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  1. Doing the Perfect Push-up

    While fitness fads may come and go as fast as their late-night infomercials, some types of exercise transcend trends. Among them is the push-up, which uses your own body weight along with gravity to tone and condition muscles. Some fitness experts have called the push-up the closest thing there is t

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  2. 6 Ways to Build a Better Body on a Budget

    Gym memberships, personal trainers, pricey equipment for the home gym -- all these expenses can make it tempting to use tough economic times as an excuse to avoid exercise. But the truth is you can build a better body on a budget. From simple workouts with no equipment to getting some of the benefit

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  3. The Basics: Stretch Your Fitness Limits

    We all know that aerobic exercise, strength training, and nutrition are three components of a balanced fitness regime. But there's another, just as important, component that's often overlooked: stretching. "It's the one area that is completely being neglected," says Michael Anthony George, a persona

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  4. 8 Fall Tips for Healthy Living

    A nip is in the air, as summer eases into the fall season. Football season starts, and so does school. The holidays are right around the corner. So is the flu season. To help keep you healthy over the next few months, we've got these tips: It's an all-American past-time -- the tailgate party! Tailga

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  5. Exercise for Energy: Workouts That Work

    There you are, sitting on the couch, remote in hand, thinking, "I should be exercising. If only I weren't too tired to get off the couch!" Indeed, fatigue is among the most common complaints doctors hear. But you might be surprised to learn that experts say one of the best antidotes to beating fatig

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  6. Your Exercise Routine: How Much Is Enough?

    In January 2005, the U.S. government released a new set of dietary guidelines essentially telling us that as Americans get bigger, so does the length of time we need to be physically active. While it's a little more involved than that, the guidelines from the Department of Agriculture and the Depart

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  7. Review: The Bowflex Home Gym

    How well does the Bowflex Home Gym work for bodybuilding and muscle strength? WebMD experts review the Bowflex Home Gym workout.

  8. Have You Hit a Fitness Plateau?

    Each month, WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, Sarah Null, 37, a stay-at-home mom in North Carolina, asked for help boosting her exercise and weight loss routine. Null is celebrating four years as a breast cancer

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  9. Water Tips for Efficient Exercise

    When trainer Amanda Carlson did a study on college football players preparing for a major NFL scouting event, she found that 98% of them were dehydrated at the beginning of their morning evaluation. “Your ability to perform athletically can decline with a very small amount of dehydration,” says Carl

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  10. No Time to Work Out? Get Fit in a Flash

    The idea of working out less and getting more out of it has undeniable appeal. After all, who wouldn't want to spend less time sweating and straining and more time doing more of whatever it is you like to do? The good news, experts say, is that not only is this possible, but one key to faster fitnes

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