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  1. 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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  2. The Truth About Heart Rate and Exercise

    If you're even a semi-serious exerciser, you've probably read or heard that it's a good idea to know your resting and maximum heart rates and to track your heart rate during workouts. Well, yes and no. Knowing how fast the heart is beating before, during, and after exercise can be helpful for some p

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  3. The Skinny Jeans Workout

    Many women have a love-hate relationship with their jeans -- especially their "skinny jeans." You might define your skinny jeans as that pair hanging in the back of the closet that fits only when you’re at your slimmest. Or you might think of them as the super-tight, hip-to-ankle style that’s been i

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  4. 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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  5. At-Home Workouts: 5 Essential Items for a Home Gym

    You love the idea of at-home workouts: being able to exercise on your own time, without even leaving the house. And you've finally made the commitment to build a home gym. But if you're like most folks, that's where the easy part ends. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the amazing array of fitness e

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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