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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Review: The Bender Ball

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

  9. 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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  10. Fitness Vacations, With a Twist

    Vacations, that well-deserved time off to escape the everyday stresses of life, used to mean heading to some tropical paradise for much-needed R&R -- rum and relaxation. But these days, even advertisements for that most decadent recess -- a Caribbean cruise -- show nary an endless buffet or semi-dru

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