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  1. Top 9 Fitness Myths -- Busted!

    It's easy to fall into the trap: A workout buddy passes along an exercise tip, and then you pass it on to several folks you know. Your kid’s coach gives you advice, and sure enough you hear the same thing from several other parents. So you figure it must be true. But experts say that in the world of

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  2. Expert Q and A: Kathy Smith’s Fitness Secrets

    Fitness icon Kathy Smith says these two questions are your key to losing weight, toning up, and getting healthy: What gets you going? And more importantly, what keeps you coming back for more? "Find a passion ... and attack it," says Smith, whose motto is "Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it." Smith, p

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  3. The Iron Man 2 Workout

    In Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. impressed audiences with a lean, mean, fighting-machine physique. As Tony Stark, an engineering genius with a penchant for women and adventure, the 5 feet 8 inch Downey weighed in at more than 170 pounds, with sinewy arms and rock-hard muscles that came from months of

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  4. Strains, Sprains, and Other Sports Injuries: 3 Questions

    If you engage in sports or a favorite workout at the gym, you have probably twisted an ankle or pulled a muscle at some point. In many cases, injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain sport -- runner's knee or tennis elbow, for example. Other types of injuries

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  5. Get Stronger and Leaner With Cross Training

    You've faithfully jogged three times a week for years, and think you're in pretty good shape. But when a less athletic friend suggests you go inline skating, you're shocked to discover you can't keep up. Perhaps you've mastered the elliptical machine, and regularly work out on it for 45 minutes at a

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  6. When Not to Exercise

    Exercise does the body good, but it's not always a good idea. Some aches and pains can make working out a definite no-no. Knowing when to work out or when to wait it out can be perplexing. “The key is to be able to listen to your body and the cues it is giving you and decide if exercise is right at

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  7. Figure Skater Rachael Flatt's Winning Ways

    Figure skater Rachael Flatt, 17, the reigning U.S. ladies' champion, is going for the gold at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. Flatt shared her strategies for fitness, nutrition, energy, and more in an email interview with WebMD. Typically, I have about 3-4 sessions per day.

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  8. Get Fit! Oprah’s Trainer Shows You How

    Fitness guru Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's longtime personal trainer, has been in the business 30 years. So he's heard the laundry list of excuses for not exercising and not eating right -- from the ''hectic schedule'' cop-out to "I have small children at home," and lots of others in between. Greene,

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  9. The 300 Workout: Can You Handle It?

    At the start of the movie 300, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) bids farewell to his beautiful wife, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) as he heads out to lead the Battle of Thermopylae. In it, 300 Spartans fought to their death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in 480 B.C. In the movie scene, Butler

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  10. New Rules for Football Concussions

    In late October, Philadelphia Eagles star running back Brian Westbrook suffered a concussion in a game against the Washington Redskins. He sat on the sidelines for two weeks, recovering -- but when he returned to play on Nov. 15 against the San Diego Chargers, Westbrook suffered yet another concussi

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