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October 28, 2011

 

treadmill

Why Do I Feel Strange When I Get Off A Treadmill?

After a session on a treadmill you might have noticed that when you get off the machine you feel like you are walking much faster than you really are.

July 8, 2009

 

Treadmill Sensation

A Treadmill For The Mind

You've been on a treadmill for a while and then suddenly step off. Why do you feel like you're moving much faster than you think you should be?

January 5, 2009

 

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Drumming for Fitness

Did you know that during a rock show, the drummer's heart rate can get as high as 179 beats per minute? That's in the same range as professional athletes.

December 6, 2005

 

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How To Count Calories: Net Vs. Total

So exactly how many calories do you burn in a day?

September 29, 2005

 

I Run to Suck Your Blood

As you know, bats are the only flying mammals, and, as their bodies became increasingly specialized for flight over the course of evolution, most species lost the ability to walk. Only a couple of exceptions are known, including a species of bat that lives in New Zealand and the common vampire bat of South and Central America. While other bats can only shuffle, these bats use their wings as forelimbs, so they can walk around like any other four-legged animals. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A Treadmill for the Mind

These days, lots of people get their exercise at gyms and health clubs, oftentimes by walking or running on treadmills–that is to say, running without going anywhere. If you’ve ever been on a treadmill for some time and then suddenly stepped off it, you’ve probably experienced the weird sensation that you are suddenly moving much faster than you think you should be.

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