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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Fitness Boot Camps: Should You Enlist?

    The year Teri Smith turned 40, she decided it was time to tackle a nagging urge to get in shape. That's when she signed up for her first fitness boot camp class. "I didn’t have any energy and I could feel my age creeping up on me," says the Pembroke Pines., Fla., mother of two. Her weight had crept

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  4. The Benefits of Pilates

    "I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier." -- Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Runner or golfer, tennis player or new mom, chances are you've heard someone talking about the benefi

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  5. Stretching Exercises at Your Desk: 12 Simple Tips

    You may feel awkward doing stretching exercises at your desk. But right now, as you sit there at your computer, you are doing one of the worst things you can do to your body -- you're sitting still. And not only that, but the way you sit -- and type, and hold the phone -- may be wreaking havoc on yo

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  6. Review: The Bender Ball

    How well does the Bender Ball work for ab exercises? WebMD experts review the Bender Ball workout.

  7. 9 Common Gym Mistakes

    You’ve been going to the gym every week -- several times a week, in fact. You’ve taken classes, lifted weights, and sweated more than Muhammad Ali. But every time you climb on that scale, your weight stays the same. What’s with that? Isn’t working out the sure-fire way to lose extra pounds? Not if y

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  8. Great Summer Workouts

    Ah, summer! The great outdoors beckons with warm weather and longer days. Make the most of the season by turning your tired indoor fitness routine into creative outdoor workouts wherever you live or vacation. To get started, WebMD asked exercise physiologists to share their summer workout tips. Whet

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  9. Hydration: The Key to Exercise Success

    As a seasoned marathon runner, 36-year-old Jeri Salazar has her hydration needs down to a science. And well she should. In addition to being an executive at Disney, this Irvine, Calif., resident is also the Team in Training Marathon Coach for South Orange County and often preaches what she practices

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  10. 7 Most Effective Exercises

    Experts say there is no magic to exercise: You get out of it what you put in. That doesn't mean you have to work out for hours each day. It just means you need to work smart. That said, experts agree that not all exercises are created equal. Some are simply more efficient than others, whether they t

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