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In its latest tests of athletic shoes, the August issue of Consumer Reports rated the Asics GEL 150TR as the top-performing shoe for both men and women. Both models topped the charts for excellence in cushioning and fit and rated “Very Good” for stability.

Athletic shoes are designed for a range of activities such as aerobics, weight training, light running and court games. Consumer Reports enlisted a group of 12 panelists to test a total of 20 pairs –10 men’s and 10 women’s - for cushioning, stability, fit, flexibility, breathability and weight. Testing took place over three months and panelists tested the shoes in a variety of activities from jogging and aerobics to weight lifting and kickboxing.

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Bicycling has many benefits including great exercise, getting to or maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing the risk of health problems.

“Bicycling has the ability to provide a great cardiovascular workout for children and adults without strain on joints such as the knees that can occur with jogging,” said Curt Gingrich, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., executive director, medical education at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.

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President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Menopause is a natural part of life for all women. But while the average woman in the US goes through menopause at age 51, some women become menopausal at a much younger age. An estimated 1–4 percent of US women have premature menopause, which can happen any time before age 40. 

Normally, the transition to menopause begins when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen and other hormones that regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. In the years leading up to menopause (peri-menopause), fewer eggs are released, and plummeting hormone levels lead to symptoms such as irregular periods, hot flashes, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, and moodiness. Official menopause occurs when a woman’s periods have stopped for one full year.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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