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Less is More in Latest Footwear Trends

Barefoot running, toning shoes among the top five footwear trends Presented by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. The  hottest footwear trends are leaning toward minimalism, according to an expert presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine‘s 15th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Matt Werd, D.P.M., FACSM identified the five hottest trends in athletic footwear: Barefoot running. Some runners believe running sans shoes forces a more natural running pattern. Research shows that barefoot runners do land more on the midfoot and forefoot versus shod runners; however, it is unclear which foot-landing pattern, if any, is best for avoiding injuries. Minimalist athletic shoes. These…


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Bike, Walk or TARC to Louisville’s Car-Free Happy Hour

Rain or shine, one night each month Louisville’s active transportation advocates get together for food and beverages wherever they can find enough bicycle parking. You should come, even if you need to drive. You’ll meet people from all walks of life. No pun intended. The thing we have in common is some measure of independence from automobiles. Come see. Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. Can you believe I posted this bit of shameless promotion from my phone! This is crazy for a guy who started out as a printer setting lead type by hand. By the way, folks, here’s…


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Life Is Grand (Again) for Hal Heiner

Congratulations are in order for Hal and Sheila Heiner as their third grandchild, Samuel Louis Keyes, arrived March 20, 2011. Weighing in at 7lb, 6oz and  20 inches long, Samuel was born under this year’s “Super Moon” at 3:24 a.m.–pretty much bringing the season of Spring with him– if not one of the most anticipated lunar tides in years. Big brothers Daniel (turning four in May) and Noah (celebrating his second birthday on April 16), are thrilled with the new addition to the family. Even though the new bundle who’s got friends and family humming the “My Three Sons” theme…


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Louisville Mayor announces expanded recycling options

You may share Virginia Forest’s experience with recycling. She found that most of the stuff she once threw in her garbage could be recycled – if only it would fit in that tiny orange recycling bin. Meanwhile, like many of us, Ms. Forest found that her big, black tub for garbage was going practically unused. Well, Virginia is the first resident in the 8th and 9th districts with a new solution to that problem, thanks to an expanded pilot program in The Green Triangle.


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ROI (Return on Investment): Health Enterprises Network Workshop

  By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Corporate Wellness in the 1990’s now called Employee/Worksite Wellness in 21st Century Before I started Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine in 1997, I taught employee wellness programs on weight management, cholesterol management, stress management and exercise at Anthem, Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, PNC Bank, Bank of Louisville, First National Bank, Citizens Fidelity Bank, Brown Foreman, Ford, and an assortment of smaller businesses. When the stock market dropped, many businesses cut their employee wellness programs as a result. At the time, very little data was collected on outcomes.  As a result, no one knew if the…


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Hard Part Starting For Fischer

I think the P.R. campaign waged by NPR is working. Today I answered phones for a couple of hours down at Louisville Public Media, and plenty of callers expressed anger that the funding for programming might be in danger.  LPM’s “Campaign for Independence” is about halfway to its $650K goal. And it got good news from D.C. today. Honeymoon Now Over: Greg Fischer’s celebrating 100 days in office, and pretty soon he’s going to have to start dealing with a tight budget and maybe actually have to cut some things, and he hasn’t ruled out jobs. I say get to…


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NYT “36 Hours” Scribe Washburn Talks Whiskey Row

One of the best nods to our little/big city by the river in print past was Michael Washburn’s “36 Hours in Louisville, Ky” published March 31, 2011 in the coveted Travel section of the New York Times. This pre-Derby buzz is only a taste of a life enriched by journalism and appreciation of literary culture for the Brooklyn resident.  The Louisville native, Atherton graduate  and former U of L student has thrived after transplanting in New York City. His work has appeared in Washington Post, NPR, The San Francisco Chronicle to name only a few prestigious forums.  The bright city…


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In Defense of Fast Trains

As a citizen of the most prosperous and powerful nation on earth, I can’t even get snail rail service from Louisville to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Nashville! Yet just about everyone I know gets absolutely giddy whenever the prospect of rail travel gets the least bit of discussion. It’s a fact that Main street America has been yearning for fast rail for decades. That we don’t take it seriously is a national disgrace.


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Cardinal Towne Campus Will Open on Schedule Despite Fire

A fire this afternoon at the Cardinal Towne Leasing Office, which resides near the development, will not affect the opening date of Cardinal Towne, scheduled for August 15, 2011.  The leasing office at 1806 South Third Street, located almost one block north of Cardinal Towne, sustained damage today. There were no injuries.  This event will not affect ongoing Cardinal Towne campus construction. “This was due to a contractor error while performing welding duties on the Cardinal Towne leasing office itself, and is no reflection on our quality control, or construction procedures.  The contractor is taking full responsibility for the damage…


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UConn Win Good for Louisville?

I was glad to be bowling at Ten Pin Lanes last night rather than watching that brick-fest between Connecticut and Butler. I was pulling for the Bulldogs, though it set up something positive for U of L fans to discuss until October. The Cards’ record against the champion Huskies (2-1) vs. UK’s (0-2). And U of L beat Butler. Then there’s the fact that for all the heat the Big East took as 10 of its 11 NCAA Tournament teams got beat, the only team standing at the end was the 9th best team in the league. Expect those arguments…