Health and Fitness
Black Friday has come and gone, and I have yet to purchase a single Christmas gift. This is nothing new, and I'm not panicking. Yet.
If you also have a lot of shopping to do and an athlete to buy for, you're in luck. I talked with several endurance athletes about what they hope to find under the tree and gift ideas for other athletes in their sports.
Here are their suggestions:
URBANA — Judy Havlicek doesn't let much slow her down. She runs 7-minute miles in marathons. But Achilles tendinitis has prevented her from running since this summer. So she walks, at a fast clip, for an hour every day.
"I try to do it every day," she says. "The weather is fine if you dress correctly."
We are a sleep-deprived nation.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 percent of adults report sleeping less than six hours a day, rather than the seven or eight hours recommended. And just 31 percent of high school students report getting at least eight hours of sleep on an average school night.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
They say sex sells, and ain't that the truth? Yet so many people shy away from discussing it in public. And seeking help when there's trouble in the bedroom? Yeah, right. Like any other aspect of health, we're quick to look for cure-alls.