Sports & Recreation

Pre-Season Athletic Training Helps Prevent Injury for Skiers and Boarders

Pre-Season Athletic Training Helps Prevent Injury for Skiers and Boarders

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Falls account for 75 to 85 percent of all skiing injuries, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, and these injuries can have long-lasting effects.  Most common is damage to the knee. Fitness experts say proper conditioning can make the difference between a fun weekend on the slopes and one waylaid by injury.

Punk Rope in Maine!

Punk Rope in Maine!

 

Allison Kennie, who’s in her early 30s, was looking for something different to help her get back in shape after she had her daughter a few years ago. Friends suggested Punk Rope.

If you’ve never heard of Punk Rope, it’s kind of a cross between recess and boot camp. It was created by Tim Haft, a personal trainer and USA Track & Field Coach, and combines jump roping, play and music. Read more.

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

The Benefits of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease

A leading Parkinson’s disease specialist at Mayo Clinic says there is increasing evidence that ongoing vigorous exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Read more.

37 Pushups and Counting

37 Pushups and Counting

 

How many pushups can you do in 90 seconds? Cheryl Palmieri can do at least 37. That’s a huge accomplishment, because until a few years ago she had never done one. In her entire life. Read more.

 

Scarborough Downs Thinks Pink This Weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness

Scarborough Downs Thinks Pink This Weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness

Horse men and horse women at Scarborough Downs will be once again decorating the weekend’s race horses in pink ribbons in their manes and on their shoulders in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, as well as raising money for the Maine chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, on this, the final weekend of October.

WHERE: Scarborough Downs Race Track

Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28, 2012, during the races

Post time: 12:05 pm both days

Sunday 10/28 also features a Halloween costume parade and contest for the kids.