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Feb 27, 2012 Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here

QUOTE: After accusations of sexual impropriety with female students, John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world’s fastest-growing styles, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite period...Yoga teachers and how-to books seldom mention that the discipline began as a sex cult — an omission that leaves many practitioners open to libidinal surprise.

New York Times
May 24, 2010 For Children in Sports, a Breaking Point

QUOTE: Encouraged by parents and coaches, many with visions of glory and scholarships, too many young athletes are being pushed — or are pushing themselves — to the point of breaking down, physically and sometimes emotionally.

New York Times
Sep 02, 2009 No, the Treadmill Isn’t Also a Shoe Buffer

QUOTE: Should health club personnel give members unsolicited advice... or should they mind their own business?

New York Times
Aug 18, 2009 For Older Athletes, Drug Question Emerges

QUOTE: In a sport tarnished by doping scandals, the older athletes raise anew the question of what constitutes a natural body for people who are at an age when drugs are a part of life.

New York Times
Aug 09, 2009 Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

QUOTE: Whether because exercise makes us hungry or because we want to reward ourselves, many people eat more — and eat more junk food, like doughnuts — after going to the gym.

Time Magazine
Jul 20, 2009 S.C. case looks on child obesity as child abuse. But is it?

QUOTE: With childhood obesity on the rise across the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [Jerri] Gray's attorney says it could open the door to more criminal action against parents whose children have become dangerously overweight.

Jan 16, 2008 Baseball Is Challenged on Rise in Stimulant Use

QUOTE: ...the numbers [of major leaguers baseball players claiming therapeutic-use exemptions for attention deficit disorder] disclosed by Mr. Tierney suggest that other players are using attention deficit disorder as a means to use stimulants that are not available without a prescription and, since the beginning of the 2006 season, cannot be used by players without a medical exemption.

New York Times
Nov 01, 2007 Rule Jostles Runners Who Race to Their Own Tune

QUOTE: But for competitors who use music as a motivational tool while training and competing, the ban was frustrating, as if the race directors were forcing them to run barefoot.

New York Times
Sep 17, 2004 Seeking a Slim Victory, Drugmakers Press FDA: Pipeline Is Bulging With Diet Pills

QUOTE: Eyeing a potential gold mine in the global obesity epidemic, the pharmaceutical industry has launched a massive drive to develop new diet pills and an intense campaign to persuade the government to make it easier to get weight-loss drugs onto the market.

Washington Post
Jan 13, 2004 10 secrets of the weight-loss industry

QUOTE: Of the nearly 55 million Americans who will go on some kind of diet program, a slim percentage will successfully shed the weight and keep it off.
Aug 04, 2003 Obese People Are Taking Their Bias Claims to Court

QUOTE: "While the nation's fair-employment laws bar discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex or age, those laws generally do not prohibit employers from discriminating based on physical appearance..."

New York Times
Dec 03, 2002 Who Trained the Trainer? As Fitness Credentials Differ, So Do Knowledge And Safety.

QUOTE: ...the "certification" your trainer mentioned could mean nothing more than that he or she attended a one-day or weekend class in personal training...and may never have been tested on skills in a hands-on setting.

Washington Post
Sep 18, 2002 Bicycling: Fitness rage a result of a lack of courtesy

QUOTE: rage. Cyclists traveling eastbound and westbound often careen around the s-shaped section with arrogant abandon. Groups of runners advance around the corners en masse without considering the potential for other traffic.

Sacramento Bee
May 26, 2002 The Trials of Job Hunting Beyond a Certain Size

QUOTE: ...obese workers are slowly gaining protection against discrimination under many states' disability laws.

New York Times