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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Sports Bras

    Q: Does wearing a sports bra while exercising keep your breasts from sagging? A: It might seem as though the bouncing during a high-impact workout would stretch breast skin and tissue, but the idea that a sports bra will prevent your breasts from sagging is FALSE. "Breasts sag for several reasons, i

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  5. Fitness Guidelines

    Q: I've seen so many competing exercise guidelines. How do I know which one is right? A: The many exercise guidelines released by various organizations are confusing, but luckily, these groups have combined forces, so now there are just two main approaches to fitness -- just in time to squeeze them

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  6. The Obamas: First Couple of Fitness

    The Obamas are making history, not just as the first African-American president and first lady, but perhaps also as the fittest first couple ever. That role model, in turn, may inspire millions of sedentary Americans to get moving, exercise and preventive health experts hope. Both the new president

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  7. 10 Minutes to Burn Calories

    Quick, easy exercises that will help you get in shape in just 10 minutes a day.

  8. Exercise to Lose Weight

    If someone told you right now what the absolute best exercise to lose weight was, would you do it? You might when you read this. Drum roll, please! The best exercise to lose weight is: "the exercise you'll do," says Timothy Church, MD, MPH, PhD, a professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center i

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  9. 10 Ways to Burn Off Holiday Calories

    Sage butter-basted turkey. Hazelnut praline and chocolate chunk torte. White cheddar and red pepper biscuits. Does it seem like just reading the names of your favorite holiday fare causes the pounds to arrive like unwelcome gifts? Even with the best intentions, the holidays cause many of us to eat a

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  10. Your Holiday Fitness Program

    You're busy, you're stressed, it's chilly out … so why not just take a break from your fitness program until the New Year? Sure, you can always come up with an excuse not to exercise. But slacking off on your fitness program during the holidays will only leave you with more pounds -- and more stress

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