ponders the potential deal-breakers - her age, her health and her devotion to her three-year-old daughter Tessa. More    E-mail article

Fruit Is Even Better for You Than Previously Thought
from Science Daily
An international team of scientists has found that the polyphenol content of fruits has been underestimated. More    E-mail article

Hydration Important While Exercising
from the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Dehydration is a common problem among athletes and can potentially be a life-threatening situation. With the fall school sports seasons once again underway, it is important to understand how to stay adequately hydrated to prevent dehydration and to optimize performance levels. More    E-mail article

Ricky Berens Looks Forward to the College Season
UT senior swimmer Ricky Berens reflects on the experiences he shared with his Texas teammates and American compatriots at the FINA World Championships held earlier this summer in Rome. Berens discusses his journey to another gold medal and its impact on the upcoming college swimming season. More    E-mail article

Young Women Consistently Exercise Less Than Young Men, Study Finds
from Science Daily
Despite mounting public health concerns about obesity and persistent social pressures dictating that slim is beautiful, young women in their '20s consistently exercise less than young men. More    E-mail article

Daylight Could Help Control Our Weight
from Science Daily
Exciting research into Brown adipose tissue (BAT) — brown fat, which is found in abundance in hibernating animals and newborn babies — could lead to new ways of preventing obesity. More    E-mail article

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