- Shape Magazine | Women Who Shine | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:50 AM EDT | Comments
by Alanna Nuñez for SHAPE.comIt looks like Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, and Jordyn Wieber might have some competition! The 57th Guinness Book of World Records was released on Friday, and among the winners was an 86-year-old German citizen named Johanna Quaas who won the title of oldest gymnast. Quaas practiced gymnastics as a child, but gave it up when she got married and had children. She later picked the sport back up later in life and competed in her first event at 57, according to the Daily Mail. In addition to gymnastics, she regularly practices yoga and runs.
All we have to say is, wow! Quaas just demonstrates that you're never too old to get healthy. In honor of Quaas, we rounded up some of our favorite fitness records. Here are five more inspirational fit women we love!
1. Ernestine Shepherd: There's almost no one in the world who's in better shape than Ernestine Shepherd. Named the world's oldest fem...Read More »
- Sarah D. Bunting | Healthy Living | Mon, Sep 17, 2012 1:20 PM EDT | Comments
... Cathy Rush has seen a lot change since she started coaching college basketball in 1970 -- and when it comes to kids getting too specialized in sports, she's not sure that's a good thing.Read More »
When Rush signed on as the women's hoops coach at Immaculata, PA's Immaculata College in 1970, she had "no budget"; her team practiced in a novitiate because the gym had burned down; and the uniform consisted of pleated wool jumpers, ironed white shirts, and bloomers.
Rush modernized the team and led the school to three straight national championships in 1972-4, upping the nation's interest in women's college hoops, and thanks to Title IX, a lot has changed since the early '70s – but Rush thinks that might be hurting kids who focus too much on a single sport, not just injury-wise but interpersonally as well.
Rush, who retired from coaching in 1977 and went into a family business running day and sports camps, addressed the St. Mary Health Expo in Falls, PA last weekend, and her keynote covered not just th
- Maggie Hendricks | Shutdown Corner | Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:22 AM EDT | Comments
Aaron Hernandez -- One of the New England Patriots' vaunted tight ends walked out of Gilette Stadium on crutches and in a walking boot after the team's shocking loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Blaine Gabbert -- The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback injured his left hamstring during a loss to the Houston Texans. He was injured in the first half, returned in the third quarter but left the game.
Jeremy Maclin -- After making a key block during the Philadelphia Eagles win over the Baltimore Ravens, Maclin left the game with a hip pointer. The wide receiver went into the game listed as questionable because of hip pain, and the injury was in the same area.
Steven Jackson -- After he drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for spiking a ball out of anger during the St. Louis Rams win, Jackson sat out the final three quarters of the game. The running back was not being held out for disciplinary reasons, but because of a groin pull.
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- Graham Watson | Dr. Saturday | Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:02 PM EDT | Comments
University presidents rarely do anything that fans would notice unless it involves hiring or firing a coach.
But Clemson University president James Barker made sure to change that perception over the weekend.
Yep, Barker did the 27 pushups and then ripped off the mascot head to reveal himself to the roar of the crowd.
Barker is a 65-year-old doing pushups in a hot mascot outfit on a moving platform. How many of you could do that? And those mascot uniforms can get a little ripe. I'm just sayin'.
Barker is now the most popular -- and probably the fittest -- university president in all of college football.
H/T to Lost Lettermen
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- Sarah D. Bunting | Healthy Living | Fri, Sep 14, 2012 12:49 PM EDT | Comments
underway at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, with 15-year-old Lydia Ko a member of the field.... The British Open is Read More »
Ko, who won the Canadian Open to become the LPGA's youngest winner ever, seemed excited for the challenge: "I have had an amazing summer, and I feel it can only get better." But as an ESPN-W piece by Lewine Mair points out, that kind of success at Ko's age may have its downside. Ko has admitted that she's had to forego typical teen activities in favor of golf and practice. Ko's not the only adolescent in the tournament, either – Lexi Thompson, who had held the record for youngest winner, is still just 17, the UK's Charley Hull 16 – and the presence of these prodigies does raise some questions as to how hard they're pushed, how fast, and whether players "getting better sooner" is worth it.
Previous "generations" of young golfers prioritized school and "regular" life. Today, young golfers like Ko may treat it more like a job – a full-time one that leaves less room in their schedu
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