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11/06/19 4:30pm

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Marathon Man. Islander Dr. Frank Adipietro running in the Nov. 3 New York City Marathon.

When Islander Dr. Frank Adipietro heard the gun go off in Staten Island Sunday, Nov. 3, he set out along with more than 50,000 people for his 38th New York City marathon.

“I’ve been in every one but the Sandy race, every one since 1981,” Dr. Adipietro said about his extraordinary streak. In 2012, the race was cancelled as the city recovered in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. (more…)

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09/10/19 4:30pm

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Some fitness classes promote “no sweat exercise” as a selling point while others want to convince participants that dripping with sweat is somehow magical.

However, the degree with which a person perspires has less to do with the efficacy of the exercise routine and more to do with the temperature of the environment and the body’s ability to cool itself. Sitting perfectly still in a sauna can produce buckets of sweat, whereas going for a run in a T-shirt in frigid temps might not result in any perspiration. (more…)