Stories tagged fitness

An Australian study shows that the more TV you watch, the greater your risk for early death, especially from cancer or heart disease. In fact, every extra hour you spend in front of the tube per day (on average) increases your risk 11%. So, get off the couch and get some exercise!

Healthy Stone: No wonder Charlie Watts is the healthiest looking Rolling Stone. Drumming a 90-minute rock set is the equivalent of running a 10K race.
Healthy Stone: No wonder Charlie Watts is the healthiest looking Rolling Stone. Drumming a 90-minute rock set is the equivalent of running a 10K race.Courtesy Anonymous
Who knew that Todd Rundgren was a closet aerobics instructor? I'm sure you've heard his big hit...the one with the chorus that goes "I don't want to work; I just want to bang on the drum all day." It turns out, that aggressive drumming – like the activity a rock drummer undertakes in a 90-minute performance – can be the aerobic equivalent of running a 10K road race. Clem Burke, the long-time drummer of the new wave band Blondie, has been doing a study on himself and the physical energy he puts out in a concert. Want to learn more? Here's a news story on the study and here's Burke's own website of information the energy output of a rock drummer. Of course, if you've got that laid-back drumming style of Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones, your results will likely be a lot lower.