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Ski Fitness

Find information on ski fitness, skiing fitness, ski training, ski exercises, skiing exercises, conditioning for skiing and more from SKI Magazine

Get Paid To Work Out With GymPact

Get Paid To Work Out With GymPact
Try these five ski-specific exercises that target multiple muscle groups. You'll get a full-body workout, plus you'll have the strength, endurance, balance and coordination you need to make every run count this season.
iPhone app charges you for every workout you skip and pays you for every one you don't.

Think you'll get to the gym every day this week? Willing to put your money where your mouth—and butt—is? A team of Harvard behavioral economists created an iPhone app that lets you do just that. Every week, you can use the GymPact app to log your workout commitment: how many days you'll visit the gym (or yoga studio or tennis court or swimming pool) and how much you'll pay if you flake out. The theory: The only thing harder to resist than a "Mad Men" marathon or happy hour at T.G.I. Fridays is cold hard cash.

Recent Study: Moderate Pot Smoking Has No Effect on Your Lungs

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Study concludes what potheads have always hoped: Marijuana in moderation won’t damage your lungs.

No, this isn’t The Onion. Or an ad from a marijuana advocacy group. The New York Times posted a controversial  story this week citing a large government study that found that regularly smoking pot—one joint a day—over a period of 20 years didn’t impair lung function. Researchers with the National Institutes of Health followed over 5,000 stoners, er, subjects, in four U.S. cities starting around the age of 25.

In Shape Yet?

In Shape Yet?
Fitness research
Have you already given up on your 2012 resolution to finally get fit this year? Here's some of the latest research that might motivate you to crank up your weekly workout. And we like where this is heading: Coffee, chocolate and beer might actually boost athletic performance.

The first week of 2012 is coming to an end, which means most of us abandoned our I’m-absolutely-going-to-get-in-shape-this-year resolution three days ago. Here’s a Year in Fitness wrap-up from one of our favorite fitness blogs, including a reminder on how exercise just might be the fountain of youth. But we—and you—already knew that.

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