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  1. Train Your Brain With Exercise

    Anyone with a brain exercises these days, but did you know exercise can return the favor and train your brain? Not only is exercise smart for your heart and weight, but it can make you smarter and better at what you do. "I like to say that exercise is like taking a little Prozac or a little Ritalin

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  2. WebMD Fitness Rx Challenge: The Finish Line

    The finish line -- at last. Jeff Kibler and Stefanee Williams have been on a yearlong marathon to health and fitness, under the watchful eyes of WebMD Chief Medical Editor Michael Smith, MD, nutritionist Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD, and trainer Michael Lin and his staff. Before you look to see if th

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  3. Andy Garcia Loves Pilates

    Ocean's 13 star Andy Garcia is a committed family man -- he’s been married for nearly 25 years and has four children ranging in age from 23 to 5 -- and he’s just as devoted to maintaining his physical health. While it’s true that he has been photographed toking on the odd cigar, it might surprise yo

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  4. Beware of Recreational Water Illnesses

    First Jaws kept millions of Americans out of the water, and now some experts fear that the rapid increase of recreational water illnesses (RWI) may do the same thing. And they caution that with the soaring rates of childhood obesity, anything that prevents kids from getting regular exercise -- inclu

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  5. Best Ways to Get Buff Before a Wedding

    It used to be that getting ready to walk down the aisle meant finding the perfect dress, the best hair stylist, and the right makeup. But today's brides -- and their bridesmaids -- have added another "must do" before the "I dos": Getting in the best shape of their lives!   And it can have an effect

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  6. The Real-World Workout

    This functional fitness routine tightens and tones the muscles you use daily. What you'll need: One set of 3pound dumbbells, a yoga mat or carpeted floor, and a staircase or a small stepladder. Goal: Do two sets of 10 to 12 reps for each move. Reallife application: Balancing shopping bags in your ar

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  7. What's the Best Time to Exercise?

    Some people swear by a 6 a.m. jog to get their hearts racing and get them psyched up for the day. Others wouldn't dream of breaking a sweat before noon, preferring a walk around the neighborhood after dinner. But is any one time of day the best time to exercise? The truth is that there's no reliable

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  8. WebMD Checkup: James Blake

    You broke your neck playing tennis in Italy in 2004. Are you fully recovered, and what was your physical therapy regimen like? I'm fully recovered from my neck injury. The physical therapy regimen mainly consisted of rest. I wore a rigid plastic brace for three weeks, then a softer brace for four mo

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  9. WebMD Checkup: Jack La Lanne

    You had the first nationally syndicated exercise show on TV. What's been the biggest change in the U.S. attitude toward exercise since you became one of its first advocates? I had the first, modern health spa in the world --- 1936, can you believe that? I was the first one to have women working out

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  10. Fit for Office

    You know her now as the first female leader of the free world, a forceful physical presence who stands up to backstabbing senators while calmly dictating international policy. But actor Geena Davis, who is enjoying another flush of success at age 50 with her Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Preside

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