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  1. Health Tip: Exercise to Beat the Blues

    Whether you've got the blues or major depression, the sweating and heart pounding from exercise can have real benefits. An exercise program can produce a real decline in depression similar to that seen in antidepressant medications, Irving Kirsch, PhD, tells WebMD. It's no replacement for treatment

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  2. 6 Tips for Flat Abs

    Like the quest for the Holy Grail, most of us are always on a mission to improve our abs. For a while, people coveted the washboard abs gracing runways, the pages of fashion magazines, and billboards in Times Square. Now everyone is after Beyonce's flat, tight stomach. So what does it take to get th

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  3. Easy Ways to Exercise at Home or Work

    You know you should do it: Get off the bus a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way to the office, or park your car at the far edge of the mall parking lot. But can this kind of everyday activity really be considered exercise? Can taking the stairs instead of the elevator really make you hea

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  4. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Exercise

    We asked exercise physiologist Will Drexler to tackle your most common questions about fitness. Q: How accurate are the calorie-burning counters on cardio machines? A: Not very. They tend to overestimate calorie burn by a fair amount — up to 30 percent, depending on the machine. Stationary bikes, tr

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  5. Fit and 40-Plus

    In your 40s and beyond, fitness tends to take on a new shape. Exercise routines you once found merely challenging may become painful or even impossible by the time you're 40, 50, or 60. It doesn't matter whether you're male or female, a kickboxer or a mall walker -- sooner or later, age will have an

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  6. 10 Tips for Fall Fitness

    How many New Year's Eves have you spent sipping champagne and vowing to get more fit in the coming year? And how many times have you failed to follow through? "December 31 over a drink is too late to set goals and make promises," says Justin Price, owner of The Biomechanics, a personal training and

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  7. Tips for Happy Holiday Hearts

    Late work nights, missed workouts, party chatter, loneliness all make the holidays a stressful time. But no need to dread the holiday season! We've got simple tips to help gladden that holiday heart. First rule: Don't dive into the Godiva. While it may taste great, exercise is the best de-stressor t

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  8. What to Drink When You Exercise

    We all know that when we work out, it's important to stay hydrated. WebMD looks at what to drink when you exercise.

  9. How to Exercise in the Hot Weather

    By Alison Stuart When the temperature's high, motivation can be low. Plus, you have the excuse that exerting yourself might be dangerous! Sorry, pal, but you can still walk, jog, or bike without suffering sunstroke. Just take these precautions: - DRINK UP BEFORE YOU'RE THIRSTY Once you start craving

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  10. Tips for a Happy Camper

    Ahh, the peace and tranquility of camping in the great outdoors. There's nothing like it. The fresh air, the sounds of nature, the clean water, and sleeping under a blanket of stars. Oh, wait -- don't forget the bugs, the risk of getting lost in thousands of acres of uninhabited forest, hungry bears

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