ROOM BY ROOM: Home Sweat Home

The AMT 835 with Open Stride has a price tag of $9,395 for a model that’s exactly what would be found in a 24-Hour Fitness or other health club, with a footprint of just 3 feet by 7 feet. The do-it-all machine adapts instantly to the stride length of each new user within secondsa nd allows users to walk, run, climb and lunge, as well as use several sets of movable handlebars for weight training, all with a console that tracks all the users’ vitals.

“The main thing is balanced fitness. A lot of people think they only need cardio or only strength, but they need both,” Harwick said. “Balanced fitness is the key. Sometimes people think the strength side is so much harder that they need a trainer.”


A 4-ounce glass of white wine or session ale loads about 130 calories or so onto your day. But a sumptuous imperial stout? Tipping over 300 calories there

This photo provided by NSF International shows a blender and its blades in the gasket. In a 2013 household germ study, NSF International found Salmonella, E. coli, yeast and mold hidden in blender gaskets.  (AP Photo/NSF International)

Then, cleaning a few often-overlooked areas in the kitchen could offer additional protection from E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, yeast and mold, according to NSF International, a non-profit organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that has been promoting proper cleaning of kitchen tools and appliances since the 1940s. NSF International has put out recommendations on kitchen hot spots based on studies done in 2011 and again in 2013:

This undated photo provided by HARO shows a sidewalk with snow that is melted by snow removal cables. EasyHeat Sno Melter cables can either be attached via clips to your roof or strung through rebar and layered under hard surfaces like cement and asphalt to maintain a constant temperature above freezing. (AP Photo/HARO)

“We all get caught like this,” says Home Depot spokesman Dan White. “We know it’s coming, but we wait until the last minute to get ready. … If you’ve already got some of these things installed, they’re going to save you a lot of headaches.”


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