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Archive for Thursday, August 22, 2002

Well being

August 22, 2002

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Do you have room for a home gym?

Use these guidelines to determine approximately how much room you'll need:

Treadmills, 30 square feet

Single-station gym, 35 square feet

Free weights, 20-50 square feet

Bikes, 10 square feet

Rowing machines, 20 square feet

Stair climbers, 10-20 square feet

Ski machines, 25 square feet

Multi-station gym, 50-200 square feet

Be aware of allergies

Food-induced anaphylaxis a condition that causes the throat to swell is thought to cause about 30,000 trips to the emergency room every year; between 150 and 200 people die each year because of severe allergic reactions to food.

People with severe food allergies have to carry an Epi-Pen with them at all times the self-administered injection could save the person's life.

For more information, visit www.foodallergy.org

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