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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hope for ALS patients

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Steve Gleason has worked hard to make people aware of ALS and to raise money for research. - CHERYL GERBER
  • Cheryl Gerber
  • Steve Gleason has worked hard to make people aware of ALS and to raise money for research.
Researchers have found a naturally occurring protein that could open a pathway for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

A research paper written by J. Gavin Daigle, a doctoral candidate at the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies, was published this month in the online journal Acta  Neurpathologica.

Pur-alpha, a protein that is present in neuron cells, could hold the key to slowing neurodegeneration in patients with ALS, the paper concluded.
ALS disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that signal and control muscles. When those neuron cells die, the brain no longer can communicate or control muscles. Patients lose their ability to move, speak and sometimes swallow or breathe. There is no cure. 



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Monday, January 25, 2016

The New Orleans Exercist: King cake fitness

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 5:11 PM

click image Eat a colorful diet to achieve health benefits. - FLICKR USER CARMICHAELLIBRARY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • FLICKR USER CARMICHAELLIBRARY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
  • Eat a colorful diet to achieve health benefits.

New Orleanians understand priorities, which is why there is not one but three fitness events themed around king cake this weekend. Mardi Gras is all about balance — on top of a parade ladder, a Clydesdale or whatever else your drunk ass shouldn’t have climbed. Be careful up there:

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Monday, January 18, 2016

The New Orleans Exercist visits OrangeTheory Fitness

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM

Personal motivations in front of the rowing machines at OrangeTheory: "Wine. More wine. Cheeseburgers," "Vacation" and "Ex-boyfriends!" - ANNA GACA
  • ANNA GACA
  • Personal motivations in front of the rowing machines at OrangeTheory: "Wine. More wine. Cheeseburgers," "Vacation" and "Ex-boyfriends!"

“OrangeTheory is the workout of strivers,” The New York Times declared this month. The “group personal training” chain combines cardio, weights and plyometrics in a one-hour class and is expanding faster than juice bars in 2012.

I showed up at New Orleans’ newly opened OrangeTheory Fitness (4141 Bienville St., 504-408-2602; www.orangetheoryfitness.com) at 7 a.m. on a Sunday. Folks, I am a striver.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

The New Orleans Exercist: Hip check

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:22 PM

Another way to release your wiggle. - THINKSTOCK
  • THINKSTOCK
  • Another way to release your wiggle.

Remember 2015, when wellness goals were fun and aspirational because no one had to start until next week? Reality check: they still are. Don’t miss the walk for the step count, people. If your healthy new routine (or lack thereof) has you feeling stuck in a rut already, it’s time to try something new. I got you:

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Monday, January 4, 2016

The New Orleans Exercist: New Year's Week

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 5:14 PM

click image Dancing Grounds rings in the new year with a round of $5 classes. - COURTESY DANCING GROUNDS
  • COURTESY DANCING GROUNDS
  • Dancing Grounds rings in the new year with a round of $5 classes.

What do knights wear to work out? Under Armour. (Sorry.) Learn to be a literal weekend warrior with medieval fighting club Ordo Procinctus on Sunday (Jan. 10). If your tastes are more contemporary, there are barre activities, free swimming and a distance race this week. 'Tis the season for January specials:

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Monday, December 28, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist: Ye-ah!

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 5:39 PM

click image Bottoms up to 2016. - COURTESY FRANCO'S ATHLETIC CLUB VIA FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY FRANCO'S ATHLETIC CLUB VIA FACEBOOK
  • Bottoms up to 2016.

Here is my New Year’s resolution advice to you: forget about Jan. 1 and work out today. You’re ahead of the curve, baby! Now take a deep breath and enjoy a moment of calm before the New Year’s resolution crowd descends on your favorite gym, club, studio, box, bike path, desolate snowy mountaintop, etc.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist: Don’t hibernate yet

Posted By on Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 5:27 PM

#FinishStrong in 2015 at one of the year's last road races on Saturday, Dec. 19. - COURTESY NEW ORLEANS TRACK CLUB
  • COURTESY NEW ORLEANS TRACK CLUB
  • #FinishStrong in 2015 at one of the year's last road races on Saturday, Dec. 19.

'Twas the week before Christmas, and not a creature was stirring without logging it on their fitness tracker. Each week, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy, but fewer of them this week than usual:

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist: Hoof it

Posted By on Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

click image Keep fur out of your face with a chic set of antlers this holiday season. - KITTY TERWOLBECK/FLICKR
  • KITTY TERWOLBECK/FLICKR
  • Keep fur out of your face with a chic set of antlers this holiday season.

Sometimes you promise to work out today and don’t make it until tomorrow. Sometimes you set your alarm to wake up for a run at 7 a.m. and don’t put pants on until after lunch. And sometimes your Monday fitness column is published on Wednesday. We roll with it, friends. We persevere. The second best time is now. Each week, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy:

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Monday, November 16, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist: Little hikes + City Surf

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Hike It Baby organizes hikes for the very, very new to fitness and their parents. - COURTESY HIKE IT BABY
  • COURTESY HIKE IT BABY
  • Hike It Baby organizes hikes for the very, very new to fitness and their parents.

Each week, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. Winter is coming, so now might be a great time to try surfing. I’m not kidding, but Hike It Baby is — they organize free hikes for people with little kids. And if you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out the New Orleans Boulder Lounge, Tuesday’s charity climb could be just the ticket.


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Monday, November 9, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist: How to master a new sport without even trying

Posted By on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 5:20 PM

click image How many ruckers would a rucker ruck at the seashore? - COURTESY GORUCK
  • COURTESY GORUCK
  • How many ruckers would a rucker ruck at the seashore?

Each week, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. You may never have heard of “rucking” before, but you’ve almost certainly tried it. This week, you can become a champion! Plus, a table tennis tournament and a fun hangout to help the whole family learn to bike safely.

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