This article discusses serious amateur athletes with injuries considered career ending, from the New York Times:
When Repeat Injuries Can’t Dim an Athlete’s Passion
By GINA KOLATA
Published: August 16, 2010
I have to admire the dedication shown by these people. I also have to comment that constantly straining the body in a single way often does lead to injury. One of the major benefits of functional training is to help athletes avoid injury by building strength and stability outside the typical demands of their sport.
SPF on Your Plate: Researcher Connects the Mediterranean Diet With Skin Cancer Prevention
ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010)
This study shows that a antioxidant rich diet helps protect the skin from excessive sun. Sunlight enables our skin to make vitamin D, which is essential for health, and of course a nutritious diet has many other benefits. These things all go together...