Special K cereal - Cure for Restless Leg Syndrome and More?

Over the past few years (and after thousands of bike and run miles), I've battled with a mild case of Restless Leg Syndrome. Typically for me, it presents at night, when I'm in bed and just dozing off. Suddenly, this difficult to describe tingling/spasm feeling pierces my leg around the knee causing a jerky, unconscious reflex of my entire leg. Only my right leg is affected.

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What are you reading right now?

Besides email!

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Easy Velib Bike Rentals in Paris

Now that Paris has gone live on AMT, we're excited to share some of the athletic-minded opportunities we discovered.

In July 2007, Paris began a public bike rental program ("Velib") that makes cruiser bikes available to anyone wanting to ride (see our photos). More than 20,000 bikes and 1,450 self-service stations are spread across the city.

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Our Favorite Things (i.e. Gift Ideas)

It's Christmas Season don't you know? Oprah has her "favorite things" and now it's time for AthleticMindedTraveler's Favorite Things. We don't plug products unless we truly use and enjoy them ourselves.

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If you drink coffee...

And you like to add "stuff" to it, keep reading. (However, if, like my dad, you take it black, most of this post will be meaningless to you--except possibly the tip on Vietnamese cinnamon.)

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Lucy to carry Athletic-Minded Traveler guidebook

We are doing flipturns and Warrior poses over the news that Lucy has agreed to carry the 2nd Edition of our best selling print travelguide, The Athletic-Minded Traveler.

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Great Sweat Songs

In the spirit of the Grammy Awards--what a fantastic show that was last Sunday night (no lip-synching, no gratuitous profanity/nudity, etc.)--we thought it would be fun to nominate a few of our favorite sweat tunes.

What makes a good workout song in our view? It must be motivating (slow tunes put us to sleep). It cannot be too long (6 minutes or more of any song is overkill). And, it has to be clean (profanity first thing in the a.m.

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Fact or Fiction: Vince Papale and Invincible

We rented and watched an entertaining movie this weekend, Invincible?a football flick based on the story of former Philadelphia Eagle, Vince Papale. It?s an inspirational, feel good movie portraying how an inexperienced 30-year old athlete overcame significant odds to make the 1976 Philly NFL franchise.

I?m always curious after watching a ?based on a true story? movie, how much truth there really was on the screen?

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The Ideal Hotel Gym

Since we're constantly on the prowl for the ideal hotel gym, people always ask us about our view of hotel fitness perfection. Accommodations such as the Houstonian, Four Seasons San Francisco, and Ritz Carlton Boston Common, are examples of a hotel gym "10".

What do they have?

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Mt. Everest Documentary on Discovery Channel

The television in our household doesn't turn on very often. Parts of football games, a PBS program or two, and a mindless sitcom each week is about the quota. The outdoor SoCal lifestyle certainly helps keep one from the indoor blahs. However, I am excited to see the premier of Discovery Channel's "Everest: Beyond the Limit."

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