Misty Bell

Take charge and do something

I will never try to convince you that a marathon runner is healthier than a 5k runner. An elite marathon runner will be out on the course running hard for more than 2 hours. An elite 5k runner will be out there less than 15 minutes. They each expend everything they have. The 5k athlete will recover quicker, but when they cross the line they are completely spent. The 5k athlete trains just as hard but ...

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Feeling lucky

“Mr. Clark, you’ve had a heart attack.” Whoa! Those aren’t words anyone looks forward to hearing from a doctor. It can’t be. I run 25 miles per week. It’s not fair. Fair? He was telling me and not my widow. Alright, I’ll settle. OK! It was not a heart attack. On Sunday night that is what they told me. That is what they thought. I had troponin in my blood. When that happens, they immediately treat it ...

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Sleep apnea problems discussed

Trucking industry leaders and sleep medicine professionals gathered to find solutions to deal with sleep apnea in trucking.

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Ferro: Many ways to cut fatigue in crashes

Administrator said reduced fatigue could be accomplished through research, programs, events, education, and targeted outreach and intervention.

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Making the most of it

Editor's note: Truckers News columnist and blogger Jeff Clark sent the following update by e-mail from his truck, stranded on I-40 west of Nashville on May 3, the day after severe flooding left multiple freeways and other roads closed and many truckers stranded.The e-mail was received around 10:15 a.m. Last night around 6 p.m. I stopped at Franklin, Ky. My run was from Cincinnati to Memphis. The word was out that I-40 was closed between Nashville ...

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Equality in exercise

Health problems like heart disease and diabetes don't discriminate based on gender.

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Friday Five: Common signs of sleep apnea

These symptoms may help you know if you should see your doctor.

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Excuses, excuses

It's funny and sad. For all my good intentions of getting in better shape and getting to the gym, actually getting there and doing it seems to fall to the wayside far too easily. I'm probably one of the world's biggest excuse makers, and I can come up with some doozies. "Oh, well, I can't go the gym after work, because the dogs will staaaaaarve if I don't go feed them right now." "It's raining, and I don't ...

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Running Naked

It’s not what you think. You are wearing clothes. People tend to get caught up in performance tracking. I ran 5 miles Tuesday in 45 minutes. Today I ran the same distance in 46 minutes. What’s wrong?  Nothing, but that type of thing can get frustrating. It may even cause you to give up. Of course it's fun to track improvement. But at 51 years old and 5 years of running there is just not ...

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Daily health tip: Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water can improve your mood and energy level.

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