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Got Crocs? Be careful on the escalator

From this article Got Crocs? Be careful on the escalator:

“At rail stations and shopping malls around the world, reports are popping up of people, particularly young children, getting their toes caught in escalators. The one common theme seems to be the clunky soft-soled clogs known by the name of the most popular brand, Crocs.”

And this:


Katrina Two Years Later

On August 27, 2005 I boarded up my house and my business, Ultimate Fitness, and then loaded up the car with three days worth of clothes and headed north. Two days later in New Orleans the 17th Street Canal broke. My home of four months situated three blocks from the canal was under water. My business, five blocks from where the waters stopped rising, suffered minimal damage.

Six weeks later I returned to New Orleans with no place to live, stuck with a mortgage payment, renovation payments, and working in a business that was showing a negative cash flow. I decided to try to keep the first business going and explore that option of opening a second business, Kelly Personal Training, in another city that did not flood. I spent months scouting out locations in various cities in the South and decided on Austin.


Excessive exercising may speed cardiac failure

From this MSNBC article Excessive exercising may speed cardiac failure:

“In experiments with rats, researchers found that excessive exercise worsened high blood pressure and progression to heart failure in rats with high blood pressure.’

And this:

“The study raises the possibility that “uncontrolled and excessive exercise” may negatively affect the heart in people with high blood pressure, potentially speeding the onset of heart failure, according to Sarma and Schulze."

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